Day 3 Mindfulness March Challenge.
Please head over to www.Facebook.com/ObsessionHairBeauty for today’s live breathing techniques
#mindfulness #mindfulnesspractice #mindfulnessmarch #mindfulnessmarchchallenge #wellness #wellnessjourney #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
Head on over to https://www.facebook.com/ObsessionHairBeauty/videos/140092707981447/ for our day 2 Mindfulness March Challenge Breathing Technique Live
Please feel free to down load and use these forms thought out your journey to your own mindfulness March challenge
𝙊𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣’𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 & 𝙈𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙉𝙤𝙬...
The first thing to fill in is your ‘Where I am now’ sheet.
This is something we shall fill in again at the end of the month so we can compare how we feel the month has gone
If you would like these sent to you as a PDF please inbox me and I can send them over to you in an email
This is your weekly planner to plan your time and activities into your days
There is also a daily journal for you to keep a track of you feelings and thoughts you may have each day
Under ‘What I am grateful for’ please try and come up with at least two or three things you are grateful for that day. It could be the sun is shining, or a lovely cup of tea, or talking to a friend or family member, or your favourite tv show was on the tele.
If you would like these sent to you as a PDF please inbox me and I can send them over to you in an email
This has been quite a year for so many of us. We have all had to battle so many different things this last year, it has been tough I am not going to lye to you!
It’s been a year of huge losses and huge changes for so many people.
This is my story. Click the link below to take you to my Facebook live video explaining why I wanted to take up the mindfulness March challenge and why I wanted to share it with my guests, family and friends
Day 1 bedtime breathing technique for the Mindfulness March Challenge Facebook Live
Day 1 breathing technique ‘Live’ Facebook link
7am this morning first live breathing technique link below will take you to the post
Obsession’s March Mindfulness awareness course
We have all been through a lot over the last few months, whether that’s having the children home schooling, furloughed from work, not able to work, like me, because of the industry we are in or just general mental health issues we all suffer with.
So I have set up and start a mindfulness March challenge to help us all feel ready to get back to “normality” again come April 🤞🏼
Click the below link for the first of the ‘Live’ Facebook links explaining and talking about mental health
𝙊𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣’𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 & 𝙈𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧
Here is a calendar showing each activity we shall be doing every day.
I have put a lot of thought into how this month would work best for everyone.
There has been a lovely response to this idea and I believe that there are so many of us out there that can really benefit from the next 28 days.
I shall be in this group at 07:00am and 21:00pm every day, and, I will commit to performing each activity, whether that’s breathing techniques or meditation, on a live, along side you.
I will also post the different sheets the night before they are needed. So look out tonight for your first work sheet. We can then fill them in, and we can compare the beginning of the month with the end of the month
If any of you would like to share with me your feelings as we progress through the month please just message me!
If anyone needs any help or would like me to email them through the work sheets please inbox me or reply to the post below.
I look forward to hearing how much we have grown over the coming month.
See you at 7am Monday morning!!
Pampering .... one of the few things we are still allowed to do .....
Just a little reminder that your well-being and looking after yourself has never been more important.
Since reopening at the end of July this particular Eve Taylor massage oil has been without doubt our most popular, blend for emotional stress and tension, with lemon, neroli, lavender, sandalwood and clary sage, I can only describe it as a liquid anti-depressant.
So why not treat yourself to 30mins or so of pure relaxation in a safe, secure, calm and welcoming environment, and I promise not to mention the “C” word ....
Or, why not treat yourself to a 60min facial and receive your complimentary 30min back massage for free?
We all need a pamper sometimes so why not treat yourself to a gel manicure or pedicure?
even better still, why not have both?
Book your manicure through october and recieve a free mini pedicure!
Call me on 07979366317 to get your appointment booked in, or why not use my online booking system on my website?
(Valid through October 2020 only)
UPDATE ON RE-opening
Apologies for the long post, but it is very important that you read it carefully through to the end.
2020 has been hard for so many of us. I have had to make some very difficult choices over the last few months, which will be life changing for myself as well as the business and the Team. Obsession Hair and Beauty is still a business and I will still be trading, but not in the same format as the last 5yrs
Due to covid-19 I have had to make the decision to permanently close the Emsworth salon and after close discussions with them, make the girls redundant.
