Pinup Salon is an intimate seattle hair salon experience for people who like a little quality, one-on-one time with their stylist, minus the hubbub of a high-traffic salon. If you like the idea of having your own personal stylist all to yourself, come on by, put your feet up and let us pamper you. At Pinup we’re all about making you the star of the show – you too, fellas. Have a vision for your hair? Whether you’re looking for a classic cut & color or a modern take on a vintage classic, we’ll bring it to life for you… with just a little added swagger! We offer the added convenience of two locations with one salon located in West Seattle near Alki and another salon just north of University Village on Ravenna Ave.
Us? We’re open books. Anything you want to know, all you have to do is ask. All we really wanted to do was create a salon experience that would put you, our client, at the center of it all.
The most important lesson we’ve learned in this business – and believe us when we tell you that they don’t teach this in beauty school – is that we have to listen. Before we cut, before we color, before your blowout, gossip or whine, we listen.
We want to understand not only what you want done to your hair, but also how you want to feel when we’re finished. We’ll ask questions, weigh in with some ideas of our own – you are paying us for our expertise after all – and we guarantee you that there will be no unpleasant surprises.
Feel free to send an email or give us a ring to schedule an appointment.
Ravenna Phone: (206) 525-5705
West Seattle Phone: (206) 932-5077
Want to know more about our stylists and their specialties? We think it’s best to visit us in person, but here are a few morsels to whet your appetite…
In 2007, Jen came across a tiny little space in West Seattle that she felt would be a perfect corner of the universe to call home for her and her clients. Thus was born the first Pinup Salon, and what has been growing out of that has been a spectacular journey every since.
Jane’s passion in the industry began with her 3 year apprenticeship at Vain in downtown Seattle. She discovered early that hair, makeup and fashion were definitely going to be part of her career path. She first met Jen at Seattle Vocational Institute School of Cosmetology, where Jen was one of her instructors.
Mollie grew up in Vancouver WA where she attended a 7 year arts based school with her focus in the visual arts. With a passion for illustration and all things crafty she knew that sitting behind a desk wasn’t going to be the job for her.
Born and raised in Kenmore, Washington, Shayla always had a passion for hair and beautylishesness. As a teen, she self composed vocal arrangements and old fashion beauty pageant attire, but alas, her love for hair was placed on the back burner when Microsoft offered her a promising future with the company.
Lindsey’s and Jen’s history goes way back to the days of beauty school. They’ve stayed in touch and enjoyed a fair amount of late night karaoke over the years, observing each other’s careers flourish until one day Lindsey reached out to Jen about teaming up.
Meredith-Gray (Yup. That’s two first names) was raised outside the mountains of Virginia, getting dirty on farmland and in lakes during the day and drawing and obsessing over the stars of Golden Hollywood at night. Her humble beginnings in the hair industry began in her early twenties.
Jamie’s passion for hair started early. With a mom that started beauty school in the mid 80’s, she fast learned how to use Aquanet to get her bangs as big and invincible as possible! She knew at a young age she wanted to recreate those big bang master pieces on others, and when people asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she always said she wanted to do hair for the stars!
Waxing & Makeup
Color & Treatments
Keratin Fusion by Pravana – Texture Control Treatment: $290
(Gentle and formaldehyde free, ideal for taming moderately curly to unruly hair. Not suggested for clients with over processed bleach or previous sodium hydroxide relaxer. Suggested maintenance every 4-5 months.)
Keratin Complex by Coppola – Anti-Frizz Treatment: $300
(Gentle, adds luster and shine, reduces frizz and some curl. Ideal for wavy to moderately curly hair. Not suggested for clients who are pregnant, who have asthma or other respiratory conditions. Safe to use over most chemically treated hair. Suggested maintenance every 3-4 months.)
Perfection SmoothOut by Pravana- Anti-Frizz/Curl Reduction Treatment: $250
(Gentle and formaldehyde free, ideal for taming frizz and smoothing out moderately curly hair. Treatment can be done more than once to achieve greater curl relaxation. Safe on bleached or over-processed, damaged or dry hair. Suggested maintenance every 2-3 months.)
DevaCurl Certified Hair Treatments
A Little Something Special
Pinup Salon Blog //
There are just some things that should require the warning label “Do Not Try This at Home”. At home hair treatments are some of the common rescue missions that our competent staff find themselves called to remedy. Basic deep condition treatments or even simple, light bang trimming can be fine for you to manage on your own. However, the following treatments all too often have gone wrong and our voice of experience encourages you to leave these to your caring professionals at Pinup and avoid hair disasters:
The long and short of it (pun intended) is that although you are very accomplished in many other fine skills. Home color, style, and straightening treatments are best left to the pros. You know your staff here at Pinup have your back…and side and front, so let us continue to make you look your best from every angle.
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Day after day, week after week of high temperature heat styling can really take its toll on your hair. Once the hair follicle is damaged, there is no chance of repair. Your only option is to tame the frizzies or damaged ends and smooth them with products so that they look less damaged.
