Today we introduce you to Sheila, owner of Halos Hair Salon and Meraki Therapeutic Massage.
Sheila has been the successful owner of Halos since 1995, cutting and styling hair—making her clients feel confident and beautiful when they walk out her door. Sheila’s experience as a stylist and her genuine and giving spirit, continually turned first-time clients into long-time and loyal patrons.
In 2001, Shelia began exhibiting symptoms of Lyme disease, which went undiagnosed for quite some time before finally landing on a viable treatment.
In 2018, Sheila began having problems with her vision, ultimately being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that impaired her vision enough she could no longer drive and made daily tasks that much more difficult... including cutting hair.
This did not stop Sheila. Due to her impaired vision, she was forced to give up her love of cutting hair, but not her love of helping people feel their best. Sheila went back to school and brought massage therapy to her salon—where she can now rely on touch, and not sight—to bring beauty to her clients.
When asked what “be thankful” means to her, Sheila responded: “I am thankful for what I have learned about the human spirit and the strength, weakness and survival of my own. I am thankful for the ability to now FEEL a person's intentions—their compassion, understanding and judgments in any given situation. This is a gift. I am visually unable to see a smile, but I can sense it. I am literally forced to trust my instincts and feelings. I am now able to FEEL the kind-hearted humans that I am so blessed to have all around me.”
Sheila has made a career and life out of making people feel confident and beautiful. Her challenges have not defined her... they have inspired her and made her an example to us all—wake up every day and be thankful for what you do have... life is plentiful!