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“You do not have because you do not ask God. 

When you ask, you do not receive…” 

James 4:2b-3a

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I just came home from an amazing weekend in Anaheim, California for the Lilla Rose 2018 convention. It was a sunny, moderate temperatures, breezy. There was plenty of opportunity to enjoy my Lilla Rose friends, food, laughter, and fun. 

Looking at you, May! Bright, full of opportunity, sunny outlook, growth.

Looking at you, May! Bright, full of opportunity, sunny outlook, growth.

Hubby and I had such a great time. 

We got a renewed vision for our family, refreshing time together, and recalibrated goals for my business. 

We even had fun dying our hair a temporary purple. 

We’re always treated like ROYALTY by the Lilla Rose Headquarters. 

It really has been the best business builder choice for me to be a Lilla Rose.


But, it wasn’t all fun and games either! 

There was quite a lot of learning by some direct sales training greats, such as Melanie Moore of Cinchshare (affiliate link), Belinda Ellsworth (Step Into Success), and Lindsay Tomkins, as well as internal Lilla Rose leaders leading breakout sessions. We also got to hear the rebranding, the vision and the direction of Lilla Rose by its founder and inventor of the flexi clip, John Dorsey. 

Great new things are coming to this ten year old company of less than 9000 Stylists! 

New branding logo


One of the things that stood out to me was something that came from Belinda Ellsworth. She said that many people are afraid to ask about the Business opportunity, and if *I* (taking this personally) do not present it to customers at vendor events, meet ups, or pop up Style Ups, what customers might think I’m communicating is that I do not think they can do what I do. 

Oh. my. goodness. That is the furthest thing from the truth! 

But oh so eye opening! 


So.

If I have unintentionally communicated to a customer that I don’t think they can do this business, I am so, so, so sorry! I have no doubt that any one of my friends, family, and customers can do this business at least as well as I can, but probably even better. I do not do hair. Ok, so I do it a little bit. But I’ve seen many of you ladies with hair styles far sweeter than my own! 

What I am really thinking is that I don’t want to be one of *those* direct sellers from many years ago who bothers their friends. 

Recently I listened to a Tip of the Day or training by Brenda Ster here at the Sassy Suite, and she said that most do not actively ask for ladies/men to join our teams or to host a Style Up. 

She’s right. I have not actively asked many at all. 

I know I’ve taken this Bible verse in James a bit out of context, but I’ve been reflecting on it since conference. 

Faithful people ask, do the work related to success, and wait in faith for results. 

Successful people ask. 

And in the meantime, if I don’t actively ask, I’m not communicating a belief in my followers, readers, customers, friends, and that would just break my heart. I would not be offering you a tremendous opportunity. I would not be offering a chance for an income, the relationships I have grown to love, the community that is Lilla Rose. 

I would not be offering the opportunity for you to grow and bloom into a wonderful Rose. 

I’m asking now. 

How would a direct sales business with Lilla Rose benefit your family? Would you like to earn a little extra income for dance or soccer clubs? Do your children need braces? Would this business help you achieve some longer term goals, like taking a vacation or even being debt free?

Would you love a supportive, non competitive community of lovely ladies to help you grow in skills?

Would you love a challenge?

Do you love to meet with friends and serve a greater good and purpose?

How could a Lilla Rose business help your cause and fundraising?

Please come to my business group on Facebook where we can chat. Contact me here through Sassy Direct.

I do really want to help you grow in a business, however that looks for you.

In the meantime, Lilla Rose is offering some amazing new incentives for those enrolling as a new Stylist.

It’s going to be an amazing growth.

I’m asking you. 

PLEASE JOIN ME!

Blessings,

Deb

Five Organizations To Donate Hair

My 13 year old daughter, who we call Missy E on social media, announced to me over the weekend that she thinks she would like to cut her hair and donate it. She donated her hair last when she was about 8 years old. She cried once her hair was actually cut. It ended up much shorter than she realized it would be in her mind’s eye.

Over the last five years, she has allowed it to grow back, and it Is now below her waist.

She has been having it trimmed only a couple of times each year. It is thick enough that even at nine years old, she was breaking elastics and barrettes, and could barely hold her pony tail in her hand. Now that we use Lilla Rose hair accessories, her pony tail is sized for a medium flexi clip, and she can use an extra large to contain a bun, although she prefers hair sticks-even a single one works. She is getting tired of the maintenance, however, and the length of time it takes to keep her hair neat each day. She also thinks she’d like to add bangs to her hair style.

