2014 is going to be a big year. The support of so many beautiful brides from 2013 and the clients that booked me for parties, halloween, balls and proms meant that I not only won a coveted Best of Weddings award from TheKnot.com but that I am now able to open a physical location in Carlsbad, CA.
From February of 2014 the new salon will offer cuts, color, facials and extensions in addition to makeup and hairstyling and will allow my team and I to offer a far more complete experience for brides as well as opening up the business to regular clients.
At the moment it is just a square room but the construction is happening quickly and soon it will be a fabulous den devoted to pampering.
I re-named the business Secret Salon because my clients won't just be paying for a service when they visit. They will also be accessing all of the secrets, tips and education that cosmetologists usually keep to themselves becuase I don't want you to just look gorgeous today, I want you to look gorgeous everyday. So with that philosophy in mind I make to you my clients a list of pledges.
1.) I will always try to tell you what I am doing and show you how to do it yourself at home so that salon blow-dry or professional makeup application becomes your everyday look.
2.)I will treat you like an honored guest in my salon and will do my best to make a root touch up feel like a relaxing retreat.
3) I will let you choose the station on Pandora, even if it's country ;)
4.) I will recommend to you the best products and tools as an educator, not a saleswoman and ensure that you understand how to use them before you leave.
5.) I will continue passing on my secrets in manageable chunks through tips on social media and video tutorials, even though the videos make me cringe.
6.) I will keep my skills relevant with continuing education and by attending trade shows and conferences.
7.) I won't penalise anyone for their loyalty. Clients who make return visits will never miss out on "new client" deals.
8.) I will ensure to keep a good stock of gossipy British magazines so we can all keep up to date with Prince William and Kate.
9.) I will always offer you a cup of tea.
10.) There will always be fun things for you to shop for. Combs, clips, sparkly things and treats.
If you would like to be invited to the salon when it opens please send me a message with your name, mailing address and phone number. I'll put the kettle on!