3. You can't tan in a tanning bed or get scorched outside and complain about sunspots. Yes, your skin is going to look golden and fabulous while you're in your twenties but I promise you once you hit 30 or so all those dark spots are going to rise to the surface and you're going to be hating life. Don't even get me started on skin cancer. It's not just a fairy tale that your mom tells you about to get you to wear sunscreen. It is real and you better believe it. Yes, this picture is of a woman who was a truck driver so half of her face was exposed to a lot of sun. Which side would you rather have?
4. School was a beast for me to tackle. I enjoyed the homework and the information we were learning but I don't think I was a "typical beauty school girl" and that made the days extremely long. As if 10 hours a day in a tiny classroom didn't already make my days long.
5. I can't do everything for free. I once was invited to do waxing at some lady's house while she sold jewelry and hand bags or what have you. I spent hours prepping and buying extra waxing sticks, strips, gloves, baby powder, borrowing a facial bed from someone, etc. I show up and she sends me down to the basement by myself. I sit there for an hour and a half doing nothing. I was suppose to be leaving in 45 minutes and then 30 women all want their brows and upper lips waxed. They tell me to hurry up. Uhm...what? I'm pretty sure the last thing you want me to do is wax off your eyebrow by trying to do it in 15 seconds. To make a long story short the lady hosting the party thought that she and 10 of her friends shouldn't have to pay for their waxings because she was kind enough to let me come to her house to do it. My thought process was that I didn't get anything free from her and I just drove over an hour to her house and wasted an hour and a half of my time sitting doing nothing.
6. I love what I do. Yes, I have to touch strangers feet. Yes, I don't mind "popping strangers zits". Yes, I have waxed the backs of men who have so much back hair that I couldn't see their skin. Yes, people have farted while I was waxing their bikini lines. Yes, sometimes it isn't super glamorous, but I enjoy it. I love making someone feel confident and happy about their skin after they have struggled with acne for years. I love educating clients about what products are really going to help their skin.