I love seeing my clients in their everyday life rocking natural hair! My client has had her little Sisterlocks about five years. About a year ago we cut them into layers and it has grown out. She is doing some island vacationing and wanted an updo so that’s what we did…she loves it!
Should natural hair stylists be required to attend cosmetology school?
People that ask me that question usually get the answer themselves when I ask this question.
So exactly what is hair made of?
A STYLIST IS MORE THAN JUST A DESIGNER.
When it comes down to certification, I am a cheerleader for it. WORTH IS MEASURED by your standards. QUALITY IS measured by knowledge. Skill and knowledge can have two separate definitions. You can have skill at styling but no knowledge as to why that style is thinning your clients hair.
YOU CAN BE SKILLED TO DO ANYTHING WITH THE HELP OF YOUTUBE!
But when it comes to value – before your clients appreciate anything else they will respect a certification.
Cosmetology school teaches you the basics – but they are basic NECESSITIES. Hair is hair …natural or not. Just as any other profession–it’s levels to it!
There is no shortcut solution when it comes to it–you must be trained to deal with any hair situation that comes your way no matter what type of stylist you are. Feeling that you have enough experience without schooling is like saying you only expect one type of client to come your way.
It’s like saying you could be a doctor, or astronaut, or surgeon…just by doing a little review.