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HAIRSTYLIST: I'm Passionate About My Job

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Simone tells us about her career as a Cosmetologist with energy and passion. She talks about what her day looks like, how she got into the business and provides advice for those interested in cutting, coloring, straightening, and ironing out hair for a living.

Job Title: Hairstylist/Cosmetologist

Job Summary: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Job Description

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

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Quick Facts

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

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
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m='11840'>day</span> <span m='12320'>is</span> <span m='12700'>filled</span> <span m='13130'>with</span> <span m='13300'>creativity</span> <span m='14290'>and,</span> <span m='14790'>basically,</span> <span m='15650'>customer</span> <span m='16090'>service,</span> <span m='16750'>personalizing</span> <span m='17550'>each</span> <span m='17880'>hair</span> <span m='18090'>style</span> <span m='19420'>to</span> <span m='19480'>that</span> <span m='19720'>person's</span> <span m='20150'>face.</span> </p><p><span m='21456'>It's just</span> <span m='21894'>a lot of</span> <span m='22332'>fun.</span> <span m='22770'>I love it.</span> <span m='23210'>I</span> <span m='23330'>started</span> <span m='23620'>off</span> <span m='23840'>as a</span> <span m='24150'>theater</span> <span m='24280'>arts</span> <span m='24650'>major</span> <span m='25110'>at San Jose State,</span> <span m='26300'>and</span> <span m='26960'>I</span> <span m='27140'>already</span> <span m='27390'>had</span> <span m='27590'>my</span> <span m='27910'>cosmetology</span> <span m='28340'>license.</span> <span m='29700'>Back</span> <span m='29910'>in</span> <span m='30080'>1991,</span> <span m='30880'>when</span> <span m='31070'>I</span> <span m='31120'>was</span> <span m='31260'>in</span> <span m='31360'>high</span> <span m='31530'>school,</span> <span m='32350'>you</span> <span m='32490'>were</span> <span m='32600'>able</span> <span m='32700'>to</span> <span m='32770'>go</span> <span m='32970'>to</span> <span m='33080'>high</span> <span m='33280'>school</span> <span m='33510'>half-day</span> <span m='34070'>and</span> <span m='34660'>also</span> <span m='35010'>do</span> <span m='35340'>cosmetology.</span> <span m='36060'>So</span> <span m='36340'>I</span> <span m='36460'>did</span> <span m='36900'>both.</span> <span m='37690'>So I already</span> <span m='37730'>had</span> <span m='37910'>my</span> <span m='38030'>license.</span> <span m='38730'>And</span> <span m='39020'>I</span> <span m='39060'>kind</span> <span m='39270'>of</span> <span m='39310'>ran</span> <span m='39500'>out</span> <span m='39620'>of</span> <span m='39680'>money</span> <span m='39950'>with</span> <span m='40110'>school,</span> <span m='40830'>so I</span> <span m='40910'>had</span> <span m='41140'>to</span> <span m='41800'>drop</span> <span m='42060'>out.</span> <span m='42350'>And</span> <span m='42460'>I</span> <span m='42680'>already</span> <span m='42890'>had a career</span> <span m='43330'>to</span> <span m='43390'>fall back</span> <span m='43600'>on.</span> <span m='44130'>And I fell</span> <span m='44410'>in love</span> <span m='44690'>with</span> <span m='44840'>it.</span> <span m='45000'>I've</span> <span m='45090'>been doing it</span> <span m='45573'>ever since.</span> </p><p><span m='46540'>Definitely,</span> <span m='46920'>I</span> <span m='46960'>would</span> <span m='47090'>advise</span> <span m='47590'>someone</span> <span m='47860'>to</span> <span m='47920'>go</span> <span m='48070'>to</span> <span m='48990'>a</span> <span m='49100'>very</span> <span m='49760'>popular,</span> <span m='50430'>highly-credentialed</span> <span m='51160'>school,</span> <span m='52300'>like</span> <span m='52680'>Vidal Sassoon</span> <span m='53540'>or</span> <span m='53850'>Aveda Institute.</span> <span m='54830'>Those</span> <span m='55140'>are</span> <span m='55180'>very</span> <span m='55390'>good</span> <span m='55580'>schools.</span> <span m='55870'>You</span> <span m='55960'>want</span> <span m='56070'>to</span> <span m='56110'>have</span> <span m='56280'>a</span> <span m='56330'>good</span> <span m='56520'>school</span> <span m='57240'>because</span> <span m='57450'>you</span> <span m='57540'>get</span> <span m='57700'>the</span> <span m='57770'>best</span> <span m='58000'>training.</span> <span m='58450'>And</span> <span m='58650'>then,</span> <span m='58920'>find</span> <span m='59410'>a</span> <span m='59670'>great</span> <span m='59750'>salon,</span> <span m='60050'>possibly</span> <span m='60470'>Vine Street,</span> <span m='61530'>where</span> <span m='61710'>you</span> <span m='61830'>will</span> <span m='62000'>get</span> <span m='62200'>advanced</span> <span m='62675'>training</span> <span m='63150'>to get</span> <span m='63310'>you</span> <span m='63440'>more and</span> <span m='63790'>more</span> <span m='64080'>prepared</span> <span m='64370'>for</span> <span m='64670'>your</span> <span m='65270'>job.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290477,"video_id":"2711124659001","name":"1195-Simone-p-Hairstylist","duration":66154,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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