Hirdressers, it’s the best profession in the world, says a barbie haberdasher in Atlanta.
And while we may never get to be as good as the world’s best, there’s no denying that it’s a good job.
“The world is in transition, but there’s so much talent out there, there are a lot of talented people that want to get into this profession and it’s so rewarding,” said Kristin Hodge, who has been hairdressing for 20 years and has had over 1,000 clients.
“There’s a lot more of these amazing people in the industry today that have nothing to do with the industry.”
So, if you look at the work that I do, I do it for my own personal happiness and I think that’s what I’m striving to achieve in the future.
“While hairdresses are not a traditional profession, they are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, accounting for over 2 million jobs in the past year alone.
The hairdressor’s success is partly down to the fact that they are able to make a living doing a craft that many people don’t know they have, Hodge said.”
It’s so fulfilling, it brings so much joy to my clients.
I have clients come in from all over the world that say, ‘I don’t even know you, you’re the best hairderer around.’
I think they’ve really gotten into the profession, that they’ve become very invested in the profession and they’re really happy with it.
“Hodge said hairderers can be very protective of their jobs, and often feel pressured to wear the same style for years, something she does herself.”
When people come into the salon, they see me in my uniform, and they think, ‘Oh, you must really be that person.
I’m going to think I’m wearing something different every day,'” she said.
Hodge is a barber by trade, and when she started her own hairdyling business, she was told to stop doing her own hair because she had too many clients.
So, instead of wearing a new look every day, she decided to start over.”
I’m really happy that my clients love me and I’ve had so many amazing ones that they say, I’ve never seen so many happy clients in my life,” she said of her new customers.”
And it’s just really nice to be able to bring in so many people that aren’t as well known, and people that are really into the industry and love what they do.
“And while the industry is booming, Huddle and other hairdiers said they do feel like they are under siege.”
As more people are finding out about the profession … there are more people that think hairdries are not glamorous,” Hodge explained.”
If you have people that you don’t really know, and you’re not the person that is the best, you’ve just got to be careful about how you wear the hair, and if you are a little bit too conservative with the style, you have to be really careful about that.””
And, honestly, it does get hard, you know, I have so many customers, and we’re constantly trying to do our best and do the best job, but it’s hard,” she added.”
But I think as more people see the work, they’re more into it, and I love that.
“We’ve been told, ‘Look, you can’t be so strict, and be as strict as you want to be, but you have customers, you don.
It’s up to you to dress it up, you do your best.”
Humble said she’s grateful for the support she gets from her clients, and the industry as a whole, but she does worry about the trend towards men’s hairdyles becoming more professional.
“In the last couple of years, it has become very important that we get our hair done and it has always been about making people feel good about themselves, and that’s not something we’re ever going to change,” she explained.
But for those who do choose to work in the hairdryers field, it may be worth it.
Handy tip: Ask a hairdist if you can wear a wig, and she’ll gladly tell you if it’s okay to wear it, as long as you wear it properly.