Staying A-head: Part 2.

In this busy life, we are all try to fit “one last thing” in. Avoid over scheduling yourself by knowing about how long your appointment will last!

Set your watch…

Approximately two to three months ago I wrote a post about the importance of pre-booking – ESPECIALLY for our guests who wanted in the three short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Pre-booking is a fancy way of saying we like it when you (the guest) schedules their appointments in advance.  It ensures you get the appointment time most convenient for you and also sees you are able to see your favorite stylist (although, if you need to schedule with someone else in the salon – we are all awesome).

Side-Step the Stress

In this blog, I would like to break down appointment times a bit further.  I have come to the realization that not everyone is aware how long they are in the chair to achieve their hair dreams.  This idea came to me as a client looked at her phone whilst checking out, and exclaims she’s a half an hour late to meet a friend.  She may have thought she was running late, however she was departing right on schedule post her hour and a half color retouch appointment.

She isn’t the only guest to have this panic.  I have also had guests debate processing time with me as they overbooked their schedule for the day.  Therefore, to avoid any further confusion, I feel the need to take this opportunity to break down our most common appointments, and the time frame in which they are scheduled for.

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Embracing the Introvert

I am an introvert…

This may come across as an odd statement for a hairdresser to make – especially for one that sees 60 to 90 guests within a month.  It is also a remarkable statement for one that teaches and has presented a “hair collection” to a room full of peers.  However it is a 100% factual statement. Happiness to me is when I get to spend an hour (or two or three) alone with myself.  I don’t mean to sound like a hermit and the one to three-hour thing is VERY rare, however time by myself has always been how I recharge my batteries.  It enables me to clearly think, plan and create.  Quiet alone time is also how I write these very blogs!  I have difficulty concentrating if there is bedlam and business going on around me.

Falling for a Change?

The seasons are changing…

                The moment the seasons change (or that they appear to – I am recording this stream of consciousness on a first day of autumn that is reading 90 degrees) we stylists seem to be inundated with requests from clients for a brand new look.  A new look is a way to welcome in the latest temperatures, fashions and all the associated feelings with them. 

                Generally we see cozy rich tones and longer locks come fall, shorter lengths and lighter brighter in the spring.  Personally, I’m delighted when a guest is inspired enough to switch up there look.  This isn’t to say that there is anything wrong with staying steady, true and committed to a look, however every guest gets the seasonal “Itch” every now and again – and I’m not just speaking about allergies.

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Everything Old is New Again

The saying “everything old is new again”, is nothing new.   However, the longer I’ve been on this blue marble the more I realize how completely true it is.  Flipping through nearly any magazine I see fashions that were popular when I was in high school worn by models down the catwalk.  Just as vinyl records had their resurgence several years ago, bands are now releasing cassette tapes along with digital downloads (mid 90’s boom box anyone?). 

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Don’t Stop Conditioning

The goal here at Salon Enso is to always have you feeling good about yourself and your hair when you leave.  Fresh color or even the tiniest of trims can elevate our spirits.  The “fresh out of the salon” feeling is a good ‘un.

Preserving that feeling and fresh hair glow will always begin with stylist suggested home care.  The first step is using the proper Aveda Shampoo and conditioner to see that your specific hair needs are met.  Whether that is hydrated, more voluminous, less frizzy or color protection, there are cleansing and conditioning options to see that your hair is cared for at home.  There is also one more not-so-secret step to at home care that we, the stylists, as well as our Aveda Representative, Renee swear by (in addition to the Aveda shampoos and conditioners) to leave our hair in its optimal health…

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