Re-Enter the Work Force in Style with a Little Help from a Florida Hair Salon

by Rachel Yeomans | October 1st, 2009   

It is a nail-biting experience entering (or reentering) the workforce. You went through all the stress trying to get a job. Now you have one and you are about to walk in on your first day, make impressions on your colleagues, and hope like crazy that you will work in this position, that your boss will like you, that there aren’t creepy guys at the water cooler… . Yes, it’s stressful. And at times you are so distracted by making a strong impression, that you fail to do so in the seemingly most common-sense way: by forgetting to wear a business ensemble that exudes workability and confidence – and most importantly makes you feel good.

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An article in yesterday’s Florida newspaper Suncoast News revealed a local business that is assisting individuals on dealing with the stress of walking into that new job – and doing so in style. On October 11th, Shear Stylin Hair Salon in Tarpon Springs, Florida, will host a girl’s day out event for 30 women who are entering (or reentering) into the workforce, and will give each of them a hairstyle, one or two business ensembles donated by local businesses and Mary Kay make-up tips.

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Salon owner, Linda Gardiner, is working with Connections Job Development, a New Port Richey-based nonprofit agency, for the event, and is charging a $10 fee. A small price to pay to prepare you for that vital first step forward in the working world. Other event participants are coming by the way of St. Petersburg College’s Women on the Way.

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If you are in the Tampa Bay area and wish to look and feel good for that job interview or that first day of work, there are still seven openings for this event. Women who are looking for work or have just started a new job can call Shear Stylin at 727-939-4247. Be prepared to provide your clothing sizes. And before you walk into the workplace, walk into a salon instead for some pampering, some prep work and a lot of fun.

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