01 April 2009


Jamie's that way also, and how many times does one get the opportunity to say amok? My life is often amok. I'm just fine, then something happens, or I'm informed of something, and there I am amok. If it weren't for my ability to forget the bad as soon as something good happens, I'd be swimming in in, and all you'd see would be an outstretched arm holding up the letter "A". Like in Sesame Street. But, you won't ever see that because I'm an eternal optimist, and the good will always conquer the bad. Of that, I have no doubt.

On the work front, an new phenomena is occurring. I have developed a reputation as a to-go-to person for curly hair. It was brought to my attention a few months ago that a new client found me on a website devoted to curly hair. Someone had written a review of me, then gone to my salon's website, then to me. I had no idea the curly hair website existed, or that I was on it. I'd say at least 6 new clients have been steered that way because of it, and there's at least a second review. I never think to check the site. Some of these clients have recommended their curly haired friends. Last week I did a new client who told me her boss (who I haven't done) heard about me and encouraged her to be the office guinea pig. She was thrilled with her hair and said she works with a lot of curly haired people. Besides the fact that I really love cutting curly hair, and can relate with curly issues, I'm thrilled to have new clients. In this economy, in my high end-ish salon, we're feeling the pinch. I'm thankful for every one of my clients. When I have a new one, and I've been getting a few a week, I'm always happy to see a head of curls, and so are they when they see me. When you have curly hair, it's not just the hair. You're a curly haired person.

I got to see Happyone and her husband last night. This was the second time he's come to me to do his hair. She and I chatted for a few minutes before I sent him back to get shampooed, then for a little bit afterward.

Well, time to get ready for work. It's dark and cloudy, but that's OK. It's a workday. Happy April 1!


Kathy said...

Me and my straightish hair feel left out!

fiwa said...

Girl, you need to work that curly haired angle. Seriously - I tried to find a stylist in Seattle who specializes in curly hair, and I did. Do you know she has a SIX MONTH waiting list? A friend had a stylist who also specializes in curly hair - her waiting list was two months. Work it. Check out Yelp - see if anyone has left a review for you there. And hey - I would be glad to give you kudos for recommending those diva curl products to me - they ROCK. I am the happiest I have ever been with my hair, and I think that's due in large part to your tips on how to style my hair. If there's a special site where I can go add my two cents, let me know.

Love -

happyone said...

I'm not surprised they all ask for you. Your the BEST!!
Nice to see you yesterday. Ken is very pleased with his haircut and has already made another appointment with you.
I'll be back too one of these days to get more of my brown cut off.

josie2shoes said...

Who better could relate to the challenges of being a curly-haired girl, and turn it into something wonderful?! This post really made me smile 'cuz I know you are glad to see new customers coming your way these days, and I'm certain they leave feeling blessed too! Way to go Cheryl!

ellesu said...

Oh! Me, too -- a curly headed (actually more frizzy, I guess) optimist, who often boarders on life running amok. I guess that's just who we are. :)

I'm so glad to hear that new clients are finding their way to you. Good for you and good for them. Twice in my life I've had stylist *do* my hair, look at the end result, and not charge me. It's been years since this has happened so I hope training has improved but....I don't choose stylists lightly. And once I find one that my hair likes, I'll follow her to the ends of the earth. No lie.

Dear Liza said...

I like the way you describe yourself and your life. The good trumps the bad...I think I am that way too, altough it may take me a little longer to get to the same place.

Janelle needs your CURLY hair services...it is so hard to find someone that can handle the mass of curls.

Hope this day is an awesome one for you friend. :)

Portia said...

Oh, brilliant news, Curly hair virtuoso! I believe I remember you mentioning the review before, but how exciting to see it has taken off!

Portia said...

oh, and here's to de-moking as we can:)

Brad said...

How could your customers love you any less then we do? I wish I had you close by to cut my hair!

I'm a bit miffed, not ONE Aprils fools joke got played on me yesterday. Hrumpf!

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