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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Ready for Red?

Have you been contemplating doing some sort of fun red haircolor?

Trying to figure out the best option for you? Here we give you some tips on different applications and also how to maintain the new hue!

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If you have medium-long length brown to dark brown hair, try using hand painted balayage to add some red in. Your coloring helps dictate what shade of red will look best with your skin tone and eyes. You could try copper, red, or red violet. With your colorist, play with color swatches against your face to discover which tone will highlight you best. This service will most likely include bleaching the mid-ends softly before depositing your desired shade.

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If you are feeling extra bold and sassy, try going for all over red haircolor! This is more easily achieved on medium-light colored hair as adding in red is usually a one step process if you already have highlights. If not, again, bleaching may need to occur to lift out a darker hue so that the red will look its punchiest. Whether you want to go full on copper like Christina Hendricks (above) or to go more of a natural red like Emma Stone or a candy apple red all over- this look will get you noticed and will be the most dramatic transformation you’ve ever tried!

TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR GORGEOUS RED HAIR!

  1. Red hair always fades the fastest. Science debates as to why but all we know is that its difficult to keep it looking as fresh as they day you got it. This is the reality of red hair and even with the best care it fades so make sure you are prepared for the upkeep!¬†It is important to know that for more vivid color, that the colorist might have to use a semi permanent that will show up best but does not last as long. Oxidative colors sometimes cannot look as rich and translucent as semi-permanents. A great way to make semi-permanents last longer is to use heat to drive the color into the hairs’ structure. Always use a professional colorist in these situations because they know the limits of the color lines they work with best and can adjust your service accordingly.
  2. Shampoo as little as possible. Use powdered dry shampoo before and after workouts and in between washing. You can even use a blowdryer on the roots to help burn off some of the oil deposited by your scalp.
  3. Use a professional level, color safe, sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Sulfates are salts and they strip your color right out of your hair. Using the best quality products will help maintain the investment in your new haircolor!
  4. Protect your hair from the sun and heat. Wear a scarf or hat and/or use a hair sunscreen like Moroccan Oil with UV inhibitors and thermal protectan to shield the color from the fading UV rays. Its also always smart to use heat tools on a medium setting in order to prevent high heat from burning the color out of your hair.
  5. Schedule regular touch-ups/refresh and conditioning service. The best way to keep red looking awesome is to refresh it every 4-6 weeks. You can always pair this with a moisturizing conditioning treatment so that the hair will best hold the color.
  6. Ask your colorist to use a clear gloss on top. This insures that the color will last the longest. When you shampoo, the gloss will be going down the drain more than the red haircolor.

Ready to take the plunge with new red hair? Check out our experience stylists’ profiles and book an appointment with one today!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Welcome Michael Locke!

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Welcome Michael Locke to our team of independent hair designers!

¬† ¬† ¬†“I have been a Capitol Hill resident for many years after moving from Idaho. For the past 8 years, I have successfully managed multiple salons in the greater Seattle area while also maintaining & building my own private clientele. I serve a diverse range of people from all walks of life. With 10 years of experience, I take great pride in all services I provide & am focused on always providing a “best in class” service to every guest every time.”

Michael Locke Specialties Include:
Men’s barber & shear cuts
Women’s layered & razor cuts
Facial waxing for eyebrows, ears, nose, chin, lip & neck areas.
All over color
Dimensional Highlights and/or Lowlights

You can email him for an appointment at: michael.locke.86@gmail.com

Or Book Directly Online at: https://hirefrederick.com/michaels-hair-chair 

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Come to Emerson on Small Biz Saturday!

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Thanksgiving week is upon us! Time to grocery shop before the big onslaught of crowds at the checkout stand and take out those recipe books. We know you are excited for the holiday season to begin- we are too! Food, drink, friends and family all await your enjoyment.

Once you’ve shopped til you drop on Black Friday come on in for some hair lovin’ on Small Business Saturday!

Emerson Salon is a small business made up of many other small businesses via our independently run hair designers. They run their own schedules and pricing and deserve some love after Turkey Day. Find a stylist you want to work with and book directly with them through their profile.

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We are offering a 10% discount on all ColorProof retail products on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ONLY. This premium luxury line of hair products is 100% color safe, paraben+sulfate free and even gluten free! They smell heavenly and make your hair look and feel divine. We especially love the Moisture Masque which helps rehab dry or color damaged hair instantaneously. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Happy Halloween Hair Tips!

