How are those resolutions coming along? If you're like most North Americans then you're well on your way to forgetting what you even decided to change for yourself (only 8% of people who make resolutions keep them!). 53% of Americans who participated in a resolutions study cited earning more money as a top decision for 2018, with 45% sticking to the tried and true lose weight and get in-shape choice. 92% of those participants will fail. To be fair, those are lofty and many tiered goals. Losing weight requires changed eating habits, potentially changed sleeping habits, and investing in a new activity such as a gym membership or fitness classes. That's a lot of change. It can be overwhelming! I'd like to present a very practical and very meaningful guide for positive change that’ll keep you going in 2018. Go paperless! This is a step in the right direction for reducing waste and becoming a more aware and sustainable resolver. On average, households receive 69 lbs of junk mail each year. That's just the junk mail! Go paperless in your billing. Have receipts, bills and statements emailed to you. 24 trees go into making a ton of uncoated, non-recycled printing paper (a pallet of #20 copier paper comprising of 40 cartons weighs a ton). More than 5 trees are cut down for every ton of coated, high-end, magazine-quality virgin paper. Low-end magazine quality paper claims 8 trees per ton. Let’s opt for digital magazines and audio books. The world consumption for paper has actually gone up 400% in the last 40 years! Can you believe it?! 4 billion trees (about 35%) are cut down every year. In terms of per person use, it's around 749 lbs of paper per year. To go paperless in billing, statements takes 10-30 minutes, a one-time [...]
Have you always wanted to be a hairstylist? “No...it was always a sort of hobby, but it took me a long time to realize this is what I was meant to do. [Before becoming a stylist] I went to university for 3 years studying Psychology then traveled for 3 years abroad.” If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? "Peru, I’ve always wanted to climb Machu Picchu.” Favorite place you have travelled to? “This is a really hard question because I’ve traveled to a lot of different places and have had a lot of VERY different and amazing experiences, but I’d say Dubai on a desert safari.” What do you love most about your job? “The diversity of it...every day is different, different people, different personal styles.” What do you look most forward to in your career? “Doing creative colours and competing in hair/makeup. I like challenging myself.” Why do you do what you do? “Simply because I love it! I love being surrounded by creative people and meeting and making people feel beautiful!” Favorite thing to do outside of work? “Go hiking with my hubby and dogs!” Favorite quote: “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” -Nelson Mandela 3 words that best describe your personal culture/outlook? “Humble, creative, ambitious.” More about Kristin Visit Kristin's service menu.