Elegant - Simple - Clean - Creative - Stylish

Bowie Salon Blog

Read Our Blog!

Men’s Grooming Tips

Men’s Grooming Tips from Bowie Salon & Spa Owner, Scott McHugh

I don’t spend a lot of time getting ready in the morning– usually about 20 minutes, but I do care about how I look. That means my morning routine consists of a shower, a shave, styling my hair and dressing myself. The more thought I can put into preparing to get ready, the easier it is …and the better I look!

Stereotypically, men’s grooming and self-care has been reduced to the bare necessities – showering, shaving and maintenance haircuts. However, as the self-care and beauty industry continue to grow and expand their reach, grooming and self-care have become industries that truly offer something for everyone.

As men begin to enter into the world of self-care, the variety of options can quickly become overwhelming. Lucky for you, we have some tips and tricks to get you started with the products you need to create a routine that is simple, effective, and customized to your lifestyle.


The most important thing you can do for yourself is to invest in a good haircut… and we’re not talking a $15 haircut from Cut’s R’ Us. Fight your urge to cut corners in this department and visit a salon or barbershop that will work with your face shape, your hair texture and will create a look that makes you feel handsome and put together.

Take time to communicate with your stylist about the realistic level of maintenance and styling you are willing to do on a daily basis. They will not only cater your haircut to these needs, but they can also recommend the best products for your hair as well as the optimal amount of time to go between maintenance cuts.

Pro Tip: Bring in a picture to show your stylist the hairstyle you would like to achieve. Also be honest about the amount of time you are willing to dedicate to your morning grooming routine. Your stylist will be sure to recommend products that are realistic for your budget and time restrictions.


Skincare is perhaps one of the most overwhelming (but important) parts of grooming and self-care. A good way to think about it is — skin is your foundation upon which everything is being built. The easiest way to begin determining the skincare products for you is to determine your skin type — oily, combination, or dry skin. Stay with me now, this is simpler than you think.

As you go about your day, do you notice your skin gets a little shiny? Does it feel dry when it’s cold out or do you have a combination of the two — oily on your forehead but dry patches on your cheeks. Once you determine your skin type, you can begin searching for products to balance out your skin problems.

The easiest and most foolproof way to get some skin help is to visit a spa. Now, I know what you’re thinking “A spa day?!” Not for me.” But hear me out, not only will you leave that spa feeling like a million dollars, but all technicians are trained in the intricacies of skin and are familiar with a wide variety of products at a wide range of price points. Your technician will take into consideration your budget, time restrictions, and willingness to try new things before sending you on your way with new products. They are also likely to recommend multipurpose products that can be used in more than one area of your body or for more than one purpose. Now that’s efficiency.

Pro Tip: Book a facial at your local salon and ask the technician to tell you what he or she is doing as they do it. They are often more than willing to share their wealth of knowledge and the more you know, the easier it is to pick out products that are ideal for your skin type. Plus, they might just share some industry secrets with you that makes your grooming regimen that much easier.


Perhaps the most rapidly expanding genre of men’s grooming is facial hair products and services. Now, more than ever, there are businesses entirely dedicated to that beard you worked so hard to grow, as well as a wide range of products to keep the hair smooth, tamed, and smelling amazing. Facial hair is significantly courser than the hair on your head. And due to its close proximity to your mouth, beards also tend to get dirtier faster. Show a little love to your facial hair by starting with the basics – high quality shaving products. Make sure to always use a sharp razor, shaving cream or gel (get out of here with that bar of soap), and a moisturizer to put on your freshly shaven face.

Pro Tip: Did you know you should replace your razor every 6 to 8 shaves? Not replacing your razor can cause skin irritation, ingrown hairs or just make it difficult to get a close shave. Lucky for us, there are many subscription services like Harry’s Razors that will send you razor refills on a regular basis – that way you don’t have to keep track!


I’ve read that men have an average of 20 products in their medicine cabinet. So I decided to place every product that I use in the morning on the counter after I used it to get ready this morning and this is what I use.

