Woman Ruins Hair Learning from YouTube
Recently I was catching up on the latest episodes of L.A. Hair featuring Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble and one interesting clip made me put my DVR to good use. In the scene, a woman comes into the Salon to get her nails done and the Nail Technician refers her to China to get her hair done. However, on further examination of her hair the Stylist realizes its a horribly done weave AND that she did it herself following instructions from a YouTube video. You can check out the full clip below for the full dramatic reaction and dissecting of the weave:
Is YouTube Making a Stylist’s Job Unnecessary?
This leads me to wonder whether YouTube is making a Stylist’s job harder or replacing a Stylist all together?! As an upcoming Stylist and YouTuber, I feel conflicted. On one hand I strive to provide knowledgable hair care advice and tutorials to my supporters but on the other hand I wonder if by sharing techniques am I losing potential clients or by not explaining a technique thoroughly enough can someone cause damage to their hair?!
Youtube Salon vs. Real Salon
As a YouTuber, I understand the desire to save money and the accomplishment that comes with the success of a DIY but as a trained Cosmetologist, I understand the complexities of each hair texture and the science and art that goes into PROPER hair care. And like he says in the video, so many people are trying to do their hair off YouTube videos and then have to go to a Stylist to correct their mistake. So why not just go to a Licensed Stylist in the first place? The response most people give is that they “can’t find a trustworthy Hair Stylist”. Then the follow up question normally leaves them baffled, “if you don’t trust just any Hair Stylist with your hair, how can you trust just anyone with a YouTube channel to tell you how to maintain it”?
What do you think? Is YouTube making a Stylist’s Job Unnecessary? Share your thoughts in the comments!