Salon Professionals Reflect on This Past Year
As salon professionals, we are constantly learning, growing, and changing. Let us reflect on our past year, individually as well as collectively, and choose wisely what has served our greatness and what hasn’t. Let us become more conscious about our choices and decisions and let us rejoice in the beauty of a new cycle of 365 days to experience a more essential adventure.
Speak Less, Reflect More
Words, while amazingly necessary, aren’t as essential as the power they carry. When we are given a chance to think about our thoughts a little longer, we can truly give them the most appropriate vessels to be traveling from within to outward. Sharing thoughts is a great responsibility as it gives a way to one’s truth. Take a little more time to reflect on your thoughts so that when your voice find the most appropriate way to share them, they come out as healing vessels and building stones.
Cough Less, Breathe More
The foul odor of caustic chemicals in your salon bothers your clients as well as your employees. The only way to get healthy, inviting, and enjoyable fresh air into your salon is to get the chemicals out! Did you know that chemicals like ammonia, formaldehyde, and aerosols have been linked to obesity, depression, social anxiety disorder, stress, hypertension, adult onset attention deficit disorder, and many cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and breast cancer? Even if you’re not concerned about your personal health, when you consider the health of your clients and employees, these chemicals have to go!
Worry less, love more
This year, give yourself a space to Love more than worrying. Worries aren’t serving anyone nor anything. Worries are expression of the Ego losing control. Bring more Faith and more trust in the goodness of Life as its nature is always aligned with excellence. The path may not always be clear for the mind (where worries originate). However, it always is clear for the heart (where Love exists).
Focus on salon image less, develop holistic experiences more
Clients return to a salon because of the wonderful experience they received while they were their. Today’s savvy clients understand the risks they are taking with some of the more aggressive products on the market and when they walk out of your salon, they may look beautiful, but they feel as if they made a large personal sacrifice in terms of their health and wellbeing to pay for that beauty. Wouldn’t it be great if your clients walked out your salon doors and felt “good” about “looking beautiful”? How likely do you think they would be to come back? Find products that contain safe, organic, and natural ingredients. Focus on products that are vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. Talk to you clients about your salon’s ethos and excellent product choices so they know they are not making health, wellness, or principle sacrifices to go to your salon. Your client retention will quickly show the difference!
Hold Less, Express More
Any kind of emotional held back is simply Life not given the chance to be expressed. This is a powerful energy that when stayed behind can ultimately turn creative energy into deadly substance consuming the self and lowering the inner-vibration. Self-expression is the core of the Human Being. It is an undeniable right of the Soul and the purpose of this experience.
Cut and Color Less, Care More
Let’s face it, ammoniated color, brazilian straighteners that contain any formaldehyde, and most perms are damaging to hair. When a new client walks in your door, your working with the product of every salon professional that has worked on them with these hard products before they even sat down in your chair. You owe it to them to devise a treatment and care plan to restore their hair back to health, beauty, and vitality. Conduct a wet stretch test and hair porosity test. Give them a prescription of products that they should use at home. Consider O’Right in-salon penetrating essential oil emulsifying conditioning treatments twice monthly. Give them a care plan and make them your partner in restoring the health and beauty of their hair.
Judge Less, Forgive More
Remember one thing: The Life that you observe is the Life that you are. What you see outside is what you know of yourself inside. Judgments and critics are the deep wounds that one must be willing to open so that he can bring healing. Forgiveness is the first medication that must be administered after self-awareness has brought clarity to the situation.
Do Less, Be More
While doing is what is being asked from us, we remain Human Being before anything. The doer side of us cannot properly do unless he has “been” before and began to grasp what this Being-ness means. This new year, attempt to give a little more room for the Being side of you so that you truly empower the doer part of you. not only will your experience expand but more so you will feel greatly align with your purpose.