Perfumery & Elixirs & Happy Anniversary To Us!


Hard to believe that Salon Belle de Soir just celebrated our second anniversary in Cow Hollow. We are so thrilled to be a part of such a thriving community — and that includes both our incredible customers and our neighbors here on Fillmore and Filbert.  I recently returned from a trip to France (a place most of you know is close to my heart) and while I was traveling there, I had time to contemplate just much I appreciate my community.

I am so grateful to all of you who make Salon Belle de Soir the success it is. And that includes my “behind the scenes” team:

Brooke Sobel Schell, my publicist

~ Tony Shen, my web designer at Goliath Creative

Joslyn Hamilton, a freelance writer who helps me edit and post these blogs

~ Maribel Mosquera and Marnie O’Bannion, my assistants

~ And of course Jeffrey Martinez, my other stylist, who comes up from Jeffrey-Kara Salon & Boutique in LA to see clients at Salon Belle de Soir

To help celebrate the salon and our anniversary, I am hosting a cocktail party at Salon Belle de Soir on Saturday, November 12th.

Perfume & Elixirs

A Cocktail Party @
Salon Belle de Soir
2208 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Saturday, November 12, 2011

Join us for a frivolous, fun-filled evening of cocktails, mingling, and perfume. Salon Belle de Soir is teaming up with Studio Parfum to bring you an experience of creative revelry in Cow Hollow. Studio Parfum’s one-of-a-kind perfume design workshop is a casual affair that will give you a crash course on the fine art of perfumery as you sip cocktails and mingle. You’ll take home a unique and sublime fragrance designed just for you… by you.

This will be a fun and different sort of cocktail party to celebrate together at Salon Belle de Soir. We hope you can make it!

This fun evening will be co-hosted by myself and Studio Parfum, who create innovative make-your-own-perfume sessions at locations around the Bay Area. We’ll mingle, sip cocktails, and whip up some creative personalized perfumes that you can take home with you.

I think this will be a fun and different sort of cocktail party, and I hope you all can make it!

RSVP to Salon Belle de Soir: 415.441.6944 or email


Kids Always Welcome!


Kids are some of my favorite clients. They are so fun and good-natured and just silly. I have several children who come to me for their regular haircuts (with their parents, of course) and it always brightens my day to see them.

This is Lucy. I’ve been cutting her hair since she was two. She’s five now!

This is Peter and his sister Julia.

Peter tells me that he loves to come in for his “rock star haircuts,” but Julia isn’t quite ready to lose any of her beautiful curls yet. Nevertheless, she always joins Peter when he comes to visit me at Salon Belle de Soir. Their parents tell me that both the kids love to repeat things I say and mimic me for days after I see them.

This is Julia.

She’s nine, and I’ve been cutting her hair since she was five. Her mom tells me that Salon Belle de Soir is her favorite place to hang out.

Call Salon Belle de Soir to make an appointment for your little one!



Salon Belle De Soir’s One-Year Anniversary!


We just celebrated our one-year anniversary here at Salon Belle de Soir. I’ve been reflecting back on the past year and how amazing it has been. There have certainly been challenges, and it’s been a long journey, but overall, business has been phenomenal.

I know that it usually takes new businesses a few years to take off, and I think part of the reason that Salon Belle de Soir has done so well—even in this compromised economy—is that I’ve been blessed to collaborate with so many brilliant people. My stylists are incredibly talented and wonderful to be around.

I’ve also been working with some outside professionals who have made all the difference in getting the word out about the business. Brooke Sobel Schell is a well-connected and savvy PR consultant, and Joslyn Hamilton has been helping me edit and post these blogs. She also helped me write the words on my web site, while Tony Shen of Goliath Creative Inc. designed and built the site, which I could not be more happy with.

Running a small business is a challenge, and I know I could not have gotten this far without all of you—my creative partners, my stylists, and most importantly, my clients! Thank you all for supporting Salon Belle de Soir!