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True Transformation

There have been times in my life, where defeat ran my world, and it was a bear to wrestle with.  In fact, I don't know if you can relate, but it seemed such an easy place to go in my mind.

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I felt self-conscious about the family I grew up in, seven kids and blue collar family.  We always had food on the table and hand me down clothes, and presents under the Christmas tree.  But somehow, I felt unimportant in this family, and unlike the rest, and deeply sad.

Book Launch

What what would you say is the biggest issue in our industry that we don't talk about? My first book Self-Care For Hairdressers: How To Avoid Stress And Burnout, And Step Into The Professional You Were Meant To Be, is  finally here! This book is the first in a series and will be an essential for any salon, beauty school, hairdresser, and salon owner library. You probably know it, but may not be able to articulate it. However, I bet you can feel it. 

[caption id="attachment_545" align="aligncenter" width="842"]Balance 123rf.com/Stuart Miles[/caption]   Through my observations and experience as a stylist, owner, and educator, I've noticed in the industry that not only are hairdressers the most empathic group of people, but we are also some of the most high strung, perfectionists, egotistical bunch I have ever known. Along with that is a great deal of suffering as well. And most of the time it is silent.

Are you PRADA, GUCCI, or LANDS END, or one of my favorites Yamimoto?

Defining your own personal brand is essential in attracting the kind of clientele you would like to bring to your chair, and the clients that will pay for your services, regardless of whether or not you own a salon.

 

Branding

Start tearing out pictures from magazines and begin an online folder or a hard copy folder with images of what you are attracted to. I wouldn't limit your scope to fashion or hair, because if you are just beginning, this is the time to widen your pool to choose from. You can always narrow the focus later.

The Mysterious And Not So Mysterious World Of The Imagination

Creativity is a deep word, and sometimes feels elusive, wouldn't you agree?  We think some people are born with it, some people believe they don't have a clue, others work hard at it, some are even lazy about it.

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HOW IT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR TEAM Too often you hear the word "competition" and you either freak out, especially if you consider yourself to be an introvert. Yes, competition unchecked can be the ruin of salon moral, but healthy competition elevates everybody on the team. [caption id="attachment_507" align="aligncenter" width="678"]jultud 123rf.com/jultud[/caption]

Relaunch of Rebeccabeardsley.com

My site is relaunched with a fresh new look, and will be moving forward with a whole new focus of content, and body of work that is for you, the hairdresser. You, you are who I have in mind when I write in the morning, after I close my eyes and contemplate.

IMG_0220   While sipping my coffee, I ask myself, what does our industry need? What do hairdressers want?  What would make their lives easier? Are you ready for the answer? The purpose of this blog is to bring you content that will have your pause for a moment and think about your life as it is, and think about where you would like to be in a week, a year, three years, 5 years, 10 years and beyond.  

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Take the Magical Mystery Tour of Your Mind and Body

Have you ever got up in the morning and started getting ready for your busy day at the salon, and you feel like you are doing the same old routine? At some point you will need to take the magical mystery tour of your mind and body when you are feeling stuck. For some of you, this may be daily, for some you it may be twice a day, and for some, every hour. You may even feel you are trapped in your body, with no access to feeling good. Nothing feels fresh, in fact, you walk or drive the same old way to work. You eat the same pastry and drink the usual coffee, day in and day out. You look up and your hair is even looking like it did three years ago?

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Rid Your Space of Stuff & Free Your Mind Have you ever noticed stuff accumulates faster than the blink of an eye?  It's as if, while you are sleeping invisible little minions begin to work away at adding to the piles on your desk, or on your dining room table, laughing as they do? [caption id="attachment_477" align="aligncenter" width="705"]123f.com Oxana Oleynichenko 123f.com Oxana Oleynichenko[/caption]  

How You Can Learn From Them

Have you ever worked next to a hairdresser who has to be better than everybody else? You know the type I am sure. They are to cool for school. They have enough magnetism to draw the salt from the ocean.  You hear them, before you see them.

[caption id="attachment_453" align="aligncenter" width="768"]123rf.com sanches1980 123rf.com sanches1980[/caption]   They breeze by as they walk in and everything is perfect, their outfit is on point, hair is styled, nails are painted. They charm their way through the salon, turning heads as they go. It looks like life hasn’t touched them with any adversity, no scuffed shoes for them. And you wonder what is up with that?  

Grow With Us On This Wild Ride

You, the hairdresser are the focus of my relaunch of this site and blog. You are who I have in mind when I write in the morning, after I close my eyes and contemplate.  I ask myself, what does our industry need?  What do hairdressers want?  What would make their lives easier?  How may I be of service?  Are you ready for the answer?

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