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The Look: Precision Fringe
We don’t call them bangs anymore, regardless of whether they fall just above your eyelashes or just below your hairline.

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WHO CUTS AND COLORS IT
Todd McKay slices, Abby Gorski stains; both are at Sassoon Salon, where the brand’s strong shapes call for equally dynamic shades.

1405 Fifth Ave, Downtown, 
206-623-3685; sassoon.com

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WHO WEARS IT
Web designer Laura Robertson’s copper color is brighter on the ends, and her modern blunt fringe is on the verge of being too long. Impractical? Yeah, that too, but the style is super fashion forward and so cool. Totally worth the every-two-week trims. Artist Karina Johnson’s fringe is short; McKay riffed on Sassoon’s classic five-point bob to create an opened-up look that’s perfect for spring. Gorski’s quieter color treatment creates soft-hard harmony.

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IF MCKAY IS BOOKED
Try James Dean at the downtown Gene Juarez or Kellianne Benson at Vain’s First Avenue flagship. Both have experience fashioning thick, coarse, straight tresses—a hair type that demands exactitude.

Visit genejuarez.com and vain.com for locations






 

The Look: Mad Men Gone Modern


Short on the sides, longer on top. Run some pomade through it, hit it with a blow-dryer, and it’s ready to go. 
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WHO CUTS IT
Jeff Carlson at Gary Manuel. “Everyone says they want to wake up and go, and the looks that are big for spring actually allow that. Men’s hair shouldn’t look too overdone anyway.”

2127 First Ave, Belltown, 206-728-1234; garymanuel.com 

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WHO WEARS IT
Noah Trescott, who manages Caffé Vita in Pioneer Square. When a more buttoned-up look is required, he combs it over and back for something a little more Don Draper.

IF CARLSON’S BOOKED
Stop in and see Paige Walker Flores at Rudy’s on Capitol Hill for artful spins on the classic “high and tight” cut.

614 E Pine St, Capitol Hill, 206-329-3008; rudysbarbershop.com

 

The Look: Beachy Balayage
More fashion forward than foiled highlights—and easier to grow out—the French hair-painting technique made famous by supermodel Gisele Bündchen isn’t just a look, it’s a story. Soft, unfussy streaks make wearers look like they’ve spent the last nine months spearfishing on a private island in the Caribbean.

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WHO COLORS IT
Richard Drews at the downtown Seven Salon plays the part of the sun when that star seems to forget us. And even when it doesn’t. With an artist’s eye and a portraitist’s hand, Drews creates light in just the right places.

600 Pine St, Downtown, 206-903-1777. 101 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, 425-289-1777; 7salon.com

WHO WEARS IT
Jill McCormick, who winters in Hawaii and could rock natural highlights…but why put all that pressure on Mother Nature?

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IF DREWS IS BOOKED
Kelly Rundle at The Loft Salon, Spa, and Gallery makes investment bankers look like surfer chicks.

1925 Third Ave, Downtown, 
206-527-6343; theloftsg.com







 

 

The Look: Deconstructed Bardot
Affecting the French fashion model from the ’60s would be a little much, but taking inspiration from her long layers—and gently corralling one’s natural waves—yields a spirited allure.

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WHO CUTS AND COLORS IT
Shine in the Market’s Devan White, one of Seattle’s fashion industry favorites, who says the sparkling wine shade is “an Old Hollywood blonde, not a Seattle blonde.” The layers and fringe are long and messy; sexy but not overly so. “I don’t believe women have to cut their hair when they get older,” says the stylist.

86 Pine St, Pike Place Market, 206-441-3000; shineinthemarket.com

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WHO WEARS IT
Former model Arlene Baxter. She spent the ’80s on covers of Bazaar and Cosmo; White keeps her glam with rich undertones. Because of her stylist’s expert weaving technique, Baxter can go about eight weeks between appointments.

IF WHITE’S BOOKED
See Stacie Bowie at Bowie Salon or Tony Kim at the downtown Gene Juarez. Plenty of really lovely, not-necessarily-natural blondes do.

1507 Belmont Ave, Capitol Hill, 206-568-3300; bowiesalonandspa.com. Visit genejuarez.com 
for locations