Career and Parents

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    Oct 31, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    Im currently enrolled in School at a Community college Ive only been attending for a couple of semesters but Ive always had an interest in doing hair and I wan to go to hair School. I know if I went to hair school it will/might be a dead give away to my parents that Im gay. But Im confused of what to do should I just finish college then go to Hair school Im only 21.
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    i have a business degree with a concentration in finance. i'd say its not considered the gayest profession out there. doing hair on the other hand, kinda a dead give away. i say talk to you parents, let them know the truth, then pursue your goals!

    good luck!
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    And why is hairdressing a giveaway to your parents that you are Gay?
    If your Mom & Pop have not suspected already that you might just be that way orientated, they will find out sooner or later, especially as you get older, having not paired up with a female.
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    Thanks Man. Yeah best bet is I should talk to my parents. Or First Finish college then I could always do Hair school after i finish college.
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    @NotthatOld-Yeah thats true. They would find out later on down the road Not having a girl friend.
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    Fuck the 'rents.
    Im about to kill my father for his constant butting in when it comes to my edu. icon_evil.gif (Not literally)
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    Nov 01, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    rbrcky saidIm currently enrolled in School at a Community college Ive only been attending for a couple of semesters but Ive always had an interest in doing hair and I wan to go to hair School. I know if I went to hair school it will/might be a dead give away to my parents that Im gay. But Im confused of what to do should I just finish college then go to Hair school Im only 21.


    First thing, you need to work on your relationship with your parents, and come to understand why you feel you cannot be honest with them.
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    Nov 01, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    im taking a grad level career development class and im actually doing research on college student career development....

    before you make a final decision, I would talk with a career counselor or take a career assessment. trust me, i know this sounds vague, but a counselor will help you with self discovery, and the assessment will give you more career opportunities you never would have thought off (based off of your interests and strengths)

    This is just on my perspective...however I understand you have many other important things to consider.
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    Nov 01, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    @brownbear787 I agree with you and I was actually thinking of doing that exact same thing and Taking a career assesment test to find out what are my strengths and weakness.
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    Nov 01, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    Career Counseling is a useful resource....there are so many things such as a person's values, personality, worldviews, culture, gender, SES, and life roles that can guide/explain a person's career growth and path....as well as a person's strengths, interests, weaknesses, and abilities.
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    Nov 01, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    I'm Contemplating on going to Cosmetology school also!

    Believe it or not, There are straight guys that do hair also and I'm not talking about barbers.
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    Nov 01, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    Yeah thats true I Straight guys also do Hair school. I still dont know if It would be worth it or not Ive got some friends telling me to go for it and others saying that with this economy it would be better to jus stick to college and then go to beauty school. I still need to do more research. If I go to beauty school i want to attend Paul Mitchell.
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    Nov 01, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    rbrcky saidYeah thats true I Straight guys also do Hair school. I still dont know if It would be worth it or not Ive got some friends telling me to go for it and others saying that with this economy it would be better to jus stick to college and then go to beauty school. I still need to do more research. If I go to beauty school i want to attend Paul Mitchell.


    Yeah it's going to be hard to find Clients due to the economy unless you work at great clips where you get a lot of walk ins. The best advice I got From someone who went to cosmo school was to find the cheapest school you can afford,because Cosmetology school is all about hours and passing the state board. Yeah, There are great schools out there that will teach you amazing cutting/color techniques to use when you work in a real salon,but The stuff they teach you for the state board is all the same stuff whether the school cost $4,000 or $40,000. You get what I'm saying? ( I hope lol). So my advice would be to go to Cosmo school ( That you could afford even if it's Paul Mitchell) Have fun and when you graduate take some master classes to improve your coloring/cutting techniques.
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    Nov 01, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    Choosing a career based on your ability to hide your sexual orientation from you parents seems odd to me. icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 01, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Do what makes you happy. Right now Im pursuing a career in business, but I dont like it. I just want the degree just as a back up just in case if something happens in the future. My passion was culinary and im going to culinary school after im done getting my BA. I dont think its a dead give away that you are gay, they might suspect something. If you really want to do that with your life then do it. If your parents dont agree with it, tell them its my life and this is what makes you happy icon_razz.gif.
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    Nov 01, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    averagejoe saidChoosing a career based on your ability to hide your sexual orientation from you parents seems odd to me. icon_confused.gif


    Im not doing it to hide my sexual Orientation but Im not ready to come out to my parents and I think that would be a dead give away to them.
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    Nov 01, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    I finished a degree in software engineering from a very nice private school, graduated with honors, had several prestigious internships throughout my college career, and graduated in the top 5% of my class. I still have trouble finding full-time work. Don't let your career depend on the current economy. If you want to cut hair, go for it. At this point, a degree isn't going to get you a job. And when it comes to cutting hair, if that's what you really want to do, a degree will get you absolutely nowhere except buried under a mound of debt you don't need.
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    Nov 01, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    Pyrotech saidI finished a degree in software engineering from a very nice private school, graduated with honors, had several prestigious internships throughout my college career, and graduated in the top 5% of my class. I still have trouble finding full-time work. Don't let your career depend on the current economy. If you want to cut hair, go for it. At this point, a degree isn't going to get you a job. And when it comes to cutting hair, if that's what you really want to do, a degree will get you absolutely nowhere except buried under a mound of debt you don't need.

    Yeah thats true, Nothing worse than later getting a job I didnt want icon_neutral.gif