Sam Villa Ambassador and Redken Artist Karla Valenzuela (@kolor.me. karlaa) is pregnant for the first time (and due this month). She also opened her own suite recently, so she’s learned a lot about how to be on her feet all day while growing a human and a business, not to mention making her guests look and feel beautiful.
5 Tips for Working Behind the Chair While Pregnant
- Use tools that will make your life easier. Tendonitis is a symptom some women develop during pregnancy, which can be very painful. Using a swivel shear will alleviate the tension on your hands as the shears allow for more free movement.
- A lightweight blow dryer is also key. Valenzuela’s favorite is the Sam Villa Professional Light Ionic Blow Dryer, which weighs less than one pound.
- As your baby grows, you might feel increased back pain from standing long hours with the extra weight. The Sam Villa Cutting Stool is different from hair cutting saddles because it has a supportive back rest and adjustable footrest, alleviating some of those aches and pains
- Have snacks handy and drink lots of water.
- Look for a prenatal chiropractor or massage therapist to help you get through the pregnancy and make your body feel as comfortable as possible while working.
“I’m taking some time off and planning to go back to work, possibly with shorter hours so I can spend more time with my baby,” says Valenzuela. I opened my own suite fives weeks before I knew I was pregnant, so that’s holding me accountable and gives me something to look forward to when I’m back from maternity leave.” Valenzuela also plans to create social content while at home to keep her clients and followers engaged.