Jane (emilyimagine) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Jane
emilyimagine
get_up_dread_up

Arnt Cosmetologists supposed to serve everyone?

Here's a little story for you.

I am a cosmetology student. I plan on specializing in dreads during college and if all works out doing runway hair. I am the proud owner of 5 or so dreads hidden in my shoulder length, otherwise fairly average hair. In class we are doing braiding which was no big deal for me to be the client, I just had the girl that was working on my braid the hair above my crown (it actually turned out really nice). The girl told the teacher as she was walking by to check up on us that she was only braiding the top because I had a few dreads. The teacher gave me this disgusted look and said

"Don't keep going with this, it will compromise your experience here. You will be left out of things, you will have trouble getting your hair cut and you will be stuck working on a mannequin. You know what you have to do when you are done with having them right?"

I responded politely by saying that I am fully conscious, well versed and well researched in what I am doing and that I am fine with short hair, need be.

Its amazing though, how she would so obviously be against it and excuse me from things because of that. I mean hello? Work around the dreads? What if someone with dreads came in and wanted a style for their wedding day, what then?

Its just really stupid and I feel extremely rejected by someone that is supposed to be a teacher.

That's my story.
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