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: $250
(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 //
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.
Featured photo source: Pixabay.com.
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!
Featured photo source: Pixabay.com.
These long, gray months of winter in the Northwest can leave a girl feeling a bit pensive, musing over the true meaning of life, world peace, and how to grow out your hairstyle gracefully. Well, ok, maybe not in that order, but certainly the hairstyle is up on that priority list.
Whether you are growing out from a short style to longer, going back to your natural color, or transitioning from straightening to naturally curly, each of these situations presents its own challenges and can have some pretty frustrating transitional stages. We have some tips to make that transition a bit smoother.
Going from short to long?
Going back to your natural color?
Going natural curls after relaxers?
Regardless of why you are growing out your hair, learn to embrace the change as you contemplate the new direction you are going, and who knows, you may just find a happy medium along the way and stay there a while.
Featured photo source: Pixabay.com.
The holidays are well over and all that celebrating and party hair styling has left your locks in less than desirable condition. Since hair is made up of dead protein cells, you cannot heal what is already dead or damaged. You can, however, sooth, moisturize, and condition your hair as well as take some steps to be kind to your new, undamaged hair that is growing in.
The things that damage your hair are everyday wear and tear, heat styling, harsh products, and over-processing. If your hair feels damaged, brittle and looks dull, you need to take a good look at what you do to your hair each day. If you use hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, that is a lot of heat in one day. What can you do to cut down on that? Here are some tips for hair recovery during the winter…
So, no need to freak out and stress over those tresses. Your personal emergency hair repair experts at Pinup are here to help you with a recovery plan to have your lovely locks back in top shape in no time.
Featured photo source beef-stalk on DeviantArt.com.
The holidays are here and we can just imagine how busy you have been getting those special gifts for the lucky ones on your list. But make sure you finish the holidays happy and healthy yourself with some planning ahead for a bit of self care. Schedule a pampering appointment with us to help you get ready and feel special for that special holiday event.
There is nothing like a fun holiday up-do or even semi-permanent color for some pizazz to add to the specialness of the celebrations. The holidays are a perfect time to go for some glitter and glam that you would not normally do the rest of the year.
Jennifer Lawrence rocks this “messy” side up do and you can, too. Braided up dos are really pretty option and all the rage right now. Consider adding fun ribbons or glittery hair accessories to take you to the evening glam you desire.
Your hair is your crowning glory and will certainly grab attention once we get you looking your dazzling self, but don’t forget to give your make up and skin care some extra pampering too. Include a waxing and makeup session along with your hair style to get yourself ready for that holiday event in the style you deserve. At Pinup, we can help with facial waxing, eyebrow shaping or lash tint, or even a full out 90 minute Make up Magic Session.
Our Glamorous Up Do session is sure to please resulting with that Unique up do for your holiday evening that you have always wanted, but just can’t seem do create at home.
Your Makeup Magic session will be tailored to your skin tones and facial structure. We will work with you on proper makeup application and personalize your look to coordinate with your special holiday outfit. Our professional make up artists can set the tone of light, natural looks or even full on zombie, if that is your style.
Below is a list and pricing for our services. Call us for details and to make your appointment today!
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As much as we all would like to believe that we don’t judge a book by its cover, the reality is that to a certain extent, all of us do. And that includes our own self-image. How you perceive yourself is a part of your own personal confidence and it affects how you project yourself, which in turn has a direct effect on how others perceive you.
Think about it, when we are not feeing very sexy, beautiful, or plain old happy, we have a hard time convincing others that we are any of those things. Many times, a new hairstyle, make over or new outfit can be the ticket to your show of “I am Wonderful”, where you are the star.
You are putting a lot of thought and action into creating your own personal style. You shop with a certain look in mind for your clothes, jewelry, and shoes. You know that when you see those oh-so-perfect-boots that not even your limited paycheck will stand in the way of owning that coupe du resistance pair to finish off your look for fall.
So GIRL, why do you leave your hair to last minute and trim your salon budget long before your bangs? Your hair style and color are a part of the stage that helps to make that statement about who you are. Not taking time to extend your look to your hair is a bit like baking a great cake and forgetting about the frosting. Well, we are here to help you frost your cake and finish off your look with flair and finesse (and just maybe a bit of fondant, as well!)
Nothing can ruin a perfectly perfect hair cut and color more than damaged hair. I mean, what is the point of going through all that effort, spending your hard earned euros on a most stunning cut and color by your artistes at Pinup…only to go home and ruin it all day after day with your horrifying hairstyling habits until your next appointment in Pinup Paradise?
Here is a list of no-no’s that you must promise on scouts honor never to commit or at least promise to minimize:
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West Seattle Hair Salon //(206) 932-5077
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