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How did we get here?

Let’s not mention that it’s the 10th & I have just started typing, with no clue where this is going… The past month has seriously challenged me, stretched me, bruised me up physically & emotionally, but hey… here we are! Some people say I share too much, but I like the transparency of my clients walking this journey with me – you can tell me what you think?

In June I had no idea where my business would be moving to, no clue which way to turn, & completely overwhelmed by the amount of dedication & STAMINA it would take to get through building an entire new shop with absolutely no cash flow to fund any movement whatsoever. I sit here with the cool café melody playing from my new mani/pedi lounge & give all thanks to my God!

I had an incredibly small launch with the people who have seen my tears, held me tight when I was falling apart, who have talked my motivation back & told me “You can do it & it will be amazing” on days when I was ready to quit. Here’s what I’ve learned through this time… God moves when He knows you’re ready, not when you feel you are. If I had to dive into how God has made a way for me over & over during this time, I’m never getting to the newsletter 😂 I have been so out of this world, supernaturally, incredibly blessed & my heart is overflowing with gratitude.

Yes, I’m still having a wee bit of a disagreement with a carpenter, some electrical work still needs to be done & the plumber is currently trying to figure out why my washing machine is flooding the kitchen… BUT, we did it. I have congratulations from every client who has walked through the door, I have the most fantastic landlord & I have been blessed with the greatest love & support.

To every person who followed our competition on social media, who tagged, shared etc – I value you! To every client who bought vouchers & gave me & our business mind-blowing financial support, I thank you all so much, none of this would have been possible without you. To my AMAZING client who gave me a discount on all carpentry, lighting etc- thank you is just not enough!

To my circle, my behind the scenes, my champagne sponsor, my “God is going to come through for you” – you know who you are & I wouldn’t trade you for anything! My staff who let me be crazy & lovingly tell me to take a day off. I love you all so much!

To my mom-the real owner of this establishment- who waited to hear how much I would need, was ready to help with just 1 call or text. I did my absolute best to not loan, not go to the bank & I have truly been overwhelmed; but when that promo went out to buy vouchers, she used it as her way of pouring into my business & allowing me to maintain the “I did it on my own” – well, until this morning at least. 🤦🏽‍♀️Thank you for always believing in me, for trusting my business decisions & for standing behind the scenes always ready when I call.

I’m signing off now, not because I don’t have more to say & more of my story to tell but because I need to do the newsletter before Nozi asks why I’m not working 🙄

With all my love & gratitude,

Laurien


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And just like that…

A little over 8 years ago a woman with very limited knowledge on lease agreements, took over a little salon in Fourways Mall. Looking back at all the changes that have taken place since that day in 2015, I honestly am in shock that she hasn’t thrown in the towel yet!

I’m sure if that woman knew what was laying ahead of her, the chances of taking the plunge would’ve been slim to none; but isn’t that the way life works? If we knew what road we’d need to travel to get the things we want, what God would have to take us through to reach to our blessing – how many of us would still do it?

We at Matis Fourways have officially found new premises and we’re so excited for you to join in & follow the journey with us on our Instagram page (click👈🏽) If you don’t already follow us, please do! We’d love for you to enter our competition & stand a chance to win treatments & products worth over R3500! (may definitely be more…) 😉It’s been over 3 years here at Kingfisher Office Park & the time has come for us to move on & we have no doubt all of you will love our new spot!

The plans are in place & things are moving along, are you excited to see our new store? For the past 2 months the overwhelming influx of worries about things I’m forgetting, the constant whirlwind of ideas, thoughts, measurements, the many to-do lists, & the unavoidable stress, got me looking tired & a little haggard to say the least. This month’s promos will be aimed at all of us who have too many thoughts, never ending to-do lists & not nearly enough down time. I hope you enjoy them!

Our last day of trading at Kingfisher Office park will be Saturday the 29th of July & we will open in our new premises on Saturday the 5th of August. We will be closed from 30th July -5th Aug.

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