Something cool to read by the pool – A Hairdresser’s Diary

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If you have not already read ‘A Hairdresser’s Diary’ now might be a great time to enjoy this inspirational memoir. You can find it at any of these links. Read the reviews and then write your own. You can get it in e-book or printed form. If you prefer an autographed copy you can now get a digital signature for your e-book on or .com.

What an exciting way to start the day

Last week I was approched by Barb Quinn from Hairstyleblog magazine. She had purchased my book  A Hairdresser’s Diary from Amazon and asked if I would write a story as a guest blogger. This morning I recieved a link to my story and am most pleased. I would like you all to share in my excitment and ask you to read it over your morning coffee, tea or fruit juice.

With her e mail this morning was a request for me to write a different story for another magazine she writes for . That one will be published Sept 4th.

What a lovely way to wake up in the morning, seeing ones work in print other than in ones books.

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Just another day in the salon

One of the most frustrating conditions for an older woman was having their hair styled, then having a hot flash. The newly finished hairdo became soaking wet, undoing everything. More than one of our customers had to deal with this frustrating problem. We as beauticians felt bad but all we could do was to restyle it for them. I was far too young to understand what they were going through but I could feel for them. This was not only time consuming but also an embarrassment for many.

One of the things I enjoyed most about my career were all the different people. With a world of diverse backgrounds, I learned so much about other interesting cultures and their immense range of cooking ideas. The fact I loved to cook foods from all around the world this was a definite plus to my career. I had my very own cooking school housed right in my own beauty chair how perfect was that? When my customers brought me homemade foods from their homelands to try, I was honoured. There were some awesome cooks in my clientele.

We had our own yellow page phonebook right at our fingertips. If items could be made, sold, fixed or decorated, we always knew a clients who could achieve that or knew someone else who could. From chef to funeral home owner, banker to bus driver we knew them all. If you stop to think about it, do you know anyone who has not been touched in one way or another by a stylist or barber? The clients that came in for a service could be rubbing shoulders with an elected official or the town gossip and never know the difference.


With a faithful following, I was amazed at what they remembered birthdays, anniversaries, our children’s and spouses names. In away we became part of their extended families.

Hairdresser’s Horror stories

This morning while I was talking to a family member about my book we started to discuss some of the horror stories I used to talk about when I was hairdressing. She asked me why I did not have more of those kinds of stories in my book. I didn’t have to think about it for long before I said. “My book has some of those stories in it but that is not what it is about.” I want this to be inspirational, entertaining and educational as well as telling my story

It would be wonderful if someday someone would tell me that I was the reason they followed their dream.

There are so many stories to be told about hairdressing or barber horrors but I don’t think I need to add more to my book but I would love to hear some of your mishaps. I don’t want this to go from non-fiction to scary.

I have added more to my “A Hairdresser’s Diary ”  my book file = ANNA

A Hairdresser’s Diary / what do you want to read?

I would be interested to know what you would like to read from my book A Hairdresser’s Diary. My story is non fiction and starts when I am six years old. My trials of growing up and what some of the obstacles were that made me who I am to-day. I have stories of my attending hairdressing school, my mentors, customers and those who employed me.
How I became a hairdresser and model.

I have so much to share so please let me know what kind of things you would like to read.

The emotions in my story can be like riding a rollercoaster. I hope that this will give others the will to go fo what they want in life and fight for it.

I have also added a new Flabbermouth story – Introduction to painting – knees up. I hope these stories amuse.

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