Articles from ‘Salon News’
Monday, November 7th, 2016
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!
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.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
40% off all clearance items!
Q: What‚Äôs going away, and why?
A: All hair products that have sold less than 2 units in 2015. There‚Äôs nothing wrong with these products; they just didn‚Äôt do well in our salon…
- Alterna: Caviar Clinical Daily Root & Scalp Stimulator, Hemp Paste, Kendi Dry Oil Mist, and Shape (discontinued by Alterna).
- Kevin Murphy: Anti.Gravity Spray, Balancing.Wash (Liter), Body.Builder (regular size), Fresh.Hair (regular and travel sizes), Hair.Resort Spray, Texture.Master, and Powder.Puff.
- MoroccanOil: Clarifying Shampoo, Curl Control Mousse, Frizz Control, Glimmer Shine Spray, Restorative Mask (250 ml), and Strong Hold Luminous HairSpray.
Q: What‚Äôs new/on trend?
A: Right now, we have some amazing new Kevin Murphy products- Doo.Over, Stimulate.Me Wash & Rinse, Thick.Again, Free.Hold, Plump.Me Wash & Rinse, and Body.Mass, and we‚Äôre about to add some new Kevin.Murphy products…Killer.Curls, Hydrate.Me Mask, and Young.Again Mask.
A: We also have 2 highly skilled barbers working in our upstairs loft space (if you haven‚Äôt noticed, you really need a haircut!) and we‚Äôre bringing in Reuzel‚Äôs red pomade for our more fashion-forward masculine-presenting clientele.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Emerson Salon is growing, evolving and changing constantly- just like hair!
From a new chandelier to decor shifts ¬†and now-
We have changes as to which stylists decide to lease and conduct their businesses inside of Emerson.
Chandra Chenvert has moved on from Emerson Salon.¬†You¬†may reach her at ph# (206) 713-4085
Jason Farmer (The Barber Jason) has RETURNED¬†to Emerson Salon.
You can reach him via text message (206) 326-0894 for a men’s cut or towel shave Wed thru Sat!
Or book online with Jason¬†HERE.
Kyle Larsen (Known as Larsen) is now at Emerson Salon!
To book¬†a men’s cut appointment with Larsen, ¬†you may reach him via text message at (206) 384-5508 Wed thru Sat!
Or book online with Larsen HERE.
We aim to empower independent hair designers at Emerson Salon and are so excited to round out our team with these exceptional craftsmen!
Find out more about our stylists through www.emersonsalon.com