It's the process. It's the heart. It's the soul of every action you take that makes the difference in life.
Photographer Erin Leydon @erinleydon
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MR: “…the things that make a difference are not actually what you do but why you do them…” How does this concept play into your life and work? SR: Especially in New York City, the result is what people tend to focus on. But I find that if the work put in has no meaning, neither does the result. The younger generations seem to know this instinctively these days. Your “why”, or the reason you do something, should be the most important. It's the process. It's the heart. It's the soul of every action you take that makes the difference in life. So how does that relate to my job? I feel that great hair makes people feel good. It let's people feel whole and confident. It let's people feel good about themselves and feel confident in loving in their why. My job is to make you look your best, so that the outside matches the inside. Good haircuts are cuts that accentuate the features you love about yourself. Is it your lips, eyes, cheekbones? Is it something super structured like your everyday life? Does it have texture and movement like your weekends? Does it remind you of your mom in the 70s? It’s whatever you want to feel. It's
creating energy. Everything flows from outside to inside and out again. There is a reason people say they don't feel like themselves when they get a bad cut or color. Think about it. Your image is what people see and decide if they want to know your “why.” For me, my “why” is to be of service to others. Together we make the world go round, especially in this political climate. I want everyone to express themselves passionately. To be able to do that and accept others doing it will bring us closer together as a species. Everyone has worth. Everyone has a why. I want to help them get there. ■ For more information, visit wonderlandbeautyparlor.com LE FA I R MA G A Z I NE | 1 1 3