"Mahalo" is a Hawaiian word meaning thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem, regards, or respects. Following the extraordinary week I have experienced, I’d like to start by giving thanks and gratitude to everyone involved in the events up on Mauna Kea. I feel the intense pain of the Hawaiian people. The pain for their land, their ancestors and deities. The… Continue reading Mahalo Hawaii!
I have been called to write about Hawaii today. The Hawaiian phrase, ‘Mana’o’, means to think, consider or ‘thought/idea’. Two key events have triggered mana’o within me, both close to my heart. Over the past week, protectors of the land have been blocking access to Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii.… Continue reading Mana’o -to think, consider
Aloha! xx I haven't written a post for a while. The reason being that spirit seemed to direct me towards personal tasks rather than passing messages to others. Sometimes we need to focus more on our selves in order to grow and understand more. In the last fortnight, I felt a shift and a beautiful… Continue reading Symbolic lesson on winter solstice
Ho‘ohana The value of worthwhile work To work with intent and with purpose I learned this word from the book 'managing with aloha'. I haven't read the entire book yet but, this little gem of a word speaks to my heart. So many Hawaiian words are concepts and carry intention and power. When I learned… Continue reading Ho‘ohana
On the day of the colour, Rosie sat in my chair and we talked about how I wanted to do the colour. As the contest was for creative colour, I wanted to use creative techniques. To fit my own brief, the beauty of nature, I felt that I wanted to use colour tones found in… Continue reading Spirit at work -part 2
Aloha xx At the start on January, I received an email about the Natulique colour competition. Hair stylists can enter photos of their creative colour work. I only use their colour products and thought entering would be fun. I wanted to make my entry reflect my ideas about holistic hairdressing. I wanted to produce a… Continue reading Spirit at work -part 1.
Two years ago, I felt lost in my career. This came on suddenly, after 13 years of love for hairdressing and complete enjoyment of the job. I was suffering from low self esteem and a feeling that I just wasn’t good enough. From the moment we start our training, stylists are taught to keep… Continue reading Listen to yourself