Hello, and welcome back to another installment of my cosmetology school diaries!
So I am now at the halfway point of my journey, and like with all new adventures, there’s definitely been some ups and downs. I definitely see myself improving and just becoming more confident as the days go by. As I mentioned in a previous post, I struggled with keeping clients dry while shampooing but I certainly have been getting better with that as well. I have a lot more dry clients these days, and that’s a big improvement by itself.
My Motivation: Taking Care of Beauty for Those Who Can’t
The more I shampoo and blow dry, the more I actually enjoy it! I love giving volume to a client’s hair – I feel like it just adds an extra level of sassiness to their look. Not only that, but I’ve noticed that I can really talk and get to know people at the shampoo bowl. Oftentimes, I get single mothers and busy, business career women who just want to look nice but don’t have the time or the ability to style their hair on their own. I also get elderly women who can’t physically clean or dry their own hair. In all of these scenarios, I feel good to be able to help them achieve their goal of looking good – I imagine it’s what a personal fitness trainer feels when they help a client reach a weight loss goal.
The Blow Drying Secret
When I was first learning how to blow dry hair, I realized it’s more technical than you would assume. You have to make sure you completely dry the hair and avoid it looking frizzy. I never really used a lot of products while drying my own hair, so I had to get into the habit of doing so for clients. Things like mousse really do make a difference when it comes to adding volume. And hair serum helps keep the hair looking smooth, shiny, and sexy.
Always Improving, One Blow Dry at a Time
I feel amazing when I see my client leaving the school with their beautiful blowout. So much so, that I will admire my creation as they walk away. That’s how I know I really love it. It’s also wonderful to see how happy I can make my client by giving their hair new life, and I love when my colleagues give me recognition for it. It gives me confidence that I can and WILL get better in other areas as well. I’m definitely excited to see what I conquer next, and I’ll continue to keep you all posted on the next segment of my cosmetology diaries.