Welcome to Artful Designs Hair Care and Art, 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.

Artful Designs Hair Care and Art
Invites you to help us celebrate our 35th year in business.

Anniversary party Friday July 19th,
at the salon.
4-6 pm
Food and drink
Raffle drawing

35th Anniversary Sale
35% OFF price marked
 all Retail Products* on the shelves

Styling Products

and Art
If you don’t see your favorite painting, please ask!
(updated prices on art)


*Except Goose Cove Studio Jewelry

Artful Designs clients​, win a painting!

Raffle tickets $15.00 sold at the salon.

First prize, an oil painting of your choice at the salon, value from $700 to $2,000.
Second prize, a watercolor painting of your choice at the salon, value $250 to $350.
Third prize, a $ 100 gift certificate from Artful Designs Hair Care and Art.

Drawing to be held 
Friday July 19, 2019 
at the anniversary party, 4-6 pm.

I thank all of my loyal clients for your support through these 35 years!

Artful Designs is looking for a year round part-time licensed manicurist/pedicurist. Hours are flexible. Pay is commission based. Please call Barbara at 244-9062.

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

See my other paintings at  

Note cards with Barbara's artwork are available at the shop.

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.

 As 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. She 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.” 

 I am now a member of the American Hair Loss Council and am ready to take care of your thinning hair needs with hair pieces and DiBiase extensions.

 In her free time, she 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


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, Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Trenton, Ellsworth, and Acadia National Park area for over 30 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.

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, Discover, and American Express.

e-mail        artful.designs@myfairpoint.net

We are handicap accessible.

I am looking for new staff. Are you a stylist, manicurist, pedicurist, or shampoo assistant looking for a career opportunity?

Please contact Barbara for an interview. 244-9062​

Press release Southwest Harbor Shoppes block party July 19th, 2014.

We would like to thank all of the businesses at Southwest Harbor Shoppes for hosting and contributing to our 30th anniversary block party.

Dave and Anne Benson, who built Southwest Harbor Shoppes, were our guests of honor and recipients of the golden hammer and paint brush. Dave gave us a trip down memory lane of the history of the shops.

Special thanks to Danny harper and his band. We appreciate his time and fine music which made the occasion festive. Thanks to Susi Homer for the tents and Ernie Murphy for the band’s awning. Also thanks to Bruiser for being there in a moment’s notice with the flat bed and power, Chad Terry for the porta potty and Scott Alley for the safety cones.

The contributing businesses were: Milagro, Liquor Locker LLC, Artful Designs Hair Care and Art, Westside Florist, Brandon and Laura’s, Quilt and Fabric, MDI Vacation Homes, Snow2 CPA, Small Animal Clinic, SW Video LLC, Goodwin’s Construction, A Mother’s Love day care, and Dead River (who supplied the wonderful second prize gift basket). Everyone made a big effort and this became a terrific group celebration. 

The winner of the art raffle was Leigh Liebow, 50/50 raffle went to Nancy Reed, winners of the 3 gift baskets were, Laura Hodgen, Binnie and Stan McDonald, and Susi Homer. 

We had a great turnout and support from the community.

Barbara Strubell and Gail Royal​