First of all,
THANK YOU Wella Malaysia for sponsoring hair coloring seminar to my social project… At first it was just a thought , a thought to partner with Wella Malaysia to provide hairdressing education to DignityForChildren Foundation.. And today , it’s really happening. Thank God for open doors that I can diverse my training for the students .
This training actually inspire most of them to see a different perspective of a proffesional hairdresser. Today they’ve learnt so much even though it’s just about the basic of hair coloring. Today they covered the subject on hair structure, color coding system , depth of color and coloring mixture.
The lecturer from Wella, Mr Chua… has been working with Wella more than 20years…a humble guy and expert in this trade of hairdressing . It always feels great to gather fellow peers in this industry to capture the same vision with me.. At the end, all of us can do small little things that can bring a big difference .
It was a full day of class from 10am to 3:30pm… Mr Chua first taught the students on the structure of hair and the science behind hair coloring. It was an interactive session and all the students are very active in asking questions. Mr Chua is very impressed and admire these students’ attitude and passion in learning.
One more thing that I’m really grateful – One of my client who flew back from UK for holiday and get to know what I’m doing , decided to bless an amount of money which blessed lunch for everyone today…
After lunch , some of the students went to a corner in that training center that’s full of magazines… They’re so excited as all the magazines were fashion and hair magazines. They spent quite awhile browsing it…It was later I realized that it was all out dated magazines where Wella Malaysia is in the midst of disposing or give it to the recycle company. Mr Chua decided to ask if they would like to have it because they’re trying to dispose it anyway…some of the students were so happy as if they found gold…
To them, they get to see and inspired by all the beautiful pics of hair and styles of fashion….reminded of how I started this career 12years ago…..simply because, I just love hair…
As i journey in this project more, I’m learning more each day. Seeing the joy of their face when they were given this magazines reminded me of how simple things can actually bring joy into our life… Sometimes, we over look many things and forgotten simple joy in small little things. All we have to do , is to reignite that childlike spirit within us… and enjoy !
Towards the end of the day, all of them were also trained to wash and style hair. It was so funny to see their reaction as they first hands on doing shampooing on model..
The students begin to feel what it feels like to work in an actual salon. I believe this experience will enhance their passion more .. It tells through their face expression
There’ll be another training up in couple of weeks time. This time will be more of a practical lesson where they will do actual hair coloring on real people , real hair 🙂
time to go home…..
3:40pm head back to Dignity For Children school in Sentul…..
meanwhile in the van,
at first all still awake…..
After 10 min ride home …..
It was definitely a fun and tiring day for all of them.. But I guess, it’s worth it. Im really blessed to see these students enjoyed the lessons and be able to help them see again, that they can make a living out of this passion …. and ultimately, break free from the “underprivileged” mindset….
spoke to some of the students personally…there’s actually so many struggles that these students is facing…there’s only so much that I can do ..
To give them a hope, to help them to see a future, that is my greatest joy. I believe in transforming their lives through a pair of scissor. I hope that I can gather more like minded hairdresser to join me in this “movement” …to make a difference through a pair of scissor…
before I end this post,
Wanna share about this few weeks ago but got too busy… something touches my heart deeply few weeks ago.i saw one of my student’s drawing that she drew secretly..
One of my student , Juno..drew this .
It was written on top “ambition” and a drawing of herself with some hairdressing tools and ended with “hairdresser” at the bottom… I’m glad that this project sow a seed of hope in to one soul. Thank GOD for inspiring Juno to be a professional hairdresser one day..She’s able to see her future as a hairdresser. And each day of training, she’s one step closer ….
Afterall, if you can’t change the world.. Why not change someone’s world.