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Help Empower Girls – It’s time for the 2012 “My Princess and Me” Event

My Princess and Me Logo As we approach the final quarter of 2012, we really turn our focus to our great event that gives back to the community – the Ninth Annual”My Princess and Me”  which is slated for Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Granberry Hill.
What is it?
The My Princess & Me Event is an event created to raise funds for St. Peter/ St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. Created in 2004 by Terry Folawn and her daughter Hailee, Princess & Me has raised a total of $85,000. We have gone from 100 participants to a total of 500 last year. This year we are anticipating 700 participants.  My Princess & Me is one of the only charity events that allow you to involve your child. It is a chance for mothers and daughters to support a need in our community and have a magical day in the process. My Princess & Me offers mothers and daughters a chance to live a fantasy, while making the dreams of underprivileged children come true.

Girls arrive in their princess gowns with Mother, Step Mothers, Aunt or Grandmother. The princesses then receive a special magical treat of hair design and makeup from our very talented fairies. Following, the Princesses dine on cake and punch with their mom.

Then off to a fairytale photo with their Mother or a picture of themselves to remember this special day. It’s a magical event to see hundreds of little girls of all ages have a fairytale day spent with their Mothers and new friend Princesses.

This Royal event wouldn’t be complete without dancing. Princesses will all gather together and dance to great music with girls from the Royal Court.
How can I help?
Pre-sale tickets are on sale at Folawn’s for $25 for the first 100 tickets. Please call (210) 481-0101 to order. Also, visit our website at www.myprincessandme.com.

Beauty fun facts;

You can amaze your friends with this one …


  • Did you know that water is the best beauty treatment of all time for both men and woman??
  • You can tell which side of a person’s face they sleep on?  Just look closely at their eyelashes.  The outer corner portion of the eyelashes will be bent and sort of smashed looking (if you will).  Whichever eye’s lashes display this is the side of the face in which they sleep on.  Just don’t tell them that’s how you know
  • Sugar breaks down collagen and elastin which can cause wrinkles. So too much chocolate doesn’t give you pimples, it can give you wrinkles!
  • When your hair is wet it is as strong as aluminum. It can hold one third of its weight in absorbed moisture, and can be stretched as much as one and a half times its original length.
  • A human can shed 10 billion dead skin cells. This is approx. 2 kilos per year. Dust is made up mostly of dead skin. This is more than enough reason to exfoliate everyday!
  • A human body has a square inch of 19 million skin cells! We must feed these cells with vital nutrients, hydration and goodness everyday.
  • The skin is our largest organ and has a major role in our body such as protecting the skin from infections. Most of the things we apply to our skin go directly into our bloodstream. Lavender essential oil has been show in our kidneys only hours after applied to the skin.
  • Damage to our skin is 90% made up from ultraviolet rays. Half of this damage occurs before the age of 20. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, wrinkling, rough, saggy skin, and discolored skin and skin cancer.
  • Going to bed with your makeup on can age your skin up to 7 times faster. You must remove makeup before going to sleep and let your skin breath and repair while you sleep!
  • The skin starts aging when the cells die off faster than the body can replace them. Sickness, stress, anxiety and depression also add to the aging of the skin. Keep your skin young by feeding your cells nutrients, minerals, water, and goodness every single day!
  • Exercise can combat wrinkles. The boost in blood circulation to the skin strengthens blood vessels and increases the renewal of cells.
  • Toothpastes that contain menthol can work to reduce redness and extract impurities from your skin such as pimples. But it can also dry your skin slightly so don’t go overboard with your application! Next time you have  a dark red pimple apply toothpaste. I have heard of celebrities doing this…
  •  Did you know to help make any lipstick last longer. You can separate a tissue by making it one ply and placing it over your lips (once you’ve applied your application of lipstick) and dip your powder brush into loose powder, it can be face powder or even baby powder and dab it over the tissue making sure to cover entire lip area.  This will “set” your lipstick.

2012 Cosmetology Graduation Ceremony Speech









Thank you for that warm introduction,  and thank you for allowing me to the privilege to speak to you today, the Class of 2012 Milan Graduates.


