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Emerson Salon is the best hair salon on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Our experienced hair stylists and colorists have been fusing the latest trends with top hair techniques for years. Whether you’re looking to transform your look in Seattle with a new haircut and color or just maintain your already hip style, we are here and ready to help.

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909 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
T: 206-323-7437

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Hair is Undead

Hair is dead but living – and so are zombies! Walking Dead on AMC newest episode was last night and ironically, one of our stylists, D’Arcy Harrison, is running a crowdsource campaign for a zombie themed fringe theatrical production. (D’Arcy will continue to provide quality hair services through in addition to her side artistic pursuits with

“Love in the Time of Zombies,” by Damian Trasler will be performed this June through the Pocket Theater at the Ballard Underground on NW Market St.Vagabond Alley Productions has gathered many rewards levels from Sugar Plum Spa, D’Arcy Hair Design, Rain City Integrative Clinic, Seattle Public Theater,, and more!

You can even become a zombie in our 3 chapter video teasers to be released in April/May! Donate at the link below to find out more!

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Friday, January 31st, 2014

Seahawks State of Mind

Check out this great music video celebrating the Seattle Seahawks and featuring the hair and makeup of Emerson’s very own Chandra! Go Hawks!

Seahawks State of Mind – Phillip Lomax ft. Tess Henley (Super Bowl Anthem) from Lumenaura Creative on Vimeo.

This video is a an anthem for the Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl. Chandra Chenvert was hired to do the hair and makeup for Phillip Lomax (the jazz singer featured on the X factor) and she is an extra 12th man Fan in the video as well. Check it out and feel free to share it!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

ColorProof Intro

Hair Guy Lancer is now carrying the ColorProof hair product line at Emerson Salon, at an Introductory Discount of 9.83% off standard retail pricing!

“All ColorProof products are formulated to deliver all of the good benefits, and none of the bad.”

Lancer Forney
Hair Professional

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Big Hair Product Sale at Emerson Salon going on now till gone!

40% off all clearance items!

How can I participate?

1) Click to see all Clearance Alterna, Kevin.Murphy, MoroccanOil, and Evo hair products on Hair Guy Lancer’s Square Market page.
2) Come to Emerson Salon to snatch them up while you can- they’re going fast!

What’s coming in?
ColorProof Color Care!

Why the new addition?
“All ColorProof products are formulated to deliver all of the good benefits, and none of the bad.” -No other hair product company can make that claim!

-post by Hair Guy Lancer

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Stylists in Season

The independent stylists at Emerson Salon
wish to cordially invite you -
(our clients, friends and family )
to a
Holiday Open House and Potluck Monday Dec. 23rd 7:30-10:30pm.
Check out event details below on this public event page

Feel free to stop by for a drink, a nibble, some laughs and maybe some little surprises!
We want to share our great space, community and atmosphere in the spirit of the season.
Bring some snacks to share -and a smile.
You are the community we love Capitol Hill!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Join in the Fun!

In line with our usual tradition, Emerson Salon’s independent stylists give you an offer you just can’t refuse!

Any paid appointment booked for July 26, 27 and 28 will receive one complimentary Capitol Hill Block Party pass for a day of your choice! (this is not a physical pass but your name will be left at the ticket booth once the appointment is executed. ID will be needed at the 12th and E. Pike St. gate to the festival)

**Each stylist has their own price list but generally, haircuts range between $25-45 based on length, and color services generally start at $70 and go up based on length and type of service.**

If you’d like to make an appointment, use the online booking request form on this site and make sure to write “CHBP hair” in the comments or contact your stylist directly by looking at their individual stylist profile.

HINT: Any appointments booked July 26, 27 and 28 please be aware that there is ONLY ONE ENTRANCE for EMERSON SALON during Block Party. The accessible entrance is located at Broadway and E. Pike St and make sure to tell the security official you have an appointment at Emerson Salon.

Looks like its gonna be great weather for this! Featured this weekend: A-Trak, Flaming Lips, 18 Individual Eyes, Katie Kate and many more!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Strong Buffalo Stride

D’Arcy Hair Design at Emerson Salon continues to partner with the uber talented rapper Katie Kate and makes sure Kate’s hair is looking unique and fresh whenever she is doing press, performances or events.

