Monday, November 7th, 2016
Save BIG $$ on select professional hair products! The next time you’re in the neighborhood, take a look inside the bin- you’ll find many treasures here! All items in the bin have been discounted at 50% off! Sale ends on 12/31/16 or whenever they run out- whichever comes first.
Friday, October 28th, 2016
Emerson Salon, a Community of Independent Hair Designers,¬†just received an important distinction of¬†being named by Expertise¬†as¬†ONE OF THE TOP 20 SALONS in SEATTLE !!!
Their selection criteria uses research in the following areas:
Reputation:A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.
Credibility:¬†Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
Experience:¬†Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
Professionalism:¬†Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.Providing service with
honesty, reliability, and respect.
Availability:¬†Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
At Emerson Salon, we pride ourselves on providing high quality services from trained professionals who are passionate about running their own careers and clientele independently. To receive this honor puts attention to our daily efforts towards making ¬†YOU feel confident with your hair…and therefore, yourself!
Book online TODAY with one of our Stylists or Barbers by choosing your preferred professional’s profile, and booking ONLINE through www.emersonsalon.com
SEE YOU AT EMERSON SALON!
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Tweet¬† ¬†In the cosmetology industry, it is important to stay knowledgeable on new technologies in hair color and hair products because innovations in ingredients and trends are ever-changing. To that end, Emerson Salon colorists have started to encounter more and more people with sensitivities and allergies to ammonia and PPD and have wanted to broach this issue for our clienteles.
What is PPD?¬†Phenylenediamine (or PPD) is an organic compound used in hair dyes, as well as in rubber chemicals, textile dyes and pigments. Manufacturers like it because it has a low relative toxicity level, high temperature stability, and chemical and electrical resistance. In other words, it helps the new color stay on your hair despite numerous washings, dryings, and stylings. (from¬†http://www.annmariegianni.com/)
Why is PPD “bad?”¬†The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) notes the following:
-PPD is potentially capable of causing multiple toxic effects following skin contact.
-Data from studies of both humans and animals are sufficient to demonstrate that PPD has potent skin-sensitizing properties.
-Several cases of contact dermatitis have been reported following occupational exposure to dyes containing the chemical.
-Studies have also identified the chemical as the third most common ingredient, after fragrances and preservatives, that can cause contact dermatitis from cosmetics (mainly skin-care products, hair preparations and colorants, and facial makeup products).
We listened and have taken on the NEW color line Color.Me Kevin Murphy that is PPD FREE, Ammonia Free, Cruelty free and the ONLY PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) approved hair color line. We are so excited! If you look at the image to the left- you will see a color that prematurely faded on resistant grey hair with ammonia based permanent hair color. Then, observe the after as well as the ZERO fadeage after 3 weeks. WOW! What a difference! Check out more before and afters below!
Here is some more information on its features+ ingredients:
- Color. Me is a performance driven line which means it is highly predictable and has minimal fade-age.
- It has a wonderful rose tea fragrance and barely any chemical smell at all because it is an MEA ammonia derivative and not actual ammonia.
- It causes next to no skin irritation and does not stain like ammonia based hair color.
- ¬†It contains: shea butter, pomengranate, aloe vera, grapeseed oil, panthenol, almond oil (those with allergies to nuts may be sensitive,) coconut oil and most importantly, HONEY!
- The haircolor will never spoil or expire because of the sugars contained in the honey base.
- The line is designed for custom formulation and can be made semi, demi or permanent based on the artistic choices of the colorist as well as the desires of the client.
- ¬†Has 3 types of bleaches: cream/oil based, ammonia based and non-ammonia lighteners give the professional the control to determine how much damage and lift is incurred on the hair.
¬† Want to have Color. Me by Kevin Murphy haircolor for your next all over color or balayage?
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
What’s it like doing hair on Capitol Hill? “It’s fun, it’s diverse, it’s always crazy- it’s always different…It’s just this really dense part of Seattle that’s full of every single kind of person you can imagine!”
Jason works upstairs alongside Larsen in what he and Larsen have deemed “The Barber Loft”. Cosmetology licensed and Barber trained. Since 2005, Jason has worked and studied in barbershops from Seattle to Atlanta. Honing the fine art of Men‚Äôs haircuts, beard maintenance and hot towel, straight razor shaves and gray blending.
As an independently run barber, Jason runs his own prices + calendar and works Wed thru Sat.
You can easily book online with Jason or contact him via text.
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Mentor and former salon owner Matt Buchan recommended a Partners Retreat for co-owners D’Arcy and Lancer. The point was to “to cover whatever things you feel need to be covered, especially long term stuff that can easily get missed in the day to day grind.”
What a great idea! Now how to execute? Having never attended a business retreat before, let alone organized one, there was much research to be done (Lancer’s forte), and some negotiations to have happen beforehand.
We rented out a room at Impact Hub Seattle, because we wanted to stay local and limit our retreat time to 5 hours. We started out by examining the history and milestones of Emerson Salon. Lancer has been working in the 909 E Pike salon location since 2006- before it became Emerson Salon. D’Arcy came on board shortly afterward, in 2008. Much was shared and learned, and food was to be had! Lunch and snacks were catered in by Specialty’s Seattle. The experience was great! We had so much food, and our luncheon arrived on time, with great packaging. It also included an activity- a word search, which D’Arcy finished first!
We then walked around Occidental Park and played foosball- a real treat for us. Usually our lunches occur between clients and we’ve got 20 minutes to eat, then get back to business.
After we finished all of our agenda items (including adding another one to the list), we needed some quiet time. 15 minutes to be exact, of silence, at the Waterfall Garden park in Pioneer Square. Ahhh, silence! Another luxury we don’t often get in our line of business.
