This time of year is all about being grateful and appreciating everything that you have in your life. As the year comes to an abrupt close, you reflect back on the decisions you’ve made, some good, some not so good, and prepare to move forward into the next year.
A year ago, I was wrestling with a decision on whether or not to take the leap and open up my own salon. At the time, I was struggling with a lot of things and didn’t think I had the confidence or will to branch out on my own. I soon realized though that it was either now or never, so I leaped. It’s scary moving into the unknown, as all of you know, and thankfully, I had a great support system around me that assured me that everything was going to be fine; and also had no problem nudging me back on track when I wandered off into oblivion.
One part of that support system is my loving husband and my wonderful, faithful friends. Every step of the way they had my back, urging me on, helping me to stay focused, or maybe to help me decompress after a long days work. I am thankful for them in so many ways.
The other part of that support system is my clients! I would never have had the courage to grow and be out on my own if not for their support as well. They are who keeps me and my business alive. People say that a person’s hairdresser is also their therapist, and I’m saying that it definitely goes both ways. I have been given some of the best advice from my clients. I am grateful for them.
I can’t say enough times how happy I am having made this decision to begin Hair to the Throne Salon, thank you to everyone who helped make this possible! I also want to wish everyone a safe, happy, holiday season! Much love, Shannon.
This month I went to see one of my favorite musicians, Peaches, perform at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac. If you’re unfamiliar with her music: think quasi-rap, over the top, sexually explicit lyrics, backed up with pounding danceable beats all crafted by her. Peaches also happens to be a bit of a style icon for me, wearing avant-garde futuristic clothing combined with funky fresh hair along with having hysterical back up dancers in similar gear.
I was pleasantly surprised with the space at the Crofoot – excellent for seeing any kind of music show. It’s cozy, fits fifteen hundred people maximum, clean, and filled with a friendly, professional staff ready to deal with the typical high energy crowd with a few drinks in them ready to party.
Case in point, my friends and I had a couple of drinks, and at the end of the show wanted to run out to the car to get our concert t-shirts to have them signed by the amazing Peaches. The security staff was so cool with us going back and forth, it warrants me to mention it. We actually went out a couple times, and each time we were met with smiles and understanding instead of the usual “grumpy” antics of the quintessential concert venue security staff.
I will definitely be back to see a show there! The space is great, the bartenders are quick, and the drinks are very reasonable! Also, if you ever have a chance to see Peaches in concert, go for it! You’ll dance, and laugh your booty off. Overall, my experience was memorable and fun, so go check out this space!
I think that I’m almost fully settled in my salon, just a little more work to do. I want to thank everyone for their continued support, I really appreciate it!
As far as what Hair to the Throne Salon has been up to, there’s a fashion show coming up on March 20th at the Ann Arbor City Club from 8-10pm. Check out this link for further information. You can find tickets, see who the local participating retailers are (Sola Salon Studios!), and get the exact location of the event. Here’s a map.
I’m working until about 8pm that night, but I’m hoping to pop by for the tail end. I hope to see you there!