Hey guys. I just created a fan…

Hey guys. I just created a fan page on facebook and become my fan. It’s Ruh Webb Expert Hair Colorist.

Ruh Webb Expert Hair Colorist’s Photos – Before and After

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I love doing highlights and a …

I love doing highlights and a touchup at the same time. It saves both my client and me time and keeps the hair from getting fried.

I Passed the Redken Hair Color Certification Exam!

I did it!  I passed the Redken Hair Color Certification exam.

The accreditation process assessed my technical skills, knowledge of products and principles and the approach to color formulation, application and color correction.

I excelled into the elite group of Redken Certified Hair colorists who provide top-notch service and guarantee exceptional hair color results for my clients.  There’s a certain level of acclaim associated with being a member of this leading group who are recognized for their color expertise and commitment to excellence.

Achieving predictable hair-color results can be a challenge for some clients due to many factors – the consultation, colorists understanding of the product, colorists skill level and technique. Color Certification was designed to recognize and reward top colorists.  The accreditation process accesses the technical skills, knowledge of hair color products, principles, the approach to color formulation, application and color correction.  An individual who becomes certified will excel in the area of hair color and provide top-notch service for clients.

“Consumers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley now have access to a leading haircolorist with the latest information on haircolor products, trends and techniques.”  Explains Christine Schuster, Senior Vice President of Education for Redken.  “When Consumers book their color service with a Redken Certified Haircolorist, they can rest assured they will receive the highest quality results and service.”

This entire process has been a big challenge for me and I’m grateful for successfully passing.  It’s made me a better colorist.  I look forward to the doors this acclaim will open.

Happy New Year!

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Temporary sacrifice….

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We are bombarded daily with the bad news of our shaky economy.  I’m thinking of it as a temporary sacrifice.  It was brought to my attention that I should raise my prices because I haven’t since 2007. That’s one of my temporary sacrifices.  I’m looking out for my clients and their recession issues.

I haven’t had an assistant for a few months.  I consider this only a minor temporary sacrifice because it is keeping me in training for the Redken Hair Color Certification exam in October, 2009.  As a 20 year veteran, my clients will have me applying they’re hair color, a task often handed to an assistant. It’s all part of my test preparation and once I pass this prestigious exam, I will be placed above my peers in an elite category of salon professionals.  A title held by only about 1500 Redken Certified Hair Colorists in the US and many of them are Redken Educators and Platform Artists. The exam is a technical, multiple choice, and essay assessment proving scientific and practical knowledge of all Redken Hair Color.

Upcoming education events:
Redken Hands On Hair Color Correction April, 2009. This will be a good refresher for me to keep my hair color “chops up.”  When you’ve been saving money by retouching you own hair color, I’ll be reminded of the best method to fix it.  I will have my memory refreshed on the best formula and method to achieve a color fix.  Maybe your color is to dark, to light, to red, to gold, to dull, or to dead!  I’m all over it in the least amount of processes time, but with the most experience.

Hope to see you soon.
Ruh

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HISTORY MAKING IS COLD HARD WORK!

But oh so worth it!

The day started well before dawn with a 40 minute drive to Manassas. VA to catch a shuttle bus to the Falls Church,VA metro station. We were packed like sardines for about 45 minutes in route to a metro stop miles from our entrance to the silver ticketed standing area.   On Monday, January 19, 2009 when we entered the office building of Diane Feinstein to pick up our ticket my cell phone rang and it was a friend calling to tell me she had another ticket for us to be picked up at the same building.  Right on time!

There was loads of walking and turning around in another direction due to streets being closed for security.      The sliver ticketed area had only one entrance and we got in.  Imagine, over 235,000 people being threaded through the eye of a needle.   It was sooooo very cold even before the ceremony began.  We were warmed by chants of OBAMAUH! and YES WE CAN!  While standing there, I thought a number of times, is this worth it?  My feet are frozen, they hurt from all the walking, I can’t really see much but a glimpse of the Capitol steps and a corner of the jumbotron.  I wish I were a little taller!

It wasn’t until we got back to my stepdaughter Gina’s and we started watching tv that I realized what was just done today.  When I saw all those people and thought, we helped to make history today!  We were one of those 2 million people.  January 20, 2009 will be forever burned in my memory.

On Wednesday, January 21 we drove to Hampton to visit my father-in-law Pop.  On the way I read the Washington Post and looked at pictures.  Only then did I become truly emotional.  I spent most of the day mopping up my tears.

I feel so fortunate to have been part of change.  Our little part of registering voters and educating people on our new presidents qualifications and credentials may have influenced a few.  So many people we met that day helped in every way they could as well.  It was the thread that tied us all together.  Gina was the first one I heard say that it felt like a family reunion and I have to agree.  An unimaginable air of unity prevailed, much like the feeling of family.   Oh such hope we all share!

IT’S A BRAND NEW DAY!