“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Hi my name is Danielle O’Rangers and I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 3.5 years. Every day in this industry has been a blessing for me but I did not start out on a easy path.
Four years ago I decided to change everything I was planning on doing with my life to finally put myself first. I was going to school full time and striving to become the “perfect person”.’ I never put myself first in any situation, my needs, my goals. Sadly because I was doing so much to please everyone in return I lost myself in this process. I isolated myself, shut out my friends, spent days in my bedroom under the covers. I feel into a deep depression that every minute seemed like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. My life had no more purpose mentally I was turned off. It caused me to have anxiety about going to school, I would cry everyday on my drive to class. I didn’t understand how a single person could produce so many tears. This was not the plan that God had set for me. So I finally decided to stop feel bad for myself and start putting Danielle first. I wanted to make people feel beautiful. I wanted to pursue my passion and dream.
Fast forward to this very moment. If you told me this is where my dream would take me four years ago I would tell you that you were lying. Every day when a client sits in my chair and tells me what they wanna achieve to make themselves feel beautiful I make sure I do not stop until I see that end smile. That smile means so much to me that honestly words cannot describe. People come to me because they feel insecure about themselves, they want to feel beautiful again. How alone and how horrible I felt about myself years ago is my driving force. It makes me the stylist I am today, it makes me ensure that no one is leaving unhappy and no one is feeling insecure. That you do not have a reason to lay in bed, that you do not have a reason to cancel those plans for the tenth time. That you FINALLY have a reason to smile and appreciate your beauty!
Every moment I am behind that chair it makes me realize how truly blessed I am. That I know now why God had to put me through that struggle. It built and shaped me into the woman, daughter, friend and most importantly the STYLIST I am today. Trust your journey my friends it may seem dark and lonely now but I promise you the struggle is almost over and the light is at the end of the tunnel and you CAN and you WILL get there.