A great prevention strategy to avoid this position is to be proactive about giving your hair a “heat break” once a month or so and do no heat treatments or heat styling for a week or a few days at least.
We still want to go out and look our best so here are some great options to try some new styles, look wonderful and give your tresses a much needed break.
Regardless of which styles you choose, spraying in some wave solution prior to styling is always helpful in retaining the curls or styles longer. Opting for a heat free week will give your hair that much needed break it needs, add some shine, and we suspect you may even find some styles that work well for you any day of the month.
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It seemed that straight and sleek was the only option for top trending hair, but curls are in and they seem to be staying put! Women everywhere are embracing their lovely, natural curls and those of us born without curls are doing what we can to attain the look. What is even better news is that there are wonderful options in curly hairstyles for every length and curl type.
It is clear that curls are going strong into fall 2015 and with so many options, just about any woman can find a cut and look that is perfect for her. And hey, did you know that we are DevaCurl certified salons, specializing in knowing the best ways to cut curly textures, while respecting the sometimes temperamental attitudes of curly hairs. No curly head is the same, and we know how to tailor our cuts to the individual’s needs.
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Fall hair fashions are sure to provide options for every look and every lifestyle, as you can see with the hot new hairstyle trends for fall 2015. You can be sure to find a style and look perfect for you. Have fun finding a new one to try on!
Regardless of the style, the basic untreated or lightly treated healthy hair is the starting point. Make sure your hair care regimen includes drinking plenty of H2o and deep conditioning treatments while minimizing heat styling where you can. It will be that much easier to attain the look you want with a healthy head of hair to start with.
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Wedding season is here and Wedding up do’s are what we do at Pinup. We have ideas from soft, romantic braids and bohemia at its best, to stunning and sleek classics that stand the test of time. We can even create that pinup wedding ‘do’ for those of you with short tresses. After all, we are Pinup!
Give us a call and book your consultation appointment for your day and you can rest assured that we know how to pull it all up and create that crowning point that goes perfectly with the dress and your day for memories to last a lifetime.
Your dress has already been purchased and altered, but the icing on the cake is your hair style for your wedding. Get ideas here!
Wedding season is here and after all the venue decisions, pondering flower options, and honeymoon plans have been made, it is time to make those final decisions on the smaller details of the day. Your dress has already been purchased and altered, but the icing on the cake is your hair style for your wedding. It gives you confidence and compliments your dress and shows off the most elegant side of your personality.
First consider your dress and the mood or style it exudes. Are you going more classic with an evening dress and tone to the day? Then your hair style should reflect that. Perhaps sleek, side swept banks with a simple, classic chignon.
If yours is an afternoon outdoor wedding complete with a romantic, country feel and the reception in a transformed barn, then a romantic up do with loose curls would carry out that mood.
Remember to work with a style that actually works with your hair texture and length. Talk to your stylist, she knows your hair and can give you not only new ideas, but ones that would truly work for you.
Schedule an appointment well before your big day to practice and play with options so that on your day, you and your stylist are not discovering that what you had previously decided on just is not going to work.
Make sure to bring a wide variety of accessories to try with the various styles. Your stylist will also appreciate a picture of your dress along with a close-up of the bodice and shoulders to help her to see how an up do or long locks will compliment that or not.
Speaking of accessories, 2015 is the year of a wonderful array of accessory options such as head bands, clips, embellished combs and brooches. For a more casual, romantic look, flowers woven through braids carries out the soft, bohemian look that is the rage. A tiara or elegant head piece is more appropriate to a formal wedding and bride.
We suggest to avoid a drastic cut or color that you have never gone with before. Or the latest, trendy look. Evaluate your considerations in light of standing the test of time so that your wedding photos don’t cause you to cringe 10-50 years down the road.
Most of all, leave the stress behind and have fun pondering all the options and you can feel confident that the style perfect for you will present itself. And the pros at Pinup will provide just the expertise to help you in that decision. Enjoy your day to shine in the spotlight!
When you have a good understanding of how hair color impacts your hair, then you can make a more informed choice about coloring your hair.
When considering various hair style and color options, and if healthy hair is also your goal ( and we believe it should be), how do you strike a balance between taking the best care of your hair that you can, yet achieving the style and look that expresses who you are?
Let’s face it, all of us want to have healthy, gorgeous hair. Your hair color is a part of that picture. But coloring hair actually is damaging, so it can be a conflict of desires and decisions regarding your hair.
When you have a good understanding of how hair color impacts your hair, and also the how the different options available best fit you and your lifestyle, then you can make a more informed choice about coloring your hair.
All hair dye is not the same and each of the four main types have differing purposes. Peroxide levels as well as the alkalizing agent (usually ammonia) present in the dyes are the two main factors that determine which type of dye it is.
