Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Fairy Hair Sparkles with Sera in Portland, spring 2021

Hi, sweet sparklies. I will be back to scheduling and sparkling in June, 2021. With  taxes to finish and my husband's first vacation in over a year taking up the second half of May, sparkles will have to wait.

I have been sparkling haphazardly in my new Sparkle and Faery Wing studio at the Overlook House in N Portland, mostly manually scheduling via email at serafaery@yahoo.com and by text at 503-720-5486.  I hope to move back to automated bookings again in June, and will post the new link here, when ready!

My vaccination reached full efficacy April 26th, but all covid requirements for hair services in Oregon remain in place for now: masks required at all times, pre-scheduled appointments only and covid screening questions required, sanitizing all surfaces between appointments, no shared tools or supplies, only one person in the studio with me at a time - friends can join, they hang out in a comfy chair in the hallway where we can still see each other and chat. It's working nicely. (I am just really tired of all the cleaning, and so is the skin on my hands.) I'm upstairs so if you need ADA access, let me know before scheduling and I can bring the sparkles down to the main floor, we have wheelchair access in the Garden Room.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Faery Hair Sparkles with Sera Faery in Portland, OR, personal note

 Hi sparkly ones, thank you so much for your patience.  Sparkling appointments are on hold this week, while upgrading to N95 masks in response to the new more transmissible covid strains, and recalibrating my system for covid protection requirements, to make sure we all stay healthy and safe while sparkling together. The online shop is always open for online purchases, of course.

I will update here soon with a booking link for appointments. You are always welcome and encouraged to email me at serafaery@yahoo.com for any questions. I do get a lot of emails so please forgive me if you have to send a note more than once, sometimes they get lost before I get a chance to compose a reply. I want to reply to everyone and never intend to ignore any messages. I typically manage to reply in about 2 days. <3

I miss sparkling and all of my customers so much. We'll get there. I appreciate your patience and hanging in there with me while we navigate this new system, together. Any feedback is always welcome. 

I am still deep in grief, I must admit, from losing my mother. This will just take some time. Her obituary should be finalized and published on Wednesday this week. That was a very, very difficult task. I still have a lot to do to make sure I honor her in ways I feel are appropriate, but without sacrificing my own well-being too much. It is a delicate balance. I appreciate everyone's kindness and support, the cards and messages and notes of well wishes and love are wonderful. I started a little tribute website for my mom, if there is any interest in that, it is at mollyrodway.blogspot.com  <3


Friday, January 22, 2021

Family loss announcement, sparkles will be rescheduled

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My mother, Molly Elaine Rodway (nΓ©e Fleetwood) passed away peacefully, January 19th 2021 at 4:45pm, surrounded in love. Her two children, my brother and I (Shawn and Sarah) were present. We were with her for her last 24 hours, holding hands, embracing, sharing stories and blessings and prayers, and listening to music while she so gently faded. I will provide more info about Celebration of Life and memorial services, donation options, and etc., in the coming weeks. Please email me if you have any questions in the meantime, serafaery@yahoo.com - also please be patient and respectful with my brother Shawn and I at this time if we're not as responsive as usual, we have a lot to arrange. Thank you. We are all made of stars. ❤

Molly with Darwin, 2018

Friday, January 8, 2021

Faery Hair Sparkles January-March in Portland with Serafaery ✨

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Dearest sparkly ones, thank you so much with your patience as I continue to navigate sparkling during a pandemic - keeping us all safe is my top priority!

Currently, I feel that working just Tuesdays and Fridays, until the surge simmers, is a good compromise. I unfortunately don't feel comfortable offering a booking link publicly yet. But anyone who wants to send me an email at serafaery@yahoo.com can have access to it, so please feel free to ask! Texting is okay but beware I lose texts after a span of time passes, I have no way to search back for people who asked weeks or months ago, I'm so sorry about that, I want to catch everyone and I'm trying but they all just get buried and impossible to find. Email is searchable so that is a safer bet. You are always encouraged to reach out again if you don't hear from me the first or second or third time!

