Okay, my post from two days ago, was a bit of a rant. Just me, trying to find my place in the social order. It's looking like I'm the crone, the oldest in the bunch. I can delicately support those younger than I. I needed support when I was their age. In our day long, salon pow wow, with the consulting firm went well. As I suspected, it will take time to implement the changes we would like to make. It was good to be on neutral territory. People did feel comfortable enough to bring up issues with the people they have grievances with. We did the Myers Briggs Test. It helped to identify what kind of people we are individually, and as a group. I being the only introvert, by five points. But the majority of the folks there have no follow through. Interesting to note. And they are all extroverts! So, they feed off the salon being loud and busy. What is my work here? Take deep breaths.
I gave a two-hour class the other night at the salon. I was coming off the flu, and still a mess, looking back. I pulled my inner resources together and gave the class anyway. This class had been scheduled for eons though, I needed to follow through. As it turned out, the other stylist is an extrovert, and loves being the star, so she held center stage most of the time. We taught what we had learned at Terri Dougherty's class. And when it came time for the haircut demo, I completely started making up my own haircut. In my flu stupor, I even said, "Forget the diagram, it's wrong." And I proceeded to give the model the cut, incorrectly. I felt I couldn't let the model know that. I let everybody know afterwards.
From that mistake, I learned the correct way to do the haircut. It's from this year's collection, inspired by food. This haircut is awesome for curly or straight hair. It's called A La Carte. Three sections and your done. Not for the Sassoon followers. I'll put up the pictures, soon as I get them. We had four fabulous models, all very different from each other. A great time was had by all. Another humbling experience to add to the list.