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Cari Borja Designs Photo Shoot

Tear sheets were laid out for me.  Each of the three models, which included Cari,  needed to look different from the other.

I set up at 9:00 am, and started on the task of styling hair and applying make-up on our first model, finishing at 1:00 pm.

Cari's Designs are feminine, fanciful, and flirtatious, so we played with the idea of keeping the hair simple, and casual, and approachable.

Cari's ease, charm and adept storytelling skill made me realize she has crafted her life into one that is creative, and full, and that she is doing none other than what she is meant to do. How fantastic to be a part of the endeavor.

www.cariborja.com

Posted on July 28, 2009 and filed under Beauty, fashion, Femininity, Hairstyling.

Liberation

I'm convinced that cutting my hair off is not only allowing me a certain kind of freedom, but evokes a discomfort for some clients, and the hope of freedom for others.  I knew when Savanna left, I would cut my hair.  Something about her leaving the salon, and moving to the UK that set in motion a personal change within myself, an affirmation that when one person changes-everybody around them does as well.  The minute some of my clients have entered the salon and they see me, they gasp, do a double take, blink a few times, the words tic-tac across their forehead, "No, you didn't, did you?", like clouds moving across the sky. 

My change affects them, whether they like it or not.  Their reality has shifted, and I see how they struggle to find the old me to relate to, searching for our connection, as if it lies in the hair.  As if that weren't enough, my new cut reveals the grey hair I've been coloring for a long time for reasons of fun, beauty world infused ideas that grey hair just makes people look old, and I'm a hairdresser after all.  Some clients inquire if I'm going to keep it grey, asking, "You want to show the grey?"  As if to say, why would you want to.  Some people jump into defending their color and why they do it, and my grey hair clients, say why fight it, let it be.  There is plenty of conversation in the chair about why women should color their hair, why it's nice on some, but not everybody.  So who decided when and if it is okay?

Frankly, as a hairdresser it is absurd to possibly turn away hundreds of dollars, if not, thousands, by setting the example of how a woman can grow their grey hair out.  And, I am aware that to encourage clients to show their grey hair goes against most beauty industry professionals out there.  But truth be known, after 26 years of doing hair, I can operate my buisness as I see fit.  I want clients to see what they look like without color, at least once in their life.  Why not?  Then they can make a concious choice based on what they see and experience.  Then color can take on a whole new meaning.  Is it for fun, or is it stale?

I stopped coloring my hair because of the maintenance, and I felt ready to see the real me.  What do I look like at 48, and as my acting coach use to say, warts and all?  The freedom of cutting the dead, dark hair off, made me happy, and yet vulnerable.  I wanted to see what I had underneath all the dark hair, and have my look on the outside mirror the change going on inside.  I don't always love the way it looks, but I didn't the other way either. 

Some clients look at my hair, and say, "Wow, I want to do that!  Can I do that?"  Their tired of being slaves to color for all sorts of reasons.  They are terrified to see themselves without hair color.  They say, "You're leading the way. " I don't know about that.  What I can say is that I feel completely at home with it, and I love how bold it is, both energetically and visually.  Although, I have never felt I needed hair to make me look feminine, shorter hair does move into the sterotype of the older and less feminine realm.

And yet, this shorter, new, grey look makes me feel better.  I wish this feeling for every client, every person.  Right, or wrong, fashionable, or unfashionable, I love it.  Every woman needs to decide for themselves what is right for them, regardless of what others say.  If your hairdresser is stuck on you coloring your hair, than I would find someone who is willing to take you through the process.  Take the leap!

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Posted on July 15, 2008 and filed under beauty industry, Femininity, hair, Inner Strength.

How to Look Like You

Yes, it was another informative, fun, and lively event with Jennifer Butler.  You've got to listen to some of the audio to get a sense of how she works. She is a wizardess and a priestess, helping women to know themselves better.  She gives them complete permission to play, and have fun with clothing.