I have made this decision because we are now in a world were we can only have 1 client in at a time, with a limited amount of staff per day due to the distancing rules. Also currently I am not able to re-open the beauty side of the business.
With rising overhead costs, sadly this makes the salon no longer viable.
I was in a fortunate situation where my lease was ending in August of this year and after much discussion with the girls and the accountant and the landlords, I've had to put my ‘big girl’ pants on and make some tough choices.
It has been a devastating decision to make, however, I believe whole heartedly that I made the right one for me and the girls for all of our futures.
I have spent the last 3-4 weeks trying to call every one of you personally to explain what is happening, but I am running out of time, hence this lengthy post. So apologies if I have not been able to call you as yet.
As you can imagine, it has been an emotional rollercoaster this last two months.
You haven't heard the last of the girls,
Natalie is going to be a mobile stylist which I believe most of you already knew she was anyway.
For anyone still wanting to use Natalie please call her direct on 07917684015
Violet has also decided to become a mobile stylist, being self employed is a great move for her currently. If you would like to continue with Violet please contact her on 07772033426
Lisa has decided to go back to Regis in Chichester where she worked before she moved to is at Obsession. To continue with Lisa please call Regis Chichester on 01243527676
As for me, I would love to see you all still to service your hair needs. So please contact me on 07979366317 to get your hair (and then beauty when we can) needs booked in.
I am really excited to start the next chapter of the business and I know this will make the business stronger.
I have moved Obsession Hair and Beauty back to where it all started 10yrs ago, to my home in Hambrook.
To begin with it will be within the house which has a fully functioning hair salon and beauty room.
This is a temporary measure so that I can start work as of the 4th July.
HOWEVER, watch this space as I have put in planning permission with Chichester District Council to convert our garage into a commercial property so I can have a beautiful hair and beauty salon there within the next year or two.
All those on our waiting list please bear with me, I am trying to work my way through you all now.
How will the salon work?
When it comes to the running of the salon there are a lot of new procedures I MUST follow with no exceptions.
These are rules set out by the government to help minimise your time in the salon as much as possible.
1) Virtual consultations - if you have access to a smart phone or computer I will be booking you in for a video call so that when you come in for your appointment I can get straight into your service.
If you do not have access to video calls then it will be a telephone consultation
I will need your email address and will send you a covid-19 form to be filled in and returned. This will have an information section asking for your contact details and asking if you have knowingly been exposed to covid, do you have a temperature etc etc. This is in line with the governments track and trace policy and I must keep it on file for 21 days.
2) You must arrive on time to your appointment. Not early and not late. If you are early I will have to ask you to wait out side until I call you in to the building. You must be alone, only one person in at a time (with the exception of children’s appointments)
3) When you arrive there will be a covid-19 station at the door. This will contain:
An area for you to hang coats and umbrellas if needed, hand sanitizer and sealed client packs
These sealed client packs will be charged at two price structures
Option one - £2.50 a plastic disposable gown, gloves and a mask
Option two - £7.50 a material gown which you can take home and wash and bring back for your next appointment (more environmentally friendly), gloves and a mask.
(Mask and gloves are optional to wear but I have to make sure I provide these for you in case you require them)
4) There will be NO drinks offered to you so please feel free to bring your own in a disposable bottle or cup. No flasks or containers that are not disposable will be permitted
I am able to supply you water from the water cooler in the room with a disposable cup but this is all I will be able to offer you
Please refrain from bring anything in with you that is not necessary and to keep mobile phones in your pocket or handbag through the duration of the appointment.
5) I ask that you make sure you go to the bathroom at home before you come for your appointment. If you do need the little girls/boys room then I will provide disposable towels for you to use to dry your hands
6) I have to use disposable towels or if not able to (if your hair is too thick or too long) then ALL towels will be washed on a 90 degree wash
7) I have invested in a new piece of equipment which sanitises ALL my equipment used on each client before I reuse it on the next. It is a LED/UV sanitiser which is backed by the government and the British Hairdressing Council as being the covid-19 safe
8) Everything that you and I touch now has to be completely sanitised before the next client can arrive, so when booking an appointment I shall be adding on around 15-30mins to accommodate the new routines
9) You will notice that I will be wearing a full face shield that has to come under my chin
10) Contactless or card payments only please unless previously agreed
11) under the regulations I have to ask you to remember M.E.N. Do not touch your Mouth, Eyes and Nose whilst in the building.
