As I write this I pray that I help someone, letting them know we all go through things. But by the grace of God Im still standing, stronger than ever
Coming up on my 33rd Birthday, I have alot to be grateful for. This year did not start off great for me. Three days into 2012 I ended up in the hospital having my 2nd blood transfusion. The last time this happened was in 2001 which I thought I was good. Both times my blood level dropped so bad i was near death. Any little accident I probably wouldn’t be here today.
I have since then bounced back and all reports came back negative. Something I had been dealing with since 2001 is completely gone. Plus I had to end a very unhealthy relationship that lasted only 5 months. Its like I went through a cleansing process… getting rid of everything toxic around me.
After all of that I realized life is really short and you only get one shot at it. I started focusing more on my career… losing clients, gaining new ones…staying focused!
I soon met a great friend who has taught me alot about truely loving myself. We started helping each other and learned to enjoy life more. Eventually everything started falling in place and I had everything I wanted. I had a great career, a great friend to enjoy life with, and great health!
Then another setback came along … but this was a setback for a comeback! I really appreciate my family because without them and the man above, I don’t know where I would be.
Im always posting uplifting quotes, reading self-help books, trying to motivate others … this year I finally put into practice what I had been encouraging others to do. I stayed prayed up and had faith that everything happens for a reason. I knew that God was directing my steps…making me the woman I am today.
Now that Im at the end of the year I couldn’t be more happier. It would be nice to be in a loving relationship. But I know God has someone for me. He is just working on him to make sure he is ready to be the man in my life God has called him to be.
Now I can look back over my life and SMILE! Believing my latter years are my best years!!! Excited to see what God has in store for me!!!!
Why worry or stress about things? Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow…it empties today of its strength! Let go and let God…Have Faith in His plan for you! God sometimes gives you tests just to see how strong your faith is in Him.
Sometimes the strongest women/ man are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, & fight battles yet they don’t brag about it. Stay ENCOURAGED…Stay faithful to Christ not to man.
Next time you start to worry, look at the situation and say “It is what it is”. Pray about it, let it GO, and move on…Watch God handle it!
I have so many dreams and goals in this industry and I know if its meant to be…It shall come to pass. For the pass couple years I have been saying I want to help people in a big way and be known. Then I came across Tyler Perry’s YouTube video “Sometimes You’re Meant to Be Hidden”.
I then realized that I don’t really have to be BIG in this industry or have to be “KNOWN”…Gods sees ALL! As long as its pleasing to HIM, that’s all that matters.
I knew as I was becoming an adult, all I ever wanted to do was help people. So I went to school for nursing…joined the military for 8 years…and after 10 years I found my PASSION, Master Cosmetologist. I have been a Master Stylist/MUA for almost 4 years now. I help people everyday by putting smiles on their faces…making them feel beautiful/handsome. I also have a Prom Essay Contest where I give teenagers a FREE makeover. I wear many hats as a stylist, counselor, friend, sister, and many more. But I have no complaints because I chose this field and I can truly wake up in the morning and say “I LOVE MY CAREER!!!”
I can admit coming into this field it wasnt easy. I had to do something I have never done in my life…market myself and speak to people. I do thank AVEDA Institute Atlanta for pushing me and believing in me. While in school, I became the student council president which meant…conducting a meeting and speaking to a group of over 100 students. But first I had to believe in myself and I did. So going into my first salon after 6 months I became director of the salon floor/ team leader over 5 stylist. Thankful for that position because once again I had to come out of my comfort zone.
Now I’m at my 2nd salon and just prayed that my clientele would pick up. In 3 months I developed a new clientele who i LOVEEEEEE…and still growing. I prayed about doing things outside of the salon and new opportunities approached. I now STYLE OUT with Nina C. & the Style Out Crew. I am a Professional MUA with Shek Cosmetics. And I have even GREATER things lined up this year. I had a lot of things to get in order and make sure I was on the path GOD had for me…once that happened, everything started falling in place. I’m so loving my life right now and just living in the NOW.
Starting Over is not that bad, Because when you restart you get another chance to make things right. Dream BIG and never give up. No matter how hard things may seem and you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…DONT GIVE UP! I’m so grateful for everything God has done in my life this year…I have SO MANY testimonies! Living my Life …Defining my OWN Destiny!!!
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Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely. Do not choose to be in a bad company. Bad company corrupts good morals. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in God’s time, in the harvest season, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely
The world is long on judgment and short on understanding. Judging is easy and self-satisfying. Understanding requires perspective, experience, and empathy. ~EWOFP
I am looking for highschool juniors and seniors in the Atlanta area, giving FREE hair and makeup services to the best person deserving of it. Last years winner, Brianna Eaddy, was a graduate of Carver High School of the Arts and I was excited to make her feel beautiful inside and out. I graduated from an excellent school, AVEDA Institute Atlanta and wanted to learn every area of the “Beauty” Industry…not limiting myself. So now that I have a Masters in this area, I want to give back to someone in need of my services.
