The Salon Chair Therapist


My friends and salon clients refer to me as The Salon Chair “Therapist” because I encourage them to beautify themselves inside and out as focusing on one and not the other only reaps minimal results in their pursuit of a happy and successful life.

This site is a fabulous space for you to unwind and receive tips on fashion and beauty as well as information about great travel destinations (domestically and abroad), inspiration from my Fascinating People blog, I will answer your questions about life, love and the pursuit of happiness in my Ask Raina column and other fun and exciting things.

You deserve the best that life has to offer. So, stop by anytime to absorb and apply great information to your life…..the good life beckons!

Raina Shaw
The Salon Chair “Therapist”.

Fascinating People

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Fascinating People: Keesh Winkler-Smith.

A candid interview with Keesh Winkler-Smith. Celebrity make up artist/personal groomer for E Entertainment Television’s Terrence J! SCD: Where did you grow up? And, how did your hometown shape your personality? KWS: I grew up in Baltimore Maryland and I really believe I always danced to my own beat, I realized very young that I was […]


Fascinating People: Kym Oubre

Chatting it up with double threat, celebrity hairstylist make up artist, founder of Kym Nicole Beauty, Kym Oubre! SCD: Where did you grow up and what prompted you to choose a career as a Beauty Professional (Hairstylist and Make Up Artist)? KO: I grew up between Oakland, CA & Los Angeles, CA. Beauty has always […]


Fascinating People: Gabrielle Lewis

Founder and president of Thrifty Hunter Magazine, Gabrielle Lewis discusses how to have a fabulous lifestyle without breaking the bank! SCD: When you were coming of age and developing your sense of style, who influenced you the most? I.e. family member, celebrity, public figure. GL: My older sister has always played a great role in […]


Fascinating People: Deneen Vaughn

Salon Chair diaries’ in depth conversation about the challenges of women in corporate america, balancing family with career and other pearls of wisdom with entrepreneur/corporate event producer (for mini usa), Deneen Vaughn! SCD: Where did you grow up? DV: I grew up in L.A. (No, not Lower Alabama, or Louisiana), Los Angeles, more specifically, Inglewood, […]