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Covid Coaching Haircut And More

Hairqueen News I went into shock on March 17 when my vibrant business, like so many, was closed until further notice due to Covid-19.

I have been self-employed for most of my career and a business owner since 1995.

I suspect you would believe me if I said I've been through a thing or two as a business owner and even on the darkest days, my entrepreneurial spirit has guided me along the way.

After the initial shock was over I settled into a new routine and found ways to be productive.

My days have and still do include:
Taking time everyday to work on my business instead of in my businessUpdating my websiteUpdating my booking systemContacting each one of my wonderful clients to postpone their appointments more than once due to the closureCreated an online storeApplying for disaster relief, PPP and DUI Coached a mum how to bleach and tone her son's hairCreated personal hair color kits for hair color clientsPosts on social media with the help of my trusty virtual assistant Erin …

Grey is Gray

Hairqueen Musings These are not normal times, many are baking bread and gardening.
I have written a few poems that came to me in the beginning of SIP, when we were all grappling with the SIP order and I could barely sleep.  
If I didn't already have grey hair I think the shock of shutting down overnight might have given me more than a strand or two.

Here's a poem with little bit of truth from what I know about grey hair from both sides of the chair.

The life we are living is different today than we could have ever imagined. Yet it is the life we have lived that gives us the wisdom and strength to carry on.
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of my clients as we have connected over these past weeks to postponed appointments.  
I have appreciated connecting with my fellow salon industry friends and discussing how we are doing during SIP.  We wonder how we it will be as we return to our businesses with new practices in place for everyone's health and safety and of course bea…

Isla's Curls

Hairqueen NewsEarly on following the stay-in-place order this little poem came to me about my sweet little granddaughter.

When people ask me what I will be doing once the order is lifted, I answer: I will be spending my time holding my shears and Isla, but not at the same time, unless I am giving her her first haircut!


Isla’s Curls by Glamma 
Oh how I miss that mess of curls That flip and flop And twirl around My darling little Isla’s crown

Silky, soft, fine and free Framing her dear little face Wildly going this way and that And always more crazy after a nap

Her hair bands and brushes help quite a bit And one of these days when her parents say yes I will pull out my shears And tidy it up With my best Glamma skills Beyond a hair brush


Happy Mother's Day to all the mums, moms, mama's and ma's out there.

Distance hugs and kisses to all.

Love, Suzanne

My contact information: email: suzanne@suzannevanhouten.com  or call me at 510-545-2955.
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