Let’s be really real for a minute—hairdressing is hard. Sure, the industry has its fair share of perks and the art itself deserves an award, but there’s a long list of challenges that no one really warns you about before beauty school. For starters, you’ll need to be a fully-attentive therapist for the duration of your appointments and it’s impossible to please every client that will sit in your chair. Despite the challenges, some everyday salon “problems” are just comical. We talked with a few hairstylists to find out about the problems they encounter day-to-day and we’re sure you can relate.
“When you’re blow drying and so is everyone else in the shop and you can’t hear your client. You tell them, but they insist on finishing the story so you’re forced to smile or laugh and pray they’re not telling you something tragic or asking a question.”—Chelsea James