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Hair Loss and the National Anthem

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Freedom is one of the greatest privileges we have in our country, and when we stand for the national anthem, we honor those who fought for that freedom. We honor them by standing, placing our right hand over our heart, and removing our cap if we are wearing one. You may be wondering what hair loss has to do with the National Anthem, but for some people, it’s a big deal.

We just completed a consultation with Mike who is 25 years old, married with one child, has a great job, but doesn’t have a full head of hair. His struggle with hair loss has been controlling his life and has forced him to skip public events. He will find reasons not to go to weddings and he is not comfortable going to church. He loves to attend basketball games with his son, but breaks into a sweat when asked to remove his cap for the National Anthem. He will either sit in the top row of the bleachers or will go to the restroom during the anthem.

This may sound extreme to some of you, but we hear these stories all the time. When Mike and I first starting talking he was uncomfortable because he thought he was the only person who struggled with hair loss. After getting to know Mike in a private setting he started to open up and share his hopes and expectations with me.

His dream was to have a full head of hair that would make him look his age and give him the self- confidence he once had. He wanted to have a hairstyle that was easy to maintain and allow him to live his active life with his family.

Don’t let your hair loss keep you from attending public events. Call Christoffels today and schedule your free private consultation 605-334-7026

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We’re Hiring a Licensed Hair Stylist

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Christoffels Hair Restoration is a full service hair loss studio in Sioux Falls, SD, that is committed to providing the best products and experience possible when designing hair and working with clients who face hair loss.

We are seeking a licensed, motivated hair stylist with the desire to move from a regular salon setting to be trained in the specialty of hair replacement.

All training is provided and benefits are offered. If you desire to advance in your career and see yourself as a team player, advancement opportunities are available. We offer flexible hours with weekends off in a professional progressive environment.

Hair Stylist Job Responsibilities:

This position goes beyond the basics of hair styling, and the stylist must be willing to specialize in hair loss needs for men and women.

  • Cosmetology license
  • Willingness to learn all aspects of hair replacement
  • Hair styling services
  • Cutting and delivering hair additions
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Coachable

Benefits:

  • Flexible Hours
  • Hourly Wage
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • Professional environment
  • Good team spirit

If you are the right fit for this position, please pick up an application from our office.

Thank you,
Christoffels Hair Restoration
3300 East 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605-334-7026

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The Hair Society Features Virg Christoffels

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Virg is honored to be featured in a one-on-one interview with The Hair Society. This organization helps businesses grow by connecting leaders, educators and mentors in the hair industry.

“It is not often that you meet someone with such high standards and morals.  Virg is that man, he not only “talks the talk” but also “walks the walk”.  Virg Christoffels is a man of integrity and faith and his passion for his craft, his family and his staff have brought Virg to where he is at today.”

Read more about Virg’s success in his interview here.

Life On A Borrowed Bike And Hair Loss Transformation

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HairTransformationsI was taught the meaning of hard work as a little boy growing up on a dairy farm. I would wake up early in the mornings and spend the hot summer days working outside. When work was somewhat caught up, I would have time to ride my bicycle.

Between five brothers and sisters, we all shared one bike. Riding a bike on the farm was different than my friends riding their bikes in town, since I only had our gravel yard and driveway to ride on.

Many times when I got to ride the bike it was after it had rained and the gravel was muddy, or at best sticky and soft. My bike didn’t always have fenders covering the wheels, so I would get a streak of mud up and down the back of my shirt. Sometimes I would get creative and attach a piece of cardboard to the bike frame with a clothespin, allowing the cardboard to stick into the spokes. It caused what I thought was a really cool sound – the faster I went, the better it sounded.

I recently had a bike riding experience. I was in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and a friend of mine asked if I wanted to use his bike while I was there. Unlike riding my bike as a young child, I was freaking out about all the traffic, even being in the special bike lane. The bike lane was narrow and drivers in Ft. Lauderdale honk at everyone, including those on a bicycle, so I was always on the edge of my seat (no pun intended).

