Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mirror Mirror

Run towards your life
And look in the mirror
At your beautiful self along the way

I have noticed over the many years that I have stood behind my chair, that one or two of my clients have a bit of a hard time looking at themselves in the mirror, and in that moment my work has begun.

My client has made up their mind that there is no hope for a transformation from old to young, plain to pretty, awkward to gallant, no hope for a physical change let alone a nice cut and color.

Before and After Make-Over articles are very popular in magazines and in the media.  It is true that I can transform the outward appearance of my individual clients but it is beyond my scope to transform their spirit when they are down in the dumps and having a "bad hair day."

Recently, one client sat in my chair with a serious case of the "old and uglies."  I  listened, and listened some more. Then I took a breath.

I know more about this client than just her hair.  I know, that like many of us, she is bone tired, over worked, worried and on the edge of being burned out. I also know it is her wish I create a style for her that requires little to no effort to look great.

In our youth we can roll out of bed, throw on a t-shirt and jeans, brush our teeth, run our fingers through our hair and go. But, when one is a little older it takes a bit more effort.

Yet, many adults resist the reality that we need to make more effort.  The truth is it is important to choose the correct products, have regular salon appointments, and embrace the daily rituals of self care.  All of which can help lift one's spirit  in the midst of a hectic life.

We cannot roll back time but we can run towards our lives with our eyes wide open and see the beauty we are today.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Sometimes, I think people think they are not worth the effort it takes, or that spending time and money on self care is silly. Body/Mind/Spirit - it's all connected and I can't leave out the concern for the body (including fabulous hair), without feeling out of balance.

    You are magnificent, Suzanne! So glad to see you blogging : )