Here are some photos from the event held at the Mill Valley Holiday Inn, last Saturday evening.  There had to be fifty people there to hear Jennifer, who never seems to tire.  She pours out love and acceptance, and yet, when she needs to, a shaking of the head, with a twinkle in her eye, seemingly to say, "It won't work...do you know why?"

 

Then to see people give away clothes they've had in their closet, and don't wear, is quite a generous event. To see people being willing to give up their coveted item on someone for whom it works for, is a complete joy.  The people who have their colors done are looking hot, and like themselves, the way you expect them to look.  Everything is lined up and congruent.  Your eye does not roam, looking to understand what is not working.

 

Wonderful evening Jennifer!   Thank you. 

                     

Posted on June 12, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Creativity, Femininity, hairstylist, Inner Beauty, self-expression.

Take Note Fashion World

Andrea, at Serrahna's, held another wonderfully colorful fashion event at Khana Peena on College Avenue, in Oakland today.  We had a great time.  The models were fabulous, all five of them...I lost count.  I was completely absorbed with each one of them, applying makeup and styling their hair.  The makeup application went it a bit easier than last time, even though I was moving from the moment the first model showed, to when I left about, 2:30 pm.  The real proof is what comes through in the photos. What I love about Andrea, is that her heart comes through in her clothing designs, she is able to articulate her passion through fabric, and design. Beautiful!  I also love the fact, once again, (I'm sorry if you've already heard it), she celebrates,and honors every woman who steps into her business.  She helps them move in new directions, and helps them become more feminine.  I love that the models are all sizes, and all ages.  How refreshing is that?  The fashion world take notice!  You don't have to be 16, skin and bones, and flawless(yawn!), to be a woman.

I also loved how the models took on the divine feminine as they transformed before our very eyes.  Oohs and ahhs fell out of the mouths of the audience.  Queens!  It was such an honor to bring out what was already there, waiting to be drawn out.  They would walk back into the store, and say, "that was fun/"

Andrea and I walked over when the show was just about over, and with the grace of the Queen herself, introduced me to each table of quests.  Thank you Andrea.

Upon my return home, my daughter had her own clothing situations to work out.  From showing me new shorts purchased with daddy, to melt downs around not having clean laundry, to questioning the shoes I suggested for our bicycle ride to the park.  I loved every minute of being with her, up till patting her back and saying goodnight.  A nice balance to the day.  And now, a movie with my loved one.

I'll be sure to post the photos the minute I receive them.

Check out www.serrahna.com for Andrea's designs.

Spark a Smile

A new client came in the other day.  Another contact from Jennifer Butler.  Nancy Procurier is her name, and talk about sprite!  More like vivacious, fun, good hearted, attractive, a great smile and laugh.  Spending time with Nancy was like dancing the cha cha cha, we laughed, we shared business ideas, stories from our past, back and forth, step, step, step. She came in with long, heavy mid blonde hair, with highlights, pinned up.  She wore high heels and shorts, and large sunglasses.  Hip, with a desire for change, for more femininity.  This woman is busting out of her comfort zone, and what better set up could a hairdresser ask for.  She was respectful of my ideas, and we were able to build rapport with a snap of a finger.  I suggested she bring up the length to at least mid back, shape it around the front, and release the crown.  I wanted to see more movement to match her energy, and size of her facial features.

As we layered, and lengths flew to the floor, we went for getting in as much as we could.  Her business is brilliant!  It's based on fostering contact between aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc, and the kids in their life.  She sends them mail for you.  That's right a bright envelope, with big letters!  The envelope contains different fun things based on themes she creates through the year.  I love it! Not only is her service fostering contact and connection with those little loved ones, who may live miles away, but it's fostering letter writing, a lost art.

Check it out!  www.sparksprite.com

It takes a lot of courage and inner strength to make change.  Beautiful job Nancy.  Thank you.  Stayed tune for make up and hair photo.

