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Phone: (206) 728-2907

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Pike-Market, Downtown Seattle

Vain Salon 'Downtown and Ballard'

Vain Salon Downtown & Ballard

Beauty Salons, Cosmetologists, Hair Removal, Make-Up Artists, Hair Stylists, Hair Braiding, Barbers, Cosmetics & Perfumes
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: Yes

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Betsy is the BEST in Seattle!

After growing up in a salon in the east coast and living in San Francisco for 3 years I have become very, very particular about my hairstylists. I've been on the periphery of the industry my whole life. I tried a couple other salons downtown and was left unsatisfied (and broke). I finally found Vain 3 years ago after moving to Seattle and requested a cut with Betsy since her profie on Vain's webpage painted a picture of a creative, very experienced stylist. Lucky me- I have been going to her ever since. She does EXACTLY what I ask everytime from the cut, to color and foils. My style has changed from short to long, and from black to blonde (yes! she made that happen!), to multi color and now to red over the years and she makes my vision come true each time. Even with her years of experience she continues to take courses to learn the newest techniques in cutting, color and even extensions. I can toot my own horn here right?? My hair looks awesome and Im rocking the hot lash length bangs now! I get compliments EVERYDAY from strangers! Thanks lady!!!


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Um....WOW! Go see Alexis!

After many years of hair coloring in Seatlle, I finally found the stylist and space that really confirms my ""Seattleness."" I have been so let down in the past. If you ever want to talk about haircolor in terms of fire or flames, and if you are ever feeling like you are dishing out 100 bucks for a sense of bownness, boredom or regret, consider aspiring to who you'd truly like to be and visit Alexis at Vain. The second I walked in, I felt relaxed by ever artifact around me, and when I saw Alexis, her smile and willingness to be adventurous was obvious. I knew things would finally be different. As I was getting done, every stylist came by to admire what Alexis had created, and it was on my head!! Now I look drop dead incredible, and I can just sense that this is going to be a special kind of summer.


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Try Jen Cassidy

I've been several salons since I've been here and I can honestly say I will never go to anywhere else but Vain. At my first visit to vain, I was scheduled for a different stylist, but ended up with Jen. I didn't mind because I honestly didn't know what I was in for with anyone there. My cut was awesome and honestly I've had uber compliments on the street and at work. I've just recently gotten my 2nd cut from Jen, and again, AWESOME. Still getting those compliments! Anyway, see for yourself.


Provided by Citysearch - 
very very cool place!

I visited Vain Salon in Belltown about a month back. I was there vacationing from Massachusettes. It turned out, my stylist was from Boston!! We had a nice chat while he gave me the best cut Ive had in a long time. If you are ever in Seattle, go see BASH @ Vain.....HE ROCKS!!!\n


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Best Back Wax Ever!!!

Now we all know how painful a back wax is and it is not like the pain wasn't there. Belinda was absolutely the best ever. Oh it's still Hell but now it is done with style. I will always go back to see Belinda. Thanks much, Chris


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I Heart Shaun Surething

So I moved to NYC and the thing I miss most about Seattle is Shaun Surething and the beautiful color he did for my hair. Now I am back to boring brown, since I cannot afford to get coloring here. He was most excellent at creating a funky look without being too punkalicious - though I like punk, my workplace does not. He was also totally kind to my hair with the bleach and didn't dry it out at all. \n


Provided by Citysearch - 

I absolutely love Kendall. He has taken my complete LACK of style and made me feel scrumptious. I'm never clear on exactly what I want when I see him, I point at almost every person in the room and say, ""I like that, what do you think?"" After about 5 minutes of that, Kendall says, ""I'll just take care of it."" I love my new bob cut. He does the impossible, makes me love my hair! His ideas are fun and beautiful, and he always sings to me and gives great advice as well.


Provided by Citysearch - 

I just got my first haircut at Vain today, wanted to try it out because of all the great reviews on citysearch. My experience was AMAZING! From the second Alexis called my name to walking out the door, I felt completely welcome and comfortable. I have never gone consistently to one hairstylist, but I think Alexis is the one! She was very accomodating, so sweet, and knowledgeable about what she was doing. Her technique was very precise and she explained what she was doing the whole time. Highly recommended!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Seattle's Coolest salon!

RAMIE is awesome. If you like a lot of layers and texture in your hair (I have long straight hair and i wanted choppy/spikey layers) then you should try out Ramie. She is so friendly and makes you feel really comfortable about the hair style before she even cuts. She goes through each step with you and makes sure you are okay with it. The salon is very artsy and roomy~ ABSOLUTELY no pressure to buy products either!


Provided by Citysearch - 
kelly gave me the best haircut ever!!

I came in a few weeks ago and my hair was a mess. Kelly made me feel right at home and gave me the best hair cut and highlights ever. From the excellent shampoo to the awesome cut and color this was the best experience I have ever had at a salon. So if you want a great cut and color come see Kelly.

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