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These Women Learned How To Style Hair In Three Days And Here's How Well They Did

"Look, the thing about burning a person is that it's generally frowned upon."

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Being able to do your hair so well that people think you got it done professionally is THE DREAM... a very distant dream. Still, the ladies in Ladylike hoped maybe they could come close and decided to learn how to style hair AND host a pop-up salon, all in THREE DAYS:

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First, learning day! With A LOT (A LOT) of help from our mentor Rebekah Lesser, we each learned how to do a different style.

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Freddie learned how to do Hollywood body waves on me (which is hilar because that's the style Freddie picked for me for the wedding hair video, which I eventually chose as my ACTUAL wedding hair).

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(We didn't have hair models, so we just had to practice on each other.)

I learned how to do big Southern hair on our intern Stacy:

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Jen learned how to cut bangs on an extremely brave Devin:

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And Chantel learned how to do a crown braid on our intern Lillian:

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Sure, our practice round turned out well, but for our pop-up salon, we would need to execute these styles on real people, with feelings and dreams and the ability to feel pain. GULP.

The day of our pop-up salon, I was not very confident:

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While Chantel was the opposite:

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Also, we named out pop-up salon Cham-puppy, because we had champagne and also everyone had their foster dogs around:

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Freddie's first "client" Chrissy was late, much to her displeasure.

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When one person is late, it throws off your whole day, be on time for appointments!

Jen was a ~consummate professional~:

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You need like three hands to do everything, and we were barely adept at using two.

A little ways in, Rebekah came over to inspect our work:

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And Chantel's "client every 15 minutes" assertion hit a little snag:

UGH WHY.
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UGH WHY.

And Freddie of course was just killing it all day:

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So, how did we end up doing?

My efforts at giving YB some big Southern curls turned into a very pretty look that was maybe a little bit too close to Freddie's look, but WHATEVS.

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It turns out Jen is actually really good at cutting bangs, even though each trim took about 45 minutes, lol.

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Chantel had to redo some of her braids and it ended up taking a bit longer than 15 minutes a person, but her crown braids still looked pretty ~tight~:

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And Freddie just nailed her Hollywood body waves because Freddie is just naturally gifted like that.

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IN SUMMARY: When it comes to styling other people's hair, we did OK. But being a real hairstylist is a fucking art form and you should shower yours in tips and punctuality.

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