Maybe you are wondering what biking has to do with hair loss and hair replacement. In my mind, they are both examples of transformation. When I started my business in 1976 we were only cutting and styling hair, but when I lost my hair I started to look for options. Sadly, my only option was to wear a taped-on toupee that never looked real and felt like I was wearing a cap. As time went on, I started to transform my business and was able to design very thin semi-permanent grafts with human hair that are styled just like natural growing hair.

The transformation continues with new trendy styles and technology that allow us to renew self-confidence and let people live full lifestyles.

Contact us by phone or email to schedule an appointment, and allow us to transform your appearance and self-confidence.

Memory Lane

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Christoffels & Company - Memory Lane BlogI used to think, “Why talk about the past? Who cares? It’s just a bunch of old people telling embellished stories.”

My parents would tell stories from their younger years about World War II and how they fell in love. They talked about the struggles they faced after they bought a farm in the 1950s, which was the biggest financial risk they had ever taken. Back then I didn’t realize the sacrifices they made. They probably had sleepless nights worrying about how the bills would get paid and how to provide for a family of eight.

Two years ago my 94-year-old mother shared their story of risk with us. She and my dad had to sell a cow in order to send six kids through Christian education. It wasn’t until after the tuition was paid that my dad found the check, un-cashed, from selling the cow. My mom doesn’t know how the tuition was paid but she saw this as an example of how God provides.

In 1963, I thought my parents were financially ahead when my dad rented a black and white TV. Many of you reading this may not know what that was, right? We would watch one of three TV networks in the evening, taking turns walking up to the TV and manually switching channels. The antenna, which was wrapped in tin foil, had to be just right or else the TV screen would look like snow. Fast forward 50 years, and 40 years later of owning our business, and I now see many similarities between the TV antenna and my own life.

I think back to starting with 200 clients and paying $1,500 for a 400 square foot barbershop. I was scared stiff! As the business grew I never stopped worrying and thinking “what if.” Today, I can honestly say that I worry less about the “what ifs” because I have seen God provide for me in many ways, like He did for my parents. Every part of my life needs to be aligned with God’s wishes for me. It has taken me 40 years of business to realize that it’s not about me, but about how God wants to use me.

To all my friends, family and clients, God has blessed me, and our business, beyond what I could ever do through my own worrying. He has given me the privilege to touch so many lives. Thanks for the 40 years!

How Do You Define Success?

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Christoffels And Company OwnersYou have probably been asked the question, “What is success?” Success is different for everyone and can be personalized, so the key word here is you.  How do you define success?

If you had asked me to define success 40 years ago my answer would have been very different than it is now. My personal definition of success back then was starting my own business, having enough money to pay rent, and being able to provide essentials for my family.

One week after graduating from high school, I went to barber college (even though I had never been to a barber because my mom always cut my hair). It was 1971 and 1972, and men weren’t getting haircuts. I had no goals in my life and no direction for where I would end up. I was in survival mode and was truly a “wondering generality.” Luckily, I was only 18 years old and the only place I could go was up. Looking back, I feel God was using those experiences to shape me into the person I am today.

In 1986, I went to an all-day seminar featuring Zig Ziglar. After the conference was over I bought each of his books and cassette tapes. I read the books, listened to the tapes, and incorporated the value of setting goals into my life. I learned the importance of creating balance between the family, spiritual, physical, financial and business aspects of my life. Success started to become clearer for me once all of these components were identified and prioritized.

My business was started on a shoestring. It began with a $2,500 loan – $1,500 of which went to buying a one-chair barbershop, leaving the remaining $1,000 for operating capital. I was feeling successful when in reality I was living day to day. My wife was working as a nurse for $3 an hour, so thankfully we could make things work. At the time, this was our success.

When I started my career, I went to trainings and networked with people who worked full time in hair replacement. I had become a goal setter and decided I wanted to have a full time hair replacement studio. For the next eight years I wrote my goal on a piece of paper. Finally, in 1990, I changed our business model and began to specialize on people who were struggling with hair loss. Once again, this was success.

