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Meet Jane, Again, Or For The First Time.

Q: Where were you born and raised? A: I was born and raised here in Seattle. Q: What made you want to do hair? A: My back round in theater made me want to do hair and makeup. I was so amazed by how everything came together with those finishing touches. Wig making blew me away, though I like working with people much more. They're much better conversationalists. Q: Where did you train at? A: Seattle Vocational Institute, where Jen was...

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Get Rid Of The Brassy!

Are you always striving for that soft ash or beige blonde, or the Gwen Stefani platinum? Do you love your hair when you leave the salon but find the color looking a little too yellow a couple weeks later? Well say goodbye to yellow and hello to AG's Sterling Silver shampoo and conditioner! AG's Sterling Silver shampoo deposits violet tones on the hair while cleansing, washing away dirt and removing brassy tones. Imagine the color wheel. On it, violet and...

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Be Nice To Your Hair!!!

It's summer (for those outside of the PNW anyway)! That means it's the season of highlights and brightening up, and therefore putting a little more damage on your hair. It's also the season of being out in the elements, mostly the sun and windy, beach air! Even if you don't color your hair, these things might leave your hair not feeling it's best, but you know can refresh and rejuvenate it in just 20-30 minutes, right? Let...

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Welcome The Balm Cosmetics!

We're thrilled to now not only to be able to use The Balm cosmetics, but to also take the time to educate our clients and show them how to properly apply makeup to enhance their best features, and diminish their less desirable ones. Our staff have all individually sought out various makeup education classes, including everything from soft bridal looks to special effects zombie gore makeup (we don't get many clients for that one, yet!)....

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Special July 4th Offer on Frizz Free Hair!

In honor of July 4th we want to celebrate freedom, from FRIZZ! Come into either of our locations by July 4th and receive $100 off any of our anti-frizz, and curl reducing smoothing treatments! Not already familiar with them? Here's the scoop! Pravana Perfection Smoothout - Normally $250 The Pravana Perfection Smoothout treatment uses natural amino acids to smooth and defrizz the hair, adding shine to every hair type! This treatment will relax the hair a bit, but...

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Hair Trend We Love: Ombre!

You've probably heard the term ombre being thrown around in reference to hair and been wondering what that is exactly. The ombre look is the melding of color from darker at the roots to lighter on the ends of the hair. The effect can be used to be a subtle change creating what look like naturally sun-lightened locks, to a more dramatic effect from a dark brunette to blonde ends. Many celebrities have tried variations on the ombre....

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UNITE Product Cocktail for a GREAT Blowout

Today we're talking about one of our favorite product combos, Unite's Creamy Paste and Blow&Set lotion. Here is a little about each product.   Blow & Set Lotion: The Blow&Set lotion is a lightweight sculpting lotion that is great for all hair types and will add weightless moisture, shine, and volume to the hair.  Run about a quarter sized amount (double that if you have longer/thicker hair) through your hair from scalp to ends while the hair is...

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Cat Eyes For Dummies

Hi readers! Jane and Mollie here to show you how to do a simple day to night eye makeup transition! For this look all we used was the Teddy Bear eyeshadow palette by Clinique and M.A.C fluidline eyeliner in black track. From left to right, in the first photo Mollie just put concealer over her eye lid to create a smooth surface for the shadow to stick to and to insure that the shadow and liner won't smudge...

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Pinup Salon Loyalty Rewards

Happy Memorial Day! I'm sure most of you have taken advantage of the many Memorial Day sales happening this weekend, but do you know how you can save money year round on every visit you make to Pinup Salon? We have a fabulous loyalty rewards program that we offer for free to all of our clients. This program is our way of giving back to the clients who support us through repeat visits, new client referrals, use...

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Never learned how to use hairspray? You’re not alone!

With prom and wedding season upon us here at Pinup, I wanted to talk a little about our Pravana Super Shape Hairspray! If you are anything like I used to be, the idea of using hairspray day to day sounds ridiculous. My past experiences with hairspray always ended up in helmet hair, so the idea that you could still have soft flexible styles with the use of hairspray sounded foreign to me! The keys to success with...

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Shellac Manicures Now Available at Pinup Salon!

Love having pretty polished nails but hate how fast they chip? Well say goodbye to your everyday polish and hello to Shellac! I’m sure by now you’ve heard the buzz about Shellac, but for those who aren’t quite in the know yet, here’s the deal: Shellac is a new polish that goes on the same way as regular polish, but it wears like gel nails. It’s as gentle as regular polish for your nails, removal takes just...

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Thanking Seattle’s Bravest and Finest

Service men don't get thanked nearly often enough for all they do to keep us safe and secure, so as a token of our appreciation, for the entire month of May, we are giving away free men's cuts to any active or retired firefighters, police, EMT's, paramedics, military and other service men. To redeem this offer, please call either of our salon locations and mention this blog post. We are open by appointment only, 7...

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