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I definitely was not in my comfort zone, then Erika assured me the change would be good for me. I want you to know I was so pleased with the results that I will be back. Lesson well learned again...you can't always judge a book by the cover. I have not experienced a lot of Seattle and I felt like I was taking a chance going into a uptown Salon like vain, but Erika neturalized that for me. All over great experience.

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★★★★★

I definitely was not in my comfort zone, then Erika assured me the change would be good for me. I want you to know I was so pleased with the results that I will be back. Lesson well learned again...you can't always judge a book by the cover. I have not experienced a lot of Seattle and I felt like I was taking a chance going into a uptown Salon like vain, but Erika neturalized that for me. All over great experience.

Cons: dark

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I recently tried Vain for the first time after a disaster of a haircut at another salon. Emily transformed my embarrassing hair into a versatile cut that I love to flaunt. Everyone was very friendly and professional. I can't wait to come in and have color done. I am so happy.

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★★★★★

I recently tried Vain for the first time after a disaster of a haircut at another salon. Emily transformed my embarrassing hair into a versatile cut that I love to flaunt. Everyone was very friendly and professional. I can't wait to come in and have color done. I am so happy.

Pros: edgy, professional, affordable

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I have never had a better hair cut in my life. Erika is absolutely amazing. I wasn't sure what I wanted my hair to look like, but she ended up giving me a cut that totally fit me. I am never going to see anyone else ever again. Erika has a customer for life!

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★★★★★

I have never had a better hair cut in my life. Erika is absolutely amazing. I wasn't sure what I wanted my hair to look like, but she ended up giving me a cut that totally fit me. I am never going to see anyone else ever again. Erika has a customer for life!

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If you're looking for a new salon in Seattle then look no further!!! I went to Vain last week and had Kelly W. cut and color my hair and I couldn't be happier. I'm never going back to my old stylist. Do yourself a favor and get your hair done by Kelly W. at the Vain location at 1st and Virginia!!!

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★★★★★

If you're looking for a new salon in Seattle then look no further!!! I went to Vain last week and had Kelly W. cut and color my hair and I couldn't be happier. I'm never going back to my old stylist. Do yourself a favor and get your hair done by Kelly W. at the Vain location at 1st and Virginia!!!

Pros: Great Stylists

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Vain is the greatest.. and Ramie is a true artist.. You had the rest.. Now have the BEST!!\n\nI have never had a bad cut a Vain and I recommend it to everyone I meet..\n\nMy stylist Ramie is Sooooo wonderful.. But truly you can't go wrong with anyone there..

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★★★★★

Vain is the greatest.. and Ramie is a true artist.. You had the rest.. Now have the BEST!!\n\nI have never had a bad cut a Vain and I recommend it to everyone I meet..\n\nMy stylist Ramie is Sooooo wonderful.. But truly you can't go wrong with anyone there..

Pros: quality, price, free followup cut

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Rachel has been doing my hair for years! I get stopped on the street ALL THE TIME...""where did you get your haircut?"" Noone else has ever been able to get it right the way she does... ever! :)

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★★★★★

Rachel has been doing my hair for years! I get stopped on the street ALL THE TIME...""where did you get your haircut?"" Noone else has ever been able to get it right the way she does... ever! :)

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I loved my experience at Vain. Parked right in the lot next door, walked in and was ready to go. After years of okay-to-mediocre hair cuts with the occasional yeah-that-one-looks pretty good, I needed to find something better. Emily was great! She understood what I was looking for in a cut w/o while I was bumbling through a somewhat inarticulate explanation and offered great advice on cut and color. She completely changed my hair style - something fresh and so cute, gave it some very cool highlights, great texture and layers. I have gotten so many compliments in the last couple days and I love it. I will definitely go back again and again.

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★★★★★

I loved my experience at Vain. Parked right in the lot next door, walked in and was ready to go. After years of okay-to-mediocre hair cuts with the occasional yeah-that-one-looks pretty good, I needed to find something better. Emily was great! She understood what I was looking for in a cut w/o while I was bumbling through a somewhat inarticulate explanation and offered great advice on cut and color. She completely changed my hair style - something fresh and so cute, gave it some very cool highlights, great texture and layers. I have gotten so many compliments in the last couple days and I love it. I will definitely go back again and again.

Pros: Affordable, Friendly people, Funky ambiance

Cons: Pay for parking

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I took my 15 yr old daughter (a self-proclaimed rebel-Goth-drama-geek-skater-punk) to get her hair cut by Lancer, who recently joined Vain. She wanted a blue Mohawk but, because of our conservative family, knew that was never going to fly. We told Lancer what she wanted--a faux-hawk that could be alternately styled in a way that would not traumatize her grandparents.\n\nLancer did a FABULOUS Job, cutting my daughters hair in a Faux-hawk with long spikes while still giving her the option of a very sexy style similar to Pink early in her career. Stylists elsewhere have never managed do this or to go edgy enough to suit my daughter's personality. I will gladly go to Lancer myself.\n\nFrom those I saw at Vain, its the only place I know where you can get a style from edge to edge and anywhere in between--June Cleaver to Pure British Punk.

