(Editor’s Note – I apologize for the delay on this blog. I’ve been having issues with the photos uploading and for some reason WordPress keeps crashing – but all is fixed now 🙂 YAY)
OH EMMM GEEE – I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I passed all of my tests and my practicals in hair cutting so i DO get to advance – whoooo hooo! Not only did I pass – i blew those freaking tests out of the water! I love Regency Beauty Institute!!
OK, let me back up a little. Last week was mostly review for our test. Saturday, we had to “test out” of hair cutting. That means we had to do our Practical Exam where we actually went through the entire process of the cut. Our cut for our Practical was the Solid Form. Luckily, my friend Ali has no fear and volunteered to be my model for the test. Everyone was responsible for bringing their own models. AND, our models must have loved us because they had to be there at 8:30 on a Saturday morning!
The first part of our test was our practical exam. We had to greet our clients, bring them to the back, drape them for a shampoo, escort them to the shampoo bowl, shampoo 3x & condition 1x – cover their hair with a towel, sanitize our shampoo station, then escort them to the chair, comb out the hair, section and perform the cut. We were being watched almost the whole time. When we were done with the cut, we were to sweep and sanitize our station quickly (this is very important – there should NEVER be ANY remnants of the hair you’ve cut by the time your client leave the chair) and have the instructor check our cuts (yay me – almost perfect – only one point in the cut!!) Ali had a lot of layers, so I didn’t cut any of the shorter ones, only the ones that reached our initial guide line for the solid form.
Then, we had to blow dry and thermal style the hair. ::WHEW:: Ali has a lot of hair – but it felt SO NATURAL to be behind the chair.
Once that was finished, we escorted our guests to the door. I went a little further and started telling her about the Rewards program that Regency has – that way when I’m actually out on the floor, I’ll be in the habit of doing it. 🙂
Ali left and it was time for us to get ready for our written test.
I had made flash cards the night before so my husband could help me study. When we were in review mode during class last week, our instructor gave us what topics to study and the pages they were on. There were NO SURPRISES on this test. For that, I was truly grateful. So, after my practical exam, I offered up my flash cards to the other girls in the class so they could do some crash studying before we went to lunch.
We broke for lunch and most of us walked down to Albasha – this amazing greek restaurant around the corner – and got our grub on. It was SO good.
Then when we were finished, we went back in the classroom to wait for our written exam – dun Dun DUN – we studied the flash cards a little more and then it was time to take our test. Imagine our surprise when we learned it was THREE separate tests instead of just one test! There was a test on hair cutting, a test on trichology, and a test on thermal styling.
We finished our tests and waited for our grades – I scored a 100 on trichology, a 96 on haircutting, and a 102 on thermal styling! SWEET!! The only question I missed on haircutting (there were 25 questions) was about which grip controls the still blade on your shears – the answer is the finger grip, but i absentmindedly put thumb grip. i knew it as soon as I turned it in and could have kicked myself!
Once everyone turned their tests in, we were told we could do what we wanted to each other (mani-pedis, cuts, shampoos, waxes, etc.) so one of my classmates asked me to cut her hair. YAY! I started getting ready to shampoo my classmate’s hair when all of a sudden – here comes one of the instructors, she tells us to come back to the class real quick because she had given us the wrong trichology exam. WHAT?!?
Evidently, they split trichology into two parts – Trichology A and Trichology B – (how very original) and evidently she gave us the Trichology B test when we were actually supposed to take the Trichology A test because we haven’t taken the second part of Trichology yet! – HUH? But I got a 100 on it! Oh well – had to take another test – luckily it was only 10 questions – and guess what? I got a 100 on that test too! HAHAH so there.
NOW we can go get down on the shampoo bowl & cut her hair 🙂
The other girls did a pedicure and some waxing and I cut and styled my classmate’s hair. : here are some photos – their faces have been blurred to protect their fabulousness.
and here’s another fun one…lol. this student wanted a pedicure – but the student who was going to perform it told her to wash her feet first… so she was washing them in the shampoo bowl! – don’t worry – we sanitized it THOROUGHLY after she was done…hahah
Wash Your Feet!
Over all it was a good Saturday! Almost everyone passed all of their tests and I think everyone passed their practicals. We’re still waiting on information for Student Counsel, but hey, we’re only there part time so maybe we don’t get to have one… i don’t know. I have another post coming right behind this one about a contest that’s being run through Regency, so STAY TUNED!!
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