COVID-19 Updates
The current state of my business, for those who can't wait to be sparkled again.
July 23, 2021
It's summer, and things are starting to feel like they're getting back to "normal" for many of us. I'm pleased to say that I am reaching out to some of my former small business owner partners, as well as new ones, to explore the possibility of restoring in-shop sparkling. Here's the current state of things:

Sparkle Hours continue at my home in SW Portland. Usually about twice a week, days and times vary. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. If you don't see anything that works for you, email or text me (971-808-1128) and we'll figure something out. Appointments are held outdoors. Per current COVID guidelines, I am not requiring fully vaccinated individuals to wear face masks. I do request that non-vaccinated individuals (including all children under 12) wear a face mask. I will wear a face mask to sparkle children and anybody who prefers it - don't hesitate to ask me to put a mask on if it makes you more comfortable!

Fairy hair returns to Shop Girl Consignment in downtown Gresham! Sparkling will be by appointment for now, rather than drop-in, to minimize lines and crowding. Click here to schedule an appointment at Shop Girl. Same mask policies as above. Shop Girl is open for business, and Thea and Jen are ready to help you find your new favorite items, so I encourage you to plan some shopping time before/after (both?) your fairy hair appointment.

Bring fairy hair to your next gathering or event! Do you have an outdoor event this summer or fall that could use some sparkle? Or a group of friends who would all like to get sparkled together? I can be hired by the hour for events, or come to your location for private group sparkling sessions - check out the "How I Work" page for details and rates, and get in touch to inquire about availability! At the moment, I am open to outdoor events only.

That's it for now. I look forward to sparkling you soon!
Lacey



March 22, 2021

Happy Spring! Ready to Sparkle?

Hi friends! Spring is here at last! With the weather beginning to warm up and get a bit more reliable (hopefully!), I'm going to start offering outdoor fairy hair appointments again in April. Are you ready?

I'll be operating under the same COVID-cautious policies as last summer. Please scroll down to the July 29 update and review the policies in full before scheduling an appointment. My goal is to sparkle you up as safely as possible!

Sparkles start Monday, April 5!
Scheduling opens March 29

Weather note: Due to the ever-changing nature of spring weather in Portland, I'm going to keep a short lead time on scheduling. I'll probably open appointments a week at a time at first, and do my best to aim for days and times that have a low likelihood of rain. If you don't see any available appointments, check back again soon!

Spring Break note: If you are traveling for spring break or having extensive social contact with people outside your household "bubble," I will respectfully request that you wait at least a week after last contact before scheduling a fairy hair appointment. Thank you!

Vaccination note: I know that many of you have received your COVID vaccines already (hooray!), and many of you haven't yet. I am still requesting ALL customers to wear masks, including children and those who have been vaccinated. Let's continue to keep each other safe and healthy in every way we possibly can!

Once again, scheduling opens March 29 for appointments starting Monday, April 5! Use this link to schedule, and follow my Facebook page for weekly appointment availability updates.

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement as we navigate these times together. I am so looking forward to sparkling you again when you are ready.

Lacey

November 15, 2020

Hi friends,

Well, I put off writing this for longer than I probably should have. I appreciate all of you who have gotten in touch to check in, who have inquired about fairy hair and promised "all the COVID precautions" if we could find a way to make it work. And, believe, me, I have been sorely tempted to start sparkling again. How I would love to see your beautiful faces in person, and be able to sparkle you up for the holidays!

Unfortunately, that just doesn't feel safe to me right now. What with the regional spike in COVID cases, the increased restrictions ordered by governors up and down the west coast, the weather changing, and the holidays around the corner, keeping people safe is my top priority.

In light of this, I will not be offering fairy hair for the rest of the year 2020. I wish I could make you all sparkly for the holidays, but your safety is more important to me than that.

I hope that you are all healthy, and cozying up for the winter. I am wishing you a beautiful autumn and holidays filled with love, whatever that might look like for you this year. And I am very much looking forward to sparkling you again when it is safe to do so!

