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Noëlle Powers Earth Day with Technology

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on Noëlle Powers Earth Day with Technology

Hair color has long been an exclusive and closely guarded skill that has historically defied attempts to codify its secrets. Into this world stepped a technology-based company, SureTint, claiming not only an ability to codify but also to substantially reduce the amounts of color used in the pursuit of a guest’s desired look. When presented with these claims, Noëlle was skeptical at best…in truth, some downright derision was heard. However, the concept was beguiling. Could it be possible to reduce waste and guarantee repeatability? Could Pandora’s Box be opened with a touch screen? The...

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I Am Still Attempting To Make Sense…

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on I Am Still Attempting To Make Sense…

I am still attempting to make sense of last Friday’s events with moments of failure mixed in with moments of success…this morning was a small success that could lead to a larger understanding. On the drive to work, I listened to the Staples High School radio station broadcast of a school production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”…that experience was more meaningful somehow than watching the Capra movie…the words were pretty much the same but the meaning that came thru the radio was heightened by the recitations rather than diluted by the screen visuals…the...

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A Slow Procession of Heart Aches…

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on A Slow Procession of Heart Aches…

…a slow procession of heart aches follows each casket to its resting place amid appropriate darkness…today promises to be a sunny day and that will change the tenor of the ceremonies…into each of us will creep the thought of why each of them is no longer here to share in its warmth…into our eyes and ears the steady flow of fact, fiction, homilies and curses continually churns our hearts…the catch phrases on the web and the anchor peoples’ various observations keep the tragedy fresh with breaking revelations and ceaseless demands…apparently WalMart sells...

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A Tragedy Like No Other…

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on A Tragedy Like No Other…

…a tragedy like no other in my memory…it follows me around as an unwanted companion, like a shadow, like a darkness without hope of light…the sight of a child, no matter the age, just any kid, kicks my emotions around, waters my eyes and sets my face into a vacant stare, my mind into neutral. December 14 was unimaginable and the reality brought up on every screen and echoed by every voice does not dispel the fog shrouding me. I have been with loved ones as they passed on, I have seen dead people who were strangers to me, but I have never witnessed the result of the kind of...

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Fire, what fire?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on Fire, what fire?

…so a phone conversation between myself and Gloria Gacher, Human Resources Director at Noëlle, was left hanging when she, without missing a beat, told me she would have to call me back as there was a fire in one of our wax rooms…what? what? what? I was forty miles away doing personal errand-catch-up after a month loaded with storm control, turkey control, construction control, and other various craziness that seems to rear up around our end of year holidays…then the wait…and the thoughts…and the wait…and the sweat beads began their race down my...

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Spring Education Day

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on Spring Education Day

Noëlle Spa hosted its Spring Education Day this past Monday and it was day like no other. We gathered to hear how our company will go forward into the second 50 years of its amazing life. Our history is a great part of us and the connection of that past with our present contains the seeds of where we will go in the future. Our keynote speaker, Brad Stackhouse, showed how we could increase our personal fulfillment even as we become more focused on our personal success. He demonstrated how those two goals relate to one another and how that relationship actually holds the key to how we relate...

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