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HAIRSTYLIST: Told To Become A Hairstylist By His Stylist

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Sean, a hairstylist, spends his typical day making people feel good about themselves through highlights, haircuts, and blowouts. He tells us that he was told to become a hairstylist by his stylist when he told her that he didn't want to spend his workdays sitting at a desk. When he took the leap and moved to New York, he got the chance to train under world-renowned hairstylists.

Degree: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Job Title: Hairstylist

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
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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
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Cosmetology
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m='11640'>really</span> <span m='11980'>exciting.</span> </p><p><span m='12510'>People</span> <span m='12800'>leave</span> <span m='13010'>here</span> <span m='13640'>saying,</span> <span m='14110'>oh</span> <span m='14250'>my</span> <span m='14390'>gosh,</span> <span m='14700'>I</span> <span m='14770'>love</span> <span m='14990'>you,</span> <span m='15580'>and</span> <span m='15790'>tell</span> <span m='15940'>me</span> <span m='16040'>how</span> <span m='16200'>great</span> <span m='16600'>of</span> <span m='16920'>a</span> <span m='16990'>job</span> <span m='17270'>I've</span> <span m='17340'>done</span> <span m='17620'>instead</span> <span m='17880'>of</span> <span m='17970'>getting</span> <span m='18180'>to</span> <span m='18300'>work</span> <span m='18540'>and</span> <span m='18640'>hearing,</span> <span m='19280'>you</span> <span m='19370'>need</span> <span m='19490'>to</span> <span m='19560'>file</span> <span m='19860'>these</span> <span m='20050'>papers</span> <span m='20430'>and</span> <span m='20450'>you</span> <span m='20760'>need</span> <span m='20835'>to</span> <span m='20910'>do</span> <span m='20985'>that.</span> <span m='21060'>It's</span> <span m='21590'>pretty</span> <span m='21940'>amazing,</span> <span m='22210'>for a</span> <span m='22480'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='23520'>Getting</span> <span m='23760'>into</span> <span m='23930'>this</span> <span m='24060'>industry,</span> <span m='24620'>I</span> <span m='24750'>really</span> <span m='24970'>had</span> <span m='25150'>no</span> <span m='25270'>idea</span> <span m='25730'>that</span> <span m='25830'>I</span> <span m='25890'>wanted</span> <span m='26210'>to</span> <span m='26280'>get</span> <span m='26410'>into</span> <span m='26740'>it.</span> <span m='27010'>I</span> <span m='27230'>was</span> <span m='27730'>just</span> <span m='28640'>sitting</span> <span m='28940'>at</span> <span m='29030'>my</span> <span m='29170'>hairstylist's</span> <span m='29770'>chair,</span> <span m='29940'>she was</span> <span m='30210'>doing</span> <span m='30400'>my</span> <span m='30520'>hair,</span> <span m='30875'>and</span> <span m='31230'>I</span> <span m='31340'>said,</span> <span m='31550'>I</span> <span m='31630'>don't</span> <span m='31820'>want</span> <span m='31950'>to</span> <span m='32040'>be</span> <span m='32210'>sitting</span> <span m='32460'>at</span> <span m='32540'>a</span> <span m='32600'>desk</span> <span m='32910'>every</span> <span m='33080'>day</span> <span m='33330'>because</span> <span m='33470'>my</span> <span m='33630'>attention</span> <span m='34020'>span</span> <span m='34400'>can't</span> <span m='34580'>hold</span> <span m='34770'>onto</span> <span m='34990'>that.</span> <span m='35240'>So</span> <span m='35400'>she</span> <span m='35560'>told</span> <span m='35720'>me to</span> <span m='35800'>do</span> <span m='35940'>hair.</span> </p><p><span m='36300'>So</span> <span m='37120'>I</span> <span m='37230'>went</span> <span m='37410'>to</span> <span m='37490'>beauty</span> <span m='37760'>school</span> <span m='38670'>in</span> <span m='38980'>Sacramento</span> <span m='39840'>and</span> <span m='40630'>then I</span> <span m='40860'>came</span> <span m='41040'>out</span> <span m='41120'>here to</span> <span m='41230'>San</span> <span m='41420'>Francisco,</span> <span m='41970'>started</span> <span m='42210'>doing</span> <span m='42410'>hair,</span> <span m='42760'>went</span> <span m='42920'>to</span> <span m='43020'>New</span> <span m='43130'>York</span> <span m='43520'>and</span> <span m='43620'>trained</span> <span m='43900'>under</span> <span m='44620'>world-renowned</span> <span m='45130'>hairstylists</span> <span m='45485'>for</span> <span m='45840'>the</span> <span m='45950'>last two and a</span> <span m='46290'>half</span> <span m='46660'>years</span> <span m='47120'>and</span> <span m='48020'>now</span> <span m='48190'>I'm</span> <span m='48270'>back</span> <span m='48510'>in</span> <span m='48600'>Berkeley</span> <span m='48940'>trying</span> <span m='49110'>to</span> <span m='49160'>make</span> <span m='49290'>some</span> <span m='49410'>magic</span> <span m='49670'>happen</span> <span m='50050'>out here.</span> </p><p><span m='51300'>If</span> <span m='51460'>I</span> <span m='51530'>could</span> <span m='51680'>revisit</span> <span m='52070'>my</span> <span m='52180'>high</span> <span m='52380'>school</span> <span m='52610'>self</span> <span m='53020'>I</span> <span m='53410'>definitely,</span> <span m='53900'>one,</span> <span m='54230'>would've</span> <span m='54420'>done</span> <span m='54610'>some</span> <span m='54770'>homework.</span> <span m='55860'>But,</span> <span m='56360'>two,</span> <span m='56800'>I</span> <span m='57160'>definitely</span> <span m='57630'>would've</span> <span m='58010'>focused</span> <span m='58440'>more</span> <span m='58610'>so</span> <span m='58840'>on</span> <span m='58970'>what</span> <span m='59160'>makes</span> <span m='59390'>me</span> <span m='59510'>happy</span> <span m='60010'>and</span> <span m='60300'>not</span> <span m='60530'>what</span> <span m='60670'>everyone is</span> <span m='61030'>telling</span> <span m='61230'>me</span> <span m='61330'>that</span> <span m='61440'>I</span> <span m='61490'>need</span> <span m='61690'>to</span> <span m='61750'>be</span> <span m='61860'>doing.</span> <span m='62730'>Once I</span> <span m='62860'>could</span> <span m='62980'>get</span> <span m='63100'>away</span> <span m='63340'>from</span> <span m='63510'>what</span> <span m='64250'>everyone</span> <span m='64450'>was</span> <span m='64590'>telling me</span> <span m='64860'>I</span> <span m='64920'>should</span> <span m='65160'>be</span> <span m='65260'>doing</span> <span m='65560'>and</span> <span m='65650'>listening</span> <span m='65730'>to</span> <span m='65920'>what</span> <span m='66110'>just</span> <span m='66390'>made</span> <span m='66590'>me</span> <span m='66750'>feel</span> <span m='66910'>good</span> <span 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