I turns out I use 10 products everyday in my grooming routine plus 5 tools to help in dental hygiene, 2 different tooth brushes manual and SonicCare plus a Waterpik (not pictured) and GUM flossers plus charcoal powder for teeth whitening.

My Products list:

Acca KappaWhite Moss Foam shaving cream, tooth paste, deodorant

Tom Ford – cologne “Oud Wood” $230-$312 Nordstrom

RepechageSeaweed Body Cream $34.

Shu UemuraShape Paste $38



The Most Popular Haircuts Around the Country – Glamour.com

Book a haircut appointment today


Glamour.com interviewed Stacie Bowie for their haircut article The Most Popular Haircuts Around the Country

The article featured many great looking haircuts and styles that are popular around America. You find different looks, opinions and styles but they are all beautiful and insightful for their different views. Book today  (here) it’s a very good read with beautiful photos.

Glamour.com – Is there an especially popular haircut women are requesting lately?

Stacie Bowie – The Lob is a popular haircut request

Glamour.com – Why do you think it’s popular? (Does it work for a lot of hair types, easy maintenance, etc?)

Stacie Bowie – The Lob or Long Bob is popular because it is a very versatile cut that looks good with varying lengths making it perfect for all face shapes and life styles. It’s suitable for most hair types. To help style it, I use ESSENCE ABSOLUE NOURISHING PROTECTIVE OIL

Glamour.com –Do you have any tips for what someone should ask her stylist in order to get this cut?

Stacie Bowie – My advice is, don’t be afraid to show pictures of what you have in mind. Also, be open to your stylist’ advice and let them guide you. For example, if you are a brunette with frizzy curly hair and you show them a picture of a blonde with fine sleek hair, that’s not realistic for you. Also pick a style that matches your lifestyle and amount of effort you are willing to put into styling your hair everyday.

Pictured below, The Lob worn straight or wavy to show it’s versatility

Their are many factors in choosing a haircut that will be flattering for you. Book a consultation with one of our trained professionals to find out what will look best on you. Call or Text 206-568-3300



Multi-use hair oil that moisturizes and protects hair with intense nutrition. Camellia Oil absorbs rapidly, deep into the hair’s cortex, leaving it soft and silky with high shine. This velvety hair oil rebalances the hair’s moisture level and provides all-day UV protection without weighing down even the finest of hair. Formulated for daily use. Safe on color-treated hair.


Sleek Blowouts
High-Shine Updos
Healthy Looking Lengths
1. To use as a styling aid, apply 1 pump to your hands (a little goes a long way) and work through hair from mid-lengths to ends.
2. To use as a pre-shampoo treatment, use 3-4 pumps and comb into dry hair before shampooing.
3. To use as a conditioning treatment, apply 1 pump each to 4 sections of hair from mid-lengths through ends, and massage into scalp.
4. Leave overnight and style as normal in the morning.


For All Hair Types

Winter Hair Color to Try for 2018

Honey Blonde Hair, Platinum Blonde, Terra Cotta Red, Rose Gold, Chocolate Ombré, Sombre Baby Lights, Natural Black. 

Honey Blonde Hair for the natural looking blonde with the just right light brown with natural looking sun kissed light blonde.

Platinum Blonde, yes this has been the rage lately and let’s face it, it looks amazing when done right… on the right person. Be patient and remember, to have this trendy look it may take more than one visit to get the perfect icy blonde.

Terra Cotta Red, ok this is not for everyone but if you got to have the faded auburn  look like Kate Mara’s wore recently this is a unique and cool look.

Rose Gold has been seen on the daring starlets recently like Bella Hadid and Nicki Manij. It’s goes well with both warm or cool skin tones depending on the hue of Rose Gold.

Chocolate Ombré comes from the popular blonde version but for dark hair. It’s a beautiful look for the dark hair beauty that wants to lighten just a hint on the ends.

Sombre Baby Lights has been a salon favorite for some time. It’s an Ombre’ but much more subtle and natural looking.

Natural Dark Brunette when you have dark hair you must celebrate it and keep it looking rich and beautiful. Black hair has been seen as a recent but past fad so warming it up but keeping your hair looking natural is the key.


