Cosmetologist
Top 10 Interview Questions and Answers

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1. What hair styles do you prefer to work on?
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I love color and cutting, but my favorite part of the service is the blow out because I get to see everything come together.
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I like working on all hair styles. Each style is a learning experience and to work on it over and over again would enhance my skills.
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I like working on all styles. I really have the most fun doing a style when the client is easy to talk to and optimistic about their hair. That way, I don't feel as much pressure.
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I love working on all styles i love trying new things and learning new things. and i love being able to make people feel good.
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All types.
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Long hair personally it makes things alot eaiser to do .
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I love men haircuts and short/medium length for girls! But i'm willing to do anything!
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In any type of hairstyles.
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From up-dos to simple straight hair are the best for me.
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I prefer to work on up do because it is a challenge and it is a beautiful outcome.
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All types of styles . No matter what it is . Practice makes perfect .
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I perfer to work on any styles the customer like.
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2. Have you worked on anyones hair before a big event, such as a wedding?
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Yes I have and I have two more wedding I will be working on I am very exited to be working it and make them look beautiful.
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Yes, I have done a brides hair for her wedding. It was so much fun to be able to make her feel beautiful for her big day!
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Yes, I have worked weddings. Being prepared and giving a thorough consultation is a must. These events are usually very important to the clients therefore the stylist must be clear with what they are doing.
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Oh yeah. i was in fashion shows. and also i had to flight to boston to do make up and hair of the bride and bridemates.
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Yes i have.
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Yes i did and is really fun to share what you can do to people.
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I have worked on weddings before mainly doing the hairstyles for little girls.
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Prepare . Make sure you have an idea of what they are wanting for this special day.
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Not specifically for a wedding, but I have worked on hair for a hair competion and also before a fashion show.
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Some big events I have done hair before are weddings and also 15aneras. You just have to make sure you listen to what they want.
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Yes iv done quite a few weddings and I enjoy it very much, especially when I have to go to them because it makes me think of what ill be doing when I reach my goals of doing movies sets.
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Yes, I have done a brides hair for her wedding, it was so fun and exciting being part of her big day!
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Yes I did a have just recently a bride. I had so much being part of her special day.
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3. How dependent are you?
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I am pretty independent but I am not afraid to ask questions when I need to.
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I'm a pretty independent person. I like to figure things out on my own but I am not afraid to ask questions or ask for help if needed.
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I am a very dependable person in the salon. I am always on time and will always show 15 minutes before each shift. I like to stay busy even when I do not have clients whether it is cleaning or watching how another stylist works.
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Very dependent.
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I am very dependable I try to be early to a job instead of right on time i generally get to work 10-15 minutes before im suppose to be there. Im dependable when you need extra help. I like to stay busy and if i see something that needs to be done and i know how to do it i will just do it.
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I like helping out in other situations when needed.
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Very dependent very dedicated to my job and my family.
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I am very dependent and dedicated in what i do in my career.
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Very dependant.
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Very dependent always on time.
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I am very dependable. I am always on time for my shift and I like to be 15 minutes early.
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I am ver dependent I work well doing things on my own but also can work in any group situations.
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I would say im both independent and dependent, always on time responsible with my duties but at the same time like to figure out things by myself. Questions are asked when I know I need help.
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Very dependent. Prepare myself for what ever challenge I have to face in life.
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Very, I set a goal and make a new one once I reach that goal.
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I am very independent I usually find answers on my own. But if I need to I will ask.
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Very dependent. I arrive to work earlier than scheduled. I help others in in areas where needed. I am able to work with minimal supervision.
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I am very independent but im not afraid to ask questions.
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Very independent but I have no problem asking for advice if I need it.
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4. Do you have any experience with men's hair styles?
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I do, in school with family and friends as my models.
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Yes. In our student clinic.
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Yes ive done many in beauty school and on my family.
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Yes I do I have worked on mens hair cute for few years now. Its a hair cute I enjoy very much.
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Yes in school on the clinic floor with my friends and family and what ticket they gave me.
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Yes, my favorite mens style to do is a fade because its more challenging and leaves no room for error.
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Yes, especially men who have the long, wavy hair that is easy for me to condition it and cut or do whatever with it.
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Yes . In school practicing with friends and family.
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5. How do you build relationships with customers?
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Get to know them better, not so much as to a personal level but make them feel a way that they know that they do have a say in opinions and are not just there for the money.