Happy holidays,
Lacey

August 20, 2020

Hi friends,

I have been so blessed by your positive responses to my initial "COVID-19 reopening" process, and have enjoyed sparkling quite a number of you in the last few weeks. Thank you!

Today's update is a quick one - I am hitting the "pause" button on fairy hair for a time. I'm traveling for a family visit in early September, and we have all agreed to limit social contact prior to seeing each other. To protect all of you as well, I intend to also limit social contact for at least a week after the trip. To that end, this coming Tuesday, 8/25, will be my last Sparkle Hours for a few weeks.

If you want to schedule an appointment for Tuesday 8/25, click here. Sparkle Hours are 2:00-4:30pm that day. If you need a refresher on my COVID-19 precautions and appointment policies, just scroll down to the July 29 update on this page.

Once school starts up again after Labor Day and I get into the swing of things with my son's new schedule, I will reassess my availability and send another update.

Stay healthy and well!

Lacey

July 29, 2020

Hi friends! Are you ready for fairy hair? I am, and I'm so looking forward to sparkling you again. Please read this entire post for important information regarding the new policies and procedures I am putting in place to keep us all safe, healthy AND sparkly.

Sparkling starts August 1st - Scheduling is open NOW!

Pricing & Payments, Effective August 1
Starting August 1, 2020 my pricing will be adjusted to fall in line with the current market rate of $3/strand. My formally offered "special" will be $5 off every 15 strands (that's 15 strands for $40), though I will continue to slip in extra free strands as I go, because I can't help myself. ;)

For the time being, I am requesting a minimum purchase of 10 strands per appointment.

For redemption of gift certificates purchased prior to July 29, 2020 I will honor my previous rate of $2.50/strand.

I will continue to accept payment via cash, credit/debit card, and contactless payments such as Apple Pay. PLEASE NOTE: I will not be making change for cash purchases. If you plan to pay with cash, please bring exact change.


All Sparkling by Appointment Only
Schedule your appointment here
Appointments will be at my home in SW Portland (address provided with your appointment confirmation). We will be sparkling outdoors, so please consider wearing sunscreen and bringing a bottle of water!

My initial appointment hours are as follows (appointments start on the hour and half-hour):

  • Tuesdays: 2:00-4:30pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30-11:30am
  • Fridays: 9:30-11:30am
  • Alternate Saturdays (starting 8/1): 10am-4pm

These hours may change as we get into the swing of things. At the moment, the only appointment type I am allowing for self-scheduling is 10-15 strands. I would be delighted to set a longer appointment for you if you want more than 15 strands; please contact me directly via text (971-808-1128) or email if you would like to schedule that.

Schedule your appointment here


COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Below is an overview of my planned approach to sparkling during this reopening period, and what I will be asking of you as my wonderful customers:

  • First and foremost, if you or a family member is ill, please stay home! There are no penalties for canceling your appointment, though I do appreciate as much notice as possible. Similarly, if there is any illness in my household group I will cancel all appointments until we are certain there is no COVID risk.
  • Masks are required for all individuals; please provide your own mask, and put it on prior to approaching the building.
  • I will give you a pump or spray of hand sanitizer as soon as you arrive for your appointment, same for me.
  • I will ask you to select your color(s) at the beginning of your appointment, without touching the packages, so I can remove all strands needed at once to eliminate back-and-forth contact.
  • Please plan to come alone or only bring the family member(s) who will be receiving sparkles at the appointment. Appointments may be shared by family members, but I request that friends (non-household members) schedule separate appointments.
  • Standardized appointment length with more time between customers to allow me to sanitize all equipment/materials after every appointment. Please be on time to your appointment so that I can stay on track with this!
  • I will be asking you to enter and leave via my back gate (text me when you arrive for your appointment), and will not be offering indoor or restroom access. (Sorry!)
  • I have missed you! Chit-chat and catching up are great, but my goal will be to get you sparkly and get you out again as quickly as possible to minimize our exposure to each other. Please know that I love you anyway!


