As I begin my 34th year as a Hair Stylist and my 22nd year as a brick and mortar Business Owner, I am filled with a mixture of doubt and pride!
I am proud of my accomplishments and yet I wonder have I, did I, will I ever do or be, good enough?
There is an Irish saying, "The man at the top of the mountain did not fall there".
On my good days I am so happy at Swans Studios. I love the look and feel of Swans, the mixture of the independent and collegial culture.
I am humbled by my appointment book of long time clients and new clients. The honor of serving my book of business fills me with a deep sense of creative and human satisfaction.
On my bad days I wonder if I could or should do things differently? I am afraid of becoming stale, jaded, stuck and just as afraid of falling behind as the styles and business practices change. Can I or will I stay up with the trends behind-the-chair and as a business owner?
When will I be at the top of my mountain? Who knows, but f…