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★★★★★

I took my 15 yr old daughter (a self-proclaimed rebel-Goth-drama-geek-skater-punk) to get her hair cut by Lancer, who recently joined Vain. She wanted a blue Mohawk but, because of our conservative family, knew that was never going to fly. We told Lancer what she wanted--a faux-hawk that could be alternately styled in a way that would not traumatize her grandparents.\n\nLancer did a FABULOUS Job, cutting my daughters hair in a Faux-hawk with long spikes while still giving her the option of a very sexy style similar to Pink early in her career. Stylists elsewhere have never managed do this or to go edgy enough to suit my daughter's personality. I will gladly go to Lancer myself.\n\nFrom those I saw at Vain, its the only place I know where you can get a style from edge to edge and anywhere in between--June Cleaver to Pure British Punk.

Pros: Great Stylists, Fabulous Atmosphere, Very Knowledgable

Cons: Down Town Parking, A Bit Pricey

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One word for the place - RUDE! I went there once last year and got highlights - turned out to look like some sort of skunk. It cost $150 to get it corrected. I tried to get a walk-in appointment today, just for a haircut, thinking maybe my experience last time was a fluke. Oh no - I was given that once over look that made me feel about 2"" tall, and told that they don't do ""quickie"" haircuts. I get that maybe I don't look like I fit in with the Belltown crowd, but you've just kissed my typical 30% tip goodbye.....

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One word for the place - RUDE! I went there once last year and got highlights - turned out to look like some sort of skunk. It cost $150 to get it corrected. I tried to get a walk-in appointment today, just for a haircut, thinking maybe my experience last time was a fluke. Oh no - I was given that once over look that made me feel about 2"" tall, and told that they don't do ""quickie"" haircuts. I get that maybe I don't look like I fit in with the Belltown crowd, but you've just kissed my typical 30% tip goodbye.....

Cons: Expensive, Rude

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After 34 years, I finally decided to have my hair cut and colored professionally. I went to Lancer on the recommendation of a friend and am now sending Everyone her way. I walked in not really knowing exactly what I wanted, or what to expect. I was absolutely thrilled with the results.

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★★★★★

After 34 years, I finally decided to have my hair cut and colored professionally. I went to Lancer on the recommendation of a friend and am now sending Everyone her way. I walked in not really knowing exactly what I wanted, or what to expect. I was absolutely thrilled with the results.

Pros: Professional, Competent, Friendly

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If you have curly hair (like I do), you know how hard it is to find a stylist who won't butcher your cut and make you look like some sort of french poodle gone bad. Thankfully, after some reccomendations from other curly-haired folk, I found Liza at VAIN. Liza is a dream! She's a pro with curly hair, absolutely fabulous, and she gave me the best haircut I've had since middle school. I walked out of VAIN feeling fresh and fabulous! Besides Liza, the other stylists at VAIN are also great - my friend went in to get a cut at the same time I did, and ended up with kickin' rockstar hair. The prices may be a little steep, but it's definitely worth it!

PROS: Curly hair experienced
CONS: Slightly expensive, but worth it

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★★★★★

If you have curly hair (like I do), you know how hard it is to find a stylist who won't butcher your cut and make you look like some sort of french poodle gone bad. Thankfully, after some reccomendations from other curly-haired folk, I found Liza at VAIN. Liza is a dream! She's a pro with curly hair, absolutely fabulous, and she gave me the best haircut I've had since middle school. I walked out of VAIN feeling fresh and fabulous! Besides Liza, the other stylists at VAIN are also great - my friend went in to get a cut at the same time I did, and ended up with kickin' rockstar hair. The prices may be a little steep, but it's definitely worth it!

PROS: Curly hair experienced
CONS: Slightly expensive, but worth it

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Carinn is an excellent listener, totally professional, and great to talk with. She found the perfect shades for my color, as I was going from blonde to vibrant brunette, matching the samples to my skin and coloring. And she gave me a quality cut that brought my curls back! Co-workers, friends, and strangers alike have complimented me on my hair. Carinn gave me some simple, low-maintenance styling tips and recommended the Pureology shampoo/cond. that I now love! I purchased another curl-enhancing product from VAIN, and she even warned me that it would make my bathroom floor really slippery! She was right. If you want someone that specializes in wavy/curly hair, you MUST see Carinn. I know I'll be going back soon!

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Carinn is an excellent listener, totally professional, and great to talk with. She found the perfect shades for my color, as I was going from blonde to vibrant brunette, matching the samples to my skin and coloring. And she gave me a quality cut that brought my curls back! Co-workers, friends, and strangers alike have complimented me on my hair. Carinn gave me some simple, low-maintenance styling tips and recommended the Pureology shampoo/cond. that I now love! I purchased another curl-enhancing product from VAIN, and she even warned me that it would make my bathroom floor really slippery! She was right. If you want someone that specializes in wavy/curly hair, you MUST see Carinn. I know I'll be going back soon!

