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116 indie stylist Volume 2 Issue 4 the spark nspiration keeps us fresh and excited to try new things. But even when we're not doing something new, we need to continually change the way we do everyday things to find stimulation. For me, inspiration isn't always at my fingertips. Instead, it's something I search for and periodically feel challenged to find. Years ago, I would have told you I was inspired by photos in magazines, watching the runways of fashion week, and checking out looks on the red carpet. Nowadays, my inspiration comes from myriad sources. Following are seven ways to discover that creative spark. 1. Look outside yourself. I believe one reason I have been so motivated as a stylist—and have a degree of success in the salon industry—is because I don't always need external sources of inspiration. Of course, it's nice to come upon something that lights a new fire, but I now understand that if I rely on external forces alone (such as the media, celebrity looks, and fashion events), then I'm missing all the little things around me each day. And I am certain these little things are actually the big things. Everyday Inspiration 7 ways to find your spark by Gina Rivera I

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