SO as part of our first quarterly newsletter, I thought it wise to share the correct pronunciation of our salon. I’ve heard it called all kinds of things. You’re on, U-Ron, and my personal favorite, Urn. ( word press likes to pronounce it UR?n) In creating a brand new business, establishing a strong brand identity is really important. I hope that even if people don’t pronounce our salon name correctly- they will still understand our mission by experiencing it. At UROn, our main focus is finding YOU the perfect look that works for your hair, your lifestyle and your budget. That would be UROn style (YOUR-OWN)
As a leader of many talented stylists- throughout my career I have seen the gamut. Young and old stylists alike- who are so eager to please, that they don’t take all of the pieces of the puzzle into consideration when helping a salon Guest chose a new look.
Thanks to modern technology-there is so much information out there these days- no wonder our salon Guests are thirsty for direction! One of the most common problems I find with magazine and on-line articles about beauty is that the solutions they offer are way too general. Perhaps providing the reader with a misconception that “one size fits all” when it comes to tackling hair and makeup challenges. Following trends can be just as misleading. One size does not fit all. Been there..done that. As a matter of fact, one too many bad hair days inspired me to begin my career as a hairstylist!
I was gifted my mop of curls from my late father. As a kid growing up in the late 70’s and early 80’s, my hair went through all kinds of trend attempts. Ever try to “feather” curly hair? Um.. no. In my early teens, I was donning a near afro. It was very round. Rather than embracing my curl, I would brush it out. Yikes.
In middle school yet, I finally told my hairstylist I wanted to grow my hair long. She helped me grow it out alright. Too bad the style icons of the era had mullets. After that conversation, so did I… sigh.
Eventually I figured it all out. I wanted long hair. I grew it out for a long time. In my new style’s infancy, my brother told me I could have passed for Slash from Guns and Roses. “Crimpers” were all the rage- and some of them even came with a straightening plate. This was truly the infancy of the modern day flat iron. Longer hair was definitely more manageable for me but, I was still fighting my curls.
In this fragile time of life, when image was EVERYTHING, my hair was dictating my self esteem. Over the years, I must have spent hundreds of allowance dollars on Walgreens hair products. This equated to a lot of BAD hair days. My hair looked great when it was wet- why did it fuzz our on me when it dried?? One glorious day, my junior year in high school, I FINALLY discovered professional salon products. I “discovered” them by breaking into my sister’s locked bathroom. (thanks Kim) Having the “right” products was SOOOO liberating! Finally, I was able to make my curl “behave”. Lucky for me, she worked in a hair salon full of all kinds of goodies.
Anyhow-the ‘traumatic’ hair experiences of my youth have definitely inspired me in my career. I am the kind of stylist who strives to empower my clients with tools they need to look and feel their best and I have hired a Team who shares this passion. For example, I have generated a loyal following of curly girls over the years. I LOVE teaching people how to tame their curl! My Team and I have all kinds of tricks up our sleeves that will provide options for all of your hair’s needs. Each of us is committed to helping you discover your own best you. Come in and experience UROn, and the meaning behind our name.