Articles from ‘Emerson Salon’

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Touch-Free Holiday Shopping

This holiday season we know you want to stay SAFE from COVID19 with touch-free holiday shopping while simultaneously treating your loved ones (& Yourself!) to quality haircare.

We offer an EASY and SIMPLE shopping portal online with FREE SHIPPING over $75. CLICK HERE TO PERUSE HAIRCAREPRODUCTS

We carry Kevin Murphy, Moroccan Oil, Loma and Skin Authority – All Are Paraben Free, Sulfate Free and…. Haircolor Safe!

So….. do you need some tips and tricks on customizing items for the special people in your life near and far?? We got your back — take a look below!

Gifts for Mom: Of course, it is best to customize to your mother’s hair type and needs but YOU CANNOT GO WRONG with the luxurious, anti-aging properties of the YOUNG.AGAIN series of Shampoo. Rinse and Masque. An essential part of THEKEVIN.MURPHY REJUVENATE regimen, this restorative line delivers a nourishing complex of Amino Acids. Features Benefits: Antioxidant-rich blend helps restore and replenish. Known rejuvenating ingredients help restore a more youthful look. Provides shine and lustre to the hair. Ideal for dry, damaged and brittle hair.” SHOP YOUNG.AGAIN HERE

Gifts for Dad: You know your Dad doesn’t need or ask for much- but treat him to quality haircare he doesn’t have to think about! Try giving him a whole set of Moroccan Oil that utilizes the moisturizing benefits of the argan nut oil – its non-greasy and does NOT build up on the hair. Great for those pesky flyaways and unruly hairs. Try Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner paired with the lightweight Molding Cream. He will love pampering himself! SHOP MOROCCAN OIL HERE

Gifts for Your Partner: With all of the staying and working from home —sometimes we forget to nourish and baby our skin. Take care of that for you partner by pairing haircare with skincare. Skin Authority has premium benefits for revitalizing dehydrated skin from indoor heat. Make a date night at home by fixing dinner for your partner, starting a luxurious bath for them and handing them this MIRACLE MASK KIT to transform their skin using nourishing, refining and protective ingredients. Throw in some fantastic locally owned and organic infused haircare from LOMA and you will be deemed the “Ultimate Holiday Angel”! SHOP LOMA

Gifts for Your Curly Haired Loved Ones: Get them into the “NO LATHER” train by giving them RESTORE by Kevin Murphy which is a cleansing treatment 2 in 1 that cleanses and conditions with powerful superfood proteins and fruit enzymes. It helps to rebuild and restore hair’s elasticity strength and moisture levels. Pair with Hydrating Styling Cream and Strong Hold Hairspray by Moroccan Oil for a hydrated and controlled hairstyle.

OTHER IDEAS FOR GIFTS:

The Gift of Scented Ambience through Candles: SHOP CANDLES HERE Cranberry Romance, Citrus, Clove, Mango Passion, Pear, Spicy Citrus, Vanilla, and Vanilla Dreams from Loma

The Gift of Edgy Style: Know a hip happening stylista who loves making their hair fun and funky? Give NIGHT.RIDER strong hold matte texturizing paste and MAXI.WASH Detox Shampoo with Alpha-Hydroxy to keep hair stylish without buid-up.

The Gift of Scalp + Hair Health Pair a premium, boar bristtle STYLING BRUSH with a SCALP.SPA Wash by Kevin Murphy. Great for those with thick, dense hair or for those experiencing issues of hair thinning or compromised scalp health.

…… OR just peruse our shopping portal for whatever YOU need this holiday season. One for them, one for you makes shopping more fun! —— BECAUSE REMEMBER- YOUR SELF CARE is as IMPORTANT as the CARE YOU GIFT TO OTHERS.

Happy Holidays!!! ….. and we wish you Health & Happiness going into 2021.

Please Make sure to MASKUP & SOCIALLY DISTANCE
in this season of giving. The gift of health is SO IMPORTANT!

Monday, October 12th, 2020

SCARY HAIRY!

