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Hair salon wisdom is one of those little golden nuggets that God unexpectedly drops in your lap. I recently had just that experience during my monthly hair appointment. Just a regular conversation with my stylist turned into a moment of great wisdom.


I make no attempts to hide the fact that I color my hair. In fact, I’ve been fighting the grey/silver for many years. Now that I have a very short cut, I also need it trimmed regularly. So, about every 4 weeks I see Christin, my stylist, who works hard to keep my hair looking great.

My color is dark and often stains her hands, but she never complains. Seeing her so frequently has allowed us to develop a friendship and ease of conversation over the years. I mean let’s be honest, you can’t hide much from your hair stylist – she sees your roots!

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Christin is the same age as my youngest daughter, so I get her. I think that’s why we get along so well. She always asks what Robby and I have been up to and if we’ve been to our cabin or Savannah. She seems to enjoy hearing about our antics and our grandchildren.

In addition, I enjoy hearing about her life. She’s single and just bought her first house. She has literally been growing up before my eyes, becoming a high level stylist now, teaching others in training what she knows.

I truly enjoy our chats because there is always some laughter, a bit of “owning our stuff”, and simply connecting. Isn’t that what we all desire – connection?

Nuggets of Wisdom

While I do consider myself fairly wise, there’s always room for growth. I’m a very practical person, so I love catchy quotes or sayings that can be easily understood and applied to life. And that’s just what I got from Christin.

There we were, me in the chair, Christin applying color to my roots and talking about relationships. And that’s when I heard it. She said (in reference to her boyfriend) “I hear your ‘yes’ but what I need is your ‘yes movement'”. Immediately I responded with “OOOOH I love that”.

In case you didn’t catch it, she was saying that yes means nothing without action. Today’s world is full of people telling you what they think you want to hear (i.e. “yes”). This kind of “yes” is hollow and always leaves its hearer disappointed.

Your “yes movement” is yes with action behind it. It’s full of integrity and respect for its hearer. This “yes” has legs and follows through and needs no prompting. Long lasting relationships are founded on this kind of “yes”. It is reliable, dependable and creates stability.

Final Thoughts

“Yes movement” stuck with me for the rest of the day. I have always tried to live with integrity, and as Matthew 5:37 says: “All you need to say is simply ‘yes’ or ‘no'”. Now I have a richer appreciation for this three letter word and I will purpose to make sure my “yes” always comes with action. Thankful for growth and insight stirred up by a little hair salon wisdom!

I would love to hear some of your “salon wisdom” stories. Drop me a line in the comments!

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