In recent days, there have been a few losses that have moved me. However, I"ve increasingly become frustreated in not knowing what to say or do. Sure, anyone can give an emphathetic look, smile, comeent of understanding or a sympathetic reply that makes him or her feel like they can make a difference. Yet knowing that when you sit in my chair, however long that may be, I will be there for you, whether it is to listen, make you feel beautiful or simply give you the time to sit and relax. That is the way I make a difference.
Being your hairdresser, I get to celebrate milestones in your life—your graduation, your wedding, your first child. Even though I'm just your hairdresser, I also share an illness with your loved ones and the pain of a loss of a family member or close friend. Even though I'm just your hairdresser, I silently grieve several times each week with multiple clients that visit our salon on a regular basis.
So...I gues I'm not JUST a hairdresser. I'm a part of you, your daily grooming ritual in your life. I laugh with you, I hurt for you and I want you to know I care. I'm blessed to have you as a part of my life, and I am so fortunate to have chosen a career that affords me to be thankful every day I come to work.
I look forward to tomorrow's conversation.