Dear sparklers, it is with a heavy heart that I need to cancel my Faery Hair Sparkles appointments this week (Dec 20-27). The current studies show that the J&J shot I received elicits no anti-body response to the omicron variant, which is now dominant in the US. Even those fully vaxxed without a booster are *at best* 30% protected. People are behaving as if nothing is happening, still gathering and dining indoors together in large numbers, and wearing only cloth masks which are no longer sufficient (I am guilty of this.). It is not safe to expose myself at work until my booster takes effect, which will not be until after the holiday. I'm so sorry for the disappointment, but our health and well-being need to come first. The sparkles will still be here, once I'm boosted! Thank you so much, as always, for the ongoing support, patience, and understanding as we navigate these unstable waves. May you have a gentle holiday. ✨🧚❄💖🌟
Monday, December 20, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Edit: Appts for December are currently full. If I'm able to open more after the holiday, I will post here and on the facebook page, http://facebook.com/faeryhair <3
Cancellations do happen so you might consider checking the booking link occasionally for those.
December Faery Hair sparkle appointments with Sera are available now via this booking link!
Hope your December is a gentle one so far. Today I got an MRI on my troublesome shoulder, and we got keys to a different apartment, so this week is hectic and stressful for this sparkle faery. My availability is more limited than usual this month - I may add more toward the end of the month if the move to the apartment goes smoothly.
Thanks so much for your patience and support, it means so much to me, especially in the face of such challenges. I am so blessed and grateful for the work I get to do, thank you so much for letting me sparkle you.
Happy Festivus and a Merry Everything! 🎄❄️✨
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Hello sparklers! Here is the booking link for next week and this Friday: https://squareup.com/appointments/book/1eeacd3f-3aa2-481b-a35b-8fa9ba1a426f/LR40ZGEA1QMAG/start
Will put out more appointments on December 15th! ✨
This Sunday, December 5th, the Overlook House is having an all-outdoors Meet Santa event from 11am-12:30pm. I plan to be there to add some xmas cheer and faery/elf ambiance, and could potentially sparkle a little in the studio afterwards. If you're not able to find an appointment time that works for you, let me know if this Sunday might work and I'll see what I can do! 🎅🏻
New holiday Faery Hair Sparkle colors available for your hair or to buy online at faeryhairsparkles.com: Ruby Slipper, Starry Night, and Sparkling Emerald Green ✨
Tutorials for how to tie fairy hair sparkles are on my youtube channel! youtube.com/c/serafaery
Happy December! Hope you're having a sparkly day or evening or wherever this message finds you ❄️
Monday, November 15, 2021
Hi sparklers! Here is the November 15th booking link for Faery Hair sparkles appts through November at the Overlook House:
Last Friday, more than half of my appointments canceled the day of service. There has been a big increase in last-minute cancellations since pandemic. So going forward, card info will be required for booking, and a $25 cancellation fee will be charged if appointments are cancelled less than 24 hours before your scheduled time. This is to protect my time, and also to be fair to all the people who message me throughout the week looking for appointments when I am fully booked. I am so grateful for your patience and support with this new process. Fingers crossed this helps solve the problem at least a little bit. Thank you for understanding! 🍂
Our doorbell works, yay! 🔔 We still have to keep the front door locked, so just ring the bell when you get there - there might be a wait if I'm still sparkling someone :) 🧚
Please let me know if none of the times or days work for you, email is best at email@example.com - occasionally I can free up some time on the weekends or later evenings, if weekdays aren't workable for you. ✨
(If I fail to reply after a couple of days please feel welcome to re-try if you are so inclined, it's so easy for me to lose track of messages, I'm trying to get better! I appreciate your help and patience :)
Thanks so much, happy grateful times! 🦃
I'll send out another email December 1st for fairy hair appts in December. ❄️🦌💖
Monday, November 1, 2021
Hi sparkle friends! Here is the booking link for the next few appts for Faery Hair sparkles in early November at the Overlook House: ✨ Rare Saturday times available this weekend!
Our doorbell is fixed! 🔔 We still have to keep the front door locked so just ring when you get here!
Please let me know if none of the times or days work for you, email is best at firstname.lastname@example.org - occasionally I can free up some additional time 🦄
(If I fail to reply after a couple of days please feel encouraged to re-try if you are so inclined, it's so easy to lose track of messages, I don't mean to ignore anyone, I'm trying to do better! I bought a physical planner, still learning how to use it alongside the digital stuff. I think it's helping? I so appreciate your patience and help and support, that helps too!) 💖
Next batch of appointments will be published November 15th for the rest of the month 🧚
Thanks so much, happy November! 🍂🍄
(ghost fairy and haunted clown at our Halloween party this year, so spooky!)
