West Seattle Hair Salon (206) 932-5077     Ravenna Salon (206) 525-5705


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.

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    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.

    Email: bookme@pinupsalon.biz
    Ravenna Phone: (206) 525-5705
    West Seattle Phone: (206) 932-5077


Meet the team

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…

Jen – The Ring Leader


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.

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Jane – Mistress of Snark


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.

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Mollie – Nerd Artist Genius


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.

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Shayla – “If you can’t grow it, sew it!”


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.

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Lindsey – Extension Goddess


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.

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Meredith-Gray – Calm, Chaotic Good


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.

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Jamie – Minnesota Maven


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!

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Whatever your pleasure, it’s yours, 7 days a week. All you have to do is call…



  • Leading Ladies: $55-75
  • Dapper Gentlemen: $40-45
  • Tykes under Ten: $24-27


  • Leave the styling to us: $45-63
  • (shampoo & style)
  • Glamorous up do! $65-85
  • (basic up do/roller set)
  • The vintage look: $75-95
  • wet fingerwave or pincurl set and style
  • Wed Head: $175 and up
  • (Wedding hair including a 1 hour advance trial run)

Waxing & Makeup

  • Shapely brows: $25
  • Upper Lip: $18
  • Chin: $18
  • Brow or Lash Tint: $25
  • Makeup Magic: $60-85
  • Makeup Application Lessons: $95


  • Let's get it straight: 10-120
  • (relaxer service)
  • Guys and Girls Love Curls: $138-165
  • (perm, beach or texture wave)

Color & Treatments

  • What’s wrong with a little color?: $75-98
  • (basic hair color)
  • Color with a little kick: $118-132
  • (color w/mini foil)
  • Color with a little MORE kick: $150-185
  • (color w/partial foil)
  • I Want It All: $185-210
  • (color w/full foil)
  • Just the highlights, please: $98-125
  • (partial foil)
  • The Bora Bora Blonde: $135-160
  • (full foil highlights or lowlights, if you prefer)
  • Balayage highlights, full head: $189-215
  • (a French free hand painting method)
  • Balayage highlights, partial head: $140-170
  • (for a little less highlighted or Ombré effect)
  • Give me the Marilyn: $119-139
  • (all over bleach & tone)
  • Rainbow Brights: $130-150
  • (all over bleach & tone with rainbow colors)
  • Rainbow Brights Add on: $25 per color added
  • when just one color isn't enough
  • Olaplex bond multiplier additive: $15-45
  • insurance against chemical damage
  • Olaplex bond multiplying treatment: $75-80
  • for seriously compromised locks
  • This hair needs some repair!: $32-63
  • (deep condition)
  • Shine me up: $35-65
  • (shine treatment)

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.)

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DevaCurl Certified Hair Treatments

  • DevaCut: $95
  • (a curly girl’s dream haircut, includes the DevaCurl 3 Step)
  • DevaCurl 3 Step Cleansing, Hydrating and Defining Style: $50
  • (curls have never felt or looked better)
  • DevaCurl Pintura Painted Highlights: $140-200
  • (deep condition)


  • Classic Manicure $27
  • Shellac Gel Manicure, Includes Removal $42
  • Jamberry Wrap Manicure: $42-52

A Little Something Special

  • On-site hair/makeup service: starts at $300
  • Great Lengths / Hair Dreams keratin bonded hair extensions: start at $390.
  • (free consultation required. hair provided by salon.)
  • Great Lengths tape in hair extensions: start at $260
  • (free consultation required. hair provided by salon.)
  • Feather extensions/Bright colored hair extensions: start at $25
  • Beaded weave in or glue in hair extensions: partial $180-220. full head $250-350.
  • (hair provided by client.)
  • Braided sew in hair extensions: partial $190-250. full head $320-380.
  • (hair provided by client.)
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    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Color, Styling

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    It’s a new season and there are some fabulous and fun hair color trends on the scene. The common new approach is multitoned in every tone that creates fun dimension and a sense of volume for every hair color. Try one of these on for a refreshing new start to spring.

    • Cuivre Red: An exciting, shimmery copper shade has increased intensity and lots of shine.
    • Autumn Red: This warm red tone provides yet another red option for that exciting color that is always in and ads spice to your day.
    • Neon Streaks: For an adventurous and edgy expression, you can go for accent neon tones throughout your hair, rather than all over neon that was popular in 2015.
    • Compound Colors: This is an exciting new technique that involves layering two or more colors per small section or just a few strands to create a gradient tonal effect that is eye catching.
    • Ecaille Blend: This great new take on Ombre is a very versatile approach that utilizes three or more shades and carefully applying them to create plenty movement and dimension.
    • Pink-Copper Ecaille: What a lovely pink take on the Ecaille blend mentioned above. Bailage methods are used to create even color tones which can be very helpful when growing out colored hair.
    • Color melting: This fun, new approach uses multiple tones that “melt” gradually together resulting in a multi-dimensional look to catch tonal light effects
    • Warm blondes: Think warm sunshine, honey, and buttery tones as opposed to cool blondes. This is especially wonderful for the spring and summer season, warming things up after winter.
    • Multi-Tonal Blonde: A great new take on blonde is creating a sensation with a mix of gorgeous blonde tones that catches the light differently from different angles. The movement and dimension in warm blonde tones will catch eyes everywhere.