My wife, Cheryln, joined our business after our children were born. Our daughter, Sara, joined us 15 years ago, and the plan is for her to have full ownership. Today we have a 6,000 square foot office and 12 employees. Could this be another example of success?

I have found as I age that my definition of success is different. I still need balance, but what I feel is important has changed. Now I think about my legacy. Have I spent enough time with my family, kids, and grandkids? Is my spiritual life in balance with my time spent at work? Is my health as good as it could be? How is my relationship with my wife? The big question is: How will I be remembered and what difference have I made?

I have been blessed with a business that allows me to touch peoples’ lives. My business, clients, staff, and life experiences have helped shape the person I am today. I want to be remembered as a Godly man, an exemplary husband and father, and a generous person who ran a business with integrity.

That will be success.

Christoffels & Company is Looking For a Cosmetologist

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CC_NowHIringChristoffels & Company is a full service hair loss studio in Sioux Falls, SD, that is committed to providing the best products and experience possible when designing hair and working with clients who face hair loss. We are seeking a full time cosmetologist that is looking to grow and advance their career in the hair restoration field.

The cosmetologist will have a passion for hair, but more importantly, great satisfaction from helping men and women return to their familiar and comfortable hairstyle.

Christoffels & Company is family owned and provides benefits worthy of committed team members. We offer a guaranteed wage/commission, paid holidays and vacation time, a consistent schedule, as well as limited nights and no weekends.

What we’re looking for:

  • Must have cosmetology degree
  • Salon experience isn’t necessary – we will train
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Willing to learn

If you are the right fit for this position, please submit your resume to Sara Tims, or in person. Applications can be picked up at our office and returned to Sara Tims.

Valuable Hair Loss Training

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What separates a good hair replacement studio from an average studio? The answer can be the people, products, business culture, ownership, or even the studio’s vision.

At Christoffels, we have always put a lot of importance on training and having a well-trained staff. You can be promised great results, but if the person delivering the product or service is not fully equipped to deliver those end results, then the outcomes may fall short of being perfect.

We have always strived to not only have the best products and services, but to also go to great lengths to have a well-trained staff. This week we took three hours one day to focus specifically on designing, cutting and styling. We train to keep up with the changes in the products and techniques that we use.

Even with an experienced staff, we continually work to improve and share our knowledge so that each client has a better experience and a hairstyle that looks as natural as their own hair.

I would encourage you to call Christoffels & Company to see for yourself the talented team we have working to improve people’s lives.

 

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Hair Replacement and Serving at the Banquet

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What does serving at the banquet have in common with our hair replacement program? Our staff felt the same fulfilling feeling serving at the banquet that they do after a hair treatment. Our staff connects with guests and hears stories of hardship, but they also witness stories of people who have been in a hard place and now are rebuilding their lives. Serving at the banquet last week gave them a heart of gratitude because it is life sustaining for those people.

Hair replacement is also life changing for those facing hair loss. Hair loss can cripple your self-confidence and can have a negative impact on the way you life your life. We have seen people shy away from going out in public, at least without wearing a hat. Our staff at Christoffels & Company believes everyone should have a chance at renewed self-confidence, and they have seen people’s lives change after they decided to use low-level laser therapy, non-surgical hair replacement, or surgical hair restoration.

Our staff has been able to share tears of joy and renewed self-confidence with our clients after taking on hair replacement. Those people get their lives back, and it gives us a heartwarming feeling for helping them along the way.

Virg Christoffels

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Hair replacement program for those dealing with hair loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughter prepares to take over Christoffels & Company

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After many successful years of improving the way people look and feel, Virg and Cherlyn Christoffel plan to hand the business down to their daughter within the upcoming years. Sara Tims has been working side-by-side Virg for the past 10 years, and has gotten the privilege of working with many women who go through the hair replacement process. Virg and Cherlyn know Christoffels & Company, and its clients will be in good hands with Sara.

Argus Leader: Daughter prepares to take over Christoffels & Company