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Day Makers Movement

Holding Someone's Hand

Recently I learned about this new movement called “Day Makers”. It’s so positive and touching that I decided this is a movement I want to participate in.

Day Makers are people who perform intentional acts of kindness with the intention of making the world a better place. Day Making is to make a special effort to make someone’s day! Anyone can be a Day Maker. There are many ways that a person can do this.

In my field of work, I’ve learned just how important it is. I read an amazing story written by a cosmologist that touched my heart.

He had been doing hair for a client for several years. The woman came in and wanted a nice new hairstyle and that was just what he did. He explained that he had a little extra time and he wowed her. He made her feel special, but he was completely unaware of just how much that appointment had helped her.

She later wrote him a letter. She told him that the reason she had wanted an extra special hair style was because she wanted to look her best for her own funeral. She had planned on committing suicide the evening after her appointment with him. But the extra attention that he paid to her in that one appointment—just that small window of time—made her change her mind and feel that her life was worth living.

I get choked up every time I hear the story. It’s changed my view on every person that sits in my salon chair. You never know what people are dealing with at home.

Being a Day Maker to me has become a every day effort. If I can make someone feel special and look amazing maybe, just maybe, I can make their day.

As a cosmologist, we tend to constantly fight against time, to stay on schedule for the next client. But, if we can take a minute to go the extra mile, you may be making a huge difference in someone’s life—perhaps you’ll even save it!

You don’t have to be a cosmologist to make someone’s day. Anyone can participate in this incredible movement. I know that I will for the rest of my life.

When I make someone’s day, it feels amazing.

Is Beauty School For You?

Classroom at Cinta Aveda Institute

Should you pursue a career as a licensed cosmetologist or barber? Being a stylist isn’t for everyone. Some people may enjoy working in an office more, while others may dread it. But for me, a career as a cosmetologist seems promising. If you enjoy having the freedom to set your own schedule, work as much or as little as you like, and control your income, you may consider looking into a career in cosmetology.

Attending Cinta Aveda Institute was, for me, the first step toward a career that has a wide range of opportunities. Cosmetology always offers something new and interesting. Whether you’re working side-by-side with other stylists, helping celebrities look their best for the camera, or doing the hair and makeup for your clients (while they share new, interesting details about their lives), being a stylist is mostly about people. It’s about working with people you like, helping people you enjoy, and making a great living in an exciting profession.

Hair Tricks

Woman Brushes Her Hair

I have discovered a few tricks along my path towards Cosmetology that I have found to be very useful. I’ve shared them with my guests and they come back asking for more.

  • A bit of eyeshadow can cure a little thinness.

    Using eyeshadow that’s in the same family as your hair color, dust slightly along your scalp’s part. This makes your hair appear thicker and fuller. It can cover up unwanted bald spots.

  • To create some texture in a pinch.

    Make a salt spray with seltzer water and a teaspoon of sea salt.

    Braid your hair, wet it with the salt spray, then run a hot iron over it to make quick, imperfect waves. This is my favorite for getting beach waves.

  • Apply mascara to conceal the regrowth of grays.

    This is a sure temporary hide that can be used between visits to the salon.

  • Bangs to braids?

    Bangs to braids are an easy trick when you’re growing them out or wanting a little change to the shape of your face. Just braid the bangs along your hairline and bobby pin them in place.

  • Blot away oily scalp.

    In a similar way that you’d use blotting paper to remove excess oil on your skin, you can blot away oil from your hair and scalp. In a pinch, grab a clean toilet seat cover from the restroom and blot your hair instead. Usually made of similar material to blotting paper, they can help you soak up that excess oil.