PrayerSalon is centered on Prayer.
Rene at The Study hosted by Tim Storey (video)
We at PrayerSalon celebrate ALL that he has created and love everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, creed, economic background, or religious views. Our work is not only personal -- it is transformational. We believe that beauty comes from within and our inner image needs to match the outer beauty, this is done by edifying the soul through prayer, mediation and worship. Our aim at PrayerSalon is to create a complete image that is uniquely YOU so that you can be the light in dark places. Our goal is to build God's Kingdom in salons and to Create Change in the world one PrayerSalon at a time.
When it comes to fashion and beauty, Rene Talavera is certainly no stranger, as he currently celebrates a 35-year run in an industry he calls "his real first love". Throughout his career, Rene has been blessed to work alongside many of the industry's most highly acclaimed stylists, from Los Angeles to Chicago.
Rene's magnetic and charismatic personality continues to place him on the "cutting" edge of his profession, as well as in Christian ministry. Over the last 3 years, he has dedicated his life in service to others, with a mission of nurturing, edifying, and uplifting both young and old alike. Rene believes there is a direct link to be created between matching one's outer physical appearance with the inner, gloriously spiritual image which has already been placed inside of us as children of God, with the eternal reassurance of a HOPE in Christ. He strongly feels that "every life matters", and by living and exemplifying a prayerful life, that countless lives can be changed and SAVED.
PrayerSalon was birthed during a season of deep prayer and mediation for Rene, while asking for guidance on "how to create change in a world which seems so sick at heart?" It was in those moments he received this answer, "Pray for those in your chair". In essence, Rene believed he heard the Lord saying that so many people are in constant search of receiving powerful healing in their lives, and his gifts can be used to indeed heal them in the now. With the repeat "seekers" whom land in the chair, the opportunity for ongoing, one-on-one instilling and encouragement of a lifestyle of prayer can then foster a more solid, steadfast transformation in the long run. Rene's testimony is a true example of the blessings that can be experienced by authentic, ever-growing, fervent prayer that results in real relationship with Jesus.
When not on the floor at his salon, you may find Rene on the streets of Los Angeles feeding, washing clothes and caring for the homeless community or serving in various ministries at his local church. Prayer is the cornerstone of the salon, and Rene believes it is his mission to create a chain of PrayerSalons globally.
Rene currently resides in Hollywood and attends service at Saddleback Church Los Angeles and long side of him his long term "puppy partner" of 13 years,Chorizo.
Philippians 4: 6-7, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." We are here to pray for you, if you have a request, please fill out the form below and my faithful, strong and dedicated prayer warriors will pray for you throughtout the day. If you so desire ONE-ON-ONE prayer or a home/hospital visit, let us know and we at PrayerSalon will see that it happens.
"Make It A Prayerful Day!"
PrayerSalon is centered on Prayer. This pages is dedicated to those who would like to share how their prayer was answered. It is written, "we will overcome by the blood of the lamb and by the words of their testimony." (Rev 12:11) It is when we share our testimony other's can be healed.
Birth of PrayerSalon
PrayerSalon is just that, an answer prayer. When I first became a christian, I felt the presence of God all around and most importantly, I heard the voice of the holy spirit so clear. One day, I was working on a client and I heard the spirit say to me, "open a salon and center it on prayer." I will never forget that day, it was almost 2 years ago to the day. The entire mission of the salon was revealed to me and I would talk about it to my closest friends and they all thought it was a great idea. Yet, I continued to do nothing about it. It wasn't until 2 months ago, I reached my breaking point. I was so lost and confused and questioning my current "walk" with God that I felt like going back to my old ways. It wasn't until that very moment when He spoke to me again but this time he said, "are you ready now?" I knew at that very instant what He was asking me to do. I then cried out to God and said, "lord if you want me to open a salon for your namesake then send it to me NOW! Days gone by and I was sitting in church when I heard, "you have not because you ask not." (James 4:2) I then realized, I have not been asking god to give me the desire of my heart. I then asked him again, "lord, I surrender to your will and if you want me to open a salon then show me the space and most importantly, show me the money." I was bold enough to ask for the space and money. I recall Pastor Rick Warren saying, "God sent him a building which was in the MILLIONS and he was able to purchase it for a fraction of the original cost." It was at that second, I decided to say, "GOD, IF YOU CAN DO IT FOR PASTOR RICK, YOU CAN DO IT FOR ME!" Until I decided to be bolder in my prayers and in my asking is when I was able to smell the rain. I KNEW that I would be having a salon very soon.
