Ahhh we’ve had our first Thanksgiving here at Fox River Spa & Salon. So sweet. So stuffed. Such a good vibe, taking care of everyone – getting happy and pretty and put together for all the parties going on. Massages on people’s days off, folks taking time, making time to handle their needs.
We forget how amazing it feels to handle our business. It’s so nice to say, “Yep, I was soooo due for a “Me Day”. Cut, color, massage, done. Life is good.” When we take those conscious time-outs to handle our needs, revive, regenerate – the body and spirit respond.
I’ve been taking time as an owner to make sure my own needs are met. I’ve found a few more strong and sensitive women to join the team, increasing our coverage on the floor and my ability to ask others for help. I’ve also gotten back into reading inspirational stuff – I had gotten wrapped up in QuickBooks and Excel world – time to tap back into what feeds my soul, so as to keep my spiritual stamina up. This is a marathon we’re running here, not a sprint, and I don’t want to get winded.
We’ve added another line of hair styling products – Surface – an all natural, vegan, gluten-free, sulfate and paraben-free line that really speaks to us and our clientele. Don’t get me wrong – still love love love the Kerastase, it’s just always good to have options. This gives our stylists the freedom to adjust as needed, and be able to take care of any head of hair that walks in the door.
I’ve also found a few more freelance massage therapists, able to help out and fill in the gaps as we continue to grow. Offered a couples massage on Facebook – hoping a grip of folks take advantage of that during December, and then am starting to teach again in January. Mondays in January will be continuing education for massage days. Will be emailing info out about that after our big Spa Social – Shop Local party on Sunday Dec 8th. That should be a blast. I’ll do a whole nother blog about that party.