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Happy Holidays!

Hair Queen News The holiday season is here! I love this time of year and hope you are enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. I know it is only a few days into December but this month is so fun but goes by in a flash. So take some time to soak in the holiday spirit! Savor it, I know I will.

This year has really been amazing and I just want to take the time to thank all of you, whether friends, salon clients, or business colleagues, each of you have contributed in some way to my year and I deeply appreciate each and every one of you. I wish you all a joyful and blessed holiday season with your loved ones. In order to enjoy my loved ones a bit, I will be on vacation from Swans Studios from December 23 thru December 29.


Product of the Month With the holiday season comes all the glorious holiday events so in honor of that my December product special is 10% off all shine products. Add some shine to your holiday do with Pearl Shine Hair Spray. Anyone who comes into Swans Studi…

What Do You Have to be Grateful For this Year?

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." ~Epictetus

This time of year always gets me in a reflective mood. With the holiday season approaching and making plans to see my friends, family, and other loved ones I try to take a moment each day for gratitude. As I suspect it may be the same with you, I can get very stressed and exhausted this time of year trying to balance my work life and my personal life. I love to attend and host parties and events, but even for me an extroverted Leo, I can get overwhelmed trying to juggle the holiday season along with running my businesses.  


This month I am committed to focusing on gratitude. I plan to take moments throughout my day to take a few deep breaths, calm my body and soul, and reflect on all the amazing and wonderful aspects of my life that I have to be thankful for. This really helps me function on a better level, keeps me focused but relaxed, and gives me the ener…

Is it Time for You to Turn Over a New Leaf?

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Falling Leaves...Falling Strands?

Are you feeling like a change with your hair as the weather outside shifts to cooler temps and stronger winds? With the season changing and leaves falling it is always a good time to inspire a new look for the cooler months. From cuts to colors, layers or waves there is something for everyone in the latest fall hair trends. See which one works for you!


The Pixie with Fringe - Its time to accentuate your best feature...your face! Take this edgy cut to the next step...take it from edgy and funky to sophisticated with side-swept bangs like Robin Wright.




The Angled Bob - Take it to the chin with this fall bob with a center part. Keep it sleek and straight with a little texture at the tips. This is a perfect look for someone who wants to make a change from long locks without going all the way to the Pixie style. 











The Long Lob - This long choppy layered look works for so many types of people and styles. Stay warm with a little more length and play with waves and texture to keep it fresh, f…

Where Were You A Year Ago??

Story of the Month I truly cannot believe that it has been a year since I opened the doors to Swans Studios in Old Oakland. As I celebrate the one year anniversary of my business, I am humbly aware this business would not be possible without the support and loyalty of my clients, friends, family, and community. I feel it is always important to pause when arriving at milestones such as this one and soak in all the positives!  Life can surprise us at times.



One day you are walking along and you see an opportunity and the next thing you know you have taken a new risk and made some sort of dramatic change and you've arrived at where you had always wanted to be, but perhaps you had taken the long way around to get there. I'm so excited to celebrate this milestone and can't wait to see what the future years will bring for me at Swans Studios.



Building Swans Studios was a whirlwind and certainly not something I had planned on doing a year ago, but walking along and finding this s…