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Inspiration & Persistance

How you take the day on starts with what you do the day before. 

If you wake up and feel lost....then you are unprepared. 

Preparation is a skill set and discipline that takes some getting used to as its a habit.

Preparation sets you up to achieve #1) a Goal & #2) a Habit. 

If you want to achieve a goal you need to set up and work on habits to achieve that goal. 

Example: I want to be healthy (Goal) and to help me achieve this goal I want to build habits that lead to health and I am currently working on and learning from a new book that is out about a lifestyle of health vs a diet - its called 131 Method by Chalene Johnson. 

As a hairstylist I need energy to stay upbeat during the day - trying to manufacture that on my own is difficult - so, I need help with food, fitness & creativity and resources help me the most by reading, implementing and learning from others who have been before me. 

I just started The 131 Method and as I read about the...

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Learning about Self Care through Wavy & Curly Hair.

Good day everyone.

Just a note for you on what we are learning about taking care of yourself that goes along with caring for your wavy/curly hair. 

Self Care is so important. 

It is part of my own personal vocabulary to understand myself better as 'self care' was not really on my radar. Over time it just faded away and I was wondering why I wanted to check out or even just give up at times.

Maybe you can relate - or if you are on a path of self care now then reply back with how you are caring for yourself with tips that can be used in another blog for helping others in the near future. 

As a curly hair specialist - or as other people in service industries do with always putting other people above themselves - can lead to burn out or a sense of not caring anymore - it's so important to learn to step back and learn to find things to renew yourself so that you remain passionate to continue - not just for others- but for an invigorating LIFE. 

I learned to time block...

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Can Hair Be Extroverted or Introverted?

Good day everyone.

When people come into my studio or attend one of my live trainings they discover quickly that I am an introvert. 

Because I am found online, or that I have a social media presence, create videos or speak in front of others they think that I am an Extrovert. 

When I started my online presence I was behind the computer writing. I failed English twice and even went to Summer school to make sure I moved on to the next grade - so, for me to write and get found in searches for help is amazing in of itself. It proves that if I can risk putting myself out there with my failed background....so can you. 

What happened over time as people read my blogs and business Facebook page providing free content is that I was asked by other hairstylists to teach my methods to help them with their business and so I started what is now called Curly Hair Artistry. 

When I was building up to that first live training my stomach was in knots, my emotions were all over the...

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Perfect is Boring!

Perfection is Boring.

2015

I was a photographer and did my own #blackandwhitefilm development and printing.

#richardavedon impacted my art with his journey and I was inspired to take this photo after not shaving for 4 days, I refreshed my hair with who knows what and I don’t care how I look. What is not shown in the photo is what is going on in my soul - as I was going through a change of perspective based on changing how I am doing my business. Parts of my soul was in pain and the other parts were excited and yet I was transitioning to uncertainty and there was no path for me to follow....I had to forge ahead and create a path on my own. 

 

My friend @danielleduran_curls (Instagram) came up with the quote “Perfection is Boring” and I thought that this is kinda like getting a tattoo in that you don’t care what other people think...you do it for yourself.

When your hair heals and becomes healthy over time you can let go of ‘perfection’...

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Curly Hair Artistry Live Training in Portland Maine is now OPEN!

Good day everyone! 

We are excited to bring Hairstylists the Portland Maine "EduVacation" - which is a great experience of learning from Curly Hair Artistry AND take some time to have a vacation in Portland Maine to experience the culture, people and the food....oh my - if you love Seafood as much as I do then you will be in Heaven. Portland was voted best restaurant city (link to article) of the year 2018.  

Hairstylists - check out the info for this training HERE - the class is limited to 8 but we can fit in 10 if needed. This training is more intense with a focus on specific content developed by Scott Musgrave with The MAP Method of product application. This alone is drawing attention in our industry for helping your clients to embrace their hair from around the world with the Cultivate Your Curls online course AND clients are looking for hairstylists that embrace this method.
We will also cover the Cubist Curl Cutting Techniques that you will work on live...