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Hi sparkly friends! My friends and I are hosting trick-or-treating at the Historic Overlook House this Sunday, Halloween, 10/31/21 5-9pm, no sparkling during the event but you're welcome to stop by if you're in the neighborhood, get some candy and wave hello! Kiddos are not allowed indoors for Halloween, and we hosts will stay in masks while interacting with them.
Faery Hair Sparkle Appointments for November will be released November 1st, I will post here and on http://facebook.com/FaeryHair when they are ready! If you'd like to be added to my email list, send a note to email@example.com and I'll email you whenever new appts are available, I hope to sparkle LOTS over the holidays! Can't wait to see you! ❤
Monday, October 4, 2021
Hi sparkly ones! Here is the booking link for the next few appts for Faery Hair sparkles at the Overlook House: 🏡
Our doorbell works again, yay! 🚪🔔
Please let me know if none of the times or days work for you, email is best at firstname.lastname@example.org - occasionally I can free up some time on the weekends or later evenings, if weekdays aren't workable for you. 🌻
(If I fail to reply after a couple of days please feel welcome to re-try if you are so inclined, it's so easy for me to lose track of messages, I don't mean to ignore anyone, I'm just a bit disorganized. Do you think I should try to use a physical planner? My digital calendar doesn't work very well for me. Just a thought - how do you keep track of your busy lives? Eager faeries wish to know your secrets! 💖
Thanks so much, hope you're enjoying this lovely fall weather! 🍂🎃🍄
Monday, September 13, 2021
**Appts now added for the rest of September!** ✨🌙 Here's the link to book:
If these days/times don't work for you, or if everything is full, please feel free to email me anytime at email@example.com and we can sometimes find a solution.
Currently, aside from kids under 16 and those with a medical exemption, vaccination is still required for in-person appts. I will just ask to see your card, or a photo of it, when you arrive at the Overlook House. Thank you for your patience and understanding! I will re-evaluate this policy in the future as needed.
🍂🍄🎃✨🌙Hi sparkly ones! Here are my appointment options for this week, Sept 14-17:
If the link doesn't work for you please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I might be able to schedule you manually, appointments book fast so sometimes there isn't anything left, but other times there is a glitch that I can fix :)
Proof of vaccination is still required for adults who are able to be vaccinated, for in-person sparkles with me. Kiddos under 16 and anyone with a medical exception are welcome regardless of vaccine status! I will keep an eye on the numbers and lift that restriction when I feel safe to do so. This is an extra safety measure in addition to all of the covid protocols I follow that are required for hair services in Oregon, to protect my at-risk and younger clients who can't get vaccinated, and everyone else. Thank you for your patience and understanding! 💜💖🙏
I can sparkle outdoors by request, I just need to know ahead of time to set that up for us.
My online shop, faeryhairsparkles.com has Black Magic faery hair back in stock, along with two brand new dark seasonal colors, Elderberry (dark purple) and Espresso (dark brown). These offer a much more subtle effect, for those who want more secret, mysterious sparkles. Just in time for spooky season! 👻
Thank you so much for your continued support, it means everything to me, sparkling is what provides for me and my little black cat and sustains me in physical and spiritual ways - I am endlessly grateful to all who participate in this sparkly fun with me. Thank you!
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Sparkly friends! Just a quick note that going forward, I will require vaccination for Faery Hair Sparkles services for all adults, unless unable due to age or a medical reason, and will be checking at all appointments. All unvaccinated children under 16 are welcome! This is to protect my young and at-risk clients, and everyone else. I've followed all covid protocols for hair services for the entirety of the pandemic - this seems like the best way to protect my sparkly community.
Edited to add: The vaccine requirement is not forever! Just until things calm down. This was triggered by having so many littles getting their "back to school" sparkles - I want to protect them and my high-risk clients, as well as everyone else. I cherish absolutely every customer and respect everyone's personal autonomy. <3
If you feel like you need to be outside, OR, if you have ADA requirements and cannot climb stairs, let me know and we can set up in the Garden Room or back patio, I just need a heads up beforehand :)
Thank you so much for your support! My customers have been the most uplifting thing in my world during these difficult times, the kindness and understanding and support I've been shown through all of this warms my heart and energizes my spirit - it is everything to me and I am endlessly grateful.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Hi sparkly ones, here is the booking link for appts for the rest of August 2021, starting tomorrow - sorry it took so long to get these up!
