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Oh What Fun, Its the Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all! I’m so excited about this holiday season and I hope you enjoy preparing for the holidays in these next few weeks. Hair Queen News While the holidays can be a stressful time, a relaxing visit to your hairstylist always helps. Although many of you do pre-book your appointments (thank you), I do have one or two openings in my schedule for December. Also, I am willing and able to juggle my day here or there to accommodate you outside of my online booking system. The online booking system reflects my regular appointment hours; I do hope you feel comfortable contacting me directly if you need to adjust your appointment or suddenly would like to come in. Without you I would not be the HairQueen!   Contact me by phone at 510-444-6700, email at , or book online through my website at . Also, while doing your holiday shopping, I wanted to remind you to shop local in Oakland, specifically Old Oakland wh

A Season of Change

Hair Queen News Can you believe it is November? Where did the time go? Now that I am fully moved into Swans Studios I want to remind everyone to start booking your holiday appointments now. Openings will be filling up quickly. If you have a special event or party that you need to make sure you are looking your best for, please book now to make sure you get a spot on my calendar.  Also, I’m very excited to be offering products again. As a Framesi color educator I have the full line of Framesi Color Lover hair color available as well as product BY Framesi . Story of the Month Thank you once again for making the transition with me to my new salon, Swans Studios (find us on Facebook, we have a new page!). We are finally settled in at the new location at 936B Clay Street in Old Oakland. I’d like to also welcome two associates to the Swans Studio family, Tim Piper and Laura Traversa .  Tim has over ten years of experience as a barber and also does excellent warm lather shaves. L

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, V

Change is in the "HAIR" - Take Two!

I was walking my dog Never (named Never because I said I would never get another dog) in the courtyard of Swans Market recently when I noticed that the space below my home was vacant. I thought to myself I could put my consulting office there. So, after long consideration and planning, I’ve decided to put my consulting business office, along with three private hair studios, in the vacant space. Never say Never! Therefore, change is in the “hair” once again! I am so excited to announce Swans Studios located at 936 B Clay Street in the courtyard of the Swans Market building in Old Oakland.    I have loved my time in Rockridge but now it is time again for a new chapter. For my hair clients, your appointments will remain the same but I will see you at my new location at Swans Studios. Clients may still reach me via email at and you will still be able to book your appointments at   Also, I have a website now! Please vis

Beach Hair, Beach Brain

Somehow I missed writing my blog in July…where did the month go?!   Hairqueen News We are in full swing summer mode, so you know what that means...yep, that’s right, beach hair baby! I will be going to the beach for a week in August and to the country for a week in September.  Just writing about this I can feel myself relax... I hope you will or have been able to travel a bit as well.  May I remind you to take care of your hair and skin, especially during your fun in the sun?  Sunscreen, hats, and lots of water are a good recipe for success.  And it's not too late for a summer cut and color, check out this link for summer hairdo idea -  Summer Hairstyles My behind-the-chair advice is condition, yes, deep condition but even before that, use a clarifying shampoo to remove chlorine and sea salt and product build up.  Beautiful locks and a healthy scalp take special attention.  If you need recommendations for quality clarifying shampoos and deep condition