I got off work early, I had a few hours built up that I needed to use and had already made an appointment to go and visit my hairstylist. I knew that this writer who will retire at 55 needs to have her gray hair tamed, colored, trimmed, pampered, flat ironed and curled by one of the best hair stylists this side of the Mississippi! Kim Alexander, owner and operator of You're Welcome Hair. I have been going to get my hair done by Kim for about 20 years now and I wouldn't have it any other way. I believe a woman's hairstylist is one of the most important women in any woman's life. Definitely in a black woman's life. Her hair says so much about her to herself and to others. People judge people so quickly that the minute we see the hair we size her up and already can tell a lot about who we think that she thinks she is. Kim not only creates miracles with that which she has been given (the hair on our heads), she imparts wisdom, she tells stories, she knows everything, she holds secrets and gives advice and the trait that she has that I really do not have is an amazing ability to listen and listen and listen some more. The trait that is so wonderful is that she listens to women who have varied opinions, views and ways of expressing those views that can be grating and boring and interesting all in the matter of hours. She stands and works all day, creating a masterpiece for each woman that sits in her chair. She takes care of our crowning glory. She is fabulous. She loves her job and she has a vision that has always been forward moving. She is a Leo like myself - strong, proud, determined, overly confident and has such a high opinion of her own possibilities. Isn't it a wonder that I like to be in her presence. All of the ideas that have propelled my visions into reality have happened in her hair salon under the drier or in her chair as she blow dries and presses my hair. A woman can have many friends in her life that sustain her. A woman's hairstylist is by far one of the most important and when we find one - we stick and stay. Congratulations Kim for being a trail blazer to all of us who sit in your chair.
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose
Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
"Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers all sisters, young and seasoned, to become on-purpose for themselves."