About a week went by and while driving home from work I felt this urge to pull over and look into a salon suite located within The Phenix Salon Suite in West Hollywood. This building is designed for individual hair stylist who would like to own and operate their own business. When I toured the building the young lady who was showing me around said, "there is a waiting list and she did not know how long it would be before a suite would become available. It didn't matter to me because, I was "just" looking and I did not have the money to rent the suite even if it would have been available. I was being obedient to the voice and trusting in God that he will provide. When I got into my car, I heard him say, "you better be ready, they will be calling you in 3 weeks, so be prepared because I am working behind the scenes." I knew that it was God talking to me.
When I got home I told my roommate what I just did and his reply was, "finally." He is a man of few words but that one word was confirmation to me that I was on the right path. I shared with him what I have been instructed to do and his reaction was that of man who was in agreement with God. He knew that it was my time to shine again. As we continued to rejoice knowing that the space was going to arrive in 3 weeks, I then got very nervous and mentioned to him, "I don't have the money to open a salon." Once again, his reply was so simple, he said, "god will supply." I took a deep breath and said, "god I trust you and I know you will provide to me all my needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." (Phil 4:19)
It was about 2.5 weeks later is when I got the call from the property manager with the news that a space became available. I knew it would be coming but I still wasn't prepare and all I kept thinking was, I don't have the money needed to open the salon.
A few days later, I received a gift of a large sum of money along with a note saying, "go and build Gods house." I couldn't believe what just happened but I knew, more was on it's way. Over the next few days, I began to talk about the salon more to a variety of people and one day while at work, I heard the spirit tell me to share my vision to a co-worker. So I did. He listened intently and a few days later, He came up to me and asked me, "how much money do I need to open the salon." I was numb and in awe at the same time. He and I continued to talk about how much it would take to create the salon space and after a few days I requested $15,000 dollars. He said, O.K.
I didn't know what to do so I went into prayer and told no one. One day I was attending my small group and I mentioned to them, that I was interested in opening a salon and how my steps where being ordered by the lord. Everyone was so happy for me but one person was more so then everyone else. At the end of that night he came up to me and said, "I would like to take the burden of worry off you, so I am here to say, relax and know it will be o.k." WOW! I did not know what to say or think but I knew it was all God.
Later that week, I received a call from him asking me to join him and his business partner for dinner because they wanted to discuss with me my business plan and how they can help. We met up for dinner and I shared what the lord placed on my heart with them and they said, "how much do you need to open the salon?" I told them, I was able to build a salon before with as little as $5,000 so I said, "I believe I can do it with $8,000 this time around. They said, "o.k. and the check will be ready tomorrow." OMG! say's it all. By the end of that night, I potentially had $23,000 to open a salon. OMG!
At this moment I was in shock with all that was going on, the week prior I had no money then one week later, I had $23,000. I knew this was all GOD! One day, I was driving home and I heard him say, "YOU see what I can do but I know what you want to do. Before you accept the money my son, please check the hearts of these gentleman and be sure to be quick to listen an slow to speak." I knew exactly what the lord was asking me to do. I believe not all business is good business so God was asking me to see the hearts of man so that I know who I can trust in building HIS house. Immediately after he said that statement, my phone rang and it was my co-worker. We exchanged polite words and I felt the need to not say anything else. He continued the conversation by asking me a series of questions which I felt where questions that he already knew the answers to about me. Then I heard the Lord say, "listen then speak." After he asked me the questions, I open my month to speak and what came out was astonishing, "Sir, I would like to say thank you for your generous offer but I feel it is not to my best interests to receive your money." He was surprised and politely said, "if you change your mind, just give me a call." We hung up and I felt so much lighter then before. That very same day, my friend from my prayer group called me and asked if I would be able to met him at street ministry so that he can deliver the check to me. That night we arrived at our outreach post and just as he said, he had the check in hand. But before I was able to accept the check, I needed to do what God asked me to do and that was to be "quick to listen and slow to speak." He arrived late that night and he shared with me his expectations regarding paying him back. As I listen intently, he said the following words, "Rene if you pay it back, GREAT but in the event you are unable to pay it back, that is fine too. I want to still be able to look you in your eyes and call you brother." WOW!!! I head the sound of trumpets and god gave me a word, "equally yoked."
