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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How To- Natural Blow Dry

Our team of educators at John Paul Mitchell Systems just released some great tutorial videos. We wanted to take time to highlight some of our favorites over the next few months. In this first video, Kelly Rettenberger shows her model Sara how to get a flawless, natural look in just a few minutes. All of the products and tools shown are available here at Scisters Salon.

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Giving Back for the Holidays

We just wrapped up our December giving campaign and it is no surprise, I am feeling extremely grateful for our community. Even though we have been doing this for families for 6 years now, I am always astonished at the goodwill that our salon guests and staff possess. We all stepped up again this year to provide a financially disadvantaged family gifts.

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Simplicity and the Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching. I am really having a hard time believing that 2017 is wrapping up! This year I decided instead of making a resolution, to choose a theme. My annual theme has been simplicity. Gee Golly, have I simplified this year. I have eliminated clutter in work and at home, simplified my days off to spend more time doing the things that bring me joy, learned to say no to things that felt too stressful and stopped overpacking my schedule. I also learned to stop overpacking my bags for vacation and translated simplicity to many other areas of my life. Gift giving is one of the other ways I have really learned to be intentional this year. 

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The Best Day in Tri

We just wrapped up one of my favorite events of the year, Tour de Cove, and I am excited to have the blog as a platform to share my passion about the Challenged Athletes Foundation. This month marked my seventh year volunteering on behalf of John Paul Mitchell Systems, providing haircuts to raise money for one incredible organization. When Scisters Salon opened seven years ago, it was an important goal of ours to be recognized in the community as a business that does good. When we were invited to participate in the same month that Scisters opened, I had no idea what I was signing up for or how my life would be changed.

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