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    Hey-o! I just came back to dancing after a long break. I'm an 8 year long veteran, moved to a new area, new club, etc etc.

    This time though, I came back with a buzz cut! It's sort of grown into a short pixie at this point.

    I know there are A LOT of posts about short hair. Here's the thing....I believe short haired girls can make money.

    In fact, I've NEVER been turned down based on my hair alone. I don't think I've gone a whole night without at least one customer telling me, "I don't normally like short hair, but I LOVE yours!"

    BUT....right now, I work in a dive bar. I'm pretty good at sniffing out money when it is in there, but there are many nights when it simply IS NOT there. I'm now considering travel, or trying a more upscale club.

    So.....should I invest in a wig? Maybe weave? I don't really like the idea of just taking my hair off at the end of the night, so that's where weave is appealing.

    But I don't want to make an investment of several hundred dollars, unless it will actually increase my earnings.

    Right now, the short hair thing is kind of working for me, but it can be a confidence killer in more upscale places.

    Thoughts?

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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    My coworker has a shaved head she gets cheap wigs from amazon and they look great. If you have a pixie cut your hair may be too short to braid for a weave and clip ins will look off. Micro links are expensive and you’d be better off with a wig in my opinion. Personally I like the versatility of wigs. You can always audition with the wig then wear your short cut after.

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    As far as buying wigs goes....several of my co-workers have them. Some look great! Never would've guessed they were wearing them.

    Others look.....terrible. The hair moves to the side and I can see the actual cap. The hair line doesn't look natural at all. It's cheap and shiny looking, etc etc etc.

    What's the best way to avoid this?

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    Practice with YouTube videos. Tweeze the hairline so it doesn’t like obviously fake and lumpy. Avoid really thin ones or wigs that look like they belong with a Halloween costume. Dry shampoo can get rid of the too shiny look. I’d go into some beauty supply stores if you have them in your area and try a few on.

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    Thanks so much for your response!! I'm poking around on Amazon and I'm just wondering:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077P...bEL&ref=plSrch

    Is this trash?

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    Someone reviewed it. It looks good but a bit thin and you’ll probably need to trim the bangs but it looks like a decent starter wig. https://www.samsbeauty.com/service/B...-36155583.html Here is a similar wig that’s a bit thicker, 1 is jet black for color reference.

    https://www.samsbeauty.com/service/p...g-Maleeka.html

    https://www.samsbeauty.com/service/p...e-Wave-28.html

    And some other options you may like. YouTube has a ton of info in making cheap wigs look natural and keep in mind it’s dark in the club so it really doesn’t need to be perfect. Good luck and don’t be scared to experiment with styles and colors. Blonde today brunette tomorrow lol.

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    You're amazing, thanks so much for your help! I think i'll give it a try �� I mean, $25 isn't much, so if it doesn't work out, who cares? But if it adds to my earnings, it's a great investment!

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    I've seen every hair type make money. It shows that guys don't give a s*it. However, I prefer bleaching my dark brown hair blonde. Or, I wear a blonde wig. But I noticed I make more money when I don't wear a wig. But I think it's because I'm more confident without a wig. But I've seen dancers with a crew cut or a ratchet wig clean up. So I think it has to do with your confidence in your hair style.
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    I think one benefit of a wig may be help with creating my character. I've always had a hard time separating my real self from my work identity. My short hair is intimate to me. I don't really like getting compliments on it at work, because it's a part of myself that I don't want to share. You know?

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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    Literally impossible to say without pictures. Understandable if you'd rather not post any, though.

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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ftinytot View Post
    Thanks so much for your response!! I'm poking around on Amazon and I'm just wondering.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077P...bEL&ref=plSrch

    Is this trash?


    Yes! That's a cute wig. But I've gotten really bad quality wigs on Amazon. Is there a beauty supply close to you? I go to one by me to get wigs. And I usually have better luck than buying online. Because I can try it on and feel it myself. And, yes, I understand that you want a different persona when working in a club.
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    Lol1337a I think we're getting our wires crossed here. I'm not questioning whether short hair works for me or not. I'm just wondering if earnings go up after the switch to long hair.

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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    Oh I know, it just depends so much on the person and their look that it's difficult to give meaningful advice (about whether it's a worthwhile investment when going upscale).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lol1337a View Post
    Oh I know, it just depends so much on the person and their look that it's difficult to give meaningful advice (about whether it's a worthwhile investment when going upscale).
    Oh ok, I feel you.

    Well this is a picture of my hair, although it's actually a little bit shorter than this now
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    ^^^^ Very pretty!
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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    In my experience most girls I've worked with who start out with short hair (pixie or buzz etc) even when they looked phenomenal with it, end up growing it out, wearing wigs or extensions, etc.

    It's likely easier to get "cold" sales with longer, "traditionally feminine" hair. Obviously personality will close sales and there are guys out there looking for women with short hair, but if you're not against the idea of a wig I'd think it would make things easier.

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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    Cute. But I'd invest in wigs to break the monotony and get your foot in the door at new clubs.
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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    As far as wigs go you should:

    Not get a super cheap looking one
    Get it professionally thinned & styled
    There's a tool you buy to beat the shiney look out

    I'm going to a trans. store in my area, they have tons of great wigs!

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    Default Re: My hair: a money maker or breaker?

    I vote to get a wig. I have a really cheap one and guys don’t care...lol. I could put a wig on broomstick and leave it out on the floor and I’m sure guy would try make out with it.

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