I don’t understand what it means to be a mother.
I am a single, childless, adult woman, who has never experienced the joy and devotion of motherhood.
I do however, have the privilege of working with mothers every single day. Ninety-five percent of the women I see in the salon, as clients, are mothers; and I get to hear about their struggle, their triumph, and their committed and unwavering love for their dearest babies.
With that sense in mind, and that knowing, my work at it’s deepest level is to support these women in their roles by fostering a space for them to be completely themselves; to take off the wife hat, the employee hat, the boss hat, the mom hat, and the nurturers hat, to just be… nurtured. I know that sounds redundant, but ultimately our innate feminine ability is to nurture. It is my intention to create a space in which these roles are not needed, so that the client can be cared for at a soulful level. This is where I put much time, attention, and value into the work that I do. It is for this reason, as well as many other, more obvious reasons, that I do not allow children to be guests at their mother’s appointments.
This business boundary is one that has not always been well received, I understand how hard it is to arrange life around personal, and seemingly frivolous appointments, I can only imagine how hard it is to arrange the little lives you heroic mothers are responsible for. Contrary to how it may seem, this policy is in place to allow for the most beneficial experience to unfold.
As a stylist my mantra has always been,
The difference between a happy, and an unhappy client, is communication.
I prefer to thoroughly discuss the goal for the appointment at the start of each and every one, as to make sure we are on the same page before diving into chemical and cutting services. I choose to be very present during sessions, not answering my phone, consulting with other clients, or multi tasking in any other ways which would distract me from the job at hand. I take this work very seriously, and have such passion for it. Any personal or business boundaries, policies, and needs are set with thoughtful intention, and are always in place to insure the best possible relationship, and communication, between a woman and her stylist.
I am so grateful for the support I receive in this beautiful, artistic journey, it is because of you gracious women that I show up in this capacity.
Much love and light to the wonderful women in my life,