Happy Anniversary/Birthday to us!
Guess what guys?? We are ten years old today! We are preteen. Come by the salon today (April 1st, 2015) and every Wednesday in April to celebrate with us! Morgan Ashley wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for you. To celebrate we are calling this year, A Year to Give, and we are wanting to give to you!
So what are we giving you, you might ask?
- All week we are giving 10% of all Bumble and Bumble products. (Get it because we are turning ten.)
- Stop by any Wednesday during April for giveaways or join us from 4pm-7pm for cocktails and hor d’oeuvers.
Its not quite Thursday yet but we do want to do a little throw back to Morgan Ashley through the years. First here is a little story from Morgan herself about how it all began:
“The year I started the salon, 2005, I had had my heart set on doing overseas missions, and not on starting a salon. Or so I thought. Starting Morgan Ashley was definitely one of the most challenging things I had ever done. Starting from the fact that I had no business experience or degree or idea how business worked, I did a lot of things the hard way. Securing a loan, figuring out tax id numbers and such were not really my “thing.” I could be creative and I could take care of orphan babies in other countries, but that was where my experience ran out. Luckily the Lord was super gracious and really awesome he sent many encouraging people to stand by my side and help me along the way.
The first year Morgan Ashley was open I was in the salon alone. Unless an occasional friend or sister came by to chip in and help, I was operating solo. There were so many days when I literally cried out to the Lord and asked Him why here, why not overseas. The answer would always be that it was going to be worth it, and He would receive much glory from it. So I just trusted. Once I let go of what I thought my life would look like, and let the Lord really lead, I really started having fun.
The second year I got my first stylist employee, Alison! We had so much fun and bought each other starbucks and joked and really had a great time getting to know each other. So, for a full year it was just me and Ali. It was fun and simple and not lonely anymore.
The third year was crazy. I hired one receptionist and an additional stylist. Then one night I was at the salon with my awesome husband and we were praying and just asking the Lord to show us if this was still where he wanted us. Basically saying close this place if its not what it needs to be or should be. The very next day I got a phone call from friend who worked at another local salon and asked if she and about 8 other stylists and one manager could come and join me. I was, of course, shocked, but thought it was really cool. With that came the growing pains. Very welcome growing pains.
So these growing pains led us to the new salon space– the current location. This was a huge leap of faith, being that it was three times the size of the old location and about four times more expensive! The Lord was so faithful in this move! We made this move during the recession of 2008. It was very scary, but clientele grew. We all worked so hard to build this location and it was a great move that I felt so blind going into.
Here we are, celebrating 10 years as a salon. I am so humbled at all of the amazing women (and man) I get to work with. I am so honored to learn from each one of them. They inspire me to learn new things and see people and ideas in new ways. What an incredible blessing they are! Also, all of our amazing clients have carried us along. Where would we be without our beautiful clients?! We are excited to celebrate 10 years of being so blessed! Thank you.”
Another way we would like to give through the year of giving, is through supporting our very own Chelsea. Chelsea is one of our shampoo techs and helps keep the salon running smoothly! She has been called to missions and is raising money to go to Haiti for the summer. She needs to raise 3,100, so lets get her there! Ways to help and give:
- Book a scalp massage with Chelsea and all money will go towards her trip. A 10 min massage for $10! Book by calling 205.995.2480
- Donations can be received after appointments at the front desk.
- You can make a donation through her GoFundMe website.
- Morgan Ashley will also be matching Chelsea’s donation for the week!
Also, in loo of the big 10 we are revamping the blog and social media! So be on the look out for inspirational looks, day to day shots, and some behind the scenes photos! There are many exciting things to come starting this Spring, so stay tuned!
Yours in style,