Clearly, the more the peroxide and ammonia levels present in a hair dye product, the more aggressive the process is on the hair shaft which potentially leaves the hair more vulnerable to damage. Combat this by having regular deep condition treatments, reducing the amount of heat styling done to your hair each week, and not shampooing too often.
Talk with your stylists here at pinup and we can help you to arrive at the best decision for your hair color needs.
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As much as we love how our hair irons give us that perfect straight hair, or those sexy corkscrew curls, heat can cause irreversible damage to hair.
As much as we love how our straighteners and curling irons give us that perfect smooth and straight hair, or those sexy corkscrew curls, heat and chemical damage to hair can be irreversible. Understanding the physical and chemical structure of your hair can help you to make better decisions regarding when and how much heat to apply to your hair, as well as some strategies to protect and nourish your hair.
The hair shaft is actually a quite delicate hollow structure. It consists of 3 layers; the outermost protective cuticle, the middle cortex, and the innermost medulla. The cortex and cuticle provide the protective layers for the air and water-filled medulla. The smooth cuticle, when healthy, is what gives hair its shine. Hair damage occurs when those outer layers are compromised through either excessive heat or over processing with chemicals.
Other than avoiding heat completely or never coloring your hair, what is a girl to do?
If your hair is already dried out and brittle, sometimes the only answer is to go for the big chop, cutting off the damaged hair and allowing new, healthy hair to grow in. This is especially the time to pay attention to how you can make changes in your styling practices and diet for the best results for healthy, vibrant hair, avoiding damaged hair occurring again in the future.
Remember that just as your skin needs moisture for health, so does your hair. Moisture keeps your hair nourished and protected. Make sure that a weekly or even bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment is a part of your beauty regime. Also, when you schedule your hair appointment, ask for extra time to allow us to provide some hair repair and protection with our deep condition treatment. Talk to your stylist at Pinup about some of our wonderful moisture-enhancing products that will nourish and protect your hair.
In addition to applying moisture externally, various vitamins and nutrients found in our diet and supplements can impact our hair and skin. Some moisture-encouraging nutrients to target:
Remember that hair that is already damaged is lacking the protection in the cuticle. Back off of your heat styling with a different cut that allows a great new look without the heat. Tricks to avoid getting to that irreversibly damaged point can include incorporating “no heat” hair styles in your weekly repertoire, allow your hair to go a bit greasy on days when you can stay in, and not shampooing quite so frequently.
Safer styling tricks should include not only rest days from heat, but also proper use of straighteners and curling tools. Teflon coated tools are less likely to dry out your hair, as well as keeping your irons cleaned of burnt hair buildup. Use of a heat protectant product also goes a long way in protecting your tender locks.
Make sure your hair is not damp when heat styling since that can cause steam damage and cracks the walls of the medulla as well as damaging the cuticle, causing visible dry and brittle hair.
Color treated hair is also more susceptible to damage, so talk to your stylist about ways to extend time in between visits with semi-permanent colors or going with a color that is closer to your natural color to help the “rooty” grow-out less obvious, allowing more time in between visits.
As we age, our hair gets thinner is more susceptible to damage, so it is especially important to have a hair protection strategy in place. Don’t wait until serious damage has occurred to adopt some of the tricks described here. Doing so will help avoid having to go with a radical chop and will keep your hair healthy and happy in the long run.
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Spring hair trends are fresh, soft, and just waiting for you to try them out. The softer, bohemian look is showing itself in both styles and hair color. For longer hair, soft, sexy, and disheveled braids and softer curls will be supporting the artsy, natural mood. You will see longer hair swept to the side in soft Boho waves.
Whether you go with braids or long tails, a softer, undone look will take prominence over the sleeker look we have seen in seasons past. Both braids and tails are going noticeably longer for Spring 12015, so get growing now if you have not already done so!
A definite move away from the corkscrew curls to a softer, more natural twisted curl can be achieved with twisting damp hair overnight and gentle finger styling in the morning. This also will give your long hair a much needed break from all that heat styling.
African American hair is also going to a natural twisted curl and moving away from chemically straightened hair.
Color: Moving away from the biolage look, hair colors will be less edgy, warmer, and more natural. Softer baby highlights for blondes and a smoother more gradual effect for brunettes are taking the turn. Redheads will see more hints of copper, gold, and auburn to complement their natural color.
Big buns, lower on the nape as opposed to the high “yoga hair” we have seen. Softer, slightly messy braids will feature a fun array of options such as side braids and looser French braids.
Not only are buns going lower on the nape, long tails will be repositioning there, as well
A fun, more effortless “Out of the Water” look with the use of products to keep that wet look all day long will support your beach and pool time in the summer.
The good news is that this move to a more natural look will also result in giving your hair a break from daily heat styling and save yourself some time to enjoy the spring and summer weather and activities that go with the season…so enjoy!
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Address //West Seattle 2255 Harbor Ave SW, Suite 102 Seattle, WA 98126
Address //Ravenna 6327 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
West Seattle Hair Salon //(206) 932-5077
Ravenna Salon //(206) 525-5705
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