“It’s like you get a minor in psychology, too,” Rees said. “Customers tell you their problems. You form a bond with them.”
But cosmetologists work hard for their money. They’re on their feet all day as they do makeup, cut and color hair, do nails and facials and style hair, Rees said.
As a career center student put pink chalk streaks in the seventh-graders’ hair Friday, Andria Townsend talked about what she learned.
“I learned it will take a lot of time to do,” she said.
Rees told the students that her cosmetology classes work for two years to prepare for their state exams. They have to do 250 haircuts and 400 hair styles.
That work doesn’t scare Townsend, though. Her session on cosmetology made her realize that’s what she wants to do with her life.
“I spend all of my time now doing people’s hair,” she said. “I can do really creative makeup designs, too.”