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HAIRSTYLIST/SALON OWNER, IN-DEPTH: Everybody Needs To Get Their Hair Done

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Betty goes in-depth about her job as a hairstylist and salon owner.
She shares what she likes most about her job and what she finds most challenging. Betty also shares what key step she took to become a hairstylist, which was to get into an adult school offering the course, for free, as soon as she turned 18.

Degree: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Job Title: Hairstylist/Salon Owner

Job Summary: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Job Description

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.

On-the-Job Training

None

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$10,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Cosmetology
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m='10850'>factor.</span> <span m='11430'>And then</span> <span m='11730'>you get</span> <span m='11890'>to</span> <span m='11990'>build</span> <span m='12180'>these</span> <span m='12320'>relationships</span> <span m='12990'>with</span> <span m='13270'>all</span> <span m='13490'>kinds</span> <span m='13800'>of</span> <span m='13870'>people</span> <span m='14630'>that</span> <span m='14770'>you</span> <span m='14900'>might</span> <span m='15160'>not</span> <span m='15370'>ever</span> <span m='15670'>come</span> <span m='15850'>in</span> <span m='15920'>contact</span> <span m='16420'>with.</span> <span m='16700'>So</span> <span m='16860'>that's</span> <span m='17420'>an</span> <span m='17680'>extra</span> <span m='18190'>plus.</span> </p><p><span m='18830'>Another</span> <span m='19080'>thing</span> <span m='19300'>about</span> <span m='19550'>doing</span> <span m='19740'>hair</span> <span m='20040'>is</span> <span m='20190'>you</span> <span m='20300'>don't</span> <span m='20770'>take</span> <span m='20960'>your</span> <span m='21070'>work</span> <span m='21320'>home.</span> <span m='21870'>So</span> <span m='22100'>once</span> <span m='22600'>the</span> <span m='22730'>job</span> <span m='23080'>is</span> <span m='23240'>done,</span> <span m='24060'>you</span> <span m='24290'>leave.</span> <span m='24860'>And</span> <span m='25170'>you</span> <span m='25240'>don't</span> <span m='25440'>have</span> <span m='25630'>to</span> <span m='25720'>do</span> <span m='26740'>work</span> <span m='27030'>at</span> <span m='27100'>home</span> <span m='27720'>unless</span> <span m='27990'>you're</span> <span m='28060'>doing</span> <span m='28200'>your</span> <span m='28360'>taxes</span> <span m='28750'>of</span> <span m='28880'>course.</span> <span m='29380'>But</span> <span m='30220'>you</span> <span m='30400'>don't</span> <span m='30560'>have</span> <span m='30720'>to</span> <span m='30850'>take</span> <span m='31030'>that</span> <span m='31210'>physical</span> <span m='31610'>element</span> <span m='31990'>home</span> <span m='32430'>every</span> <span m='32659'>day.</span> <span m='33395'>And</span> <span m='33690'>it's</span> <span m='34000'>fun.</span> <span m='34480'>And</span> <span m='34900'>people</span> <span m='35230'>love</span> <span m='35430'>you.</span> <span m='35990'>And</span> <span m='36410'>sometimes,</span> <span m='36790'>you</span> <span m='36860'>have</span> <span m='36980'>a</span> <span m='37020'>bad</span> <span m='37210'>experience.</span> <span m='37910'>But</span> <span m='38740'>once</span> <span m='38950'>you</span> <span m='39010'>get</span> <span m='39210'>past</span> <span m='39510'>those</span> <span m='39850'>a</span> <span m='40100'>few</span> <span m='40270'>times,</span> <span m='40750'>that's</span> <span m='41030'>not</span> <span m='41180'>a</span> <span m='41210'>big</span> <span m='41390'>deal</span> <span m='41640'>anymore.