Serrahna's Spring Fashion Show at Marica's

Andrea Serrahn My learning curve right now feels like the long hike to Half Dome in Yosemite.  I styled the hair and make up for one of Serrahna's Spring Fashion Shows, at Marica's restaraunt.  Her boutique is located on College Avenue in Oakland, California. www.serrahna.com.  She designs her collections, using Indian Fabrics.  I love working with Andrea.  She is beautiful, heartful woman, a talented designer, and really knows how to dress a woman.  Walking into her store is like walking into a jewel-lined secret room.  COLOR is all you see. 

In working with her fashion shows, this will be the third year, I'm trying to integrate what I've learned in my workshops, by shortening my timing, setting up my kit so that it makes sense to me on location.  Plus work on being creative, and trying to project how things will look on camera.

Her customers are her models, and we had four of them, plus her lovely sister.  The restaruant was located right next door, which seated about 50 people and was packed.  We prepped the models at Serrahna's, then they would walk over.

The working space was tiny and I had to remove one of my lights to be able to plug in an curling iron.  It took me an hour and a half for the model, Diane, the brunette with long hair.  Beautiful texture to work with, and lots of it.  Looking back, maybe next time, I would put half her hair up. I applied colors like Trax Bas and Sketch from MAC

The second model was Emily, the lovely blonde.  She also had lots of hair, but straight.  I put it up in a chignon, and used colors like pewter to line her eyes, greens and orb from MAC.  Had I not taken so long for the first model, I would curl Emily's hair.

The third model was Debra, a lovely woman, with curly silver, gray, and white hair.  We used plums, and purples and wines on her eyes, and lips.

We also styled Andrea's sister, her shoulder length, fine blonde, hung straight.  The braid was a nice choice for dressing her hair up, without a lot of product and manipultation.

Overall, I need to work on speed, and color choices for make-up.  Sadly, I was out of lashes.

Note to self:  Work near the window, or create a light source.     Bring a little bag for trash.     More color selection for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Overall, it was a good time.  The models looked natural, yet finished.  And through their changes from cotton to silks, they worked their way around the restaraunt.  Complete pictures of loveliness, sparkling in the night.

Andrea's next show will be on May 18th at Khana Peena on College Ave. in Oakland.    

Posted on April 17, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Creativity, Femininity, Hairstyling, inspiration.

Serrahna's Spring Fashion Show at Marica's

Andrea Serrahn My learning curve right now feels like the long hike to Half Dome in Yosemite.  I styled the hair and make up for one of Serrahna's Spring Fashion Shows, at Marica's restaraunt.  Her boutique is located on College Avenue in Oakland, California. www.serrahna.com.  She designs her collections, using Indian Fabrics.  I love working with Andrea.  She is beautiful, heartful woman, a talented designer, and really knows how to dress a woman.  Walking into her store is like walking into a jewel-lined secret room.  COLOR is all you see. 

In working with her fashion shows, this will be the third year, I'm trying to integrate what I've learned in my workshops, by shortening my timing, setting up my kit so that it makes sense to me on location.  Plus work on being creative, and trying to project how things will look on camera.

Her customers are her models, and we had four of them, plus her lovely sister.  The restaruant was located right next door, which seated about 50 people and was packed.  We prepped the models at Serrahna's, then they would walk over.

The working space was tiny and I had to remove one of my lights to be able to plug in an curling iron.  It took me an hour and a half for the model, Diane, the brunette with long hair.  Beautiful texture to work with, and lots of it.  Looking back, maybe next time, I would put half her hair up. I applied colors like Trax Bas and Sketch from MAC

The second model was Emily, the lovely blonde.  She also had lots of hair, but straight.  I put it up in a chignon, and used colors like pewter to line her eyes, greens and orb from MAC.  Had I not taken so long for the first model, I would curl Emily's hair.

