I am a 22 year old female hair stylist from the north of the UK. I attended college to gain my NVQ level 2 and 3 in hairdressing after I qualified I struggled to get a job within a salon as I had no experience so I took a year off doing other jobs and earn money before applying to work for Steiner to be a hair stylist onboard a cruise ships which I got. I spent 9 months onboard and got a lot of experience in cutting and styling hair but not a lot of colouring. I came home and got a job within a salon but was laid off after 8 weeks due to travel issues but I believe they think I was not experienced enough. I then got a job in another salon but was mainly assisting and could not gain a clientelle or experience so I chose to become self employed within a salon and after 8 weeks I recieved 9 complaints so they laid me off too. I understand complaints are never a good thing and cost business' money and reputation but after every service I asked the clients if they are happy with it to which they all told me yes then complained to another member of staff or days after. I feel hurt and confused and am torn about whether or not to change my career. Does every hairdresser experience this or is it a sign that hairdressing is not for me? I love all aspects off hairdressing and try to keep up date as much as possible. Any advice or comments would be truely appreciated.