So, as of the end of March 2015 i departed Bristol of where i spent 7 amazing years where i built THAIRAPY my freelance hairdressing business. I concentrated on specialising in bridal, vintage and session hair styling, of which i met and worked with some great people, whom are now life long friends. The reason for my relocation was to follow my heart...try not to pull a funny face, it won't be too soppy! ;) I met my boyfriend through his brother and sister in law as fellow Bristol Surf Club members, we all became friends, and then after a year of long distance a decision was to be made...I was ready for a new challenge, and his job being quite specialist it was me that moved, and the rest as they say, is history...
I didn't come alone, i brought with me my furry companion that goes by the name of BIG BAD TED, he's my comical tabby cat that i truly believe should have his own show, but don't all cat lovers say that! I also brought my 1956 Airstream trailer Marilyn with me too! This was always on my bucket list. Sadly in the summer of June 2008 my amazing mother passed away, and she left me a small amount of money which enabled me to buy my dream. It was after 4 years that i felt ready to spend it, and spend it wisely, i didn't have enough to buy a home, but i did have enough to buy one with wheels! My mum was ever the secret hippy like me, so i know she would be excited for me to finish turning Marilyn into her shining glory, of which any fabulous lady deserves!
So I will be doing a blog to catalogue my forward movements on this gorgeous vintage airstream, as well as hopefully helping anyone who is contemplating on relocating or has already done so. I have relocated before, so i am not adverse to the challenges that lie ahead, but this time is different as i haven't relocated my business before!
You can follow me on other social media, not that i'm social media mad (goes against my hippy roots) but i do have these... Twitter/Thairapyfree / FB ThairapyFreelance and Google+ Thairapy and Instagram becksthairapy...have i missed any??!!!
So, the story so far... i'm off to a great start, this started before i left Bristol by doing lots of online research. I googled vintage hair stylists Cambridge to see my competition, then through this i would follow links to people they would know. In one instance i stumbled across Dolly's Vintage Tea Parties, this is a Vintage event styling service. I thought i would send an email as i noticed on the site they offered hen parties packages, so i got in contact saying something along the lines of... Hello, i'm a vintage hairstylist soon to be moving to the area and wondered if you would like a vintage hair stylist to compliment your hen party packages...'
This contact proved not only to be a really a FAB contact, but also a great new friend! She knows the area really well. She is also at the point of growth that i am, so i felt meeting Dolly's Vintage Tea Parties was the right time and place for both of us. We have since done a photoshoot with photographer Liz Greenaulgh and Louise Sanderson of Wild Frost Florist and Cafe, this was held at The lovely Windmill in Swavesey
Next on the list this week...
Meeting up with another local photographer Sarah Brooks to discuss a portfolio shoot and future work. Popping into Cambridge to have a chat with my new work collegue/boss Ella, owner of Maluku Hair Company
This a salon of which i found through a random gumtree search, i will be renting a chair and basing myself here 2 days a week, that way i can continue with my freelance work also. In the meantime, if i find anything comical BIG BAD TED gets up to i promise to share!!
Thanks for reading my first blog...over and out!! x