Lindsey started doing hair in 2005 — 11 years ago — at a chic salon on Capitol Hill. She worked there for four years, and took many classes in advanced color (blondes specifically) and advanced cutting. Meanwhile, she became certified in Keratin bonded extensions and did an apprenticeship with Master Extension Artist, Melissa Reetz. Eventually, she left her post at the salon on Capitol Hill to go to a salon on Mercer Island with Melissa, where she worked for two-and-a-half years. Lindsey finally joined the team at Pinup Salon almost five years ago, and we’ve been happy to have her ever since!
Ever since she was small, Lindsey loved playing with hair, cutting her dolls’ and even her own hair, and styling for anyone else who would let her! Going to get her hair done with her mom at a high-end salon in Downtown Seattle was the highlight of her month. She was destined to be a hairdresser.
She and Jen became friends many years ago when they were both attending beauty school, and they stayed in contact. When Jen was expanding the West Seattle Salon and Lindsey was moving to West Seattle, the timing could not have been better! Lindsey wanted a change, and hoped to move to a smaller salon where she could have a small, intimate and private space to do extensions, color, and cuts. Working with friends has been a plus.
Lindsey loves working at Pinup because we have so much fun with our clients and each other. Every day is something new!
She has been a certified extension specialist in Great Lengths hair extensions and Hair Dreams hair extensions for about 10 years. Since she’s a blonde and understands the blonde language that only blondes get, Lindsey has a special expertise in this area. She has also mastered cutting fine, thin hair, and short women’s cuts. Lindsey has been certified in many advanced color training classes and cutting classes throughout the 10-plus years of her career. To keep up with all the new trends in color and cutting techniques, Lindsey is always doing advanced training classes. Ombré coloring and high lift blondes are two coloring techniques that she is interested in developing more.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and going to Seahawks and Sounders games. Her other hobbies include rodeos, paddle boarding and BBQs with friends and family in the summers. Lindsey’s perfect night is dinner at great new restaurant with a good cocktail and awesome company. She is an avid animal lover and has two rescue dogs and a rescue cat — one day, she’d love to also have a pigmy goat!