finishing up the salon and getting ready for state inspection. until the state board of cosmetology deems me ready, i cannot begin operating the salon. funny how the inevitable allows one time to think. and re-think.
today’s tasks include finishing the floor, meeting with the wella rep to finalize the opening color order, writing this blog and then designing the posters/marketing materials for our yoga studio. it is the little things that make the difference. focus me on the wider view of things. though i had hoped to have most of the work completed by this sunday’s public open house, life is offering some fresh perspective. i get a good deal of requests from new stylists about assistant positions. my approach to the assistants has been based purely on my own experience. shame. hanging lights yesterday, the bulb literally and figuratively went on. i have been attempting to explain what i want the first room to be when even i do not quite know the answer. then it came to me. level one. a place where stylists can learn, assist and ply their craft. as they mature in skill, they move into the main salon as level two. eventually, with hard work and talent, they achieve level three. most stylist with a book are at level three.
surely as the sun will rise, my ideas will morph and grow into whatever is best for the whole team. for now at least, i am beginning at level one.