There is a very powerful bond that forms between a client and their stylist. Hairdressers become therapists, doctors, marriage counselers, preachers, and a multitude of other occupations during their visit with their client. We get to know you and your entire family. We know what your BFF is going through as well as your neighbor down the street. We laugh with you and we cry with you. We help you plan how you will make your cheating ex-husband wish he had never even been born. We pray with you and for you. In short, we love you.
When something happens to you it happens to us too. This week, we have been in prayer for a dear, dear, lady named Donna. She told us last week she would be undergoing surgery this week on a malignant brain tumor. She had met with her team of doctors and they had explained exactly how they were going to be performing her surgery and where she would be shaved in order to prepare for how to wear her hair afterwords. What?! We couldn’t believe that any of them had the foresight to even think of how she would look and feel about her self after the surgery. What a blessing! Ms. Donna was as calm and collected as possible and said that she knew God wouldn’t give her anything more than she could handle and that it was her job to have faith in His plan for her.
Of course we were crying. But dammit, we fixed her hair and dyed her eyebrows and eyelashes so she would feel the best about herself as she possibly could when she woke up from surgery. We prayed over her and for her and have continued to do so.
The doctors feel they were able to get all of the tumor. She will have to undergo radiation, but her prognosis is good.
Do you know that three days after her surgery she called us here at the salon to see if Cary could work in an appointment for her daughter because her daughter was having a difficult time dealing with all the emotions of having her mother be sick? Ms. Donna was confident that if her daughter could come in to see us we could get her feeling better and more peaceful. What an amazing testament to customer service! What an amazing testament to customer love. That’s what it’s all about people. Loving each other through all that life throws our way- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.