Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm an eternal blog-neglecter.

So, yeah...Ive once again started a blog and then quickly neglected it. Sorry. I almost didnt even write this post, because of all the catching up there is to do. But then I thought, hey, this is MY blog! I will "catch up" in my own way! So thats whats going to happen.

Ok, so everything went as planned and I started Regency in Sept. I did all my practical and written work, passed all my tests, and kept my attendance rate above the required rate. I came to the end of my "workshop" phase and took my test to go out on the floor for my "rehearsal" phase. I passed..not a perfect 100, but I passed! I have been out on the floor since around the end of Nov. I havent had a whole lot of clients, since were a new school. But I get as many of my friends and family in there as I can. Ive also started advertising myself on Facebook as well as Craigslist. Trying to gain as much clientele as I can, so that I can get more practice in haircutting. Its the one area where I dont feel too confident in. Everyone tells me Im just too hard on myself...and thats probably true...but still. I DO need alot more education in that area. And today, in the classroom, we started the business unit of our curriculum. We were asked to fill out this form that asked you to state a goal you have. And then how you were going to obtain that goal. What obstacles would get in your way. Etc. The biggest problem with my school is that theyre not as focused on your education as they claim to be. We also had a huge class when I started, so there was little to no one-on-one time with instructors. Haircutting unit was a joke. I have since then made mention to the instructors and managers that we NEED more education when it comes to certain haircutting. And they all tell me the same.. "yeah, we will have to get some instruction started out on the floor sometime soon. We can totally do something like that!". And then? Nothing. I even told the corporate people, who came in one day to investigate some "problems" weve been having. I said that almost all the students feel like they are lacking haircutting skills. And they told me that they would get guest educators to come in and teach us some things. That was over 2 months ago. Nothing. SO...TODAY. I decided that I am going to MAKE this happen. I want to be the best I can at this, and if that means pestering my educators every single day, to show me a cut or technique, then that is what I am going to do! Its the only way to get things done. Be repetitive, and dont stop until I get the results I want. I think they just get so busy, and so distracted by all the girl-drama, that they forget to take care of REAL business. So, starting tomorrow, I am going to take the first step into getting the education I paid for! I have about 6 mo. left, and I want to get as much out of them as I can.

So theres my little rah-rah moment of the day.

Oh, and on the other spectrum of things...there is tons of drama. TONS. I expected as much, of course. But sometimes its just like, OMG...are you serious? Why do people have to be so ignorant and insecure? Ive learned to block most of it out..and to ignore the CHILDREN who thrive on negative attention. But some days I just want to hurt someone. Or, two someones...

Anyway. Im hoping to get better at updating and posting more. I would love your comments, questions, tips, etc. I'll try and get some pics on here soon. My new year resolution is to graduate and exceed my own expectations. Im hoping that having this blog will help me to do that!
Oh- Im changing my hair color this fri! I will post before and after. It will be drastic! Super excited!

P.S. Tip: One thing Ive seen in school is alot of backcombing ("teasing"). Alot of backcombing done WRONG. Taking sections of hair and vigorously raking it up and down with a comb, is NOT a healthy way to create volume. Instead, take a section and overdirect it a little and then take your teasing comb, and comb hair forward and downward- in a "c" shaping. This will build volume without causing breakage.

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