A few weeks ago, I was invited to be part of a panel at the American Hairdressers Association conference.
I had never attended an American Hairdressing Association conference before and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attend.
I was invited because I had attended an earlier conference, a Hairdresses conference, which had been held in San Francisco.
When I got there, the first person I saw was the executive director of the American Association of Hairdressors, Lisa McKeown.
I was thrilled to be in her company.
I knew the conference was about making hair care accessible to all Americans, and I was excited to be there to hear about some of the issues that I have been raising about how the industry treats women.
Lisa McKeynott, Executive Director of the Hairdressers Association (photo credit: American HairDressing Association)I was excited for her to introduce me to the panelists, but it quickly became apparent that I was going to have a tough time getting to know them.
I have never met a panelist before.
They had to introduce themselves to me.
I walked up to Lisa Mckeynott.
She looked up at me, smiled and said, “Welcome to Hairdressed, where we’re all just happy to be here.”
She then introduced us to some of our panelists.
We were joined by two female panelists: “The Girl” and “The Nanny.”
“I’m sorry, my name is Jennifer.
I’m from the Bay Area, I’m an accountant.
I am a woman and a woman’s rights advocate.
I would be a great panelist.””
The Nancy” and “Missy” were both very good, but they were very different.
Jennifer is a straight woman with a degree in social work and is currently working at a community center.
“It’s not about who I am or what I have.
It’s about being a human being, not a tool.”
“Missy,” on the other hand, is a transgender woman who identifies as a woman.
We all sat down in a small conference room and I had a very hard time connecting with the other panelists because I was so focused on myself and what I needed to do to make the most of my time at the conference.
I had to ask a few of the panelist about their experience as an American hairdresser.
I asked about their experiences in the industry, the importance of hair care, the different challenges women face when transitioning and much more.
After the panel, I went over to the salon to make my appointment.
The first person who greeted me was “the guy” who had been standing next to me the whole time.
He had come up to me and introduced himself as “Buck” and he was also a hairdressers who had worked in the salon before.
I asked him about his experience as a salon employee.
He told me that he had to do a few things, but he was able to get away with them because he had a good relationship with the owner of the salon, who is a “really nice guy.”
I told him that I wanted him to know that I really enjoyed the job and that I enjoyed working with him.
“You know,” he said, as he smiled, “I don’t have a problem with you.
I know you’re a great person.”
I asked him what he thought about me working there.
He told me, “It’s just like being an employee.
You know what you do.
You do it because it’s the best way to do it.”
I was confused.
I wanted a conversation with someone who knew how to work the hair and was also someone who cared about me.
I felt so comfortable at that salon and wanted to ask him if he was comfortable with me.
But then he started talking about how he was glad that I would like to be an American, and that he loved my hair.
I said that I could tell by the way he looked at me that this wasn’t an American salon.
“It is an American place,” he responded, “but it’s a little different.”
I asked what he meant.
He said, “If I had to pick one thing, it would be that they treat their employees fairly.
If I could get away from that, then I’d probably love it.
I feel that way every day.”
I then asked if he had any tips for other American hairdresses who might want to be a part of the conference: The best advice I can give to anyone interested in working in hair care is to be honest with yourself and tell me what you want out of life.
It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, what your job title is, what kind of salary you’re earning, you should always be honest about what you need.
If you’re just trying to make a quick buck, then go back to your