Hey ladies! I have recently decided to move BACK to Southern California but I am only familiar with the San Diego area. Ideally I would like to be in the Los Angeles area. While I have traveled there plenty and can get around relatively well I would love some advice! I'm a hairstylist and would obviously start fresh and I am already losing my nerve to make the jump as I've had people tell me I won't be able to afford it and will struggle.
Is anyone else a stylist out there, making it on their own? I'd love to get into a commission based salon full time but if not immediately possible I'd be open to working at a blow dry bar like I already do and then maybe assisting or something else part time. I just need to be able to make the rent and not be stressing like I do already.
What am I looking at as far as renting a decent studio or 1 bedroom apartment by myself while working full time as as stylist? Is that going to be impossible starting out? Will I have no other choice but to go towards a roommate situation? Any and all advice you have would be lovely.
Kammi, I really have no idea about how easy it is to land a job in So Cal in your profession. But I must tell you that this group has gone pretty quiet. So you should also post this to the General Discussion forum. You may get more answers that way.