Jacy (gojacy) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

ignorant beauty school students?

So, this past week I decided to get rid of my dreads because I just don't have the motivation right now to do the maintenance I should have been doing. No biggie for me, I do well with change. So I figured that I would do short hair because I had it a few years ago and loved it. I went to a local beauty school to have them do the whole thing. Well when I got there the instructor was trying to convince me that I would have to basically shave my head to get rid of the dreads. It took me like half an hour to convince her that my dreads (only 3 weeks old) would be totally easy to comb out, and even easier if they cut them slightly longer then I wanted and only combed out that little bit. She didn't believe me but went along with what I said anyway, and kept telling the poor girl doing my hair that it would be a waste of time. Well the girls started combing and cutting and seemed shocked to realize that I was right. And she kept commenting that my mine were the cleanest dreads she had ever heard of and that she expected to find food and trash in them. I would have left but I was convinced to teach that ridiculous instructor that dreads weren't dirty and could be combed out.

But seriously.. the point here... in getting dreads I kind of expected random people on the streets to maybe be a little ignorant about the dreads.. but I was appalled that a beauty school instructor would act like that... and even more so that all of their students would leave school with false information about dreads. I guess I just figured hair stylists to be a little more educated because it's what they do for a living.

Not to say all beauty schools, instructors, or stylists think/act like that.. but it was just really something I wasn't prepared for.

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