Meet D'Arcy

D’Arcy was named 1 Of The Top 56 Seattle Hairstylists by Seattle Met Magazine in its March 2012 issue.

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In 2018, named D’Arcy Hair Design the Book Yocale Award Winner of “Excellence in Hair Extensions.”


She excels in: individual consultation, wavy/curly hair textures, dimensional color (block, foil and balayage), custom color formulation/color correction, creative cuts and client collaboration, men’s barber cuts, precision cutting, and formal/bridal/vintage styling and microlock BABE hair extensions (by consultation)

D’Arcy Harrison became a transplant from the Rhode Island area 20 years ago. She has an extensive background in the theatre including a BFA in Acting. For years, D’Arcy toiled in the retail and restaurant industries before she discovered her passion for using hair as a creative and professional medium. She remembers many years growing up wishing a hairstylist would listen to and understand what she wanted out of her wavy, frizzy hair. This is why D’Arcy has strived for over 16 yrs. to combine her technical expertise with her innate artistic touch. Her main priority is the client and knows its NOT “just” hair.

In Sept 2014, she became part owner of Emerson Salon alongside Lancer Forney-McMahon. She is in charge of PR, social media and marketing. Make sure to also check out or

D’Arcy’s philosophy of hair includes the belief that form must be in harmony with function and therefore, must be in line with the clients’ needs and wishes.  She is a compassionate and understanding stylist whose sole aim is to empower each guest with confidence in their hair and thus, themselves.

I love doing hair and talking with people. It brings me joy to make people feel good and to become someone’s trusted hair advisor. I come from an artistic family so I consider myself a ‘Hair Designer’ because creating something especially for a client is so important!

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Favorite Movie or Genre?

I love horror and zombie movies. Some of my favorites are from the 70's and early 80's. To name them: Suspiria by Dario Argento, The Fog the original directed by John Carpenter, Dawn of the Dead (original and remake by George A. Romero), Resident Evil, House of a Thousand Corpses by Rob Zombie, Amityville Horror the original, and Looker with Albert Finney and Susan Dey.

What I love most about being a stylist?

I love doing hair because I think connections with people are very important for the soul and every time I make someone feel good after being in my chair I feel a little lift. Whether my clients need a haircut or a genune listening ear they know they can count on me for both. My dream is to build a rapport with my clients that is unique, because I truly absorb their wishes, ideas, concerns and needs. My technical skills are based in precision so I have the ability to translate my clients' consultation into an attractive and practical cut designed just for them and their features. I have an opportunity to be creative and methodical in my job and executing a well planned hair service is highly satsfying to me. I think humor is important, bringing a little levity to the sometimes serious or stressful experience getting a haircut/hair color. Bottom line: I love it when a client trusts in me and leaves with a big smile on his or her face.

Favorite coffee house?

Capitol Coffee Works (Next Door to Emerson Salon!)

Favorite Music?

Bjork, Tori Amos, Madonna, B-52's, the Verve, the early Beatles, the Sundays, Cher, Beyonce, Bat for Lashes, M.I.A., Johnny Cash, Banjo /Bluegrass, Beastie Boys, Glorious Melle Mel and the Furious Five, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Fionna Apple, Kelly Clarkson, Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors, Garbage, Pat Benatar, Bob Marley's "Catch a Fire" album, Foxy Brown, Blondie, Gwen Stefani, Tegan & Sara