January 26, 2009
You prob’ly think this post is about you.
Well, it could be, if you live in Seattle and need a haircut. Rumor has it that VAIN salon in Belltown is offering free haircuts, courtesy of stylist TT, on Friday evenings for the next few weeks. I said free. As in, FREE.
VAIN is a Seattle-only, woman-owned Small biz, and patronizing such bizzes is super-Small. What’s more, VAIN supports “artists in residence” — that is, the salon showcases work by emerging local artists. Also Small. And, as if that weren’t enough, they take part in community initiatives, lending a hand with organizations including the Seattle Young People’s Project, Home Alive, LGBT Community Center, Vera Project, and more.
VAIN is tragically, emphatically, wholeheartedly hip, mind you. I VAIN’d it once and positively agonized over what I could possibly wear that would be happening enough to justify getting my locks lopped at such a haute house of hair. (I shan’t've worried, of course, because the folks were sweet as pie, and the haircut was delish.)
VAIN Downtown (yes, there’s a branch in Ballard, too), 2018 1st Ave., 206.441.3441.
Past Seattle Small Biz Shout-Outs
- ‘zaw: “Pizza in the raw,” just like the name says
- Stitches: Stitch it, sew it, craft it
- European Vine Selection: Good wine, good prices, good times
- The Copper Vine: Green thumbers unite at this city gardener’s paradise
- Last Waltz: Artisanal baubles, bangles, britches, and a reference to The Band — BOSS
- Eat Local: Take ‘n’ bake, locavore-style
- Tougo Coffee Co.: Pushin’ the Bean since 2007
- Central Cinema: A Central District second-run, eat-in moviehouse