Tuesday, February 6, 2007

What a hypocrite I am!

I was sitting in my small local neighbourhood beauty salon yesterday filled with dread. I'm not a beauty salon kind of girl but with a friend's wedding coming up I was making the leap.

The dread however wasn't coming from my lack of experience in the beauty chair. It stemmed from some scary words the young girl wielding hot wax at my eyebrows had just uttered. She'd mentioned that she was still in training.

I was at once petrified with the thought that soon I would have to draw back on my miniscule non existent eyebrows with a pencil each day.

Then a thought occurred to me... Was this how people used to feel when I would show up at their doorsteps at 19 to do a real estate appraisal?

I decided I didn't care, I was still going to panic that someone that young was going to be causing me pain, and even more worried at the pain I would soon feel when I looked into the mirror and saw the result.

To my delight however, I've got to tell you that this young lady really wowed me. Perhaps sensing my trepidation she stepped me gradually through every action she was doing, her knowledge and the training she had already done was evident in the way she calmed me. The result was nothing freakish and I left feeling really happy and a bit disappointed in myself for jumping to such immediate conclusions!

I've always said that the best way to counter youth and inexperience is through enthusiasm and constantly increasing your knowledge. It was nice to get a real life example of that yesterday!

By Kirsty Dunphey with No comments


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