Go Green and Win!!!

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I’m offering a little incentive for those of you who are interested in learning more about how you can Go Green with Salon Juleen!
All you have to do is watch the video below and have a brief phone conversation with me with me about it afterward, and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win free services at my salon! The prizes will start at a $10 value and for every person who is entered, the prize value will increase by another $10! That means the more friends you send this video post to, the more you can win!
Once you have watched the video, please comment here and I will contact you to set up a phone appointment! The deadline is November 30th! Thanks for watching!

“Go Green” with Salon Juleen

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Can you believe it’s been more than a year and a half since Salon Juleen opened it’s doors? Time is just flying by! I absolutely LOVE working from home, and I sure hope you are all enjoying the more peaceful environment, minus the occasional barking dog, or crying baby!

As you probably know, I became pregnant right around the same time I moved my business home. I instantly became more aware of all of the chemicals I am exposed to in my work, which I was now bringing into my home and exposing my family to. I concluded that I needed to figure out a way to protect myself, my husband, my baby, and even my pets from as many toxins and unsafe chemicals as I could to compensate for the extra chemicals I was now bringing into the home. I gradually eliminated Windex, The Works, Comet, etc. from under my kitchen sink and began replacing them with safer, natural cleaning products. It gave me some peace of mind knowing that if I spilled a little cleaner and my dog licked it up or someday my sweet baby girl (WHO IS 10 MONTHS OLD TODAY!!!) managed to get into it, they might get a tummy ache but it wouldn’t be life threatening! Not only do I care about my family’s health and safety, but I care about YOU, my clients! So naturally, I’ve been using these new products to clean the salon too!

Several months ago a friend and client challenged me to consider taking it a step further and converting over my personal beauty products as well, which only makes sense since your skin is the largest organ of the human body and absorbs everything it comes into contact with right into your whole system! I was a little hesitant though, because money is always something I take into consideration, and I get a rather hefty discount on beauty products from my salon distributors. I started looking into the products and prices and realized that I could actually get hair products, cosmetics, and skincare for the same amount and sometimes even less than what I was paying with my discount! I eventually decided to give it a try and have been so pleased with the quality and price of the products that I have actually begun using many of the hair products on you in the salon! If you’ve had an appointment at Salon Juleen in the last 3 or 4 months, you’ve already unknowingly experienced some of these great new products. Many of you have even noticed and asked me about them!

Because I’ve become so passionate about keeping my family and my clients safe and healthy, I will be hosting “Go Green” Workshops in my home several times a month, where you can come and learn about these new products I’m using and how your can “Go Green” (to whatever extent you choose) in your home too! The first two events will be Sunday, November 24th at 7 pm, and Monday, November 25th at 7 pm. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in attending either of these or other future events, or if you would like to meet with me one-on-one to learn more!

Early Arrival!

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Due to high blood pressure and signs of pre-eclampsia the doctors have decided to induce me next Tuesday. The baby will be just over 37 weeks which is considered full term, and they estimate that she is already 6.5 lbs!

For those of you who have an appointment for later this week, if you haven’t already heard otherwise from me, plan to come at your scheduled time. Unfortunately, I will not be able to schedule any more new appointments for this week.

Any appointments that have been scheduled for the next week and beyond will have to be rescheduled once I have a better idea of the new time frame for my maternity leave. I hope to contact each of you in the next week to take care of rescheduling you. I apologize for the inconvenience.

I will be sure to update you all with details asap! Thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and support!

Have You Heard The BIG News?

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Hopefully most of you already know this, but it has recently been brought to my attention that I never made an official announcement of my pregnancy! Apparently a few of you haven’t been noticing the growing belly that must somehow be extremely well hidden under my cape! 

I am currently 31.5 weeks pregnant!  We are looking forward to the arrival of our baby girl (no name yet) on or around February 10th.

Because of this BIG event coming up in my life, I am encouraging that all of my clients begin scheduling any appointments that they may need between now and then!  

As I get closer to my due date, I am becoming limited in the number of hours I am able to spend on my feet. With the Holidays coming up just a few weeks from now, and my due date less than 6 weeks after the New Year, my availability is becoming limited.  Please get your appointments scheduled asap as I may not be able to accommodate your last minute requests.

It is my intention to only take off a few weeks of work after the baby is born, but things don’t always go as planned, so right now I’m just playing it by ear.  I will keep you all updated as to when the baby arrives and when I will begin scheduling appointments again afterward.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience with me over the next few months!  I appreciate your business and will do my very best to accommodate each and every one of you as much as I am able during this time!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

The Deregulation of Barbers and Hair Stylists

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http://www.wilx.com/mobi/home?storyid=150412505

Representative Tom McMillian has proposed the deregulation of Barbers and Hair Stylists in Michigan, meaning they would no longer be required to have any formal training or state licensing in order to work in a salon or perform services on clients. I believe this is both dangerous for the consumer, and is damaging to the industry as a whole and those who are currently working in it!

As a trained and licensed cosmetologist, I have no regrets about the time and money I invested in my education.  I would not be the stylist I am today if not for it.  It is no different from any other career that takes time and money in order to receive a degree or a license.  If anything, it already takes less time and money to receive a Barber/Cosmetology license than most other degrees or licenses.

Not only are there health and safety concerns with untrained, unregulated people performing services, it also belittles those of us who have made the investment of our time and finances to learn the necessary skills to perform our jobs safely and accurately.  Removing the need for training and licensing means that anyone and everyone could become a barber/stylist and potentially oversaturate the market.

Would you go to a salon and risk seeing a barber/stylist who may not have the proper skills to perform the service, or have the proper knowledge of safety and sanitation to perform the service without causing injury or spreading germs/disease?

Your Private Oasis

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o·a·sis/ōˈāsis/

A place of peace, safety, or happiness in the midst of trouble or difficulty

At Salon Juleen, it’s all about YOU!  My attention is for you alone, and there are no other stylist or clients around to distract or disturb you from YOUR personal time.  You can say or do whatever you want, without worrying about who else might hear or see.  We can have a private conversation, or you can relax in complete silence.  You can even select the music you will hear, or have none at all.  You alone determine what kind of experience you will have, and it can vary with each appointment.  If you’re looking for a place where you can get away from the everyday stresses of life, to relax and be pampered, check out Salon Juleen where it’s all about YOU!