MargiDavid Salon was founded in 1989, back when salon websites were merely pages in the phonebook that could only be clicked on with a ballpoint pen. However, the salon's associates are as up to date as can be, frequently traveling to new cities for continued education, especially with the Oribe haircare line. Their commitment to stay abreast of the latest trends is evidenced by the many modern 'dos that emerge from the salon, although the stylists can also use their shears and razors to top their clients' heads with classic looks.
Shear Madness, located only a few blocks from the University of Washington, is big on boldness. They loudly proclaim the best haircuts in the surrounding University District, and their funky, modern salon space doesn’t shy away from strong décor. Stone walls and flashing street lights set the stage inside this high-ceilinged outpost, while a chalkboard wall declares the prices for each service. A dual-action salon space, Shear Madness caters to both men and women, offering basic cuts, trims and clips for guys and more controlled options for gals. Coloring, waxing, blowouts and full session washing sessions are available, serviced by hip, young stylists that aren’t afraid to point customers towards a certain “in” look.
Boardroom Cafe is the kind of place where you could spend a few minutes, a few hours, or the entire day. It's a popular breakfast spot, and lots of people show up in the morning to order a breakfast burrito or a latte to go. But the plaid pillows and sleek leather couch can be so enticing that, before you know it, it's lunchtime. That's not exactly a problem when the lunch menu includes B.L.T. sandwiches and steamy bowls of chicken tortilla soup.
This narrow, but tidy salon, in Seattle’s Montlake residential neighborhood, offers comfortable leather chairs and cheerful ambient lighting that bounces off its lavender walls. Its menu of services for adult clients is available six days per week. Aside from traditional cuts and styling, Salon Blast’s small team offers color via balayage, partial or full foil, accent color, as well as formal event styling and updos, Brazilian blowouts and keratin smoothing procedures designed to de-frizz and moisturize hair. Salon Blast sells salon-only hair care products from Kevin Murphy, which are sulfate and paraben-free, as well as formulas for colored hair from Davines Alchemic and moisturizing treatments from Moroccan Oil.
Colleen Kurke, owner of Cutz Meridian, leads stylists who cut and primp the hair of male and female clients with products from Moroccanoil and the salon-exclusive Keune hair-color line. Beneath original artwork accented by the wall?s red and aqua hues, stylists shampoo and deep-condition locks with Moroccanoil formulas, which are packed with natural argan. The staff smoothes frizzed strands with long-lasting keratin treatments to keep hair as silky as a seal in a velvet jumpsuit for up to six weeks. They also oust frizz with keratin-free Thermafuse products, which work for up to 12 weeks.
Ten Pachi Modern Salon owner Dot Hachey had two aims when she opened for business. One, she wanted to bring a touch of New York to her University District location, and two: to create a space where both men and women can feel comfortable receiving high-end hairstyling services. By all accounts, Hachey has succeeded at both, working inside a sleek salon space that’s decked out in wood, glass and leather, while offering unisex haircuts, styling and colorings that can still manage to meet a working-person’s budget. Services are simple and straightforward, from light trims to entire haircut makeovers, including coloring and a variety of chemical treatments.