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June 11, 2008
Expanding her hair empire

Photograph by Lyra Halprin

Jacquelyn Crabtree (pictured) is a familiar face on the Sacramento hair-styling scene. I know I've seen her - curling iron and hair spray in hand - at many of the fashion shows I've covered, from Sacramento to San Francisco. (She's also made the fashion trek to L.A.)

Oh, and she and Patricia Woodward, an assistant professor at Sac State (kinesiology and health science), are co-owners of Strands Salon & Spa, 3271 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento. The Aveda-inspired salon opened about six years ago after Jacquelyn and Patricia relocated here from Fresno.

Their beauty bonanza is now cutting its way across the Causeway with the announcement that the two have purchased Tangles Salon Spa in Davis (also an Aveda salon), 630 Second St.

John Hausler, Tangle's longtime owner, will remain at the salon as a stylist, as will Kara Smith.

And, yes, Tangles customers will still be able to drink in that all-too-familiar Aveda "scent" that's so distinctive of the line's eco-friendly styling products.

Jacquelyn e-mails, "We're thrilled to have a Strands in Davis now. We appreciate the community's interest in the environment, and the many friendly people."

How J.C. is going to fit another salon into her business sked will be nothing short of amazing.

FYI: Strands does the hair and makeup for Kristen Simoes and Guy Farris, co-hosts of the weekday 9 a.m. "Sacramento & Co." show on Channel 10. Recently, the salon coifed the "Sex and the City" event at the Crest Theatre.

And Jacquelyn has been known to have her hands in first lady Maria Shriver's lovely locks and the lesser locks of the governor himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The new Davis version of Strands is set to hold an official open house in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

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