Mike Parker

Cosmetology, Hair Matters!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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“You wanna be taken seriously, you need serious hair.” - Melanie Griffith in the film Working Girl

There is something epic about hair. From fairy tales to Broadway songs, the qualities of a beautiful, healthy head of hair have been extolled and rhapsodized over.

“Gimme a head with hair! Long beautiful hair!” sings the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Hair.

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, that I may climb the golden stair,” was a familiar refrain from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Biblical strongman, Samson, credited his long, flowing locks with giving him the strength to slay 1,000 men with the jawbone of a donkey. But when he succumbed to the charms of Delilah, a bad haircut was his undoing.

If you think hair was only important to literary heroes and Broadway stars, think again. Hillary Rodham Clinton, while addressing Yale’s 2001 graduating class, quipped, “The most important thing I have to say today is that hair matters. Pay attention to your hair. Because everyone else will.”

Hair matters because:

  1. It’s personal - our hair grows directly out of our bodies.
  2. It’s public - our hair is typically on display for the whole world to see
  3. It’s malleable - our hair is one part of our bodies that we can control and change at a whim.

Hair matters, to everyone, but especially to women. There is a reason Americans spend more on beauty than they do on education every year, and it’s not all about vanity. Right or wrong, perception is a powerful thing, and the perception is that being pretty is advantageous, both socially and economically. And the reality is people who are perceived to be attractive earn more and are more likely to marry than others.

The problem is, your clients’ hair doesn’t always behave. In some cases, you might be the miracle worker who saves the day. In other cases your client’s problem might be rooted in a medical condition that you are not qualified to address. Knowing some of the signs of hair conditions can be a big advantage in helping your client achieve the best look possible.

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