2018 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Vain - Homestead Business Directory

Business Information

Beauty Salons

Message from the Business

This Belltown salon boasts a defiant, DIY haircare ethos with supplies for creating looks Mother Nature never intended.
VAIN is a hair salon, a boutique, an art gallery and a community space in downtown Seattle committed to supporting individual style and self-expression in a creative and dynamic environment. At VAIN, we recognize and accept our responsibility for influencing people's perceptions about themselves and their bodies. VAIN works to disrupt unrealistic and harmful beauty standards within the industry by expanding the definitions of beauty and style. We deliver cutting edge style in a comfortable, fun and empowering way that remains focused on the individual. Fueled by our founder Victoria's interest in social causes and a drive to promote conscientious capitalism, VAIN began and has continued building connections with communities of people who are working for social change, making VAIN more than just a salon.
provided by CitySearch

Customer Reviews (224 reviews)


on Citysearch Nov 08, 2009
I have never been treated with such understanding until I met Kelly. She really took the time to understand the haircut and color I wanted and also made it so much better than I could have imagined. I have never had a... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 19, 2009
The staff lady was so nice when I called to make an appointment. I told her I've never been to Vain before and I'm asian with curly long hair. She immediately recommended me to several hair stylist that would do good on... (more)

james hallington

on Citysearch Oct 01, 2009
We recently moved to Seattle and have been trying a number of different hair stylists around town. Both my fiance and I have settled on Vain and more specifically Sam. First of all, the space they use is really... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 18, 2009
great salon (more)


on Citysearch Aug 10, 2009
I went to Kelly to get my black hair colored lighter. Not only did she tell that she didn't know how to go lighter on black hair, but she also has an attitude. She kept leaving and attending to other clients in between... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 14, 2009
I went to Kelly for extensions and she was great. I had really short hair and she made it look perfect! The cut she gave me after works well. They have made a new client out of me for sure.... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 21, 2009
I have been her twice and was never very impressed considering the staff's attitude. Just because they are in an art studio doesn't mean they are all that. I didn't go there for the art, I wanted to get my hair done. I... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 05, 2009
I love going to see Sharon at Vain. I have been to many different salons in Seattle and was terribly disappointed everywhere I went until I returned to Vain. Now, I can't imagine going anywhere else. Sharon is... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 30, 2009
I was so excited about the results of my new haircut on Friday with Katie, I had to tell somebody. Her stylist review said she was great with layers and that's what my hair was in desperate need of. I'd been hesitant to get... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 22, 2009
First off, I found Vain here on City Search and went because of the great reviews, so I thought it only right that I contribute to the praise-pot since I've already benefited from it. I should also tell you that I really... (more)
Show more reviews » Read reviews on Citysearch »

Recent Comments

A great place with lots of character. Awesome hair cut, every time! (more)
Blue, May 06, 2011

I have been going to Vain for almost 10 years now. Excellent salon! (more)
sarabee, May 14, 2011

so inventive and fun (more)
kombatkat, May 17, 2011

Browse our top cities

Browse cities by state