Who Does Seattle’s Hair?

By Laura Cassidy February 29, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue of Seattle Met


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Lily Jang
News Anchor, Q13 Fox

“Rosaline Hampton at the Rosaline Hampton Salon in Bellevue knows that I only have 20 minutes to do my hair in the morning for broadcast, so my style simply cannot be fussy. The only product I have time for is hair spray. I use Aerogel from Gene Juarez; it keeps every piece of hair in place for the entire four hours I’m on TV.”

Michael Bertrand
Bartender, MistralKitchen and the Coterie Room

“Molly Shea Carman at Skyn in Pioneer Square. This is definitely a throwback to late 1800s bartenders, but when I get really busy at work it turns into a mad scientist thing. I like having a controlled look that can be a little wild on occasion.”


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Danielle Fayette
Co-owner, Curtsy Bella Boutique

“Maria Birashk, the owner of Belle Marie Salon in Roosevelt, is always game to play with different color techniques. Lately I’ve been hooked on platinum, silver, and gray. She just did an ombre effect that I’m loving.”

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Jessica Tjalsma
Engineering and Physics Student, UW

“I get my hair done by Fran Connolly at Coupe Rokei on First Avenue. I had been going with a feminine bowl cut for a while and wanted a change; a friend suggested I look at men’s haircuts for inspiration.”

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Katie Kate

“D’Arcy Harrison from Emerson Salon on Capitol Hill is the only one I trusted to do the big half-shave, and it came out perfectly. It’s kind of like a sideways mullet. D’Arcy likes to do color, braids, and homemade accessories for my shows so that I always have a new look.”


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Linda Derschang
Restaurant and Dive-Bar Proprietor, Linda’s and Oddfellows, et al.

“Ric Peterson at Robert Leonard downtown has been cutting my hair for about 15 years. Laura Anderson, the co-owner of Halo on Third Avenue, has been keeping it varying shades of blonde for at least 10 years.”,

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Mark Pickerel
Actor and Musician, Original Drummer for the Screaming Trees

“It’s been called a punkadour. Jeremy Todd at Napolitano Day Spa and Salon is who I’m currently dependent on. I use Crew’s Fiber—which you can get just about anywhere—very liberally. I only wash my hair twice a week, I never use a comb, and I only spend about 30 seconds on it in the morning.”


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Chiyo Ishikawa
Director and Curator, Seattle Art Museum

“My husband Mark Calderon cuts my hair. I was going from salon to salon and got frustrated so I asked him to cut it. He’s a sculptor with a very refined sense of edge; I told him to just think of it as topiary.”


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Leigh Canlis
President, Canlis Glass

“The cut is by Riley Morgan at Seven Salon at Pacific Place; for color and event styling I see Kelly Rundle, who just moved to the Loft on Third Ave. She rocks big-time. Last year she did my Afro mohawk for Seattle Dances, a benefit for Plymouth Housing Group.”,

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Angela Stowell
Co-owner, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

“I have been seeing Robin Dupuy at Halo Salon downtown for seven years, which is longer than I’ve known my husband. I think a lot of women think they can’t pull off short hair or that guys don’t like it, but neither is true.”


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Nonie Creme
Creative Director, Butter London

“Laura Fagan at Beehive Salon in Wallingford. I’ve wanted a mohawk since I was a teen, but never had the confidence until I turned 39. And to embrace the gray when women are encouraged to hide their age? Death to the establishment!”

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Christian Robinson
Fragrance Specialist, Barneys New York

“Hair as curly as mine tends to scare hairstylists. Strangers come up to me on the street and ask if they can touch it. I either cut it myself or have a curly-headed friend maintain its shape. I use Oribe’s Shampoo for Moisture and Control and Rahua conditioner, both from Barneys.”

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