Thursday, July 23, 2015


I'm having a little Open House at my NEW studio on Saturday, August 1st, 9am-noon!! If you're in the Portland, Oregon area and want to stop by to see my new space, please feel free! It's Salon Shibumi, 1219 SW 18th Ave, Portland, 97205, about three blocks south of Providence Park. There is plenty of street parking in the area, plus we have a lot (the NORTH side of the lot, only!!), and the MAX stop is 1/2 block away (SW Jefferson/Goose Hollow). My studio is the center room upstairs. I'll have light refreshments/juice.

For those who have been following along on my FB page, I've been posting pics there... but I won't post any more until after the Open House (so the final product is a surprise to everyone).

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Same Salon, NEW ROOM!

The detail work isn't quite done, yet, but I am officially in my new room. After we got back from vacation, I had a very full work load, so I didn't get a lot done, but I was able to bring my daughter to work a couple days... With her help, we got my drawers & two of the shelves lined, the new pedi chair all set up, and a multitude of other little things done.
I still have to put up my certifications, misc decorative items, and window coverings, plus put the glass shelves in the retail cabinet and fill it with items for sale. A friend of mine is hemming my closet curtain and making a liner for my clean towel basket, and I may pick up a new rug or two (one for under the pedi chair and one for under my mani desk) and maybe a new client chair... but I am *IN* the room now.
My old room has been cleaned out and cleaned, and I got all the little holes filled & painted. I still have to do some white touch up, but it is otherwise ready to be rented to another beauty professional.

Here are some pics of what I've got done so far --

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Almost Done

One trip to Ikea, multiple trips to Home Depot, some internet purchases, three days of painting, two days of furniture building... I'm almost done. I know, it's the 1st. I was supposed to be done already. I blame my daughter. Yes, seriously. She insisted I wait until she could help me paint. That put my schedule back a full week, because she went on a trip with my mother & her best friend. When she got back, I had everything ready to go. So, here it is -- I only have to move all the wall hang stuff (polish/racks, certificates, misc decorative items, etc) then patch/paint the holes in my old room. But, I don't have the free time available this week. So, looks like I'll most likely be ready for clients in there when I get back from vacation -- July 14th (I'd be ready the 8th, but that's the first day of my vacation). If you haven't yet, and you want to see pics, go to my business page on FB (here) and follow along with my progress!