Posted in News on October 15th, 2012 by Reagan
Do you call the person who does your hair a “Hairdresser” or a “Hairstylist”?
My friend Sarah and I used to insist that people called us “hairstylists” or “stylists” back when we were assistants, because hairdresser sounded old fashioned. We would joke that it sounded like we did perms and sat old ladies under dryers all day. Now I kind of like it, for the same reason of it sounding old fashioned. We’re dressing the hair up, making it pretty. It’s kind of cute. Plus this blog is obviously called Hairdresser On Fire, rather than Hairstylist On Fire, but that’s mostly because it’s named after the Morrissey song.
Anyway, I started thinking about old fashioned industry terms recently, and kind of laughed at the ones we don’t use anymore. For instance, it’s called a Hair Salon, instead of a Beauty Parlor. It’s called a blow out, instead of a curl and set. And when I was little, my mom called conditioner, “cream rinse”.
When I started writing this post I was curious if she still called it that, so I texted her….
What are some others I’m missing? This is fun.
PS I say muh-chew-wer.