|Maturely spraying on blue lips after airbrush class. I guess the magenta eyeshadow just wasn't enough.|
So, I’ve been in school since last September - - it seems like months: 7 to be exact. Funny, because that’s about the same number of times that I’ve been called “mature” by patrons of NBU.
Here’s the deal, I enjoy being called mature. In most situations, we all do, right? At beauty school however, I’ve found that “mature” is used in a little differently than the typical context. It’s kind of the same context as it was used when I went to the popular second hand store Plato’s Closet, and tried to sell back a bunch of my clothes (which I consider to be good stuff - - mostly name brand and even some designer stuff). Guess what I heard after two hours of rummaging through my four tubs of wardrobe sacrifice?
“Thanks so much for bringing your clothes in… we found that your brands a little mature for our shoppers.”
What? Too mature? You sayin’ I’m old?
They were - -nicely, of course. J
I thought it would be fun to share a few one liners I received from my loving clients at NBU. I know I’ve got a few years on most beauty school students (they say the average is 22… I’m the ripe age of 32).
Here are a few gems my precious beauty seeking clients weren’t afraid to point it out:
- “You’re probably old enough to remember what I’m talking about…” (From a lip wax client that was telling a story… clearly I was the only one in the room old enough to identify.)
- “Are you an instructor? You seem…. mature....... um. It’s probably just how professionally you dress.” (BTW – we all wear black. Black leggings and giant shirts most of the time. I’m guessing the latter statement was out of remorse once she realized how the first one sounded.)
- “So, I’m guessing this isn’t going to be your real job, right? I mean, somebody your age knows how much the beauty industry pays.”
- “You’re doing good keeping up with these trendy young gals! How old are you anyway?”
Ahhh… the bliss of being mature. As one client said to me a few days ago, “You just keep hanging out here… these girls will keep you young!”
Gettin’ Beauty Schooled,