February 1, 2021 4:25 pm Mom of the Week – Sarah Frazier, Owner of the New Boheme Salon!
Besides motherhood, what other careers/opportunities have you enjoyed? And what are your strongest qualities?
I just took the huge leap of opening my own salon in Greenwich, BOHEME SALON. Unfortunately, I was let go from my last salon because of Covid, so I took the chance to realize my forever dream to bring to life a salon that marries luxury standards with a relaxed bungalow vibe that has been missing in the space.
I knew I wanted to do hair when I was very young, braiding hair in the middle of the soccer field. “Sarah’s parents, get her off the field if she isn’t going to play.”
After high school, I followed my dream and put myself through cosmetology school by working at Bloomingdale’s in NYC. It was school during the day and work at night.
I then spent 20 years in the world of luxury hair. I launched my career in the penthouse of Bergdorf Goodman then later moved to Frederic Fekkai Salon in both NYC and Greenwich.
My strongest qualities are that I am driven, relentless, honest and loyal. I am everyone’s cheerleader, want everyone to succeed and believe there is plenty for everyone.
What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?
I have two beautiful and amazing daughters, Brigette, 16 and Phoebe, 14. We love anything outdoors. Some of our favorite activities are to go to the beach and hike in Cold Springs, New York. To mix it up sometime they skateboard and I will roller skate with them. My greatest wish for them is to be strong independent women, find something they are passionate about and truly find happiness within themselves.
Who has had the biggest influence upon you?
Definitely, my mom, who was single and raising three young children. She worked two jobs and was still an amazing mom and was always there for us. She modeled strength and positivity for me, creating my tenacity, drive to succeed and optimism that I could and would. She also gave me her many words of wisdom, including “don’t mess this up” when I became a mom. Thanks mom, no pressure there! One of my favorite quotes from her in raising children is “be the basket” for all of their emotional needs and problems, i.e. unconditional love and support.
What quality do you most admire in a mother?
The mothers I know and admire the most are those that are essentially selfless, sacrifice endlessly for their children and give them as much love as they need. I have absolute reverence for those of us mothers who can survive on dry shampoo, caffeine and a huge dose of humor.
Were you happiest in elementary, middle high school or college? Please explain why.
Elementary because I was living in California, my favorite place. Middle school was too AWKWARD and then I moved to the East coast in high school and it took some time to adjust.
My love of California and my California attitude and roots are the inspiration for my salon here. I designed my salon to feel like my days in California. Entering a friend’s home with a nod to nostalgia. From the signature scent, the eclectic art, the cow skin hides, hip music from the classic Marshall amp, and the rolling bar cart, it represents laid back luxury.
What do you like to do for fun and what is your idea of a perfect day?
Beach with my girls, outdoor shower, oysters, rose and watch the sunset.
What is one of your favorite books? Movies?
Casablanca, who doesn’t love Humphrey Bogart?
What is your favorite type of food and what do you love to cook?
Hands down, my favorite food is a California burrito from El Churrascos in Manhattan Beach in California after surfing. It definitely has to be accompanied by a Pineapple Whip from their super cool “slushie” machine. I love to cook anything for a holiday meal that gathers our family together. My girls and I cook together which also make it that much more fun.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Bali to live in a simple hut where I can bask in the sun (with sunscreen of course) and jump off my deck into the water anytime. I would of course request to do all of the locals’ hair.
Where is your favorite place to Party with Moms and what is your drink of choice?
Any restaurant that serves oysters. I love Matunuck Oyster Bar in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Seeing a pattern yet? Rose in the summer and Pinot Noir in the winter.
In this new experience of coronavirus, with quarantine and social distancing, has there been any positive development for your family?
Absolutely. We got to spend more time together than ever. It was my first summer since I can remember that I did not work and got to be with my children. We had family pool parties and realized my dream of opening my own salon.
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