As many of you know, being in the salon/beauty industry is a passion of mine! This past Saturday, September 13th I started apprenticing in a salon owned by 2 women I consider friends. We initially met at a Dermalogica class while I still owned my salon. We then crossed paths again when I got involved in the Joy of Connecting (a networking group for women).
Now that I am in school for Cosmetology I approached them about the possibility of apprenticing in their salon and they have graciously agreed. So, although I may not have been as busy as some of the others in the salon on Saturday I could tell it was exactly where I belonged! It is what I love! I think, as of right now, I still love the managment/ownership part of it the best, but I still love just being in that environment.
I started my day with Carrie doing a client's hand treatment (aaahhh...the relaxing feel of a hand massage and hot paraffin wax!), followed by shampooing 2 clients for their services, a shampoo, blowdry and flatiron on a college Freshmen, and then the same for an employee, followed by my final "client" - a clipper cut (1 guard all over) for Carrie's husband Scott. Because of my slight need to be a perfectionist I was not 100% happy with the results, but I learned a lot on Saturday and can't wait to learn more!
All in all I am proud of myself - my mom can't wait until I know enough to cut her hair (I colored it the weekend before - nothing fancy this time around - just getting my feet wet). Perhaps I really should have done this Cosmetology thing a long time ago! Nonetheless, I'm doing it and I can't wait to be able to do it more than every other Saturday.
Friends and family...be sure to come see me and help me practice! Don't let Ms Suzikins (pictured below) have all the fun!