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I think the best way to build a good relationship with a customer is to really get to know them. Client consulations help in figuring out what kind of look the person is going for and what the DEFINITLY don't want. Also, taking notes never hurts. Personally, I wouldn't want to walk into my hair salon and have my stylist forget my name! So if I have to reread my consultation notes I will.
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Building relationships with a customer starts off by listening and getting to know each of your clients. Not only by giving them the best service but showing in all aspects that you want them there. All around you must be social and sympathetic to all of the clients needs.
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First ask them what style or how they are wanting there hair done. Then ask them what they like to do and about there famnily. Find out what is best going to work for them. Always listen to them and what they are telling you let them know you are litstening. Always be kind and courteous.
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You first start out on talking about the way they want their hair and when doing their hair start talking about themselves.
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I listen to my clients needs and put forth my best effort to make them feel comfortable so that way when they leave they feel like they have gained and a friend and would enjoy coming back.
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Have a good attitude and what they want you to do,.
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You build relationship with customers through counseltation you have with that customer.
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Being curdious and providing an excellant service.
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By being nice, honest and careing.
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By actually caring about them and their hair and getting to know them and their style.
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By begin nice and give them what they want.
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By askin durty questions.
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I would just talk to them. Just be friendly and listen to them.
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by being very nice and understanding
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Start a conversation.
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I love asking them about their lives. Just the fact that they trust me with their hair already is a start.
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I would ask slot of questions about their style what they like to do for fun and get to know their personality
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Would ask slot of questions about their style what they like to do for fun and get to know their personality.
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Be genurios.
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Make them like you and be their friend in a genuine way. Customers know when you're being fake, so be yourself.
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I build relationships with clients with making sure I know there name. Making sure they walk out happy knowing that they had the best style for them.
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Get to know them better, not so much as to a personal level but make them feel a way that they know that they do have a say in opinions and are not just there for the money.
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Treat them like there your friends. Make them feel special at all times.
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I always listen to what the clients wants and needs are during the initial consultation. I feel that it is important to repeat what the client wants back to them, so that there is a mutual understanding of what the client wants.
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I build relationships by getting to know the client. Being friendly and making sure you show them you are listening. The client consultation helps allot because it tells you a lot about them.
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Always listening and repeating back exactly what they want in your own words and also suggesting New ideas.
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Client consultation plays a big role, if you ask the right questions then you will learn a lot about your guest and what they want and expect from you. Then paraphrase what they tell me to insure I know what im doing so all they have to do is tell me everything else that has nothing to do with hair.
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First impression is important. Display confidence in my ability to offer services. Also client consultations are priority regardless of how many time a client has visited the salon, knowing your clients likes and dislikes to provide the best outcome.
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Alot of it is knowing exactly what their hair needs are. You want to give them the right style to keep them coming back. Another part is just chatting with them about anything.
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Listen to what they wants make sure to reassure them and remember their names.
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Get to know them not just personally but by their style. Also, listening to eberything they have to say and remembering things about them and their life.
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Getting to know them . Not so much in personal but really just sitting there and listening to whatever it is they have to tell me.
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6. How many years have you worked on styling?
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I been working for 20 years.
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two years
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I have worked on styling for a little over a year now.
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I am a recent graduate of the Aveda Institute, so including school it would be one year.
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When I was little my grandmother use to have me give her finger waves all the time. Professionally I have been doing hair since aug. 2013.
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7. Hair styling is a tricky business, building customer relations is a must, what experience do you have in that regards?
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Finding out what my client likes/dislikes and remember faces and names. Listen, listen and listen some more. I rephrase what they want so we are clear on our plan.
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The knowledge of knowing what my customer want done to her hair.
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First you have to listen to what they want and what they are trying to go for. Offer them suggestions but dont be to pushy. make them happy. keep them up to date on the new styles. be freindly and courteous.
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Building customers you really have to agree with what they say. Do what they want and please them. Give them suggestions and help them.
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The hair style of a person defines who they are.
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Well im good with people and i love doing hair.
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Make sure that everything is about them and not about you. They walk out happy. Make sure you know there name and give them a good service.
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I feel that it is very important to listen to your clients. Treat them with respect and always give them what they want.
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My experience with building customer relations has grown and is continuing to grow. I could say most of my experience comes from school but it is the best experience anyone can get.
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I have many years of experience in customer service, and over those years, I have learned how to quickly read and asses what a customer is looking for. Make sure to ask the right questions, and be confident in what you are doing, and the customer will find your opinion and services trustworthy and enjoyable.
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I know that being yourself is the mane thing for me... The more your clients get to know you the more they will like you.
