Archive for the ‘VAIN Ballard’ Category

Last Week to Get Your Raffle On!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

VAIN stylist + Tent City Raffle mastermind Cassie's got your tickets to win

This is the last week to enter our raffle to support Tent City! Tickets are only $1 each at VAIN Downtown and VAIN Ballard, all proceeds go to help provide shelter to homeless adults living in Seattle, and there are tons of great prizes you can win from awesome participating businesses. Check out the full list of prizes up for grabs here (hello, signed Ethan Stowell cookbooks, VAIN gift certificates and more!) and get in on the action before the winning tickets are drawn on July 1!

Raffle tickets are available at VAIN Downtown (2018 1st Ave, Seattle) and VAIN Ballard (5401 Ballard Ave NW). Huge thanks to all the participating businesses offering prizes!

Raffle for Tent City at VAIN Downtown & Ballard! Win Great Prizes!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Ready, set, raffle! Starting today at both VAIN Downtown and VAIN Ballard, we’re holding a benefit raffle alongside other local businesses to support a great cause.

Tickets are $1 each, and 100% of proceeds will benefit Tent City. Tent City is an established encampment for homeless, sober adults in Seattle, providing much-needed shelter and a safe place to sleep.

The raffle was put together by VAIN Downtown & Ballard stylist Cassie, who had the idea after donating free haircuts to Tent City residents with a team of VAIN stylists a few months ago.

“After our visit to Tent City, I felt compelled to do something more for the people there,” Cassie said. “It’s such a good cause, and it’s been great to see local business team up with us to help.”

Raffle prizes include gift certificates and other awesome items graciously donated from:

Roxy’s Back Door
Miro Tea
Bellefleur Lingerie
Hoa Nail Salon
VAIN (of course!)
Sweet Spot Sugaring
Orange Box Jewelry
Estrella Soap

As well as signed cookbooks from celeb local chef and restauranteur Ethan Stowell!

The raffle runs now through the end of June at VAIN Downtown and VAIN Ballard. Winners will be chosen at random, and the more tickets you buy, the more you can win. So get in on the good cause and prize-gettin’ action while you can, and thanks for helping us help people in our community who need it.

VAIN Downtown is located at 2018 1st Ave. Our Ballard salon is located at 5401 Ballard Ave NW. Huge thanks to the participating businesses for being a part of this fundraiser!!

Valentine’s Day 2012: This is how we did it.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

We love a good holiday at VAIN Beautyworld, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Here’s how it went down this year:

Everyone was talking about stylist Kellianne‘s amazing cherries & chocolate color ‘do on her client April.

Our very own Valentine (that’s his name. It counts.) gave a new client a sweetheart of a haircut at VAIN’s new West Seattle salon & boutique.

Assistant/future hair star Dylan got into the V-Day spirit by the product wall at VAIN Downtown.

And over at VAIN Ballard, Cassie delivered a gorgeous, dare-we-say-it romantic (yes we dared!) cut and color.

Overall, a pretty sweet day. Hope yours was, too.


Winter Accessories Sale Starts Friday

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The sequined beret: crown jewel of the VAIN winter hat collection

Lose that ratty old beanie and get ready: VAIN’s mega annual winter accessories sale starts this Friday at all three VAIN locations (yes, including West Seattle)! We’ll have cozy scarves and hats, stylish head wraps, tons of gloves, jewelry and more at big discounts. Come visit us downtown, in Ballard, and in West Seattle to get in on the action. Sale runs through Feb 12. While supplies last!

Downtown- 2018 1st Ave
Ballard- 5401 Ballard Ave NW
West Seattle- 4513 California Ave SW

Vain Ballard: Featured Jeweler

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


Hope you will be able to make it to the Ballard Art Walk this upcoming Saturday (Dec. 10). Jamie Cox of Deuce will be featuring her collection of jewelry. For as long as she can remember she has always had a thing for jewelry; you can even call it a sort of love affair. Jamie explains that ” earrings always had to be big, rings stacked, and necklaces layered.”

Her jewelry design came from this love affair, she explains “a girl’s jewelry box can only hold so much! So with love, creativity, and a vintage flair Deuce was born.” Jamie’s collection is a mix of new and vintage elements. You definitely don’t want to miss her work, you will find some truly special pieces of jewelry.

Join us this Saturday from 6-9pm for art, drinks, and some treats – 5401 Ballard Ave NW.





Happy Small Business Saturday!

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

VAIN assistant Dylan (l) + front desk mistress My (r): sequined berets haven't looked this good since Roseanne's mom.

Happy Small Business Saturday, everyone! Both VAIN downtown + VAIN Ballard are all set for shoppers looking for a little bling for their holiday shopping buck this year. We’ve got scarves, bags, sparkly accessories, jewelry by local artists + more, most for under $30. Plus gift certificates for VAIN hair + waxing services [Editor’s note: yes I have been given a waxing certificate for Xmas before. And yes it was awesome]. We’ve also got our staff favorite item, the sequined beret (pictured above, $16 @ VAIN downtown), which has been delighting everyone who tries one on. Perfect party outfit topper.

But holiday gift + style supplies aside, we want to take a VAIN Blog minute just to say that we love seeing all the small business support out there this year. We’re proud to be part of Seattle’s strong and vibrant small business community, and we thank you, our clients and friends, for helping make it what it is.

♥s + best sequined small biz wishes,

Stop by VAIN downtown – 2018 1st Ave, Seattle- or VAIN Ballard – 5401 Ballard Ave NW – to check out all the under $30 gift items we’ve got in stock. West Seattle, you’re coming up soon!


