I write about hair and business and the business of hair from both sides of the chair. I am a veteran salon owner, master hair stylist, colorist and educator. I am Vidal Sasson Certified and Framesi Hair Color Certified. I love to do hair, I belive in education and a superior work, life balance. Every day in the salon and in business is a new day full of creativity, opportunity and growth.
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Grey is Gray
These are not normal times, many are baking bread and gardening.
I have written a few poems that came to me in the beginning of SIP, when we were all grappling with the SIP order and I could barely sleep.
If I didn't already have grey hair I think the shock of shutting down overnight might have given me more than a strand or two.
Here's a poem with little bit of truth from what I know about grey hair from both sides of the chair.
The life we are living is different today than we could have ever imagined. Yet it is the life we have lived that gives us the wisdom and strength to carry on.
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of my clients as we have connected over these past weeks to postponed appointments.
I have appreciated connecting with my fellow salon industry friends and discussing how we are doing during SIP. We wonder how we it will be as we return to our businesses with new practices in place for everyone's health and safety and of course beauty!
I await the day I will greet you with my mask and my scissors and my wisdom highlights. Until that day stay well and healthy and bake more bread.
Dear Clients and Friends, Please help. In Alameda County my industry has been extremely hard hit by Covid-19. On Monday June 29 I spoke with both the Alameda County Public Health Department, ACPHD and the Professional Beauty Association, PBA.Both of these organizations confirmed the complex challenges that hairstylists, barbers, manicurists and estheticians are facing as we approach four months of being closed. Technicians want and need to work, clients want and need services.It is no surprise that the underground, back yard, secret salon services exist and are increasing in numbers. Most salon owners and technicians, including myself, refuse to participate in the aforementioned scenario, however, we do understand the necessity for some of making money during a time like this. Sadly many technicians do not have resources or documentation to qualify for resources.Also many salons operated on an extremely small profit margin at best. How can you help? Please contact the ACPHD via phone or ema…
I know it is hard to wait for your postponed salon appointments and we miss you so much!
I took some pictures of my hair with velcro rollers to give you a visual that I hope helps you during #stayhome.
I encourage you to get out your velcro and/or hot rollers and have fun. (This is best for freshly shampooed hair, but you can throw them in on day two as well.)
Shampoo and condition hairTowel dry gentlyAdd styling productSection hair and blow dry with a round brush or vent brush if it's easier for youAdd velcro rollers or hot rollers and leave in for up to 30 minutesRemove rollers and run fingers thru hair for a soft holdEnjoy feeling coiffedContact me if you have questions and or need help.
Bonus, properly styled hair will last for several days! Here I am on day two. I did not reset my hair, but you could for more volume. First, spritz with a leave in conditioner or styling mist. Do not use water. I recommend Primer 11 by Framesi or Very…
If you have a hairstylist in your #shelterinplace life, lucky you can get a haircut!
And the lucky hairstylist can do a trial run for what it will be like to return to the salon.
I did this with my handsome husband, Michael.
What will it be like to get a haircut again?
How will we protect you? How do we protect ourselves and keep everthing sanitized and safe and creative? We will need masks, gloves, sanitizer, barbicide, patience and flexibility. I wore a mask and so did MichaelI asked him to sanitize his hands upon arrivalI wore gloves for the consultation, haircut and checkoutAs I did the consultation, he was still maskedFor the shampoo, I had him remove his mask, I wore mineI did the haircut, still no mask on himI applied styling products with the gloves on - that was not greatAnd of course for the payment* I will need to have a way to sanitize the screen on my iPad unless the clients have Apple Pay, Venmo or Zelle *I let hubby pay me with a kiss
It was a trial run - it was okay -…