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AFH Salon

1005 East Miller Street, Seattle, WA 98102
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Business Description

AFH Salon is an inclusive hair salon in Seattle that is committed to providing not only reputable hair care and styling services but also education on how to achieve a certain style and maintain it as well. Senior stylist and Framesi certified educator Annie Fisher established the business in 2013. During her more than 25 years in the industry, Fisher won several awards, including Master Stylist in PNW in 2017. The salon's dedicated stylists provide haircuts, back, neck, or beard trim, color wash, formal event hairstyling, and deep conditioning treatment.

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4.7
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4.5 / 5 (182)
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4.5 / 5 (57)
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1.0 / 5 (1)

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Antonio Salon

113 Virginia Street, Seattle, WA 98101
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  • Women's Cuts

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Located in Seattle, Washington, Antonio Salon describes itself as a non-traditional salon. Its team of stylists and colorists defies the archetype and practices its own brand of services to clients. They perform hairstyling and care, shaving, and body care. The shop only uses products that it deems best to complement the services its staff provides. Antonio Salon is a Green Circle Certified Salon, managing its wastes in an environmentally friendly way.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (276)
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4.8 / 5 (25)

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BANG SLU

500 Yale Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
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  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

BANG SLU is a hair salon located in Seattle. The salon offers hair cuts and hair color services. Its stylists are dedicated to making a good customer experience for their clients, so they also provide services such as custom color, foil, and ombre in addition to the hair services. BANG also provides EVO hair products for additional hair care. Behind The Chair awarded BANG as part of the Top 100 Salon Decor Shots.

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4.3
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4.0 / 5 (102)

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Bowie Salon and Spa

1507 Belmont Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Bowie Salon and Spa focuses on providing services that represent the highest industry standards for hairstyling and hair care. The Seattle-based salon's services encompass standard haircuts, styling, coloring, and treatment. Bowie Salon and Spa also performs bridal and makeup services, facial treatments, waxing, and specialized services for lashes and brows. The salon is headed by Stacie Bowie, who has over three decades of industry experience. It is also committed to supporting charities and causes such as Wigs for Kids.

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4.4
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4.0 / 5 (75)
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4.2 / 5 (2)

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Coven Salon

2719 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Coven Salon is a local business that provides hairstyling services for Seattle-based clients. Its team of hairstylists offers different types of styling services using Kevin Murphy and Cult and King products. They offer regular haircuts for clients who have straight, wavy, and curly hair. Other services are full and partial highlights, full and partial balayage, multi-color hair, and bleach and tone. In addition, they provide an essential haircut for individuals who are at risk of losing their jobs or lost their jobs.

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4.0 / 5 (102)
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5.0 / 5 (64)

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Emerson Salon

401 Broadway East Suite 132, Seattle, WA 98122
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  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
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  • Women's Cuts

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Emerson Salon is a hair salon that serves clients in Seattle and its surrounding areas inside Mosaic Studios. The business offers a wide range of services, such as haircuts, hair colors, balayage, vivids, color correction, and bridal hairstyling. D'Arcy has been working in the industry for nearly 23 years. The salon is a safe space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as Black and Indigenous people of color.

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Essensuals London

1156 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
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Essensuals London is a hair salon catering to men and women in Seattle. As a brand that originated from the UK, it draws inspiration from British high fashion combined with Pacific Northwest cool. It is backed with 50 years of experience and has sponsored London Fashion Week. Its team is composed of stylists who combine international experiences and education. Services include a full array of cuts, colors, styling, and treatments, such as Olaplex and keratin express blowout.

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4.0 / 5 (44)

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Foxycut Salon

808 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144
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Foxycut Salon is a creative community hair salon that caters to clients in Seattle. Its team of hairstylists specializes in cutting and styling curly hair as well as fantasy colors for hair coloring services. It strives to create a cool and entertaining atmosphere for the clients where they chat and welcome people from all genders, cultures, races, and preferences. The team also offers free regular haircuts for the youth and raises funds for local programs.

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5.0 / 5 (330)
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4.0 / 5 (130)

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Fringe Hair Salon

1400 North 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
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Fringe Hair Salon in Seattle focuses on the core values of “personalization and exceptional service.” Salon Today magazine named the company one of the 200 top salons in the United States. The menu of services includes cuts and styling, color, partial foils, ombre color, balayage, corrective color, hair extensions, conditioning treatments, and Keratin smoothing treatments. Bridal hair services are available starting at $230 for the bride and at $80 for members of the bridal party.

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4.7 / 5 (1)
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Industry Salon Seattle

801 East Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98102
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  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Industry Salon Seattle is a Redken Black Elite Salon, with a team of hairstylists dedicated to giving the clients the look that they want following a routine consultation. They have expert knowledge of the chemical science and artistry behind hair coloring, and have hands-on skill in color correction and highlighting techniques, such as balayage, foilayage, and baby lights. They also offer bold and pastel tones and accommodate custom color placements.

