Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It!

I wanted to share some exciting news that will require some changes to my schedule. I was recently offered a position in the San Francisco Fire Department’s EMT Academy. This is a 6-week training academy that begins April 25. Because of the intensity and required commitment to this program, my salon schedule will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays for the first 3 weeks. The following 2 weeks after that will involve field training so my salon schedule will change but at this point, I don’t know what the days will be. My last week of the Academy will be testing and graduation. Once complete, I will be given a fixed schedule with SFFD that will allow me to solidify a new salon schedule once again.

Those of you who are scheduled on week days during May, I will be contacting you individually to move your appointment to a weekend. If I am not able to accommodate you, I can schedule you with Stacey or Ashley. I am also looking into bringing in another stylist a few days during the week to fill in the gaps. Should this happen, you will see a new addition to the stylists available on Schedulicity. Keep in mind that Stacey and Ashley will be keeping their same schedules so please feel free to book with them if their schedules suit your needs.

I really appreciate you all being patient with these changes. It is a dream come true to have the chance to embrace two very different careers that I absolutely love.

Each of you make my salon life so enjoyable and interesting. Through the various conversations and sharing of ideas and experiences, I have been inspired in so many ways. Learning about biomarker identification, new ways to photograph using the Light L16, tips on how to successfully get through the Spartan Race, successes of beating cancer, making an awesome quinoa salad, where to find the best cup of coffee or clam chowder, the best ways to travel and where, advising me on how to juggle my life… the list is endless. I’m grateful for each of you and genuinely look forward to continuing our relationships.

Before I close this email, I want to take the opportunity to congratulate a few of my clients who have also been working very hard to fulfill their own dreams:

Carla Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer whose short story, “The Sack” recently won the Caine Prize for African fiction in English. She is currently working on a book of essays and a novel.

Jodi Austria is a paramedic friend of mine who has recently opened her own skin care studio on Post St. specializing in esthetic and make up artistry services. Her skin care/waxing/make-up studio is called The Beez Kneez. Jodi is wonderful and you can check out her services on her website

Tamara Hill is a jewelry designer whose designs have been featured at the Asian Art Museum Store and at other fine galleries and boutiques here in San Francisco.

Thank you all for your continuous support of the urban chair. This year marks the 6th year! If you have any questions or concerns about scheduling, please feel free to email me at: winechic7@yahoo.com. As always, I wish for all of you to be happy and healthy as you continue to be the best you can be.