New Year's Resolutions

Adios 2013, welcome 2014!  The coming of the new year is a time to reflect and to renew.  At K Bella, we are kicking off 2014 with a brand new spa and a mission to bring you beauty from head to toe with our new menu of services.  I, personally feel it is important to come into the new calendar with goals of improving our lives and the lives of others…and I’m not talking about posting eight inspirational quotes a day on Facebook.

I would like to begin with a most important topic.  You. 

Many of us set personal resolutions, from finding more time for ourselves, to eating better, quitting smoking, swearing less, working out more, or finding a new career.  I personally believe that these personal goals are quite important because when you are in a better place, you are more able to radiate goodness to those around you.  Personal beauty routines are a great way to fill your glass to half full.  For instance, let’s say that you resolve to cut down on the stress in your life.  Adding a monthly massage to your routine is an amazing way to cut down on tension and enjoy an hour of peace and quiet.  You should also schedule a haircut or tint with your favorite K Bella stylist.  An hour or two of time with your feet up, a glass of wine and your psychiatrist's, I mean stylist's, open ears and you will feel good as new.  Or, could it be that you are looking for more adventure in your life?  My expert advice would be to schedule a Brazilian wax with one of our professionals.

As I stated before, if you are in a better place, you are more able to radiate goodness to those around you.   However, let us not linger on our pedestal for too long.  It is a personal opinion that success in life comes from making a positive difference to the lives of others.  I was in the supermarket today when the gentleman stocking the blueberries dropped a whole flat of them on the floor.  I picked up the empty plastic carton and he insisted that “I’ve got it”.  With others shopping busily around us I, decided to help him pick up all of the blueberries.  That man must have thanked me six or seven times all the while I’m thinking it was no biggie.  It got me to thinking that this world could be a merrier place if everyone would just stop and pick up the blueberries, so to speak.  Could you maybe stop flipping people off for driving too slow, or could you tip 25% at a restaurant for service above and beyond? Could you donate canned foods to the local food bank, or could you drop by your lonely grandma’s house with a muffin and coffee? Could you squeeze out one more ounce of patience for your energetic child, or could you bring tea to your neighbor who is feeling under the weather? Could you imagine yourself in other’s shoes? Could you? 

My goal for 2014 is to do one thing a day, big or little, that will make a difference to someone else (I would also like to work on some sweet abs and channeling more positive energy to my cat - both of which will be more difficult than the random acts of kindness).

May you succeed in moving through 2014 with beauty and grace.

Kristan Sayers

Kristan is an International Design Artist with Neuma, and the owner of K Bella Hair Studio & Spa. She opened K Bella in 2009, where she also began her own Academy Program training students to become licensed cosmetologists. In 2016 she became the State Representative for licensing regulations to help watch for legislative changes that could hurt the beauty industry. Kristan is also known for working with salons to help them grow and train their hairdressers and guiding them in everything from salon design to training programs for salon owners and managers.

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