What do you think about when you think of Fall? Foliage? Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Scarves and coats?? WE THINK OF HALLOWEEN and all the FUN hair possibilities! Its a chance to get creative and to push hairstyles outside the box. Even if you are just having a stay-at-home celebration on this year’s holiday- you can STILL have fun. Consider ZOOMING with friends, family or coworkers that week and just enjoy some lightness and fun. WE ALL NEED IT! Heck- dress your pets up for a funny Instagram video post. Do a selfie photo shoot in costume, makeup and hair! We all need to play a little right now. People will thank you for bringing joy to their day.

If you do want some amazing new haircut or haircolor to switch it up while working from home- BOOK WITH LANCER or D’ARCY via emersonsalon.com!

Check out below some options for costumes and hair…. don’t feel like you have to permanently alter your haircolor or length unless you want to! We recommend wigs or temporary haircolor sprays that wash out in one shampoo.


Need tips about what products will help you get the BEST hold and HEIGHT for your costume look???

For SLICK and FIRM HOLD: SUPER GOO BY KEVIN MURPHY Packed with super-hero qualities to create a firm-holding, rubbery-gel that dries to a slick natural finish.” SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/59/192


For TEXTURE, HOLD and FUNK: Night Rider by Kevin Murphy “Designed to deliver rough, matte texture to enhance short or choppy looks, this state-of-the-art paste helps seal in moisture “ SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/15754/130


For HEIGHT and Light HOLD: SESSION SPRAY FLEX By Kevin Murphy “Get a flexible, workable hold without the crunch. KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY FLEX is a lightweight formula that never gets flaky.” SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/27144/29997


FOR HEIGHT AND FIRM HOLD: SESSION SPRAY Kevin Murphy “Provides intense hold and memory plus excellent humidity resistance, and brushes out easily and effectively without a trace of flakiness.” SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/58/165

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST- co-owner D’Arcy has provided you with her TOP HORROR MOVIE picks for Halloween! Get some popcorn and candy and turn the lights out for a true night of FRIGHT this Halloween!

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Saying Goodbye Is Hard!

Saying Goodbye is So So Hard....
….So let’s just say- “See ya Later Chelsea Burns!
Chelsea Burns
Chelsea Burns is forging into a new future where she will be stepping away from behind the chair to focus on graphic design and typography work. We all know Chelsea is a great energy to work with and we wish her all the success and luck in her endeavors! We will miss her great smile and cooperative energy but are confident that her creative talents will flourish.     
Contact Chelsea for intel on who she is referring her current clientele to as she has vetted a few individuals (including pros in our location) for future hair services. Email her at chelseaburnsdesign@gmail.com

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Team Up With Us!

Emerson Salon reopened in June and is operating in Phase 2 for Personal Services at reduced capacity.

*We are operating by APPOINTMENT ONLY*
Please check with your Stylist for Appointment Availability at EmersonSalon.com

*Click your preferred Stylist Name for contact info.

All Stylists within Emerson Salon are doing everything according to guidelines for Personal Services in WA State, and are daily maintaining the highest level of sanitation and safety protocol in the salon because social distancing is not possible when providing hair services.

If you would like to understand the detailed directives from WA state government agencies- you can read them HERE.

SERVICE CLIENTS “NEED TO KNOW”:

  • You will have to make an appointment. Walk In Appointments are not accepted.
  • You will need to self-certify with your service provider regarding your health.
  • You are required to wear a mask before entering. Your service provider can decline the service if you do not comply. Emerson Salon has clean, sanitized masks on hand for those unable to provide their own.
  • ONE AT A TIME”: Please wait to be notified to enter the salon. Your service provider will contact you once they are ready to see you. You may not bring additional guests to the salon with you unless you are a caregiver or the parent or guardian of a minor under 16yrs of age. (Those not receiving a service must stay 6 ft. from provider or wait outside the salon.)
  • Avoid bringing extra items like beverages, food, coats, etc.
  • Please avoid Cash whenever possible. We highly recommend contactless transactions. If you must bring cash, please bring the exact amount and gratuity (for services) in a sealed, plastic bag. Change cannot be provided at this time and there is also a widespread coin shortage.