Book a color consultation and talk to one of our expert colorist today to have the hair color of your dreams.




Thank you ELLE magazine for voting Bowie Salon and Spa one of THE TOP 100 HAIR SALONS IN AMERICA for 2015! Since our inception in 2005 this honor has been awarded to us for 5 of those 10 years and 4 years straight. We are honored and excited to be nominated as one of the “ELLE’s Top salons in America” and will continue to bring you the top looks and trends and top beauty products to help you look and feel you absolute best.

Elle recently interviewed with Stacie to understand Bowie Salon and Spa and our successful salon culture.


ELLE: What are the three most frequently requested celebrity haircuts?

Stacie: Chrissy Teigen, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lily Collins.

Clients trying to look effortlessly sexy, it’s Chrissy Teigen’s hair that they want. Her signature loose curls can be easily achievable- using Shu Uemura’s Texture Wave Spray in damp hair before blow-drying, and then spray a little more in before using the outside of a curling iron to give you the sexy texture you desire.

For a great transitioning cut, from their once long hair to something shorter, many request Vanessa Hudgens fresh clean-cropped look. Easily manageable, to attain this we recommend blow drying with Shu Uemura’s Ample Angora for fullness and a little bit of Shu Uemura Absolue Oil for added shine and smoothness.

Lily Collins has a unique and timeless look that many clients in the salon want to reach. Her super short cut has femininity and poise, but also an important element, versatility. By using Shu Uemura’s Cotton Uzu, it allows the “Lily look” to have a lightweight, flexible hold. It creates a soft but controlled touch while adding movement and shine.

ELLE: What are the most common celebrity hair colors requested for blondes, brunettes, and redheads?


Blonde clients want the Khloe Kardashian, Suki Waterhouse, and Blake Lively look. They lean towards the richness and warmth of these celebrities colours. Having varying tones of highlights, gives depth, instead of looking flat or drabby.

For Brunette’s, Olivia Munn, Jessica Alba, and Lily Aldridge all are requested frequently. Their multi-dimensional brown-jeweled tones give complexion and a warm feel.

Redheads like Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain are loved by clients because of their natural looking copper tones.

Non-traditional colors are all the hit now, check out our recent blog post about it! Looks like Kylie Jenner, Nicole Richie, and Hilary Duff are so fun and so the norm now. They’re not intimidated anymore. It’s ‘on fleek.’

ELLE: What was the single, best selling hair product that every woman in Seattle loves and is obsessed with?

Stacie: Without hesitation, Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Oil. It works on ALL hair types. It’s a 100% dessert must have! It gives your hair perfect hydration without any heavy greasy after effects. Clients here buy it by the case! It can also be used as a hair treatment or even put on your skin after a shower. It is universal; not only does it protect hair but it is lightweight, versatile, and smells amazing!

ELLE: What is the best product for making a blowout last longer? Why?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Texture Wave Spray. It’s light powdery feel with incredible hold. It works on any type of hair; anybody can use it! It especially gives great volume to fine hair, and creates definition on normal to thick hair. It won’t leave your hair feeling stiff or sticky, and gives your hair a soft, matte finish look. You can use it as a great second day hair leave-in for extending that perfect blowout.

ELLE: Predict the future: What hair product do you think everyone in Seattle will fall in love with tomorrow?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Body Oil Spray.  It is a dry oil spray that moisturizes and nourishes dry skin. It leaves you with a smooth touch and radiating skin. Just like the hair oil it leaves a non-sticky, non-greasy leave filled with nourishing camellia oil, antioxidant rich sesame oil, and moisturizing almond oil. You can use it for your hands, cuticles, or your body. It smells like a dream come true, and it makes your skin feel and smell wonderful.

ELLE: What’s the best product for making a cut last longer?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Oil. To be honest, you would have to shampoo, condition without ever using any hot tools. A good cut can last up to 14 weeks if you baby those ends.

ELLE: What is the best product for making color last longer?

Stacie: Shu Uemura’s Color Lustre Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo contains Musk Rose Oil to deeply nourish hair fibers, while protecting from color washout. The conditioner provides lightweight conditioning with a glazed touch and polished shine from mid-lengths to ends while preserving the hair color.

Shu Uemura’s Urban Moisture Shampoo, along with keeping color, rebalances the moisture of dry hair and creates a velvety hair texture and supple touch from roots to ends. It makes your hair feeling like silk but not in the way of being heavy or greasy, but naturally soft. The conditioner is great for leaving a soft, smooth finish.

Kerastase Chroma Riche Shampoo and Conditioner is a color protecting shampoo for dry, highlighted, or color-treated hair. It moisturizes hair, leaving it supple to the touch. It gently cleanses hair, while adding softness and shine. It will leave your hair shimmering with radiance as your color stays intact.

Kerastase Chroma Captive is a shine intensifying masque for color-treated hair. It preserves color depth and shine for up to 40 days, when using the Chroma Captive 3-step system. It polishes the hair fiber from root to tip, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection and shine. It protects against anti-oxidant aggressors and premature color fading.

Bowie Shop _Banner

ELLE: Could you weigh in on the following trends for the rest of 2015?


Lobs: Yes or No? No, Bobs are where it’s at.

Scrunchies: Yes or No? Not in public please

Ombre: Yes or No? No, Baby lights please

Bangs: Yes or No? Yes, So many types of Bangs!

Braids: Yes or No? Yes, Easy way to mix it up.

Colorful hair: Yes or No? Yes, because sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants.

Book Online

ELLE Magazine’s Best Hair in America 2014

Come in Today to find out why Elle Magazine is recognizing Bowie Salon and Spa as being one of the Best Salons in America for the third year in a row!

ELLE girl 2014-1

ELLE JULY 2014We are so humble for all of the recognition we have been receiving lately and want to thank all of stylists and loyal clients for helping us get to where we are now. In July’s issue, ELLE included a ton of products that are offered and used in our salon. Like, Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue used in our Bowie Blowout and Kératase Cristalliste Cristal Sculpt to seal and keep the shine in your hair.

ELLE wrote an article called “5 Secrets to Sexy Hair (Without a Blow-dryer)” and the stylists at Bowie Salon and Spa want to tell you their secrets too!


1. Have a healthy scalp! A trick to achieve a healthy scalp is to shampoo twice. The first shampoo allows the oils to breakdown from your roots and the second shampoo is get rid of all those oils from your hair.

2. Towel Dry before Conditioning! Excess water will dilute your conditioner, so make sure that you get as much water out as possible to get the full benefits of your conditioner.

3. Hot Tools! If you love the salon blow out look and want to achieve it at home, then use the right tools. Start with a heat protectant and a 1” or 1 ½” curling iron or hot stick after you blowdry your hair. Make sure to get your completely dry though. Try these products to give your hair that bounce that you desire also try Essence Absolue oil or Kerastase Immersion it’ll help make you hair feel soft, reduse frizz and help hold the hair.

4. Heat protectants! You can protect you hair with a wide range of products like Essence Absolue Oil & Cream by SHU UEMURA or Nectar Thermique by Kerastase. Use them prior to using blow dryers or hot tools. Use them sparingly and properly or it can make you hair feel weighed down however, the only way to treat already severely damaged hair is to see a experienced hair stylist and have them give you a proper haircut.

5. Get your hair trimmed regularly. Having a regular trim is very important for healthy hair. If you see your stylists consistently then you will have better results and be happy with the way your hair looks.

UPDATE(08/19/2014)- The Today Show featured celebrity stylist Ted Gibson who showed viewers how to achieve summer beach waves in the comfort of your own home! Check it out here.

There is also an amazing article on ELLE.com that talks about the Most Requested Haircuts in 2014. Come stop by one of ELLE’s-approved salons to freshen your look. Call 206 568 3300 or book online to get an appointment today! Book online

Ombré or Sombré hair color which is right for my hair?

Ombré or Sombré which is right for my hair?

