“I get to do what I’ve dreamed of doing since I was six.”
That’s a sentence that I say, pretty often. Whether that’s to a client, who’s curious about how I got into this career…or to myself, when I’ve just been put through the ringer at work. How many of us get to live out their childhood dream?! I do not take it for granted, either. This is what sums me up in a few words: a daughter, a sister, an Aunt, a Christ follower, a business owner, a stylist.
So here I am, 10 years into this business; and I’m more excited about it now than I was when I first started. In 2009, social media did not have the same impact that it does now. Not even CLOSE. How lucky am I that I get to display my work for the world to see, and communicate with my clients this way? I strive to create relationships with all my clients, and I’ve been successful; but thanks to this site, I get to take it to a whole new level.
A blog…this is the newest level that I decided to dive into. Another way that I can connect with my clients, my followers, the world. When I’m behind the chair, I like talking my clients through the process, explain what I’m doing and why. That’s probably because I’m a control freak! When I was a teenager, I was always so anxious to get my hair done; I would have this vision in my mind of what I wanted, and usually left with something that was close, or just missed the mark completely. I talk through what I’m doing; because that was never done with me. I never had a stylist talk to me about how the colors work, why they were using the products they close, why they decided to use a specific toner, etc. I want to give that to my clients! Not only do I want them to leave my chair feeling beautiful and confident in their new look; but I want them to leave with some knowledge.
The BEST compliment I can get, is to have someone sit in my chair, and say, “do whatever you think needs to be done. I trust you.” I trust you. Those are the important words to me, and they hold much value.
I’ll be writing about my experiences behind the chair, exploring product reviews, sharing color knowledge…the options are endless! I’m excited for this next chapter, for this blog, for this chance to connect with you guys on another level!