Please know that Emerson Salon and the independent service providers that work within take your health and safety very seriously. Our goal is to make sure our salon space is doing everything to protect you as well as ourselves & our families.

**Reminder: Asymptomatic individuals can still have the virus and spread contagion so we must behave as if EVERYONE is carrying Covid19. For more detailed info refer to the CDC, OSHA, WA State Dept of Health and/or WHO.

Emerson Salon appreciates your understanding, patience and teamwork in accomplishing this endeavor. We will implement and enforce these guidelines so we may be ready for inspection from Dept of Health, Dept of Licensing, Dept of Cosmetology and state Labor and Industry agencies. The survival of our lives & businesses are counting on YOU to TEAM UP WITH US!

DO NOT FORGET! You may purchase quality haircare ONLINE from Moroccan Oil, Kevin Murphy, Loma, Olaplex and more at: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/cel/EmersonSalon

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Meet Our New Team Member…aka Air Purifier: “Lil’ Fauci”

In our daily work to fight Covid19 in the salon we have obtained a medical grade air filtration system from MEDIFYAIR.com . The MA -112 V 2.0 filters up to 5000 sq ft and is able to filter out the micron level of the virus and other harmful air pollutants. Our space is 1010 sq.ft and are happy that every 15 min— 1225 sq ft of air is purified. This means if every independent service provider inside the Emerson Salon location takes 15 min to disinfect between clients that the entire salon of air will be cleaned by the time the next client arrives.

We decided since this NEW TEAM MEMBER is so integral to what we do to stay safe, wear masks and disinfect all tools and high touch points based on CDC guidance and Dr Fauci’s expertise—- that it only seemed right to honor Dr. Fauci’s knowledge and service with a special NAME for our new machine! NOTE: We have powerful HVAC systems in our location but this just adds a little more peace of mind for providers and clients alike.

Welcome “Lil’ Fauci” to the team of pros that work inside our location!

We are taking hair services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY– book with your selected provider through the STYLISTS Button on the emersonsalon.com home page!

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Re-Opening Update

Hello Emerson Salon friends and clients!

Seattle/King County has been approved for

Phase 2 re-opening in WA state.

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING

WALK-IN Service Appointments

NOR WALK- IN Retail SALES AT THIS TIME.

Shop Online & Get Free shipping over $75! Go to https://shop.saloninteractive.com/cel/EmersonSalon

for Loma, Moroccan Oil, Kevin Murphy & more...

In order to be open, all providers within the Emerson Salon location MUST follow all mandated Phase 2 guidelines. This means that the independent business owners who rent within will be working in an amended capacity and may be working less days than usual.

Each independently run business who rents within our location is teaming up with colleagues to stagger schedules and clean/disinfect common areas. Be on the lookout for info from your preferred service provider.

Check out our independently run service providers’ websites below:

Lancer : https://www.yourhairguy.com/

D’Arcy : www.darcyhairdesign.com

Chelsea: https://www.chelseaburns.studio/

For more info on NEW REQUIRED PROTOCOL in order to receive a service at the Emerson Salon location- go to our blogpost HERE.

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Celebrate The Moms You Love By Sending The Gift Of Healthy Hair & Skin

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Support Your Hair Pro & Avoid Home Hair Disasters

Written by D’Arcy Harrison, Co- Owner of Emerson Salon

At the current moment— the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order is in full effect in WA state until May 4th, 2020 however the Cosmetology sector is unclear that May 4th will be the GO TIME date for salons and barbershops. Washingtonians are already getting stir crazy but across the country, most states have only justs followed suit on social distancing and doing their best to adhere to emerging announcements from the CDC and WHO.

Hairstylists, colorists, assistants, barbers, receptionists, managers, owners, distributor reps and many more inside the beauty industry are out of work. No income.

Donate to ProBeauty.Org
for hair pros in need

DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: There are no assurances when these personal care businesses will be allowed to open again. Whether a small business owner, employer, or employee- calling it an industry ripple is a gross understatement- this is like an earthquake and tsunami COMBINED. The “NEW New World” is one where it is now possible to force all hair related businesses to halt in order to avoid breaking the 6ft Social Distancing guidelines. To help support our industry- donate at the image to your left.

