From its first incarnation as a boutique DIY beauty supply on Belltown’s 2nd Avenue to its three salons today, VAIN has been committed to encouraging personal self-expression and challenging conventional understandings of beauty.

Over the years VAIN has built a reputation for delivering cutting-edge style in a comfortable and empowering atmosphere. Whether downtown, in Ballard, or in West Seattle, VAIN stylists and staff can help you achieve your personal style vision.

VAIN believes strongly in community engagement and has been an active participant in the Seattle community through its activism, mentorship, donations, and guerrilla hair showcases.

VAIN has received numerous accolades since it opened its doors in 1996. In 2015, Elle Magazine named VAIN one of the 100 best hair salons in the U.S. and Seattleites chose VAIN for best hair salon in the Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle 2015 Reader Poll. 



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