Today we’re looking into the organizations that accept hair donations and seeing what the requirements are for each organization before we decide where we will send it when it is cut later next week. My list is not meant to be exhaustive, and information is taken off each website with a link back to that site. If you decide to donate hair, please do your own research into the background of each organization to determine if the organization is where you want your donation to go.

1. Children With Hair Loss

The mission of this 501c3 organization is “Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss.”

  • From the History section of the website on who the organization serves: “Originally, CWHL’s focus was on children fighting cancer, until we found out that there were a lot of other reasons why children lost hair including Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania and other rare diseases and disorders. To this day, Children With Hair Loss has never charged a child. Currently, we provide a customized human hair replacement and care kit to over 300 children a year!”
  • Everything a child receives is FREE, and recipients are eligible to receive a new hair replacement once a year until age 21!
  • Some of their requirements for hair donation include: “Hair must be a minimum of 8 inches, Clean, Dry, and in a Ponytail or Braid.”
  • Gray hair is accepted, as is chemically treated hair in good condition, however, non-chemically treated hair is preferred.

Children With Hair Loss is a Michigan based organization. Donations can be made to Children With Hair Loss
12776 Dixie Hwy
South Rockwood, MI 48179
734-379-4400

A financial donation for wig assembly is also recommended.

2.Wigs for Kids 

The mission of Wigs for Kids is “Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.””

Who is served:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or younger
  • Experiencing hair loss due to medical reasons including of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and more
  • Referred by a medical professional

Directions and qualification for how to make a hair donation: 

Directions for hair donation are pretty specific from the website: To donate:

  1. Make sure hair is a minimum of 12 inches for proper hair donation length. Pull curly hair straight for a more accurate measurement.
  2. Hair must be clean and dry. Wet hair will mold in shipping and will be thrown away.
  3. Hair cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted. Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.
  4. Tie hair into at least four sections (six are even better) around the head for a more generous donation. Hair that is pulled into one ponytail or braid results in a loss of up to four inches of hair. To do so:
  5. Make a center part
  6. Starting from this center part, part the hair over the top of each ear. This will create four sections of hair
  7. To create four ponytails,
    ~Tie the hair in front of each ear into ponytails, and then tie the hair behind each ear into ponytails.
    ~Make sure each ponytail or braid is tightly secured. Hair that is loosely wrapped tends to become loose when shipped, making it unusable. PLEASE be sure hair is tight and secured with several rubber bands 2-3 inches apart.
    ~Cut hair above rubber band
  8. Wrap ALL ponytails in one (1) piece of tissue paper and seal in a  Ziploc bag.
  9. Mail the hair in a sealed envelope or a small shipping box (special containers or insurance are not necessary)
    A financial donation with hair donation is also recommended/requested.
  10. Wigs for Kids address is in Ohio. It has been serving children for 30+ years.
    Wigs for Kids — Hair Donations,
    24231 Center Ridge Road,
    Westlake, Ohio 44145

3. Wigs 4 Kids:

This is a Michigan based organization, and it has served children in Michigan for 14 years. It is not the same organization as Wigs For Kids. Be sure to research either organization more thoroughly if you have concerns about where you are sending your hair and/or who it will be serving.

Their vision is to “Our vision has lead us to become a leading Wellness Center in Michigan where families of children diagnosed with short-or-long term hair loss can receive help at no charge, while also providing allied health services, educational and professional guidance. Through these efforts, Wigs 4 Kids is committed to improve a child’s quality of life by helping them deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment.

Who is serviced: “Wigs 4 Kids services children throughout Michigan between the ages of 3 through 18 at no cost to them or their families. The majority of the kids we serve have cancer, although we assist children with other forms of hair loss. “

How to donate:
We accept 10” minimum hair length (from scalp to end), however longer lengths are appreciated. We will also take 7-9 inches to make a boy’s wig or a short wig for a girl.

  1. Hair needs to be clean, and thoroughly dry. Please bundle hair in a ponytail or braid before having it cut. After securing the hair, have it cut 1 inch ABOVE the rubber band to keep the strands bundled together – this is inclusive of the 10 inches. Once it has been cut please place in a plastic bag such as a Ziploc.
  2. Layered hair is acceptable and may be divided into multiple ponytails and then cut.
  3. Hair may not be colored, chemically treated (if unsure, ask your stylist), or more than 10% gray.
  4. You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10”.
  5. Wigs 4 Kids accepts hair from all ages and all countries.
  6. Hair that was cut years ago or swept off the floor is not usable.
  7. Wigs 4 Kids does accept new human or synthetic wigs and extensions.
  8. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone may cut your hair as long as the above guidelines are followed.
  9. Go Green Salon, located inside Wigs 4 Kids, offers a consultation, haircut & style for a fee to those wishing to donate their hair. 50% of the proceeds from the fee goes back to Wigs 4 Kids. For more information, call 586-772-6656.
  10. Please complete a hair donation form to send in with your hair to
    Wigs 4 Kids
    ,  30126 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082. We always appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge our hair donors. The form can be included at the same time you send the hair.

