“It is my considered opinion that the hairdresser is the most influential person in any community. When the public goes to a hairdresser, something happens to them. They feel safe, they relax. The hairdresser knows what their skin is like under the makeup, they know their age, they don’t have to keep up any kind of pretense. People tell a hairdresser things they wouldn’t dare confess to a priest and they are open about matters they’d try to conceal from a doctor. When people place their secret lives in the hairdresser’s hands, the hairdresser gains an authority few other people attain. I have heard hairdressers quoted with complete conviction on art, literature, politics, economics, child care and morals. I tell you that a clever, thoughtful, ambitious hairdresser wields a power beyond comprehension of most people.”

John Steinbeck

Today, April 30th, is Hair Stylist Appreciation Day.

Why are Hair Stylist such an unique breed?

This is what I have learned having a Mother who is a Hair Stylist.

Although retired, she is still passionate about her profession. You can see it is her eyes and hear it in her voice anytime she talks about hair or reminisces about her career.

When you are a Hair Stylist it’s not just a job – it’s a lifestyle. That is what I admire most about the profession. Doing something that you love and are passionate about everyday – not many of us can say that.