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What is a Career in Hair Styling?

Career in Hair Styling

A Career in Hair Styling has always intrigued me. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Hair Styling, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Hair Styling. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Hair Styling, I found this amazing page: 

Shaihla Naaz Shaikh's professional point of view!

Shaihla Naaz Shaikh has worked in Hair Styling for 19 years & 5 months. Shaihla Naaz Shaikh has worked in Hair Styling as Creative Director in Looks. In Shaihla Naaz Shaikh's own words, this is how Shaihla Naaz Shaikh got into Hair Styling: "I did my Schooling from St Mary, Dehradun. I studied at Loreal ,Vella and Toni and Guy Academy. I also worked in Nasik at Clippers Salon as an Academy Trainer. Apart from this I also worked with Toni and Guy ,Chhattisgarh as a Creative Director and Floor Manager. I have been working as a Creative Director in Looks, Dehradun since 2016." This link showed on the first page of search results for Shaihla Naaz Shaikh: 

Career Video on Hair Styling

In a video, Shaihla Naaz Shaikh has talked about various aspects of a Career in Hair Styling. Shaihla Naaz Shaikh started by explaining Hair Styling as: "A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp.The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics, although practical, cultural, and popular considerations also influence some hairstyles." It was an amazing video with great information.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Hair Styling and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Hair Styling. Shaihla Naaz Shaikh touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Knowledge Of Hair
  • Product Knowledge
  • Chemical Knowledge
  • Parting and Sectioning

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Shaihla Naaz Shaikh then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Hair Styling:

  • Strong Consultation Skills
  • Understanding Client Requirements
  • Passion
  • Creativity
  • Patience With Research

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Shaihla Naaz Shaikh believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Hair Styling:

  • Fame and Recognition
  • Self Satisfaction
  • Good Income
  • Networking

It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Shaihla Naaz Shaikh believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Hair Styling:

  • Client Expectations
  • Competition
  • Retaining Customer

In the final section of the video Shaihla Naaz Shaikh talks about How a day goes in a Career in Hair Styling. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Hair Styling, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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