Ombré Hair Color – Lightened tips and darker roots that still look natural.  A Sombre is a newer and softer version of the Ombré that looks even more natural for 2014.

Stacie Bowie and the staff at Bowie salon are specialists in this beautiful and trendy look à la Rachel Bilson, Jessica Biel or Gisele Bündchen.

Ombré hair color is still very popular but with every trend, it’s changing. It’s no longer an extreme transition from dark to light, but Sombré has taken a more natural approach by gradually blending the color from top to bottom, so that the ends are brighter.  We train our Ombré and Sombré Hair Color Experts extensively to guarantee they take the utmost care to keep your hair looking healthy and naturally beautiful.

Our recommendation: Go for a more blended and brighter hair color that enhances your features for a more natural look.

Jessica Biel represents this very well.

Read more about our Ombré at The Radar: Seattleite  and Call or book your appointment online today 206-568-3300.

Book online

Short haircuts & hairstyles for women

Sexy short hairstyles

Short haircuts have been worn by some of the most influential celebrity women in history from Audrey Hepburn to Kate Moss to Rihanna and changing your hairstyle can be a liberating and rewarding experience giving you a sexy and youthful appearance that can make you look and feel beautiful. Whether it be a Pixie, Bob, Long Lob, choosing the right hairstyle and haircut that’s right for you and a Hair Stylist that will listen to you and create the right look for your hair type, face shape and lifestyle is very important.


This haircut is a sexy look for the women who wants a short but trendy haircut and hairstyle.
© 2013 bowie salon llc

Stacie Bowie has been known for her amazing haircuts, hairstyling and coloring talents and has been voted or nominated “best hair stylist” in Seattle by Allure, Vogue, ELLE magazine, Seattle magazine, Seattle Met magazine, Yelp, City Search and Seattleite.com. If you’re thing of changing your hairstyle with a short haircut or just want to change your look, Stacie Bowie and the Bowie Salon Styling team are highly trained and ready to help you find you beauty potential. Book a consultation to speak with one of our stylist book a haircut and color today to find out how we can help you. All haircut and Color service include a consultation.

This before and after look we gave Taylor really shows what a new haircut can do to freshen up an already beautiful young woman

This before and after photo really shows what a new haircut can do to freshen up an already beautiful young woman

Taylor wanted a new haircut to show off her strengths and our Stylist Megan and Taylor decided to create a chic bob. It’s a short haircut that is chic and sophisticated and looks current and classic. It removed some length and weight and with the side bang it really help bring a more fresh and pretty appearance.

Book online

Call or text us to book your appointment 205-568-3300

Allure Magazine “Best of the Best” and Best Hair cut in Seattle 2013 is, Stacie Bowie

Allure Magazine Best of the Best winner 2013, Best Hair cut in Seattle - Bowie Salon and Spa

Allure Magazine Best of the Best winner 2013, Best Hair cut in Seattle – Bowie Salon and Spa

Thank you Allure magazine for voting Stacie Bowie and Bowie Salon and Spa as the “Best of the Best” in Seattle and for selecting Stacie Bowie’s work as Best hair cut in Seattle 2013.

Call or Text 206-568-3300 to book your consultation or haircut appointment. *please call for appointments with Stacie Bowie.

While Stacie’s philosophy has always centered around the hair cut being the foundation for any great hairstyle – and the color providing the depth for that hair style – it’s the infamous Bowie Blowouts and finishing work that make the women toss their hair as they walk out of Bowie Salon and Spa salon feeling beautiful, confident and sexy!


Here are some quotes from Allure Editors and writers from past years. ~

Most stylists want to lop off as many inches as possible, but Bowie suggested we grow our hair longer. “It would look foxy,” she explained—which was all the incentive we needed. After a shampoo and scalp massage, she evened out our choppy layers for a smoother, more uniform look. Before we left, she instructed us to return in three months so she could continue coaxing our short locks into a shoulder-length mane. Good things really docome to those who wait.

~ Allure magazine 2010

Growing out our bangs had left us with an impossible cowlick, front and center. We hoped that Bowie could disguise it, but she did us one better: Using a comb (and sleight of hand), she coaxed the hair so it swept to one side in a sexy, Veronica Lake kind of way. She then rolled a medium-size round brush up and down the rest of our hair—going over each section twice—for big, pinup-worthy volume that lasted for a blissful four days. Even after we shampooed, we were able to replicate her method and keep our bangs in line.

~ Allure magazine 2012

Book online

Call or text us to book you appointment at 206-568-3300

ELLE Magazine’s Top 100 Salons in America

ELLE Top 100 2013 Cover 2013Bowie Salon and Spa nominated ELLE’s Top 100 Salon for 2015!

ELLE Magazine’s Top 100 Salons in America 2013

Thank you ELLE magazine for nominating Bowie Salon and Spa as ELLE magazine’s TOP 100 salons in America  again in 2013!! This is our 3rd nomination as best hair salon in Seattle and we are thrilled to be part of this elite group of salons that have proven to be some of the best in America.

Beautiful hair that looks natural is what Stacie is known for “blonde hair color like when you were a child” is what her clients say. She is simply the best around and really knows how to get that gorgeous color without damaging your hair. Want to know more? Book your consultation and hair appointment today by calling or texting 206-568-3300 or book online.


Our belief in Quality and Customer Service

We have always believed that being customer focused and delivering the highest quality of service and hair care products is what our clients want most and receiving an accolade like “the best hair salons Seattle” is very exciting. Hearing our clients say “this is the best color and best hair cut I’ve ever had!” is the most important reward for us. We spend the time to get it right the first time by allowing time to talk to you about what is possible for you hair. We look at the whole you including hair type, texture, lifestyle, style regime etc.

In the 12 years since the salon has opened, Stacie and her stylists have received glowing publicity in a variety of industry magazines, and have been recognized nationally and locally with numerous awards and accolades in ELLE magazine, Vogue.com, Allure Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan, Sunset, Lucky and online *Yelp, Google, NWsource and CitySearch among others, including, “Best hair Salon Seattle”, “Best Overall hair stylist”, “best hair stylist in Seattle”, “Best Hair Colorist”, “Best Highlights”, (also awarded by ELLE and Allure Magazine) “Best Blowout”, “Best Hair Cut”, “Best Blonde colorist” — and “Best New Salon”.

While Stacie’s philosophy has always centered around the hair cut being the foundation for any great hair style – and the color providing the depth for that style – it’s the infamous Bowie Blowouts and finishing work that make the women toss their hair as they walk out of Bowie Salon and Spa salon feeling beautiful, confident and sexy.

Beautiful hair that looks natural is what Stacie is known for “blonde hair color like when you were a child” is what her clients say. She is simply the best around and really knows how to get that gorgeous color without damaging your hair.

*In 2012 Stacie Bowie was voted in as an Intercoiffure America/Canada Board of Director’s “Board Member” and in 2013 she was nominated as Intercoiffure America/Canada New Member Chairperson through 2016. She has served on the ICA Artist team, Cutting Council, and Color council and traveled extensively for advance training as well as teaching others advanced methods of color techniques around the globe.

Book your consultation and hair appointment today by phone or text at 206-568-3300 or book online at our website www.bowiesalonandspa.com.

Exceeding your expectations is our goal and promise to you.

Book online

Bowie Shop _Banner

How often should I wash my hair?

How often should I wash my hair?

How ofter should I wash my hair is a question we hear more than you may think and is actually a very important question to keep your hair healthy. Some people wash everyday, some a few times a week. There’s even a myth floating around that NOT washing you hair is a good thing. FYI, that’s nonsense!! Oil builds up and pollution and dirt collect in the oil created by the oil glands in your scalp making your hair dirty and smelly! Plus your scalp needs oxygen and your hair follicles like to be clean of dirt, debris and sebum. Here’s a few tips to help.

For women a good rules is 2-4 times a week depending on you hair type and activity level. If you a avid runner who sweats a lot then more than a person who has less physical activity in their normal schedule. But as important is… 

When I wash my hair, how many times should I wash my hair? This is very important because the first wash is to remove the majority of the dirt and oil produced by your glands and the second or third wash preps your hair to accept your styling products. If your hair isn’t clean then you may have problems styling your hair and tend to OVER use hair styling products. This can be wasteful and frustrating.

