Hair salons are some of the businesses that have been hit hardest during the pandemic and with that in mind, Jessica sits down with her longtime hairstylist and amazing friend, Corey Sleet! They have a relaxed conversation about careers, dating, hair, health, and everything in between. Corey shares some thoughts on the roles of a hairstylist as a psychologist, creating a judgment-free zone for clients, and why the people that cut your hair know everything! We get more personal with Corey too, as he shares his experiences on the long and winding road of dating, his love of his family and spending time with them, and the part that his faith plays in his life. We even get to touch on some of the more difficult aspects of life in 2020, with Corey reflecting on the ubiquity and divisiveness of political conversations, fear of the unknown, and more. A strong theme that comes through during our conversation, and one that Corey underlines, is the importance of vulnerability. We consider what it is like to date in your 40s, what it means to try and remain connected and find love during the quarantine, and Corey’s belief in the power of therapy. So for all of this and a whole more realness, listen in with us!
Corey’s career in hairstyling and the challenges he has experienced in the industry.
Dating life, going out, and Corey’s love language!
Closure of business during quarantine, reopening, and new trends for the fall.
Impossible requests, the art of saying no, and the lessons that Corey has learned.
The role that talking and ‘therapy’ play in Corey’s business.
Why hairstylists know everything about everyone!
The strength of Corey’s faith and his favorite sermon about patience.
Balancing career and family and the constraints of having children and pets.
The power of word of mouth for Corey’s business — fostering cheerleaders for your work!
How to break up with your hairstylist; the dependable power of honesty.
What Corey looks for in a woman: Vulnerability.
A lifelong commitment to therapy as a better way to confront issues and stay healthy.
Dating during the shutdown — Corey’s experiences on FaceTime.
The constant stress of 2020, hurricanes, fires, the pandemic, and politics.
Political conversations and the definition of character we associate with allegiances.
How Corey spends his downtime and the activities that fill his bucket!
Physical fitness and health; the moment that Jessica motivated Corey to exercise more.
Looking back at memories of prom and what was worn!