Entries by Wendy

The Beauty of Gretchen

The first Shak Gal that I met – or rather, that introduced herself to me – was Gretchen. Gretchen is a stylist, and she has been making our clients at Sizzor Shak gorgeous for over 10 years. So in the “hierarchy” of salon life, she ranks a couple of levels higher than a new girl […]

True Beauty

Is it possible that God has called me to be a receptionist in a hair salon? People of faith talk a lot about God “calling” them to a career. My husband is in ministry, and he felt this call on his life back when he was in college. To be honest, I have always felt […]

A Move & A Need

Let’s begin at the beginning. My husband, Erik, was relocated with his job in the summer of 2007. We moved into our new home in August and sent our three boys off to their new school 10 days later. I spent the next couple months unpacking, trying to find my way around this new town, […]

Spring Is In Session

Spring is here!!! Two weeks ago it was snowing and sleeting … and today the sun is out, the temperature is warm, and the dogwoods are in bloom. I love the unpredictability of this season! Of course, I might be one of the few that doesn’t mind an unexpected snowfall. Some have teased me about […]

Snow Day

I have been a St Louis girl all my life.  Born and bred in the Midwest, of strong German stock.  And I can attest to the truth in the saying, “If you don’t like the weather in St Louis, just wait five minutes.”  Our temperature patterns and weather conditions can do extreme fluctuations in a […]

Cheers! Everyone Knows Your Name!

Remember the TV sitcom Cheers? The show takes place in a historical tavern in Boston. It is lauded as the place where you want to go, because everybody knows your name and they are always glad you came. As corny as it sounds, this is how I feel about the place where I work. I […]

Mistaken Identity

The Weber family started Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa 35 years ago. I have been working at the Shak for over three years now, and the fun, family vibe is one of the reasons that this salon is such a amazing place to work. My job as a receptionist plops me right between two […]

Great Ideas Start With Your First Sip of Coffee

Getting up in the morning, starting the coffeemaker, making kids lunches, feeding the two noisy cats and the one whining dog – finally, the coffee was ready to drink and it tasted terrible. But of course I drank it. Caffeine is as necessary to me as my contact lenses – I simply can’t see without […]