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To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby pinkgirlie » 22 Jul 2008 08:31 pm

Hi there, im 20 just wondering if im actually to old to join the hairdressing career, what do you think? Most people i know went to collage at 16 for hairdressing but im now 20 would love to give it ago but im not sure about my age.:P
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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby deedee88 » 22 Jul 2008 09:42 pm

I believe you are never too old to start a career. Especially at 20 yrs old. At this age you have the freedom to work the hours that fit your lifestyle. At 16 you still live at home, and under the lifestyle of your parents. Never give up your dreams.
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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby Lisaleo » 23 Jul 2008 11:21 am

Pink girlie.....all I can say is go for it.....As Deedee said its never too late.
I, at the age of 34, decided I would go to college to do hairdressing......I loved it and personally found being a bit older I took it in more....I am soooooooo glad I did it, so dont worry about your age..the oldest person on my course was 47!!!!
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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby chris the limey » 23 Jul 2008 11:56 am

At 20, you are still just a child, god bless ya.
I\'d be thrilled to have a 20 year old assistant instead of a 16 year old.
The first 3 months with a 16 year old is teaching them how a washing machine works, and what colour a decent cup of tea should look like.
Those 3 months could be condensed to 2 days with a 20 year old, and the rest of the time spent actually learning hairdressing.
Can you support yourself financially whilst you are learning?
If you are going to make the decision to try it, you should do so soon as the new courses usually begin in September.

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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby Kay Fay Hilton » 24 Jul 2008 02:47 am

I was 20 when I got into it, you just need to grab the bull by the horns. If you think you would really be interested in it and you have tried other things and are here or \"hair\" in your life, then go for it. You will be focused on the goal starting at 20 rather than 16. If it feels like the right thing then go for it!!

Good Luck!!

**Krista**
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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby justholly » 05 Aug 2008 02:37 pm

im 30 married with 3 kids but ive always been intrested in hairdressing

i was very ill last yr and its then it hit me that if u really want to do something you have to go out and get it no one is going to give it to you ...

soi did im now starting my 2nd year and i got all 5 distinctions yay couldnt believe it ...most in my class were 17 to 25 and being alittle older really helps

so if i can do it u too can do it dont let ur dream fade

go for it!!!!!!!!11;) ;) :)
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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby carolynmarie » 15 Aug 2008 01:33 am

I took cosmetology in High School 24yrs ago and got my license at 17yrs old. I started working at 18 doing hair, then stayed home with my kids at the age of 30, for 10yrs, within that time period, my license expired and I had to retake state board, both written and practical, I havent been in school for 24yrs!! I jumped in all or everything, and took the test, I passed both tests, and there were young girls just out of beauty school that was there for their 3rd and 4th time!! So I just knew I was going to fail if I am 40yrs old, and havent been in school and they just got out of beauty school and failing both stateboards time and time again!!But I passed and went to work very quickly and the owner of the Salon that I work for got her license a few years ago and she was 42, and she is excellent! So if you got it, go for it!B)
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Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby MariaQr » 15 Aug 2008 06:01 pm

Not at all! You are still a baby! :)
I am 39 and my first job as a hairdresser was 10 years ago. Some times even my bosses where younger than me:)
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Re: Re:To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby Cathy Duncan » 15 Dec 2010 07:43 am

MariaQr wrote:Not at all! You are still a baby! :)
I am 39 and my first job as a hairdresser was 10 years ago. Some times even my bosses where younger than me:)


hmmm, it means that you're the guru of this profession. right? is there any condition of proper age to start with this business?
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Re: To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby Cathy Duncan » 20 Dec 2010 07:37 am

What actually would be the best age to start with this profession then?
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Re: To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby emilysbeautyshop » 12 Jan 2011 01:35 am

We I went to school,There was a lady named Jean.She was so nice. She was in her 60's she said she was doing it for fun.she was ans awsome lady. Never too old.
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Re: To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby Perozzi » 12 Jan 2011 12:59 pm

Your age is perfect to start hairdressing, but now think deeply what hairdressing is, reflect on what you see Yourself doing the best and enjoyng then choose your teacher,
i believe if you are tought well you became good.
go for it !!!!
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Re: To old to start a hairdressing career?

Postby Rachey » 12 Jan 2011 05:40 pm

Hi no way at 20 and wondering if your too old not a hope i knoe people who is 25+ and they are back at college doing more hairdressing if you dont do t now u never will you have the rest of your life to work so y not do everything now while u still can
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