Mid-Career Crisis

THE REALITY OF OUR CAREER CHOICE AS HAIRSTYLISTS

As artists, it's to be expected. But when it happens to you, its debilitating intensity may come as a very unwelcome surprise. For stylists, creative burnout is especially difficult. In part, this is due to the prevailing (and infuriating!) misconception that we're not artists. For some reason, the general public tends to think of us as on par with a mechanic, a waitress, or a cashier. All those are respectable occupations, but few of them consider their work to be an artistic expression.

THINKING ABOUT WHAT IS NEXT Finding yourself at a crossroads in your career can be an uncomfortable discovery, and a crossroads point can mean many things. Perhaps you're thinking of quitting entirely. Maybe you're leaning towards changing specialties. Or you might be thinking about changing salons...