How to Learn Hairdressing From Home

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How to Learn Hairdressing From Home
Learning how to cut and style hair is a convenient way to save money. (braiding image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com)

When work hours are a deterrent to your dream of learning to style hair, finding a way to style hair from your own home may free your time as well as give your spouse and children an outlet for their hair styling needs. Note, however, that while your home study may be adequate for styling your family's hair, it is not sufficient to earn a cosmetology license in most states.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Take an online or DVD course. These courses can be found by visiting a video tutorial site such as latest-hairstyles.com.

  2. 2

    Study a book on hairstyling and cutting. Learning to properly cut your hair is a skill that should be practised; therefore the book you study should have sections with diagrams and photographs to show actual hair cutting techniques, and basic to advanced hair styling procedures.

  3. 3

    Practice on doll heads. Most cosmetology schools and regular hair product stores have mannequin heads available to purchase for practicing your hair dressing styles. It's best to purchase a doll head that has long hair and one with shorter hair. Making a hair cutting mistake will be less of a frustration if you can move on to the next doll and start over.

  4. 4

    Practice on your spouse and children (but no one else). After you have become adept at styling your mannequin doll heads, you can move on to practicing styles on your spouse and children. Make sure that you have mastered your hair cutting skills so that your family is not forced to wear your styling mistakes to work or school.

Tips and warnings

  • Refrain from performing hairstyling services on anyone besides your immediate family members (your spouse and children). A cosmetology license is required to style the hair of anyone who is not an immediate family member.

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