The third model was Debra, a lovely woman, with curly silver, gray, and white hair.  We used plums, and purples and wines on her eyes, and lips.

We also styled Andrea's sister, her shoulder length, fine blonde, hung straight.  The braid was a nice choice for dressing her hair up, without a lot of product and manipultation.

Overall, I need to work on speed, and color choices for make-up.  Sadly, I was out of lashes.

Note to self:  Work near the window, or create a light source.     Bring a little bag for trash.     More color selection for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Overall, it was a good time.  The models looked natural, yet finished.  And through their changes from cotton to silks, they worked their way around the restaraunt.  Complete pictures of loveliness, sparkling in the night.

Andrea's next show will be on May 18th at Khana Peena on College Ave. in Oakland.    

Posted on April 17, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Creativity, Femininity, Hairstyling, inspiration.

Serrahna's Spring Fashion Show at Marica's

Andrea Serrahn My learning curve right now feels like the long hike to Half Dome in Yosemite.  I styled the hair and make up for one of Serrahna's Spring Fashion Shows, at Marica's restaraunt.  Her boutique is located on College Avenue in Oakland, California. www.serrahna.com.  She designs her collections, using Indian Fabrics.  I love working with Andrea.  She is beautiful, heartful woman, a talented designer, and really knows how to dress a woman.  Walking into her store is like walking into a jewel-lined secret room.  COLOR is all you see. 

In working with her fashion shows, this will be the third year, I'm trying to integrate what I've learned in my workshops, by shortening my timing, setting up my kit so that it makes sense to me on location.  Plus work on being creative, and trying to project how things will look on camera.

Her customers are her models, and we had four of them, plus her lovely sister.  The restaruant was located right next door, which seated about 50 people and was packed.  We prepped the models at Serrahna's, then they would walk over.

The working space was tiny and I had to remove one of my lights to be able to plug in an curling iron.  It took me an hour and a half for the model, Diane, the brunette with long hair.  Beautiful texture to work with, and lots of it.  Looking back, maybe next time, I would put half her hair up. I applied colors like Trax Bas and Sketch from MAC

The second model was Emily, the lovely blonde.  She also had lots of hair, but straight.  I put it up in a chignon, and used colors like pewter to line her eyes, greens and orb from MAC.  Had I not taken so long for the first model, I would curl Emily's hair.

The third model was Debra, a lovely woman, with curly silver, gray, and white hair.  We used plums, and purples and wines on her eyes, and lips.

We also styled Andrea's sister, her shoulder length, fine blonde, hung straight.  The braid was a nice choice for dressing her hair up, without a lot of product and manipultation.

Overall, I need to work on speed, and color choices for make-up.  Sadly, I was out of lashes.

Note to self:  Work near the window, or create a light source.     Bring a little bag for trash.     More color selection for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Overall, it was a good time.  The models looked natural, yet finished.  And through their changes from cotton to silks, they worked their way around the restaraunt.  Complete pictures of loveliness, sparkling in the night.

Andrea's next show will be on May 18th at Khana Peena on College Ave. in Oakland.    

Posted on April 17, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Creativity, Femininity, Hairstyling, inspiration.

Serrahna's Spring Fashion Show at Marica's

Andrea Serrahn My learning curve right now feels like the long hike to Half Dome in Yosemite.  I styled the hair and make up for one of Serrahna's Spring Fashion Shows, at Marica's restaraunt.  Her boutique is located on College Avenue in Oakland, California. www.serrahna.com.  She designs her collections, using Indian Fabrics.  I love working with Andrea.  She is beautiful, heartful woman, a talented designer, and really knows how to dress a woman.  Walking into her store is like walking into a jewel-lined secret room.  COLOR is all you see. 

In working with her fashion shows, this will be the third year, I'm trying to integrate what I've learned in my workshops, by shortening my timing, setting up my kit so that it makes sense to me on location.  Plus work on being creative, and trying to project how things will look on camera.

