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Freshair Boutique

New Year, New You?

Welcome back! We've started a New Year and we want to know how you feel! There always seems to be so much pressure when a New Year starts. What types of resolutions do you make? Do you make any at all?

Some say starting the year off with high expectations or too many resolutions is setting yourself for failure or disappointment, which is a little depressing I guess. What if we make one goal. Let's ask our stylists for some inspo!

What are some of our New Year Resolutions.

Kitty: “1. More meditation 2. More self care/down time 3. Learning to say no and not feel guilty.”

Olivia: “Don’t do resolutions. If you want to change something, start now! As soon as you’re putting it off, you’re making your first excuse.”

Leah: “Start an Etsy shop!”

Niasha: “Money management! Consolidate, budget, save, invest.”

Kiah: “Sit down with Olivia so that she can show me how to properly budget and not spend all of my money on clothes.”

Danika: “Taking better care of myself, even if it feels selfish :)”

Chelsea: “Focus on self-improvement/self-care. Make monthly goals and limit technology use - live in the moment!”

Praise: “New Years are like brand new days - a chance to be better than you were the day/year before. That being said, we shouldn’t wait for the New Year to improve. Strive daily!”

Well, there you have it. Some ideas, or some advice* (*Olivia). Just don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re human, you’re great & you’ve already accomplished so much!

We are excited to be back open after some wonderful holidays. See you at the salon soon!


sweatpants and vanity...


Well today was my first day back to the gym after the birth of my second child...shout out to @coachbeaks at MPS!  Anyways, I've been dreading this day for the whole nine months I was pregnant.  I gained an impossible amount of weight and knew the dawning of this day was only a matter of time.

Last week I went to sev in some rough-looking sweatpants and my grade twelve hoodie.  It was crazy cause I thought to myself, "self, should I be going out in public like this?" I answered yes and went.  Can I just tell you that some young man (god bless him) commented on how pretty I was?  I couldn't believe it?! I looked like a hot mess and I still garnered some positive attention.  It's too easy to just slack off and think that things are just fine the way they are even if we know we have pregnancy pounds to lose.  It would have been nothing for me to just take the compliment and accept my squishy physique. I know I don't look horrible, but I know even more that at the weight I am, I don't feel healthy.  I am prepared to go the distance no matter how hard it's going be.  Why is complacency accepted when it comes to making decisions about how we look?  How many times have you heard or told someone, "you're not that big, or that hair color isn't too bad."  Why do we  want the people we care about, or even ourselves to just settle?  It isn't being vain, it's caring. Unfortunately most times, folks will label it vanity.

Wanting to make a standing appointment for your hair cut so you never look dishevelled, or applying a little blush even if you are going to sev in paint stained sweatpants isn't a display of vanity but  a display of caring about your appearance.  Looks aren't the most important things in the world but  your appearance does make a huge impact on how others see you and how you carry yourself. Don't get complacent about where you are in life and don't just accept the way you treat yourself. Spend a little extra time on your lid in the morning or go to the gym a few times a week.

We can't always look perfect on the outside but on the inside we should always strive to care about ourselves. If even in sweatpants (not the lululemon type either. Picture paint stained and almost see through. Man, what was I thinking..) I can get a nice complement then maybe I looked alright?  I do know that I felt great in my sweatpants and maybe that was all it was...