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February 3, 2020

5 Reasons To Become A Hair Stylist in Portland

If you are passionate, hard-working, and have an entrepreneurial streak, you may have what it takes to become a great cosmetologist. Cosmetologists are a special breed. More than simply learning trimming and styling skills, they should know how to navigate client relationships, expand their portfolios, and run businesses effectively.

Phagans hair design programs aim to teach the most important skills needed to be successful in this field. Our goal is to set students up for success with the industry knowledge they need. Let’s take a look at some reasons why becoming a cosmetologist in Portland can be a great choice for a future career.

1. Flex Your Creative Side

As a stylist, you have the freedom to show off your artistry in every haircut. From techniques like perms and chemical retexturizing to coloring hair, innovative creativity is always alive in Portland.

Cosmetologists can build client relationships that last a lifetime! Your chair is the place where customers can feel welcomed, and you can become more personal with regulars you connect with. As you develop your own unique style, you can become recognized for your individuality or even the type of cuts you do well.

2. More Job Potential

The skills you can learn as a cosmetologist may allow flexibility in future career choices. Whether you choose to work for a shop (and in Portland there are plenty) or open your own, cosmetologists can find many places to foster their talents. At Phagans, you can study hair design as well as manicuring skills and skin care to give yourself more techniques to work with. We hope our graduates can draw from many methods to make themselves a success. Our school teaches hair theory, design techniques, and business skills to help give our students a variety of options.

3. Meet New People

Do you love meeting new people? Are you somebody who can talk to anybody? Salons are known for their social scene as much as their services. One of the best parts of the job is being able to connect with your customers. If one of your strong suits is making new friends, this career could be perfect for you!

4. Connect With A Community

The community you serve is an important part of any career in hair styling. This industry is uniquely situated to become a fixture, rather than just another shop. You serve the people in your area, and know about their lives, passions, and interests. If you are already passionate about Oregon and the people of Portland, you can thrive behind the chair.

5. Become Part Of A Tradition

Hair salons of all types have been around for a long time, but they have always been a place where women go to escape from the mundane and to indulge in luxury treatments and local gossip.

Today, salons are still important cultural centers of shifting styles and fashions as well as local news. As a hairstylist, you can take part in this tradition and make your chair a fixture in the community.

Here at Phagans we hope to provide our students with an in-depth knowledge of hair design that can take them to the next level. Get the education you need to gain the career you want! Check out our programs and start dates. We can’t wait to work with you toward your goals.

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Happy Valley, OR
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