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Salon Life

As many of you know, being in the salon/beauty industry is a passion of mine! This past Saturday, September 13th I started apprenticing in a salon owned by 2 women I consider friends. We initially met at a Dermalogica class while I still owned my salon. We then crossed paths again when I got involved in the Joy of Connecting (a networking group for women).
Now that I am in school for Cosmetology I approached them about the possibility of apprenticing in their salon and they have graciously agreed. So, although I may not have been as busy as some of the others in the salon on Saturday I could tell it was exactly where I belonged! It is what I love! I think, as of right now, I still love the managment/ownership part of it the best, but I still love just being in that environment.

I started my day with Carrie doing a client’s hand treatment (aaahhh…the relaxing feel of a hand massage and hot paraffin wax!), followed by shampooing 2 clients for their services, a shampoo, blowdry and flatiron on a college Freshmen, and then the same for an employee, followed by my final “client” – a clipper cut (1 guard all over) for Carrie’s husband Scott. Because of my slight need to be a perfectionist I was not 100% happy with the results, but I learned a lot on Saturday and can’t wait to learn more!

All in all I am proud of myself – my mom can’t wait until I know enough to cut her hair (I colored it the weekend before – nothing fancy this time around – just getting my feet wet). Perhaps I really should have done this Cosmetology thing a long time ago! Nonetheless, I’m doing it and I can’t wait to be able to do it more than every other Saturday.

Friends and family…be sure to come see me and help me practice! Don’t let Ms Suzikins (pictured below) have all the fun!

About GeminiRed Creations

*cough cough* I’m over 40 and an entrepreneur at heart. I am in Corporate America, but my heart is in being an entrepreneur and supporting small business owners. Although my almost 2 year stint at owning a business was not as successful as I dreamed, it's still a passion and so I now try to put my efforts into helping other entrepreneurs such as my brother who owns Wickedly Wooden ( and my friend Heather who owns Rinse Bath & Body ( I do enjoy my job so it makes it easier to get up and go to work every day even if it's not my own business. Maybe one day I will take a stab at it right now I make handcrafted items such as hair accessories, aprons, and jewelry. In my free time, of course! In my "other" spare time I love to read - especially anything biographical or autobiographical. I also enjoying writing, but mostly for fun and I can write a pretty good “threat” letter when I need to. I’ve been known to get things done! I write about a wide variety of things from the random tomato or piece of food on the ground to the odd things I see in my daily life to politics…now if you don’t agree with my politics that’s fine, but be respectful and don’t post hateful comments.

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  1. Hey I read some of your blog.That’s so cool you are”Doing it your way!” Good for you. That takes guts and patience I would think.I work for America’s Beauty Show. It’s truly amazing what you can see, learn and what you can take home from this event!You should go to this. It would be perfect for you.Here’s the 411.—-Come experience one of the largest professional beauty shows in your industry, owned and managed by salon professionals just like you!• Shop for new innovative products that your clients and you will love! • Get educated real fast with our wide range of workshops, Master classes and Manufacturer Classrooms (we call it Product Knowledge College)! (Hands-on and lectures)• Learn from and network with the beauty stars in your industry like Nick Arrojo of Arrojo and Wella Professional, Robert Cromeans of Paul Mitchell Systems, Luis Alvarez of Aquage, Anthony Mascolo of TIGI and many, many MORE! Because they REALLY want to meet you! No kidding!• Our Program Book will be out and online in December 2008! Make sure you see it!• Save gas and carpool to Chicago, Illinois for the weekend of March 28 – 30, 2009 to McCormick Place. • Book a hotel in the Show room block and take the shuttle to and from the show!Our show is co-located with America’s Expo for Skin Care and Spa. So bring your salon professional friends! It will be an amazing experience for all!Like we always say, Learn More Earn More®• SAVE MONEY! Get in FREE if you join one of our associations created just for you within our America’s Beauty Network.Call 800.648.2505 or visit us at to find out more and to how to register!Hope to see you there!If you want ask for me at the information desk. I’d love to meet you!-Kristen


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