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Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Sassy Salon Supports the FRINGE!

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Emerson Salon is a PROUD SPONSOR of the 2016 Seattle Fringe Festival.

What is the 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

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Get Fun Hair + Go to Capitol Hill Block Party 2015!!

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Capitol Hill Block Party is July 24, 25 and 26th located on E. Pike St. from Broadway to 12th Ave.

It is a yearly event that brings many local and national acts to town for an urban located festival of music, dancing, food and fun! In addition to parts of E. Pike St, 10th and 11th Ave between Pike and Pine Streets will also be closed. (SEE MAP BELOW)

The Mainstage is located right at Broadway and E. Pike St and CHBP uses the corridor  where Emerson Salon is as an EXIT corridor and load-in area ONLY. No entrance to the festival occurs at that location unless you are going to a business in that specific area.

Want to get your hair done AND a Block Party “Will Call” pass???? Of course you do!

Book an appointment occurring July 24, 25, or 26th with one of our independently run hairstylists-and mention in the booking note or email what day you would prefer a CHBP pass!

(CONDITIONS APPLY: The passes are NON-TRANSFERRABLE, ID required,  Will Call List is final at 1o am each festival day so it is imperative to inform your stylist ahead of your appointment, and the hair appointment must be day of or day before in order to get the pass of your preference)

Here’s the CHBP Festival Schedule:¬†http://capitolhillblockparty.com/festival-schedule/

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  IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT CHBP WEEKEND: 

You will only have ONE WAY to get access to Emerson Salon  at Broadway and E. Pike St.

Look at the map  and take note of the red marker.This is the ONLY way to get to Emerson Salon that weekend as you will need a CHBP bracelet for any and all other areas! The red lines signify what streets will be closed to the public.

Tell security at Broadway and E. Pike St that you have an appointment at Emerson Salon and then you will be allowed walk to us.

If you have any issues, call the salon at 206 323 7437 or call your individual stylist.

This year there will be some amazing talent such as Built to Spill, The Kills, Shabazz Palaces, Flavr Blue, TV on the Radio and many more!

Looking forward to the fun? Then book ASAP with an Emerson Salon stylist to get that carefree festival look!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Historic Trifecta 2015 Show

trifecta1trifecta This past weekend, most of our team (seen far right) attended a cosmetology show hosted and run by  distributor Salon Services.

The event was held at the wonderful Fremont Studios venue in Seattle for 2 whole days where hair designers from all over the Pacific Northwest were delighted by demonstrations in cut, color and style. The product companies that participated were Kevin Murphy, ColorProof, Keune, Moroccan Oil, Green Circle Salons and the author of the book, “Psy-cosmetology.”

The format was extremely interesting with Salon Services owners introducing and asking the CEO or Artistic Directors of each product company: What is the biggest challenge facing the salon industry now and in the future? and What is most important to you and your organization? Many said the diversion of salon products to internet and grocery stores is a huge challenge to professionals in the beauty industry. Our clients should be getting specific recommendations from us as professionals and purchasing with us in salon. At Emerson Salon, we try to carry brands that are rarely diverted and cost exactly the same if they buy it online or in salon.
trifectarosegold¬† ¬† ¬†The first company to show us some fabulous hair were some platform artists from Kevin Murphy. They are releasing their own color line called Color.Me in the US this coming September. They demonstrated some dimensional color effects on the model you see to the left¬†to execute some trendy Rose Gold haircolor with a cotton candy pink on the ends. Former NAHA winner, Tony Ricci also demonstrated some amazing editorial hair and even brought out a toy “Barbie” braider to create twisted braids in the hair (we do not recommend using this at home!.) One of the styles used colored scrap hair from the salon sprayed into cone shapes with Session Spray to make an elaborate “dinosaur” updo (see left below.) Another amazing style Tony did for us was using tight cornrows threaded with yak hair and then the sewing was cut to create a messy dread lock effect. (see right below)

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Next up was Moroccan Oil products with some amazing styles from THREE platform artists. This line uses a moisturizing argan nut dry oil as the key ingredient. They showed us some styles that could be easily achieved on clients as well as some extreme  looks executed with extra wigs and bun donuts. (see below)

