My job, as a Stylist and owner of Debony Salon, is to make people feel beautiful. I help them achieve that new look they’ve been admiring, teach them how to use a new beauty tool at home, or share knowledge about products that will produce results. Most days it’s not only fun, but rewarding. I’ve heard hairdresser’s referred to as “day makers, through our ability to make people feel their best and most beautiful!” As much as I love that, that is not what I want to take about today. This month I would like to dedicate this newsletter to REAL BEAUTY, and to three people who, whether they know it or not represent, REAL Beauty to me!
When I first began my beauty journey, I had the privilege of working at The Cut Off Salon and Day Spa for eight years. One of the things that made it so special was working with my friend, Sharon Surrette. She and her partner Kathy taught me so much during my time there, and they gave selflessly to us, their employees. More than what was already given to me, was opportunity to watch Sharon open her home and her heart to so many people. This ultimately included her mother who fell ill to breast cancer. With beauty and grace she did what she always did so well. She opened her home and her heart, making the most of every day, even through difficult times.
Today, she has invited us through the honor of her mother to walk in The Making Strides Against Breast walk on October 16, 2016. Part of the preparation for this event is to reflect on those in our lives that have be touched by this disease. During this time I was approached by one of the girls at the salon who was humbled by one of our customers and her struggles in life. She found strength in this customer’s attitude, how in spite of all that has been handed to this customer, she always has a kind word, a good attitude, never asking “why me?” As she was sharing her thoughts on this she seemed almost ashamed, and humbled, reminding herself to put things into perspective when we are unhappy with our own appearance or situation. I was so inspired by this revelation, that I want to thank Andy Emery for her vulnerability in sharing this with me and recognize it as a display of REAL BEAUTY!
Finally, I would like to dedicate our walk to a women of REAL BEAUTY, Joyce Bilger. She is a fighter, a survivor, and a women of true class. No matter what life sends her way she walks on light and beauty, looking for the path forward. She is giving to those around her, not only in word, but in gesture. Every day that she comes through the door at Debony Salon she sets an example of REAL Beauty. Thank you Joyce!
This year, we Invite you to walk with Debony Salon in honor of someone in your life, past or present. We hope you’ll join us in celebration and/or support of your own personal battle or survival through the Making Strides Against Cancer Breast Cancer Walk. You can join our team, by clicking this Making Strides. We look forward to seeing you there!