Everyone knows as a hairstylist I interact with people all the live long day. I get to know so much about my client's lives & I in turn naturally chat quite a bit about myself too - I know - shocker.
But how do you get to know me without sitting in my chair? Well in between talking online about hair I try to share little stories & anecdotes about my personal life but hair is still really the main topic. So I thought this 11 Question Challenge would be fun when I was nominated by fellow fashion & lifestyle blogger Allison from The Savvy Camel. And how lucky for me this lovely lady just so happens to be a wonderful client of mine.
So how it works is Allison nominated me & 10 other bloggers to honestly & authentically answer 11 questions to get to know us more. Then I will in turn nominate 11 new blogger friends to answer 11 questions that I've come up with.
I'm approaching this in a more stream of consciousness way. Whatever pops into my head & my gut is telling me is what I'm going to put down - good, bad or ugly. So here goes nothing.
THE 11 QUESTIONS THAT ALLISON ASKED ME
1. What song would you choose to be your life's theme song?
This is a hard one because believe it or not I'm not a huge music person. People find that kind of weird when I say it but it's true. I will tell you my favorite song of all time is "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by the Mama's & the Papa's. But that's not really a great theme song so I think I'll go with "Survivor" by Destiny's Child. Why? Because I'm a survivor... I'm not gon' give up... I'm not gon' stop... I'm gon' work harder....
2. Why did you start blogging?
Ok - this one's a lot easier. It's very simple. I started blogging because I was constantly being asked in person or through social media hair questions by clients, family, friends, friends of friends, etc. So it was kind of a no brainer to compile all this info on a blog.
3. Favorite sweet treat?
Another easy one. Hands down Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Can't stop, won't stop. It's 100% my guilty pleasure... well second only to Chardonnay.
4. If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life what would it be?
Black... duh. I ruin everything else. But I really do love shades of blue - especially turquoise & they would be really hard to completely take out of my wardrobe. When I wear turquoise it's like my hair automatically gets blonder & brighter, my skin looks tanner, my teeth look whiter - it's actually kind of magical lol.
5. Who is/are someone that you consider your biggest supporter(s) in life?
My parents. That's a no brainer - if somewhat a generic response but it's true. They are actually the most supportive people I know & I'm a really lucky guy. Gay, straight, ballerina, hairstylist, nurse - didn't matter - they love all 3 of their children no matter what - and I think that's pretty special.
6. Where is the next place you hope to travel to?
Nantucket!!!! This may seem a little boring to all you international travelers out there but I love to live the summer Cape lifestyle & have never made it there & it's a must for me to feel complete.
7. What has been your biggest challenge in blogging and how are you overcoming it?
Time! I do have a full time job, a family & a pretty intense social life. So at the end of the day there's not always time to share all the information & inspiration I want to & that can get a little frustrating. So I'm working on ways to work that in there. It was actually my New Year's Resolution & was doing pretty well until July. Things kinda went off track but I'll be back on a stricter schedule come fall.
8. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
Italian. I would love to have been able to talk to my older relatives in Italian. I kind of have this romantic vision of eating & sipping wine through Tuscany. Sounds good right?!
9. Proudest accomplishment in life so far?
Sticking to my guns & doing what I knew would make me happy. It didn't seem like a necessarily smart decision for some for me to go to cosmetology school & not work what people would consider a more traditional idea of a career but I did it anyway & have never regretted it for a second!
10. What is one of the biggest leaps of faith you’ve taken in your life?
This kind of goes back to question number nine. It was a pretty big leap of faith to move from my small hometown to Philadelphia to go to cosmetology school. It was a little scary but believe me has paid off.
11. Biggest pet peeve?
When people act like they know more about hair then I do because "being a hairstylist is so easy." I know I'm not solving world peace or discovering a cure for cancer but I have spent many years honing & refining my craft both through theory & practice. I don't come into your job & tell you how to do it so let me do mine. Yikes... does that sound harsh?! Maybe this stream of consciousness thing wasn't the best idea?!