Can you free yourself?

We, here at Scisters, are consistently striving (or obsessing) to be our best on a business and personal level. This year we were introduced to the Konmari Method and Minimalism. For those of you who aren't familiar, the Konmari Method is magical tidying and decluttering method in which surround yourself with only the things that spark joy in your life. The Minimalists teach their followers to live an intentional life with less, keeping only items that add value. After combining these concepts, we have begun to eliminate clutter, stress and unnecessary business.

And I honestly am feeling lighter and freer.

As a hairdresser, you can imagine all the tools, and brushes, and shampoos, and conditioners, and tons of styling products that I have on hand at home. Then add the make-up... Wowza! I was made acutely aware of this when it came time to tidy this part of my life. I had enough to open a beauty supply! And why did I need this red lipstick that didn't suit my skin tone? I gravitate toward neutral tones. Even with all these options, I would gravitate to the ones that were my favorite and worked the best, while the others were stuck in the back for "someday".

The thing is, I don't think that I am alone in this.

Do you know what happened when I only kept the hair stuff that I loved or needed? I get better results... faster... in a more beautiful space.

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So I thought I would extend a challenge to you. If you also have a collection of items that don't suit you, tidy and organize your favorite products. Then, pack up your "someday" items into a box and donate them to your local woman's shelter.

Meet your skin care professional

Many of you have noticed that our wax room was undergoing some construction. Luckily, it hasn't lasted as long as the city construction on our street! And now, we are ready to reveal our big surprise... the wax room has been upgraded to a spa room.

The best part is that we have one heck of an aesthetician joining our team! Welcome Vanessa!

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Vanessa has been licensed for 15 years, completed her master esthetics program in 2011 and worked at a local med spa the past 6 years. Her knowledge and experience are vast and she is well equipped to address any of your skin care needs.

Vanessa's specialty is to listen to your concerns at each and every visit to best deliver to your skin's fluctuating needs. Together, you will create results oriented skin care.

We are also excited to announce the launch of a new skincare line, Lira Clinical.

 

"Science discovering nature's secrets"

If you decide to add Lira Clinical to your home regimen, you will extend and increase the benefits of your time with Vanessa by giving her the ability to work deeper into your skin. 

She would love for you to say "Hello" at your next visit and if you are interested in a skin consultation, her appointment book in now open.

Haircuts for Hope 2017 was a success!

Last weekend we celebrated a year's worth of ponytail donations at Helix Brewing Co, here in La Mesa, CA. Helix has a great industrial atmosphere with exposed brewing equipment and their patio is an inviting space to chill and play games with friends. I won't forget to mention their awesome beer. Our personal favorite is their Stoner Moment IPA.

Over the past twelve months we have collected 20 ponytails, a total of 212 inches of hair, to send to the Locks of Love Organization. Locks of Love is a non-profit that offers prosthetic hair pieces to underprivileged children with permanent hair loss, most often due to a condition called Alopecia. This event wrapped up our sixth annual fundraiser for the organization. Free haircuts have been offered since the salon's opening in 2010 to anyone willing to donate 10 inches of hair or more.

We raised a total of $980 between financial contributions and the silent auction. Winners of the silent auction took home great prizes such as; suite tickets to Padres games at Petco Park, brewery gift sets, hair product baskets and gift certificates to various other local businesses. Our biggest source of money earned was from those suite tickets to 2 separate Padres games, totaling over $400. We would like to send out a special thank you to Keith and Clara Justus over at Business Copier Solutions, for the generous donation.

The weather was perfect for sitting outside with a cold beer and listening to the sultry and funky sounds of our first band, Cori and the Music. This was the group's second year donating the gift of music to the event. We wrapped up the afternoon with The Last Minutes. These guys and their bad babe of a drummer have the most fun following in San Diego. The various members of this band have continually supported this cause over the years. Jared Montalvo, the front man, has organized our music for 5 of the 6 years, always lining up some great acts. He has been vital to our success and we are grateful to have a friend and patron like him. 

We want to make sure to thank everyone who helped us pull this event off and make it a success. We are very proud of the turn out. Now it's time to mail a big box of hair and send that $980 check.