Christine does a great job of bringing her characters in and making them real to the reader. There are some dark chapters in her life, but the book is balanced well with truth and with humor.
Such an amazing read that I could hardly out it down! Very well written and tugs at your heart strings.
This book engaged me from the beginning as Christine describes her difficult childhood. Even though she suffers hardships, many brought on by her family, she goes on to achieve her dream of becoming a hairdresser. The portion of the book in which she describes going to beauty school is fascinating, and she details many trade secrets along the way and lets the reader in on dealing with headlice as well as showing the glamorous side of the profession. As she begins her career she brings in fascinating details about her customers and the new fashion of using the seasons to determine what colors would best suit the customer. In school and on the job, Christine shows her heart as she helps customers with their problems. She relates how she has to adapt to new job situations and to a tragic accident that leaves her in constant pain and unable to pursue her career. Despite the setbacks she's experienced, Christine's sense of humor, love of her family and personal courage shine through in the pages of this book. As you read, you'll not only learn a lot about hairstyling, but about how Christine handles life's setbacks with determination and grace.
Christine's autobiography so clearly comes from her heart and soul and compels the reader to stay with it to the last word. I enjoyed the tale and wanted to hug her throughout, but particularly when she was still a toddler and being pushed away from her mother by her mother....how utterly heartless and unfathomable to me, the mother of two children myself, I could never imagine treating them thusly. She had the stalwart fortitude to stand up straight as her beloved Grandmother decreed and march forward under her own strength alone....well done you!!
I feel sure you have raised your children with love you missed all those years.
Christine's story was relatable to me and I'm sure for many hairdressers. She suffered through hardships and still persevered to achieve her dream. She enjoyed an interesting career but what makes it even better was the fact that she also found the love of her life and had the family she always deserved. Thanks for your story Christine!!!
Chris Hannon did a wonderful job with expressing her life & feelings. Such a beautiful, strong & courageous woman. I thoroughly enjoyed reading thls book, from beginning to end. I can't wait for the sequel.....Wendy Cook, Sydney,Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Just read for the second time and it was even better! A must read by everyone that enjoys a laugh and a tear!
I can relate to so many stories in this book all hairstylist must read this book pure passion for the business
This book is a heartbreaking and beautiful story of Christine Hannons' life as a stylist.
I couldn't put this book down once I started it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!