Pros: great attitudes, quality, pretty hip

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Vain is an eclectic, fun, and unpretentious full service salon in the heart of Belltown. They have a myriad of stylists to suit your every hair needs and desires. They have people who specialize in short hair, dreds, and outrageous hair color. I have had some of the best cut and color of my life done at Vain. It's a great atmosphere and they have great hours. They are open late and are also open 7 days a week! Where I am from in NY this is unheard of. There is also a small shop in the front of the salon with accessories hand-picked by the owner. And to top it all off, Vain throws great parties! You are sure to walk out of Vain with a great new do and new you (if that is what you are looking for)!

PROS: Lots of stylists with varied talents.
CONS: A bit expensive.

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★★★★★

Vain is an eclectic, fun, and unpretentious full service salon in the heart of Belltown. They have a myriad of stylists to suit your every hair needs and desires. They have people who specialize in short hair, dreds, and outrageous hair color. I have had some of the best cut and color of my life done at Vain. It's a great atmosphere and they have great hours. They are open late and are also open 7 days a week! Where I am from in NY this is unheard of. There is also a small shop in the front of the salon with accessories hand-picked by the owner. And to top it all off, Vain throws great parties! You are sure to walk out of Vain with a great new do and new you (if that is what you are looking for)!

PROS: Lots of stylists with varied talents.
CONS: A bit expensive.

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If you hate boring haircuts and boring dye jobs, Vain is the place for you. Everytime I've been their, each with a different stylist, I have been pleased with the results. They are more than willing to work with any idea you can conjour up. Plus they do hard to find services such as braid extensions and dread maintenance.

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If you hate boring haircuts and boring dye jobs, Vain is the place for you. Everytime I've been their, each with a different stylist, I have been pleased with the results. They are more than willing to work with any idea you can conjour up. Plus they do hard to find services such as braid extensions and dread maintenance.

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I had my first visit to vain last weekend. At first I was allmost overwhelmed by the flurry of activity going on around me, but as i settled in (with the help of the friendly receptionists) I found vain to be a stimulating and creative environment. My stylist helped me pick out two colors of high-lites that he thought would best suit my needs for my work and busy social life. He suggested a third color and I think next time I will trust him,.. he gave me the best color I've found in Seattle. Everyone at vain was warm and accomodating. I would recomend vain to allmost anyone.

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I had my first visit to vain last weekend. At first I was allmost overwhelmed by the flurry of activity going on around me, but as i settled in (with the help of the friendly receptionists) I found vain to be a stimulating and creative environment. My stylist helped me pick out two colors of high-lites that he thought would best suit my needs for my work and busy social life. He suggested a third color and I think next time I will trust him,.. he gave me the best color I've found in Seattle. Everyone at vain was warm and accomodating. I would recomend vain to allmost anyone.

Pros: skill , attentive, accomodating

Cons: chaotic music

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I love the folks at Vain, but my last hair cut had me running from Vain and into another salon (where I was suddenly contimplating extensions). \n\nI hated bobs, said so, and liked my length of hair, just wanted to shorten it up an inch or two, create a different shape; the stylist pronouced that she *hated* my layers and began cutting. What do I get? A bob. And hair 4 inches shorter. \n\nThe hair looked decent---for a bob--and was well cut. Regardless though, it was exactly what I DIDN'T WANT. And the product she used made my hair look flat and listless. After requesting a refund the next day, they agreed to, but I never saw the money credited back to me. Vain can do a great job--but thats a completely different thing than giving you what you want.

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I love the folks at Vain, but my last hair cut had me running from Vain and into another salon (where I was suddenly contimplating extensions). \n\nI hated bobs, said so, and liked my length of hair, just wanted to shorten it up an inch or two, create a different shape; the stylist pronouced that she *hated* my layers and began cutting. What do I get? A bob. And hair 4 inches shorter. \n\nThe hair looked decent---for a bob--and was well cut. Regardless though, it was exactly what I DIDN'T WANT. And the product she used made my hair look flat and listless. After requesting a refund the next day, they agreed to, but I never saw the money credited back to me. Vain can do a great job--but thats a completely different thing than giving you what you want.

Pros: friendly, cool space

Cons: parking, don't listen

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not only do you get a fabulous haircut or color for a good price, but everyone that works there is sexeh!! lots of style flying around the place and a fun place to spend time (especially if you are getting a full foil, which, we all know can take hours)

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not only do you get a fabulous haircut or color for a good price, but everyone that works there is sexeh!! lots of style flying around the place and a fun place to spend time (especially if you are getting a full foil, which, we all know can take hours)

Pros: sexy staff, sexy styles

Cons: no parking lot

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I tell them ""Vain on 1st! It's the best place in the Universe!"" I consistently get amazing color, great cuts, and fantastic service from Vain. I think that's why I've been a client since they first opened (I've tried other places in the meantime, and they don't even come close). The fantastic folks at Vain want to give you a look that's specialized, not cookie cutter, which is what I love about them. Many times I've gone in with a general idea of what I wanted, and their fancy staff have brainstormed with me, developed a fantastic scheme, and brought their creation to fruition. I love walking around with their work on my head and I love supporting a salon with a social conscience.

