I want to go back to school to be a hairstylist, but because I don't qualify for student funding, I'm asking my mother to help me finance my education. One thing she continues saying (I think to talk me out of pursuing beauty school since she doesn't really want me to go) is that I would never be able to work at a professional high end salon, and no high end clients would want me to work on them if I had visible tattoos and piercings. I don't currently have any visible tattoos, but I have a few visible piercings and (small) stretched ears, and I do want visible tattoos in the future. This leads me to why I ask the question...
Assuming she dressed and carried herself very professionally like the rest of the salon's staff, would you trust a professional hairstylist if they had visible tattoos and piercings? Would you actively avoid them? Would you simply not care either way?
And an extra question -- have you ever seen a professional hairstylist in a high end salon with visible tattoos and piercings?
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When it comes to me, the customer, I don't give a crap what you look like, you could have three eyeballs, just do my hair right. Prospective employers, on the other hand, may have a different opinion. I think the most important thing is professionalism if you want to get hired. It's possible to look professional with certain types of piercings and most tattoos can be hidden under clothing if your employer has a problem with it.
As for your extra question, I rarely get my hair professionally done and when I do it isn't at a high end salon, so can't really answer that. Plus I've had the same hairstylist for years.0