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Why Hairdressers Are Secure: Their Jobs Can't Be Exported
The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 4, 2012 | NEIL SHAH And DAVID WESSEL

Posted on 07/04/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 07/04/2012 6:08:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Before, during and after the recession, demand for one sort of worker has been persistently stronger: jobs that involve assisting or caring for other people—from fast-food workers to home-health aides to nail polishers.

These occupations have one thing in common: They aren't easily automated or outsourced abroad. "You can't send people to China or India for a haircut," says Israel Kakuriev, 37 years old, who has been cutting hair in midtown Manhattan for the past 20 years. Nor is there, yet, a robot that can cut hair or hold the hand of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's or do all the chores that flight attendants do.


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To: Kickass Conservative
My oldest girl is a hair stylist. She's good. Real good.

I expect her to own a string of salons....and making more money than I am.

21 posted on 07/04/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Pollster1

Fast-food restaurants begin outsourcing drive-through order-taking
http://www.catholic.org/hf/home/story.php?id=31789


22 posted on 07/04/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The flaw in his logic is that if enough jobs are exported, there won’t be enough people able to afford hairdressers. They will just cut their own hair, or friends will cut each other’s. And forget fast-food workers — I’ve found it easier, cheaper, and more nutritious to bring leftovers from home and warm them in the office microwave.


23 posted on 07/04/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Boogieman
Did you know Flowbee is racist?

It says (no joke) on the box that it won't work with "tight, curly hair" i.e. black hair.

24 posted on 07/04/2012 6:44:03 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Plus they can have special “cash only” pricing and can barter their services.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Revolting cat!

26 posted on 07/04/2012 6:57:08 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Osage Orange
All that and no $80,000 Student Loan hanging over her head.

Smart kid you got there. #;^)

27 posted on 07/04/2012 7:09:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: Osage Orange

“She’s good. Real good”

I can honestly say that most women search and search for a good hair stylist. When we do find one... we KEEP them! I tip mine very nicely because I’ve been through the “will it ever grow out and look normal again” phase.. more than once. Good ones (like your daughter) are GOLD!


28 posted on 07/04/2012 7:10:34 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Bratch
That's a shame, but I wouldn't be looking at the top of her head anyway. Then again...

Waiting for the Mod to delete this Post in 3, 2, 1...

29 posted on 07/04/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"You can't send people to China or India for a haircut,"

(gasp) Why it's so obvious no one ever thought of it before!

30 posted on 07/04/2012 7:15:19 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: MinorityRepublican
How about gunsmithing?

Gunsmiths around my area typically get around 75 bucks per hour with a 45 dollar initial fee to to look at your gun. They are usually swamped with business and turn a lot of business away.

31 posted on 07/04/2012 7:20:06 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: boop

I guess those folks need to buy the “Hair Wiz” from post 17, the commercial says you can use it to “trim those bushy sideburns” :)


32 posted on 07/04/2012 7:22:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: momtothree; Osage Orange

My hairdresser comes to our house, for the girls and me. When Bill, young Beau Handsome, needs extra styling he goes to her. Her son is in my Cub Scouts den, and she’s an epic flake, but she can sure cut hair.


33 posted on 07/04/2012 7:25:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bet you right wing nuts didn't know it was possible to pander to my base and help the economy at the same time!

34 posted on 07/04/2012 7:25:29 PM PDT by Zakeet (Like Barack said, "We can't be broke cause we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: howlinhound
Obama can demand everyone must shave their head. If you don’t there will be a tax. John Roberts will approve it.

Come on. John Roberts would never approve something stupid like that.

Oh, wait. Nevermind.

35 posted on 07/04/2012 7:28:26 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Boogieman
I don't use a flowbee but I do cut my own hair.

Its pretty hard to mess up a marine-style buzz, I guess.

36 posted on 07/04/2012 7:29:49 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile (Ask me no questions, I"ll tell you no lies)
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To: Zakeet

LOL, that’s awesome!


37 posted on 07/04/2012 7:30:50 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Bratch

Who is that?


38 posted on 07/04/2012 7:31:04 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile (Ask me no questions, I"ll tell you no lies)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The jobs can’t be exported, but workers can be IMPORTED. I work with the elderly and many of the workers in retirement homes are foreign.


39 posted on 07/04/2012 7:42:17 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Tax-chick

Wow! You found one to come to your house, too?!! I found my hairdresser about ten years back. I was having a difficult time scheduling appointments around nap times/feeding times and it showed! A friend of mine suggested her and I was thrilled! She can cut everyone in the family. The only styling she doesn’t like to do is perms (fine with me since I just highlight). She makes a good living and told me she started an “at your home” business for Mom with young kids/elderly who no longer drive/people recovering from surgery etc... She is booked solid. Good talking to you TC! I haven’t seen your name in a while. Missed you terribly!!


40 posted on 07/04/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by momtothree
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