A Truly Transformative Team Building Exercise that Started with a Drunk Driver

By Bekah Nash

A week ago yesterday, our salon was severely damaged when a drunk driver plowed through our front entrance at a very high rate of speed.  Thankfully, no one was there at the time of the crash.  When we arrived at the scene this is what we saw.  

As we began to look through the salon, Lensi came across this chalkboard sign that was used for a very small redecoration project we did a few years back.  It was ironically fitting for that day.

Within an hour of the crash our salon team came together, ready and willing to do anything and everything to help with the clean up.  

In that moment, Signatures Salon wasn’t Wendy's salon, that employed 21 people.  No, we all had ownership of it together as one cohesive team.  Over the next 48 hours the entire Signatures Salon family worked alongside of multiple community volunteers to clean up, salvage what we could, and then set up a temporary location in a former salon building.  

Those of you that are salon owners reading this post can attest to how much time it takes to set up a salon...it’s typically more than 2 days!  Accomplishing this feat took everyone coming together, selflessly, with one single goal in mind.  It was a truly astounding thing to witness.  

Because of this obstacle our team is stronger.  In the face of adversity, we became more unified and accomplished the impossible.  I encourage you to look back on our blog at some earlier posts regarding team building and leadership.  A leader that serves their team consistently, employs a team that serves as well.You want to know your team is loyal to you and would be there for you in your greatest time of need?  SERVE THEM.  It really is that simple.  

The other astounding part of this story is that we will be back in our original location in about 2 weeks.  Within just a few hours of the accident, our salon was cleaned and had a front wall again thanks to some beautiful helping hands.

Click here to see surveillance footage of the crash.  You can also follow our salon fan page on Facebook to continue following our story!