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HAIRSTYLIST: You Make Great Money & Build Wonderful Relationships

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Mary Jane has been a Hairstylist for 25 years. When she was in high school, she styled everyone's hair in her house, and realized that this was her true passion. She advises: you can't always please everyone, and that's okay. It's a terrific field, and she's loved every minute of it.

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

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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
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
Cosmetology
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m='11180'>I</span> <span m='11240'>have</span> <span m='11440'>clients</span> <span m='11810'>already</span> <span m='12080'>scheduled.</span> <span m='13190'>And</span> <span m='14140'>we'll do</span> <span m='14280'>a</span> <span m='14330'>haircut.</span> <span m='14840'>Takes</span> <span m='15060'>about</span> <span m='15230'>an</span> <span m='15340'>hour.</span> <span m='16540'>Sometimes</span> <span m='16960'>color</span> <span m='17333'>and cut,</span> <span m='18080'>sometimes</span> <span m='18280'>highlights,</span> <span m='19230'>perms,</span> <span m='20590'>extensions,</span> <span m='24050'>whatever</span> <span m='24710'>my</span> <span m='24820'>client</span> <span m='25120'>wants.</span> </p><p><span m='26065'>When</span> <span m='26500'>I</span> <span m='26560'>was</span> <span m='26710'>in</span> <span m='26790'>high</span> <span m='26970'>school,</span> <span m='27290'>I</span> <span m='27390'>used</span> <span m='27580'>to</span> <span m='27660'>do</span> <span m='28000'>everybody's</span> <span m='28480'>hair</span> <span m='28740'>in</span> <span m='28800'>high</span> <span m='28980'>school.</span> <span m='29780'>And</span> <span m='30160'>we</span> <span m='30390'>did</span> <span m='30600'>these</span> <span m='30800'>little</span> <span m='30990'>wiglets</span> <span m='31570'>that</span> <span m='31750'>we</span> <span m='32250'>attached</span> <span m='32700'>to the</span> <span m='32830'>top</span> <span m='33050'>of</span> <span m='33120'>the</span> <span m='33220'>head.</span> <span m='33740'>And</span> <span m='33890'>I</span> <span m='33970'>used</span> <span m='34270'>to</span> <span m='34350'>do them</span> <span m='34890'>for</span> <span m='35090'>everybody</span> <span m='35550'>in</span> <span m='35630'>my</span> <span m='35760'>bedroom.</span> <span m='36610'>And</span> <span m='37460'>I</span> <span m='37570'>loved</span> <span m='37840'>it.</span> <span m='37980'>I</span> <span m='38050'>knew</span> <span m='38440'>I</span> <span m='38530'>would</span> <span m='38670'>be</span> <span m='38770'>doing</span> <span m='39020'>hair.</span> <span m='39290'>And</span> <span m='39370'>I</span> <span m='39430'>don't</span> <span m='39700'>think</span> <span m='39860'>of</span> <span m='39960'>it as</span> <span m='40190'>work.</span> <span m='40960'>I</span> <span m='42090'>love</span> <span m='42320'>it.</span> <span m='42420'>It's a</span> <span m='42700'>great</span> <span m='43060'>profession.</span> </p><p><span m='44140'>I</span> <span m='44310'>went</span> <span m='44530'>to</span> <span m='44600'>beauty</span> <span m='44880'>college</span> <span m='45540'>in</span> <span m='45890'>Fremont,</span> <span m='46380'>California,</span> <span m='47620'>and</span> <span m='48280'>studied</span> <span m='48670'>for a</span> <span m='48860'>year.</span> <span m='49720'>And</span> <span m='50680'>it</span> <span m='50730'>was</span> <span m='50870'>the</span> <span m='51270'>best</span> <span m='51490'>thing</span> <span m='51660'>I've</span> <span m='51740'>ever</span> <span m='51930'>done.