SOCIAL MEDIA

02 October 2012

Cosmetology School: The First Month

I've officially completed 140 of the 1500 hours of cosmetology school that I need to get a license! Hurray!
I've definitely learned quite a bit and had plenty of new experiences already. For example, in the last few weeks, I've gotten more facials done than I've ever had before and probably more than I'll ever have again for the rest of my life. It's a very strange experience, a facial.

I've gotten lots of new toys, too:

 I don't know exactly what all of them are used for, yet.

My favorite part so far is learning to to make different hairstyles! I now know the rope braid, fishtail braid, butterfly braid, and well as the "visible" and "invisible" braids. (Those last two names crack me up! Apparently, what we normally call a french braid is an "invisible" braid in the hairdressing world!)

  My first French Twist.

My first Butterfly Braid.

I have a feeling, though, that I will be very tired of mannikins by the time I am done with school. Doing hair on real people is much more fun. Speaking of that, I got to do hair, nails, and makeup for my cousins, Shannon and Alisha, for their homecoming dance this past weekend. Since I'm practically a professional now.

 
 Aren't they pretty?

Of course, I still think it's weird that they're even old enough to be going to homecoming dance...but I guess you have to let people who are younger than you grow up sometime...


Can you tell that we were having fun with my collection of flower clips? What we decided, based on this experience, is that it's actually very difficult to make extremely curly hair look much different than it normally does...unless, of course, you straighten it. We didn't want to straighten their hair because neither of them have ever done that and we didn't know how it would look, so we decided that we'll do a straightening experiment on another day when it doesn't matter quite so much what their hair looks like.

16 comments :

  1. Clever girl - their hairstyles are gorgeous! Now I just need to fly you over here and you can figure out what on earth to do with mine in the process of going longer after being short. :\ so annoying! Ah, I'm sure it shall be worth it in the end!

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  2. That's a lot of stuff!!! Best of luck with cosmetology school! xx

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  3. Oh how fun that you got to do their hair. I know what you mean by not believing when these kids are getting older. My nephew went to kindergarten this year and I almost cried when I saw his first day of school pic. Great job on their hair, and I love that first clip with the feathers...so cute! Best of luck with cosmetology school!!

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  4. Those are nice braids. My friend went for the same thing! And shes pretty happy with her job.

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  5. Woohoo! You go girl! One month down. I LOVE that "butterfly braid" - never seen one before, and would love to know how to do it! Sounds like you're enjoying the journey so far Rachel.~ Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Pretty! When you learn about curling irons, please share. And hot rollers.

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  7. Pretty hair and yay for new toys! Your braids look amazing!

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  8. Aw I think your cousins' hairstyles look great!! I bet they're loving being related to someone in cosmetology school!! :)

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  9. So fun and pretty! My sis-in-law is a hairdresser, so handy to have one of those in the family! The butterfly braid is so beautiful :)

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  10. Beautiful!!! I always wanted to go to cosmetology school...simply so I could do my own hair! lol

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  11. So fun!! I'd let you do my hair. It's mad curly. But it looks pretty straight.

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  12. Fun! Your french twist looks perfect! I wish I knew how to do fancy pants hairstyles!

    And I'm laughing at your new toys! What ARE they?!?! haha!!!

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  13. fun!! oh my gosh, your manikin's hair looks so good! And your cousins look adorable :)

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  14. wow that butterfly braid is seriously so awesome! i really wanna learn how to do it! :)

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  15. O mi gosh, that's a looooot of tools you've got there! Seems very intereesting to learn cosmetology, it must be hard but fun. But why they have a black and white fashion rule for school?

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