The salon has two very special, very huge events every year: our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (which we’ve done every May 5 for four years) and our Fall Festival (which we did yesterday for the 2nd time). These events are huge: did I mention that? On Cinco de Mayo, we have all nail technicians working: they are doing services (mainly Margarita Pedicures) all day long. The Fall Festival is more of an Open House to spotlight our new holiday retail, and we have a couple of vendors come, too. This year, we had a Jane Iredale cosmetics rep, a dermatologist, a Taste of Home Entertaining rep, a jewelry designer, and a lady who sold purses.

My boss and I put in countless hours planning, designing, marketing, purchasing, arranging, etc. to make a nice party for our clients, and obviously to make money for the salon. It is draining, to say the least. To give you an idea of the metamorphosis the salon goes through, let me show you what the salon normally looks like:

Now let me show you a couple of photos from yesterday.

That space was jam-packed with people for four hours straight. I love these events for many reasons, but love when they’re over just as much!