    Spring 2016 promises to hold lots of fun and exciting options for hair color. The only difficult part is choosing which one you want to let loose with this season.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Bridal Hair, Hair Dreams, On-Site Wedding Styling, Styling, Styling Tips, Wedding Hair Styles, Weddings

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    It may feel like winter out, but spring wedding season is not that far away. Now is the time to decide the look you want for your crowning touch on your special day. This gives you time to try what works and also grow your hair to the length you need to get the gorgeous look you want.

    Trends in wedding hairstyles for spring 2016 are combining soft country and natural textures with metallic and glitter. You will see that juxtaposition reflected in wedding hair styles as well.

    Texture and romance with braids, loose up do’s, twists, and flowers woven in say soft romance for spring 2016 weddings while mixing in metallic bands, clips and accessories.

    • Longer hair up do’s are going loose and gathered at the nape of the neck, either centered or slightly off-centered for a softer, romantic look. The hair is drawn back in loose curls or large twists to create a sensuous and classic look.
    • The romantic messy bun is here to stay with fifteen different variations to please every taste. “Controlled Mess with romance thrown in” is a more accurate name for this look.
    • The Double Chignon made all the rave at the spring 2016 Bridal shows and for good reason. This look is loose and romantic and sings of timelessness.
    • Casual Braid and Bun combinations give new meaning to a classic and romantic look. The braid and bun combination provides the texture and fullness that this season is all about.
    • Flowers woven in braids and buns tell us the soft bohemian look is still going strong for 2016. As floral arrangements and bouquets are looking loose and organic, the trend is carrying over into how flowers are woven into the bride’s hair.
    • Boho Fishtail Plaits are perfect for floral accents as well as accessories that reflect your dress and theme.

    This is your day to shine in all your glory, choose your hairstyle to flatter not only you and your style, but to compliment your dress and theme of your day. Have fun and enjoy your time in the spotlight.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Deep Conditioner, hair care, Styling, Styling Tips

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    Winter months bring harsh and extreme weather conditions that can really dry out your hair. Add to that static cling, and central heat in your place of work and your hair can really take a beating.

    We have come up with some great ideas to keep your hair moisturized and silky all winter long. We think your hair will agree these are pretty good!

    • Extend times in between Shampoos: Shampoos and hot showers can really dry out your hair, but if you have a gentle dry shampoo that can help you extend time in between washes, your hair will thank you and you will see an improvement in moisture as well as less breakage.
    • Coconut Oil Mask at Night:  This is as simple as buying regular organic coconut oil and applying it 3-4 times a week. You will need to wash your hair well in the morning and consider using old pillow cases from that you won’t mind tossing after a while. The molecular structure of coconut oil allows it to penetrate much better than other oils can.
    • Do a monthly deep condition: Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to go for the big guns and give your tresses a deep condition.  Make this a monthly habit and you will protect your hair and prevent moisture loss. We have some wonderful deep condition options, ask for additional time when you schedule your next cut and color.
    • Sesame Oil Masque: This oil is nutrient an emollient rich and can really protect the outer layers of your hair. 2-3 teaspoons with grated ginger and massage into your scalp. Wrap your head with a warm towel and let it absorb for 15 minutes. Follow us with a shampoo and your hair will shine!
    • Consume your fats: make sure you are eating your healthy fats such as avocado, almond butter, etc. When you are moisturized from the inside out and well nourished, your hair is a reflection of that.

    If you are having more breakage than normal, give us a call and let us help to assess the situation. Try some of these treatments at home and you will protect and moisturize your hair through the worst that the winter weather can throw your way.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Color, Corrective Color, hair care, Hair Disasters

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    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:

    • Home Hair Color: This is one of our most common rescue missions: While some people are able to successfully color their hair at home, too many end in color disasters that can cause long term damage. Although the images on the boxes of hair color look lovely and the directions promise easy success, too often the opposite is true. The box directions can’t properly determine each person’s current starting hair color, nor the history of hair products and procedures recently conducted. All of these will impact how well (or not) that your hair will come up to the color you desire.
    • Home Relaxers or straighteners: The alluring promise of silky smooth straight hair to those with natural curls is sometimes too much to pass up in the drug store aisle. However, the strong chemicals necessary to smoothing out those curls are not to be trifled with. Burning scalp and eyes in addition to damaging the hair follicle are some of the results we see too often. Specific formulas work for individuals and mixing to customize to your hair type is not for amateurs.
    • Style and Trim: Just you and 3 perfectly placed mirrors and really stretching your arms behind your head has rarely resulting in a cut that you don’t soon regret. We know that little voice in keeps repeating “I can do this I can do this”…but very few can…so don’t! Your hair hangs differently depending on how straight you are standing or sitting and cutting while reaching throws balance off and the results will show it.

    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.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Dry Styling, hair care, Smoothing Treatments, Styling, Styling Tips

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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.

