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Q: A hair school in my neighborhood is looking for hair models and is offering free haircuts. This looks like a great opportunity to save some money, but how risky is it? I’m afraid that the students might ruin my hair. Are those “hair horror” stories true?
A: By the time that students are allowed to do practical cuts on clients, they have completed sufficient theory study and tests to make sure that they understand the basics of cutting.
They also first practice all the basic hairstyle cuts on a mannequin at college under the supervision of the lecturers. In addition to this, they also have to complete sufficient numbers of practical hours in a professional salon where they work as an apprentice for a number of years before they become a fully qualified hairdresser.
As an apprentice, you learn to wash, cut, blow-dry, color and style actual clients’ hair in a professional environment (usually at a discounted price). Also, most people who end up studying to become a hairstylist is the type of person who’s been cutting, coloring and styling their own and their friends’ and family’s hair since a young age.
When you take this into account, you’ll quickly realize that by the time that a student is allowed to cut people’s hair at the college, they’ve had a fair amount of doing hair. The lecturers also stand by to assist any student who is uncertain about a cut or anything else that they might need help with.
So when you have your hair cut at a hairdressing college, it is relatively safe. Definitely much safer than going at your hair with a pair of kitchen scissors yourself or having an over-eager friend hacking away at your tresses. But there is obviously a risk margin with these cuts, that’s why the cuts are free.
But this could be a great opportunity for you to meet a person who gets to know your hair very well over time, meaning that you’ll build a trust and often even a friendship relationship with one of these students. You’ll get to have your hair cut for free initially, and end up with a potentially life-long hairdresser.
When you look at most A-list people in the acting and fashion realm, they usually stick to their hairdressers and make-up artists for very long periods of time. Take Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for example. She’s been with her hairdresser since she was sixteen and he was still a junior stylist.
See also:
Hair schools
Crops for girls
How to get free or cheap haircuts