I can’t tell you how many clients say “I have been doing the same makeup since I was 21 years old and I’m now 45, but I do not know what else to do” and when I hear this I can’t help but think back to so many Sex and The City quotes by Carrie Bradshaw, especially this one “Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be”. I think this statement by Carrie is about relationships, however it can also apply to our beauty routine and being stuck in a style rut. Perhaps you need to update your makeup application, hair style or wardrobe.
How do we do this? Number one is awareness and acceptance that you need change, and that you may need to break old habits. There are various options to learn how to update your look, a lot of people like to watch YouTube tutorials which is great, and the downside to this is that it is not a personal experience. Another option is to have a style session with a professional stylist that can also teach you how to apply your new look. Men can also ask their Barber or Hairdresser for some style tips when getting a haircut, and don’t be afraid to learn what hair products are best for you.
As we mature our skin and hair experiences changes so we also need to make decisions about how we wear the aging process. Do you go with grey hair or colour it, do you need to change your skin products, perhaps you may want to use cosmetic injections. Going with nature or not is a personal choice, but both can be obtained with modern styling and looking your best.
There are so many ways a business (big or small) can reach out to the community.
You may decide that you are going to support one or two specific charities each year by fundraising either with a monthly office morning tea or raffle, holding an annual staff day or by donating items to local fundraising events.
Another way businesses support charities is by donating a percentage of sales to a charity fund. This enables you to donate what you have raised to charities of your choice at a certain of year, maybe in November as an early Christmas gift or on the anniversary of the day you opened.
There are numerous charity dinners and lunches during the year that it might be worth attending. They are a great networking opportunity in an environment that’s full of like-minded businesses out to make a difference in their community. Fundraisers are also great team bonding events and also give you an insight into what makes the community tick and who is involved in making sure the tick continues!
A great example is the upcoming Salvation Army business lunch to launch the Western Sydney business Red Shield appeal on May 19 at Castle Hill RSL. If you want to know more contact Mandy on 8644 0116 or Vicki 8644 0136
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