4. Pantene:

  1. Pantene has partnered with American Cancer Society. It services women battling with cancer.
  2. Pantene has a minimum for 8 inches of hair donates, 5% GRAY, AND NO use of chemicals, bleaches or dyes may be used on hair.
  3. You can help either by providing 8 inches of hair or donate $8.
  4. Pantene Beautiful Lengths
    Attn: 192-123
    806 SE 18th Ave.
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744

5. Locks of Love: Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Most children have alopecia areata. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge.

Guidelines For Acceptable Donations
  1. Hair that is colored (Unless bleached first) or permed is acceptable.
  2. Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  3. Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  4. Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  5. Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  6. We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  7. Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
  8. Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  9. Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  10. 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
  11. Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and gray hair are sold to offset the manufacturing costs.

How to get involved or where to send a hair donation:
Locks of Love, 234 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701


Have you or a loved one ever donated hair?

If so, where did you donate?

Tell me in the comments! 

Blessings this chilly April week!

Deb

This post is also featured on my Sassy Direct listing. 

Here is my latest Lilla Rose customer newsletter! Go here to interact with it. Be sure to come join my customer group if you do not already have a Lilla Rose Stylist!

St. Patrick’s Day Green

I’m not Irish, and I am not Catholic. Over the years I’ve not quite understood St. Patrick’s Day, the green significance, clovers, luck, and leprechauns. Today, I did a quick little research.

  • St. Patrick was a missionary and patron saint of Ireland.

  • He used Irish symbols and rituals to teach Christianity to the Irish, especially Celtic symbols. He is said to have created the Celtic cross.

  • Today, in the United States, St. Patrick’s day celebrations have to do with Irish American strength and commitment to their heritage, especially as ancestors immigrated to the United States.

  • St. Patrick used the clover to teach the concept of the Trinity.

  • Rainbows, pots of gold, and leprechauns were part of Irish mythology fables and stories.

  • Green, the color on the Irish flag, has been the traditional color of Irish nationalism since the 17th century.

  • Emerald Isle is a name used when referring to Ireland because of its lush greenery and countryside.

  • Green is often the color that symbolizes new life, birth, money, wealth, and health.

Sources:

How are you going to coordinate your St. Patrick’s Day wardrobe and your hair accessories!?

Lilla Rose has quite a few Celtic styles in leather, braided leather, leather like Celtic knot or Celtic heart, Celtic knots in several metal finish choices and one with wood beads, a Celtic cross, and Trinitee. There are green options like Emerald Joy in a flexi clip, upins, bobby pins, hair sticks, and a hair band.

The new Flexi of the Month shown in the video, Cliono, will be released on March 1, 2018.

Come check out my website to see all the choices, as there are more from the sampling below, available beginning March 1, 2018, and some in Limited availability. Come join my Facebook page or customer group for more sneak peak previews, the latest on the customer specials, or upcoming sales!

Need some extra green? 

Come over to my Builders group to learn more about this two week opportunity special. It ends on March 14th. 


Later this week, after working with me at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo here in Kalamazoo, my two youngest daughters have the privilege of attending a Daddy-Daughter Dance with their Daddy.

The girls plan to wear the dresses they wore to their brother’s wedding last July with their silver sparkly shoes, and sparkly jewelry.

Today my oldest daughter, who is 16 years old and loves to experiment with hairstyles, tried a new one on her middle sister who has thick, waist length hair. We’re calling it a Dutch Braid Crown Bun. It is secured with Lilla Rose “naked” bobby pins (they are call Lux on the website.) On Saturday, the girls intend to use decorated bobby pins to decorate the bun, and show off the weave in the center of the bun where it is woven.

Lady L will actually be demonstrating how she did this at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo on Saturday around 3 pm. Depending on how busy we are, maybe we will make a video of her doing it.

Sssh. Don’t tell her. She hates being Live on video.

Which bobby pins on the Lilla Rose website do you think Missy E should place in her hair?


Have a great week!

Until then,

Blessings, 
Deb

This post has been cross posted with and can be found on Sassy Direct.