Her customers are her models, and we had four of them, plus her lovely sister.  The restaruant was located right next door, which seated about 50 people and was packed.  We prepped the models at Serrahna's, then they would walk over.

The working space was tiny and I had to remove one of my lights to be able to plug in an curling iron.  It took me an hour and a half for the model, Diane, the brunette with long hair.  Beautiful texture to work with, and lots of it.  Looking back, maybe next time, I would put half her hair up. I applied colors like Trax Bas and Sketch from MAC

The second model was Emily, the lovely blonde.  She also had lots of hair, but straight.  I put it up in a chignon, and used colors like pewter to line her eyes, greens and orb from MAC.  Had I not taken so long for the first model, I would curl Emily's hair.

The third model was Debra, a lovely woman, with curly silver, gray, and white hair.  We used plums, and purples and wines on her eyes, and lips.

We also styled Andrea's sister, her shoulder length, fine blonde, hung straight.  The braid was a nice choice for dressing her hair up, without a lot of product and manipultation.

Overall, I need to work on speed, and color choices for make-up.  Sadly, I was out of lashes.

Note to self:  Work near the window, or create a light source.     Bring a little bag for trash.     More color selection for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Overall, it was a good time.  The models looked natural, yet finished.  And through their changes from cotton to silks, they worked their way around the restaraunt.  Complete pictures of loveliness, sparkling in the night.

Andrea's next show will be on May 18th at Khana Peena on College Ave. in Oakland.    

Posted on April 17, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Creativity, Femininity, Hairstyling, inspiration.

The Luckiest Hairstylist Around

I met Rowan Gabrielle at the Jennifer Butler event in Mill Valley.  I thought to myself, this is a woman who walks to her own beat.  She isn't trying to be somebody she isn't, and yet, she was open to learning (a quality I happen to treasure).  She dressed in a unique way, (untrendy), with garments that exuded quality, the made-by-hand kind of quality.  She stood tall, lean, and quick.  Her energy was fluid, her eyes soft.    She wore her wavy hair long, to the middle of her back, the crown was heavy, and limp.  She wanted her hair cut into a shape that would keep her length in tact, and yet freshen it up.  She was open to my ideas.  We talked, as I cut, and I was blown away by her large scope of vision.  In fact, one of her projects which came to her in a dream, was to photograph people in their color, in the elements, on a vision quest.  Check out www.rowangabrielle.com for photos that will blow your mind.  I trimmed her ends, shaped it, and softened the front.  Layers at the crown of the head about seven inches, connecting to the length, down to the middle of her back.  With the weight released, her natural wave moved into "S" curves all around her head.  I cut a soft fringe around the front, opening up the right eye, connecting down into the longer lengths on the other side.  Lovely.

She had so much to say, and yet she exuded a quiet strength, a noticeable regal quality. She was somebody you want to know, and talk with, about everything.  She is a photographer, philanthropist, the head of a eco-leather business, called Organic Leather, founder of Urth.TV, and so much more.  She is from the UK, and has great ideas, but they don't stop there. 

 I've never met a woman, who does exactly what she has set out to do in the magnitude that she does, she travels the distance to see her projects through.  And still, she is full of graceful, solid, energy that is not weighted down by her journey, and she looks forward to the next adventure. 

After a completely satisfying, and compelling conversation, she gave me a copy of a book that her and her husband, Ayman Sawaf, self-published.   This book has me completely intrigued to read, it's called Sacred Commerce:  The Rise of the Global Citizen.  I'm anxious to give it to several people I know.  Check it out.  www.SacredCommerce.com

I have the best job around.  Thank you Rowan.  I'll look forward to the next time.

Posted on April 7, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Creativity, Dreams, Femininity, Hairstyling, inspiration.

Delfina Piretti

juchitan_market_place1.jpgyoga-edit.jpgdelfina-na-marcilena-edit.jpgShe is one of the most lovely, beautiful, talented people I know, and she is a client.  When she sits in my chair, I know I am in for a rich time.  She is an artist, and just returned from Xuahaca, Mexico, and other small towns, like Juchitan. She loved it, walking the streets, going to local markets, and seeing how the women dressed.  The land is barren, and yet the women wear the colors of a rainbow.  You won't see them wearing jeans and tennis shoes, but rather, embroidered dresses, ribbons and flowers in their hair.  And if they are feeling down, they will be sure to dress in the brightest colors.  And, as only traveling to another country can do, she was led inward to her own soul.  Delfina offered, ""Chronicles of travels through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (which Juchitan is a part of) inevitably speak of fascination. Oddly enough, however, rather than express their wonder at the place, the architecture or the natural surroundings, chroniclers confess to having fallen irremediably under the seductive spell of the women." (La Tehuana /Artes de Mexico)

Juchitan is known for being a place where the woman are a cultural phenomenon in and of themselves, with their bodies, their clothing, their community rites and everyday activities, they create an environment, and rhythm of life that is unique to it. They are mythical in the most classical sense of the word, because their worldly existence and living rituals sustain and reproduce that myth. Thought these women are clearly Mestizas, the mythic voyage toward the Tehuana is a voyage to the roots,to the origins. An awed leap not only into the cultural wellspring constituted by the idea of Mexico, but to the buried mythic foundations of culture where matriarchy was apparently the rule. 

When i asked Na Marcelina about this she said it shouldn't be misunderstood that the women 'rule' the men. It's a place where the women are equal to the men, and mostly hold the position as the  primary  breadwinner.  When i asked Na Marcelina about this she said, 'It shouldn't be misunderstood that the women 'rule' the men. It's a place where the women are equal to the men, and mostly hold the position as the primary  breadwinner.'"

The land, the color, the people, the conversation, hearing another language, eating the food, all of it stimulating the mind, the psyche, and remembering what has happened before, and seeing, for brief moments, what the future holds.  Delfina is an artist, and is open to what life brings her, and is not afraid to go after what she wants.  By being open, she was led to an 78 year old Shamana, a wrinkled-faced woman with eyes full of life. She gave a healing, and repeated several times, ""you are the architect of your life".  She then fed her soup, and shared her own story, and gave her a healing.  The "session" lasted four hours and left Delfina changed.

Delfina added, "I needed to hear this for my own healing.  In shamanic tradition they teach that we co-create the universe.  For women it is important to feel empowered to realize our dreams against all odds. This is my wish this for all people. In my work as an expressive arts therapist, I use many mediums to assist in healing and finding greater ease and clarity on the journey called life."

Changes can be hard, and painful, and not to be taken lightly.  Delfina is brilliant at being right where she is, and feeling.  By telling me her story, I feel changed and open, and was reminded, our soul takes us on a trip we can't always understand.  Somehow though, I believe we are led to what we need and ultimately desire.  Upon returning home, and feeling a bit blue, and getting a haircut, she said, "Maybe I will go get a flower and put it in my hair."

Thank you Delfina.

To see some of Delfina's art, check out :  www.delfinapiretti.com/painting.html

Color Analysis

I attended an evening about image for men and women.  The event is called "A Follow Up."  Anybody who has ever had their colors done by Jennifer Butler, and guests, may take a bag of outfits that they question whether or not they work, and Jennifer will say yeah, or nay.  Watching this process is quite remarkable.  She invited me along to talk about hair, and the changes I would make with the hair of volunteers who were willing to get up on stage.  Jennifer is the queen of color analysis.  I have seen many artists, and she is fabulous at identifying what to accent, finding the feminine within a woman, and the masculine within a man, not to mention what that person's color palette will be, what line designs work best with a particular body type.  This, I'm sure only scratches the surface of Jennifer's repitoire.

Her art seems to consist of her ability to see the essence of a person, and also what quality in that moment does a person want to emphasize, i.e. maybe the client is job hunting, dating, on the board of a women's league, or a high- powered corporate leader.   She seems to operate from a high level of intuition, along with years of training, and a background in fashion. 

She will put together a book for you, that is all about you.  It becomes a valuable resource, whether you are just now dusting of the precious jewel of you, or a veteran fashionista.  Just the few events I have attended, I have seen major transformations occur in people.

The evening was filled with laughter, and ahahs.  I was able to witness not only somebody who is truly gifted, and is living from her essence, but I also saw a generosity that spilled from her to her guests.  Part of the evening consists of the opportunity to let go, and give away the outfits in the bag.  At first, you can see the reluctance of some to let the garments go.  Then, as Jennifer gave the item to somebody else, and seeing how it was so right for that person, people began to see the magic in letting go.  People gave away everything from very expensive, designer clothing, to T shirts and purses.

I think it is a vast body of knowledge that can be helpful to the hairdresser.  Knowing the line designs of clothing, proportions, color, tonal values and how they work with hair, and why is vital information to a hairstylist.  I want to know more for own self-expression, but also in being even more skilled at my craft in helping people manifest their inner beauty on the outside.

I walked away with a confirmed feeling that although color analysis has been around a long time, it will continue to change people's lives as they step into who they really are meant to be.  And, the person who offers the service with as much experience, knowledge, and intuition as Jennifer, is the professional I will see. 

Anne Sagendorph

Other Shot of Anne

I have known Anne for probably 20 years. For as long as I have known her she has been a Business Coach.  She used to sit in my friend's chair and we would exchange hello's while she received a few variations of an asymmetrical, Sassoon cut.

One day, I decided to work with her as a client, and my business changed.  In my sessions with Anne, I became clear about, and acknowledged the value I offer clients.  My thoughts about my business crystallized before my very eyes, and I created a statement for myself and my business, that would symbolize this value.  I use this statement on my website.  It gives people a strong sense of what I do, and who I am before even meeting me. With Anne, I received permission to actually charge what I think my services, and time, are worth, which created a huge shift in feeling reciprocated, and loving my work even more.

I love my work so much, she eventually came to sit in my chair. Her hair seems to change as much as I see Anne shift within her business of coaching people. Now, it is not uncommon for her to ask for something different every couple of months to match this ever changing being. The change she would allow herself to move through in her work, is now reflected in her hair. 

We have uncovered her femininity, her angelic, whimsical, and playful self.  We've done splashes of yellow, magenta, olive green, and rose tones, some would say it's a funky look.  II don't know if her hair is funky, but it's safe to say she has found her "look", and yet delights in seeing a picture with short bang, and saying, "How about if we move in this direction."  This is a woman who could not bare to see her forehead, and who had one style for a very long time.

She is more herself today then I have ever witnessed her be before. She is sassy, adventurous, and smart, and truly gifted as a business coach.

You go Anne.  And thank you for the gift of doing your hair and trusting me to create for you.  This is a woman who redefines the age of 60.

For more information on the best business coach ever, check out:  www.beyondbusinessasusual.com  

Posted on January 15, 2008 and filed under Beauty, Femininity, Hairstyling, Inner Beauty.

More on Little Miss Princess

So a client came in today and gave another perspective about my dilemma regarding too much Princess identifying by my five-year- old girl. She said,"You know a spiritual perspective is that there has been way too much masculine energy running in this country, in the world for that matter...and that it is time for the feminine."

So, perhaps my daughter came in, completely got the program, and started running her feminine energy.  Not a girl acting like boy, or using her girlishness in a negative way to get what she needs, but simply expressing herself as a girl.  Innocence on one hand, and maybe a deep knowing on the other.  And the drama plays itself out until there is balance in the land.

Hm.

Posted on January 5, 2008 and filed under Femininity.