Style Time: Celia Shields

By Leslie Moore

Style Time: Celia Shields

Celia Shields, Celia’s Hair Works

Tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Myrtle Beach, and am originally from Pennsylvania, but my dad’s job required us to move a lot so I’ve lived all over. While I was in high school, at 16, I shadowed my hairdresser for a day, and knew right away that was what I wanted as my career. It wasn’t what my dad had envisioned for me, but now he is very proud of my success. I graduated from one of the best cosmetology schools in the southeast in Gastonia, North Carolina. My first job was assisting in a local salon, and then I went to work at the mall, but soon realized I needed more creative freedom. I rented a booth in another shop and enjoyed it, but eight months ago I decided it was time to open my own salon.

Everyone asks me about my tattoos. I love tattoos – they have always intrigued me and are part of my signature look. All of mine are cosmetology-related.

What is your favorite “me time” activity?

I live with my boyfriend, and we do a lot of activities with his son – we’re trying to keep him away from the television as much as possible. I also love to paint, even though I don’t consider myself an artist. My mother is a very talented artist, and her works hang in my salon.

Favorite online activity?

I guess I would have to say Facebook. It’s a great way to keep in touch with people, and I can market my salon for free. YouTube is fun, too. When we need a laugh we watch cute kitten videos!

How do you stay fit?

I do yoga and lift weights. I also stay away from processed foods and sugar as much as possible.

Tell us about Celia’s Hair Works.

I opened my shop on July 1st of this year. Each of my clients gets my undivided attention, and I never rush anyone. It takes time to work with people and find out exactly what they want, and a good stylist knows which questions to ask. My goal is for my clients to feel relaxed and pampered while they’re in my salon.

I just love hair. It’s an art, like painting or sculpting, and if you understand how hair works, you can do most anything. Usually, I can visualize the end result of my work before I even get started.

Celia’s Hair Works is located in The Soho Shops in Market Common at 926 Iris Street, Unit H, and is open from 9 am-5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For an appointment, call 843-945-9891 or visit

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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