Panic, anxiety, fear, sadness, anger and disbelief are just some of the emotions we have felt. Many are unsure how they are supposed to support their families with no income for weeks on end. Many working class workers like hairstylists barely make enough $ over the cost of living in some areas and could never be prepared for a disaster of this nature. It is a huge wake-up call to small businesses that having a rainy day fund or 2 weeks worth of savings just is not enough to weather a shut down of this nature. Business interruption coverage on insurance is not being approved 100% of the time by insurance companies. This was a rude awakening to many who felt they would have a safety net through that avenue.

Email from WA State DOL

“How do you do hair with social distancing?The brutal answer is you don’t. No hair anywhere. The WA State Dept Of Licensing issued clarification and reiterated –—- NO HAIR CAN BE CONDUCTED ANYWHERE

It is a temporary law that if broken carries the risk of losing licensure, up to $5000 fine and up to one year in jail. Additionally, continuing to do hair services ignores the reason we need to stop doing business- the virus and the potential of losing lives. Additionally, our license does not permit creating custom color kits for clients or resale of professional products. A pro must formulate, mix and apply themselves according to licensure. Color manufacturers generally will not support it and neither will an insurance company if something goes wrong. Additionally, the stylist or barber themselves need to stay home and stay safe to avoid contagion. If they are exposed- they risk having to quarantine away from family as well as possible illness and/or death. Stay Home. Stay Safe.

So WHAT ARE hair pros doing while they cannot work?

Hair industry professionals continue supporting their businesses and have come up with some creative options as well as ways to spend their time while in quarantine.

Online Education

LEARNING: Many manufacturers and distributors have stepped up to offer free live and recorded education daily on social media or on their website platforms. This means your pro will be STRONGER when they return as they have been starved for stretching their skills while disconnected from being able to service clients. If you are a hair pro- we recommend these pages for products we love: Love Kevin Murphy facebook page, Moroccan Oil Pro or Olaplex Users facebook group .

COMMUNITY: Stylists, owners, employees and more convene online in social media groups on Facebook. Sharing videos on TikTok. Sharing their Instagram handles. Sharing funny hair and quarantine related memes. Making videos and resources to inspire and support the mental health of those struggling with the new paradigm. Motivating each other to stay strong, come together and to persist. “We will get through this together,” is the ironic mantra of many. If you are a Washington State hair pro- we recommend joining the Facebook Groups for The Sovereign Stylist and Cosmetologists of WA United. (If you become an enrolled Member Advocate you can get access to exclusive content on an ADVOCATES ONLY Cosmetologists United Facebook Group. Disclaimer: Co-Owner of Emerson Salon D’Arcy Harrison is one of the new association leaders at COWU.)

ALTERNATE INCOME STREAMS: Companies have shifted into high gear to offer ability to create custom online stores and affiliate programs so hairstylists and barbers can earn income recommending products to their clients for at home use and earning a commission. In some instances, companies have raised the commission to support the crisis of so many losing their incomes overnight.

Sell Gift Cards Online, allow 1 per service in small increments

Many pros have also created email and text messaging to their clientele to purchase gift cards for future services through Square or other online POS/gift card platforms. Many hoping to protect their income in the future utilize a policy of smaller gift card amounts that allow for use of one gift card per service.

LOANS and UNEMPLOYMENT: Simply put- workers who are employed by a company or individual and have a paycheck with taxes taken out had practically instant access to WA state Unemployment Insurance since they had paid into the programs. The self-employed, independent contractors and small businesses did not. It wasn’t until the federal CARE Act was enacted that aa glimmer of hope was given to those without any income stream. There is, however, patience required in the face of confusion and chaos and as the new programs were slowly rolled out. Banks and applicants are learning new details as they emerge daily if not hourly.

