Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lash Perm and Tint

We are looking for three models to get their lashes permed and tinted next Wednesday at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:00pm. The service will be done for free but there will be a $5 product charge. Let me know if you are interested!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lesson 1: Brow Tinting

Brow tinting is a service that everyone will love. Tinting adds color and depth to the eyebrow. It picks up the lighter hairs and helps the brow look fuller and more defined without using a pencil. Next time you get waxed, add a tint. You won't regret it.  This is Courtney's first skill. She did great. Maybe she can tint those eyelashes next time.

Motivational Speaker Continued

Everything we love, touches money. Whether or not we love money, we all need money to love us.

Everyone falls predominately under ONE category when it comes to the four "Money Types".
  1. Avoider/Dreamer -Spends, Would rather not think about the numbers, just hopes it all works out
  2. Saver/Protector - Won't spend on oneself, always saving for a rainy day, over worries 
  3. Spender/Giver - Credit Card Debt, Loves to spoil themself and others, Rationalizes
  4. Martyr/Nurturer - Can't charge for ones own services but is willing to pay for others, loves bargains
Four ways to make money fall in love with us.

Understand it.
Focus on it.
Give it order.
Give it lots of attention

Understanding your money type and how it affects your business is important to success.
For example:

  • If you are an Avoider/Dreamer, Get out of your comfort zone and look at the numbers, find a support person or goal to hold you accountable.
  • If you are a Saver/Protector, give yourself a mandatory allowance or special checking account. Spending the money you make will help you from burning out and resenting your job. Take a little pay off!
  • If you are a Spender/Giver, Get a calendar and stick to it. Maintain structure in your finances. When you have it all in order, you will make more so that you can spend more.
  • If you are a Martyr/Nurturer, be strong in not giving discounts. You are worth full price.

Focus on your income not your expenses.
Every month, take a lined piece of paper and number it for the days of the month. Each time you gain money from any source, write the amount on the line for that day. $50 here, $10 there, you will subconsciously start to fill in any of the empty lines (days of no income/revenue). You can earn money everyday, by focusing on income, we will get it.

Money does not land in chaos. Money loves order. Have a plan, be your best self and you will find yourself with endless wealth.

By applying these principals and giving money the attention it deserves, we will attract what it is that we want. Changing your "Money Voice", or voice in your head when thinking about money, will help you give the right attention to your needs and desires.

My new money voice:
"I am in control of what comes in and am smart with what goes out. I work smart to meet all of the needs of my family and business and have plenty leftover to save and share with those in need."

Motivational Speaker

I loved this speaker, she was funny, energetic, and really got you thinking. She talked about what our "money type/voice" was. I couldn't really pinpoint exactly one that I was, but all of it was interesting and applied to my personal life and business spending. I am often denying myself things because I think "it should wait", or that "I will get it later". She said that these are filthy words, "will" was a no-no. And it is totally true. As business women, (and just people in general) we can't keep waiting. We need to earn the money we want, spend it the way we want, and get everything we want. She said when someone says I will, her response is when? I personally need to stop waiting and be aggressive and determined to get the things I want from life and my business. Excited to apply this awesome speakers points to my life so that 2013 can be even more awesome than it already has been!

Intro to me: Courtney Nielsen

My name is Courtney Nielsen, and I am an eyelash extension specialist. I am so excited to be starting this apprenticeship! I have been doing eyelash extensions for a couple years now but because of laws in the state of Utah I am furthering my studies so I can be legal and licensed. I am so excited to be able to offer many new things to my current clients and to gain new ones. I am of course nervous, mostly for the state tests that I will need to take but of course I also want to excel at what I do so my clients are pleased. I hope to gain more clients by offering more services and to gain great relationships that will last. Thanks for following me on this exciting journey! :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Introduction: Meet the Instructor

My name is Ali Dastrup. I am a licensed Instructor for Cosmetology and Esthetics. This blog is intended to follow my students as they go through the apprenticeship program. It will start with my second apprentice, Courtney Nielsen. She has decided to become a Basic Esthetician. She will be starting in February and will be logging 800 hours to become licensed with the State of Utah. She will be trained in skills such as facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures and more. Courtney has already taken a lash extension course a couple years ago. Upon finding out that one must be a licensed professional to engage in doing lashes for hire, she has decided to further her education to meet the states guidelines. This decision shows her integrity and work ethic. In my opinion, she will be a great addition to the industry. Please enjoy following her progress.