Sunday, August 3, 2014

Be Present

I see the last time I posted a blog was in 2012... oh man have I been out of touch! Im here now though. I'm present. I'm present in more ways than one. I've been doing hair for a long time and as any stylist knows we have ups and we have downs. Times that were fully present in what we do. Other times we just "do".
Recently I've become a member of a stylist forum through Facebook. Rebecca Taylor, who I've admired her work for a long time, started the forum. Stylists from all over the world are a part of it. Its truly amazing how we all feed from each other, learn from each other. Seeing each others work, being part of a large community of people that do the same thing, it makes you want to be better at what you do. It really lit a fire in me about hair. I don't believe it ever went out but sometimes it dwindles down. The flames are burning hot now. 

One of the things that I decided was I needed to learn some new techniques. Balayage and ombre were something that even though I watched YouTube videos, I just couldn't seem to master. Another was Vivids colors.  I knew I needed a class. Of course what better person than Rebecca Taylor. She was 4 hours away. My dear friend and mentor Heidi Grether and her sweet assistant and stylist Alanna decided to go together. I saved up my money and headed to take this class...Let me say... It changed me as a stylist. I feel like now I have more options with color than I ever had. I now have more vision for my clients than ever.

 If you're a stylist let me tell you, don't be afraid to spend money on education... I promise it's worth it, every penny. You're clients love knowing you're learning new things too. It says to them that your not just there to do their hair and go home... you are present. You're there for them. 

All pics here are are from my class and some work that I've done since Rebecca's and a few other classes I've taken. I hope you enjoy.