Rarely are there shorts cut to success, and even if it appears as so, often times there are years of trial and error that you haven’t witnessed. I’ve learned that timing can be everything, and sometimes it’s just not my time. And even though it may be someone else’s time doesn’t take anything away from me.
If you follow me on instagram you may have heard my story before. 4 years ago I took the biggest risk of my life.
Yesterday while walking Leroy with my boyfriend I started reflecting on it. I think my exact words were "Holy shit I really just went for it, didn't I? I was so sure of myself. That's the wildest thing I've ever done"
I don't know about you but I hate washing my hair, heck I hate showering, it seems like such a waste of time. ( tell me I’m not alone in this!)
I know I’m not the only one who struggles with greasy hair...
Anyone else feel last week was extra long and hard? I couldn't sleep, I felt sluggish, and my anxiety was sitting higher than it usually does. This happens every once in a while for me.
After speaking with a few friends and realizing it wasn't just me feeling this way, I thought I'd share with you all 4 ways I keep my anxiety in check.
Get ready to laugh at this inside look at what an appointment with me is really like...
As I sauntered into the gym for the first practice, I stopped by the office door to double check the list. Not really too worried, my eyes scanned that piece of paper fairly quickly, and then again more slowly. My name wasn't on the list.
It can at best annoying and at worst be something you feel self conscious about. But I've found a solution and put together a video for you all to help.
Learning my thresholds and being able to listen to my body to know what its needs has been tough. I used to push myself past these times thinking that I was weak, or lazy. That some how I needed to 'keep up' with some unrealistic expectation I had set out for myself.
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Before I give you all the details on how to win, here is my 100% honest review of each product
If you've been on the hunt to find a quick and easy way to put your hair up for an evening out, a special event or even an everyday cute updo , look no further.
Ever wondered what the heck you do with that little attachment that comes with your blowdryer? and what it's it purpose? Watch my tutorial to get the best out of your blowdryer
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.
I remember seeing this quote as a kid and not really getting it. But the more life unfolds I realize how much my quality of life is controlled by my response to it. Recognizing that what is happening is only a fraction of the equation and the real power is in my response.
It takes courage to come forward. How do I know? Because I have been paralyzed in fear about speaking up.
For many of you this subject may make you feel uncomfortable or even make you cringe that I would share so openly and honestly. I get it. If that’s you and if this is as far as you read, know that’s OK.
For me, communication is just as important, if not more, than the service itself. When you choose me to be your hairstylist you are investing in me. I want to make sure I take the time to sit down with you face to face and get to know you before touching your hair.
My greatest feeling of success doesn't come from creating great hair, that in it's self is subjective, but seeing that you love your hair.
Who gets to determine who the best is anyway? Who are you giving your control over to? What gives anyone or any group the power to give out that title?
There is no such thing as being perfect, or being the best. There is no reaching the top. Just do the best you can right here and now and learn from everything along your way.
The clear vision and dream that I had of my life had vanished. And with out a clear vision of what's ahead I had no idea how proceed in life.
Just before moving here I bought 500 fake followers for $2.99. Yup, I'm admitting it guys. I sold out.
Know that you deserve to be treated with nothing but love and respect. Especially from yourself.
The conversation went great, I was proud of myself for speaking truthfully and honestly and into the discomfort instead of assuming, being vague and feeling hurt in the end out of my own lack of communication.
I decided to make a video to show you all that even hairstylists struggle to do our own hair. It's easy when we stand behind you and effortlessly make your hair look great, but really we can only do so much when we can't get behind ourselves.
I was hoping to be fully recovered by now and come back better than ever but I'm left feeling a bit raw. It's as if I am seeing everything with new eyes. My perspective has shifted and I am over stimulated with thoughts. My mind is going a million miles an hour in different directions and it won't slow down. It's an amazing place to be in but the newness is uncomfortable and I find myself wanting to rush out of the process. Get back to the comfortable and known.
In the last few minutes of daylight I was able to snap this picture. With the salon door open and me standing outside I let in just enough light to capture Sarah's hair.
My salon is a sacred space, a space for women to be heard and validated beyond their hair. I have created a consultation process to ensure we are not only hearing each other but we are being understood. We are connecting.