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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Loveliest Viewer Mail of All...

Today in my youtube messages, I got the sweetest mail of all. Usually, I open my mail to the normal influx of requests, questions, and not-so-friendly suggestions. Today, I got one of those notes that makes me rediscover why I started making videos and why I enjoy doing what I do, without pay. It was so lovely and it moved me so much, that I asked her if I could post it as an encouraging blog post to other ladies like her. So this is the message...and this is the darling girl in question:




Ashley,
My name is Amy I'm 17 years old and oh how can I thank you enough! Let me tell you I discovered your channel last July. I fell in love! I've always loved hair but I have been just down right bad at styling my hair. I bought a set of sponge rollers and thought I would give one of your videos a try. The first one I ever tried was your Gil Elvgren Inspired Pin Up video. Let me tell you it was a disaster! It took forever to get all my hair in the rollers, they were uncomfortable in my hair when I went to sleep and when I woke up and took them out they looked ok but when I tried the brushing technique you said to do it turned into clown hair! I was sooo sad and felt defeated, I would never be able to do hair. But my mom came into my room and help me brush them into more of a smooth look it wasn't like it was supposed to be but it looked ok. I kept on watching your videos anyway, even though I couldn't create the beautiful hair styles you made look so easy. Every video of yours that I watched just inspired me more, I couldn't just sit there and not even try to do my hair. So I gave it another go. I have struggled through so many of your videos but I just kept practicing all summer every day! And suddenly like magic it became easier and easier to do my hair. I could follow along better with your new videos and felt confident in my hair. I feel so much better about my self now. I used to walk down the halls of my school with my head held low, I did not feel beautiful. I'm a little over weight but not too much, but I just felt ugly. Now that I can do my hair in so many beautiful ways I feel better about my body and my curves and I have WAY more confidence. At school I am known as the Rockabilly Girl I'm in my Sr year of high school and i am graduating I got a boyfriend for the first time i got a leading part in my schools production of Alice in Wonderland I was the Queen of Hearts, I am the head of hair and makeup for out next production in May Westside Story and I found out last week that I was voted best hair for the year book! I can never thank you enough for your videos they have changed my life, I leave high school on a happy note with confidence joy and beauty thanks to you! I will always remember you for the rest of my life! I know this is a long message and I appreciate you reading it! I thought I would attach a link to a picture on my facebook just so you can see one of the hair styles i created thanks to you! Your The Best!

Amy

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*sniff sniff* Needless to say, that one made my day!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's awesome and sweet :) I could say the same thing but I still haven't gotten to the "easier to do my hair" part! She's a gorgeous lady and her hair looks beautiful!

Amanda Atkins said...

That's so wonderful. :)
-Amanda

Antonia Glavic said...

What a sweetie. Absolutely beautiful.

Fiona said...

Awww, that is so sweet. She is such a pretty girl, too!

Wicca'd Witch said...

Awww, she's ace. I just want to hug her :D

Sher said...

how sweet =)

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

so sweet! How nice to hear that you've made a difference for someone. She is right, the more you practice, the easier it gets! What a doll face, she is!

Tart Deco said...

ROCK ON! Thanks for sharing. I hope one day to get such a wonderful message sent to me :)

Lorie B said...

Wonderful! You have insipred alot of us. I feel the same way, could never get my hair to do. You have shown me so many things that I never knew and now, I can make it look nice most often. I fail sometimes, but that's ok. The important part is to keep trying.

Thanks Ashley!

Glamour of the Past said...

how cute is that?? but it's true, you're a great inspiration!!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweetie, suck it up, you deserve every last word of praise you get! How wonderful, that you contributed to boosting her confidence! Sharon xx

Steph said...

How cool is that! It's so awesome to know that you've inspired another and helped make their life better. It's all worth it :)

evonne said...

That's awsesome. And how rewarding for you! You deserve to hear about all the lives you've touched.

tovahsokoloff said...

I lost all my hair to chemo and your video's have helped so much with the styling of my wigs thanks tovah

Sea Doll said...

Isin't it fantastic?? People never know who or where in the world they're inspiring. I love it!
I also feel inspired by you, Lisa. Thanks!!!

~Jolene'sMemoryKeeping said...

I still haven't made a succsessful attempt at your tutorials. i have really fine sort of long hair and just haven't figured out how to get it to work for me. But I started watching your videos a while back. you are really easy to watch and I enjoy watching them alot.

In The Heyday said...

Wow that is great!
I love your videos and have learnt many a trick from you too.

curryfingersnik said...

As a high school teacher, I know how important personal confidence is for my students. So many of mine are terribly self conscious. What a wonderful compliment to receive! Congrats to you and to Amy.

火芬 said...

It's great!!.............................................

InspiredVintage said...

I agree 100% with her, I'm just sorry I didn't express my gratitude to you sooner!! Your videos were the first vintage hairstyling ones I watched and that's how I fell in love with vintage!! Kudos to Amy and thanks to you!!

Classic Retro Glamour said...

My heart just melted.. What a sweetie.

Anastasia said...

very inspiring. and she looks great!

An said...

oh how cute is that?!

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