    • Beach Hair: Sexy, carefree beach waves are surprisingly easy to attain and many ways to go about it. Consider this one of your go-to heat free day options.
    • Retro-Hollywood glam curls: This is a tried and true method to get lovely curls for medium to short hair styles and the result is old style Hollywood.
    • Short Hair up-do: this tutorial is great for giving volume to short hair and an elegant, classic look
    • Braided up-do: This heat free style is great for medium to long hair with lengths enough to braid. It gives a romantic feel and works for everyday and special events.
    • Double Braided Chic: This double braid option adds some nice definition to the standard head wrapped braid and low bun.

    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.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Curly Hair Styling, hair care, Styling, Styling Tips

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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.

    • Not everyone can pull off the short pixie, but Halle Berry has done so for some time and has done it with class and she still makes it look fresh and new. Go for a graduated cut with length on top to enhance the texture
    • Asymmetrical bobs are a wonderful option for curls. The varying lengths allow for style options and adding accessories for special occasions
    • For those with both curls and lots of volume, take a cue from Julia Garner with this short, curly look that compliments a wide variety of facial shapes.
    • Katherine Heigl takes the classic curly multi-layered cut to a new Hollywood glam look reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe.
    • Medium shoulder length hair goes ultra-feminine with Dascha Polanco’s curls. Make sure to deep condition for healthy shine.
    • African American women are saying no to chemical relaxers and embracing their natural curls in short, medium and long looks and it is beautiful to see!
    • Amy Adams continues to rock the long, red curly locks whether they be tight or loose curls. Redheads with curls can feel confident taking their cues from her.
    • A casual, yet sexy look is the result with these long layered curls that compliment just about any personal style. The layers can start as short as the earlobe and taper down to the mid-back.
    • Julianne Hough pulls off the casual, beachy look for either medium or long curls.

    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.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Curly Hair Styling, hair care, Styling, Styling Tips

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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!

    • Hair accessories: Those fun hair toys that you enjoyed this summer will take you into the fall a well. Glitzy hair slides, plenty of bling-y clips and head bands will take you from work to the evening. The key is to have fun and express yourself.
    • Afro-crimped: Paris fashion week saw some crazy roots-crimped long locks and you will see that on the bravest of style mavens this fall.
    • Natural Curls: for African American women this is no fly by night trend. More and more women are saying goodbye to the straightening products and hello to their natural curls.
    • The wet look: coming back from last summer, this look is going strong into the fall long after the pool has closed. Products that allow a trace of comb-tracks will keep your hair in place as well as the wet look all day long.
    • The messy topknot: This one is still hot and popular. Hair products to encourage texture and keep things with a “controlled messy look” will give you this effortless look
    • The Bun: It is moving up the head a bit, from the nape (although that is still a lovely option) to higher on the head with a tail cascading and off to the side. Think a combination of sleek as well as a bit messy.
    • Curls, curls and more curls: Less so on the calculated corkscrew effect and more loose. Bohemian curls with a sexier, romantic look.
    • Long, disheveled cascading locks with the free, untamed look
    • French Twist with a twist: The key is tousled and slightly lopsided to say sexy and oh-so-French.
    • Thick, high ponytails: This look has a playful mood and can get dressed up for the evening or take you through your day.
    • Side parts: The off-center look for short, long and combined with classic buns, loose curls, or even the grunge look will keep your side part at the forefront (pun intended).

    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.

    Featured photo source: Pixabay.com


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Bridal Hair, On-Site Wedding Styling, Styling, Wedding Hair Styles, Weddings

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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!

    • A side chignon will adds some classic glam and you can be assured your wedding pics will still look stunning in 20 years. Give it some Hollywood glam with a jeweled headband or clip instead of a veil.
    • Loose tendrils soften a typically structured up-do and add a sexy factor that may just take everyone’s’ eyes off the dress! Work in some pearls or glam clips and this style can work just as well for day or evening weddings.
    • A breezy, bohemian braid add a soft, sexy look. Don’t let the wispy, undone look fool you, this takes some planning, but it is most stunning when it’s done with flowers or soft accessories.
    • Sexy and messy side braid works beautifully with a pretty and glitzy accessory.
    • The milkmaid style has nothing to do with cows and will compliment just about any bride. Two braids alongside your head finishing with a slightly messy twist into a bun at the nape.
    • A soft wrap around braided up do brings on the romance. This one works beautifully with flowers and a veil at the base of the braid.
    • If the bohemian messy look is not for you, the Retro-Audrey Hepburn classic up-do with a side part adds elegance that never fades.
    • Another sleek and elegant option is this stunning and elaborate twisted braid/bun seen on Lucy Liu. This is elegance re-defined!
    • If you have short to medium hair you can still have the appearance of an up do using flowers, hair clips, and even extensions. Textured, spiral curls make this one most elegant and timeless. Weave in some accessories or leave as is.
    • Distinctly Pinup with this pompadour as seen on Christina Aguilera. A side part and sleek styling gel shape your hair along your head while the curl tops it off.

    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.


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Bridal Hair, Bridal Makeup, hair care, Hair Dreams, Styling, Wedding Hair Styles, Weddings

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    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!

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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