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★★★★★

I tell them ""Vain on 1st! It's the best place in the Universe!"" I consistently get amazing color, great cuts, and fantastic service from Vain. I think that's why I've been a client since they first opened (I've tried other places in the meantime, and they don't even come close). The fantastic folks at Vain want to give you a look that's specialized, not cookie cutter, which is what I love about them. Many times I've gone in with a general idea of what I wanted, and their fancy staff have brainstormed with me, developed a fantastic scheme, and brought their creation to fruition. I love walking around with their work on my head and I love supporting a salon with a social conscience.

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I've been going to VAIN for the 5 years I've lived in Seattle and I love everything about the place! Great people, great haircuts, wonderful art and incredibly unique DIY clothing and accessories. It's like family now. I will always go there.\n

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★★★★★

I've been going to VAIN for the 5 years I've lived in Seattle and I love everything about the place! Great people, great haircuts, wonderful art and incredibly unique DIY clothing and accessories. It's like family now. I will always go there.\n

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It's 2005, I've been in LALA land for over three years now and I still haven't found a hairstylist I'm happy with. I'm tempted to fly Jenny Slay to LA just to do my hair!! I just moved into the West Hollywood area and found a guy that did a decent cut but then did such basic colour that I was dissappointed with the overall experience. I MISS VAIN! YOU NEED TO OPEN A SALON IN LA! Then have Victoria,Jenny and Shaun come and train these boring old stylists in LA.

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It's 2005, I've been in LALA land for over three years now and I still haven't found a hairstylist I'm happy with. I'm tempted to fly Jenny Slay to LA just to do my hair!! I just moved into the West Hollywood area and found a guy that did a decent cut but then did such basic colour that I was dissappointed with the overall experience. I MISS VAIN! YOU NEED TO OPEN A SALON IN LA! Then have Victoria,Jenny and Shaun come and train these boring old stylists in LA.

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Carly saved my hair! After having my hair bleached by some nitwit at a ""great"" salon, Carly saved my hair. I came to her with orange hair and blisters and left with beautiful beige blond... and no exorbitant ""color fix"" fee. ALSO.. she gave me an incredible cut that allowed me to grow my hair out past that hard stage. A++ Skill!!

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Carly saved my hair! After having my hair bleached by some nitwit at a ""great"" salon, Carly saved my hair. I came to her with orange hair and blisters and left with beautiful beige blond... and no exorbitant ""color fix"" fee. ALSO.. she gave me an incredible cut that allowed me to grow my hair out past that hard stage. A++ Skill!!

Pros: location, skill, price

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Victoria takes great care of my fuzzy hair and my friends all want to see her! Jen C does an excellent job on my husband's hair. I think that he looks extra handsome since he has been seeing her. Both are highly recommended. I adore the unique shopping in the boutique up front and they have ALL kinds of fabulous magazines :) Everyone that I have come into contact with at Vain is lovely and professional. A+\n\nR. C.

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Victoria takes great care of my fuzzy hair and my friends all want to see her! Jen C does an excellent job on my husband's hair. I think that he looks extra handsome since he has been seeing her. Both are highly recommended. I adore the unique shopping in the boutique up front and they have ALL kinds of fabulous magazines :) Everyone that I have come into contact with at Vain is lovely and professional. A+\n\nR. C.

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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

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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

Pros: Genius Colorist, Adorable, Cutee-pie

Cons: A Tad Pricey

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I was reluctant to color my hair because I have had some horrible experiences with it (both at home and at the salon). Shaun Surething put me right at ease and chose a fantastic color that was tailored to compliment my skin and eye color. I've never had so many compliments on my hair. He is the absolute best in town!

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I was reluctant to color my hair because I have had some horrible experiences with it (both at home and at the salon). Shaun Surething put me right at ease and chose a fantastic color that was tailored to compliment my skin and eye color. I've never had so many compliments on my hair. He is the absolute best in town!

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This is a great place to get your hair done. Especially if you are looking for a laid back atmosphere with unpretentious people. It is very artist-friendly and resembles an art loft more than a hair salon. They do razor cuts, layering, outrageous color, foils, dreadlocks, hair extensions, normal color, rockstar hair, styling, sell styling products, hair cuts, sell hair products, clothes, and makeup. I went in to get my hair done after a beauty school screwed it up and made me look like an orangatang. They fixed it and it came out beautiful red the way I like it. They use double pigment dye so it has staying power for a red. It cost me about $112. for a haircut, styling product, and color. Would definitely go back.