So if you know of a HS juniors or seniors, allow me to get them ready for their BIG day! In the essay, please address the following questions: In what ways do you give back/ help in your community? …What makes you feel beautiful and what does “Beauty” mean to you?” …Why do you deserve to be the winner? The essay should at least be 2 pages no more than 3. Also you must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or above and have good attendance record.
I will be choosing 2 people this year and hope to do more in the future.
Email all Essays to KAWALL79@yahoo.com
Deadline: March 5, 2012
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I have encountered many people who have come into the salon and said “your prices are so high”, “I can go down the street and get this done at a lower price”, or “do you have discounts”. I sometimes wonder do they go into department stores and ask the same thing. Why do people take salon professionals as a joke.
Salon pricing is based on location of that salon, and quality products that are used. Some pricing is also based on time spent on the hair and length of the hair. You want to go to a salon who gives you great customer service, educate you on the products they use, and great home care tips. Also be aware if a service is extremely low the stylist may not be using Great products for your hair. I know of salons who say they use quality products …but disguising the product with Great product labels. If you’re having severe breakage or hair loss, don’t be afraid to ask your stylist questions…and they should be able to give you a remedy.
Most cosmetologist have gone to school and are masters in their craft. We take our jobs seriously and it really is an insult to our profession when others take us for granted. So remember this…just like shopping for quality clothes, accessories, home furnishings, etc…shop for GREAT salons and professional stylists. AND remember every stylist is not for you…so choose wisely.
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Are you Ready for the New Year??? NEW YEAR…NEW YOU!!!! Come check me out @ Adori Salon, spaces still available. Just call 7708609779 to book an appointment. Services include but not limited to hair treatments, cut, color, and makeup. ALL first time clients receive $10 off your first service.
I love my career and I love catering to my clients. One thing I learned from AVEDA that always stuck with me is “Its Not the Quantity, its the Quality”.
Maya Angelou says it best …“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I want everyone to have a great experience when they visit me… whether in the salon or out. “I AM A DAYMAKER”
“Let people go, stop being obsessed with folks you do not like. We spend more energy on keeping up with and being the new reporter for people we dislike than returning love to the people that actually love us. People who do this are no different than a stalker. Release them so you can LIVE, because you are not living, you can’t find joy hoping someone you hate fails.”~ Antonio Johnson
Ending a relationship with anyone is the hardest thing to do, no matter how long you have known the person. You develop this bond/connection and its hard to let that go. Especially when you have shared your personal space with them…allowed them into your inner circle.
This past relationship was VERY hard to end but it was something that had to be done after 5 mons. I wasn’t happy with the situation…didnt want to go into 2012 miserable. But if you let him tell it , we ended over money. That tells me he really didnt get to know the type of person I am. Anyone in my family or close friends can tell you thats the last thing on my mind…being with a “Baller”. Yes, I want to be comfortable, but I will never go after a man with money. One of my favorite poets says this…”Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. All the other tangible rewards will come as a result.” — Maya Angelou
So with him I knew from the beginning were weren’t compatible, but like most of us do…think things will change. I had been single for almost 2 years and wanted to give “love” another try. We had alot of good times and thats what I want to remember. We were both on FB…praising eachother careers, showing love and support we had for one another, things we did together…Happy Times.
Then it ends. No, it wasn’t a good idea to move in together after two weeks…but we made that decision together. You really don’t know a person until you live with them. So it was my suggestion that we not live together…knowing from the start it was against my upbringing. He gets upset and wants to end the relationship. Why do we have to live together in order to be together? Yes, I was hurt but after he left I felt really good about my decision. But now I’m the bad person…I was only after his money…REALLY? REALLY shows how mature you are when you vent on Facebook about me…one minute you praising me and the next is all negative things.
Why do we do this? When you are in a relationship and everything is going right, you see no wrong in a person. Then as soon as it ends you say “how in the world I was with them.”
Dont waste your energy and time “BASHING” that person when you could be pursuing other things. That’s why I started with that quote. I really needed to hear that and share it. We all invested time in a “bad” relationship…but move on and LET GO! Im sure that other person has.
So many opportunities have approached me and im so excited about 2012. Yes, it bothered me seeing and hearing things he said at first…but I got my mind focused on greater things.
Inner peace begins when you accept everything that happens is an opportunity to learn…IM AT PEACE!
As I listen to Bishop T.D. Jakes I realize I keep going into a different year with the same mind. Now I understand why sometimes I keep making the same mistakes. Allowing people or foolish things to bother me, and not pursuing other opportunities God has placed before me.
I can truely say this year started off a little rocky, but ended up learning SO much. I am grateful for ALL the storms that came…adapting to a new job, new clients. I didnt have a car for a couple mons, got a new one. I stayed with a dear friend, and now have my own place. Old friends leaving, new friendships arriving. I wouldnt change a thing!
Just having Faith that everything is going to be alright. I found myself stressing less about things I couldnt handle…It is what it is!
So for this new year I have a totally different approach…a New Mind. I will not waste my energy on foolishness…time is to precious to me. Focusing on the BIGGER things God has in store for me!