10 Things You Might Not Know About the Life of Your Hair Stylist

Of all the jobs in the world, being a hair stylist is possibly one of the toughest jobs. I mean, yeah, you may think that all they do is stay in a salon all day and face large amounts of customers with raging hair problems, but what you do not know is the amount of brain power and hours poured into perfecting each and every hairstyle and colour to keep the satisfactions of their customers.

If you think that being a hair stylist is easy, you will think again after reading this.

1. It takes a lot of brain power – like really a lot

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It takes a lot of brain power to conceptualize the different hairstyles that people want. It also takes a lot of brain power to coax annoying-as-hell customers who think they know it all when it comes to the hairstyles that suit them best.

If you think you are so good, go cut your hair yourself lah.

2. They are often taken for granted

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Because you only think of them whenever you need a haircut or when you got yourself into a bad dye job and needs someone to save you. #sadtruth

3. A pair of scissors is not just a pair of scissors

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It’s a S$100 scissors that will make you look like the next Soong Jong Ki. It’s not those fake silver scissors you can get from Popular at S$1.50 ya.

4. They can maintain a conversation for hours

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Want the best gossip? They are the ones to go to because well, they are always talking and interacting with their customers the WHOLE time they are at their job.

So if you want to know the best deals in town and which auntie got the freshest pork that day, you know who to look for.

5. The amount of greasy hair they touch a day

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Is enough to cook a sunny side up.

6. They are doing a lot of harm to their bodies

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Every time you dye your hair at the salon, you are exposing your hair stylist to all the harmful chemicals from the hair dyes.

If you think that you cannot tank the ammonia smell from the hair dye, imagine what they have to go through when they dye 4-5 heads per day.

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7. They are always improving themselves

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These days, you need certificates for everything, especially when you are running such a hands-on business.

Even when it comes to hair dying, there are different techniques to achieving the right hair colouring techniques – dip dyes, highlights – they might not be as easy as you think.

8. People think they can do magic

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Many people think hair stylist are like wizards where you can walk in looking like Ru Hua and come out looking like Fann Wong. Nope, not going to happen.

9. Dying at a hair salon is not the same as DIY dying

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Hair colouring is not as simple as you think. Yes, you can get a box of dye at S$10 at Watsons and DIY it, but the colour will not be as evenly coated – macam kio tio sai.

So yes, I rather you spend the additional money and get quality hair colour because well, you really pay for what you get.

10. They love hearing about your problems

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Because they also need some form of entertainment once in a while. You know, just like how Grab drivers love to hear your stories, too.

Cassandra is a professional glutton and a lifestyle blogger who is always chasing the latest food trends in town. She documents her gastronomical adventures on her blog (www.cforcassan.com) and on her Instagram page (@cforcassan)