PROS: Laid back environment
good location - Belltown
more than one stylist
Quick
CONS: A little pricey

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to get your hair done. Especially if you are looking for a laid back atmosphere with unpretentious people. It is very artist-friendly and resembles an art loft more than a hair salon. They do razor cuts, layering, outrageous color, foils, dreadlocks, hair extensions, normal color, rockstar hair, styling, sell styling products, hair cuts, sell hair products, clothes, and makeup. I went in to get my hair done after a beauty school screwed it up and made me look like an orangatang. They fixed it and it came out beautiful red the way I like it. They use double pigment dye so it has staying power for a red. It cost me about $112. for a haircut, styling product, and color. Would definitely go back.

PROS: Laid back environment
good location - Belltown
more than one stylist
Quick
CONS: A little pricey

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Usually when I get my hair done it costs a good $200 if I get both a highlight and a cut, however, this time I was thankful for the $140 I paid for both the fantastic color and hair cut done by Carinn. She was especially wonderful in handling my dark hair which is usually uncooperative when being colored, and cut my hair exactly as I wanted. Also, if you can, make sure to get a shampoo as well! The scalp massage was heavenly. In addition, I believe every cut comes with a free touchup, just in case the style grows out within four weeks.

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Usually when I get my hair done it costs a good $200 if I get both a highlight and a cut, however, this time I was thankful for the $140 I paid for both the fantastic color and hair cut done by Carinn. She was especially wonderful in handling my dark hair which is usually uncooperative when being colored, and cut my hair exactly as I wanted. Also, if you can, make sure to get a shampoo as well! The scalp massage was heavenly. In addition, I believe every cut comes with a free touchup, just in case the style grows out within four weeks.

Pros: Atmosphere, Highlights, Friendly

Cons: Parking

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Of walking out of the Vain Salon with a new hair cut or color. From conservative to contemporary, Vain's highly skilled stylists always seem to get your hair perfect. I remember my very first VAIN haircut, my hair had never bounced that way before, I had never been happier. They're not as pocketbook friendly as most salons but the feeling you get when you leave is worth every penny. You also get a free trim for the next three weeks after your appointment. I can't wait till I need my hair cut again!

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Of walking out of the Vain Salon with a new hair cut or color. From conservative to contemporary, Vain's highly skilled stylists always seem to get your hair perfect. I remember my very first VAIN haircut, my hair had never bounced that way before, I had never been happier. They're not as pocketbook friendly as most salons but the feeling you get when you leave is worth every penny. You also get a free trim for the next three weeks after your appointment. I can't wait till I need my hair cut again!

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I love getting my hair done by Carinn! She always has cool and hip new ideas, I am constantly getting compliments from my friends and strangers about my hair! I absolutely love the color in my hair, it's always ahead of the trends. She even teaches me how to maintain the color and style well. If you have curly hair, Carinn is the woman to see! She has taught me how to make it look great when it's styled curly. She also taught me how to straighten my hair properly, to the point that people don't even believe it's naturally curly! Carinn is definitely my favorite! Thank you so much!

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I love getting my hair done by Carinn! She always has cool and hip new ideas, I am constantly getting compliments from my friends and strangers about my hair! I absolutely love the color in my hair, it's always ahead of the trends. She even teaches me how to maintain the color and style well. If you have curly hair, Carinn is the woman to see! She has taught me how to make it look great when it's styled curly. She also taught me how to straighten my hair properly, to the point that people don't even believe it's naturally curly! Carinn is definitely my favorite! Thank you so much!

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For the fashion-conscious, Vain is the place you should go to get your spankin' new do. Vain is located in Belltown, and the staff are supremely well-trained. You can walk in scruffy and walk out a goddess! They also have a small arsenal of fun accessories for sale in the lobby, which are worth a stop-in if you're in the neighborhood.

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For the fashion-conscious, Vain is the place you should go to get your spankin' new do. Vain is located in Belltown, and the staff are supremely well-trained. You can walk in scruffy and walk out a goddess! They also have a small arsenal of fun accessories for sale in the lobby, which are worth a stop-in if you're in the neighborhood.

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Vain is the ultimate in hip hair and fashion. I just got my locks dyed hot white and red by fab Kristin Skubinna! She takes the time to get all of my thick hair looking hot. \n\nThanks Kristin

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Vain is the ultimate in hip hair and fashion. I just got my locks dyed hot white and red by fab Kristin Skubinna! She takes the time to get all of my thick hair looking hot. \n\nThanks Kristin

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I must thank Kristin for another excellent haircut! I wish that my hair grew faster so that I could go more often. I first visited Vain to see Kristin so that she could dread my hair. Well, with dreads I didn't need to go to the salon anymore....that's no fun! I have since gotten rid of the dreads and see Kristin for all my hair care needs. She's done several styles for me, including a fabulous color. Its been 2 months since my last color streaking and the color still looks as vibrant as the first day. Thanks Kristin for making me look great!

