In the Beginning
I have been trying to decide for quite some time now what to blog about... I have read many blogs over the years and many, many that are vintage inspired or related. I feel like the market for blogs writing on particularly vintage things is a bit flooded and I also feel that there are some really great ones out there which have filled a spot that I might have offered here, but when there is one or two already done right, why would I? So this has lead to a lot of thought! I took some time to break it down...
I asked myself many questions and realized that at it's core I am far more than just a vintage beauty parlour. The decor is a beautiful shell and what everyone sees first when they arrive at Mrs. Rees' Vintage Beauty Parlour but where did that beauty stem from? I am asked frequently why I was drawn to vintage and why I chose this style of "salon" as my business and the answer to that is a long one, but the short version is that I wanted to reconnect with the people that are my guests here, the people the are patrons and that I service. That was and will always be the BIG picture.
I believe that when we, entrepreneurs open our own businesses it is because we truly believe that there is something missing in the world and that we can make it a better place. We believe we can do it better than what we have seen done before or maybe we believe it has never been done before... some may think we are a bit arrogant and some my feel we are brave explorers and maybe we are a bit of both. I don't feel arrogant, I actually feel quite humble in that I just wanted to give people a place to go where their dollar was not wasted. I wanted to sit and listen to stories from my clients that will shape who I am because I listened. I wanted to give them an experience that they would remember; allow them to step back in time to when there was more time to spend on ourselves. I wanted to share my experiences with them especially in hair and makeup and also give them exactly what they want without charging outrageous prices for the services.
So, when I broke down the ideas and realized what I was and what the foundation of my business was, I realized what I could offer the blog world that no one else can... I can offer my experiences, I can offer ME. No one else can tell the story of my life, at least not the way I can. So many stories have been shared with me and so many I can personally relate to... so many bonds have been built through me LISTENING and truly loving the moments I have spent with clients over my 30 + years in this industry... and my favorites are already the ones I am spending here in Bellevagas in Mrs. Rees' Vintage Beauty Parlour Inc.
It seems far more fun to share experiences through my own eyes with you than trying to copy what others are already doing very well. I also get to share others work with you that way, I can talk of blogs I follow and love and maybe you too will find joy in them... SHARING is my favorite.
So we shall begin, me telling my stories and hopefully you will find some joy in that.
This is ME...
Me and Twiggy.