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Thanks for stopping by my website!
I’m Cindy Holt Smith, and I am a certified Health Coach and Yoga Teacher with extensive training in Body Image
I help women who are struggling with body image so they can be at peace with their bodies, and love the skin they are in!
I was about 10 years old when I hit puberty
My body changed. I filled out. Even though I was still a small frame, I didn't think my body was good enough because I wasn’t skinny like the models in my teen magazines. And I grew into a woman who had a love-hate relationship with her body, and falling prey to society and Diet Culture.
Diet Culture and society teaches us to place labels on ourselves
Over 90% of women are unhappy with the way their bodies look; society teaches us some bodies are good and other bodies aren’t. It encourages us to define our self worth based on our external appearance. Guilt around food was a thing for me… this endless cycle when I ate something “bad”. This was something I wrestled with for a long time…
When I started to dismantle Diet Culture
And developed a healthy relationship with food, that lead to gratitude for my body; how to take care of it; and how to nourish myself, I decided I could rewrite my story of that 10 year old girl and use my experience to help others empower their bodies and empower themselves…
That it’s not a “one size fits all “ thing...
I had a purpose and a message to convey and I needed to share that to the world…
That we are good enough as we are!
My journey as hairstylist
Compelled me to learn all I could about Curly Hair;
Having Curly Hair myself, and hating my wild, frizzy hair as a child
I eventually taught myself how to style and care for my Curls, that’s when the magic happened! I started receiving tons of compliments; people would stop me on the street and tell me how much they loved my hair!
I knew that I needed to share this with others...Hey curly girl! You don’t have ugly hair!
Your Curls just need a little TLC, Shaping and Care Coaching! Curly hair is definitely a different animal than straight hair; it's more intuitive, you cut based on the individual personality of each curl. I specialize in all types of Wavy and Curly Hair and will give you a cut to tame your unruly mane, (or if you like fullness.... enhance your curl!) and teach you simple techniques to limit frizz and nurture your Curls, instead of fighting them.
I also specialize in Signature Balayage techniques
And received extensive training from the Loreal Professional SOHO Academy; being the first in the area to become a Certified Balayage Artist. Specializing in Balayage and Curly Hair is another one of my passions because the techniques stem from an intuitive and organic nature; which appeal to the organic and intuitive nature of my personality.
Looking forward to connecting with you soon!
Love, Cindy xoxo