Once again, appointments are open starting THIS SATURDAY, August 1! Schedule your appointment here today!

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement as we navigate these times together. Fairy hair may not be an "essential service" in the grand scheme of things, but it sure can help bring a little cheer into our lives! I am so looking forward to sparkling you again.

Lacey



June 22, 2020

Hi friends,

How I miss seeing your lovely faces and sparkling your beautiful hair! Many of you have written to check in with me, and have shared that you still have some sparkles in your hair - I love it! I am grateful for the sense of community and optimism you have shared with me; it means so much.

I hope you and your loved ones are healthy as we head into summer and our states and counties and businesses begin (or continue) the process of "reopening" in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. With my county entering "Phase 1 Reopening" this past weekend, and with the increase in fairy hair inquiries I have been receiving, I wanted to let you all know where things stand with Silk & Tresses, and the current state of my evolving plans for moving forward.

To state it plainly, I am not prepared to reopen my business just yet. I'll share a few reasons - rest assured that I do not take this decision lightly:

  • Though my county has approved the reopening of salons, the guidelines and requirements for operating a business like mine are, necessarily, both extensive and expensive. While I completely agree with and am grateful for the cautious approach, the logistics of a one-person "business without a shop" to comply are prohibitive.
  • I have several medically high-risk individuals in my household/circle of contact, and feel strongly that the risk to them of exposing myself to a larger segment of the general population simply isn't prudent or wise - especially as so many other people are just beginning to increase their own exposure as well.
  • Operating my business now would mean that, regardless of how careful I was, I would still become a potential conduit of transmission between not only my customers and my household, but also between all of the customers I might serve. At this point, I simply cannot accept that risk to all of you in good conscience.
While I love fairy hair and thoroughly believe in the value of self-care and the joy that it brings to my customers (and all who meet them!), the fact remains that hair sparkling is a completely optional and discretionary activity. I am eager to get "back to business" and sparkle all of you again, but I'm not in a rush to do so at the expense of common sense and safety.

So, what is my plan? At the moment, I am not committing to a firm reopening date, but plan to take things slowly and reassess in a month's time. If I feel comfortable starting to sparkle again this summer, it will almost certainly be outdoors and via private appointments, with masks and all of the necessary precautions.

Lastly, since some of you have asked after my family and well-being (thank you!), I will say that we are healthy and well. I've been using this time away from fairy hair to reconnect with my 8 year old son, and to refocus on building my life coaching practice - it feels like the perfect time to be giving back to the world. I am currently offering a free six-week coaching series to any and all who need it, so please feel free to reach out if you need some extra support in any area of your life right now. (And yes, this offer is okay to share if you know somebody who could benefit from it.) Email me at CoachWithLacey@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience. One day we will all be sparkly again!

Lacey



March 13, 2020

Hi Friends,

I'm not fond of the panic surrounding COVID-19, but I do recognize the need for common sense and precautionary measures. Since fairy hair is a "high-touch" business involving direct physical contact with customers, it runs contrary to the social distancing measures that have been urged by health officials in recent days. While I can (and do!) certainly wash my hands frequently, there simply isn't a good way to sanitize all of my materials between customers to ensure any level of sterilization.

I have decided to cancel my public fairy hair events for the coming weeks. I will miss sparkling you all, but look forward to healthier times. I'll send out email updates and update my Facebook page as I have more information about when I will be starting up again.

In the meantime, you are welcome to purchase a gift certificate if you would like to pre-pay for fairy hair at a later date! I can take payment via check or VenMo and mail you the gift certificate - no need to leave the house, and a great way to support a local business. Email me for more information. 

Until then, stay healthy, and I will sparkle you again as soon as I can!

About Silk & Tresses Fairy Hair
Lacey Waldon, Owner


text: 971-808-1128
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I have been sparkling customers in the Portland, Oregon area since 2016. I love the joy it brings, not only to my customers, but to everyone they meet. We could all use a little more sparkle in our lives!

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