So You Want to Become A Hair Stylist? Advice for New Hairstylists and Prospective Students!

Are you looking into cosmetology school? Do you want to become a hairstylist? In this video, I’ll tell you some advice that I wish I heard before going to beauty school. Hope this helps you make an informed decision!

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28 Comments

  1. Jess Morgan on November 29, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    im lucky enough to go to a trade school for free, sadly its restricted to state board qualifications, but occasionally have stylists come in for demos. ill probably have to attend a hell of a lot of extra info classes because state board skills suck, but atleast i can cut ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ



  2. Brenda Ace on November 29, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I relate so much to the beginning. I’m in a class in high school we studying cosmetology & we only work on clients once every 2 weeks ๐Ÿ™„we get hands on but she also makes us do perms ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธwhich is what we all try avoiding when we have walkins asking for then



  3. Liz Toles on November 29, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Bravo!!!!!! Lol



  4. McKenna Paige on November 29, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Wow this was super helpful ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I๏ธโ€™m planning on going to Toni&Guy hair academy! Honestly itโ€™s good to know the reality of the industry youโ€™re getting into, even if itโ€™s harsh lol ๐Ÿ˜…



  5. Bree Finn on November 29, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I wanted to add a comment to your statement about the ergonomics of your body. It sounds really basic but, invest in some really good shoes. Unsexy, SAS type, orthopedic, grandma-type shoes. Buy them in black so they blend in with your black pants and maybe a really cut top to offset it. No one will notice your feet! I can’t tell you how many stylists over the years that I have worked with that value cuteness over support for their feet and body. With shit shoes, you are shortening your life as a hairstylist because your feet, and your body as well, will break down prematurely.



  6. Time Axl on November 29, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I am a second year student in a swedish school. Our school doubles as a salon but we don’t get paid, we do however use the money to buy products for our services. Also I’m not studying to become a hairstylist, I am becoming a hairdresser. There is a big difference between those two words here in Sweden. A stylist just does hairstyles and make up and a dresser well…everything hair related.



  7. kiki dee on November 29, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I don’t want to be a stylist, but this was entertaining af!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚



  8. Loren Coleman on November 29, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    You are soooo funny!



  9. Anthony J on November 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    OMG i relate so hard I was on the top of my class in beuty school I thought that I’m done with learning and that I know everything then I finished beauty school 4 mounths ago and now I’m working in one of the best salons in city……cleaning floors and work stations the most I do is washing hair and doing all the preparation work before stylist comes I wish somebody told me that before haha but I’m still in love with doing hair and I get I have a lot more to learn so it’s all good ๐Ÿ™‚



  10. Cody Ray Strimple on November 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Loooove it!! I’d also say, crucial to understand the different between a barber and a hair stylist (which is something my male clients seem to not understand, apparently.)
    Also, staying on top of your schedule will make or break you; Speed comes with time and repetition, so don’t rush yourself. Basically, don’t bite off more than you can chew, that’s how you choke. And die.



  11. Viilote B on November 29, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I go to an Empire school , and I wish they would teach us something other then just state board ๐Ÿ™„



  12. gazettefan42 on November 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    some is similar as being a dog groomer. my dad tells everyone he meets that I’m a dog groomer and so do I. my manager has carprle tunnel from grooming. luckily I was warned about it and saved up for lighter clippers and shears.



  13. Kasey Nelson on November 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    MY FUCKING QUEEN



  14. kitten on November 29, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you so much for this video! I’m going to cosmetology school next year so this is very useful!!



  15. Ann on November 29, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Great, practical advice. I am not studying to be a stylist, but I think I would have liked doing this work. Itโ€™s fun to imagine what it would have been like!



  16. Klynnx3 on November 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Good advice. I’m not a stylist nor do I plan to be but good video.



  17. Keeran Kingdom Plantae on November 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    It’s not the first thing on the list, but someday I want to have a spa. Thank you so much for the advice ! ๐Ÿ™‚



  18. doll head on November 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I went to a small TERRIBLE school, been in a salon for a year now. I live in a kinda smaller, lower income area. I’m still pretty clueless about a lot and doin roller sets and perms regularly. I’m really starting to hate it. Idk what to do. I wish I had more guidance with everything. I make min wage. I know I could go to a chain and make more money but I still do get colors and fun stuff sometimes and don’t want to lose what little knowledge and confidence I do have. And to make my whole situation worse, I got into trouble a few years ago, I have a felony, and my Cosmo license is on probation. I have and still am working to better myself and my life but it still holds me back. I lucked out where I ended up. And I have proven myself. Idk. I’m trying to be patient with myself and my career but sometimes I really think I made a huge mistake with this. But it can be hard to get hired anywhere when they see my record. Idk.



  19. sangXroyal on November 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Youtube helped me sooo much developing my skills as a stylist – especially understanding and doing colour
    It’s been super helpfull



  20. Isabella Cosby on November 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    So amazing thanks for the tips even though I want to do make up I still find it helpfull



  21. kristatsu on November 29, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Vancouver community college. 10 months full time 7k, life is hard.



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  23. Donna Amroodt on November 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I am an apprentice at Carlton Hair at the moment and yes what you said is totally correct but hey its gonna work out in the end for me because when I am done with this course I want to study special effects make-up and from there I’d like to work on cruise ships and from there save up a lot of money and work on movie sets in Hollywood๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜



  24. Becca Dalgleish on November 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I’m a cosmetologist and the school that I went to didn’t even teach me anything I had to basically teach myself on everything I had to use Google you know look up everything they worse so lazy that didn’t help me with anything I wish I had your advice before I got my license



  25. Ana Hospital on November 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    I mean, you need to know you’re so fucking magnetic, or maybe it’s our dead but tender soul connecting, I just watched it and I’m not even interested in hair or whatsoever :’)



  26. Kentendo 64 on November 29, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Love this guy



  27. Natalie P on November 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    This is so true! Everything you mentioned is spot on. Wish I would’ve known this before investing a whole year and a half. No one told me the truth



  28. ML 9053 on November 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I have been in beauty 30 years and you SO hit EVERY nail on the head with your comments! This is a WONDERFUL career and you can make lots of $$$ IF you put in the time, and have the hzutpah to endure and put yourself out there, AND the patience to build clientele in a higher end salon. If you want to party on the weekends and have flexible hours and be able to travel at your leisure, you need to move to Aaron Spelling Land.
    HOWEVER, if you are patient, put in the time, love your work, get a lot more REAL education, listen to experienced peeps in the industry, and LOVE what you do, you can make really DECENT $$$$.
    You are SO RIGHT about choosing the school, and being REAL about what happens after graduation.
    THANK YOU for this! LOVE you for your candor!! Every beauty school potential enrollee needs to know this!
    AND you need to be a REAL WORLD SPEAKER in the beauty circuit!!!!! <3