A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it’s not the “popular” choice.
By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Like a therapist hairdressers are in a position of trust. We are transforming not just how a person looks but how they feel.
We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.
I define success by personal growth; if you don’t continue to grow, you can’t continue to succeed.
Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our heart, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in. It can be difficult and even frightening to go against the grain, whether it’s a personal disagreement with a friend, partner, or family member or a professional decision that affects coworkers and colleagues.
Being successful is about professionalism, and chewing gum is unprofessional. Its also a huge pet peeve of mine.
Being in the beauty industry has taught me that most of us are never satisfied with how we look. We all wish we had better hair, could lose that last 10 pounds, or look like someone else. I always see the beauty in the clients that have sat in my chair, and I’ve tried to help them see it, too, and feel good about themselves.
During a color consultation, I like to reference food as a visual. Hot fudge and orange marmalade paint a clearer picture and helps prevent end results that leave you feeling unsatisfied.
Be nice to your hairstylist. It’s an instant gratification! It doesn’t matter how badly their day has gone, in that moment they feel amazing. And the hairdresser has made them feel that way.
Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in.
I first learned how to do hair from drag queens. I learned eyelashes are the key to life, because they make everyone look fabulous.
Remember this, classics never make a comeback. They wait for that perfect moment to take the spotlight from overdone, tired trends.
It’s a good giggle to look back at yourself in your 20s. You thought you were so fierce and fabulous, and it’s just embarrassing.
Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author’s manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius.