I will never forget the day that my little “smart ass” walked into a salon that I had just been hired at (commission) and got my self knocked, right off, that little high horse I was sitting on. I almost quit right there but I didn’t, not then anyway. It was an Aveda salon and for the first time I was actually shown more in depth color, the theory behind it and up to that point, everything I had been taught, no longer made sense. I was confused, shaken, spinning and thinking to myself, WTF have I gotten myself into?!? 😳
That was the turning point for me in my career and I decided right then, I will no longer be “basic” and I will always evolve. Now, that is not to say that I didn’t still stumble along in search of finding my way, after all, I did quit hair 4 1/2 years ago vowing never to return 😆, but it was the turning point for me. Ever since then, I have surrounded myself around people who constantly force me to stay evolving and “level up ”. I never stop. If I’m not in the salon, I’m outside of it researching, critiquing and studying my own work, conversing with other like minded artists, taking classes, watching videos, studying my swatch books, dissecting colors, researching the environment (because it has an effect on our HAIR) and so much more. Now, I still do have a life outside of all things hair. Besides being a Hair Artist, I’m a mom, partner, I have family & friends whom I love and enjoy time with. I also have other hobbies and artistic channels, cooking and decorating. I love nature and gardening. So it’s a balance but you get the point. I don’t stay comfortable. Although nothing is new anymore, there are new ways, techniques and challenges and I want to stay in the “new”.
So fuel for though this #motivationalmonday
, stay elevated. Level up. If you are comfortable, get uncomfortable so that you get comfortable with staying outside of “comfort”. If you are surrounded by debilitating people, change your peeps. We have seasons for a reason and some people may need to go and with that, I’ll leave it right there. Please feel free to comment your thoughts and own personal journey of “level up”. Have a great Monday!!! 💋