Scoop: Seattle's First Styling Bar

Get a quick coif at Swink, a new hair salon
Step up to a hair touch-up at Swink

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Get a quick coif at Swink, a new hair salon

The state of your hair can turn a superior day into a dreadful one, but the hair-cast is looking bright, shiny and bouncy, thanks to Seattle’s first blow-dry and styling hair salon, Swink Style Bar (Downtown, 611 Stewart St.; 206.682.7070). Co-owned by Natalie Angelillo and Jacquie Byrne (their combined résumé includes management stints at Starbucks, Nordstrom and Getty Images, among others), the modern, airy, chandelier-ed space opened in November, offering 30-minute treatments for $30—about half the price of normal salon blow-outs. The eight styles offered (some require a wash and a blow-out, some don’t) include “The Fifth Avenue,” a perfectly straight-ironed ’do, the “G&T,” an artfully curly coif, plus chignons and French twists. “I was looking for the equivalent of a mani/pedi for my hair,” Angelillo says of the business venture. “Sometimes all you need is a 30-minute clean-up.” Swink features a full makeup bar stocked with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and Seattleite Suresh Seneviratne’s lip glosses ($15–$30), as well as temporary or permanent lash extensions ($10–$150). And don’t worry about precipitation ruining your perfect hair; there are pretty pink umbrellas for sale at the front desk in case of rain.

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