My daughter got her cosmotology kit today (that's me and my daughter in the photo). She rushed inside to show me all of her new toys: hairdryer, flat iron, haircutting scissors and razors, combs, those clipper things they use on the guys...she will probably have a parade of her friends in my home soon...giving away free haircuts.
She's been cutting her friends' hair for years. She also colors their hair and puts in extensions. She's quite talented. Now she's taking the classes in high school and will be able to graduate with a license and the ability to earn a good living.
I don't think her father was happy about her chosen vocation at first. I have no problem with it. I think it's wonderful that she will be doing something she enjoys, plus this is not a job that can ever be outsourced to India and cannot be done by robots.
I would like to see her aspire to more than working at the mall giving haircuts all day. I would like her to start her own business, or learn to do stage makeup and work on films. She thinks I'm crazy. I will support her no matter what path she chooses.