</span> </p><p><span m='42430'>Most</span> <span m='42690'>challenging</span> <span m='43320'>is</span> <span m='44090'>there,</span> <span m='44340'>again,</span> <span m='44640'>is</span> <span m='44740'>a</span> <span m='44790'>lot</span> <span m='44950'>of</span> <span m='45010'>personalities</span> <span m='45790'>out</span> <span m='46060'>there.</span> <span m='46350'>And</span> <span m='46570'>you</span> <span m='46690'>don't</span> <span m='46900'>always</span> <span m='47160'>connect</span> <span m='47530'>with</span> <span m='47660'>every</span> <span m='47890'>person.</span> <span m='48840'>And</span> <span m='49100'>sometimes,</span> <span m='49670'>it's</span> <span m='49850'>not</span> <span m='50230'>about</span> <span m='50660'>the</span> <span m='50720'>hair.</span> <span m='51210'>So</span> <span m='51420'>when</span> <span m='51550'>you're</span> <span m='51700'>sitting</span> <span m='51980'>down</span> <span m='52740'>giving</span> <span m='52950'>a</span> <span m='53030'>consultation</span> <span m='53660'>with</span> <span m='53780'>somebody,</span> <span m='55150'>when</span> <span m='55340'>you</span> <span m='55410'>haven't</span> <span m='55500'>done</span> <span m='55800'>it</span> <span m='55920'>long</span> <span m='56170'>enough,</span> <span m='56410'>you</span> <span m='56530'>realize,</span> <span m='57420'>maybe</span> <span m='57690'>you</span> <span m='57780'>might</span> <span m='57980'>not</span> <span m='58120'>make</span> <span m='58280'>this</span> <span m='58420'>person</span> <span m='58730'>happy.</span> <span m='59700'>So</span> <span m='60320'>if</span> <span m='60550'>you</span> <span m='60670'>can't</span> <span m='60960'>make</span> <span m='61190'>somebody</span> <span m='61430'>happy,</span> <span m='61890'>you just</span> <span m='62050'>can't</span> <span m='62340'>take</span> <span m='62520'>it</span> <span m='62670'>to heart.</span> <span m='63060'>And</span> <span m='63180'>that's</span> <span m='63320'>one of</span> <span m='63500'>the</span> <span m='63580'>biggest</span> <span m='63920'>challenges.</span> </p><p><span m='65080'>And</span> <span m='65730'>another</span> <span m='66130'>challenge</span> <span m='66780'>would</span> <span m='66980'>be</span> <span m='67370'>in</span> <span m='67710'>the</span> <span m='67780'>beginning</span> <span m='68470'>phases</span> <span m='69360'>of</span> <span m='69980'>this</span> <span m='70100'>career</span> <span m='70520'>path,</span> <span m='70800'>it is</span> <span m='71150'>hard.</span> <span m='71780'>And</span> <span m='71940'>you</span> <span m='72050'>have</span> <span m='72350'>to</span> <span m='72610'>just</span> <span m='72930'>know</span> <span m='73120'>that</span> <span m='73210'>you're</span> <span m='73300'>going</span> <span m='73410'>to</span> <span m='73450'>make</span> <span m='73660'>mistakes.</span> <span m='74400'>So</span> <span m='75280'>a</span> <span m='75350'>lot</span> <span m='75500'>of</span> <span m='75570'>those</span> <span m='76190'>challenges</span> <span m='76750'>you</span> <span m='76840'>have</span> <span m='77030'>early</span> <span m='77320'>on,</span> <span m='77860'>they</span> <span m='78000'>phase</span> <span m='78320'>out</span> <span m='78550'>over</span> <span m='78740'>time.</span> <span m='80160'>And</span> <span m='80450'>so</span> <span m='80570'>later</span> <span m='80860'>on</span> <span m='80990'>it</span> <span m='81040'>gets</span> <span m='81320'>so</span> <span m='81470'>much</span> <span m='81700'>easier,</span> <span m='82220'>because</span> <span m='82640'>you</span> <span m='82750'>just</span> <span m='83040'>know</span> <span m='84040'>what</span> <span m='84820'>you</span> <span m='84950'>need</span> <span m='85160'>to</span> <span m='85250'>do.</span> <span m='85770'>And</span> <span m='85850'>you</span> <span m='85950'>have</span> <span m='86300'>enough</span> <span m='86500'>experience</span> <span m='87170'>with</span> <span m='87340'>people</span> <span m='87670'>to</span> <span m='88520'>read</span> <span m='88630'>personalities.