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Why My Creative Brain Is So Full This Week

So here I am in the middle of the busiest week of my year. I don’t bring my work onto my blog, this is my little place, and for me keeping it separate works. I love my job, it is so rewarding and creative. It inspires me daily, my students inspire me daily.

michael-barnes-up-for-avant-garde-hairdresser-of-the-yearBut this week? This week it has drained my brain of every little bit of creativity it has crammed in it. And trust me this creative brain is space filled with solutions to problems, ways of making weird and wonderful creations out of hair, and I don’t mean a beautiful hairstyle.

I mean an avant garde interpretation of the grand carnival Venice, an Egyptian goddess or even aliens, I work as part of a very creative team, alongside our incredibly creative and talented students.

It is the most important day of the year for our students, it is our annual hair competition, months of work come to fruition today.

imagesWe listen to ambitious, creative design ideas and offer suggestions to make these visions happen. We work alongside our students, figuring out the engineering behind these weird and wonderful themes.

Supporting students through the stress and excitement of the creative process. Helping them realise their dreams and make their images a reality. I have used examples of the work they aspire to create, I can’t share their work because of safeguarding. But trust me they do us proud every year, create masterpieces out of hair worthy of space in a beautiful magazine.


Usually I am great a multi tasking, maintaining my little blog, being a wife, mum and fulfilling my role as tutor and mentor. But today, today is different. As I sat down to write this is all that is in my brain; is the music right, have I sorted all the backgrounds, what if a model lets a student down, how will they cope with the stress. Will it all come together.

It is all buzzing and swooping excitedly around my head like cartoon birds, not letting any other thoughts flow. I wish all of our amazing students the best of luck, you will create great things, make us so very proud. Enjoy today, you will possibly never experience such a crazy day like this again, although I do so hope you  feel this pride in your work each and every day of your career.

And tomorrow, I can have my creativity and brain space back to use as I like.

But until then good luck you are amazing. x



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    • SarahJChristie
      14th May 2015 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you, yes I love hair and looks like this so exciting to create x

  1. 16th May 2015 / 9:26 pm

    I have two friends that had to do some mental creative out the box thinking stuff but these are amazing. Hope it’s all going well lovely and we look forward to having back in the blog seat. Xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      16th May 2015 / 9:28 pm

      Aww thanks Kat, its so amazing to be part of but so draining in a good way xx

  2. 16th May 2015 / 9:47 pm

    What an amazing week it must be Sarah and so worthwhile.

  3. 16th May 2015 / 11:37 pm

    wow these hair styes are amazing they are just defying gravity, love it you must be a fab teacher ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

    • SarahJChristie
      17th May 2015 / 9:33 am

      ah thanks Amy, yes they do its hurts my brain helping to engineer them sometimes xx

  4. 19th May 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Wow Sarah so creative and amazing, must be wonderful to be a part of and see the students achieve so much! Hope your brain gets a little rest and recharge ready for this week again ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • SarahJChristie
      19th May 2015 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks Jess, I feel like I am getting my brain space now, the show involves so much that it literally mashes my mind for the week, but I do love it every year xx

  5. 21st May 2015 / 3:41 pm

    They are so amazing, it really makes you think about the creativity and engineering that must go into them!! No wonder you are busy but we’ll be glad to have your creative mind back to blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • SarahJChristie
      21st May 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks Hayley, I know they are so mazing aren’t they and the amazing thing is my students create work to the same level which makes me so proud of them, x

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