Friday, November 4th, 2011

Rosehedge / 30 Strong collection jar @ VAIN Ballard: ready for your donation

For the entire month of November, VAIN is joining forces with businesses throughout Seattle for 30-Strong, a series of events to mark the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. We’ll be collecting donations at both VAIN Downtown + VAIN Ballard to support Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, which provides housing, health care and other services to our low-income neighbors living with HIV and AIDS.

Click here to learn more about 30-Strong and Rosehedge, or stop by either VAIN salon to make a donation. Every dollar counts!

30-Strong donation jars are located at the front desk of both VAIN downtown- 2018 1st Ave, Seattle- and VAIN Ballard- 5401 Ballard Ave NW. Click here for a list of other participating businesses and 30-Strong events.

Ta-da! Tiffany!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Folks- the suspense is finally over! Our own assistant turned stylist Tiffany is all grown up and all of her ample training, hard work and insane talent has brought this young woman to the final frontier of hairdressing. Let us welcome her and her kick ass round brushing skills to VAIN Ballard and soon, VAIN downtown!

Tiffany is a pretty busy lady so I was glad to catch her and get the low down on the wizard weilding all of this magic.

VAIN Beauty World: So, Tiff- what’s your hair-spiration?

Tiffany: Punk and rockabilly subculture, fashion and hair from the mid 1950’s to early 1960’s… it’s all awesome!

VBW: Who are some of your current style icons?

T: I LOVE Betsey Johnson and Kelly Osbourne! Marilyn Monroe is a classic that I will always hold dear to my heart- tried and true, you can pull from any variety of her and get a gorgeous example of beauty.

VBW: What’s your Point of Fashion this fall?

T: Leather and velvet jackets, Mad Men inspired dresses and all types of boots.

VBW: So now that we know that you’re clearly amazing, what can we expect in the area of hair expertise? Any specialties in that stylish sleeve of yours?

T: As a person with fine hair, I have a pretty strong affection for it! I love Razor cuts, asymmetrical ‘dos and creative color- especially veggie dye. Give me an ultra blonde and I can die happy- I absolutely love a good blonde!

Catch Tiffany while she’s still a steal! Call VAIN Ballard @ 206.706.2707 to book an appointment with her on Sunday or Monday. FYI- for a short time, Tiffany will be running a $15 haircut special on Mondays!


Vain Ballard: Featured Jeweler

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

This coming Saturday is the Ballard Art Walk and VAIN Ballard will be featuring the jewelry collection of Zerosept, the work is a mix of natural wooden elements that have been shaped into delicate industrial shapes. Audrey Lou of ZeroSept was born in France in a very industrial town, she settled in Seattle and fell in love with the Great Northwest natural beauty. She is an industrial designer by profession, but has her knowledge and creativity into a more emotional, down to earth and feminine adventure.

Her recipe to creating her jewelry is a mix of natural and industrial steps. She creates pieces from noble and unpredictable material: exotic wood. Audrey then creates contrast and modernity by drawing geometric shapes which will randomly fall onto the ever changing wood patterns. She utilizes laser cutting technology to create some precision as well as an industrial twist to her work.

The finishing touches are put together by adding silver and metal components to compliment the stunning raw beauty of the wood and all of  the magic (assembly) happens by hand.  It is truly evident that each piece that she creates is a result of her passion for proportions, natural beauty, and precision.

Rain or shine– we hope you will join us this upcoming Saturday (October 8th) from 6-9pm for art, drinks, and food.  VAIN Ballard: 5401 Ballard Ave NW

VAIN Ballard: Featured Jewelers

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The Ballard Art Walk is this upcoming Saturday (August 13) and we will be featuring two wonderful jewelers. Christina Kairuz of Dj Mixxtress Design is a DJ and makeup artist that started making jewelry this past year. Her works is inspired by hip hop and different cultures. She loves to work with various plastics to design jewelry that are fashionable statement pieces.

Make sure you come by to see her work alongside our VAIN hairstylists Carinn Boe‘s jewelry. Both of these ladies’ create work that is quite edgy and bold. We will also be celebrating VAIN Ballard’s 4th birthday with some delicious cupcakes.

I hope you will be able to join us this upcoming Saturday (August 13) from 6-9pm to celebrate our 4th birthday as well as enjoy some cupcakes, art, drinks, and food. – 5401 Ballard Ave NW

VAIN Ballard: Featured Jeweler

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

For the Ballard Art Walk this upcoming Saturday (July 9), make sure you come in and see jewelry made by one of our own VAIN hairstylists. Carinn Boe is not only the queen of big hair blowouts, but also makes some lovely jewelry. Here she is wearing a pair of her own earrings.

Carinn’s jewelry includes a mix of mirror pieces that have then been delicately wrapped with wire. Her earrings are bold, edgy, and fun.

So please make sure to join us this upcoming Saturday (July 9) from 6-9pm for art, drinks, and food. Plus you can also meet Carinn. – 5401 Ballard Ave NW

VAIN Ballard: now open on Mondays, too.

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

VAIN Ballard: now awesome seven days a week.

Happy June, everyone! We’re kicking the month off with some big news for VAIN Ballard. Starting Monday, June 6, VAIN Ballard will be open seven days a week! That’s right, our “little salon to the North” will now be open on Mondays too for your hair cutting, coloring, styling, and general awesome-ifying pleasure. Hours will be 12-8pm everyday.

We’re taking appointments now, so give us a call at 206-706-2707 if you want to be a VAIN Ballard Monday hair pioneer (ooh and our superstar stylist Aran is back for the summer starting on Monday, too. Bonus!). To paraphrase The Bangles’ 1986 classic hit “Manic Monday,” come on honeys, let’s go do some hair.

♥ from Ballard Ave,

VAIN Ballard is located at 5401 Ballard Ave NW @ 22nd Ave NW. Check out a list of hairstylists who work at VAIN Ballard here.