Bay Area &Tri-Valley Celebrity Hair Stylist – Helen

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 hairstyling, hair treatments, and her advanced hair extension and hair-replacement techniques.

Helen and Jennifer Lewis. Ms Lewis has a prolific TV and movie career, including appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “A Different World,” Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and the series “Girlfriends.” Ms. Lewis has also appeared in several films including “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and several Tyler Perry films including “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Meet the Browns.” Ms. Lewis is an accomplished Broadway singer and actress. Most recently, Ms. Lewis was a guest vocalist on “The Rosie Show” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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.

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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.

Inger Miller & Cryste Gaines, Olympic gold medalists


Professional athletes include Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and the late Florence Griffith Joyner to name a few.

Ms. Owens 3-decades old career has allowed her to meet and work with many celebrities. Here, she poses with Academy award-winning actress and recording artist Cher.

Helen and Tony Award-Grammy-award winning recording artist Jennifer Holliday.


Helen, celebrity master stylist


Helen poses with comedienne Monique Marvez. Ms. Marvez has appeared on the Showtime channel and is an Alma Award nominee.


A sample of Ms. Owens’ accolades and awards is below; visit Ms. Owens on the Her Secret facebook page and don’t forget to “Like” us!

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  •  Pink Magazine. “Triumph,” a monthly section that celebrates women who have overcome great challenges to become a success.


  • Lucky Magazine. Article on styling options for summer hair.


  •  Salon Today.  Article on creating a successful salon interviewed and quoted on how to better service special needs clients.


  •   Hype Hair. “Shining Stars” award for services  provided to women losing their hair.


  •   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.


  •  Citiflight Magazine. Public Service Finalist: Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area.


  •   KCRA 3 News.  Three-minute close up Profile on service to women with hair loss.


  •   KNTV 11 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.


  •   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.


  •    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.