We ask our Facebook fans: Do you remember your first client? Were you terrified? Did he or she like the results?
Amanda Jon Miller Lundquist I do. I was. She did and she's still my client almost 20 years later!
Karla Uhlir oh geez. I wasn't on the floor yet. I got called to do a perm and shampoo set. Since I was used to only working on mannequins, imagine poor Olga's surprise when a fly was buzzing around her head so i hit it with a comb! On Olga! omg. I learned to talk or keep them talking to remind me that I was working on a human. Oh it was a great perm!
Nancy Flowers Close Yes- and I was terrified.. just knew she probably knew I was a newbie.
Alicia Knadel Mine was a really old man named Wally. I was halfway through his shampoo before I noticed I'd been getting water all over his face!
Linda Lam My first client unsupervised..I she wanted to go back to her natural. I did it. She cried. I hilighted it. Then she was happy again. That was ten years ago and I still do her whole family's hair : ) ....lesson learned. Don't do their true natural— lol do a little lighter!
Alexander Scott Hair A 12 year old girl who brought a picture of a Japanese pop star! (:
Courtney Brown I remember my first beauty school client. I wasn't scared until we got back to the shampoo bowl and she told me to scrub her hair like a dirty sock. I will NEVER forget that. My first client was one of my friends, so I wasn't scared, I don't do her hair anymore now that I moved across the country.
Melanie Quinn Mine was a Japanese woman who didn't speak a word of English.....for a perm, oh god...
Nicole Anne Nock First client ever, in school, was an elderly man wanting a pedicure. Mainly his toenails cut. They were so thick they broke off in chunks, and flew into my hair!!! He told my instructor I didn't do a very good job. Poor guy needed a podiatrist, not a pedicure.
Cherie Matai Massier Cut her ear.....was absolutely horrible!!
Rachael Hall Wyant I was confident because of great training but nervous. Ill never forget my first client....very sweet.
Jayme Williamson I was terrified...but she is still with me! 9 years later!
Billie-Jo Robbins Spacek Yes, our salon was having a grand opening. She came in for a cut, I suggested color she loved her look and I referred her to our nail tech and she got her nails done. I bought her lunch and she had a wonderful experience.
Nancy Jane Lane 30 years ago I did Barbara's nails.I was ready to take on the world. We turned our working relationship into a great friendship seeing each other through thick and thin. Still in the business,own my own salon and my Barbara is still my client but even better my friend!