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Archive for July, 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

The Capitol Hill Block Party Round Up

The Seattle Capitol Hill Block Party was pretty amazing and epic as always. Check out some of the videos and pictures from this weekend which all happened literally in front of Emerson Salon.

Built To Spill

The Gossip

The Blakes

Jesus Lizards

Band of Skulls

Deerhunter

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Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Styling Stylish Bangs

Bangs have been a stylish option in many forms throughout the “ages.” From the ancient times of Cleopatra, to the silent movie era of Louise Brooks, or on to the sexy Bettie Page or 1960′s mod Julie Christie- we can see how bangs have timelessness as well as a period feel.

When styling a solid bang like Gwen’s or Bettie Page’s:
  • towel dry after shampooing, rough dry until 40% dry and apply a cocktail of Kevin Murphy Easy Rider and Bodyguard Lotion
  • use a round brush to create the soft look on a blunt bang by slowly creating tension on the brush with medium heat. Make sure to direct the heat down the hair shaft so as not to ruffle up the cuticle layer that will cause frizz
  • flat iron any difficult pieces while using a scooping convex motion
  • spray lightly with Kevin Murphy Session Spray for shiny, firm hold

When styling more textured bangs like Jennifer Lopez or Julie Christie:

  • towed dry after shampooing, rough dry 40% dry, then add Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion
  • use a flat cushion brush to blow dry the bangs with light tension making sure to direct the medium heat dryer down the hair shaft
  • comb the dry bangs down and oscillate the dryer over the bangs to create lightness and movement
  • lightly spray with Alterna Working Spray 10-12 inches away for flexible, light hold

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Saturday, July 25th, 2009

The Get Up Kids Reunion Tour


The Get Up Kids is one of my all time favorite bands that influenced me in more ways than I can count. I am happy to hear they will be getting back together for a reunion tour. So many great memories of friends, band tees, converse shoes and amazing rock shows.

The Get Up Kids will be playing at Neumos on Sept 18th. Be sure to get you tickets to this epic show at at frontgatetickets.com. Check out their video for Action Action below!


My favorite Get Up Kids album was “Something to Write Home About,” which had its 10 year anniversary last November. This album got me through some tough times and included such classic songs as Ten Minutes, Long Goodnight, and I’m A Loner Dottie, A Rebel.


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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Cap To The Hill Throwing Giant Party


Local bloggers cap to the hill won a prize to throw a $10,000 party in remembrance of the block of Pine street between Belmont and Boylston that is now the People’s Parking Lot. Details are still in the making, but the they are planning the event in mid August. More information can be found at the captothehill blog post or on the Capitol Hill Seattle blog post. I think this party should be in honor of Capitol Hill’s vibrant blogger culture!

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

From Captain Jack Sparrow to Public Enemy John Dillinger

I want to talk about Johnny Depp’s recent hairstyle change today. The infamous Captain Jack Sparrow’s hair was a custom wig, with hair added, extended and dreadlocked.

  • Dreadlocks are maintained with products especially made for them. I like the Knotty Boy line the best; it is natural, good quality, and holds up well.
  • Wigs cannot be shampooed with regular hair shampoos because the hair is not attached to a scalp with skin and circulation.
  • It is highly advisable to use the manufacturer’s recommended wig shampoo and conditioner. For synthetic wigs, you can make up a simple cleanser at home.

In his current movie, Public Enemies, Johnny as Dillinger sports a replication of a classic criminal haircut oft seen in the “public enemy” criminals of the Great Depression era.


Depp’s makeup artist did a fantastic job with his makeup and his wardrobe is impeccable.

Dillinger’s hair was much finer than Depp’s and was faded alot higher and tighter on the sides and in the back.
I have a client or two who love and wear the WWII/Great Depression-era haircut. The rockabilly scene cut isn’t too far from this cut either.

FACTS:
  • Hair products were not regulated until the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act was passed in 1938.
  • Hair clippers were manual; not electric. His haircut was painful and took awhile. A set of these clippers was gifted to me- stop by the salon to see them up close.
  • At Emerson, we got your fade, whether high and tight or low and loose!


-posted by Lancer


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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Hairlocs Hair Extensions by Marissa.

Here are some pictures of an amazing job that Marissa did providing her client with some extreme HariLoc hair extensions. The client’s natural hair is very fine and ends just below her shoulders.

Great job Marissa!


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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Book Review – Snow Crash

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is one of the great novels of the Cyberpunk genre. Written in 1992, Snow Crash depicts an online world called the Metaverse that in many ways was very prescient of our current environment (Second Life, Facebook, etc) and where we are quickly heading.

Beyond its depiction of the future of computing, the novel is a very well written, filled with witty and endearing prose including an entire diatribe on the belief of everyman that at some point in his life he could become worlds biggest badass. He also paints a semi-distopian world where government and religions have devolved into a series of dysfunctional businesses and the Mafia pretty much rules everything.

Keep in mind that with a main character named Hiro Protagonist who is a part time hacker and ninja, the book is rife with cliches, but most of these were included before they ever became cliches. With the exception of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Snow Crash is probably the most definitive novel in the entire cyberpunk genre.

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Monday, July 20th, 2009

Emerson Salon Capitol Hill Block Party Special

Get a haircut on July 24th or 25th 2009 and get a free day pass for the Capitol Hill Block Party.

The details:

To get your free day pass for the Block Party book your appointment online, space is very limited so book early (use form on the right). Must book at least a $20 service (buzz cut, clipper cut and style cut are all good). But sure to include the following when booking:

  • Date that your interested in (24th or 25th)
  • Preferred Time
  • And some contact info

The pass is only good for the person who gets the haircut and only valid on the day of your service. If you have any questions feel free to email us!

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Monday, July 20th, 2009

Sonic Youth, The Gossip & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart this Weekend

This weekend Capitol Hill will once again have its annual Block Party. This year’s line up looks amazing from Olympia’s The Gossip, to SXSW’s buzz band of the year The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and the always amazing Sonic Youth who will be closing out Saturday evening’s mainstage performance. This is sure to be the year to attend the Capitol Hill Block Party.

Which band are you excited to check out?

The Gossip

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Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Demi Moore’s New Haircut

Ashton Kutcher recently tweeted the picture of his wife’s new haircut. I don’t think it is real but…if it is I think it looks amazing!!

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