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Its the spooky time of year where kids and adults ¬†dress up in fun or scary costumes! SO MUCH FUN! Whether it be out trick or treating in your neighborhood or inside at someone’s homemade haunted house we are here to help you get SPOOKTACULAR hair results! Here are some tips to see you through this Hallow’s Eve…..

  • Determine whether you have the hair to achieve the look you are going for. If its medium to long there are many options for you but if you have shorter hair a wig can be of great assistance for a look. Synthetic wigs are cheap and are generally not to be used with heat unless billed as “heat resistant” and then a low to medium curling can be used. They can range from $20-$35.
  • If you are opting to use your hair for your costume, remember there are ways to temporarily add colors that wash right out! A spray on color will shampoo right out in the shower the next day. Colors usually range from red, pink, blue, green, purple, silver, ¬†white, yellow, orange and many more! If you don’t want to spray your hair opt to use a colored hair chalk or eyeshadow but make sure to set it with some hairspray so it doesn’t rub onto your clothes or face.
  • A 1″ or slightly larger curling iron will give you a great base style to work with for many looks. Curling the entire head with a flexible working spray (sprayed on lightly before curling) and dry shampoo at the root will help the longevity of the style.
  • Sometimes your hair has to look weird before it looks perfect.¬†Using a comb, lift up a section of hair to “tease” or backcomb height at the root. Make sure to insert the comb behind the section and lock down the hair towards the root. Repeat one or two more times on each curled section. Then softly brush out and spray with Working Spray by Alterna Caviar.
  • Bobby pins galore! If you are pinning up a Bride of Frankenstein look or making a flapper 1920’s faux-bob ¬†– you will need lots of bobby pins! A good tip is to insert the pins with the straight end first and hook into the backcombed bases you just created. Then criss cross another bobby pin over it in an “X.” ¬†This will secure them so your style stays.
  • For Guys: Any type of slicked style we recommend Night Rider by Kevin Murphy because it works so well with so many hair types and stays where you put it. For extra hold, spray with a little Session Spray by Kevin Murphy.

……or just get some pipe cleaners and googly eyes and make this!

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Need to do some last minute costume and wig shopping? Check out the links below for Seattle local costume shops:

http://www.championparty.com/  near Downtown Seattle

http://www.displaycostume.com/ in the University District

………….. OR! Book with an Emerson Stylist for your Halloween Hair Extravaganza! Our independent hair designers would love to assist you.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Happy Halloween Hair Tips!

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Its the spooky time of year where kids and adults ¬†dress up in fun or scary costumes! SO MUCH FUN! Whether it be out trick or treating in your neighborhood or inside at someone’s homemade haunted house we are here to help you get SPOOKTACULAR hair results! Here are some tips to see you through this Hallow’s Eve…..

  • Determine whether you have the hair to achieve the look you are going for. If its medium to long there are many options for you but if you have shorter hair a wig can be of great assistance for a look. Synthetic wigs are cheap and are generally not to be used with heat unless billed as “heat resistant” and then a low to medium curling can be used. They can range from $20-$35.
  • If you are opting to use your hair for your costume, remember there are ways to temporarily add colors that wash right out! A spray on color will shampoo right out in the shower the next day. Colors usually range from red, pink, blue, green, purple, silver, ¬†white, yellow, orange and many more! If you don’t want to spray your hair opt to use a colored hair chalk or eyeshadow but make sure to set it with some hairspray so it doesn’t rub onto your clothes or face.
  • A 1″ or slightly larger curling iron will give you a great base style to work with for many looks. Curling the entire head with a flexible working spray (sprayed on lightly before curling) and dry shampoo at the root will help the longevity of the style.
  • Sometimes your hair has to look weird before it looks perfect.¬†Using a comb, lift up a section of hair to “tease” or backcomb height at the root. Make sure to insert the comb behind the section and lock down the hair towards the root. Repeat one or two more times on each curled section. Then softly brush out and spray with Working Spray by Alterna Caviar.
  • Bobby pins galore! If you are pinning up a Bride of Frankenstein look or making a flapper 1920’s faux-bob ¬†– you will need lots of bobby pins! A good tip is to insert the pins with the straight end first and hook into the backcombed bases you just created. Then criss cross another bobby pin over it in an “X.” ¬†This will secure them so your style stays.
  • For Guys: Any type of slicked style we recommend Night Rider by Kevin Murphy because it works so well with so many hair types and stays where you put it. For extra hold, spray with a little Session Spray by Kevin Murphy.

