Ok, I know what you’re thinking: what the hell is an SEC?
Maybe even: what is IGK?
Well, first off, IGK Hair is a hair care brand that was created by four super cool dudes who run their salons in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. They have worked Fashion Week shows all over the world, from Paris to New York to Milan for brands like Lanvin, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Chloe and more. IGK Hair products are sold exclusively in Sephora in the US, but will expand across the globe in 2018!
Also, all of their products are color safe, have UV Protection (yessssss!), are cruelty free, sulfate free, paraben free, and gluten-free. Forever YESSS!
So fun, right??
Now, what is an SEC??
SEC stands for Sales Education Consultant. THAT’S WHAT I AM!
I am IGK’s new Sales Education Consultant for the WHOLE HAWAII REGION and I am beyond stoked for this opportunity.
So let’s back up and I’ll tell you a little more about how this came to be (besides God totally just showing off and answering prayers!).
So back in October, I took a HUGE leap of faith (in myself, God, everything basically) and left my full-time, consistent, well-paying, Counter Manager position with Laura Mercier in Nordstrom to be able to focus on and give Love By Laur the attention it deserves. It was just something I needed to do for myself and I’m so blessed and thankful that Tommy (my bf) supported my decision because let’s face it, it wasn’t the besssst financial decision. Whoops.
Oh, and did I mention that we already had a San Fransisco + Los Angeles trip planned in November that was MY idea because I NEEDED to see Halsey in concert? No? Well, yeah. So to reiterate, I know that leaving Nordstrom probably wasn’t the best financial decision but it was something I just HAD to do. You understand, right?
But let’s make something very clear: I DO NOT REGRET A THING. I took a chance on myself and I’m proud of myself for doing so. This is nowhere near the end of the journey, my goodness, this is just the tip of the freaking iceberg of greatness that I WILL create.
(Also no one’s asking but Halsey was FLAWLESS and AMAZING. Love her. I realized I’m wearing her Badlands tee in these pics, not intentional lol)
Butttttt, let’s be real- money doesn’t grow on trees and I don’t have a huge family trust that I can just dip into (at least I don’t think? Mom? Dad? No..? Damn it). So unfortunately, money is a necessity.
Here’s where things get real spiritual. I don’t know what you believe or don’t believe in, but for me, I know and love that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. With that being said, I put my trust in Him. I prayed and ask Him to make clear the path He has for me.
Fast forward to the day before Tommy and I were about to leave for San Fran. In the car, I was thanking Tommy for being so supportive about my career and my dreams. I was telling him about what I was praying to God about and how I trust that He (God) will make a way for me. I spoke it into existence and left room for God to do what He does.
Minutes later, we arrived at the mall for last-minute pick ups before our trip. As always, I find myself in Sephora because…. well I don’t really need a reason. LOL.
Who do I bump into? Heather. My former Laura Mercier Account Executive. Aka, my old boss! Unlike most Boss-Employee relationships, I actually LOVED Heather. I cried when she left Laura Mercier…literally. After being with Laura Mercier, Heather joined the IGK Hair team- which I knew, but I hadn’t seen her in MONTHS.
After our initial surprise and greetings, the first thing she said to me was “I can’t believe I’m bumping into you. I was going to reach out to you for a potential business opportunity”.
Um, excuse me. God? Is that you?
In short, Heather was the SEC for Hawaii’s region but was getting promoted (HELL YES, HEATHER) and needed to find a replacement.
I don’t know about you, but I find it an incredible complement for a former boss (who has absolutely no obligations to you) to think of you to take her place and want you to work under her again. Also, mind you, this happened within days of me giving everything up to God and MINUTES after showing Tommy appreciation and saying that I trust that God will make a way.
I felt that God for sureeee answered a prayer- especially because this new position let’s me have a flexible schedule that allows me to still cater to Love By Laur and help it continue to flourish while also giving me a steady income. Hallelujah!
So back to the SEC deets. I am super excited because I’ll be working all over the island training and educating Sephora’s Cast Members on everything IGK! For someone that’s been obsessed with makeup for a long awhile now, it’s such an honor to not only work in Sephora but be able to train the Cast Members?? SUCH A BLESSING.
So expect me to drop some knowledge on all the amazing products that IGK carries and PLEASE, please feel free to hit the comments or DM if you want to come in and get a quick hair touch up from me! I’ll only be in each Sephora about twice a month, so be sure to message me and find out when I’ll be in or definitely go see one of the fab Sephora Cast Members!
I’m so so excited for this new adventure and extremely grateful for another opportunity to further my knowledge and experience in this sometimes difficult but fun and creative industry that I’m beyond passionate about.
THANK YOU for being here.