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I must thank Kristin for another excellent haircut! I wish that my hair grew faster so that I could go more often. I first visited Vain to see Kristin so that she could dread my hair. Well, with dreads I didn't need to go to the salon anymore....that's no fun! I have since gotten rid of the dreads and see Kristin for all my hair care needs. She's done several styles for me, including a fabulous color. Its been 2 months since my last color streaking and the color still looks as vibrant as the first day. Thanks Kristin for making me look great!

Pros: Reasonable prices, Close Parking, Kristin

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I discovered Liza at Vain through the website naturallycurly.com in which she is highly recommended. If you have curly hair and are as frustrated as I am that most stylists just cannot cut curly hair, then head over to Vain. Liza knows curly hair!!! I had my first cut last week and she did a great job! Also, I had a good experience at Vain from my initial phone call to make an appointment to payment for the service; everyone at Vain is courteous, helpful and kind. Amy W.

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I discovered Liza at Vain through the website naturallycurly.com in which she is highly recommended. If you have curly hair and are as frustrated as I am that most stylists just cannot cut curly hair, then head over to Vain. Liza knows curly hair!!! I had my first cut last week and she did a great job! Also, I had a good experience at Vain from my initial phone call to make an appointment to payment for the service; everyone at Vain is courteous, helpful and kind. Amy W.

Pros: Great value, Consumer-friendly hrs

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Kristen S. at this salon/art studio is AMAZING!! I recently discovered Vain and had hair extensions added to my natural hair. WOW! They are wonderful and look so natural. The extensions move like silk threads, are glossy and just look fantastic!! I will never have anyone else touch my hair again. She is the best!! The staff at Vain is friendly and incredibly skilled and passionate about their work. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual. What more can I say! Kristen S. is the best stylist I have ever been to and I feel lucky to have discovered this gem in the big city. Thank you for everything; I will be a client forever!! And my husband is a fan also.

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Kristen S. at this salon/art studio is AMAZING!! I recently discovered Vain and had hair extensions added to my natural hair. WOW! They are wonderful and look so natural. The extensions move like silk threads, are glossy and just look fantastic!! I will never have anyone else touch my hair again. She is the best!! The staff at Vain is friendly and incredibly skilled and passionate about their work. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual. What more can I say! Kristen S. is the best stylist I have ever been to and I feel lucky to have discovered this gem in the big city. Thank you for everything; I will be a client forever!! And my husband is a fan also.

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I fly from the Atlanta GA area to have my hair done by Jenny! WHY??? You ask. She does more than just ""slay"" my hair demons. She makes me look absolutely angelic!

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I fly from the Atlanta GA area to have my hair done by Jenny! WHY??? You ask. She does more than just ""slay"" my hair demons. She makes me look absolutely angelic!

Pros: Trendy, Upbeat, FUN

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Kristin S. consistently cuts and colors my hair to perfection! She has created a simple and manageable style for my baby fine hair. She doesn't mat down or puff up my hair with products, nor does she create a style that requires blowdrying, which works well with my lifestyle. I've gotten so many compliments on the very natural looking color. I am very satisfied with what Kristin does for my hair, and how affordable it is. Also, everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful, and sometimes I come early to look at magazines and hang out by the fire.

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Kristin S. consistently cuts and colors my hair to perfection! She has created a simple and manageable style for my baby fine hair. She doesn't mat down or puff up my hair with products, nor does she create a style that requires blowdrying, which works well with my lifestyle. I've gotten so many compliments on the very natural looking color. I am very satisfied with what Kristin does for my hair, and how affordable it is. Also, everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful, and sometimes I come early to look at magazines and hang out by the fire.

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If you have curly hair, Liza can really work wonders on your crazy locks. I have been to her twice and referred 2 girlfriends to her and she is amazing! She also has great knowledge about excellent products for your hair. My hair has never looked so cute! Yea, Liza!

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If you have curly hair, Liza can really work wonders on your crazy locks. I have been to her twice and referred 2 girlfriends to her and she is amazing! She also has great knowledge about excellent products for your hair. My hair has never looked so cute! Yea, Liza!

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I have gone into vain a couple of times now and I LOVE it! I get my hair cut by Kathleen, and she is the best hairdresser I have ever ever ever had, not only because she is good at what she does, but she also is easy to talk to and awesome! She listens to exactly what I want, and if I'm not sure, she always has good ideas! I just got a cut, and it has to be the best haircut I have ever had. She textures hair really well, and gave me GREAT bangs, and it's super cheap. ASK FOR KATHLEEN, shes amazing!

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I have gone into vain a couple of times now and I LOVE it! I get my hair cut by Kathleen, and she is the best hairdresser I have ever ever ever had, not only because she is good at what she does, but she also is easy to talk to and awesome! She listens to exactly what I want, and if I'm not sure, she always has good ideas! I just got a cut, and it has to be the best haircut I have ever had. She textures hair really well, and gave me GREAT bangs, and it's super cheap. ASK FOR KATHLEEN, shes amazing!

