Spa & Beauty Professional, 20 Seasons with cabi
Before cabi, I was working full-time at a day spa doing makeup and skin care…but my soul was telling me there was something more—something I truly wanted. I thought about opening my own salon, but the idea terrified me. I would say to myself, “I don’t have the leadership skills, I don’t know how to run a business.”
When I attended my first Fashion Experience, I was immediately drawn to the dynamic of what was happening in the room. These were like-minded women serving other women, encouraging and empowering them to find their true style. I was so thankful to discover that there really did exist a movement away from girls being so competitive; a movement toward women reminding each other how beautiful we all are, embracing our differences and in doing so, embracing true beauty.
Working with women has made me realize that society expects us to be superheroes: to be the mom, to look amazing, to go to the gym, to have dinner ready, to be attentive to our loved ones, and available to our friends. There is so much pressure on women these days, especially in a society where most are now working. I love the fact that I am able to offer something that gives women balance in their lives. As a Team Leader, I take great pride in reminding my Stylists that they get to call their own shots, and can make room for the things that are important to them. I used to be a follower, and now I am a leader; this single, invaluable change has given me so much pride, and such a powerful sense of confidence. I love waking up every day knowing that I inspire women to find that in themselves.