Great Clips Convention 2014.

Sunday through Tuesday is Convention. I was so excited about it… I love the sessions I’m able to attend. I love learning new things, and being able to apply those to my own job to better myself. I love meeting new people, who love Great Clips as much as I do.
But did you notice I said “was”?
I just put Aurora to sleep, and started crying. Tomorrow will be the first day of her life that I won’t put her to bed. Monday will be the first day of her life that we will not see each other at all.
😭 This mom is a heartbroken mess right now!

Sorry for the Lack of Activity.

Being back at work takes up so much of my time! And is a little on the overwhelming side, especially when 3 of 5 salons are short staffed. I feel so busy, always. But honestly, I love it! I miss Aurora like crazy when I’m working. But I feel like successful, working, badass mom was the role in life I was made for! As much as I hate leaving her at daycare, I love dropping her off. Walking in with all the other parents and their little ones. Knowing I’m on my way to a job I love, and kick butt at. Getting to be a strong female role model for my daughter when she grows up. It is great!
Plus, baby snuggles are almost better after a long day at work.

Aurora is 3 months old today! She is…
• in 0-3 month clothes. (We had to make the switch this weekend.)
• moving up to size 1 diapers.
• 8 lbs 6 oz and 21.5 inches long.
• now attending daycare. She started daycare last Tuesday, and has been having a great time!
• still standing as often as we let her. Her legs are so strong.
• getting chattier every day. Especially when we play peek-a-boo!

Aurora is 3 months old today! She is…
• in 0-3 month clothes. (We had to make the switch this weekend.)
• moving up to size 1 diapers.
• 8 lbs 6 oz and 21.5 inches long.
• now attending daycare. She started daycare last Tuesday, and has been having a great time!
• still standing as often as we let her. Her legs are so strong.
• getting chattier every day. Especially when we play peek-a-boo!

Fingers: it’s what’s for dinner!

Anonymous asked:

Great Clips, Cost Cutters, etc. were made for people just starting out to build clientèle and experience. You don't make good money in cosmetology, unless your name is Vidal Sassoon.

Great Clips is definitely a great stepping stone for new stylists. We only do haircuts. Occasionally styles and perms, but mostly haircuts. Which gives stylists the ability to really master that skill, if they can. (Trust me, just because you go to cosmetology school, does not mean you can cut hair. I have trained too many stylists to know that.) But if you work hard, like you have to do at any job worth having, and have the desire to, you can also turn Great Clips into a great career.
Working only at Great Clips since cosmetology school, I was able to buy our house, The Hubby is not on the loan. I pay all the bills, and still put $250 into savings each month.
Great Clips is not for everyone, whether it be that you work there or get your hair cut there. But it’s not fair to post libel, saying that you can’t make it into a profitable career. I work for one of the oldest franchises in the corporation, and we have many stylists who have made Great Clips their career. I’ve made it mine, and it is Gonna Be Great!

Mini rant. Sorry, not sorry. I love Great Clips, and it irks me that so many stylists look down on one of the leaders in our industry, because of this (untrue) stigma.