Katie Kate is one of the Stranger’s Music Genius Nominees which will announce its winners in September and she was most recently mentioned and recommended on NPR (18 minutes into segment.)

This “force to be reckoned with” just debuted her second album’s new material at Neumos as she opened for Don’t Talk to the Cops (pictured below.) Have a listen to the first single,” Buffalo,” off her sophomore album.

Want D’Arcy to rock out your haircut or hair color service?
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


The Brazilian Blowout treatment is back, and I like it! Doing smoothing treatments has been one of my specialties for a while. I’ve had mixed results with a few of the different brands, but, this one seems to be the best one. Come in and see me for a treatment! The price is dependent on length and thickness, starting at $90.

“Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.”

Post by John Struble

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Join the Road Trip

Did you know that Emerson Salon has a theatre artist in its midst? Indeed we do! On top of her daily duties as hair extraordinaire- D’Arcy Harrison has reignited her craft in the Seattle fringe theatre scene by auditioning for Theatre Puget Sound while working with a reputable Stella Adler Acting Coach, Charles Waxberg ( D’Arcy has an extensive background in theatrical production, performance, in addition to set and lighting design after receiving her BFA in Acting at Emerson College in Boston, MA.

The most recent show D’Arcy will be performing in is called, “Cedar and the Redwoods,” and it is an original ensemble driven tragicomedy put on by Copious Love Productions. The play follows 20 something Cedar as she receives news of a family death and drives from San Francisco to Portland, OR for the funeral. Cedar is not alone on her drive though; the stress has exacerbated her schizophrenic condition and her other personalities are distracting her. She must battle her personal demons as well as ghosts from her past as she struggles to survive her journey through the Redwood forest.

Come see the show and be part of this poetic piece’s Seattle debut!!

March 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 30 and April 5, 6. Pay What You Can: Thursdays (14+ 28). Doors at 7pm, all performances start at 7:30pm at Washington Hall on 14th Ave and Fir (Central District).

Reserve Tickets at:
Visit the facebook event page here:

Read D’Arcy’s hairstylist bio on this site or go to to learn more about her pricing and see pictures of her cut,color and styling work!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

London Looks

In the hair industry, attending regular ongoing education is recommended to stay current and strong on trends, techniques and styling tips. The goal is to keep skills fresh and fun while still introducing practicality to our clients in the salon. D’Arcy Hair Design (at Emerson Salon) recently attended a labelm haircut demo fashion show at 1927 events in Seattle, WA. Labelm is the newer product line from the geniuses who helm Toni & Guy London. (FYI: TIGI in the US is not owned by Toni & Guy.)The entire weekend was helmed by the International Artistic Director, Anthony Edge, who tours the US sharing looks and education from his base in Miami. Although we do not carry the labelM products, we do love to learn from all sources in the hair industry.

Anthony previewed the hottest looks from their 2013 Look Book collection that literally released this month! The pictures above show you some of what he shared with us and emphasized techniques like disconnection, offset perimeters, and overdirection. These are terms for different ways to section and conduct haircuts that stray from the traditional, commercial approaches we are taught in school. These techniques emphasize movement, slight asymmetry and style versatility and tend to be quick and fun to style. As they say, the cut is the style!

D’Arcy also had the pleasure of attending a “Creative Cutting” class conducted by Anthony Edge the day after the demonstration show. There, she was guided on how to create a cut called “The Terrin.” The goal of this haircut was to create an “offset” bob length with tons of movement. Off set is where the front pieces are slightly uneven so this is different than asymmetry. Asymmetry is the type of cut that has more severe disconnection between the sides when looked at head on. The sides and nape in the terrin were established with layering and a set perimeter after. Then, the top and crown were disconnected subtely longer from the underneath and overdirected to one side. It was a lot of fun to do and was a great way to freshen up Alexandra’s look without going too short.

Want a sassy and fresh new look? Book with D’Arcy for a cut or color Wednesday through Saturday!