Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill’

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Changes for Emerson Salon!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Over the last year, literally everyone has had to completely change and shift how they approach everyday life due to the COVID19 pandemic.

…. At first, it was shocking and traumatizing to us at Emerson Salon. 

Salons have NEVER EVER been mandated to close due to a viral pandemic. So we tried our best to roll with it- but it wasn’t easy.

  • We had to navigate the nightmare that was Unemployment Insurance for the Self-Employed via the WA State Employment Security Department via the CARES Act.
  • We had to try and make up for lost income by offering gift cards and an online hair care shopping portal.
  • We had to learn about and apply for new SBA loans.
  • We had to sit with ambiguity not knowing when we could re-open and when we did — we were tasked with adding an entirely new set of guidelines in addition to our normal disinfection protocols. —-but we managed to do it. 
  • As a result, we have conducted services safely and  Personal Services in WA state has seen only 27 outbreaks connected to the industry in the entire year. HUZZAH!
  • Once we re-opened, clients repeated how grateful they were to know that we were doing everything we could to keep them safe and that we were back at work. The psychological improvement we all have had being able to give and receive hair services is tremendous.

As co-owners—  Lancer Forney-McMahon and D’Arcy Harrison  communicated almost daily to make sure  that they were on top of what had to be done. We worked in tandem to get supplies ordered even as supply chain challenges persisted. We were able to secure some rent forbearance and an SBA loan.  The downside is- our healthy savings was depleted due to the ripples of the pandemic. 

The salon space at 909 E. Pike St is expensive and we only have 2 providers renting chairs.

Many difficult conversations were had  & the decision was made to–

EMBRACE the CHANGE CHALLENGE!

…… {drumroll please} cause we know YOU wanna know—

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS Announcement ALL ABOUT????

Emerson Salon will be MOVING LOCATIONS in late summer 2021

(exact date TBD) to the NEW!

Locally owned Mosaic Studios

on Broadway in Capitol Hill

 (just 7 blocks away in the former Urban Outfitters — see map below)

Additionally,  D’Arcy Harrison is now the solo owner of

 B. Please LLC DBA Emerson Salon.

And! Lancer is coming along for the ride with Emerson Salon as a booth renter. So the journey on this road continues!

A Message from Lancer:

“I have worked in the salon industry since 1990, and behind the chair at 909 E Pike since 2006; 2 years prior to its becoming Emerson Salon. I also have loved the location, our landlord, and our business neighbors in the area, yet this change is for the best.When D’Arcy and I had the chance to become salon co owners, it was a great opportunity for us to learn and grow into our new roles. I could not have undergone this venture without D’Arcy alongside me at the 909 E Pike space. D’Arcy has done amazing things for Emerson Salon that I could never have imagined possible, and I have full faith in her as sole owner. Her passion and enthusiasm has kept the brand alive and evolving. 

I am excited to begin this Season of Life returning to being an Independent Stylist and to focus on my other goals.  Additionally,  I have offered ongoing support to D’Arcy as she takes on full ownership.  I truly enjoyed my duties in Financial, Accounting, and Operations at Emerson Salon. I plan to continue using  these skills in my own service business.”

A message from D’Arcy: 

     “I want to first and foremost start off by honoring and showing sincere gratitude to Lancer Forney-McMahon. He was working at 909 E. Pike before I even came along in 2008 as an employee in the former ownership. I truthfully could not have weathered the shifts and changes Emerson Salon has endured over the years without him. It is his attention to detail, motivation to continue learning, drive for improvement and tremendous focus that has made the most recent iteration of Emerson Salon successful. I could not have survived shutdown or the ripples of change without him. I am excited he is continuing his journey with Emerson Salon and please know that this decision is the best for both of us.

      I am also very happy to be able to take on the enormous  task of downsizing, streamlining and  100% running operations. 

For now- we are in 909 E. Pike St, and we are sad we had to make this difficult choice as we love the building, the space, our business neighbors and our landlord. Change is HARD, but I know that this is the best choice as we focus individually on our own service businesses. We have endured so much angst this past year that attracting booth renters in this difficult environment  for business is just not fair to us or potential booth renters. I will continue to support the Personal Services industry in WA state through my work with Cosmetologistsofwashingtonunited.org and other advocacy efforts. And do not fret—

We will continue as a fun & safe space for BIPOC and LGBTQIA, and NOW with FREE PARKING in the new space…. among other great benefits!

