I-Search Paper, Cosmetology Essay, Research Paper
In the next few years, life will quickly pass by and the next thing
people will realize is that the class of 2002 will have graduated and we, the
class, will be out in the real world, living our lives, trying to make the best
out of life. In order for many people, including myself, having things you
want and having a ?good? life you need money. Money isn?t always the key to
life, it just helps you out in the long run when you do need things, but in
order to get those little things you need a good job or just really rich
relatives. Now for me, finding a job is important because I do have very,
very expensive taste and I?m not the greatest person if I don?t get those
things because I was spoiled when I was younger. As a starting point I would
like to try finding a job that would relate to cosmetology, but as a teenager
I don?t think that finding a job like that is guaranteed. But it is never to
early or too late to begin looking. Interviewing a licensed cosmetologist
would be the best way to find out information about the career and what
they?re personal pro?s and con?s of their field of work, and as that idea of
having an interview I went to my hair stylist, Lisa, and I asked her questions
about hair, nails, make-up and such. Some of her responses were surprising,
for example, for hair, to get some colors you must mix 2, or more colors to
create the ideal color that your customer desires, that your booked all day
or sometimes have nothing to do except for clean up your station (depending
on where you work) and organize you materials or just have a day off. From
hearing these things it doesn?t change my perspective on the career, it just
makes it more interesting to me.
?What made you choose this job??
?I choose this job because it was something that I always wanted to
be, and it was something I thought that I would love doing when I became an
?What did you do before you became a licensed cosmetologist??
?Actually, I didn?t really work that much. My mom was also a
cosmetologist and my dad had a lot of money so even though I was 18 and
still lived at home I didn?t work that much. I worked at a department store,
while I was taking night classes for my license.?
?Were there ever times that you that you got sick of your customers
and your co-workers that made your job not seem as great as you thought it
?I never had problems with any of my co-workers, but the customers?
Now that?s a whole different story. People aren?t as nice as they can look.
For instance, this one lady asked for a perm, and as you know, perms do have
a tendency to come out. Her hair was dead straight and she asked me to
permanent it with ringlet curls. I did, a month later the same woman came
back demanding her money back for the longest time and called me up
everyday for weeks about it. I even lost business from some people that she
knew that came to me because of this. Even though it may be called a
permanent its not always guaranteed. The majority of the time it is
permanent but everyone has different types of hair and if it doesn?t work,
then it just wasn?t meant for you.?
?If there was anything you could change about high school, what would it be??
?Change? For the most part, I wouldn?t really change much. High
school was great for me now that I think about it, it really are the best days
of your life. I think that I would change my grades. I never did that good, I
was always average, my parents wanted me to have set higher standards for
school but I never did, I was happy with the Cs and Ds I got as long as I was
passing. That was something that I think was stupid now that I look back at
it. I really wanted to be like all of my friends and go off to real colleges,
but I?m actually glad I choose this path, I?m so happy with my life and my
career. So actually no, I wouldn?t change a thing. If I did I probably
wouldn?t be here right now.?
My interview with Lisa made me realize that there is actually a lot
work that is involved in cosmetology, even though there may be long hours
and dealing with bad customers, and perfecting everything you do, I think
its something I really would like to do when after I graduate high school and
go to a trade school to get become a licensed cosmetologist. Most girls my
say that they want to become a cosmetologist because its all about make-up
and hair and it would be ?fun?. I know that its not exactly the best job
you could choose from, but its something that really interests me and I hope
that by the time I turn 18 and realize ?Wow, I?m free? I will know exactly
what I can do and where I can go to start out. This I-Search paper actually
gives me, and others a better view on life and that these things that we are
thinking about careers aren?t fantasies. This will be reality in 2 or 3 years,
and its better to start now and get a grasp on life before we are forced to
be out in the real world and wish that you had started this type of thinking
when you were younger.