……or just get some pipe cleaners and googly eyes and make this!

hair-spider

Need to do some last minute costume and wig shopping? Check out the links below for Seattle local costume shops:

http://www.championparty.com/  near Downtown Seattle

http://www.displaycostume.com/ in the University District

………….. OR! Book with an Emerson Stylist for your Halloween Hair Extravaganza! Our independent hair designers would love to assist you.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Pink Hair Cares!

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This October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you want to support this cause make sure you wear PINK! Even the Seahawks football team are wearing pink flags and other accessories during their games this month to bring attention to reminding women to get regular breast checks and mammograms.

Get info here: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Last week at Emerson Salon we had an influx of ladies asking for pink hair and thats when we realized how important the color was not only as a trend but for those struggling with this horrible disease. Emotional support when you are going through treatment is vital.

There are a few different ways to get pink hair: one way is to buy a pink hair clip in (see link below) or to have your hair colored with pink. Here are some fun options that some of our stylists did recently:

D’Arcy painted on¬†some heavily balayaged bleach on Jen (below)¬†to a light blond. Then the hair was¬†toned ¬†all over with ¬†semi-permanent Pravanna Pink and a smidge of Wild Orchid and Violet. Adding hood dryer heat for 30 min to the semipermanent is how D’Arcy can make sure the color stays as long as possible for Jen. Here is the before and after!

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Or if you are looking for something more soft and subtle, take a look at our stylist Danielle’s version of pink balayage here:

rikkipinkNOTE: If your hair is colored or naturally darker it is necessary to bleach the hair to a light blond or palest yellow/white for a pink or pastel pink to show up appropriately. Maintenance and care involve sulfate free color safe shampoo, washing with lukewarm to cold water, and shampooing only once or twice a week.

Want pink hair too? Contact a colorist at Emerson Salon today by choosing a stylist from their profile and messaging them directly! Or go to http://www.pinkhairforhope.org/get-pink-hair or shop online to get pink hair temporarily!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Welcome Michael Our Newest Stylist!

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MICHAEL W. SIMONS is our newest stylist to join Emerson Salon in its rebrand under the new ownership.

Please welcome him- he is a very talented stylist with over 25 yrs. experience. He has also attended ¬†various Vidal Sassoon courses, has an extensive resume and has even helped out on “What Not To Wear.”

We will get him up on the website as soon as we can. We are very excited!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Welcome Michael Our Newest Stylist!

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MICHAEL W. SIMONS is our newest stylist to join Emerson Salon in its rebrand under the new ownership.

Please welcome him- he is a very talented stylist with over 25 yrs. experience. He has also attended ¬†various Vidal Sassoon courses, has an extensive resume and has even helped out on “What Not To Wear.”

We will get him up on the website as soon as we can. We are very excited!

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Our New Operating Hours

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We highly urge our patrons to Book their Appointments directly with a stylist.

In each¬†stylist’s profile, there are email address links so you can connect with them!

Walk ins are always welcome, but it is always subject to availability, as all of our stylists manage their own schedules.

OUR NEW HOURS:

Tuesdays through Sundays By Appointment

MONDAYS- CLOSED

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Under New Ownership!

This coming Monday, Emerson Salon ownership changes hands from Matt Buchan and Alex Garcia ¬†(Paraguas LLC) to current stylists Lancer Forney and D’Arcy Harrison (B. Please LLC).

Both D’Arcy and Lancer have worked with Emerson Salon since 2008¬†and are committed to creating a strong community of independent hair designers who run their individual hair chairs as sole proprietorships. This location is special and the nieghborhood of Capitol Hill is constantly growing! It is our goal to serve our diverse clientele and to empower stylists’ success and longevity.

What Will Change?

  • The salon is downsizing the salon space and is consolidating stylists to solely the 909 E. Pike St side.
  • Your current Emerson Salon stylists has shifted or moved their station.
  • We plan to rebrand the website and do some decor adjustements in the coming months.
  • It is still strongly urged to contact your stylist of choice directly for questions and scheduling.

What Will Stay the Same?

  • The Emerson Salon website, Facebook, Twitter and Yelp will stay as is with some edits to content.
  • The same phone number (but if we are busy with a client we will let it go to voicemail): 206 323 7437