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I've been going to Vain for about 2 years now. I have curly hair (read: history of terrible trims). Anyway, I go to Rachel and she is awesome. She listens when I want little changes and always does a great job! Plus, she's a blast to talk to with her killer wit. I highly recommend Rachel to anyone with curly hair.

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I've been going to Vain for about 2 years now. I have curly hair (read: history of terrible trims). Anyway, I go to Rachel and she is awesome. She listens when I want little changes and always does a great job! Plus, she's a blast to talk to with her killer wit. I highly recommend Rachel to anyone with curly hair.

Pros: great hours, 4 week touch ups, friendly staff

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If you're sick and tired of pretentious stylists, ask for Carinna. Down to earth and friendly, she was engaging, receptive, and knew how to work with my coarse hair. As a visitor to Seattle (from San Francisco), I definitely lucked out with Carinna as my stylist for a haircut that day. I came in with an overgrown ""Incredible Hulk"" look, which she transformed into a sleek pixie cut that complemented my round face. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and to the locals of Seattle!!!

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If you're sick and tired of pretentious stylists, ask for Carinna. Down to earth and friendly, she was engaging, receptive, and knew how to work with my coarse hair. As a visitor to Seattle (from San Francisco), I definitely lucked out with Carinna as my stylist for a haircut that day. I came in with an overgrown ""Incredible Hulk"" look, which she transformed into a sleek pixie cut that complemented my round face. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and to the locals of Seattle!!!

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I had plans to meet my Sister after my hair cut a few weeks ago. I figured I would have plenty of time to pop into Vain, relax and be groovy, and leave there with a nice new look.\n\nWhat I didn't realize was the reaction I got from EVERYONE fallowing that day. My sisters jaw dropped open when she saw me across First Ave. Litterally- eyes wide and all. My hair was beautiful thanks to Carly. She gave me a look that was so fitting of my personality, and I have never felt so good, and pretty in my life. ;)\n\nCall Vain, ask to see Carly! Seriously!!! You will love her too!

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I had plans to meet my Sister after my hair cut a few weeks ago. I figured I would have plenty of time to pop into Vain, relax and be groovy, and leave there with a nice new look.\n\nWhat I didn't realize was the reaction I got from EVERYONE fallowing that day. My sisters jaw dropped open when she saw me across First Ave. Litterally- eyes wide and all. My hair was beautiful thanks to Carly. She gave me a look that was so fitting of my personality, and I have never felt so good, and pretty in my life. ;)\n\nCall Vain, ask to see Carly! Seriously!!! You will love her too!

Pros: Carly, Music, Mags.

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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.

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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.

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After seaching high and low for the perfect stylist, the universe finally led me to Kristin down at Vain. She was creative, inventive, accomodating and generous with her time and skills. Kristin is a true professional, a visionary with color and she is very skilled stylist. One of her specialties includes extensions which I recently decided to try for the first time. She did such an amazing and convincing job that now I'm hooked! I have never had so many positive compliments on my hair. Kristin provided quality work at a reasonable price and it appears that she has quite the loyal following. Vain is an amazing establishment and I respect their support of local artists and designers. I have never been so happy with a haircut and color that the whole experience has turned me a little bit vain...!

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After seaching high and low for the perfect stylist, the universe finally led me to Kristin down at Vain. She was creative, inventive, accomodating and generous with her time and skills. Kristin is a true professional, a visionary with color and she is very skilled stylist. One of her specialties includes extensions which I recently decided to try for the first time. She did such an amazing and convincing job that now I'm hooked! I have never had so many positive compliments on my hair. Kristin provided quality work at a reasonable price and it appears that she has quite the loyal following. Vain is an amazing establishment and I respect their support of local artists and designers. I have never been so happy with a haircut and color that the whole experience has turned me a little bit vain...!

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The experience for me at Vain time and time again is simply amazing. I look forward to getting my hair crafted by one of the best - if not the best - hair chickies in Seattle - Liza Gilbert. I have naturally curly hair but somehow she makes me look like I have amazingly gorgeous, healthy, stick straight hair. No one else has been able to accomplish this feat and have me be able to maintain it on a daily basis. I have NEVER had so many compliments on my hair until Liza. Vain has a fun, energetic, eccentric atmosphere and is a must visit for great finds from local designers. Completely unpretentious and full of wonderfully down to earth people - Vain is absolutely fabulous!

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The experience for me at Vain time and time again is simply amazing. I look forward to getting my hair crafted by one of the best - if not the best - hair chickies in Seattle - Liza Gilbert. I have naturally curly hair but somehow she makes me look like I have amazingly gorgeous, healthy, stick straight hair. No one else has been able to accomplish this feat and have me be able to maintain it on a daily basis. I have NEVER had so many compliments on my hair until Liza. Vain has a fun, energetic, eccentric atmosphere and is a must visit for great finds from local designers. Completely unpretentious and full of wonderfully down to earth people - Vain is absolutely fabulous!

