One of the classiest things (and not to mention budget-friendly) is cultivating great relationships with people. It doesn’t cost you a thing and yet it can bring you so much!
I have a colleague that I met a couple years ago. I had hired her as the hair/make-up artist for a project I was doing and loved her from the get-go.
Through the years, anytime that I had a project in which I needed assistance, she was always the first person on my list. She’s super sweet, extremely reliable (something that is sadly rare in today’s age) and not to mention obscenely talented!
How talented might you ask? Check it out!
Utter fabulousity! Right!!! My boring brown hair was completely functional (it covered my grays) but seriously lacked in the form part of it. I mean, come on! I work in a creative field! Shouldn’t I have creative hair to match???
She touched-up my roots and then used the bayalage technique to handpaint in luscious caramel highlights.
Then she got to work chop-chopping away at my snooze-fest of a bob. First up was some serious texturizing all around. I wanted to keep a bunch of my length, but desperately needed a new lease on hair. She finished the cut by adding some great bangs. I don’t know why I always poo-poo bangs. I look pretty darn good in them!
Now, here’s where great relationships come in handy! We negotiated…she did my hair and I cooked her a super yummy, healthy dinner and gave her two large bags of produce fresh from my backyard in exchange for a discount on my services. If you have great relationships with people, then this sort of thing is possible. But if you have a bad reputation in business…then forget about it! Your reputation and business relationships are EVERYTHING in life. And it doesn’t cost you anything to maintain positive ones.
Always strive to do the right things, treat people the right way. It most definitely pays off. In this instance, I got not just good hair days, but GREAT hair days!
And my super cool shades…Dollar Store BABY!!!
Super special thanks to the insanely talented Melissa Dawn Edwards of Southwestern Styling. Www.southwesternstyling.com