Meet Sheila

Celebrating 42 years in the industry​

Sheila Head is the proud founder and owner of Head Designs Salon. An award-winning veteran Cosmetologist, Colorist, Haircutter, Herbalist, and Texture specialist.

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Active in the community

Sheila has also utilized her salon to offer entrepreneur incubation for local cosmetology graduates that aspire to own their own salon.

She continues to fill her shelves with local homemade products made in the homes of aspiring business owners.

Sheila hosts an event called “Garden of Information,” which focuses on health and wellness education for and by the community featuring local yoga and Zumba instructors, artists, authors, and alternative health specialists.


Sheila has used her business to contribute to health, education, entrepreneurship and the advancement of the community where Head Designs Salons resides.

Sheila has contributed  many years to the Women’s Cancer Resource Center.  Where her friends and clients continue to support the center’s yearly Swim-A-Mile for a Cure fundraiser.


In the 90’s Head Designs Salon led the way with ongoing HIV awareness and education and was featured in an Oakland Tribune article about the salon serving as a vehicle for a community call to action.

In 1996, Head Designs took that enthusiasm to East Africa, teaching and training at the Kenya School of Hairdressing in Nairobi. Sheila worked closely with a graduating student named Anna who later opened her own salon


Head Designs Salon won the 2012-2013 “Mike McPherson Pillar” Oakland Indie Award and became the 1st honoree of the 2013 Madame C.J. Waker Hair Stylist of the Year award.

Business & Recognition Community Award
2012 – 2013
Mike McPherson Pillar
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Welcome to Head Design

I start all of my new clients with 30 min. Consultation so that I can get to know your personal hair care needs. Before scheduling appointments.

It’s a no-pressure way to talk freely about your hair and what you like to have done.

I look forward to meeting you!

COVID - 19 Next Steps

Hello everybody, as we know, the Delta variant is really running rampant, and with that, the mask mandates have been reissued. 

In the salon, I’ve been exercising the option of vaccinated clients to wear a 😷  or not during service. Unvaccinated clients or clients who prefer not to say WILL NEED TO   wear their masks during service. 

The salon has a ventilation system that brings fresh air in and takes the air out, and I also leave the door open for extra ventilation.

Let’s BEAT this virus  TOGETHER!