About Seattle’s Red Chair Salon

A Seattle Favorite!

Howie and Amy opened Capitol Hill’s Red Chair Salon in March of 2009. Since that time, the Red Chair Salon has become a Seattle favorite, known for it’s fun, relaxed environment & versatile professionals who know the importance of getting it right the first time. Whether you need a full head of highlights, a different hair color. a new look, have a special occasion, or just a buzz cut, we’ve got you covered. No “hipper than thou” or typical salon attitudes here, just highly skilled and very capable staff.  Our motto is “feel right at home” and our mission is amazing & affordable hair cuts and color for all! 

All appointments can be made online or by phone. Walk ins are always welcome! Come in, grab a beverage, pet our friendly lab, and relax by the fire. We want you to feel right at home. The “Red Chair” name was derived from it’s restored and “re purposed” waiting room theater seats, acquired from the historic “Cinerama” theater downtown after it’s remodel.


We try our best to match our guests with the stylist who can best serve each individual’s needs (depending on availability). All of our stylists are well trained, suited for many hair types, and use the most advanced techniques. We work as a team, and keep a record of each customized formula to assure consistency of color. Red Chair stylists have a minimum of two years of professional experience in addition to schooling and their advanced training. Advanced Stylists have 2 – 5 Years of experience. Our Senior Stylists have 5-10 years experience. Owner / Stylist (Amy) is a former color educator with 14 years of experience. 


If you are not happy with your service for *any* reason, please let us know within 7 days of your appointment and we’ll do our best to make things right. If you feel your stylist wasn’t a good fit for any reason – don’t worry! Just let us know. We can’t always make a perfect match, but we definitely try. We’re more than happy to refer you to someone who is. We care about our customers and want you to be happy with your service.


We realize you’re busy and try to accommodate that busy schedule with the best possible Hair Stylist to suit your needs. We understand life throws curve balls but we ask that you give us a 24 hour notice when cancelling your appointments or we may charge a cancellation fee. This policy applies to 
last minute cancellations, no shows,  and is essential for ALL Color appointment cancellations. Color appointments typically block out hours of our highly skilled staff’s schedule – and last minute cancellations greatly impact their ability to serve the needs of other clients. 


The Red Chair Salon is thrilled to be a part of Capitol Hill’s thriving (and increasingly well known) 15th Ave E neighborhood. The Red Chair participates in community events, art walks, the Locks of Love program, and whenever possible, donates its services to those in need. If you have or know of any worthwhile causes or charities you feel like would be a good fit for us, please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help.



From North
Drive South on I-5 toward Seattle.
Take exit #166/Stewart St./Denny Way Go for 0.2 mi
Bear right onto Stewart St. Go for 0.1 mi
Turn left onto Denny Way. Go for 0.2 mi
Turn left onto E Olive Way. Go for 0.3 mi
Continue on E John St. Go for 0.4 mi
Turn left onto 15th Ave E. Go for 501 ft
Your destination on 15th Ave E is on the right.


From South
Drive North on I-5 N toward Seattle.
Take exit #166/Olive Way. Go for 0.2 mi/
Bear right onto E Olive Way. Go for 0.4 mi/
Continue on E John St. Go for 0.4 mi/
Turn left onto 15th Ave E. Go for 501 ft/
Your destination on 15th Ave E is on the right.