Hardest Lesson Learned
When I first enrolled at Pivot Point academy I was petrified, I saw nothing but a sea of people already so gifted in the art that I so wanted to be a part of, and it was nothing short of intimidating. I wanted to be so talented, so strong that I found myself hating every design I ever created and I suffered because of it. I would take down every up-do before it was completed, stop a roller set because it wasn’t perfectly straight, and give up on a haircut because I wasn’t working they way I wanted and it bothered me, it bothered me so much that I contemplated if I had even chosen the right profession. I seconded guessed my passion, and wondered if id ever be perfect at anything, but imperfection is perfection.
That was the hardest lesson I had to learn in beauty school. It’s okay to not be good at everything, especially when you’re just picking it up for the first time. Everything will come to you in time. Before you know you will improve to a level you never thought possible. Take everything one step at a time, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Practice at home, call a friend or do a little extra reading, talk to people, whether it be at school or through social networking sites, enter competitions and work with some great hair designers that only want to see you improve. There are a lot of stylists that would love to see you grow and take your place as the next generation of hair stylists.
I myself never saw myself entering a hair competition but through the advice of my peers I entered and ending up taking the 1st place prize. Competitions are a doorway to a bunch of amazing opportunities and I encourage everyone to enter, even if you don’t place you still walk away with great education. Even as a beauty school graduate the road ahead is still unknown but with my education behind me, I’m prepared to never stop learning.
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