Hair: The Salon by InStyle/JCP Salon National Artistic Team
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup: David Maderich
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa
Nails: Leonobi Galvez
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: All is Calm
WELCOME, NOVEMBER! As this issue arrives you’re gearing up for the most wonderful—and busy—time of the year.
The holidays are such a lucrative season for stylists and salons. Clients are coming in for fresh color for family photos to grace their greeting cards, festive manicures and blowouts for holiday parties—not to mention all the retail and gift-card opportunities.
The hustle and bustle can be an exciting time, but sometimes high activity can equal high anxiety. As the days ﬂy by, don’t forget about caring for your own health this season. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym to get started; it can be as simple as packing easy, healthy snacks for while your client is processing, drinking enough water and getting enough rest at night.
I’m typically my most anxious in those moments of quiet, such as when I’m lying in bed reﬂecting on my day. It can be so hard to shut off that inner voice going through tomorrow’s to-do list.
I’ve found tremendous relief in getting more shut-eye by spending time practicing gratitude and really focusing in on and expressing gratitude for my health, my beautiful family and my incredible job, for example.
“Practicing gratitude” was number seven on a Forbes list of 15 things you can do to stay centered and get in touch with the best parts of yourself.
The article quotes speaker and coach Billy Williams, CEO of Archegos: “Most of us spend so much time in reaction mode—responding to emails, voicemails, texts and more—that we very rarely carve out space to express gratitude for the life we have, the people who are important to us and the simple gifts we take for granted far too often.”
Throughout next month, MODERN is going to be expressing gratitude to you! We’re hosting major giveaways all the way through New Year’s Eve. Make sure you’re following us on social media for the alerts because we’re looking to gift freebies ranging from stylers to tools and more...until the ball drops!