Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition and yawn and stretch and try to come to life…
I guess that’s where my similarity to Dolly Parton’s morning ends! I have been incredibly blessed with my career as a hair stylist. Besides loving the actual work I do, the best thing about my job has to be my schedule and the time it allows me to spend with my husband and 3 kids. I have clients ask all the time how I fit it all in so I thought I would share what a typical day looks like for me.
6:00 am My alarm goes off and I have to jump out of bed to accomplish all that needs to be done before I leave the house
6:15 am Make sure the darling teenaged son is awake and getting dressed and head downstairs to make his breakfast and 3 lunches
6:30 am Argue with the teenager (as he eats breakfast) that he should be riding his bike to school and ultimately give in and drive him
6:45 am Head out the door knowing that at least I’ll have a Starbucks in my hand soon
7:00 am Grab coffee for the hubs and I then rush home to feed and dress the littles
7:15 am Check emails and text my assistant any changes that need to be made to my schedule
7:30am Argue with my almost 4 year old daughter about what she’s wearing to school and ultimately give in. (Choosing my battles!)
7:40 am My sweet hubs heads out the door with the 2 little kids to deliver them to school while I get myself ready for work
The best hour of my day… I have one quiet, uninterrupted hour to take a shower, do my hair and make up and get dressed. All alone!
8:40 am Rush out the door, my first client is in 20 minutes!!! Luckily the salon is about 15 minutes from home!
On this particular day, I worked in the salon from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. I work 3 days a week so the days are usually long!
I saw 9 clients and did 2 tints, 5 highlights, 4 extension move ups, 4 haircuts and 8 blow drys.
In between clients, I can usually be found on my iPhone checking emails, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
None of my days would be complete without the help of my fantastic assistant, Erin. She literally guides me through the day, keeping me on schedule, abreast of schedule changes, client formulas, shampooing, mixing color, blow drying, taking payments and pre booking clients. And Lord knows I wouldn’t eat if she didn’t remind me, pick up lunch and tell me when to sit down and eat it!!! She will be a great hair stylist when she starts taking her own clients.
As this day was wrapping up, I started to think about the unfinished closet reorganization project I had going on at home. Since the kids would surely be in bed by the time I got home I decided a quick stop at Target was in order. I really wanted to finish the clean up in the next few days and it’s always so much quicker to go to Target alone! This is what my bedroom looked like when I got home…
A few more hours on this project and my closet would be super organized. I’ll tell you all about that in a future post!
What is your typical day like? Do you like to work a few long days or more shorter days?