If you’ve been around long at all you are probably tired of hearing me talk about how amazing 2019 is going to be. I just can’t help it. I feel like I’m busting at the seams. My excitement stems from finally investing in myself and my education.
In 2013 I sat at home while I was on maternity leave and learned to do Natural Beaded Rows from an online program I had purchased. I instantly knew this would be a game changer for my business and my life. I know that sounds dramatic but I finally saw that I could help people have the hair they always wished for. I immediately began practicing and making my friends let me practice.
Something was missing. Even though my extension clientele was growing, I knew that my skills were not up to par with the images that others were posting on social media. I continued to work on my skills but just kept falling short. I will fully admit that I’m a perfectionist and I am hard on myself.
Finally in November of 2018 I decided to make the trip to Laguna Beach for BMSCon3. A conference with 350 hairstylists that wanted to be certified in NBR as well as learn more about the business side of things. Let me tell you, this conference lit a fire under me. Not only was I finally able to have someone critique my work in person, but I also learned a million details to make NBR last longer, feel more comfortable for the clients, and also blend like no other extension method out there.
Even though all of that is amazing; the biggest thing I came home with was the sense of community and backing. These people are changing the hair industry for the better and I cannot wait to implement all of the changes into my business. I’m taking things one step at a time which is definitely not easy for me. My biggest change and insight that I immediately implemented was that I am in control of my career. I do not have to take every service that is requested. While I love my job there are definitely ways for me to work smarter and not harder.
Stay tuned because I cannot wait to share with you where my business is headed in 2019!