salon thoughts

Welcome to the New Decade, Y’all!

What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been!  Thanksgiving came late, and that seemed to push everyone into a sprint to Christmas.  It’s nice to be back in the regular ebb and flow of our routines again.

We started a Facebook business page in November because it really is the marketing wave of the future.  And present.  We were really iffy about it for a long time, and then one day I told Chloe, “We’re doing it.  And we’re going to do lives everyday this week!”  She was less than enthused.  Our first video was NOT a Live.  We had to feel it out first. And it’s been great!  I truly feel that this industry is headed in a positive and beautiful direction, and we want to be a part of every second of that.

If you know us, then you probably already know that we make fun of each other.  And ourselves.  We like to laugh.  We like to have a good time.  We love our clients.  And we LOVE this industry and all the new and exciting techniques out there.  I hope that comes across in our videos and our online presence.

I wanted to do a Live about this, but I didn’t want to get verklempt on camera.  I recently read something about setting an intention for the day.  I’ve been practicing this for awhile now.  I schedule time in the mornings- sometimes just 10 minutes- to sit and drink my coffee in peace and quiet.  Look out the window.  Picture my day in a positive light.  Then I can get up and pack the lunches, set out the clothes, get the girl ready for school, allll the things, with a clear mind and heart.

This post about setting an intention mentioned specifically focusing on a word.  Something that will shape the day.  A favorite yoga class that I went to YEARS ago had us all do this at the beginning of our practice that hour. It really helped me focus on what I wanted to get out of each class and what I could breathe back into the world. (Soooo much breathing in the yoga.)

Today, really the past few days, I’ve been zeroing in on the word “grateful.”  It’s so easy to get caught up in the little things and get overwhelmed.  If you know me, you know I can buzz around like a little bee sometimes with the little things.  But this week’s intention, this special WORD of the day, has brought me back so many times.

I am grateful for this career.
I am grateful for both of my suite mates.
I am grateful for the opportunity that was given to me all those years ago.
I am grateful for this beautiful new workspace where we can create.
I am grateful for you.

new beginnings

Photo Shoot

On Sunday, Chloe and I went out to a sunflower field to get some photos for the website and our social media accounts.  My friend from college is an excellent photographer, and we had recently reconnected.  We have had so much fun with her!  I had this vision of us laughing in a sunflower field with the early Autumn sun shining.  I don’t know why or how, but sometimes these things come to me.  Well, it must have been meant to be, because this sunflower field was exactly what I pictured.

We also got some family photos, and I got to hold Chloe’s baby for a little while.  She had on these tiny jeweled strappy shoe things, and my daughter exclaimed, “Oh look!  She even has a pretty bracelet!”  Y’all, it was the tiniest pearl bracelet ever.  PRECIOUS.  I can’t wait to see what Mayter Scott comes up with after she works all her magic.

She had us popping our hips and taking deep breaths, laughing loudly with a “HA HA HA!” to get the shots we wanted.  She’s absolutely right; you pop your hip out and see if your whole attitude doesn’t change for the better.  I’m also super glad Chloe and I did each other’s hair 2 weeks ago…because folks…our roots were ROUGH.  We hadn’t done our roots in FOUR MONTHS.  We are stylists!  How did we let this happen?! We decided to make standing appointments before the holidays.

Note to self (and all of our clients): Put it on the books before it’s too late!   🙂