Welcome to Artful Designs Hair Care , a quality family oriented hair salon at Southwest Harbor Shoppes on Seal Cove Rd. in
Southwest Harbor, ME, providing customized salon services for
women, men and children. 
The salon, established in 1984, is open year round
  Peruse the paintings and have a cup of tea during a visit to this well established salon in Southwest Harbor. Enhance your beauty experience while getting your hair and make up done.
Stop by for a quiet moment in your busy day.

Decorating? Buy an original piece of artwork by the owner, Barbara Strubell.

It's here now, see my paintings at  

Hello, My granddaughter,
Natalie Harriman is a member at Downeast School Friends PTO and we are conducting a fundraising campaign to help raise needed monies for our school/organization. The profits generated from this fundraiser will be credited to both Natalie Harriman as well as Downeast School Friends PTO. Please click on the link below to view our shopping pages and get started! Thank you in advance for your support!

To view the fundraising site, please click here
Note: If you have trouble connecting to the website using the above link, please cut and paste the following web address into your browser, then hit the "Enter" key.
OPTION 2: Go to www.MeadowFarms.com
Click on the shopping link and enter student ID number "70904"

Note cards with Barbara's artwork are available at the shop and Westside Florist!

Press release, Mt Desert Islander April 4

Artful Designs Hair Care will keep you looking your best. Owner Barbara Strubell offers cuts, color, perms, styling, natural nail manicures and many other services. She enjoys giving her clients quality service and a beautiful,
custom look. Barbara is also deeply committed to helping you keep your hair healthy. She researches her products carefully to be sure they are sustainable, cruelty-free and do not contain harmful ingredients. Artful Designs welcomes clients “from age 2 to 102.”
 Barbara takes pride in giving personalized attention
to her clients and she dedicates herself to complete customer satisfaction. The salon is a bright, airy, inviting space where clients feel cared for. Large windows let in lots of natural light and open up to a soothing view. “I want my customers to feel good while they are here. I want them to know they are listened to,” Barbara says. She also adds personal touches — fresh flowers, tea and coffee, cookies and candies — to make her customers comfortable.

Barbara is an experienced professional. She stays current with the latest styles, tools and techniques. She began her career as a hairdresser in 1972 and opened the salon in Southwest Harbor in 1984. In 2006, Candy Potter joined the Artful Designs staff as receptionist and Sue Damon as stylist. This year, the salon is completing renovations and Barbara is looking forward to taking Artful Designs to the next level. “We’re growing,” says Barbara. “I want to build a team of stylists and add a nail technician to expand our services.” 

 In her free time, Barbara volunteers for Alström Syndrome International. She also enjoys oil painting and you’ll see her artwork displayed at the salon. “Art gives me another way to be creative and expressive,” she says. 

The salon is open year-round and is handicap accessible. Call for an appointment today.

11A Seal Cove Rd., Southwest Harbor 
Southwest Harbor Shoppes


I am looking for new staff this summer. Are you a stylist, manicurist, pedicurist, or shampoo assistant looking for a career opportunity?
Please contact Barbara for an interview. 244-9062

Winter Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 to 5, 
Saturday  9 to 2. 
Evenings by appointment.

We are closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.  

Walk ins available by chance.

Artful Designs Hair Care has served the Mount Desert Island area for over 28 years. Our goal is to provide the latest and best of today’s hair styling techniques, keeping healthy hair always as our first concern.
We help you choose what’s best for you, taking into account your facial features, skin tone, eyes and natural hair color. 
Let us enhance your style with a personal touch. We want you to experience the difference. 
For further information, please call us at 207-244-9062

We care about your hair and the environment.

The pleasant atmosphere of the salon compliments the casual way of life in Maine. Natural looking color and perms, with easy to style (no care) hair, suits today’s busy people. We also do those special do’s for more formal occasions.Special occasions are handled with expertise.

We are trying to be as green a salon as possible. We reduce, reuse and recycle.  Here is a list of what we are currently doing;

  • We recycle newspaper, magazines plastic, metal, and glass, cardboard at the transfer station. 
  • We buy recycled paper products for the bathroom and printing and print both sides.Waxed paper hot cups are used instead of Styrofoam (more sanitary than ceramic). 
  • Non toxic cleaners are used in maintenance.Plants detoxify the air.
  • We winterize to conserve energy.
  • We get our own 5 gal. bottles of local spring water, reusing the bottles.
  • Compact fluorescent and fluorescent lights are used.
  • Our old cotton towels and packing material are reused by other businesses.
  • We donate obsolete products and samples to a needy charitable organization.
We shut off computer and power strips nightly

Ask about our Client Referral Rewards! Send us new business and earn 
Artful Designs dollars. 
Please call 207-244-9062 for your next appointment. 

We accept Master Card , Visa. and American Express

e-mail        artful.designs@myfairpoint.net

We are handicap accessible.

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