Hair, Healing & Happiness

by Jaclyn Smith in London, Greater London, England

£1,245

raised of £9,000 target

22

supporters
14% 50 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 2nd 2019 at 9:09am

It is my mission to create a Good Energy Salon in London that will bring some much needed Love and Nurturance to a fast paced modern world

by Jaclyn Smith in London, Greater London, England

Everyone deserves some kind of loving attention to feel nurtured and listened to. There is a real lack of gentle compassion within the modern rat-race, and we could all do with slowing down. It is my mission to bring some love and nurturance to the modern world via the Hair and Beauty industry, and this is how I propose to do it. 

The Story So Far....

I have been a hairdresser for almost 20 years. I love my job because I LOVE to help people to FEEL GOOD... as well as look good. Being an ambitious person I have climbed to great heights in the hair industry, working in high end Mayfair and Knightsbridge salons, as well as being an ambassador and educator for L'Oreal on many occasions. Having built a good relationship with this giant brand, I believe that my approach to hairdressing can inspire a more ethical and conscious direction, especially where there is already an increasing demand for more organic products and vegan ranges.

How Life Changed...

In 2012 I embarked on what can only be described as a spiritual awakening and healing journey. Regularly meditating and attending courses relating to the energy body has helped me to clear through my own past trauma bringing me into a well grounded place for my clients. I am now qualified as a Channeled Healer and have been studying Astrology and Ancient Celtic Tree Lore, giving me a deeper understanding of subtle energy. Becoming present in the moment has allowed my creativity and compassion to really blossom. It's from this calm centred space I am now able to provide guidance and healing for my clients, although, a safe and energectically clean space is essential for this kind of practice. 


The Evolved Hairdresser...

It is well known that a trusted hairdresser is often like a counsellor and if I had a pound for every time someone left the salon chair saying "thanks for the counselling session!" I might not need to crowdfund! Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week, and thats just the ones talking about it.

Everyone deserves some kind of loving attention where they feel nurtured and listened to. My vision is to create a safe space within the stressful City of London for people to come and receive love. It would be a calm oasis where I would provide a multitude of cleansing and healing techniques as well as a damn good colour and haircut! The environment would be energetically clean with crystals, divination cards, bespoke herbal teas, and a menu of grounding footbaths. Aroma and sound will be used to create loving and calming vibrations within the space. Depending on what the individual needs during the appointment, I can also provide Tarot readings, astrological guidance and healing. I would like every guest to leave feeling inspired and rejuvenated, knowing they have pampered their body and their soul. 

I consider myself to be a sort of modern day Soothsayer.

Making it Happen...

I am currently based in a newly established Chelsea Salon and I also work and teach for a few days in Petworth, Sussex. Earlier this year I posted my idea of a holistic haircut on Facebook and got a fantastic response, two women from Switzerland even flew to London for an appointment! The room within the Chelsea salon was too small to provide a comfortable service, so my project got put on hold.  

The money I raise would help me to rent a room of adequate size within an already existing salon and kit it out with all I need, or even take on a small salon of my own depending on how many of you believe in my project! I feel really confident that this service will be greatly received in an age that is in desperate need of a BIG dose of LOVE. 

The Future...

As a passionate teacher of my craft, I would eventually like to create a training program to bring about a new generation of compassionate hairdressers. Hairdressing in my opinion is a great profession, but can be disregarded sometimes as a good career choice. I was earning big money as a Mayfair colourist and the truth is, Hairdressing really is 'Recession Proof'. Once I have a space that is big enough, I would also like to offer free morning meditation drop-ins to get the London worker into a good headspace for the day and offer an affordable place to hire for groups/talks helping create community within a sometimes lonely city. 

How can you help?...

You can simply donate to help build my dream, or choose from the extensive list or rewards I have on offer. 

Or...

Another way to help would be to share my crowdfunding page with your friends, family and collegues to really get the word out there. All help would be most appreciated and may Good Karma be bestowed upon you!

