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 //
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!
Waxing & Makeup
Featured photo source: Pinterest.
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:
All the gorgeous styles from silky straight to cute curls have one thing in common that make them and YOU look so hot…sexy, soft and healthy looking hair. So what is a girl to do? How to achieve that sexy look, yet not over-process and over-heat your hair with straighteners and curling irons?
Your gals at Pinup have just the solution (pardon the pun) for you…Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola. This product is causing quite the hubbub in the hair industry.
So you keep noticing Hollywood glam queens like Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Georgia May Jagger, and Taylor Swift with their show stopping, high volume, classic Hollywood icon do’s? If you want to achieve that ultra-glam look for yourself, remember, these new Hollywood glam queens are only re-inventing the classic glam styles inspired by the originals such as Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Wyman, Dorothy Hart from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.
So what exactly qualifies as a “Pinup Do”? Think flapper-inspired, vibrant tints and dramatic curls for an authentic pinup hairstyle. A Veronica Lake inspired mane with pin curl bangs. High-rise up dos with headbands, big volume retro bee hives, glossy side swept manes. Pinups do’s look neat and sleek with fly aways controlled. You will see retro finger waves, and a feathered head piece to set it off. Voluminous up-dos with sequined, silver or gold splashes of hair accessories and side swept retro waves set off with glam clips.
So, you have just walked out of Pinup with a daring new style and you sprung for the best of the best and have achieved that to-die-for-color. You think you now get to sit back and look ravishing for the next 6 weeks until you need a root touch up? Think again, babe!
Your job has just begun. You have 6 weeks of homework to keep your color fresh and your tresses healthy. Here is your list to help in your hair color protectant studies:
Break out of your boring winter rut this spring and summer with some fresh, new highlights to add spring to your step and hotness to your look. There is plenty of information online about adding highlights yourself, along with the sad, scary-looking heads of hair walking around out there who have “attempted this at home”! Word to the wise, don’t attempt highlighting your own hair. Not even WE do that ourselves, and we’re professionals!
Your personal stylist at Pinup not only knows you and your hair’s specific nuances and needs, but she is expertly trained in the appropriate products to use or avoid your highlights coming out too dark, too brassy or too flat.
Today we are going to highlight (pun completely intended) for you the currently trending hair coloring technique called Balayage. Many hot celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Mila Kunis, Jessica Biel, and Drew Barrymore are seen out and about with this great look that creates the impression of natural sun-kissed highlights.
Balayage means “to sweep” in French and was originally developed in Paris in the ‘70s known as “Balayage a Coton” due to the strips of cotton used to separate the colored hair apart from the untouched strands. It was considered a very innovative technique when at that time the industry standard for highlighting was using a frosting cap. (Nooooo, not the cap again!). However, the 80’s saw foiling as the new highlighting practice, so Balayage didn’t really take off until the 90’s in the U.S. when made popular by early trend setting celebrities.
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
E-Mail // Bookme@pinupsalon.biz