For those of you having colour, a skin test is required at least 48hrs prior to your appointment. I know you have all been having colour with us fora while but because of the new guidelines it is a must for everyone new and regular, to be retested
Many thanks for reading until the end, stay safe and hope to see you all soon
Love Vikki xx
Last night there was a broadcast on the one show telling you from a so called fellow professional hair stylist that ‘hair colour you buy in tesco or boots any other shop, is the same as what pro stylists use in the salon’
This is so so so inaccurate it isnt funny.
What is the difference you ask?
The answer is simply this:
Most shop brought colours contain ingredients called ‘matalic salts’ and ‘PPD’
These two ingredients can cause a some very
nasty reaction on the hair when we come to colour your hair again for you.
With matailic salts, the hair can smoke, get extrmely hot and in a lot of cases the hair just burns off or disintegration happens when we try and re colour over the top.
It is also what causes the hair to feel dry and crunchy to the touch
PPD is an ingredient that causes a lot of people to have a reaction to hair colour on thier skin. Reactions can be nasty and can include burns, blisters, swelling of the whole face and head plus lots of other not very nice things
On top of these two ingredients we also have peroxide level issues
As a stylist we have the option of using
1.9%, 4%, pastel, 6%, 9% and 12% peroxide levels.
Each level achieves a different result depending on you natural base shade and what colour you actually want to end being.
We assess a stylists when doing you a consultation these points
• Your natural base shade
• Your target shade
• Your under tone
• Your percentage of white hair (if any)
• The texture of your hair
• The porosity level of your hair
• The strength or weakness of your hair
• What colour has been used previously on your hair
From this we then establish what levels of peroxide we will use from the list above
We also establish what kind of colour we will use from the list above.
If you have finer hair, porous hair, damaged hair, weaker hair then we may choose a semi permanent colour instead of a permanent.
If you want to change your colour from blonde to dark we look at adding gold, copper or red tones into your hair firstly and then use another shade over the top to achieve the colour you desire. If we do not do this you will go a beautiful shade of khaki green.
We very often have to use a combination different colours and types of colours to achieve an even result for you.
If you buy a packet/box colour from the shop, yes the actual tint, (the thicker creamy texture side of the colour) is the same but the peroxide side is a ‘one product fits all’ peroxide.
This means that it is just 12% peroxide being used. It doesnt care if your hair is damaged, it doesnt care if your hair is only needing 1 level of lift or going darker or if you want to achieve 4 levels of lift, It doesnt care if your wanting to cover those pesky greys
It will just lift! No matter what it will lift!
Because it is so strong your hair will get weaker and weaker because the mistake a lot of people make is thinking ‘i have to put this on from root tip ends everytime’ but you do not.
As a stylist we assess these ends, we may use the same colour, we may use no colour on the ends, we may use a weaker solution. Like a semi or gloss instead.
Did you know that you have under tones to your hair?
We also assess these under lying tones along side what colours have been previously used, so that we as stylists can pick the correct shade for you to achieve the look you want to achieve. It is actually these that we work with more than anything and very very often you will say to us ‘I want that colour’ and we go out the back and mix a completely different colour up to the one you asked for because of your under tone to create the exact colour that you have asked for.
We work with the colour wheel.
Gold (yellow) is neutralised with Violet tones
Orange is neutralised with blue tones
Red is neutralised with green tones.
And these neutralise in reverse for example violet neutralises gold
If you are desperate to colour your hair during the process of the country’s lock down i erge you, please please please consider using tempary colour not permanent or semi permanent, just temporary for example the root sprays.
But please try and resist the erge to use colour at home as it can lead to lots of issues after use and may lead to us not being able to help you OR costing you more in the long run for us to put it right at the end of the lock down time.
If you do decide to use ANY type of colour yourself at home, PLEASE make sure you stay safe and do your patch test also known as a skin sensitivity test 48hrs prior to application.
This website explains it all alot better than i can so check it out.
Allergic reaction after hair colour