Naomi got her first shampoo today!
|by the end of the day, i wanted to beat the ass she didn't have.|
We aren't allowed to say "wash" hair, we have to say "shampoo", FYI.
Class is 5 hours for me (8 AM to 1 PM). We spend half of the class doing lecture, then the other half actually doing stuff. Today, lecture was about bacteria, sanitation, and disinfection. This is the third time I've had to learn the different types of bacteria (PCT school, MA school). I feel like I should be a staph expert.
We had to get in groups for a quick assignment. I hate group assignments, projects, anything. And the instructor has already informed us that we will do a lot of group work. There is ALWAYS the one person who just sits on their ass and blatantly does not care that they aren't contributing in any way. I mean, this person isn't just like "oh, I'm shy and I don't know how to work with people". No, they are like "I don't give two potatoes about you or this class, I'm going to do what I want when I want". Like...why are you even in school if you have that kind of attitude? You should just realize that the instructor doesn't have you do ANYTHING that isn't beneficial to you in SOME way. When you're in the field, you're going to have to learn to socialize and work with people. You can't make it alone.
After the boring book-work part of class, we moved on to our first project with our manikins. Sister girl Naomi has some seriously nappy hair and she sheds like a tree in fall, so we had to give her a
wash shampoo before we could work with her hair. Then we had to start on pin curls. There are a few ways that we can roll the curls, and they can be smaller or bigger. But there is a certain way that the curl is supposed to be pinned. And our goal is to do the entire head in 30 minutes. We will be timed on Friday for a grade.
And that is why I wanted to split Naomi's head open. I just could not get her curls right, no matter what I did. The craziest thing is that I've been doing pin curls for years in my hair. I love doing my hair pin up style and I never have a problem with it. Why is it so hard to do it on a different head of hair? I just got super frustrated today. I spent over an hour to get halfway up her head, then it was time to leave. Then the jerk decided to fall off of my backpack (we have a rolling backpack with stretchy strings on the side to stick the heads in) and roll into the street when I was walking to my car. I just threw her silly ass in the front seat when I got in the car and, sadly, proceeded to lecture her on the way home. "I don't know why your hair is so stupid, I do pin curls all the freaking time" and "I really hate you right now, you make me feel like an idiot".
I should be practicing right now. I was going to, but I picked her up and decided I didn't want to look at her anymore today. Tomorrow will be a new day, and I can start over again and start fresh. Milady has a YouTube channel; I'm going to see if there's a video on pin curls. Maybe seeing someone do it a different way will help me. It reminds me of when I went to PCT school and had to draw blood for the first time. I couldn't get it right. Finally, someone showed me a different way that they anchored the vacutainer, and suddenly I could draw blood with my eyes closed (but I did not, don't worry). It was a small change, but it made a world of difference to my technique.
I don't think I'm mad at Naomi. Or mad that I can't get the pin curls right. I think it's because when I went to school to be a MA, I had already known so much and already done clinicals in the med field so when everyone else was struggling to learn, I was going around showing everyone how to do it because I already knew. And doing it a second time was just more practice for me. And after two years, I'm just comfortable with all of those things. Being in cosmetology school is a different story. I'm out of that element I had, you know? I don't know everything anymore. I'm not the smartest person in class, I'm not the person everyone comes to for help. I am starting from scratch, and I forgot how that feels I guess. The good thing is that I'm not the only person who feels that way. I know I'm not alone, I just have to remind myself that there was a time that I felt like this before, and that I got the hang of it in no time and could eventually do it very well. I'll be nicer to Naomi tomorrow! Maybe.