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4.0 / 5 (309)
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4.0 / 5 (142)

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Modify Hair Lounge

4214 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA 98103
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Located in Seattle, Modify Hair Lounge is a cozy and relaxing place with diversity that a client can go to for a hair appointment. Aiming to provide an unforgettable experience to its patrons. It caters to services such as women's and men's haircuts, shampoo blow dry, extended shampoo and style, color retouch, and single-process color. Its team is composed of professionals who have different styles, strengths, and uniqueness that will fit the clients' needs.

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Olive Beauty Lounge

701 Northwest 70th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
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Business Description

Located in Seattle, Olive Beauty Lounge was established in 2013 by Renée Lavigne to continue her passion and dedication for styling. The salon is crewed with stylists that have years of training and experience in the industry. They offer hairstyling, treatment, hair color, waving, hair extension, shaving, and even eyelash extensions. Olive Beauty Lounge allows bookings for party events like bridal shower, baby shower, book club, or girls' night out.

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5.0 / 5 (61)

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Robert Leonard Salon & Day Spa

2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
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Robert Leonard Salon & Day Spa is a hair salon that serves clients in Seattle. Owned by Becca and Eric, the salon specializes in hair care services which include hair extensions, Brazilian blowout, up-styling, post color blow-out, and full balayage. The team aims to enhance the client's personal beauty by carefully listening to their suggestions. Becca, who has always had a passion for hairstyling, pursued her education in Paris, where she trained in British and French haircutting under top hairstylists Sassoon and René Furterer.

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4.0 / 5 (68)

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Salon Merite

2315 East John Street, Seattle, WA 98112
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  • Women's Cuts

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Established in 2020, Salon Merite is a family-owned upscale salon in Madison Park, Seattle, specializing in all types of hair color services, including Balayage and British and French style hair cutting. While this boutique salon has just started, its owner, Jedediah Roberts, has been in the industry for more than 23 years, where he serves as a national educator for the much-revered Global Haircor brand. Salon Merite uses organic, non-toxic, and gender-neutral products for its growing number of clients.

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5.0 / 5 (90)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Salon Q.E.

2520 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
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  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

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Salon Q.E. prides itself on its dedication to helping customers visualize their signature styles. The Seattle hair salon has a team of stylists driven by the commitment to establishing professional relationships with clients while personalizing the experience of developing customized looks. Salon Q.E.'s services include standard haircuts, color treatment, and styling. The salon is headed by Jonathan Flint, who spent time with the L’Oreal Soho Academy and is known for his edgy, precise, and creative hair work.

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4.0 / 5 (44)
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5.0 / 5 (28)

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Salon Refine

900 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA 98121
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  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Salon Refine is a Seattle-based hair salon. It offers various hair coloring procedures like highlights and balayage, textured hair services such as perming, and general hair care including hair cutting and blowdrying. Additionally, its team of stylists remains committed to creativity and growth by continuously educating themselves about the recent trends in the beauty industry. They also value teamwork and accountability and focus on exceeding each client's demands and providing quality service.

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4.0 / 5 (167)
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4.0 / 5 (96)
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5.0 / 5 (20)

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Sarah Kahn Hair

Seattle, WA 98109
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Sarah Kahn Hair prides itself as a sustainable hair salon and a curated non-toxic beauty boutique in Seattle’s MarQueen Hotel. Head stylist Sarah Kahn works by taking “personal style, natural hair texture, and skin tones into consideration to create a style tailored for each client.” A gender-neutral salon operating since 2011, Sarah Kahn Hair is committed to creating a warm, intimate, and fun vibe and making sure everyone feels at ease with the stylists. They have a diverse selection of organic beauty and skincare products.

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Stylus

2321 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
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Stylus offers hairstyling services in Seattle. It provides hair coloring, cutting, and extension for both men and women. It also partnered with brands like Kevin Murphy, Keune, and Moroccanoil for its haircare treatments. As a certified member of the Green Circle Salon, the hairstylists at Stylus support the sustainable use of hair care products. They recycle and reuse color tubes, foils, papers, and plastics to keep them away from harming the environment.

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4.0 / 5 (42)

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Ten Pachi

5611 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105
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Ten Pachi has been providing a wide range of hairstyling options to clients near Seattle since 2007. The salon's services include haircuts, blowouts, up-dos, hair color, and perms. In addition, it also offers services for weddings and formal events. Owner Dot Hachey spent 34 years as a master stylist, colorist, entrepreneur, and educator, starting the salon with a passion for sharing global styling techniques with clients. Ten Pachi has also been named one of the top 100 salons in the US by Elle Magazine.