 

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Then we were treated to a color demonstration from the Holland based company Keune. One of Emerson Salon’s co-owners, D’Arcy, volunteered to assist George Alderete briefly onstage. Look below for proof of her foiling magic on the model! (see left below)

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And a highlight of the event was getting to learn from Phillip Wilson from ColorProof who used to work alongside Vidal Sassoon many years ago. He is an exciting and dynamic personality and had the entire room of over 900 hairstylists in stitches. Here, he demonstrates how to create a classic graduated bob using a 2 comb technique instead of traditional layering with fingers and comb. It was amazing to see a totally different approach to the chic style!

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One of the most exciting part of the events was at the end of the second day. One of the vendors had to unfortunately drop out and as a replacement….we were treated to a HISTORIC COLLABORATION between many of the artistic directors and platform artists on some more hair models. Some stylists even worked on the same model simultaneously (see below!) The Salon Services owners Sydney and George were overwhelmed with emotion to see these wonderful hair designers coming together to give the gathered stylists a once in a lifetime treat! Usually, these individuals would never get to cross the aisle to work with another hair designer contracted with a rival product company. It was exciting and awe inspiring to see these successful artists joining to present us with this priceless opportunity!

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Education is SO important to a hair designer staying inspired and on top of their game. We learned a lot at Trifecta 2015 by Salon Services and are excited to let these ideas propel our work with clients into the stratosphere!

Book with one of our independently run hair designers by choosing one from a profile and contacting them directly for an appointment!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Frolicking, Fun Hair at Festivals

The music festival season is upon us! When the sun comes out, the desire to dance  outside and listen to top acts strut their stuff means you have to have fun hair! (Duh!)

Here we review some of the looks we saw popping up at SXSW and Coachella recently as you prepare for Sasquatch and other fests…

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The trendiest women’s hair colors are pastels this spring. Light Teal, slate gray and pale lilac (see right above) are all the rage and young women are calling off the hook at the salon for them! It is good ¬†for you to know, however,that in order to achieve these looks that there will be bleaching involved. Hair must be lifted to a pale white/yellow blond in order for any pastel to show up. Otherwise the remaining pigment in the hair will override the color you are trying to achieve (imagine trying to put pale blue on yellow/gold hair- yellow and blue makes green! no bueno!)

Bleaching the hair to this level  of lightness can be extremely damaging to the hair and can be costly for you as a client. So, if you want to avoid hair breakage Рyou can always opt for a nice wig (see Kylie Jenner above) or try a colored hair powder or spray and set it with some flexible hairspray like AllAround by ColorProof so it will not rub off on clothes or friends you hug. These methods simply wash out in the shower with shampoo and water but be careful- if your hair is porous or damaged it could stain the hair a tad.

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If you are just looking for some fun styles to try to wear at our own Capitol Hill Block Party (July 24-26) in Seattle, try some fun braids! You can do some beach waves with Hair Resort by Kevin.Murphy and take a small, reverse french braid down the center part (left above) or try a loosened up french braid (right above.)  Need some tips? Try watching this YouTube tutorial here.

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Guys like to have fun with their festival hair too!

You could try what has been playfully coined,”The Lumbersexual Look,” (see left above) which is a very tight fade/clipper cut with a buzzed in part along the disconnection, longer hair on top (for parting and pompadour-ing) and a full beard that dramatically transitions in the sideburn area. Try using Night Rider or Super Goo by Kevin Murphy to help hold the coiffed style on top. Or you can try a clean and tight taper cut with a dreaded/messy top (see right above, Vic Mesa at Coachella.)

Bring your inner boho-chic out with these festival trends and make sure to hit up Emerson Salon for all your hair needs- our independent hairstylists are excited to work with you! Book with one directly today….

 

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Cosplay Hair Play…

It is convention season here in Seattle! It is when many cartoon, anime, sci fi fans or “nerds” descend with a hunger for dressing up like their favorite ¬†movie, tv or comic book characters. Many spend all year designing, constructing and coordinating their outfits so they can visit their heroes and favorite celebrities. And of course, hair is an extremely important component to looking just like them!

