My name is Ant, I’m a barber. (If you don’t know who that is, check out this post on the best barbershops in New York City.)
The thing is, I’m not a super-talented wig-maker. I used to be a hairstylist, but after the birth of my daughter and my wife becoming highly involved in her career, I decided to take on a new job – and to make ends meet by getting into hair styling at a hair salon.
I had no idea what kind of work I was going to do. My wife had never worked at a salon before and we hadn’t been to one for years. So when she told me that we were going to an Aveda salon in New Jersey for four hours of work each day – with no training or preparation – it was just as much an adventure as it was a step up in my career path.
I think the experience played a big part in how well we came out of it. When you have someone who has never worked at your job before, you have to take them on as they are (which means they need some training or preparation). But when someone has been doing that job for years, there are probably thousands of other things they can do with their time that you cannot do with your own – like researching products and reading about trends in the industry. It may also be more convenient for you than investing time and money into training; after all, if you have a lot of people who are already doing what you want them to do then training alone isn’t worth very much money (especially if there aren’t any other resources available).
So rather than trying to train someone, we try to hire people who are already good at what we want them to do. In fact our whole business model is based around hiring people who already know their stuff and have decided that now is the time for them to move up from being just another customer or client into being an employee/partner/customer-turned-freelancer/independent contractor/whatever else they are meant to be doing right now.
One thing we really like about this model is that it gives us freedom: after all, if each person who joins us has made the decision themselves that now is the right time for them then there really isn’t anyone else around whom they can go “I need help! The
2. video of me opening my haul
I never thought I’d be spending $1000 on stuff I buy. This is a huge haul and it’s been a long time since I’ve had this much stuff in my closet. But, the more you spend, the more you keep. And the more you keep, the more interesting things you can do with them.
It’s like driving a car: if you can afford to buy a car and drive it for a year or two, then buying an entire car is an okay idea. But if you have to buy a car every year because it breaks down frequently or isn’t as good as what you were planning on buying, then maybe all that cash isn’t worth it — especially when the car is really fun to drive and gives lots of fun (and cheap) additional benefits (like snow tires).
3. list of what i got
This is a post about what I got from 1000 Dollar Sephora haul. I’m not buying it all myself, because I’m cheap. But I’m documenting the process for anyone else more impatient.
These are the products that I bought in the 1000 Dollar Sephora Haul on November 10th, 2014. Everything is still in a box somewhere and most of it is still wrapped in plastic. Not much has changed since then (except my hair feels better), but here are the products I bought:
– NARS eyeshadow palette – $9 (and two of them were a gift)
– Too Faced chocolate mint lip balms – $8 each (which only cost me $20)
– MAC lipstick in Rosy Glow -$10 (and some other stuff)
– Makeup Forever liquid lipstick -$1.50 (for mascara and eyeliner that used to be there but weren’t in the haul)
– MAC blush -$5 (for blush that used to be there but wasn’t in the haul)
– NARS lipgloss -$9 (for eyeshadow palette which was originally $30, and also 2 of them were a gift)
I also got some other things from Sephora like: 1- Erase Me concealer 1- Marc Jacobs mascara 2- Urban Decay foundation 3- Urban Decay Naked 3 palette 4- Tarte’s Baked Blushes 5- Lorac 6- Smashbox CC cream 7- Benefit Cosmetics Primer 8 – Benefit Cosmetics Just One More Lipstick 9 – Origins Bath & Body Works products 10 – Too Faced Chocolate mint lip balms 11 – L’Oréal Paris Iluminator 12 -Boots Love Your Hairstyle collection 13 -Boots Beautycounter Ready To Go kits 14 -BH Cosmetics Perfecting Perfection 15 -BH Cosmetics Ultimate Curl Mousse 16 -Face Shop serum 17 -Lancome Sensual Basics Pro 18 -Lancome Sensual Basics Original 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97
4. price breakdown
Looking for 1000 dollar sephora haul?
I just set out on the $1000 sephora haul and I’m taking a look at the most expensive products I found (I hope it isn’t too bad). Amongst the more popular, I’ve been looking at:
1. Myskle Intensive Serum – 300ml (dollars)
2. Kiehl’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil – 1oz (dollars)
3. Tatcha Luminizing Creme – 4oz (dollars)
4. Garnier Skin Active Cream – 8oz (dollars)
5. Teqel Tinted Honey Serum – 30ml (dollars)
I recently got an email from a client asking if I could stop by her shop to take a look at some of the products they had. They didn’t have much in the way of inventory, so I thought that was a great opportunity to learn more about the company and their product. In the end, it turned out our meeting went beyond its original purpose — but we were able to make some great stuff for them!
She has nothing in stock at all, so I couldn’t see what she had going on or how she was doing with sales. Most of her products are $200 or less and most of her sales come from online. But I did get an idea about how she was growing — and how to do it better!