Parting With Our Spa // A Moment of Honesty
Posted on Jun 24, 2014
A MOMENT OF HONESTY: FROM SHEAR CHAOS
We love what we do here. We are loud, we are enthusiastic, some may call us a circus, or crazy, but we’d have it no other way. We love a challenge, and our employees have deep seeded passion for what they do. It is in our nature, as artists to get wild ideas. Some are good, some not so good. We respect our clients, each other, and ourselves enough to stay honest, and to realize when an idea is great, when an idea is not so great, when to push forward, and when to let some things go.
We are hair people. We are makeup artists. For the last year and a half, it has been amazing being able to offer our guests and friends a relaxing oasis for massage therapy and nail services, but something about it just doesn’t fit with the salon environment we’ve created. We are too loud. We are too high energy. We like to yell, and laugh, and on occasion sing Christmas songs at the top of our lungs in the hallway or drop piñatas from the second floor balcony. The fact is spa services are sensitive. They require quiet, they require calm, they require slow, tranquil music with bird calls and waterfalls – we prefer rock and roll. It’s just not who we are.
So with that, we’ve decided to let go of the spa. Get back to our “roots” so to speak, and focus on what we are truly great at — what we have always been great at: hair and makeup.
We aren’t sad or disappointed that our spa didn’t work out, so no condolences necessary. We are excited to concentrate on what we truly love, prepare for new endeavors, reflect on the experience and be thankful for knowledge we’ve gained this past year and a half.
We have a clearer picture of what we want from this industry, where we stand in this industry, and who we are as a team and a salon. We thought bigger was better. But for us, it simply is not. We are continuously evolving, and figuring out who we want to be as artists and what kind of business we want to be. Some things work out, some things just don’t, and trial by fire seems to be the Chaos way!
June 30th will be the last day we are offering spa services. After that we will be cleaning up, and letting it go. So, thank you to everyone who worked in our spa, visited our spa, and enjoyed our spa services this past year. Your support is much appreciated and as always, we look forward to continue to provide great hair and makeup services for you all. It’s been wonderful, but it’s time to leave this stage behind, prepare for exciting things in the future, and get back to what we truly love – hair.