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Really getting to know and talk to your client is key for building customer relations. Getting to know what they like and dislike is very important.
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I am a pretty independent person. I like to figure out things on my own.
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8. When did you decide to become a cosmetologist?
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I decided that I wanted to be a cosmetologist about 5 years ago. I was working in a hair salon and I enjoyed it so much that I decided that I wanted to do it for the rest of my life.
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@ a very young age . Also working in a salon early on in my teen years.
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I decided to become a cosmetologist not too long ago. My mom has always done my hair and in 2005 officially became a licensed cosmetologist. I always enjoyed watching her and learning new tricks. I got a job as the receptionist at the hair salon she was working in and loved the atmosphere. A year ago i enrolled in the cosmetology program at CCTE and I had my mind made up that this is what i want to do.
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When i was a little girl i would work on my sisteres hair, or my mothers. i was always wanting to stlye someones hair or do someones makeup.
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I decided in 1984 to become a hair stylist ,i just decided to persue my career in cosmetology i am know a licensed cosmetologist today.
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What I liked best with my training was I was able to express how I feel. I could create my own creations, and i'm able to be super outgoing!
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When I was in 8th grade, i was 14 and i loved just seeing the different styles people choose to do on their hair and make-up. Which was mainly straight or curled and there make-up was more natural at our school. so i looked at celebrities and older people and i just feel in love with fixing people up.
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When i was a little girl and i when i watch my aunt i wanted to do hair.
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When i was 2.
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when i was 14
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I decided to become a cosmetologist when i was in 5th grade and i even cut my best friends hair.
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About a year ago, when I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I considered lots of options, but just kept coming back to the creative and exciting environment that cosmetology promotes.
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Hair has always interested me since I was a little girl but my grandmother was a salon owner befor my time and my mother told me its not the kind of profession to get into if I want to make money... So I took a few college courses and only liked the art classes so I decided to try it out despite what my mother told me, and I fell in love.
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From a very early age I decided it was my passion.
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I decides to become a cosmetologist after my mom told me how much fun she had being one.
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9. What styles do you prefer not to work on?
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I enjoy making people look their best. Whatever style needs to be done I have no problem doing. However, I really love coloring hair. It's fun to see the finished product and how you can completely change someones look.
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im fine working with any style.practice makes perfect and the more i practice it the more il like performing it.
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Nothing,, i working any style and all of them is work on.
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I working hard for my job as a beautician.
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Nothing because all hairstyles i done is always work on.
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Nothing.. coz all hairstyles is work on..
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I don't have any I like a challenge so I will try all styles.
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I love working on all styles. After all, variety is the spice of life!
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Braiding, simply because I do need more practice and patience to master them.
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I prefer if any not to work on haircutting styles.
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I prefer not to work on cornrowing is a challenge and it is painful after a while.
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My least favorite is ethnic hair because if I am not great at it then I dont like it. But I know practice makes perfect.
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I dont have a prefencer but im not that confortable with men cuts.
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I love gaining as much knowledge as I can about my profession, with that being said I would prefer to work with all styles.
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10. What excites you about designing hair styles?
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I love to be able to customize hairstyles for every individual guest.
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Its fun, and exciting being able to see their reaction and how they feel when its all done. Also i love seeing the end results and how much you can change things and how drastic or not drastic you can make things and just how much of a difference it can make
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The thing that excites me the most about designing hair is seeing the smile on my clients face.
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Knowing what the style going to turn out like when finished.
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I like there faces.
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Makeing people happy.
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The clients reaction when im finished with the hair style.
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The overall design itself.
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The different shapes colors and just the cuts itself.
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i think it's very intersecting , fun , and awesome
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I love when there all suprised and ask me my secret on how i did it.
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What excites me about designing hair is that I can make a person walk out looking like a super stare. I can have the power to make someone feel like they can except and love themself.
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Creating something of my own that I can share with others as well as give a new image to the client and make them feel special, and beautiful.
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I love making my clients feel beautiful, seeing their faces when I am finished with the styling. I also like feedback from my clients and learn from that client for my next.
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The one thing that excites me the most about designing hair styles is the look in the customers face when I am done. Also the confident change in their personality and I believe that is a big deal in a women.
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The ability to create something that makes my client feel good about themselves.
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I just like to be creative and this is one way of using my creativity and making people feel beautiful.
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Cosmetologist
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
65%
Hard
Not Provided
One Week
35 Hrs/Wk

Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. Branches of specialty including hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures, and electrology.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmetologist
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