VAIN is a top-rated Seattle salon dedicated to supporting personal style expression in a down-to-earth, positive environment. We have a solid reputation as a creative style destination with daily booking rates above 80%. We offer: 

  • progressive commissions for services and retail sales

  • consistently amazing education offerings

  • extensive back bar, color lines, and product lines

  • opportunities for community engagement and activism

  • low drama / high passion work environment

We're always looking for talented people. If you think you might be a good fit but don't see the right position for you below, send your resume and three references to No phone calls please.

Front Desk

We are looking for a friendly, efficient front desk person for our West Seattle and Downtown locations. Applicants should be able to multi-task including booking appointments, ringing up clients, answering phone calls and being a genuine, helpful presence.

This is a full time position (30-40 hours a week) with competive wages.

Salon experience is a bonus but full training will be provided.

Assistant / Apprentice

We currently are looking for an assistant/apprentice for our West Seattle, Downtown and Ballard locations.

Applicants need to have a Washington State Cosmetology license. We offer a complete advanced training program with a pathway to a stylist position at VAIN.

You will be working in a bustling environment where you will need to prioritize tasks on a daily basis while working directly with our stylists and clients. Besides having technical skills, you need to be someone who enjoys being busy & creative and who can keep the salon running smoothly.

This is a full-time (35-40 hours a week) paid position with an hourly wage plus tips.


We're looking for creative, dynamic stylists with advanced color and
cut skills to join our team at the VAIN Downtown and West Seattle
locations. Applicants must be licensed in Washington State and
should have at least 3-5 years experience behind the chair.

This is a full-time position (30-40 hours per week). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Matson at No
phone calls please.



2018 1st Ave

Sun 10am - 7pm
Mon Tues 11am - 8pm
Weds - Sat 10am - 8pm



4513 California Ave SW

Mon 12pm - 8pm
Tues - Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat Sun 10am - 6pm


5401 Ballard Ave NW

Mon 12pm - 8pm
Tues - Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat Sun 11am - 7pm