</span> <span m='52480'>I</span> <span m='52640'>like</span> <span m='52930'>helping</span> <span m='53230'>people</span> <span m='53980'>and</span> <span m='54140'>I</span> <span m='54260'>like</span> <span m='54570'>helping</span> <span m='55100'>them</span> <span m='55380'>to</span> <span m='55520'>be</span> <span m='55670'>the</span> <span m='55750'>best</span> <span m='56010'>they</span> <span m='56110'>can</span> <span m='56270'>be</span> <span m='56810'>and</span> <span m='56960'>look</span> <span m='57150'>the</span> <span m='57220'>best</span> <span m='57460'>they</span> <span m='57570'>can</span> <span m='57740'>look.</span> </p><p><span m='58150'>And</span> <span m='59230'>the</span> <span m='59290'>hardest</span> <span m='59610'>thing</span> <span m='59740'>about</span> <span m='59950'>what</span> <span m='60080'>I</span> <span m='60180'>do</span> <span m='60440'>is</span> <span m='60570'>sometimes</span> <span m='62310'>you</span> <span m='62600'>can't</span> <span m='62960'>please</span> <span m='63400'>people</span> <span m='63880'>no</span> <span m='64000'>matter</span> <span m='64260'>how</span> <span m='64440'>hard</span> <span m='64670'>you</span> <span m='64790'>try.</span> <span m='65570'>And</span> <span m='65890'>that's</span> <span m='66140'>OK.</span> </p><p><span m='67510'>Is</span> <span m='67700'>it</span> <span m='67790'>hard</span> <span m='68110'>to</span> <span m='68190'>get</span> <span m='68320'>a</span> <span m='68370'>job</span> <span m='68650'>in</span> <span m='68720'>this</span> <span m='68920'>field?</span> <span m='70050'>No,</span> <span m='71000'>you</span> <span m='71090'>just</span> <span m='71310'>have</span> <span m='71410'>to</span> <span m='71500'>be</span> <span m='71640'>a</span> <span m='71680'>people</span> <span m='72030'>person</span> <span m='72500'>and</span> <span m='73060'>know</span> <span m='73310'>that</span> <span m='73810'>you'll</span> <span m='74040'>get</span> <span m='74400'>every</span> <span m='74490'>walk</span> <span m='74720'>of</span> <span m='74830'>life</span> <span m='75180'>sitting in</span> <span m='75470'>your</span> <span m='75610'>chair.</span> <span m='76160'>And</span> <span m='76300'>that's</span> <span m='76620'>the</span> <span m='76840'>fun</span> <span m='77300'>part</span> <span m='77630'>of</span> <span m='78000'>doing</span> <span m='78240'>what</span> <span m='78390'>I</span> <span m='78470'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='79060'>Well,</span> <span m='79400'>my</span> <span m='79600'>advice</span> <span m='80030'>would</span> <span m='80160'>be</span> <span m='80440'>study</span> <span m='81590'>and</span> <span m='81860'>stay</span> <span m='82910'>where</span> <span m='83050'>you're</span> <span m='83290'>at</span> <span m='83720'>because</span> <span m='83960'>you</span> <span m='84080'>don't</span> <span m='84190'>want</span> <span m='84310'>to</span> <span m='84360'>move</span> <span m='84610'>very</span> <span m='84850'>often.</span> <span m='85210'>Because</span> <span m='86090'>every</span> <span m='86230'>time</span> <span m='86430'>you</span> <span m='86520'>move,</span> <span m='86710'>you</span> <span m='86790'>have</span> <span m='86910'>to</span> <span m='86990'>start</span> <span m='87310'>completely</span> <span m='87840'>over</span> <span m='88110'>again.</span> <span m='88840'>And</span> <span m='90140'>it's</span> <span m='90610'>an</span> <span m='90970'>excellent</span> <span m='91430'>business.</span> <span m='92410'>And</span> <span m='95150'>the</span> <span m='95260'>money</span> <span m='95555'>that</span> <span m='95850'>you</span> <span m='95990'>make</span> <span m='96390'>is</span> <span m='96560'>amazing.</span> <span m='97690'>And</span> <span m='97990'>you</span> <span m='98110'>build</span> <span m='99010'>long-time</span> <span m='99620'>relationships</span> <span m='100290'>with</span> <span m='100390'>people.</span> <span m='101060'>It's</span> <span m='101280'>wonderful.</span> </p>","file":{"id":323347,"video_id":"2948193032001","name":"1634-MaryJane-Hairdresser","duration":102633,"thumbnail_url":null}});