authenticity / empowerment / Inspiration / Interview Series / Stories On October 12, 2017

Her Secret Cocktail Helps Women Fund Their Businesses:(Hint:) It’s Part Vodka and Infused With A Whole Lotta Heart

This beautiful sweetheart gives with her whole heart- in her business and the rest of her life. Her ‘secret cocktail?’ 1 oz. Her Spirit Vodka (which gives HALF back to women entrepreneurs) 2 0z. HEART 1 0z. FIRE- oh, yeah- she’s got a fire in her, and it’s pushing her to be the best she can be! Kjersten Merila is…

Beauty / empowerment / Inspiration / Interview Series / Stories On October 3, 2017

You’ve Got To Know Nicole Rechelbacher Thomas: The Minneapolis Beauty Icon Behind Intelligent Nutrients

Talk about a beauty icon- Nicole Rechelbacher Thomas embodies it.  She’s the co-owner of the super-natural Intelligent Nutrients Brand- and has a unique perspective about the industry- she’s the daughter of late visionary Horst Rechelbacher- the inventor of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients. A couple weeks ago I had the honor of chatting her up in the posh-meets-zen meeting space inside…

Beauty / empowerment / Inspiration / Interview Series / journey / Stories On September 20, 2017

Jaclyn Quit Her Job At 23 To Travel The World: learn what fuels this confident beauty’s adventurous spirit.

Last week, I picked the brain of my blonde-as-an-angel friend Jaclyn over lattes in Saint Paul. She’s THE most confident co-worker I ever worked with, which is mind-blowing considering she was only 19 when I first met her! A couple years into her career as a hair color specialist, Jaclyn made a life-changing decision: she quit her career, bought a…

authenticity / boundaries / compassion / empathy / Hair / Inspiration / perception / Stories On May 21, 2017

I Got Chic-Fil-A’d: The Day I Forgot Everyone Has A Story

I Got Chic-Fil-A’d: The Day I Forgot Everyone Has A Story I completely misjudged a client a few months ago, and all I could think of afterwards was: how do I get my foot out of my mouth, and holy crap, I just got Chic-Fil-A’d. Let me explain. 10+ years in the salon business has taught me countless life lessons….

career stability / Coaching / empowerment / Inspiration / Stories On May 4, 2017

My Career Saved My Life: Career Stability Can Change The World, One Woman At A Time

My Career Saved My Life Last week, I had the honor of doing hair and make-up for a woman speaker at the Dress For Success Twin Cities Luncheon and her story quickly and unexpectedly tugged at my heart and moved me to tears.   But not for the reasons one might expect. It wasn’t this woman’s struggles that moved me…