Beauty shops are located all over major cities and in small towns. In the small town of Bellow, Oklahoma, there is a beauty shop located in a house; my house. My mother is a beautician and owns her own beauty shop in our house. I like having a beauty shop in my house because I enjoy watching customers change their appearance by cutting, coloring, and perming their hair.
There are many different ways to cut and style hair. Most customers already know how they want their haircut before they even make their appointment. However, some of them need assistance in making their decision. Many beauty shops provide magazines which contain new hair cutting styles and techniques. To choose the perfect haircut, you must consider the texture, thickness, and flexibility of your hair. People with short hair usually have thin, straight hair, where as people with thick hair tend to keep it longer than shoulder length.
If the customer doesn’t like the color of their hair, a good beautician can help. There is wide range of colors to choose from. Some people like to change their hair color drastically, while others just want to cover up their gray hair. In the summer, a lot of customers like to get their hair highlighted. This is where light blonde “streaks” are colored throughout their hair. It is a great way to get that sun glazed look.
Another popular way to style your hair is with a perm. A perm makes waves or curls in your hair. The roller size you use makes all the difference. The smaller the roller, the smaller the curl. Perms are usually easy to fix. Most customers just wash their hair and go. The worst part about getting a perm is the smell. The smell is very strong, distinctive and will linger on past its welcome. Also, it is advisable not to wash your hair for twenty-four hours after you get the perm so that the curl can set.
As you can see there are many different ways to change and style your hair. It is often a hard decision to make, but hair stylists have good job security. It’s amazing how people with straight hair want curly hair and vice versa. People are particular and sometimes hard to please when it comes to their hair, but as my mom says, “I’m a beautician, not a magician.”