A Story For Hairdressers

I thought I’d share one of my salon experiences. I know this is going to seem like a story out of my book, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, but it’s something that really happened to me at my salon, years ago.

A photo of a redhead in this month’s Launchpad magazine made me think of a client I hadn’t seen in a very long time and brought back a horrifying memory of the time she had a seizure in my salon. I mean, foaming at the mouth, full-blown seizure.

I had worked her in first thing in the morning, before my day got crazy and before my employee’s got there. I was alone with this woman, having a seizure, and her eight year old daughter that accompanied her.

It’s amazing how many thoughts run through your mind in a split second. Besides screeching and running to the telephone I was thinking I was glad I had taken a CPR class and how I’d never  forget my first experience of putting my lips on a blow up corpse and then giving it compressions!

Her eight year old daughter took charge and raised her hand up to me, meaning to wait a second. And in a second, it was over. Obviously, this was part of this little girl’s life because she was so calm about it.

I’ve worked in plenty of salons that didn’t even have a First Aid kit. All hairdressers can relate to some time or other having to scrounge around the salon for a Band-Aid after you’ve cut yourself!

As many people as hairdressers see a day I’m thinking it’s not a bad idea to take a CPR course.

Hairdressers, are you familiar with my enovel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry? I wrote it for us to show the world there is more to hairdressing than just cutting hair.

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears, lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Take a look at the book trailer:


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