By Dhrubaa Ghosh, Aug 30, 2021 19:15
Gone are the days when parents felt awkward about a kid, girl or boy, being seriously interested in managing hair. Given that the beauty industry is growing at a very high rate, being a hairdresser could mean very good money. But how do you know your child is serious about it and it’s not just a passing phase? Here’s our checklist of future stylist characteristics.
Creative but an influencer: Hairdressers tend to be artistic individuals. At the same time, they can influence other people to follow their advice. If your child is suggesting hair-cuts at the salon, and these cuts are actually looking good, you can take that as a sign.
Enterprising and social: Does your teenager have an Instagram page with lots of kids following his or her hair advice? That’s a very good sign of a future career, and you should encourage it. A kid serious about hairstyling will also have an enterprising streak, they will want to do things on their own, set up their own desk, keep the room creatively decorated, and try to proactively build a peer group following.
Playing with doll’s hair: Kids like playing with doll’s clothing and hair. But did your child actually try haircuts on dolls? Are their virtual Barbie and other dressing games looking better than the original doll?
Deep interest in hair styling tools: Many children like combs. But a child who is interested in playing daily with combs, gel, shampoo, oil, and hair decoration like bows, pins, clips, clutches, nets, bands etc. is serious about it. If you observe them closely, you will notice that they are using these as tools of the trade, not just a plaything.
Aware of the relation between hairstyle and facial features: A child fated to be a hairstylist will be keenly observant about facial features, complexion, jawline, hairline, hair quality and a number of other factors that match face type with haircut / hair type.
Never been scared of a haircut: Many young kids are scared of haircuts. But your child actually looks forward to them and interacts with people in the salon.