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HAIRSTYLIST, IN-DEPTH: Loves The Creativity & Flexibility

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Heather, a Hairstylist, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. The job can be tough on your body, so take careful measures and wear comfortable shoes! It can be hard to break into the field as a full-fledged Hairstylist, but if you start as an apprentice or assistant, you'll find work.

Degree: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Job Title: Hairstylist
Employer: Chantilly Lace

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
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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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<span m='27250'>stretching</span> <span m='28110'>and</span> <span m='29270'>wearing</span> <span m='29550'>the</span> <span m='29630'>right</span> <span m='29850'>shoes,</span> <span m='30390'>you'll</span> <span m='30540'>be</span> <span m='30670'>fine.</span> <span m='31170'>But</span> <span m='31400'>yeah,</span> <span m='31600'>that's</span> <span m='31840'>definitely</span> <span m='32330'>a</span> <span m='32619'>downfall</span> <span m='33380'>of doing</span> <span m='33500'>hair.</span> </p><p><span m='34170'>It</span> <span m='34430'>can</span> <span m='34700'>be</span> <span m='35050'>hard</span> <span m='35550'>to</span> <span m='35960'>get</span> <span m='36070'>a</span> <span m='36120'>job</span> <span m='36310'>as</span> <span m='36420'>a hairstylist</span> <span m='37040'>because</span> <span m='37620'>a</span> <span m='37680'>lot</span> <span m='37850'>of</span> <span m='37920'>places</span> <span m='38210'>require</span> <span m='40010'>at</span> <span m='40140'>least</span> <span m='40440'>a</span> <span m='40560'>year</span> <span m='40870'>of</span> <span m='40960'>experience.</span> <span m='43170'>And</span> <span m='43330'>also</span> <span m='43700'>there's</span> <span m='43900'>a</span> <span m='43950'>lot</span> <span m='44140'>of</span> <span m='44540'>booth</span> <span m='44850'>rentals,</span> <span m='45460'>which</span> <span m='45780'>you'd</span> <span m='46020'>need</span> <span m='46270'>experience</span> <span m='46625'>and</span> <span m='46980'>clientele.</span> <span m='47520'>So</span> <span m='48180'>I</span> <span m='48300'>think</span> <span m='49160'>if</span> <span m='49320'>you're</span> <span m='49600'>going</span> <span m='50020'>into</span> <span m='50440'>the</span> <span m='50520'>profession</span> <span m='50970'>knowing</span> <span m='51190'>you</span> <span m='51280'>want</span> <span m='51470'>to</span> <span m='51530'>assist,</span> <span m='51880'>then</span> <span m='52230'>that's</span> <span m='52520'>good</span> <span m='52810'>because</span> <span m='54330'>you</span> <span m='54420'>don't</span> <span m='54540'>need</span> <span m='54730'>any</span> <span m='56500'>experience</span> <span m='57140'>whatsoever</span> <span m='57800'>to</span> <span m='57920'>assist.</span> </p><p><span m='59410'>But</span> <span m='59630'>yeah,</span> <span m='59920'>I</span> <span m='60010'>think</span> <span m='60800'>it</span> <span m='60940'>can</span> <span m='61180'>be</span> <span m='61260'>hard</span> <span m='62460'>if</span> <span m='62550'>you</span> <span m='62650'>just</span> <span m='62820'>want</span> <span m='62930'>to</span> <span m='62970'>go</span> <span m='63170'>right</span> <span m='63400'>into</span> <span m='63660'>the</span> <span m='64410'>hairstylist</span> <span m='65050'>world.</span> </p><p><span m='66530'>Work-life</span> <span m='66690'>balance</span> <span m='67330'>for</span> <span m='67560'>me</span> <span m='68010'>is</span> <span 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