Where Have I Been?

Obviously I haven’t posted anything in over a year. I just haven’t felt like it, to be honest. Sometimes I get myself involved in too many things, and I can’t keep up with all of them. Blogging would definitely be one of things I couldn’t keep up with in my life. 

So what have I been doing over the past year?  Besides working in the salon, I have been attending Ivy Tech for Software Development part time.  I resigned from my position as an Education Ambassador for CND to give myself time to devote to my homework.  After 3 semesters I came to the realization that I didn’t see myself working in corporate America.  I would miss the flexibility I have working in the salon.  

It has now been 19 and a half years that I have been a Nail Professional in downtown Indy, and I’m still feeling burnt out in my career. Because of this, I’ve decided to return to beauty school to obtain my full Cosmetology License. I will start that 18 month program at the end of this month. I’m super excited to be able to eventually add other services to my work day at Domu! 

Wish me luck! 💋


Super Bowl & Valentine’s Day Nails

There are various ways to express your sense of style…choice of clothing, how you style your hair, or the make-up you wear (or don’t wear for that matter). Then you can accessorize! This can literally be done from head to toe. As I shared a couple posts ago:

Nails are the period at the end of a sentence. They complete the look.

– Prabal Gurung

Nails most definitely complete the look!

This client completed her Super Bowl look by showing her support for the Denver Broncos. (Actually her allegiance truly lies with Peyton Manning since he used to play for our Indianapolis Colts!)
Peyton Pride

Another client this week wanted “the period at the end of her sentence” to have a sort of “rocker” effect. By the help of CND and their fabulous Shellac, she will get to “rock on” for the next 2 weeks chip free!
Black & Silver Rocker Look

And then there were other clients this week that were in the mood for love and wanted their punctuation to have a little heart…
Be My Valentine!
French Valentine

How do you express your sense of style? Do you use your nails to add that final punch to your look?

Care Behind a Cup of Coffee

Yesterday I was having my hair done by friend/ex-coworker, Steph.  Now there’s not a lot to do when you’re stuck in a chair for 2 hours but read, so I decided to do some random reading on WordPress.  I came across an interesting blog title that read… This Crappy Obituary – For the Woman I Found Dead in the Starbucks Parking Lot.  I thought “this has got to be good!”  Don’t get me wrong…not good as in I love to read about dead people, but good as in I’m sure this story will be interesting.  Then I began to read it.  The further along I went, the more I realized this wasn’t a story.  It was a real life encounter for this man!  Holy cow!!!  I have never found anyone who has freshly passed, and I can’t imagine how that would make me feel.  All I know is how reading this made me feel…sad.  Sad for many reasons.  Sad for the lady who had passed.  Sad that a complete stranger found her.  Sad that there had to be a ton of people who just passed by her car without the slightest care about anyone but themselves.  I did feel good knowing that the man who wrote about the incident that day was thoughtful enough to check on this unknown woman.  It’s good to know that there are still some people out there who do care about others!  And to that I say Thank God.