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Wavy Hair - Cultivate Your Curls

There was a great question that popped up in our Cultivate Your Curls private Facebook community and wanted to share it with you for your consideration and learning of what is possible for your own wavy/curly hair. 

Celeste asked me a great question: 

Scott Musgrave I hope you are doing okay through Florence. I don't expect an answer right away, I'm not sure if you have power... Anyway, I've been curious about something. You mention that you can use the same 4 products one very client and have good results. I'm sure you also do this for yourself, and I'm wondering if the products ever stop working for you? Do you have to rotate any of them? It seems like I have great results with new products for a week or two and then it goes down hill. I detox and still have problems. I think it might be my protein/moisture balance. I could probably use a good non-protein filler. I just got LHDC for a non-protein conditioner. Curious on your thoughts? You mentioned we have similar hair...

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Culture

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Wafaya Abdallah is owner of Oasis Salon in Rockville MD USA. We in Curly Hair Artistry are always integrating ideas and thoughts of what contributes to our vision, values and overall culture and wanted more insight into this word 'culture' and have her words of guidance as a leader in CHA to give us all insight into helping you develop your own. 
 
 
Culture
 
One of the subjects we prioritize at Oasis is CULTURE.
 
We have taken turns as a staff presenting about this at seminars and we have even lead exercises to help participants begin to identify what their business culture can be.
 
What we’ve come to understand is, when a large chunk of your life is spent at work, everyone involved should be enjoying that time as much as possible!
How can we find this enjoyment consistently?
 
Some buzzwords that we hear lately is mindfulness, or being deliberate in our intentions. If there is anything that’s obvious here is that each...
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How Do You See Yourself?

As I work with my clients in my chair and on my online course Cultivate Your Curls w/ The MAP Method I realize the journey many of us are on and find it fascinating what we can pursue what is reality based or fantasy based....or even more. We are putting our energy into 'something' and the goal of this article is to see what we are doing is contributing to something that is of value. 

Lets take a peek at what resides in our being - this is based on a writing example I learned years ago: 

There are four levels of an individual self:

The Public Self: This is the level that you communicate to the world. 

The Private Self: This is the emotional and internal world of an individual. 

The Fantasy Self: This level is where daydreams, night dreams and fantasies reside. 

The Ideal Self: This fourth and final level of self wants perfection. 

(Breathing Life Into Your Characters by Rachel Ballon pg. 220 Hardbound ed.) 

Take out your Curl Journey Journal...

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Curly Hair Artistry - What Makes Us Unique?

One thing I have noticed in our industry that is different and determines the success of your business is not being considered much and that is the power and voice of your client. 

For people with wavy/curly hair - the 'consumer' - the 'client' - is over-riding our industry with knowing how to work with their hair. Yup - read that one again. 

There are so many communities, website forums, Facebook groups/pages, Instagram influencers and local meet ups that have been created and perfected based on one thing: LACK OF SERVICE & HELP FOR WHAT THEY DESIRE. 

Lack of service to help and serve them has driven the desire for help and shifted this from hairstylist/salon to EACH OTHER. 

Let me explain a bit - I noticed that I was learning EVERYDAY a lot of great tips from my clients that sat in my chair. I noticed that other stylists - that did this as well - had a deep passion for serving and assisting others that was different than brand based knowledge or from the...

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2018 Curly Hair Artistry: Artist & Educator Of The Year!

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Every year Curly Hair Artistry (CHA) recognizes 2 Artists in our community (Artist of the year & Educator of the year) that expresses our values, beliefs and actions to include:

  • Positivity.
  • Community participation with Teaching & Sharing not only in and with CHA but within their own communities. 
  • Expressing thoughts, ideas and experiences of what they learn to our community to include our private Facebook group,  participation in our live trainings that we put on with Symposiums and Cornerstone Course and a desire to help, encourage and support other stylists and the clients that sit in their chair daily.
  •  How they are using and being represeted in their social media platforms. 

We (the CHA Core Team) are proud to announce Artist of the year to Saulo O'Deorain (Website) & @thecurlylookdublin (Instagram). 

Saulo is a passionate curly hair specialist in Dublin Ireland that has a heart of kindness, passion and a sincere desire to help...

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