Pros: Great Atmosphere, Original Hairstyles, Phenomenal Prices

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The best part of Vain is that the people listen to what you want, and work with you to get the style that's best for you. They're total experts on the full spectrum of hair styling (from wild colors to conventional elegance). Very reasonable prices.

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The best part of Vain is that the people listen to what you want, and work with you to get the style that's best for you. They're total experts on the full spectrum of hair styling (from wild colors to conventional elegance). Very reasonable prices.

Pros: Price, Experience, Friendly

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Kathleen somehow cuts my boring hairstyle in a way that makes people tell me that it has never looked better...plus she's nice. I have never personally known someone that got a bad haircut from this place.

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Kathleen somehow cuts my boring hairstyle in a way that makes people tell me that it has never looked better...plus she's nice. I have never personally known someone that got a bad haircut from this place.

Pros: friendly, knowledegable, inexpensive

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I've been going to Vain for nearly four years and I always look forward to my next appointment. Owner/stylist Victoria Gentry is a master of cut, color, texture and style: she's the Freakin' Goddess of Hair. The entire Vain team is affable and talented and the overall vibe is fun and relaxed. The salon stocks an amazing array of haircare products and the boutique section offers one-of-a-kind (yet still affordable) pieces from emerging designers. All my love's in Vain!

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I've been going to Vain for nearly four years and I always look forward to my next appointment. Owner/stylist Victoria Gentry is a master of cut, color, texture and style: she's the Freakin' Goddess of Hair. The entire Vain team is affable and talented and the overall vibe is fun and relaxed. The salon stocks an amazing array of haircare products and the boutique section offers one-of-a-kind (yet still affordable) pieces from emerging designers. All my love's in Vain!

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Vain is the place for anyone who likes a fun, friendly, creative environment. The energy there is very positive and alive. Betsy Hansen has been doing my hair for years, and I would recommend her to anyone. She's an amazing colorist and stylist. She has an innate ability to give a cut and/or color that suits each persons' personality, and works with your individual style. Besides, she's a whole lotta fun too! Sometimes parking downtown can be a pain, but I have never had a problem when I've gone to Vain--I'm always able to find a metered spot within 3 blocks.

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Vain is the place for anyone who likes a fun, friendly, creative environment. The energy there is very positive and alive. Betsy Hansen has been doing my hair for years, and I would recommend her to anyone. She's an amazing colorist and stylist. She has an innate ability to give a cut and/or color that suits each persons' personality, and works with your individual style. Besides, she's a whole lotta fun too! Sometimes parking downtown can be a pain, but I have never had a problem when I've gone to Vain--I'm always able to find a metered spot within 3 blocks.

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Betsy is the best-y!!!!\r\n\r\nI'm really sorry that one user had a negative experience, but i have to say that i've been going to betsy for years and years and have NEVER been disappointed in any way. She does the best color west of the Mississippi and is a really great, groovy chick.

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Betsy is the best-y!!!!\r\n\r\nI'm really sorry that one user had a negative experience, but i have to say that i've been going to betsy for years and years and have NEVER been disappointed in any way. She does the best color west of the Mississippi and is a really great, groovy chick.

Pros: atmosphere, value, hours

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I got my dreads done by Kristin at Vain, and not only was everyone there friendly and helpful, but Kristin did an Fantastic job. I got exactly what I asked for and am in love with my new doo. I STRONGLY suggest that if you are in the market for extensions that you go to Vain and talk to Kristin.\nGreat job guys! Thanks again.

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I got my dreads done by Kristin at Vain, and not only was everyone there friendly and helpful, but Kristin did an Fantastic job. I got exactly what I asked for and am in love with my new doo. I STRONGLY suggest that if you are in the market for extensions that you go to Vain and talk to Kristin.\nGreat job guys! Thanks again.

Pros: Great prices, Great people, Excellent Service

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artists that deliver the gift of good hair.. \nThe Vain team are truly committed to enabling thier clients to bring out the best their own personal style.

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artists that deliver the gift of good hair.. \nThe Vain team are truly committed to enabling thier clients to bring out the best their own personal style.

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I love Vain! They're really nice, interested in their clients and the atmosphere is great. It's not stuffy at all, and the prices are good.

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I love Vain! They're really nice, interested in their clients and the atmosphere is great. It's not stuffy at all, and the prices are good.

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My stylist just moved to Vain and since she's fabulous I followed her. Needless to say I love my gal Shannon since I followed her, her cuts and color are awesome! The salon itself is fun and funky, cool make-up and hair stuff. Trendy

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My stylist just moved to Vain and since she's fabulous I followed her. Needless to say I love my gal Shannon since I followed her, her cuts and color are awesome! The salon itself is fun and funky, cool make-up and hair stuff. Trendy

 

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