John C. Maxwell
His skill was that of an architect, his blow drys impeccable mirrors of shine. His demeanor by the chair. He elevated our profession to that of a doctor. And to learn that I was willing to surrender all of who I was for what I could become. Was it painful? YES. Was it worth it? Every grueling minute of it. In the end I was his best product, I did not know I was his first trainee. He trained me like they do in Europe-- no mercy, no pain, no glory. He had been trained by Vidal Sasson him self. I had been under mom's loving tutelage, after I saw his first hair cut, I never looked back. I went on to train in London, Spain, NY, & Miami. I have strived to master all there is to know in this craft. I have worked on New York Fashion Week, TV, movies, music videos, celebrities..etc. Yet-- I feel like that first day of training-- in fact I have been groomed to feel that I'm only just starting out, and a blister reminds me that I've done a good job today.