I am opening appointments up one day at a time, making sure I feel safe before booking very far ahead of time. I am still adjusting my time slots, as I'm finding myself excessively over-sparkling out of an eagerness to make up for all of the lost time. I need to limit myself better so that I can serve more people and not over-extend myself.

Currently, I am making about half of what I did before, given the time needed for disinfecting and the cost of the N Portland Overlook House studio. It's not sustainable long term, but when things improve later in the spring and summer, I hope I can increase my efficiency a little bit. It's a difficult dance, but I'm willing to learn! Thank you for your patience as I find my balance in all of this, I appreciate your support more than I can say.

πŸ’– Editing to gently add: if Tuesdays and Fridays don't work from you, I do have some flexibility, so please feel free to ask. I also have enough space to share indoors safely, so if you have a friend or kiddos who can stay in the next room or downstairs while we work, that would be totally fine, too, just let me know what you need. I also have ADA access at the building in the Garden Room, so just let me know beforehand if you need to avoid stairs. πŸ’–

 ✨  -Sera

Monday, November 23, 2020

Winter Holidays and Fairy Hair Sparkles 2020 πŸ‚ ✨❄️

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Faery Hair Sparkles friends! I am searching for a safe place to offer Faery Hair Magic this holiday season. Since it's been shown that no virus has been spread from hair services, as long as all protocols are followed, I feel confident that I can return to this work, safely and responsibly. My space will need to be private and all appts will have to be one on one (no more groups, no drop-ins, masks required, pre-screening required, etc.), but with some careful adjustments, we can sparkle together again and bring some lightness and fun into these challenging days.

Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate these difficulties together, I appreciate the support more than I can say!

I will post updates as soon as space is secured and I can begin taking appointments.  Stay safe and take care of each other!

Sparkling tutorials are available on my youtube channel, and starter kits and sparkle packs are available at my online shop, faeryhairsparkles.com 

Here is a short video of our old days at the Fernie Brae, just for fun.  Happy Sparkling! ✨  -Sera

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sparkling in dark places; Fairy Hair Sparkles in Portland in September ✨πŸ„πŸ§š

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Dearest sparkling ones, I miss sparkling with you so, so much. This month especially I so wish I could be with you, sharing little joys along with sparkles.  During difficult times, spending time sparkling with you is such a source of comfort. Your uplifting presence has carried me through so many dark moments. I cannot thank you enough for your company and kindness, and I cannot wait to see you and sparkle you again.

Once things have settled down in our beloved and hurting city of Portland, I plan to make strides toward finding a way to sparkle together safely, comfortably, and joyfully. I know this can be done. It will take a great deal of effort, but it is more than worth it to be able to share this practice with you.

In the meantime, I do have videos on youtube to learn from, if you'd like to sparkle others in your bubble, or even yourself, if your fingers and eyes will allow for the level of difficulty involved in self-sparkling. My youtube channel is www.youtube.com/c/serafaery 

Faery Hair starter kits, tools, and more can be found at faeryhairsparkles.com ✨

Happy Sparkling!

(sparkling at our Faery Hair Sparkles booth at Faerieworlds, 2019)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

How to Faery Hair Sparkle yourself! ✨πŸ„πŸŒΈ Fairy hair self sparkling tutorial

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Sparkle friends! I have not yet been comfortable enough for any in-person sparkling, so I thought I would share this self-sparkling video I made for you. ✨πŸ„πŸŒΈ

This works with genuine Faery Hair Sparkles (if you want to use the cheaper stuff you can always sparkle yourself that way, but not with this knot. I recommend using a crimping bead if using synthetic sparkles, it's much easier but cannot be brushed). I have starter kits and sparkle packs available at faeryhairsparkles.com ✨

Happy Sparkling!