What are you hanging on to?

I heard reports that the robins have been spotted, so we all know what that means right? SPRING! This time of year does seem to drag, but Spring will get here, I promise. What a better to perk up the winter blues than to sport a new hairstyle! Take it from me, I did it last week.     After 5 years of having long hair and swearing I would never cut it, I did. I have been trimming and trimming my hair and hoping to hang onto the length. I finally got fed up and just cut it all off! Instantly my hair looked shiny, healthy and thick. Winter leaves our hair and our skin dried out. With all the abuse we give to our hair via coloring, blow-drying, curling, flat-ironing, teasing, washing it every day and so on, our hair deserves a clean start!  I am not telling you all to completely cut ALL your hair off, but think about it. What is it that you are hanging on to? So many of us (me included) hang onto our hair and don’t want to cut it, even when it really needs to be. Maybe we are afraid of change, who knows exactly what it is. I say let it go and try something new. Spring is a perfect time to do that.  

Very few women can actually grown long beautiful healthy looking hair on their own. Please know that the rest of them that you see on t.v. or in magazines with long gorgeous hair are wearing extensions, I promise! Talk with your hairstylist about what type of hairstyle really works for your, your hair and your lifestyle. Healthy hair is what is gorgeous, if the ends are dry, skinny or split, they need to GO. There is no repairing that. Start fresh, start new. After all, the wonderful thing about hair is that is GROWS BACK (and why I have a job).



Gina Leonard is a licensed Cosmetologist and salon owner with 10+ years experience.
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2 Responses to What are you hanging on to?

  1. LarryPY says:

    Question by albert a: What can i do at a salon if i dont have my cosmetology license?
    a salon near me is desperate for help. i was just curious as to what i can do without having my cosmetology license. cud i wash and style hair but not dye and cut it?

    • Gina Leonard says:

      You can be hired as a shampoo person, but that is all you can do to the clients. Each state is different when it comes to the law, but this one is pretty standard. You cannot style hair either. Many salons hire shampoo people who do that as well as give an extra hand to the stylist cleaning up etc. Hope this helps

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