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Seattle Balayage Hairstylist  ▫️AMANDA ▫️ Hairstyling mama β–«οΈπŸŽ¨ + βœ‚οΈ β € πŸ“Seattle ▫️Up to 8 week wait (pre book) ▫️New πŸ’πŸΌwaitlist πŸ’Œ amandadoeshair@gmail.com β € † Psalm 37:4

When you hit 30 and wear Dr. Scholls soft gels like it's your job. πŸ€“

When I first started this account, I loved the IG hair community. I felt like I was a part of something and it motivated me every day. Big companies treated us all as equals. People were posting authentic photos of their work. Most with a big following were down to earth and happy to engage or offer help with formulations.
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This last year my love for the hair community on here has started to diminish. I barely check in and have little desire to post anything.
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People are so obsessed with building a following they forget about being authentic. Competition isn't high on my to do list. Some who already have a huge following lose interest in engaging with the people who have supported them. Paid advertisements on big pages now outshine actual hard work hairdressers put in. Big companies repost the SAME stylists over and over, leaving new stylists or unnoticed stylists little room to be seen. Hair photos have become over the top dramatized where sometimes I feel a lack of energy to post my simple hair photos. If my hard work is only going to be appreciated if I have perfect lighting or a cool backdrop, then what's the point?
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In the last few months I have unfollowed most major hair companies, which is so disheartening to me. I used to love them for the support system I thought it brought me. Now I feel like I was brainwashed. I don't want to support companies who only seem to support a certain type of stylist.
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I may be ignorant in some people's eyes or maybe I'm just a simple girl, but to me- this isn't fun anymore. I just want to get back to the basics of what this used to mean to me; Real people, real support, lots of love and above all, a push to be something bigger and better.
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Sure, I'll still post when I feel like it. But I'm not going to revolve any part of my day around this thing any longer. I feel much more happy lately in my "real" life. Don't follow the crowd, follow your heart. Love y'all! #goodnightworld
@behindthechair_com @modernsalon @american_salon @stylistshopconnect @stylistssupportingstylists @hairbrained_official @cosmoprofbeauty @theunicorntribe

Stepping outside of my usual topics to talk about something very sensitive to most... LOVE. A tricky topic to discuss and verbalize correctly, but something on my mind.
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I never thought at age 30 I would be a single mom with only one kid. Thankfully, I don't feel so out of place in my generation. In fact, being married and having all of your children before 30 is now the minority. However, dating at this age is HARD. I seek perfection in a way I never have before, which in turn has triggered some commitment issues for me.
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I am extremely independent and typically I'm most happy alone. For me, settling has never been an option. I REFUSE to get married until I know in my heart, I found "my person."
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As a hairstylist, I hear SO many things in my chair; From affairs, getting married young, being too old to have children, divorce, finding one true love at first try, etc.
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A lot of people I speak with tell me they are unhappy but will not leave their partner because of children, dependence or comfortability. I would never give someone unsolicited advice because everyone's story is different. However, I am not that person. I never want to stay with someone for the wrong reasons. Never be so dependent on someone for you happiness or even financially that you can't be alone. Know your worth, and find someone who matches it.
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If you have found that person, treasure them because these days it's hard to find. Marriage and relationships are never perfect. The trick is to find the person you WANT to go through the struggles with. I have so much respect for those who make it work and do it with grace.
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If you haven't found your person, trust that God has someone special in store for you. You may not find someone who is 100% perfect, but you will eventually find someone who is 100% right for you. β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

She's naturally a level 2. Lifted her to a chocolate base with an all over honey balayage. 🍯😍

We've had her hair just about every color of the rainbow in the last couple of years. Shoutout to olaplex and ammonia free bleach for always keeping it in tact! πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ Got this color using all @guy_tang @guytang_mydentity

This beauty came all the way from Canada to see me today! She has had 6 previous blonde sessions elsewhere and was left with a very patchy blonde, too much warmth, and a high contrast grow out. 3.5 hours of color correcting and she now has a blended cool blonde! LOVED hanging with her today and couldn't be happier with the results. Thanks for everything, Michelle! πŸ’“πŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ #blessingalldablondebabies

Raise your hand if you made a perfect human πŸ™‹πŸ˜

Trying to stay creative with my long hair styling this time around so I won't be tempted to cut it! πŸ˜… Thanks @jordynnashleehmua 😘

✌🏼out dead ends! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Hello fresh and healthy hair! 😍

REMINDERS!
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I posted this announcement back in February giving my clients ample notice that my prices would increase on May 1st! I have noticed some client's missed this post. Here is a friendly reminder my prices did increase as of May 1st! If you would like a quote prior to your appointment, please message me.
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I have now opened 2 options for anyone going blonde. You may choose to break it down into sessions, noting it will take between 1-6 sessions depending on hair history. Your second option is my new service "blessing the blonde babies" πŸ˜‰ which will get you blonde in one sitting for a higher price. (Also may depend on hair history and can be determined during a consultation.)
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Also, please be aware my new client list is CLOSED! I don't want to have my current clientele on a longer waitlist than necessary and at this time, can not take on any new clients. Please note if I have not seen you in over a year, your name has been moved to the "new client" list.
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I currently have up to an 8 week wait depending on service. Some times I have a cancelation to fit in sooner but if you want to guarantee a service, please pre book! You are welcome to book out as many slots as you would like.
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Lastly, I have a 15 minute late show policy. If you are going to be late and let me know, I can usually warn my next client and make it work. If you are more than 15 minutes late you will have the option to reschedule or still accept the service, but be aware this will unfortunately cut out our styling time.
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I want to thank all of you from the deepest place in my heart for all of your support and love. I feel so privileged and blessed for the following and clients I have. A lot of the great things I have in my life are from each and every one of you. I never take your support for granted and can't express enough what it means to me. Many of you travel far distances to get to the salon, many of you have referred people to me, many of you have brought me food and coffee on my busy days, many of you have graciously rescheduled when I am sick or needing to be with my daughter, ALL of you have touched my heart and been a comfort to me during our time in my chair. I AM GRATEFUL!

Another one πŸ™… #blessingalldablondebabies

BECKY πŸͺ

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