</span> <span m='89630'>So it</span> <span m='89840'>gets</span> <span m='90260'>easier.</span> <span m='90850'>But</span> <span m='91000'>the</span> <span m='91050'>beginning,</span> <span m='92160'>it</span> <span m='92330'>can</span> <span m='92470'>be</span> <span m='92590'>hard</span> <span m='92930'>learning.</span> </p><p><span m='94090'>One</span> <span m='94310'>of the</span> <span m='94440'>key</span> <span m='94790'>steps</span> <span m='95170'>I</span> <span m='95270'>took</span> <span m='95700'>was</span> <span m='96600'>I</span> <span m='96940'>didn't</span> <span m='97220'>follow a</span> <span m='97545'>typical</span> <span m='97870'>path.</span> <span m='98650'>I</span> <span m='98790'>knew</span> <span m='99040'>very</span> <span m='99400'>early</span> <span m='99670'>on</span> <span m='99900'>I</span> <span m='99950'>wanted</span> <span m='100310'>to</span> <span m='100380'>do</span> <span m='100530'>hair.</span> <span m='100930'>I</span> <span m='100980'>told</span> <span m='101240'>my</span> <span m='101690'>parents</span> <span m='102200'>when</span> <span m='102330'>I</span> <span m='102410'>was</span> <span m='102800'>15,</span> <span m='103430'>I'm</span> <span m='103640'>doing</span> <span m='103900'>hair.</span> <span m='104660'>And</span> <span m='104810'>by</span> <span m='104910'>the</span> <span m='104950'>time</span> <span m='105180'>I</span> <span m='105230'>was</span> <span m='105350'>17,</span> <span m='106180'>I</span> <span m='106380'>decided</span> <span m='107060'>I</span> <span m='107130'>didn't</span> <span m='107300'>want</span> <span m='107420'>to</span> <span m='107470'>finish</span> <span m='107760'>high</span> <span m='107870'>school,</span> <span m='108230'>but</span> <span m='108290'>I</span> <span m='108310'>wanted</span> <span m='108610'>to just</span> <span m='108810'>get</span> <span m='109070'>right</span> <span m='109270'>into</span> <span m='109440'>beauty</span> <span m='109690'>school.</span> <span m='110330'>I</span> <span m='110380'>went</span> <span m='110540'>to an</span> <span m='110650'>adult</span> <span m='111010'>school</span> <span m='111400'>and</span> <span m='111520'>it was</span> <span m='111670'>free.</span> </p><p><span m='112780'>And</span> <span m='113640'>I</span> <span m='113730'>just</span> <span m='113920'>signed</span> <span m='114470'>up,</span> <span m='114760'>and</span> <span m='115210'>when</span> <span m='115380'>I</span> <span m='115530'>turned</span> <span m='115810'>18,</span> <span m='116520'>they</span> <span m='117110'>put</span> <span m='117340'>me in</span> <span m='117390'>the</span> <span m='117470'>program.</span> <span m='117920'>I had</span> <span m='118030'>to</span> <span m='118090'>wait</span> <span m='118280'>until</span> <span m='118410'>the</span> <span m='118510'>day</span> <span m='118740'>I</span> <span m='118780'>turned</span> <span m='119060'>18,</span> <span m='119470'>and</span> <span m='119580'>I</span> <span m='119660'>did.</span> <span m='119970'>It</span> <span m='120010'>was</span> <span m='120350'>the</span> <span m='120670'>day I</span> <span m='121130'>turned</span> <span m='121520'>18</span> <span m='121780'>that</span> <span m='121910'>I</span> <span m='122060'>actually</span> <span m='122340'>went</span> <span m='122490'>to</span> <span m='122610'>beauty</span> <span m='122870'>school.</span> <span m='123570'>And</span> <span m='123970'>then</span> <span m='124380'>I</span> <span m='124470'>did</span> <span m='124760'>go</span> <span m='125050'>and</span> <span m='125170'>I</span> <span m='125240'>finished</span> <span m='125740'>my</span> <span m='125840'>high</span> <span m='125970'>school</span> <span m='126210'>degree</span> <span m='127020'>after</span> <span m='127430'>I</span> <span m='127460'>was</span> <span m='127620'>working.