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Hair Product Shopping: It’s Not As Easy as Heading to the Drugstore

Despite the perceived convenience and low price, it might not be the best choice to do your hair product shopping at your neighborhood Bartell’s Drugstore. You could be in for a lot of wasted time and money if things go wrong, or at very least, a bad hair day.

It is really important to become educated on your hair and its special needs.

Hair isn’t generic or one-size-fits-all in its care. Hair is a lot like skin – it’s unique to you, with its own needs and moods. Johnson’s Baby Shampoo might have been the ‘no tears’ solution that your mom used when you were in diapers, but the wrong shampoo these days can really bring on the water works (or at least the desire to cry).

Stylists That Have Your Back: What Makes Pinup Salon Special

You know the drill. You’ve been getting your hair cut and colored at the salon Downtown for years, with results that are just ‘okay’, a price tag that’s a teensy bit higher than you’d like to pay for those results, and a lackluster experience overall.

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 5.30.37 PMIck. The experience of getting your hair done is supposed to be better. You’re supposed to love your hair when you walk out of the salon, tossing it over your shoulders or relishing the feel of the wind. Your trip in to see a stylist should really end with great results, and maybe be something you enjoy and even look forward to. I mean, you do have to live with and love your hair for a couple of months to come.

We may be a bit biased, but there are some things about Pinup Salon that makes us special, and we feel we stand out from your typical salon in a few awesome ways:

Seattle Mom Prom May 18th – Don’t Miss Out!

We wanted to take a chance to let our blog readers in on an event that’s near and dear to our hearts, The Seattle Mom Prom!

What is the Mom Prom? It’s an all ladies 21 and over event that is put on every year not only as an excuse to party-down, but also to raise money for postpartum support!
The event also helps to showcase local businesses that donate their services in the silent auctions, and to also just celebrate mom’s and ladies in general!
You don’t have to be a mom to come to the prom, but it is ladies-only. Need a fun night out that isn’t the usual bar scene? Check out the mom prom! Tickets are $25-$35 in advance or $40 at the door and your ticket includes the following:

Hair Myths Demystified

April Fool’s Day has long since passed, but we thought of this blog around the idea of dispelling any foolish rumors and myths about hair. Here are the top hair myths that we’ve been debunking most recently in the salon.

Myth #1: Cutting your hair more frequently will help it grow faster. Grow faster? Not the case, after all your hair grows out of your head so why would trimming the ends make it grow faster? It’s a bit of an optical illusion! When your hair goes too long without a trim, the ends become more wispy, thin, and spit. When this happens, and if you have extra long hair for example, you ends could be right above your elbow, but they are so thin compared to the rest of your hair that the weight line looks like it’s ending about an inch or two higher. When you get a trim it evens out all those wispy ends and creates a stronger line at the end of your hair, which can actually make it look longer in some cases! We recommend a trim every 4-6 weeks if you want to maintain your current style and length, or every 8-12 if you’re growing it out.

I Do! A Guide To Pinup’s Bridal Services

We know it sounds early, but wedding season is already gearing up! We’ve been getting calls for brides setting the dates for their hair and makeup services, so we thought we would take a moment to explain a little further what services we offer for brides, and bridal parties.

First off, with our bridal hair services, we always include a trial run, for every client. Why is a trial run necessary? It helps with ease of mind not only for the bride but also for the stylist! We’re all very seasoned in a wide variety of updo styling, from the classic Pinup sets, to the artistic and avant-garde, to loose beachy styles, and everything in between. Since all hair types and textures are unique, it’s important for us to know how cooperative your hair will be with your desired style, and the best products and tools to use, insuring your hair will hold up throughout the day and night! When a bride leaves after her trial run, she can let us know if the style held up or not, so that we can easily adjust our approach for her wedding day as needed.

Fall Color Maintenance Tips

There's no denying it. After a beautiful, sun-filled summer, fall has finally arrived in Seattle. This seems to prompt us to change into our darker wardrobe, and darker hair colors as well. Have you checked out our previous blog post about going darker? Have you now changed your hair to a darker hue? If so, and you're loving it, that’s great! Here are a few tips from our team on how to maintain it. Tinted shampoos...

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