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Who doesn’t want every client to fall in love with them? You gotta agree there’s not a lot out there that feels as good as when a client says to you:
“Dawn, you’re the only one who can do my hair. No one, I mean NO ONE has ever been able to get it right like you do!”
I love those clients. They make my feel like I've fulfilled my calling and I'm a magical goddess.
It’s been a minute since my last episode, (life has its ups and downs, you know?) but I’m back! And I’m SO excited for this episode with my friend Jamie from Sheariously.
Jamie and I met a while back in one of my hair painting classes. She’s been a stylist for 13 years and has been a successful work-from-home stylist for the past six years.
It’s safe to say everyone craves feeling understood, right?
It took me a long time of working as a hairstylist to realize that the biggest factor of my success was my communication.
And when I say that I mean, learning how to communicate. It wasn’t something I was ever taught or something I knew to be important. I just assumed (that’s a scary word to use and something I’ve learned I should never do) that people knew what I was talking about and if they didn’t it wasn’t my fault, it was theirs for not understanding.
January 30 2016, is a day I’ll never forget. Looking back it was a pivotal moment in my career… but at the time I wanted to shrink down as small as I could and run away
See, I had the most loveliest client in. I had done her hair before and we were gabbing away while I applied her highlights.
Ten years into my career in the beauty industry, after some awesome accidental experiences in my travels to England and Australia, I was ready.
I was working in a salon that had recently had a change of ownership.
My boss had hired me right out of hair school, and she was awesome.
Gee, was i proven wrong quickly. Everything about this product is amazing ( and I say that with all honesty) . I can tell it was thoughtfully designed and even has a nice aesthetic.
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...
Get ready to laugh at this inside look at what an appointment with me is really like...
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.
Even before I tried their products I knew they were a company I could totally get behind.Then I tried the products (the true test) and they're amazing. No joke. Since I love helping other women in business, I've decided to partner with Voir to give you the chance to try them out in our Valentine's give away!
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.
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.
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.
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.