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So I've been a vegetarian since the end of June and vegan for a couple of weeks now and I'm starting to try and weed out all of the beauty products I own that contain animal products or are tested on animals. This got me thinking about my career choice.<br><br>
I'm very passionate about hair and makeup and making people feel good about themselves but I'm starting to freak about what I'm going to do when I start beauty school in February and the products I'm expected to use might not be vegan. Maybe it's just because I quit smoking and now everything freaks me out if I think about it too long but I just don't know what to do. I guess I just need somebody to talk me down.
 

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Very few of us are able to live our lives completely devoid of animal products or products that have been tested on animals. There are vegan chefs who have to cook with meat and dairy. You might have to learn using products that have been tested on animals, but that doesn't mean you have to use them on yourself or when you start working. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If you're considering a career in the "beauty industry" as you call it, you need to ask yourself some serious spiritual questions aside from just "is it vegan?".
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3045301"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If you're considering a career in the "beauty industry" as you call it, you need to ask yourself some serious spiritual questions aside from just "is it vegan?".</div>
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And what's wrong with the beauty industry? Of course, aside from "is it vegan?"
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3045301"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If you're considering a career in the "beauty industry" as you call it, you need to ask yourself some serious spiritual questions aside from just "is it vegan?".</div>
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And if you feel the urge to needlessly belittle someone for wanting to do something they're passionate about, you should just keep it to yourself.
 

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Honestly, I think the beauty industry needs more conscientious people like you. Good for you for doing what you're passionate about. Maybe you can even introduce some people in beauty school to your favorite animal-friendly products.<br><br>
I agree about opening your own business, too. If I knew of a local place - say a hair salon - where the service was good, the price was reasonable and the products were non-animal-tested, I would go there exclusively. So would lots of people who don't normally think twice about if their products are animal-tested. Win-win.
 

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I'm a cosmetologist, and I love using, and recommending to my clients, as much vegan products as I can. My salon currently doesn't use vegan color, but we have a vegan product/shampoo line called Pureology. It's amazing.
 

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I agree about opening your own business, too. If I knew of a local place - say a hair salon - where the service was good, the price was reasonable and the products were non-animal-tested, I would go there exclusively. So would lots of people who don't normally think twice about if their products are animal-tested. Win-win.</div>
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You're completely right. I was actually thinking about that the other day. And it might even educate people a little on animal testing and what's actually in their products.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I'm a cosmetologist, and I love using, and recommending to my clients, as much vegan products as I can. My salon currently doesn't use vegan color, but we have a vegan product/shampoo line called Pureology. It's amazing.</div>
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It definitely makes me feel better knowing there's another one of us out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love informing my guests about the product, and why i stand behind it. You just need to find a vegan product you like, and can be passionate about it. I'm all the time asking reps, "does this test on animals?" I'm also all the time researching online other products we use.
 

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Oh, and vegan make-up lines are not that hard to find~! We don't use make up at my salon, but the ones i own at home are all vegan.
 

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I'd be more inclined to bother going to a beauty salon if there was a 100% vegan one near me. Maybe if you talk to the person running the course, they may allow you to bring in your own products to use rather than the supplied ones? My sister used to be a beauty therapist and they got given like a kit, i dont think itd be a big deal if someone used other products instead as long as they did the same thing.
 
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