Most programs are accessed via SBA.gov

1) Some people are eliglible for the PPP (Payment Protection Program) and some are not. 2) Most if not all self employed are eligible for the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) but the processing may take weeks- which means more ambiguity. 3) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now possible for part-time and self-employed workers but each state has to create a new platform to deal with workers who never qualified for their state UI in the past. In WA State, they announced April 18th is the target of the PUA roll out but most anticipate continued challenges as record numbers apply for assistance—even MORE ambiguity. There are rumblings that the CARE Act is just the first step in many steps the federal gov’t will make to support the unemployed and small businesses. We think we are maxed out on ambiguity right now!

Additionally, WA State just announced a new grant system that is doled out per county and that can be accessed here: http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/covid-grants/ or if you have a small business near Amazon headquarters go to: https://www.aboutamazon.com/job-creation-and-investment/neighborhood-small-business-relief-fund

Hairstylists and barbers are extremely resilient, creative, passionate, strong, SPECIAL and tenacious individuals. Businesses are doing whatever they can to keep blood pumping to the heart and souls of the people who make the hair industry so special. We wish we could do hair right now! We ache for the day when we can get back to work and none of us likes the idea of sitting around for months — but if it means more will live through this danger we are begrudgingly complying. Reach out to your trusted hair pro and tell them you SUPPORT their struggles. Offer to buy them groceries, send them a gift card or just phone them up to help keep their spirits up. We usually are the “hair-apist” but now…you can give back to the ones you depend on and respect.

They need YOU as much as you need them!

WARNING:
Do not DIY

Licensed professionals inside the WA State Department Cosmetology are not permitted to instruct non-pros on how to use, mix or apply professional or non-professional color.We advise you strongly to remember that cheap grocery store color or randomly chosen shades can go horribly wrong without education or expertise.

Think it through—-Bright roots or blotchy color. Brassy orange bands or the color going way darker than you intended— OR WORSE it melts or breaks in obvious places. And then no pro is available to “fix” it and when they are able to fix it in a month or MORE—the cost is quadruple because you put something horribly difficult to remove into your hair.

Additionally, we ask you that you wait for us to get back to work to get your haircut. Yah- it will get shaggy but you are home and only doing internet conference calls right? Give yourself and others permission not to feel like they HAVE to adhere to a beauty standard right now. Isn’t that such a blessing? We can focus on what we DO for ourselves and each other instead of a superficial desire or

Need to cover gray???? Wear a hat, wear a scarf use mascara or eyeshadow or even Purchase a root spray! Need to rehab those damaged ends? Buy Olaplex no3 Hair Perfector! Hair feel dry? Get some Moroccan Oil! Need some styling wax or pomade– get some Kevin Murphy Night Rider or FreeHold! The possibilities are endless! Need a product consult? Contact D’Arcy or Lancer from Emerson Salon to ask for a recommendation.

SHOP WITH US!

We understand completely that it is frustrating to not be permitted to have a professional assist you in covering your grays or touch up that haircut. But we truthfully understand that hair and $ is not more important than lives. We are here for you for all your at home haircare.

A local artist named Glynn Erin did a fantastic job painting our boarded up business. Thanks Glynn! instagram.com/glynnrosenberg

See it as LIBERATION from society telling you how to look! If you want to do your hair up its for YOU and your mental health. Its for the nourishment of your hair and follicles and not a LOOK. Its for fun!

Think of it also as supporting your hair pro in SOLIDARITY! Many pros are running with campaigns to encourage clients to be patient with hashtags like #getrooted or #letitgrow. We recommend taking funny pics on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tagging us. We love staying connected with you— See ya in person on the other side Seattle!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Salon Closure Due to COVID-19

 

We are proud to share that we are continuing to put our clients’ health and well being first and foremost as we continue to keep our salon doors closed until we are clear to resume business.

We will keep everyone updated on all channels, and we wish you and yours a healthy Spring season and we look forward to seeing you again in the salon in a few weeks!

Co-Owners Lancer & D’Arcy

Friday, March 20th, 2020

2 Ways to Shop While Social Distancing

CLICK to Order our products directly through our online shopping portal.

Click to Purchase an eGift card online, to redeem at a future date.