I am so so SO excited and I hope you are too.  Be on the lookout for updates as I continue to hone the brand and decorate our new Emerson Salon space! Feel free to reach out to me via b.please.llc@gmail.com if you have questions and I will be sending regular updates via email and social media about what is to come! 

I invite you to ALSO ride with Emerson Salon

…. into the future and beyond!”

Monday, October 12th, 2020

SCARY HAIRY!

What do you think about when you think of Fall? Foliage? Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Scarves and coats?? WE THINK OF HALLOWEEN and all the FUN hair possibilities! Its a chance to get creative and to push hairstyles outside the box. Even if you are just having a stay-at-home celebration on this year’s holiday- you can STILL have fun. Consider ZOOMING with friends, family or coworkers that week and just enjoy some lightness and fun. WE ALL NEED IT! Heck- dress your pets up for a funny Instagram video post. Do a selfie photo shoot in costume, makeup and hair! We all need to play a little right now. People will thank you for bringing joy to their day.

If you do want some amazing new haircut or haircolor to switch it up while working from home- BOOK WITH LANCER or D’ARCY via emersonsalon.com!

Check out below some options for costumes and hair…. don’t feel like you have to permanently alter your haircolor or length unless you want to! We recommend wigs or temporary haircolor sprays that wash out in one shampoo.


Need tips about what products will help you get the BEST hold and HEIGHT for your costume look???

For SLICK and FIRM HOLD: SUPER GOO BY KEVIN MURPHY Packed with super-hero qualities to create a firm-holding, rubbery-gel that dries to a slick natural finish.” SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/59/192


For TEXTURE, HOLD and FUNK: Night Rider by Kevin Murphy “Designed to deliver rough, matte texture to enhance short or choppy looks, this state-of-the-art paste helps seal in moisture “ SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/15754/130


For HEIGHT and Light HOLD: SESSION SPRAY FLEX By Kevin Murphy “Get a flexible, workable hold without the crunch. KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY FLEX is a lightweight formula that never gets flaky.” SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/27144/29997


FOR HEIGHT AND FIRM HOLD: SESSION SPRAY Kevin Murphy “Provides intense hold and memory plus excellent humidity resistance, and brushes out easily and effectively without a trace of flakiness.” SHOP: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EmersonSalon/product/58/165

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST- co-owner D’Arcy has provided you with her TOP HORROR MOVIE picks for Halloween! Get some popcorn and candy and turn the lights out for a true night of FRIGHT this Halloween!

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Team Up With Us!

Emerson Salon reopened in June and is operating in Phase 2 for Personal Services at reduced capacity.

*We are operating by APPOINTMENT ONLY*
Please check with your Stylist for Appointment Availability at EmersonSalon.com

*Click your preferred Stylist Name for contact info.

All Stylists within Emerson Salon are doing everything according to guidelines for Personal Services in WA State, and are daily maintaining the highest level of sanitation and safety protocol in the salon because social distancing is not possible when providing hair services.

If you would like to understand the detailed directives from WA state government agencies- you can read them HERE.

SERVICE CLIENTS “NEED TO KNOW”:

  • You will have to make an appointment. Walk In Appointments are not accepted.
  • You will need to self-certify with your service provider regarding your health.
  • You are required to wear a mask before entering. Your service provider can decline the service if you do not comply. Emerson Salon has clean, sanitized masks on hand for those unable to provide their own.
  • ONE AT A TIME”: Please wait to be notified to enter the salon. Your service provider will contact you once they are ready to see you. You may not bring additional guests to the salon with you unless you are a caregiver or the parent or guardian of a minor under 16yrs of age. (Those not receiving a service must stay 6 ft. from provider or wait outside the salon.)
  • Avoid bringing extra items like beverages, food, coats, etc.
  • Please avoid Cash whenever possible. We highly recommend contactless transactions. If you must bring cash, please bring the exact amount and gratuity (for services) in a sealed, plastic bag. Change cannot be provided at this time and there is also a widespread coin shortage.

Please know that Emerson Salon and the independent service providers that work within take your health and safety very seriously. Our goal is to make sure our salon space is doing everything to protect you as well as ourselves & our families.

**Reminder: Asymptomatic individuals can still have the virus and spread contagion so we must behave as if EVERYONE is carrying Covid19. For more detailed info refer to the CDC, OSHA, WA State Dept of Health and/or WHO.

Emerson Salon appreciates your understanding, patience and teamwork in accomplishing this endeavor. We will implement and enforce these guidelines so we may be ready for inspection from Dept of Health, Dept of Licensing, Dept of Cosmetology and state Labor and Industry agencies. The survival of our lives & businesses are counting on YOU to TEAM UP WITH US!

DO NOT FORGET! You may purchase quality haircare ONLINE from Moroccan Oil, Kevin Murphy, Loma, Olaplex and more at: https://shop.saloninteractive.com/cel/EmersonSalon

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Meet Our New Team Member…aka Air Purifier: “Lil’ Fauci”

In our daily work to fight Covid19 in the salon we have obtained a medical grade air filtration system from MEDIFYAIR.com . The MA -112 V 2.0 filters up to 5000 sq ft and is able to filter out the micron level of the virus and other harmful air pollutants. Our space is 1010 sq.ft and are happy that every 15 min— 1225 sq ft of air is purified. This means if every independent service provider inside the Emerson Salon location takes 15 min to disinfect between clients that the entire salon of air will be cleaned by the time the next client arrives.

We decided since this NEW TEAM MEMBER is so integral to what we do to stay safe, wear masks and disinfect all tools and high touch points based on CDC guidance and Dr Fauci’s expertise—- that it only seemed right to honor Dr. Fauci’s knowledge and service with a special NAME for our new machine! NOTE: We have powerful HVAC systems in our location but this just adds a little more peace of mind for providers and clients alike.

Welcome “Lil’ Fauci” to the team of pros that work inside our location!

We are taking hair services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY– book with your selected provider through the STYLISTS Button on the emersonsalon.com home page!

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

!Raffle Giveaway!

UPDATE: RAFFLE WINNER IS JOHN MILLWARD

COME IN TO EMERSON SALON FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

It has been 5 years in the new ownership of

B.Please LLC DBA Emerson Salon!

We want to share in the celebration by giving you a chance to receive:

an Emerson Salon T-Shirt, Kevin Murphy Travel Bag + Salon Services Hair Goodies!

DRAWING NOVEMBER 15th

*** Contact Info Will Not Be Used for any Email or Marketing Lists ***

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Attention: Seattle Stylists Seeking A New Hair Home

Emerson Salon Leasing Opportunity

If you’re ready to be your own boss, and would like to grow your hair business at a prime location in Seattle — then Emerson Salon could be a great fit for you!

We are seeking hair professionals with 3+ yrs experience who are ready to run their own business within a salon in Seattle. Stations are leased for 2 – 6 days per week, and our salon is open 6 days a week. Catering to an eclectic mix of clientele, our storefront is at street level and within close proximity to the light rail, Metro buses, hospitals, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, and the First Hill Streetcar.

Our loft style space benefits from the natural light coming in from our storefront windows in tandem with our eco-friendly LED lighting.

Lease rates are determined per days of the week each station is leased.

We start everyone out with a 3-month trial lease with an option to sign a longer term 6-month or annual contract following successful completion of the trial period.

As individual small business owners, we each establish our own appointment hours, services, and book our clients’ appointments. We each maintain all required licenses to do business in Seattle, WA, and each booth renter carries their own insurance liability policy in accordance with WA State Salon Shop licensing regulations.

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Emerson Salon is run by Lancer Forney-McMahon and D’Arcy Harrison. Combined, they have experience of over 35 years in the salon industry and have been successful at Emerson Salon since 2008.

*Serious inquiries are to be submitted via email to b.please.llc@gmail.com. Please include references, resume, examples of your work, and anything you specialize in.

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Get to Know These Pros!

CHELSEA BURNS

https://www.chelseaburns.studio/

Chelsea wasn’t always a hairstylist: she hails from San Jose, California where she was immersed in the arts as a painter and general creator of badassery. She has studied painting and art history in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Athens, and graduated cum laude from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Studio Art, Art History, and French. She uses every ounce of her passion for art and aesthetics to turn your hair into a face-framing masterpiece. She works with your lifestyle and hair goals to create a unique style that works for you. For Chelsea’s Availability, Prices, and Services, Click the Book Online button!

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LANCER FORNEY MCMAHON (Co-Owner Emerson Salon)

“Come as You Are. Leave Feeling Amazing!”Follow @hairguylancer on InstagramFacebook | Google+

What To Expect: I am really an introvert, which might seem unusual for a hairstylist. While working on a client, I am very focused and do not multitask. If you too would prefer a quiet chair experience in which you’d rather be left alone to relax during your visit, please notate “Quiet Chair” in your appointment notes. I am more than happy to accommodate you! I prefer to provide my clients with a safe space where they can be themselves, reflect, and relax. Lancer’s availability, prices, and services’ info: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

You can also visit my Website, and if you aren’t sure which service you’ll need, please Email Me directly.

D’ARCY HARRISON (Co-Owner Emerson Salon)

Facebook.com/DARCYHAIRDESIGN | instagram.com/darsula7

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. She moved from Rhode Island almost 20 years ago from Rhode Island and has an extensive background in the arts and theatre. She loves her cat Sassy, 70s horror movies, singing karaoke and playing with wigs!

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) CLICK TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT OR GO TO:  www.darcyhairdesign.com

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MICHAEL SIMONS

“I bring my well-rounded talents in chemical services, cutting, and styling to each client that sits in my chair.”

I like things done well, and thoughtfully. Every head is unique – every client unique. I possess a passion for ongoing education, and have attended many Vidal Sassoon, Bumble + Bumble, and Wella hair color advanced educational courses. I have toured with Davines hair color to Amsterdam, Barcelona, and London for Davines world tours. For Michael’s Availability, Prices, and Services, Click the Book Online button!

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Happy Pride 2019!

At Emerson Salon, we know its challenging to maintain & amplify your confidence. Located on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Each of our Independently run hair professionals work to CELEBRATE YOU by listening, discussing and asking questions.

Emerson Salon proudly supports the LGBTQ community and is a unique, cozy and safe space for EVERYONE. Get to know each of us and feel good vibes before, during and after your service when you collaborate with these unique hair designers.

Happy Pride 2019!!!

WE CELEBRATE YOU and want you to ALWAYS BE YOURSELF!

CHOOSE A HAIR PROFESSIONAL AND BOOK ONLINE AT:
EMERSONSALON.COM

We retail Kevin Murphy, Moroccan Oil and Loma.

Use Our Online Shopping Portal for $5 flat rate shipping HERE.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

#BEYOURSELF With Us!

We want you to #BEYOURSELF with your life….and YOUR HAIR! Book with us by Selecting a Stylist Profile HERE.

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Kevin Murphy Experience


THE KEVIN MURPHY EXPERIENCE

From time to time, we have an opportunity to have educators from our favorite brands give us some inspiring styling tutorials and advice. This week, Sara (an educator for Kevin Murphy International kevinmurphy.com.au) came in from Austin, TX to help us strengthen our finishing skills with Kevin Murphy products. The Kevin Murphy range is based on skincare and has high performance results.

Our model,Kenna, has longer, fine slightly wavy hair. D’Arcy prepped her by detoxing her hair twice with Maxi.Wash (an alpha hydroxy  detox shampoo- not a clarifier) and followed it with Angel.Wash and Angel.Masque.

 

After a quick towel dry ballerina bun, Sara applied Leave.In Repair. Then she used Body.Mass on all the roots to assist in plumping and lift at the base. To enhance movement to the hair, she added Motion.Lotion and dried on a high heat low speed setting and kept squeezing the hair until 85% dry

To finish, Sara sprayed Bedroom.Hair that helps with some hold as well as aiding in keeping the hair fluffy and full.

Sara then moved on to create a second look on Kenna. She used a 2.25″ clipless curling iron to create soft bend to large sections of hair. The key tip was not to wrap the hair completely but only in 1.5 rotations and continuing the rolling action (back and forth) for up  to 30 seconds. She then finished with quick shots of Doo.Over to help emphasize the softness of the look.

 

Our second model, Karen, has naturally wavy, frizzy hair. Sara prepped her with Smooth Again Wash and Rinse to help lay down the cuticle to eliminate frizz. Then she applied AntiGravity all over and then a tad of Motion Lotion on the ends. She then used small clips to prop up the roots towards the top and then used applied the Texture Net over the entire head. She then placed Karen under a Medium Heat hood dryer for 20 min. Voila! Controlled texture with no frizz.

See the result below!

 

 

 

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