21 years ago today, August 18, 1993, we opened our doors for the first time. It was a Tuesday at 1 pm in the afternoon. My partner Kalena, and I were so nervous. We wondered if any one would follow us over here even though we had a full book of appointments for the day of clients that were following us from Curl Up and Dye, the salon we worked at before SQN. Curl Up and Dye, like so many other salons in Chicago, has since closed. It was there that I met our beloved Kimberly, the first stylist I ever hired, and where I learned what I did and didn’t want to do as salon owner. Though my partnership with Kalena didn’t last more than 18 months, I was grateful someone charted this unknown territory with me. After 21 years, I feel like the same young woman who opened those doors for the first time. This world of social media and quick expectations feels just as exciting and unknown as the Chicago of 1993. I am so grateful to still be able to turn my key in the locks of our four locations and open them every day. I value every client that walks in our doors and want to tell all of our existing and new guests THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for letting us exist , and to cut and style your hair, and offer you a retreat from the crazy wonderful world we live in. Have a drink for us today, since we are finally old enough (LOL) to deserve one, and celebrate life, as we at Sine Qua Non celebrate each and every client we serve.