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Picture the scene: You come home after a hard day at work, constantly on your feet, washing, cutting and styling hair. Finally you get to sit down and relax and your relative/friend walks in and says, "Oh love, please can you give my hair a trim? It's looking lank and horrible and it's only a trim so it won't take long." You roll your eyes and reluctantly agree, all the while dreaming you could be enjoying a well-earned rest with a cuppa and your favourite magazine...

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No matter how much you love being a hairdresser, there is always one little thing that annoys you. We were intrigued to see what these annoyances are for all the hairdressers out there so a while ago we asked our lovely Facebook followers to finish the sentence “You know you’re a hairstylist when…” 

…and here are the results…

You know you're a hairstylist when someone walks in with really dark hair and wants to be platinum blonde in their hours lunch break! Doris Icabod Minis

You know you’re a hairstylist when you take off your bra at the end of the day and clumps of hair come away with it! Jamie Allan

You know you're a hairdresser when you pick hair out of your coffee/food and it doesn't bother you. Tori Kiff

You know you're a hairstylist when you can be anywhere & you start looking at people's hair & mentally judge! Jaydee Alexandraa

You know you’re a hairdresser when half your wardrobe is black! Sheldon Harrison

You know you’re a hairstylist when you don't wee or eat for hours at a time! Lisa Beanie MacBean

You know you're a hairstylist when you can eat a whole sandwich in 2 minutes whilst stood up mixing a colour. Lydia Davis Quayle

You know you’re a hairstylist when you’re so busy doing everyone else’s hair that yours doesn't get done! Amz J Mancini

You know you're a hairstylist when they show you picture of how they want their hair to look, but then proceed to say “but I don’t want a full fringe, I want mine to the side and I don't want my layers that short, and can you keep my length a little longer…” so nothing like the picture then x Kimberly Jude

You know you’re a hairstylist when all day long you repeat yourself to every customer and when you get home you actually can't be arsed TALKING. Gary Kay

…you’re trying to explain that layers aren't cut in numbers. Jade Muir

You know when you’re a hairdresser when... no matter how many times you get your nails done they always look minging from all the hair dye. Aimie Wallace

You know you’re a hairstylist when next to your washing machine you have a collection of section clips removed from every item of clothing! Samantha Barrie

You know you're a hairdresser when you're the only one out of your group of friends that stays in on a Friday. Sharon Dudley

You know you’re a hair stylist when you make yourself a tea/coffee and by the time you get around to drinking it it's cold but you drink it anyway. Abigail Ruskulis

You know you’re a hairdresser when you’re in a shop queueing and you know each strangers base colour by numbers in your colour book. Samantha Hartley

You know you're a stylist when you have to do all your friends hair on a night out and haven't then got time for your own!! Sarah Wild

When every piece of clothing you own has bleach on it. Frances Hopper

You know you’re a hairstylist when your friends and family call you from Superdrug and ask your advice in what colour they should buy for their hair. Cara Hall

You know you're a hairdresser when going home with foil packets in is normal and when you have to remove cut ingrown hairs with tweezers from your skin. Lorraine Low

You go to put your boots on and a big chunk of freshly cut hair falls out of them!! Carina Lowen

You know you're a hairstylist when you arrive at a family party and the first thing anyone says is "oh, I need you to do my hair soon.” Jen Crane

When you can't be bothered to do your own hair! Marie-louise Taylor

When you keep referring to the cooking time for food as the 'development time.' Elizabeth Simpson

You know you're a hairdresser when you have half of your own colour done and it gets finished a week later!!! Amy Leanne Ashmore

When people think it's okay not to have money to pay for the cut/colour, and promise to pay, but don't for weeks. Maria Lee

When on your day off everyone in your eyes is bald. Amy Mc Caffrey

You know you’re a hairstylist when people send you pictures instead of texts saying 'want' or 'need'.  Markus Martinez

You know you’re a hairdresser when most of the clothes in your wardrobe itch when you put them on from the hair that won't wash out of the fabric! Tina Holbrook

You know you're a hair stylist when you’re the only person not complaining that you have to stand on the train...what's 20 mins compared to 9 hours?!!! Anne-marie Aldous

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You know you’re a hairstylist when you’re always last to get ready for a night out with the girls because you've been glamourising everyone else. It's always a two minute run round the mirror and freshen up with deodorant. Sharon Emslie

You know you’re a hairstylist when you have scars all over your hands.. Sam Pope

When your nails never look the same again.  Maria Solloway

When your kids are putting rollers in their sister’s hair to be like mummy.  Samantha Leanne Bailey

You know you’re a hairstylist when you have an operation and while I'm recovering I do a full hair consultation and end up with new clients.... Lol xx Lisa Jones

Your own hair looks like you just got out of bed. Yvette Burt

When you can eat, drink, pee, mix up colours and use your phone all within 2 minutes! Kirsty O'Brien

You know you are a good hair stylist when everyone leaves with a smile and says they need to make another appointment! Kim Hill

You know you're a hairstylist when during their hair appointment you have also become their friend, doctor, counsellor, but hey it's all part of our job... Love it!! Debbie Sisterson

...and the best one:
You know you're a hairstylist when you read each and every one of these comments with a knowing smile on your face! Lisa Payas

A big thank you to all who contributed and made us smile!

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