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Hairqueen Help:

How can I help you as we navigate our stay in place order?

I hope that you feel comfortable making the best decision you need to make for yourself re the care of your hair.  Self care is critical and that is even more true today.

I am available for a phone call or by zoom to help you with ideas on how to look good and feel good.  You can contact me directly: Email me at suzanne@suzannevanhouten.com or call me at 510-545-2955.

In the meantime keeping up regular shampooing and conditioning, especially conditioning as your ends are more damaged and drier and in need of a trim.  




Speaking of trims and haircuts, if you are tempted to trim your own fringe or ends remember a little snip is probably going to take more off than you think.  Trim cautiously, ok?

For haircolor clients:

  • use zigzag partings to help disguise the re-growth
  • use eye shadow that is close to your colour- you can brush it on the parting to help soften the line of demarcation

If you have to be on Zoom for business, the above will help especially after you shampoo and blow dry your hair.

Runs Businesses with Scissors:

I know how you feel.  

This is tough!  

We can make it if we stay calm and work on our businesses as we wait to go back to our salons.  

This unprecedented time calls for new ideas and a deep look at one’s own wisdom and experience.

It is also a time to truly audit the business you had and decide if it is the one you want to go back to.

This is the time to look at your mission, vision and goals.  

Would you like to do that?


Contact me and we can take the first step. Email me at suzanne@suzannevanhouten.com  or call me at 510-545-2955.







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