Many beautiful bald men, women, and children have walked through our doors. However, what I find beautiful in others, may not be what they behold in the mirror. Few people feel comfortable with hair loss.
Through the years, I have assisted with the following: spirit filled charismatic preachers of nationally known congregations, enigmatic public speakers who tour the country with book signings, professional basketball players in the middle of playoff season, NASCAR celebrities, rodeo bull riders, actors, breathtaking models, and diplomats from Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan to name a few.
As I shake their hand, my thoughts are similar for each one:
“Have you looked in the mirror? Love and grace radiate from your every cell.”
“Have you looked in the mirror? You are a modern day Pied Piper. People will follow you anywhere.”
“Have you looked in the mirror? You are graceful and strong with adoring fans begging for autographs.”
“Have you looked in the mirror? You are refined, worldly, and powerful.”
“Have you looked in the mirror? You are stunning and beautiful.”
But then I remind myself, this person is here because they looked in the mirror. The image they see is not the image I see. No matter how talented, how beautiful, how charismatic, how powerful or even how common, we all want improvement and transformation. My role is to walk beside individuals and facilitate this transformation.
Something as simple as hair restoration, allows them to look in the mirror and see what I saw all along.