Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Welcome Home!

"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." ~ Maya Angelou

Signing the new Lease!

As I announced last month, I have found a new "home" to see my hair clients, as well as my business consulting clients, and I truly could not be happier than I am at Swans Studios, located at 936B Clay Street, in Swans Market Courtyard, Old Oakland.

When embarking on this new journey, I wanted to create a place where both my clients and I felt relaxed, at ease, but yet also inspired. Leann Sebastian from Rockridge Furniture and I worked really hard over the last few months selecting paint colors, furniture, salon products, and accessories to really create an enjoyable atmosphere. It doesn't hurt that my commute is a staircase, as my home is located directly above my new work location.

Swans Studios Color Palette

Of course, I couldn't have made this transition without the help of a great team. First, Victor Escobar with ADA Commercial Services at (510) 316-6382, helped with the buildout. Next my great marketing guru Kate Schenk at (812) 320-8729, for helping update all my marketing tools, communications, and building the new website. Kate is taking on new clients, so feel free to contact her if you are interested in social media, marketing, or communications assistance. 

Desmond's Work
Finally, Desmond Murray is a local gardener living in Oakland who has worked in horticulture for the past five years. Desmond likes to incorporate natives and drought tolerant plants in the design of urban gardens to create a welcoming environment.  He is now accepting new clients (415) 272-9677.  Desmond is giving 10% off for those who mention this blog post upon consultation (you can also email Desmond at desmondtmurray@gmail.com.) 

I'm very excited that this new location has a boutique salon feel, which is really the new trend in the industry. It gives clients a new level of privacy, allows for new forms of collaboration for me, and an ideal environment to see both my salon clients and business consulting clients.

My new "Office"
I am so excited to see you soon at Swans Studios.

Location Details:
936 B Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Contact Details:
Website: www.suzannevanhouten.com
Email: suzanne@suzannevanhouten.com
New Salon Phone Number: 510-444-6700
Facebook: SuzanneVanHoutenHairQueen
Twitter: @SVHHairQueen