An Intentional Birthday

I have often got flack for how much I love my birthday, but I can’t help it. To me, it’s a day of love, where my people shower me with meaningful words, thoughtful gifts and fuzzy feelings. Naturally, being a Leo, it has seldom been hard to pamper myself like a royal. This year I turned 35, and I felt a deeper urge to nurture my relationship with myself, others and nature. This year I wanted much more intention behind the love I received and gave myself.

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How's this for vulnerability?

I have worn every cut and color under the sun. Just check out these sweet photos. Most of these looks define exactly the woman I was at that stage of life. There were a few that were real mistakes, resulting in great lessons about what didn’t help me feel confident. That’s really the magic key, confidence.

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Gratitude, Contribution and Balance

This is the season that my girls fight sickness after sickness, building their little immunities up one by one. After 30 minutes of getting ready for school on Tuesday morning, I finally came to the conclusion that they weren’t going to be able to go. They had come down with a mean cough that turned one of them into an angry little hulk and the other into an ultra-sensitive clingy baby monkey.

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YOU WON’T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT- About Trust and Professionalism

I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over 13 years and have always worked full time behind the chair with guests. When I started in the industry, like most hairdressers, mistakes were common. Ladies and gentlemen, I turned my mother’s hair green. Thank goodness I had a patient mentor to save the day. In any trade, you learn almost more from those what not to do situations, than you do from totally successful ones.

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THANK YOU

Our Scisters Salon journey has just reached it’s 8th year on October 1st. Say What?! I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude for the manifestation of this dream. Looking back on those two young ladies, all bright eyed and green, I want to tell them that I am proud of their commitment to keep their hearts in business. I believe it is a key component to our successes.

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Self Care is a Personal Experience

My intimate connection with self care began along side my motherhood journey, in the depth of my soul, in the darkness. Before babies I was a lavish Leo who knew how to pamper myself and had a healthy personal growth obsession. I took ample time for rest, relaxation and revival, but there was a missing piece that didn’t exist for me yet.

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How to Manifest the Life You Desire

f you are a millennial like us, or have spent any significant amount of time with Melissa and I, you have probably heard the term manifest recently. If not, you may have heard of this concept in the form of quantum physics, from the book The Secret, or the Law of Attraction. The idea, in short, is that the thoughts that you think, create your reality. But it's not so simple as, "I want a pony". Oftentimes, the universe will bring things to you in unexpected ways. 

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Death and Rebirth

Is it possible that like a tree, we are continuously cycling through shedding what we no longer need, to blossom into a new growth?

It's common to see major hair loss around life changes, hormones and different health dynamics. My response to questions of hair loss mostly link back to your body's reaction to phyical or emotional stress. But standing in the hot shower last night, holding clumps of hair in my fingers, I felt like a warrior goddess, shedding the pieces of myself that were no longer me. Could this hair loss be symbolic of the death and rebirth of myself?

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Hot Shots

A few months ago, we got a new neighbor right next door, Bad Kitty Photography. They are a wild and fun bunch of woman who have fine tuned the art of boudoir photography. They asked us to team up with them on a project called Hot Shots, where we would spend a day beautifying 90 women with hair styling and makeup prior to their photoshoot. And of course, we were all in.

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