A thank you.
It is with such a full heart that I write this thank you letter.
This past weekend, January 15 & 16, 2017, we launched our new company, Beauty Backbone. We traveled to New Orleans to one of our favorite annual educational events, Serious Business, produced by the Neill Corporation. Our first program to ‘kick off’ was an industry first! TrainU: An interactive, customizable in-salon education platform.
As I was preparing for my breakout room talks, working with the web designers and approving the booth visuals, the nerves and butterflies were alive and fluttering. I always get these feelings prior to a speech but this time it was different. I was not only sharing with you what we do in our salon or how we overcome the daily obstacles of salon ownership or life hardships, memorable moments and damn funny industry-only weird-ities, I was sharing with you all our new baby, TrainU. I did not know how it would be accepted or if anyone would even be interested. One never knows. That’s what a risk is, not knowing and putting one foot in front of the other anyway. YOU blew me away! The amount of love, respect, interest, heartfelt congratulatory comments and genuine well wishes for our success brought me to my knees in gratitude.
As I was preparing for this weekend, I did what I always do, talk about what happens to us on this crazy path we have chosen. Talk about the funnies and the not-so-funnies. I never write to touch hearts. I do, however, write to make people laugh. I believe in life we don’t laugh enough. A good belly laugh makes everything better. Now that I try to do!
The response from you beautiful people, the tears, the pure hearts that approached my team, and I was something I was not expecting. The level of authenticity and utter honesty that you were willing to share blew me away.
You humble me. I thank you for helping me to keep doing what I love to do.
If we were able to share with you new tips and tricks for improving or starting your own in-salon education program or you would like us to help you, we are always here for you.
Until next time my friends. We are all blessed to be walking this path together!
Be well and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Keri R. Davis
Co-Founder Beauty Backbone