I originally started off hairdressing but after college strugled to find a job:( I took one in a salon I thought was nice, it turned out not to be and it's sort of soured my hairdressing outlook! I hated the figure crunching, the constant pressure of sales, the spreadsheets, the bad atmosphere and constant "team meetings". So I left. That was over a year ago now and the shop I was in has since closed down (bad management!!) I carried on working in the barbers that I was in part time. I love the laid back atmosphere and the banter, it's basically a walk in shop, we don't take appointments, but it does get BORING! When I started off training I just wanted to specialise in colour, and now I do none:( So my question is what should I do to get back into it?!
Should I write to a larger company, such as Toni and Guy and ask them for extra training and explain how I want to end up as a top colour technician/trainer?
Should I approach a local salon and ask them for part time work to build even more experience?
Am I just going to land myself in a bad situation again, should I just stay put? (The owner of the salon I used to be in is regional manager for a much larger company, so I know his management techniques are being used elsewhere) I should mention I work in the barbers 2 days a week and I also have a bar job (which I LOVE) at the weekends so would ideally get another part time job to merge. I am thinking about cutting my hours back at the bar though, oh decisions!!! Don't you hate it when you come to a crossroads in your life?!