Today we’d like to introduce you to Alyce Walters.
Hi Alyce, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My name is Alyce Walters, I am known Locally as Hairfairykc. I have been a hairstylist for the last 13 years. A lot of life has happened in that time. I got married had two amazing boys Tripp who is 10 and Arlo who is 8, got divorced. I worked with Joico, a hair color company as an educator for a couple of years. Traveled all over, did photoshoots and fashion week.
My work had been published in magazines. Had tons of fun, met a lot of amazing people. During that time, I met a guy and quickly became pregnant. Had my youngest son Brooks who is 2. Insert pandemic and a toxic relationship. Those two life-altering events both pushed me deeper into the understanding of Reiki energy, kundalini breathwork, how to rewire your nervous system to help heal from trauma.
I devoted all my time and energy to the next 7 months to reading books by Dr. Joe Dispenza, reading about kundalini and chakras, and getting Reiki certified. Then, I became incredibly ill with a life-threatening skin disease. I am 100% positive when I say that I believe that I am here today because of learning so much about these different healing modalities. When I was in the ICU when I was conscious I would ask for Reiki healers, my friends would bring crystals I would listen to healing frequencies (awake or not) guided meditations. Healers were sending distance reiki and standing outside the hospital.
I healed extremely fast and was discharged from the hospital 2 weeks earlier than expected. The power of the mind is no joke. With that being said I still work behind the chair painting hair and connecting with people because it is my passion. I have just found an even deeper passion and calling, that is to help people heal themselves. Through breathwork and movement. Through talk therapy and helping to move stagnant energy. I fully understand the power of energy and I want to share that with others.
So where I am now is a healthy mama of three boys who is running two businesses. Working on my own mental and physical strength and doing my best to spread love and help people realize the power they have within.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road, 2021 was an incredibly difficult year for me and my family. Being a single mother to three boys while you’re rebuilding your life after leaving a toxic relationship is extremely difficult. I’m so thankful for my close friends and chosen family. I’m thankful for Caroline Hammond from Safe in harm’s way, a local organization that helps victims of abuse. I’m also grateful for Safehome and its resources.
The next struggle I then had to face was nothing I would have ever expected. On May 18, I would end up in Overland Park regional from what seemed to start out as a rash, which quickly overtook my 115lb self. For one week all the Drs., who ran multiple tests were at a loss, the hospital was not equipped to give me the care I needed. I was transferred to KU, where they would then diagnose me with Stephen Johnson syndrome, a rare skin disease. That affects less than 1% of the population and has a 50% mortality rate. Basically, in my case, 98% of my body was melting from the inside out. Affecting all of my mucus membranes. Within an hour of being at KU, they performed my first surgery on my skin to remove the nonviable tissue.
I was in the ICU for 3 weeks on the burn unit. I would then go on to have one more skin surgery and also a liver biopsy as my liver enzymes were extremely elevated. After a month total in the hospital, I would then be released to finish my healing at home. With no shortage of follow-up dr appointments with each of the 20 Drs., that helped to save my life, to continue to monitor me. Let me be clear, there is no cure for SJS only supportive care. From start to finish I was ill and healed in 7 months total. What a ride it’s been!
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a hairstylist, I am most known for creating rich brunettes healthy soft blondes, and living in balayage hair colors. I love to paint my hair. My goal is to keep my hair as healthy as possible. I’m a fan of Olaplex!
I am also a Reiki energy healer, I use aromatherapy, sound therapy, crystal placements, breathwork & movement, and guided meditation. If you’re struggling with anxiety, pain, fear, and anger. Reiki will help you move these feelings and emotions so they do not stay stuck in your body, which then creates physical ailments. Everything is connected.
It is important to help move stagnant energies stuck in your body, sometimes other people’s energies get attached to you, it is good auric hygiene to let go of what is no longer serving you. My goal is to help facilitate that experience for you.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
Collaboration with other healers is always exciting, I love to learn from others. Local businesses can host breathwork/reiki classes for employees. Really anyone looking into health and wellness would be a great person to collaborate with.
- Hair appointment pricing is upon request
- $88 for 90 min Reiki session
- Email: Hairfairykc@gmail.com
- Facebook: Alyce Walters