Chez Hannon


Author, Artist & Poet

Christine Hannon

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This “free” day was the brainchild of Helena, the superintendent of Paul Pogue School of Hairdressing and founder of the “free services to the needy program” in our school. It was her quest to bring this world of injustice and the shameless neglect of the homeless and needy one head closer to being a little more just. One look at Helena was enough to identify her as the originator of this type of education. This is the story of one woman's fight against discrimination towards the homeless and needy by offering hair care and grooming services FREE of charge to all in need. Only to be bashed down by government regulations and the uncaring.

The book is the sequel to the one about my earlier years, and it’s filled with more stories of my life’s journey. Some of them will make you laugh, others will make you cry, and some will make you realize that it’s our attitude and appreciation for life that makes every day worth living, that life is lived and despite everything surrounding us, we choose how to live it; that when we focus on what we want, we don't have to wait for anyone to rescue us; that when things are bad, we still have options; that consequences, when accepted, are empowering. These life lessons are worth your time. Take a few moments to help pass them on. Be part of that moment that helps me offer my voice to a world that can use it, that makes this world better.
While I was fortunate to have a husband who loves me and children who are loyal and loving, I have spent most of my life fighting the tribulations brought on by a car accident, due to an uncaring drunk driver, that left me in a permanent state of pain. Yet through it all, I have learned how to deal with the torment, the frequent hospital visits and the unsettling health issues.
I decided long ago that I would appreciate every new day, bury my pain behind my smile and remember that laughter is the best medicine. But my biggest challenge has been to forgive those people who left me with permanent scars, both physical and emotional. Yet, it’s those scars that have become the foundation of my healing and the reason that I am able to be a shoulder for others.
I’ve had to retire my scissors and many of the other things that gave me great joy in life, but my life isn’t over, yet. Every day is a blessing with new challenges, and I’ll treat whatever comes the same way that I always have. I will continue to be thankful to God for my life and for giving me the joy of being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. And I will continue to treat others the way I have always wanted to be treated.  
  

Hairdressing is an act of transformation. We search for the hairdresser that can change us with just the right cut, just the right style. When we find our hairdresser, we make a new friend, often telling them stories about our lives that we don’t share with everyone. They become the keeper of our diary. Sometimes we wonder what the world looks like from their eyes. The Hairdresser’s Diary lets us read those stories, starting with the hairdresser’s own. This book is the story of a little girl who through a childhood full of struggles, hardships and pain had a dream. That dream was to someday become a hairdresser. Follow her as she trades her dollies in for the real thing. This is the diary of a hairdresser who had a calling and a great memory. It is filled with stories of pain, sadness, gossip, angst, triumph, challenge and most of all, humour. This is more than just an ordinary book of hairdressing stories. There are times I will jog our memory and lessons to be learned. You will read things about hairdressing you may have never imagined. You might even look at your hairdresser in a whole new light after reading this book. Come sit in my virtual chair and enjoy the ride.

Book signing at my friend Natalie's new pharmacy

(grand opening).

My dear friend and fellow  author Ronnie Dauber came to visit me.

Christine Hannon has been a professional hairdresser for 55 of her 71 years. At sixteen, she started her career that included hairdressing, makeup artistry and modeling. Then, suddenly at the age of 23 her life was immeasurably changed due to a drunk driver. Her career as she knew and loved it was changed forever. Working in a salon until it was no longer physically possible she then worked from home.
Her book A Hairdresser's Diary and the sequel A Hairdresser’s Diary: Scissors Retired shares many amazing stories on her journey. Her blog will give you much insight into her incredible life.


 

This book is the story of a little girl who through a childhood full of struggles, hardships and pain had a dream. That dream was to someday become a hairdresser. Follow her as she trades her dollies in for the real thing. This is the diary of a hairdresser who had a calling and a great memory. It is filled with stories of pain, sadness, gossip, angst, triumph, challenge and most of all, humour. This is more than just an ordinary book of hairdressing stories. There are times it will jog your memory and there are valuable lessons to be learned. You will read things about hairdressing you may have never imagined. You might even look at your hairdresser in a whole new light after reading this book. Come sit in my virtual chair and enjoy the ride.

Welcome to the home of 'A Hairdresser's Diary'

This is the diary of a hairdresser who had a calling and a great memory. It is filled with stories of gossip, angst, triumph, challenge and most of all, humour. By looking into the mirror of others, we come to see the reflection of ourselves. It starts with hair, doesn’t it? We play with it, transform ourselves through it, and learn about love and hate with it. Our hairdresser becomes the keeper of our diary. So what is in theirs? Hairdressing is an act of transformation. We search for the hairdresser that can change us with just the right cut, just the right style. When we find our hairdresser, we make a new friend, often giving them stories about our lives that we don’t share with everyone. They become the keeper of our diary. Sometimes we wonder what the world looks like from their eyes. A Hairdresser’s Diary lets us read those stories, starting with the hairdresser’s own.

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Flabbermouth is my word for ‘foot in mouth’ that leaves one ‘flabbergasted’. These are true events that have happened in my life over the last 50 years. I hope you enjoy reading them and at least get a chuckle. In some cases those who know me personally these may bring back a memory or two. I referred to these as my ‘Flabbermouth’ moments. I am the ‘queen of flabbermouth’. I’m always saying something at the wrong time or in the wrong place. I’m the unpaid clown, making everyone laugh.. My kids would say, “Oh it is just one of mom’s ‘Flabbermouth’ moments again.” The sad part for me, but the entertaining part for my family and friends, is that I don’t realize what I’ve said until it is pointed out to me. Then even I can’t believe I said some of those things. Poor Ron just shakes his head in embarrassment or disbelief. One would think after so many years he would get used to it right? Wrong. Here are a few of those moments.
Flabbermouth is my word for ‘foot in mouth’ that leaves one ‘flabbergasted’. These are true events that have happened in my life over the last 50 years. I hope you enjoy reading them and at least get a chuckle. In some cases those who know me personally these may bring back a memory or two. I referred to these as my ‘Flabbermouth’ moments. I am the ‘queen of flabbermouth’. I’m always saying something at the wrong time or in the wrong place. I’m the unpaid clown, making everyone laugh.. My kids would say, “Oh it is just one of mom’s ‘Flabbermouth’ moments again.” The sad part for me, but the entertaining part for my family and friends, is that I don’t realize what I’ve said until it is pointed out to me. Then even I can’t believe I said some of those things. Poor Ron just shakes his head in embarrassment or disbelief. One would think after so many years he would get used to it right? Wrong. Here are a few of those moments.

A Hairdresser's Diary

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A Hairdresser's Diary: Scissors Retired

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My first book signing at Green Heron Book store downtown Paris On