I have heard of States that offer things like that. A few months ago the state of Indiana (in which I live and work) tried to pass a House Bill that would make it possible for anyone to become a hairstylist. They stated is was not necessary to be educated in the of hair, because what we do "isn't life threatening". If that Bill had passed, they would've taken away all of our licenses. I went to the capital the day they were deciding this and spoke in front of the board. Because of mine and other stylists testimonies, they killed the Bill. I am so happy I do not work in a State that would allow just a certificate for something like that.
soaring eagle said:
gotta respect ya alot for that
its not only students that are cocky tho
i guess in dread salons its a lil different too cause manmy of em dont require cosmotology trainung just loctician traing andsome states dont even require any training others u need a braiders liscence so you really dont need any education on hair care at all just dreading techniques most of which are wrong
so you take your course.. a few hours training in a specific technique like sisterlocks traing you get your interlocking kit and think yu know everything there is to know about dreads..and they go into a salon or start 1 in their basement they dont lose the cockiness cause they arent in a full salon setting with far more experienced stylists to put thenm in their place
I can tell you from my 6 years in this industry, students are extremely cocky. They do think they know everything, until the day they step foot in a salon on their first day of work. That's when they become a "deer in head lights", and realize they really know nothing at all, and everything they were taught was dated and aged by about 30 years. One thing every Hairdresser has to learn is that, you will not ever get anywhere if you always do what you've always done. I will never claim to know everything there is to know about my profession. I do however strive to educate myself as best I can in every form of hair styling that there is. I believe there is so much to learn in this world and I will never settle for less. Any stylist that has a passion as strong as mine for this business would say the same thing. Education is my number 1 priority in everything that I do.
soaring eagle said:
btw wouldnt reffer so many ppl to panterra for help if i didnt respect her knowledge as a hairdresser
but these days u get those who are in cosmo school not even grat]duated anjd they think they know everythung about dreads and will tell you "you cant wash them and you have to use wax" and they wont believe you if yu say otherwise
updated by @stephani: 07/22/15 07:28:10AM