We finished our retreat early. Here are the outcomes:
- We discussed our lease in the building, and we’re happy to say that we’ll be renewing our salon location lease for another 3 years.
- We went over our Partnership Agreement- you know that document you draft up at the beginning of a business relationship and usually never look at again? Contracts do need tending to, if one uses them in one’s business (which we do!)
- We also mapped out the transferring of the retail and supplies from Hair Guy Lancer back into the salon. Lancer’s been running the retail and supplies business along with his own service business since 2012, and co-owning and operating Emerson Salon with D’Arcy since 2014, and is happy to now have the opportunity to transfer these assets back into the salon business entity (and also have D’Arcy’s assistance with these tasks.) When this has transacted, you will notice a business name change on your Square receipts!
You’re all stuck with us for at least another 3 years!
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Larsen is a trained Barber with a sharp wit and a laid back demeanor and he is a joy to work around! He works upstairs in what we playfully call,”The Barber Loft” and has been doing hair on Capitol Hill for a number of years. As an independently run barber, Larsen runs his own prices + calendar and works Wed thru Sat.
He specializes in short haircuts & tight fades that range in price in his chair from $25-50 dependent on work involved.
You can easily book online with him at emersonsalon.com/stylist/larsen ¬†or contact him via phone or email.
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
¬†We are a community of independent hair designers.¬†
This means that YOU have a unique opportunity to learn about each professional through their profile before booking an appointment so you can schedule DIRECTLY¬†with your chosen stylist!
New to booking with us? ¬†Here’s the Lowdown…
- Our Independent Hair Professionals include Stylists and Barbers.
- Each professional who runs their business inside¬†Emerson Salon has a profile on this website that has contact information,¬†online booking link, bio and more.
- To see their profiles, click HERE>>
- D’Arcy, Danielle,¬†Esther, Lancer, ¬†and Michael are Hair Designers: They¬†do haircuts, haircolor, & balayage for everyone.
- ¬†Jason and Larsen are Barbers: They¬†specialize in¬†cutting short to medium length hair. Styling is usually not an option with barbers.
- Prices are established by and are individual to each stylist/barber. Prices may also vary by the amount of and type of work involved and your hair length/density/history.
Co-Owners of Emerson Salon: Lancer Forney-McMahon &¬†D’Arcy Harrison (of B. Please LLC).¬†Feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns at email@example.com
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Emerson Salon is a PROUD SPONSOR of the 2016 Seattle Fringe Festival.
A celebration of independently produced live performance in the genres of sketch comedy, scripted plays, dance, burlesque, puppetry, clown and more! Feb 25-Mar 5¬†20 shows perform multiple performances and they all hail from Seattle proper.
This year it will be hosted at Annex Theatre+Eclectic Theater (steps from Emerson Salon!) as well as in the
lower level of the Seattle Center Armory.
Emerson Salon’s co-owner, D’Arcy Harrison, is a passionate thespian + producer as well as theatre advocate and marketer on top of her duties as a stylist and company runner. She has many hair clients that hail from the theatre community! She is supporting the festival additionally through fundraising +marketing efforts and hopes you will attend a show or 2!
¬†Pocket Theater (who is also sponsored by Emerson Salon) in Greenwood is also a community partner of SFF2016 alongside fellow sponsors+partners, Akropolis Performance Lab, Annex Theatre, Theatre Puget Sound, Umbrella Project, Saint John’s Bar and Eatery, and SOLO bar.
WHICH of the 20 shows DOES EMERSON SALON RECOMMEND?
¬†1. A Necessary Sadness will be at Seattle Center Armory’s TPS Studio. “A Necessary Sadness explores the ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†sorrows that exist and connects us. A variety show with storytellers, improv¬†artists, sketch performers, musicians ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†and a stand up comedian, originally inspired by the Dictionary of Obscure¬†Sorrows.”
get tickets at:¬†http://seattlefringefestival.org/a-necessary-sadness/
2.¬†An Oak Tree¬†will be at Seattle Center Armory’s TPS Center Theatre. “An absurdly comic play for two actors, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† one of whom has never seen the play or read the script. ‚ÄúAn Oak Tree‚ÄĚ explores the power of human imagination, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†and our ability to transform our world and ourselves. David Gassner¬†performs with a different guest actor at each ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†performance. ‚ÄúA play about theatre, a magic trick, a laugh and a¬†vivid experience of grief, and it spoils you for a ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†while for other plays.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Caryl Churchill
get tickets at:¬†http://seattlefringefestival.org/dump/
3.¬†DUMP ¬†a burlesque show¬†will be at Annex Theatre on Capitol Hill. “DUMP is a depraved, John Waters- ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†inspired, Sex and Garbage ¬†Extravaganza, that will make¬†audiences wish they brought a moist towelette.”
get tickets at:¬†http://seattlefringefestival.org/dump/
4. Illuminati: the Musical¬†a sketch comedy show by Lovesnack happening at Annex Theatre. “Baylie Freeman ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†and Caitlin Obom are Love Snack, a musical sketch comedy duo with one goal ‚ÄĒ get into theupper echelon of the ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Illuminati at all costs. Join them on a journey of unsettling discoveries and unflagging¬†enthusiasm. Finally, a ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†multimedia theater presentation that asks and then swiftly answers that age-old¬†question: Can any omnipresent ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†and unspeakably influential secret society ever match the power of friendship?”
get tickets at:¬†http://seattlefringefestival.org/lluminati-the-musical/
For additional info, age recommendations, summaries, maps, and parking tips-
go to seattlefringefestival.org …and..
SEE YA AT THE FRINGE! #DoTheFringe #SFF2016 #SEAthtr