Newsletter, Aug - Oct 2015
- Conversations with Lucinda incl. TTM Evening photos
- Star Letter
- Fullmore replaced by Toppik, and new 909 dry hair treatment
- New York Studio opening
- Karen Hayns TTM Column
I have been meaning to write a note to you for a while. It's 4 months now since I had my Intralace done and I love it now as much as ever. This little note is to say thank you to you and your team for the care and consideration shown to me from that first meeting with Chris, everyone has been amazing.
As you know I had the Intralace because of having breast cancer and my treatment and ongoing recovery has meant that the Intralace has given me much more confidence. I simply dreaded no hair as much as I feared the breast cancer and my hair loss became all consuming.
I have a corporate job and image matters this may seem shallow but folk do tend to judge you first time they meet you on how you look. I was scared people just saw a sick cancer patient when in fact I had my surgery and treatment and I was on the way back up but I looked dreadful, loss of and thinning hair knocked my self confidence so much I felt I had lost my femininity.
People that see me now say how well I look and "wow who does your hair." I have just had my one year scan and got the all clear so life is good and sweet once more.
Would you kindly pass my thanks on to Miriam and Chris who walked and supported me through the decision to have the Intralace it seemed a big scary thing and they allayed all my fears. The London team, Marina and Ivana who created this amazing piece of work. Thanks to Lorraine and Anka both whom I call Scissor hands, wow can those girls cut and style hair and of course Marika and the Bristol team who carry out my adjustments.
Lots of love to you too Lucinda you are a very special lady who has created something wonderful for us ladies to feel a million dollars.
God bless you all
Ann (aka Baldilocks and now luscious locks)
Here at Lucinda Ellery we always like to keep you informed of any changes to your favorite products. We would like to advise all clients that Fullmore Spray has now been discontinued and has been replaced with Toppik. This spray is from the same manufacturer and comes in the same colours as Fullmore and is available to buy at reception. Please ask us for more details.
Lucinda Ellery has recently discovered a new product from the 909 brand. 909 treatment is a specially formulated treatment for dry hair. This product contains natural care lipids, silk proteins, and jojoba oil to make your hair instantly smooth, soft, and easy to comb through. This ultra nourishing deep conditioning treatment is highly recommended for use on our extensions and Intralace Systems. Sometimes hair that isn’t growing from the scalp can be a little bit drier due to the fact that it’s not getting the benefit of the natural scalp oil.
Because 909 is so rich, it is only for use as needed. This bottle is great value and will last for a very long time – a few drops go a very long way. Our American stylists and clients cannot stop raving about it. Don’t forget to ask your stylist about 909 treatments at your next appointment.
We are pleased to announce that our Manhattan, New York location is set to open very soon. During Lucinda’s last trip to NYC, she visited at least 30 locations until finally finding the perfect spot. Located at 37 East 28th Street, our newest studio has a loft/warehouse feeling that we all love. The exposed brick accents as well as natural lighting have the perfect city feel that Lucinda envisioned for so long. We are currently undergoing construction and then Lucinda will add her final personal touches that we all know so well. Many of our clients are very excited that there will be another location to visit during their travels. We hope you all get a chance to visit us in The Big Apple.
Lucinda Ellery NYC – Suite 607, 37 East 28th Street, New York, 10016
For more information on our new location please email: email@example.com
TTM COLUMN by
Making your mind up…
I’d just like to start by saying how wonderful the TTM event in May was and to meet so many of you and share stories. I went home thinking how lucky we all are to be part of such an amazing place - and so a big thank you to Lucinda, Priya and the team for making it such a memorable night. Roll on next year I say…
Last time we talked hair so thought I’d share some tips on a subject that crops up time and again in my coaching, and that is feeling stuck. It’s quite common, because it ultimately relates to decision making.
When you think about it, you will literally make hundreds of small decisions during the course of a day – some you’ll make without thinking - because they’re part and parcel of your daily routine; like what time to get up, what to have for breakfast, where to be at certain times, and so on.
Then there are decisions which need more time and attention. Depending on your nature you will either go with your gut and decide very quickly, relying on a combination of instinct and previous experience – or you may find yourself struggling to see the wood for the trees, particularly if the decision isn’t an everyday thing; like whether to move house, change career, deal with a difficult relationship, or learn to do something new. It may even be a decision about putting something off. Below is a technique which can help and will certainly appeal to those of you who like to cover all bases. It involves weighing up the factors influencing a decision and considers the forces that are either driving you towards making a decision or driving you away. It is particularly effective for managing change and so with practice (like anything) you can become very good at it. The issue being considered here is whether to change career.
|Forces for change||Score|
|Better work-life balance||7|
|Better long-term prospects||5|
|Developing new skills||2|
|Forces against change||Score|
|Already established in current career||2|
|Effort required to find the right job||3|
|Competitiveness of the job market||3|
|Lack of relevant experience||5|
|Concerns about self-confidence||7|
|Fear of failure||7|
- Write down the decision you want to make at the top of two columns
- List all the forces for change in one column and the forces against in the other
- Assign a score to each force from 1 (insignificant) to 10 (highly significant)
- Total up the forces for and against the decision at the bottom of each column
In this example the forces for (32) are greater than the forces against (27) indicating that a change is desirable. Simply getting to this point can help bring clarity to a situation that may otherwise be unclear, resulting in procrastination, and may bring on feelings of unease or stress.
Next, explore the list of factors with a friend or partner. Are there any surprises? How do you feel about each of the forces and are any of them increasing in significance? Ask your friend/partner if they think you've overlooked anything?
Progress can then be made by looking at ways of working on the forces for change, and perhaps more importantly, encourage yourself to think about how the forces against change could either be reduced or overcome? This is likely to lead to further clues about where your priorities lie.
Note that this technique only works where there is a decision or situation to make and not where there are a number of competing options, like 'do I buy a new car, or keep my old one?', here you would just go with 'do I buy a new car?'. Also remember to list as many factors as you can think of, that way you can be sure that you have as complete a picture as possible of the issue.
So, why not give it a go? Don’t worry if you get stuck, just drop me a line or call me, I’d be happy to help. Until next time.
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