Her Secret was founded by Helen Owens, an award-winning, nationally recognized celebrity hairstylist and hair weaving/hair extension specialist who is also a hair loss survivor. Helen Owens has over 25 years experience in designing and creating couture hair weaving, extensions, and handmade wigs for theater and everyday wear. Ms. Owens spent the majority of her career providing Hair Couture in the Bay Area and continues the tradition for women everywhere. She has been featured in local and national media for her work in cutting edge hair styling, hair treatments, and her advanced hair extension and hair-replacement techniques (a sample of her accolades follows). Ms. Owens has contributed to the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program and received service awards in hair styling for her contributions in the Bay Area.
Ms. Owens has also styled public figures for years, including such celebrities as the original Dreamgirl Tony-award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Holliday (see the video here), former It’s Raining Men “Weather Girl” Izora Armstead and R&B legend Sylvester. Professional athletes include Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and the late Florence Griffith Joyner to name a few.
Reach Helen Owens
Ms. Owens can be reached by phone at 510-910-4850 (voice, text or FaceTime) or 925-606-6587 (voice), and/or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or social media via the links below. You can also complete the contact form below or reach Ms. Owens on Google HelpOuts for a scheduled video consultation (she is also available for video consultations on Skype).
You can also find Ms. Owens on her social media pages:
Helen Owens: Awards
CityFlight Magazine. Public Service Nominee, Category Finalist, Ten Most Influential African-Americans in the Bay Area.
Hype Hair Magazine, Shining Stars Award for unique hair-loss solutions and restoring confidence to women losing their hair.
Helen Owens: Television/Radio Appearances
CNBC. Appeared on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, a nightly show on the CNBC network that highlights the success of entrepreneurs. Story of how personal struggle with hair loss was turned into a successful business.
KCRA 3 News. Three-minute close up Profile on service to women with hair loss.
KTVU Channel 2 News. Profile on hair replacement techniques. The five-minute close up included feedback from hair-loss experts and showcased salon as a sympathetic place that services women loosing their hair.
TV30. Profile with local radio host to discuss the impact on women suffering from hair loss.
KBAY. Appeared on weekly public affairs program to educate the public on how hair loss affects women.
KFRC. Appeared on Street Talk, a public affairs program dedicated to educating the public on a variety of issues.
KMEL. Appeared on one of the Bay Area’s largest radio stations in a short segment to educate the public on hair loss in women.
KEZR. Appeared on the weekly public affairs program to share personal story of hair loss.
Seasoned Women Health Radio, topic is managing hair health as we age.
W4CS/W4WM – Women for Women Network, topic is how to manage hair thinning and hair follicle changes related to chemotherapy.
Helen Owens: Featured in News Media
Pleasanton Weekly. Close-up on the unique hair replacement services provided by Helen to women in the Bay Area and Tri-Valley areas.
Pink Magazine. “Triumph,” a monthly section that celebrates women who have overcome great challenges to become a success.
City Room. Helping consumers better understand the ins and outs of the hair replacement industry.
The Independent. What’s Your hair challenge? None too big for Helen of Her Secret. This article provides insight on the myriad options available to women looking to restore their self-esteem and confidence along with their crowning glory.
Salon Today. Article on creating a successful salon and how to better service special needs clients.
Pleasanton Gazette. “Her Secret Is To Restore Confidence” shares a glimpse into the impact restoring women’s crowning glory has on their self-esteem.
Bay Area Business Woman. Subject of an article called “Coping with Hair Loss.” Writer J. Hawkins wrote, “The solution is not simple, and [Helen] believes that women with [hair-loss] need spiritual help. She is an activist for hair-loss syndromes, and turned her own calamity [with alopecia] into a mission.”
The Daily Review & Tri-Valley Herald. Featured in “Hairweaving Specialist to the Rescue,” which provided insight on hairweaving as a viable alternative for women with any length of hair.
Oakland Tribune. One of only a few nominees of the Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area quoted in a story about all the nominees in this year’s categories.
Lucky Magazine. Article on styling options for summer hair.