Whenever I have to write a bio, I find that I end up staring at my keyboard for a long time before I get going. I never seem know where to begin. Do I talk about how long I have been doing hair? Make a list of all of my favorite things like my husband and Jesus, a good book, or my dogs? And what's the appropriate word count, anyway? Lord knows this bio could easily turn into a novel. I think I get stuck because it's not in my nature to just list the facts. Although they are important to some people, my desire is to share my heart. Doing hair and makeup has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and I'd rather tell you why than to just tell you what I've done. I like connecting with people on a deeper level, and that takes time. It takes sharing important stories. It takes thoughtfulness and care.
My love for hair started when I was a little girl. I remember learning how to braid when I was about five years old after someone gifted me a doll that had play dough hair. Gosh, I loved that thing. As I grew up I realized I would make hair contact with people before making eye contact. I guess you could say doing hair has just always been in my nature. The thing about doing hair and makeup that I think has captivated those of us who do it is the fact that we get to make an instant impact on someone. I've seen women get emotional in my chair because they've never felt more beautiful. I've also seen women have a near panic attack because they are so stressed that they can't just relax and enjoy their makeover. Having your hair and makeup done is such a personal experience. You're entrusting your feelings and the way you look to someone else, and that can be scary and exhilarating. Am I over-dramatizing what I do for a living? Maybe. But over the past 7 years I have seen it. I've lived it. There is such power in transformation.
And that is why I became a health coach. I've spent so many years making temporary outside change happen for my clients, and at some point I realized I was seeking something deeper. I'm sure that's not surprising though - ha! When the opportunity to health coach came my way I instantly knew it was the answer to what I was searching for. I not only get to help people lose weight, but I also get to help them change their health and become a positive role model for their families and friends too. I get to be an integral part of walking alongside people and watching them triumph over challenges that they've been facing for years, and for some... their whole life. In many ways I don't feel like I can take credit for their success, because the only person you can change is yourself. But, at the end of the day I think we all could use a cheerleader and friend in our lives who helps us become the best version of ourselves.
This is my desire for all of us: Continual growth. Self awareness. Transformation. Whether it be developing your hair and/or makeup skills (I haven't even mentioned how much I love teaching and mentoring fellow hair and makeup artists, but you can check out my education tab for more info), losing weight and getting healthy (I hope you find courage to reach out to me if you would like to talk about what's possible), working on your relationships (friendships, marriage, etc), or just overall wanting to be a better person, my hope is that you would decide what's most important to you in life and never stop trying. After all, it's not about being perfect today, it's just about being better tomorrow.