When I was asked to come speak and hopefully inspire the next generation of graduates at Milantoday .I found myself in a world of reflection. What do I say? What can I truly contribute? How do I not get the “Oh this is a good time to go to the restroom, thought”

Upon reflection, I decided to share MY story.  My mom use to say, “Terry, the more things change the more things stay the same.” My mom was full of metaphors and quite frankly I often didn’t understand what she meant by them until much later.
What I believe she meant was simply to learn from the past,(it’s not so different ) and build on that… That’s truly how we move forward.
So what is my past?   I still get asked all the time, why did you want to become a cosmetologist? I still can’t tell you why, I don’t know.
I grew up in a very small town inNew Hampshire. For those of you that are geographically challenged that’s the state wedged betweenMaineandVermont.
I grew up with a single Mom, when that wasn’t the coolest thing or the norm. We lived with and in my grandparent’s home .A single wide trailer. My uncle also lived there. He was a quadriplegic. Oh yeah and as if we weren’t crowed enough whenever any of my grandparent’s children (all 12 of them) had any family problems their kids ended up at our house. We lovingly called it the family half way house.
I didn’t have a single role model in the beauty business. If you’ve ever been to any small town on the east coast, then you realize make-up isn’t a must, or the fashion for that matter.
So once again, I have no idea “why” but I can tell you I knew it was what I was going to do since Junior high.
Fast forward to 12th grade… I graduated high school and all of a sudden lots of people had an opinion on what I should do and who I could be. I heard things like: “Your grades are too high. You don’t want to go to cosmetology school. Go to a REAL college. You won’t make any $ as a hair dresser. And my favorite, I guess you can’t get into a good college.” YIKES!
Everyone was telling me what I wanted to do was WRONG, not good enough! It was sublevel.
I was so confused. It’s all I ever wanted to do!
So what did I do? I did what so many of us do. I listened to the “Nay –Sayers” and I didn’t go to school. I went to work instead.
I was working for about a year, when I ran into one of my high school classmates and she was on cloud 9. She had just graduated from Cosmetology school!  WHAT?  Her grades were as good as mine and she could have gone to a “real college”. I repeat WHAT?
Unfortunately, we often believe in site instead of faith.  The little voice in my head had already told me years ago what I should do
but I chose to not listen and follow in site. I had forgotten that I am the author of my life. I am solely responsible for the writing of my life book… no one else.
Gandhi once said “The future depends upon what we do in the present.”
I decided that day to always live by faith, not by site; to take back my right and to be the author of my life. I wrote the first addition of my “book of life” that year. And I started living my life as if it had already come true.
I became a hairstylist that next year. I then worked towards and became a platform artist. I have managed a few salons, been a business coach, an Author twice, a business owner 3 times over. I currently own a 2 and half million dollar salon and spa and still going strong. I look forward to my next phase of accomplishments.
So I may not know why I stepped into Cosmetology school for the first time so many years ago now .But I can definitely tell you what has kept me in it all these years.
Every day for the past 20 something years I have lived by this one quote.  If you would allow me, in closing, I’d like to share it with you on this beautiful afternoon.
I’d ask respectfully if you would indulge me by closing your eyes and allowing the words to resonate with you and only you.
The Quote is titled:
Our Deepest Fear:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to manifest the glory of God.  That is within us. It is not just in some of us: it is in ALL of us.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Once again my name is Terry Folawn. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be in your presence, this glorious Sunday afternoon.
Congratulations!  Welcome class of 2012 to the Professional Beauty Industry!

Earth Month Inspiration 2012

With Earth Month coming to an end, we would like to invite you to our Walk for Water 6K on Sunday, May 6th.From 10:00am – 1:00pm

Starting at the Aveda Institute in San Antonio Tx, the course will take you through the Pearl Brewery, along the San Antonio River, then ending back at the Institute for food, refreshments and live music. Children under 12 are free and friendly pets are welcomed. Come out and end Earth Month with a bang and meet some fellow Avedians. We would love to have you here.
*Sign ups start at 9:00 am

Come Join us on Sunday ,Be the difference,you wish to see in the world.

Easy Breezy Hair Styles- Get Ready for Summer

Folawn’s #3 Get Ready for Summer Idea

1. Tousled style is sexy year-round, and now you have the warm, humid air to help enhance your natural texture. To get the look, divide damp hair into three sections and loosely braid each. Unravel your locks when they’re dry, then set your waves with a texturizing spray.

2. Not only does a braid look chic for summer it also keeps your hair contained tightly from harsh rays from the sun. Shampoo & condition and add a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen to protect the hair from the sun’s harsh rays. Fasten with a snag free elastic band. An extra bonus: your hair will look fabulous for the party after the sun goes down. Take the braid out and shake your hair. Beautiful, instant waves without the fuss.

3.Everybody loves—and loves to wear—ponytails (unless you’ve got a cute pixie cut, of course). But we bet you didn’t realize how many different versions of this classic style are out there. Here is a sweet and laid-back rocking this low pony with natural texture.

At-Home Tip: You don’t want your part to be too perfect. Let you hair fall somewhat along the center and then pull it back.

To Schedule Your Appointment call:
210-408-0101 or  to Book On Line