It is no secret The Hair Nerds have a bit of a soft spot for cosmetology students.  Erin and I, both work on the education side of the industry 9-5 and we will most likely never kick this feeling.

What’s not to love… students are often found trying something new with that “balls to the wall” excitement most of us forgot we once had.  They crave any and all knowledge an educator is willing to give them and are making plans to conquer the hair world. (at least the eagles do… haha)

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This dose of daily sunshine  reminds us of how important these cosmo cuties are to the future of our industry and how delicate they could be if left in the wrong hands. Now run to the closest beauty school, scoop up a few future day makers and make a difference! Mentoring isn’t a community service… it is a hair family affair!

Every Hair Nerd has a Beginning…

Some of us grow up as salon brats, others received that life changing experience at a salon and a lot of  you just did it to pass the time not realizing it was your true calling from the start.

Hair Nerds CosmoStudents cosmetology school Ms Carrie Sign

Becoming an educator was something I had always thought about in the far future but was sure it wouldn’t be in the immediate plans.  Yet now, the sound of “Ms. Carrie” has become some kind of magical melody to my ears.

Funny how life happens. To teach someone how to use their hands and create is an amazing, addictive high.

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The other day, I was helping a student carefully rinse her vivid violet and blue slices out of the surrounding palest of the pale yellow. I was chatting and laughing with my surrounding students when I caught the glimmer in this future color masters eyes.

At that moment, I felt a strong tug at the heart strings, realizing she just felt that feeling… You know, the one when you know you pulled it off and you tell yourself…”Ok, you can breathe now.”

We looked into each others eyes and all I could say was…”Amazing job!” knowing if I even said a single word more we’d be crying… This is one of the best examples of why I love Cosmo Students so much!

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There are only two kinds of Cosmetology Students… Eagles and Chickens

Eagles soar in the sky and swoop down for opportunities and continue to soar higher and higher

Chickens cluck all day, walk in circles and eat each other’s shit… never leaving the coop

Don’t be a Chicken…

 

15 Reasons to love Cosmo Students…

1.Cosmos love to get involved in themed dress up days… Like Katy Perry day!

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2.Cosmos love to share their masterpieces…

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3. They will  perform a happy dance in front of your desk  just to make you smile…

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4.They insist they wore their gloves during their Ellumen application…

Hair Nerds CosmoStudents Cosmetology School Hair Color on the Hands Goldwell Elumen Hair Color

 

 

5.They dive into a day of Halloween makeup and show us all what can be done with a Kryolan palette…

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6.They bake you goodies when you start your 1st very own class to celebrate…

Hair Nerds Heart  CosmoStudents Cosmetology School Cake for Ms Carrie

 

 

7. Cosmos can produce the most creative color wheels…

Hair Nerds CosmoStudents cosmetology school Creative Color Wheel

 

 

8. They bring you Starbucks…

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9.They wear their battle wounds with pride…

Hair Nerds Heart Cosmo Students Cosmetology Bandaged Scissor Fingers

 

10. Cosmo students make shirts with your catch phrases on them.

Hair Nerds CosmoStudents cosmetology school #KIC Keeping it Classy

 

11. Cosmos get involved with community activities…

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12. They let you dress them up like Cholos and Cholas during hair and makeup projects…

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13. They always seem to know just what to buy you for Christmas…

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14 .They can turn their hair color competition submission into a positively fun and hilarious moment with their wit…

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15.And they share their most magical moments with their educators…

Hair Nerds CosmoStudents cosmetology school Ashley Vandermast Modern Salon First Chair Student Competition

 

 

Remember …

No matter how you got behind that chair or on stage in the trade show circuit, there will always be one thing that unites us… Beauty School.  We’ve all given some poor soul a really, really crappy haircut but this was our right of passage, the glue… instantly bonding us with every little cosmo student out there.

So remember the next time you get hit with fifty questions from a student or the new assistant in your salon… He or she was once you. Someone answered your questions and now its your turn.

 

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For all of you striving cosmo eagles.. seize each and every day. Don’t waste your precious time in cosmetology school by wandering around or not trying the new technique you have been shown.  It’s your chance to get your hands dirty and make those priceless mistakes to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to go out there and be amazing!

 

Cosmo Students! Share you work and journey with all the Hair Nerds of the world!

Just use the hash tags #HairNerd & #CosmoStudents to be featured on our site!