</span> <span m='129070'>So</span> <span m='129440'>I</span> <span m='129580'>do</span> <span m='129699'>feel</span> <span m='130120'>confident</span> <span m='130770'>that</span> <span m='130930'>I</span> <span m='131480'>did</span> <span m='131610'>accomplish</span> <span m='132140'>that</span> <span m='132400'>as</span> <span m='132520'>well.</span> <span m='133170'>But</span> <span m='133930'>I</span> <span m='134000'>just</span> <span m='134160'>wanted</span> <span m='134390'>to jump</span> <span m='134570'>right in.</span> </p><p><span m='135300'>Everybody</span> <span m='136110'>needs</span> <span m='136340'>their</span> <span m='136500'>hair</span> <span m='136740'>done.</span> <span m='137350'>And</span> <span m='137630'>so</span> <span m='138040'>I</span> <span m='138150'>feel</span> <span m='138580'>that</span> <span m='139230'>you</span> <span m='139400'>can</span> <span m='139590'>find</span> <span m='139820'>a</span> <span m='139880'>job</span> <span m='140330'>anywhere.</span> <span m='141430'>It</span> <span m='141740'>depends</span> <span m='142120'>on</span> <span m='142230'>what</span> <span m='142500'>degree</span> <span m='143160'>of</span> <span m='143300'>success</span> <span m='143930'>you</span> <span m='144070'>want,</span> <span m='144430'>and</span> <span m='144600'>what</span> <span m='144750'>kind</span> <span m='144910'>of</span> <span m='144990'>professionalism</span> <span m='145930'>you</span> <span m='146030'>want.</span> <span m='146700'>You</span> <span m='146800'>can</span> <span m='147130'>go</span> <span m='147290'>to</span> <span m='147500'>Super</span> <span m='147770'>Cuts</span> <span m='148220'>and</span> <span m='148350'>charge</span> <span m='148810'>$12,</span> <span m='149970'>and</span> <span m='150130'>not</span> <span m='150640'>take</span> <span m='150810'>those</span> <span m='150990'>extra</span> <span m='151340'>steps and</span> <span m='151750'>extra</span> <span m='152070'>classes</span> <span m='152670'>to</span> <span m='152790'>get</span> <span m='153080'>better</span> <span m='153750'>and</span> <span m='153900'>advance</span> <span m='154670'>and</span> <span m='154830'>to</span> <span m='154890'>become</span> <span m='155220'>a</span> <span m='155260'>professional,</span> <span m='156320'>where</span> <span m='156530'>you</span> <span m='156700'>can</span> <span m='157430'>do</span> <span m='157660'>any</span> <span m='157920'>kind</span> <span m='158140'>of</span> <span m='158250'>hair.</span> <span m='159040'>And</span> <span m='159230'>there's</span> <span m='159470'>cuts</span> <span m='159810'>and</span> <span m='159940'>colors</span> <span m='160460'>and</span> <span m='160620'>highlights</span> <span m='161270'>and</span> <span m='162520'>relaxers.</span> <span m='162980'>So</span> <span m='163280'>there's</span> <span m='163560'>many</span> <span m='163800'>different</span> <span m='165130'>paths</span> <span m='165600'>you</span> <span m='165710'>could</span> <span m='165880'>take.</span> </p><p><span m='166970'>The</span> <span m='167070'>work</span> <span m='167320'>life</span> <span m='167590'>balance</span> <span m='168210'>for</span> <span m='168350'>me</span> <span m='169740'>personally</span> <span m='170700'>is</span> <span m='171250'>kind</span> <span m='171490'>of</span> <span m='171600'>tough.</span> <span m='172720'>I've</span> <span m='172880'>been</span> <span m='173050'>doing</span> <span m='173270'>this</span> <span m='173420'>long</span> <span m='173620'>enough</span> <span m='173870'>where I</span> <span m='173940'>have</span> <span m='174040'>a</span> <span m='174090'>lot</span> <span m='174350'>of</span> <span m='174440'>clients.</span> <span m='175210'>So</span> <span m='175740'>for</span> <span m='175890'>me,</span> <span m='176040'>I'm</span> <span m='176150'>always</span> <span m='176590'>having</span> <span m='176900'>a very</span> <span m='177120'>hard</span> <span m='177280'>time</span> <span m='177500'>saying</span> <span m='177840'>no.</span> <span m='178165'>So I</span> <span m='178490'>end</span> <span 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