I love the evolution of an idea. For my husband and I, the thought was born the morning after our engagement.
"Let's get married in October," he said to me.
I could not quite answer him immediately, because October was only six months away, and every girl knows that a wedding involves a slew of details that seems to far exceed the time limit of a half-year.
The source of his opinion on a short engagement was something we both knew we always wanted to do: Travel. When that became apparent, I was immediately on board (whether it be plane, ship, car, or anything!) Trevor and I had already created lifestyles of lucrative careers and flexibility (taking off as much as a month at a time to road-trip, travel, and discover), but we had not yet committed to something more long-term and even more foreign.
So, the idea had been seeded, and then it began to grow. My loyalty to my clients, passion for my art, and worry of logistics were a few of my personal speed bumps along the way. It seemed that most of my girls were super supportive and excited for me and my future husband, but the one thing that weighed heavy on me was abandoning the business that I was so proud of.
I dug deeper to come up with a solution to evolve my brand but still remain relevant, and after playing with a number of strange ideas I finally landed on one: Beauty Across the Map, or BAM. My initials remained the same after marriage, and even better than that, they could be an acronym consistent with my biggest passions...
And so, 2017 will be a year of transition for my hair business.
It will be the year where beauty will become a true, kindred spirit, unearthing secrets from far-out places.
And, of course, it will be a year where I truly let my hair down and not settle down...
Please follow my adventures as I bring Beauty Across the Map to you. -XOX BAM