At the faeries' request, here is a little rambling youtube video to deliver a small message from the faeries, via the Faeries Oracle deck.
Happy sparkling! Hope your August is treating you well.
Monday, August 9, 2021
Sparklers, here is the booking link for the first 2 weeks of August. The rest of August will be opened up in a week or so. Thanks so much for your patience!
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if this link isn't working for you. These fill quickly but more will open further along in the month. I can only book a couple of weeks in advance since sometimes the Overlook House books events that I cannot overlap with, so I am beholden to their calendar, too :)
I will ask everyone to continue masking in the studio, I keep windows and doors open but every little bit will help keep everyone safer. Thank you for understanding! 💖
May your summer be sparkly!
Friday, August 6, 2021
This Saturday August 7th, 11am I'll be tying Faery Hair Sparkles outdoors in a shady picnic area at Oaks Park - Anyone is welcome to swing by! $3 per strand as always, sign-up-in-person day-of, no booking appointments online for this one (as it is for a free Enchanted Forest event).
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
Parking: Enter the park at first open gate on your left by boathouse. Head toward pink and blue roller coaster. Park in middle lot.
Events like this are always unpredictable. I could be sitting bored for hours or I could be completely overwhelmed, or something in the middle, who knows! Please understand if I don't answer calls or texts it's because my hands are full of sparkles <3
I will be there until at least 2pm.
Hope to see you there! <3
Monday, August 2, 2021
This Saturday August 7th, 11am at The Oaks Amusement Park will be my next available sparkling opportunity, I'll be tying Faery Hair Sparkles at this Time Traveler's Guild Enchanted Forest costume event, it is free and no costumes are required. Sparkles are $3 per sparkle as always. I'll be sparkling on a sign-up-in-person basis, no booking appointments online for this one. So, if Oaks is in your area and you want to swing by for sparkles, and have time to wait in case my hands are full, I'll be there! I won't be able to answer my phone unless I am on a break, in which case I still won't have a great idea of how busy I'll be at any given time - events like this are always unpredictable. I could be sitting bored for hours or I could be completely overwhelmed, or something in the middle, who knows!
I've had to step back from in-person sparkling this week, and am instead focusing on my website work, as my emotional state has been extremely fragile as I'm coming up on some loss anniversaries and I currently have no access to professional support for this grief processing. I'll hopefully begin booking appointments again the week of August 10th or so. Thanks so much for being patient with me. <3 <3 <3
Friday, July 23, 2021
Recorded a little video inspired by Gail's sparkly fairy hair earrings! And also to address the question of how I got started tying faery hair, where they come from, and whether or not they are actually silk. Nervous to share but here you go!
August in-person fairy hair sparkle appts in Portland will be published in the coming days! Happy summer, happy sparkling! 🌞✨🌟
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Good morning! I had hoped to open up the first week of July Faery Hair Sparkle appointments yesterday, but Thursday July 1 is the only date that will be available that first week, due to sparkle parties and such! So I will open that day up after I get home from work tonight, here and on the facebook page: http://facebook.com/FaeryHair <3 <3 <3
**Edited to add: I crashed so hard after work last night! Aiming to get this set up by Thursday, 6/24 <3
Next Monday I'll open more July dates! 🌞🌈✨
Here is a fun throwback from 10 years ago with my friend Amy, when I was just starting to really get the hang of sparkling (outdoors is a whole other level!)
Monday, June 14, 2021
June is filling up super fast, so posting this link for appointments for the remainder of the month. If booking this way doesn't work for you for whatever reason, you're welcome to text or email me for help! I am a bit swamped with texts and emails so please don't hesitate to send another if you don't get a response within a day or two, I get a lot of messages! I am so grateful for the support, and for your patience, THANK YOU!
There will be more sparkles in July, and once Oregon lifts our covid restrictions for personal services, hopefully I can go back to SPARKLE PARTIES!
Much love and lots of summery sparkles!
Tuesday, May 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.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
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My mother, Molly Elaine Rodway (née 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, firstname.lastname@example.org - 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. ❤
Friday, January 8, 2021
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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 email@example.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.
💖 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. 💖