As of today, I am proud to say, PrayerSalon is built on a SOLID foundation and it will withstand the test of the enemy. 2 week prior to the grand opening of PrayerSalon, the enemy decided to attack me in my mouth. I got a horrible oral infection which lead me into the E.R. twice in one week. The enemy knew, that if he could stop me from speaking that it would be hard for me to glorify the kingdom of God without me speaking. For 2 weeks I was unable to eating, drink or swallow due to the extreme pain I was in. The pain was so intense that when I was in the E.R. they had to give me a shot of a pain medicine just for me to relax. During this very painful and difficult time, I continued to press on and praise the lord in worship and in song. I never gave up, I pushed even at the most difficult times. I listened to inspirational messages and gospel praise. When I slept, I would think about Job and all that he went through and I began to feel the pain leaving my body. While at church on Sunday, Pastor Rick Warren mentioned the season when he and his wife lost their son to mental illness. Pastor Rick continue to say, "Satan if that is the best that you can do, then bring it on!" I wept and the lord said, "Rick is the man I am grooming you to be, are you ready to past the test?" I said, YES! That very week I pushed even harder and most importantly, I didn't curse God. I knew, I was going to past this test.
Through it All, God is a man of his word, He told me from the beginning, that he would never leave me, he also gave me the smell of rain during a dry season, he used people who I would never have imagine to ask, he provide me with more then I could ask for or imagine and he even test me with stress so that he can bless me with success!
PrayerSalon is OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6
Philippians 4: 6-7, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
We are here to pray for you, if you have a request, please fill out the form below and my faithful, strong and dedicated prayer warriors will pray for you throughtout the day. If you so desire ONE-ON-ONE prayer or a home/hospital visit, let us know and we at PrayerSalon will see that it happens.
"Make It A Prayerful Day!"
- What is PrayerSalon? PrayerSalon is a professional hair salon, specializing in cut, color and style.
- What does PrayerSalon mean? PrayerSalon means that you as a client are welcome to ask and or receive prayer at anytime during or after your visit.
- Do you have to be a Christian and believe in prayer to be a client of PrayerSalon? No. PrayerSalon welcomes all people and prayer works when ALL persons stand in agreement to pray.
- What can I expect when I arrive at PrayerSalon? Just like any other Professional hair salon you can expect high quality work in an relaxing environment while listening to music which uplifts and inspires. You will not find top 40 hits or music which will dull the spirit. PrayerSalon is designed to be a little slice of heaven on earth.
- Why should I be client of PrayerSalon? PrayerSalon is a progressive salon which believes in the power of prayer. The beauty industry caters to the creation of the physical image and slightly touches the soul. If you are seeking to be a whole and complete person, Prayersalon will edify the soul and have you leaving the salon feeling better then when you first walked in. Your hair will be nourished and your soul will be feed.
- There is a donation page am I obligated to give a donation to the ICU foundation? Absolutely Not. Giving comes from the heart and if you feel that the ICU foundation is someplace you would like to give to, then feel free. This is a no pressure ZONE.
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Stop, Shop and SAVE A LIFE when you order from Amazon through PrayerSalon.com
At PrayerSalon, we believe in using only the best products for your hair. Below, you will find a list of products that we strongly recommend you use in between visits to PrayerSalon. To help you, we have broken them down by category. If you have any questions on which products are the best for you, please be sure to contact us and we'll make sure we help get you what you need**!
Top Picks by Rene
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