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DANA SŌWA: the Heart & Soul of the Sanctuary

"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision - then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." -Audre Lorde




owner, stylist, colorist, psychic readings




Owner, Master Stylist, Sensei Medium

Dana Sowa is the owner and founder of SŌWA Sanctuary & Spa, but she is not a typical business owner or stylist.  She is equal parts fashionista, trendsetter, and artist, with a dab of spiritual healer all blended together in one dynamic package. Dana has a special talent for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds.  New and previous clients instantly feel comfortable and loved.  SŌWA’s passion and vision is pervasive and it stays with her clients long after they leave the sanctuary she has created.  

Dana spent her formative years on the Northside of Chicago and completed her training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. Although young at heart, she is a seasoned professional, having spent more than 18 years making her clients beautiful. Her award-winning work has been featured in multiple publications including Modern Luxury Magazine. A spin thru her Rolodex of clients includes pro athletes and their spouses, television personalities, and recording artists.  In addition, Dana is also certified master of Great Lengths Extensions.  

Since Dana founded SŌWA Sanctuary & Spa in 2018, she has surpassed her goal of creating a judgment free environment -- no bad attitudes or bad hair days allowed! SŌWA is a one stop shop, to meet your soulful beauty needs.



SŌWA Sanctuary & Spa is collaborating with IN COMMON Beauty to #IgniteTheWay for today’s #FreedomFighters seeking #justice and #equity for the historically oppressed and most vulnerable members of our society.  Together we also commit to bringing #SoulfulBeauty and a #CalmCenterGlow to our nations #FirstResponders and #FrontLineWorkers fighting this global pandemic.

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The Sanctuary offers an environment where everyone can express their individuality, personal power, and soulful beauty. I’ve carefully curated a world-class community of experts who embody this vibe and at the same time can flourish in our culture of authenticity and diversity.  We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel relaxed, recognized, and supported. 


Community Building: We aim to be the premier co-working space in the beauty industry—as well as a good neighbor to our local community.


Zen: We strive to help every client connect to their true self.


Inclusiveness: We embrace & serving all identities with the grace and magic they deserve.


Sustainable Practices: We take the time to honor the earth and people who work on it.