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...

Read More

Get To Know More About Lindsey!

Where were you born and raised? I was born in Seattle and raised in Woodinville, WA. What made you want to do hair? I always loved doing hair from the time I can remember.  I think it's in my DNA. Where did you train at? I went to Seattle Vocational Institute, where Jen and I met. How did you start at Pinup? Jen and I were friends and graduated beauty school together. I saw her post on Facebook  that she was looking...

Read More

Is Going Darker For Fall Right For Me?

We've had an incredibly bright and sunny summer season this year, which generally prompts us to brighten our hair accordingly. Now as the seasons are changing, are you feeling the itch to go darker? If so, here are some hair color facts to help you make an informed decision before you make the plunge! First off, think about your natural color. If you’re a natural blonde who likes highlights in the summer, but you want to...

Read More

Punk Hair Color: Don’t Try This At Home!

Ever wanted to try a more adventurous hair color? It's more work than you think! Having rainbow-colored hair is one of the most high-maintenance styles you can have. Here are some facts to know before you take the plunge! 'Punky' colors (those vibrant unnatural shades) are a completely different type of hair color from what we use as professionals to create your typical blondes, brunettes, and redheads. Regular hair color is used in part with developer to...

Read More