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EMERALD CITY COMI-CON is March 27-29 info at:  http://emeraldcitycomicon.com/ 

Emerald City Comi-Con is for the comic book or graphic novel fan. They have many booths, photo and signing opportunities in addition to panels discussing particular topics. We are particularly interested in the panel for,”Body Confidence and Positivity in Cosplay,” with Ivy Doomkitty. Its important to own it when you cosplay!

Some of the many celebrity guests are: Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troy) of Star Trek Next Generation, Morena Baccarin of Firefly and Serenity, Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Scott Wilson of the Walking Dead, Clark Gregg of Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D.

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NORWESCON is April 2-5 info at http://www.norwescon.org/

Norwescon is one of the largest US sci-fi and fantasy based conventions.  This year, George R.R. Martin of Game Of Thrones fame will be the official guest of honor. In addition, astronomor Amy Mainzer will be the Science guest of honor.

 

 

 

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SAKURA CON is April 3-5 info at http://www.sakuracon.org/

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children.

Imagine trying to recreate all of these AMAZING looks! For the hair, we generally are SO excited to create something outside the box for a client getting ready to cosplay for a convention.

 

 

CREATING THESE HAIR LOOKS

You could buy an inexpensive, synthetic wig that is easy to put on and won’t cause issues with your own hair! Here are some great websites for wig purchase (order now so you will get them in time for your convention!)

If you are looking to revamp your own hair we recommend learning about extreme haircoloring on our blogpost here:¬†http://emersonsalon.com/2015/03/wow-extreme-color-trends-2015.html. The best products for softly styled looks: Moroccan Oil. Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity and Alterna Caviar Working Spray. For extreme looks: Night Rider by Kevin Murphy, ¬†and Session Spray by KM. You can also book a styling appointment or consultation with one of our fabulously talented independent hairstylists. It can be SO helpful to get tips and advice from a pro for a specific,elaborate look. They can recommend the right techniques and products- or you can have them do the entire ‘do for the event! Its worth the $ to pay a knowledgeable stylist to eliminate stress and anxiety the day of the con! Take a look at the profiles ¬†here on www.emersonsalon.com and book with one today!

Enjoy playing dress up and make sure to get lots of pictures to show off your fun look with the world!

 

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Emerson Salon Grand Re-Opening Party!

 

 

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EMERSON SALON INVITES YOU!

To Their GRAND RE-OPENING PARTY this SATURDAY JANUARY 24rth @8pm!

Lancer Forney and D’Arcy Harrison took over ownership this past September and have finished revamping the salon and have signed most of the stylists to year contracts! YAY! Now it’s time to celebrate WITH YOU!

DJ Ragemuse will be spinning SYNTHPOP for us all night as we revel with gift bags, beer and wine, snacks, and a RAFFLE! It is so exciting to share this accomplishment with everyone and we hope to see you there! DO NOT MISS IT!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/319007664960999

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!

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 (www.theatre912.com). 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: cedarandtheredwoods.brownpapertickets.com
Visit the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/290187531083261/

Read D’Arcy’s hairstylist bio on this site or go to www.darcyhairdesign.com 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!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Attention Seattleites!


Any EDM (electronic dance music) fans out there? As some of you know Seattle is full of events and shows catering to the dance music community. I myself love to spend a night with friends catching one of our favorite DJ’s playing downtown. FEED ME with Teeth is performing February 20th & 21st at the Showbox market. What will you wear, and more importantly what will you do with your hair?? I myself like to keep my hair out of my face and to rock an updo of some sort. Need help styling your hair for an event like this? Come see me and we can create and amazing style together.


One of my favorite things to use when going out to shows is Kevin Murphy‚Äôs color bug. To achieve this look pair it with Kevin Murphy’s night rider to get the full affects. First you take a small amount of the night rider and place it onto the section of the hair. Afterwards you take the color bug and saturate the piece with as much as needed. This will stay in all night as well as a couple of days if you so choose. It can wash right out with Kevin Murphy‚Äôs maxi wash shampoo! Whether you‚Äôre going out or just feel like being beautified book with me today!

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