Tuesday, October 20, 2009

First Day


All the teachers are "Miss." Like in preschool -- Miss Lisa, Miss Stella, Miss Ebony, Miss Karen, etc. We started right in with color -- which is great because that is my favorite. I'm the only one that asks questions. Two girls put their heads down on the table during the lecture and one was actually asleep. It's like high school. In fact the hardest part for me is that you have to leave your phone in your locker - - only allowed to use it during the 45 minute lunch break. Today I'm going to have to copy 50 questions and answers into my note book. I don't think I've every had to do something like that, ever. But I was always in the "smart class." No smart class in beauty school. I'm feeling self conscious about my grammar and vocabulary. I'm going to try to keep my head down and my mouth shut. 'Cause frankly even though I finished my touch-up application early and will excellence; I SUCKED at doing finger waves. (Does anyone actually wear finger waves any more?)
First day and already we were told that "Pantene is a terrible product. NEVER use Pantene." I think they're wrong about that. When I briefly worked on that brand they told us it was developed from burn medication and was great for hair. I'd like to know who the myth of "bad Pantene" got started among salons/stylists. My Marketing Brain will have to look into that one.

3 comments:

sk8rallballmom said...

I agree that Pantene sucks..from a users perspective. I tried it once and it left an oil slick on my hair that took many shampoos to remove...yucky stuff. I agree with Miss Whoever......

deeconsumer said...

Wow...hate that you're hearing bad things about Pantene. I work for Pantene and can assure you this is a myth started in the professional salon industry years ago. Also, different versions are meant for different types of hair so we'd love to help you find the best one for you...click on http://www.pantene.com/en-US/consultant.jspx

Our expert quiz will help you find one that's right for you. Thx, Dee.

AdMom24 said...

DeeConsumer : I think it's great that you guys are totally tapped into the social media. It's so weird how the "Pantene is bad" thing is so pervasive among stylists. You should think about doing some "influencer marketing" -- like Olay does with dermatologists and Crest does with dentists. when I worked on the brand in 1992 it was far and away #1 in terms of volume. I know that it's not any more. The category is so crowded, but I also think this weird salon myth about the product is eroding share. Just my two cents as a Marketer turned Cosmetologist.