Thank you for taking the time to read all about my ideas. I hope to hear from you soon! Blessed Be. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Mini Tarot Reading

For this reading I would require a recent photo of yourself plus your name. I would then send your a short video containing your 7 card Tarot spread. The 7 cards correspond to the 7 Elder Planets and will give you some insight into your inner world, business/study, relationships, goals and ambitions. They can also tell your what might be a struggle, what will be an expansion and where you might need to be more disciplined.

£5 or more

Good Karma!

For your kindness you will recieve a Thank You video from me and a Big dose of good Karma!

£10 or more

Shout Out!

In addition to the enormous amount of Good Karma and a thank you video from me, you will receive a mention on my website 'Believe in Your Dreams' page.

£15 or more

Mini Astrology Reading

For this reading I would need to know your Time, date and place of birth. You would then recieve a copy of your unique Astrological birth chart and a personal video from me explaining more about your sun, moon and rising sign.

£20 or more

1 of 20 claimed

2 Hand Painted Pine Cone Decorations

This set of 2 hand painted Pine Cones are a perfect addition to the Christmas Tree and come with lots of Good Karma!

£20 or more

0 of 35 claimed

Ogham Tree Earrings

Magically charged with the energy of the tree spirit, these earrings make great gifts for yourself or others! All Jewellery pieces come with a desciption of their energy and power. See main page for images.

£25 or more

1 of 21 claimed

Ogham Tree Pendant

Magically charged with the energy of the tree spirit, these pendants make great gifts for any gender! All Jewellery pieces come with a desciption of their energy and power. See main page for images.

£25 or more

0 of 40 claimed

Candle Spell and Crystal Gift

Charged full of energy and enscribed with Astrological Glyphs, Runes and Numerology these Candle Spells come with a corresponding Crystal and instructions for releasing the Magic! See main page for images.

£30 or more

Astrological Birth Chart Reading

1 Hour online Astrological Birthchart and Divination Reading. This is a great way to get a better understanding of your personality, and we can look for guidance so always good to come with questions. I would require the date, time and place of birth for the Astrological reading. Once purchased I will contact you for details and to arrange a good time to talk.

£50 or more

Holistic Hair Experience For Short Style

Why not treat yourself or a loved one to some healing in the Hair Chair. Short hair is not just for men, so I will not be specifiying my appointments by gender. I'm hoping to have the perfect space to provide this service by April 2019... So long as the donations keep coming in! This treatment would normally cost £90 for 60min Pampering. Be one of the first to experience the magic.

£75 or more

Holistic Hair Experience for Longer Hair

Longer hair is anything below the jaw. Its not only women who have long hair, so that is why my appointments will not be gender specified. Why not treat yourself or a loved one to some healing in the Hair Chair. I'm hoping to have a space to provide this service by April 2019... So long as the donations keep coming in! This treatment would normally cost £130 for 90min Pampering. Be one of the first to experience the magic.

£100 or more

Mystical Discount Card

Recieve 10% off all services for 1 year! Starting as soon as my space opens it's doors. With the mystical discount card you will be kept in the loop with all astrological updates and recieve 2 free tarot spreads available for you to book throughout the year.

£250 or more

Crystalline Discount Card

Recieve 20% off all services for 1 year! Starting as soon as my space opens its doors. With the Crystalline Discount Card you will be kept in the loop with all astrological updates and recieve 2 free tarot spreads available for you to book throughout the year.

£500 or more

Advanced Hair

Why not help get this project started by paying for your hair cuts in advance? This offer would entitle you to 6 Holistic Hair appointments to use at your own pace throughout the year. Bargain Central!! You would also recieve all the benefits of the Mystical Discount card too.

£1,000 or more

1 Year of Love and Magic

For this generous donation you will recieve haircuts and styling (one appointment a month) for a year. Starting as soon as my space opens its doors. You will also be entitled to 2 free astrology readings and all the benefits of the Mystical Discount card.

£15,000 or more

Hair Love For 10 Years!

Pledging this amount will really help me to get this project started and in return you will be entitled to a hair appointment a month for the next 10 years! Hair colour will also be included in this deal, but to prevent me from going bankrupt before I even get started, I would be limiting tint appointments to 6 a year and hilights to 3 a year. This is a great way to commit to self care and will really help lay good foundations for this project.


Let's make 'Hair, Healing & Happiness' happen