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The Shop

94 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033
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The Shop is a Kirkland hair salon offering services for men, women, and children. The company’s mission is to “provide an unparalleled experience through technical expertise and superior customer service at an affordable price.” The salon is open from 9 am to 8 pm on Monday through Saturday, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Appointments are not necessary for haircuts or color. The salon also carries beauty and grooming products, such as shampoo, conditioner, and hair styling products.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are home hair dyes as good as salon dye?

While dye itself is often the same as home and salon dyes, the process that's involved in mixing the dye is far more intricate at the salon. Home dye kits contain standard amounts of dye and developer that need to be mixed prior to application. At the salon, stylists mix dyes and developers themselves and have more control over strength and color. This ensures the health of the hair can be protected, while the color of the hair is more suited to clients' preferences.

What products do salons use?

Hair salons normally use high-quality products, including colors and color correctors, shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Some of the most common brands seen in salons across the U.S. include Redken, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Rusk. With hair tools, stylists may use scissors, shears, and razors to cut and shape hair and a variety of combs, brushes, and heat tools to style clients' fresh cuts.

How much does hair coloring cost at a salon?

The cost of hair coloring varies depending on several factors. Here are the national average costs for the most common hair coloring services:

How much do you tip a hairstylist and the salon staff?

Tipping your hairstylist and salon staff is a great way to show your appreciation for their service. In most cases, a 20% tip is standard, but if a client is extremely pleased with the service, a larger tip is usually appreciated.

Of course, in many salons, clients might encounter several staff members during a visit, including the stylist, salon owner, and shampooer. While the stylist’s tip is customary, it doesn’t hurt to supply a small tip for the shampooer, too. Most salon owners don't expect a tip if they don't provide the service.

How much do hair extensions cost at the salon? 

The cost of hair extensions typically varies depending on the type of extensions and the amount of hair needed to achieve the clients' desired look. Here are the average costs for different extensions:
  • Tape-in extensions: $200
  • Glue-in extensions: $300 to $500
  • Sew-in extensions: $275
  • Weave: $100 to $600
  • Fusion: $200 to $1,000

Can all stylists do correctional hair coloring?

Color-correction service is a long process that requires multiple salon visits. It's important that stylists undergo training specific to color correction, as corrective color solutions need to be customized to balance the color of hair and achieve desired results. Incorrectly performed color corrections can lead to severely damaged hair.

How much does it cost to fix a bad dye job?

The cost of color correction depends on the color applied to the hair and the amount of hair on the clients' head. Color correction is a long process that can take between five and seven hours and is usually spread out over several weeks. This is especially true where hair has been dyed a darker color and needs to be lifted and re-dyed to a blonde shade. On average, clients can expect to pay about $100 for each hour spent with the stylist.

What is the best accounting/scheduling software for hair salons?

The best accounting and scheduling software for salons includes extra features, such as inventory management, point of sale, and employee management. These programs should help salons track client profiles and view detailed reports of their sales and schedules. Some of the top software programs used by salons in the U.S. include Mindbody and Insight.

What are the top hair salon chains in the world?

According to Franchise Chatter magazine, the top chain hair salons include Great Clips, Supercuts, Sport Clips, and Merle Norman Cosmetics. Each of these chains offers affordable hair services, including coloring, cuts, and styles.

What is aluminum foil used for at salons?

At salons, aluminum foil is used when processing colors and other chemical treatments. It helps stylists hold the hair in place and keep it separate from other parts of the head, ensuring that dye and other chemicals don't spread to hair that don't need treatment.

What is the average commission that stylists receive for their services? 

The amount of commission a stylist receives varies depending on the salon and its commission structure. In some salons, stylists may receive a commission based on the services they provide, while others may only offer commission based on product sales. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hairstylists earn an average salary of $13.74 per hour.

Is there a difference between a hairstylist and a hairdresser?

Often, these terms are used interchangeably, and according to Merriam-Webster, these are synonyms of each other. That being said, some industry professionals prefer the term hairstylist for those who perform professional services, such as coloring and cutting, while the term hairdresser is reserved for those who offer services such as shampooing and styling.

As a hairstylist, what is the biggest mistake you see people with curly hair make?

Most hairstylists who work with curly hair agree that there are several big mistakes commonly made by people who have curly hair, including shampooing too often, drying with terry cloth towels, and using brushes that aren't designed for curly hair. Additionally, not conditioning enough is a common mistake that leads to frizzy, damaged hair.

How can you accurately explain the haircut or color that you\'d like to the hairstylist?

When visiting the hair salon, the best way to convey the style or cut you'd like is to bring photos of the style you desire. Without photos, you may run the risk of having your stylist misunderstand the look you want, and in most cases, it can be difficult — or even impossible — to correct hair that's already been cut.

What training is required to become a licensed hairstylist?

Hairstylists need to successfully complete a hair styling or cosmetology program that's approved by their state's cosmetology board. Additionally, they're required to apply for licensing from this board and depending on the state's regulations, they may need to pass a licensing exam before their license is issued.

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