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Friday, October 28th, 2016

Named Best Hair Salon by Expertise



Best Hair Salons in Seattle

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


Monday, January 7th, 2013

The Hairstylist Life

Everyone is becoming increasingly comfortable with mobile technology combined with social media . Services like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest capture real time trends in art,pop + culture while also creating space for interaction for its users.

Now there is something geared towards the design junkies, the rockband officianados, the style mongers and the hair hipsters. and its accompanying app really takes this concept of shared imagery and artistic ideas to a new level. Users can login and create a profile of inspiring ideas or images and can also share images they have created themselves. It gears entirely towards a community comprised of people sharing visuals. Doesn’t matter what genre- from music, to hair to art the idea is to bring everything to the table. They have articles on every topic and encourage users to log in for new stuff each week.

Its a GREAT place to get new hair ideas for cut or color especially if you like to stay super fresh! Its a chance for everyone to be a HairStar.

One of our Emerson stylists was interviewed for the website as a “Featured Stylist,” this week, Here’s an excerpt:

“While many of us have taken scissors to our own hair as children, most of us didn’t see that as a sign to pursue a career in the hair industry. D’Arcy’s mother suggested cosmetology school after seeing her daughter grow up cutting and coloring her own hair from a young age, and it turned out to be the perfect path for her. Now D’Arcy Harrison is working at Emerson Salon in Seattle’s Capitol Hill with her company D’Arcy Hair Design and was awarded with the Top Stylist name by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.”

The article goes on to talk about D’Arcy’s experiences in the hair industry, her goals, hair tips, professional advice as well as examples of her editorial work.

Read the full article here:

Make sure to try out and its android and iphone apps! We are sure you will find something to inspire creation in you.

(To book an appointment with D’Arcy, please use her website: to contact her directly)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Holiday Happy Hair

Tis the season of holiday parties, family gatherings, cookie eating, and more! D’Arcy Hair Design (at Emerson Salon) wishes you light and happiness this season and is always here for you and all your festive hair needs. Whether you are looking to refresh or revamp a haircut or want some pizzazz for when you dress up on the town- book with D’Arcy!

Here are some newer reviews of D’Arcy’s Hair Design work on her Yelp Page:

Shaunessy gave 5 stars:
“D’Arcy is a pro. She always gives me the haircut I want. I trusted her enough to hire her for my wedding day and she did an outstanding job. I got so many compliments on it! If you’re looking for a great cut & color, D’Arcy is your woman. You know you’ve got a good cut when strangers ask you where you get your hair done!”

And Meridith did too!
“D’Arcy is my fave! I’ve been going to her for cuts and color (primarily balayage) for a little over a year now, and she never disappoints me. In the past year I’ve gone from long to short, brown to blonde, blonde to blonder, blonde to brown, and short to long. All along the way I’ve been able to trust D’Arcy to work miracles without breaking the bank, and she hasn’t let me down yet. Not only is she great at her job, but she’s a riot, too! …….I get compliments from all sorts of people on my hair, and I really can’t take any of the credit because D’Arcy is my savior. I feel very lucky to have found such a great stylist nearby.”

Book now through on the Services Page!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Emerson Salon Receives Award for Excellence

Emerson Salon received some news recently! We have received an Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction from Talk of the Town News.

This independent organization (Celebration Media US) has researched customer reviews, social networks and other industry sources for the last 12 months to discover Emerson Salon is one of the best in customer care for beauty in the entire US and Canada .

See the award here:

Our salon strives daily to serve our guests to the best of our ability. As self employed stylists, we do our absolute best to listen and execute awesome hair services every time. Have any questions? Find a stylist on our website, read their bio+profile and contact them for an appointment. We’re sure we are the right fit for you!

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

New Yelp Reviews

Check out these new reviews of happy and satisfied hair clients!

D’Arcy is terrific. She is an amazing discovery. She listens, evaluates, gives options, and does a fabulous job of tailoring the style for the individual. I’ve had so many compliments on my haircut. I appreciate her all the more since it took me a long time and many not so flattering cuts to find her.
-Jeanette H.

I have a chronic problem of finding a new stylist every haircut. The haircut would always be okay but things just wouldn’t click for me, so I would search for a new stylist. Someone recommended I go to John at Emerson Salon. My first experience and every experience after has been fantastic. John is great at giving feedback. He authentically suggests product, but doesn’t push. He is easy to talk and gives one of the most satisfying haircuts I have ever had. Even when I tried to squeeze in a haircut before a trip John was happy to accommodate me and didn’t rush when his next client arrived. It’s a beautiful salon. Great location and moderately priced. I enjoy the system that they have set up, only working with the stylist.
Best damn haircut. Go schedule and appointment.
-Logan T.

Lancer is a genius, and fixed my hair with hours to go before I had to be at a convention all weekend.
The first guy at (salon) ruined my hair color. I showed him a picture of Florence Welch and somehow ended up with brick red hair. Don’t ask me how that works. Lancer not only made it the perfect orangey shade but also knew how to give me the lady boy queer hair that I want. I’ve never loved my hair more than I do now.
-Tiger T.

For more reviews of our stylists’ work, go to Emerson Salon’s Yelp Profile.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Two New 5-Star Reviews for Lancer and Kate!

Daemon says:

“I really don’t trust a lot of people with my hair, but I’ve had people close to me recommend Lancer Forney at the Emerson Salon. I finally had a chance to get my hair done by him.

Now my hair has been notorious for being rather wild. I get my thick long hair from my dad and it has stifled a lot of hairdressers for years. He wanted to try this new Perfection Smoothing System on me, and I was thinking that this would be like other relaxers or texturizers. I was wrong.

That whole procedure was not invasive at all unlike traditional ones. In fact he was also able to do the coloring right after we shampooed the treatment out. He had a bunch of hair swatches to help compare the different shades and how they would compliment with my natural hair color. in the end I ended up with some of the best hair I’ve ever had in years…not since my old hairdresser back in Long Beach retired some 15 years ago.

The vibe here is very easy going, unlike most salons where it could be a bit on the pretentious side. I was there for four hours, but I had so much fun chatting it up with everyone there while getting my hair done it didn’t even feel like it at all. To call Lancer a stylist is an understatement. He’s an artist. He knows what he’s doing and can even turn my mangled mess into something I can actually be proud of.

He also recommended this Morrocan Oil shampoo and conditioner that will preserve everything that was performed that day. Yeah this stuff and the salon ain’t cheap but when it comes to your hair you get what you pay for, and compared to all the uber-pretentious salons I’ve been at it’s actually a good value since you’re getting so much more than just a haircut.

Lancer is the man you want. Of course, if he’s booked Kate’s a wonderful stylist too!”

Daniel says:

“If y’all, ladies or gentlemen, need a hair cut… this place is the spot. Personally Kate Kalnins is the best. She is a taller gal, wearing a lot of black.. Anyway she really does amazing work and she is very thorough.”

Great job guys! Check out these reviews and all of our reviews on our Yelp page.