This is my first week as a Senior 1. I have to admit, I was a little scared (and still am) of promoting. I love almost everyone that I have gotten to meet because of working at Ihloff and being a hairstylist.
As a Protege, I met some of the sweetest women, usually with children and then some really young kids as well. That was definitely the time that I spent learning more about hair, the process, and about what kind of stylist I was. Including how I wanted to take care of the people sitting in my chair. I want to make sure that they have the best possible time because they can go anywhere and try to communicate with anyone, but they have chosen to come sit in my chair and allow me the pleasure to work with them and their hair.
Moving up to Designer was a little scary but I felt that I had 'completed' that level. - i.e. Protege. I started to meet a few new people, usually ones that just needed in or that the communication center felt I would be best for. My clients would refer me to friends and family members, so I stayed busy. I continued to take as many education classes as I could, but I had finished most of the elementary color classes, so the search was a little more difficult now. I had to keep myself motivated and look for inspiration in other places. This was more of a growing phase, growing up.
I realize that hair is still fun, but it's my profession. I have always been very competitive in everything I do, and I want to be the best. I know that I'll still more experience, more practice, more education. I plan on getting it, but I also think that my eye is sharp. I can see my mistakes very quickly now and as long as I know how they happened, I can make the adjustments to correct them as soon as possible.
I am excited about becoming a Senior 1. As I'm sure you know, my goal is to have an Assistant, which I can have as a Senior 2 if I reach certain goals. I have already started to meet some really amazing people, even on day 2 that specifically wanted to see an upper level stylist. This is very exciting for me to now be included in that category. The journey here has taken over a year, but I'm excited to see what the next year brings!
~Happy hair vibes,