3 Stigmas About Hairdressers That Aren’t True At All

Time posted: March 5, 2020 | Posted by: Kristina Guzman

Hairdressers are dedicated, driven entrepreneurs and solopreneuers, so it's important to debunk harmful stigmas about them. Chances are your hairstylist is hustling, making good money and using their business smarts to come out on top in the Beauty world.
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It’s the Easy Way Out 

When you go to a four-year university, you expand your knowledge, make connections, and start with an entry-level job. If you put in the time and effort, you can work your way through the rankings to a higher salary and greater responsibilities. The same applies to cosmetology. You start with a salon, you need to build a client base, expand your education, and prove that you’re good at what you’re doing. Stylists work to build their brand and make connections and there are stylists that are making incredible money after they’ve put in the time and mastered the business. 


They’re Not Smart 

There’s this stigma about hairstylists who “just do hair” because they weren’t smart enough to get a “real job.” Intelligence is only measured by high test scores, not social skills and creativity which are equally valuable. Hairstylists are business owners. After a rigorous course of study at cosmetology school, they are licensed professionals who have worked hard to be where they are. You don’t give up on school to “just do hair.” It requires work, time, and effort which is also required for a 4-year degree. Being a hairdresser isn’t a backup, you need to work hard to make your place in the beauty industry. 


They Make No Money 

There seems to be this idea that if you don’t follow the one path towards a 4-year degree and an office job, then you won’t make any money. This could stem from a multitude of reasons such as schools pushing the idea at students that college is not an option, it’s expected. You must do well on your SAT, you must go to an esteemed school, you must get at least a bachelor’s degree or you won’t be successful. What many people fail to realize is that there’s more than one way to be successful. A high-end hairstylist can make up to $120,000 a year or more by developing their marketing strategy, learning more about the work that they’re doing, making connections to build their clientele, and more. They go to cosmetology school to learn their trade. They innovate and create. Stylists work hard to make connections and build their clientele. They set the prices in their salons, they learn the skills to prove that they’re good at what they do and it pays off! There are thousands of successful hairdressers who make six figures working 4 days a week. They are entrepreneurs who are doing what they love and it shows. 


Being a hairstylist is not easy. It comes with the struggles and hustles of an entrepreneur in the making. It takes skill, strategy, and knowledge. In the end, the myths about what hairstylists actually do to become successful are irrelevant. For those that are still trying to get their business off the ground, join KLYP. KLYP helps you build your brand and your clientele while keeping all of your transactions organized in one app. For more information, click here: http://new.klypme.com/about/

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Kristina Guzman