Men typically wash their hair when they shower so that can be everyday. People who wash everyday can have different issues such as dry scalp or hair. People who don’t wash on a regular basis can have issues such as oily hair and scalp, dry flaky scalp and combination hair such as itchy scalp and oily hair and other much worse issues such as thinning hair and hair loss.


When choosing a shampoo ask your self a few questions.

Do I color my hair? What type of hair do I have? Curly, Wavy, Straight, Course, Fine, Etc. Ask your stylist to recommend a shampoo or conditioner and ask them to use them on you next time you get a haircut or color/highlight. This is the best way to experience how the products will react to your hair type and actual hair type. Men, that means you too! You may not color your hair but you may wash frequently and experience your own scalp issues. Ask your stylist for a recommendation. Our Stylist at Bowie Salon and Spa are trained to be your advocate so this should be a normal occurrence without the obligation to buy. We know you are smart and savvy so we understand, trust is everything!

One of the most popular shampoo’s we sell is Urban Moisture Shampoo by Shu Uemura. It’s great for adding and keeping hair feeling healthy and looking fantastic!


Shu Uemura – Urban Moisture Shampoo 

Normal to Dry Hair

Shampoo for dry hair that adds intense nourishment and hydration without weighing down strands. Dry hair is cleansed and purified as well as protected against future dryness through rare ingredients that remove pollutants and stimulate cell regeneration.

1. Apply a quarter-size amount of the shampoo to wet hair.
2. Massage into scalp using fingers and palms.
3. Rinse thoroughly.
*For oilier scalps, repeat steps 1-3.

HAIR TYPE: For Dry Hair

If you have a question please call, text 206-568-3300 or email us:

info @ bowiesalonandspa .com

You can find all our products on our online store www.shopBowiesalonandspa.com

Textured bob


Are you looking for a new look that is sexy and fresh but not too drastic? The Textured bob is a variation to the bob or lob thats beautiful and can be worn by many hair types. It can also be styled differently to create other variations. You will need a curling iron to create the curl and separation.

Book a consultation today by calling or texting us at 205-568-3300 or book online.


Ombre, Sombre or Balayage or Foilayage Highlights

Combination of Foilayage and Balayage Highlights

Combination of Foilayage and Balayage Highlights

Ombre and Sombre highlights have been popular and for good reason, they’re pretty and are low maintenance compared to color that is placed at the root. If you looking for a beautiful, naturally looking highlight then one of these techniques are a good solution for you. Today we will learn some of differences between the techniques used to achieve this looks.

Let’s get into Foilayage vs. Balayage


For the client who has darker hair it’s the exact same placement as balayage just using foil. We need to use foil on darker hair to ensure we can get your desired level of lift. Also ensuring you’re not left with “brassy” highlights.


Balayage works best with medium blondes and lighter. Lifting more than two levels can damage hair and make it feel dry and fragile. Levels are measured 1-10, if you’re a natural level 6 (light brown) and you want to be a level 10 (pale blonde) your stylist may suggest we do this in more than one visit to ensure your hair stays looking healthy.

Foils: Partial Foil and Full Foil

Most clients are fearful of foil because in the past they feel it isn’t look natural, sun kissed.Foils, when done the way they were intended to look, look natural with lots of natural dimension. Meaning, you should not have to “Low Light” because you are using you natural color as a back drop for you highlights.

Next step:

If you’re considering this look the first place to start in booking a consultation to find out what’s best for your hair. Stacie Bowie and the staff at Bowie salon are specialists in this beautiful and trendy look à la Rachel Bilson, Jessica Biel or Gisele Bündchen. We train our Hair Color Experts extensively to guarantee they take the utmost care to keep your hair looking healthy and naturally beautiful.

Our recommendation: Consultation first so we can create a realistic hair color Goal and Path. A more blended and brighter hair color that enhances your features for a more natural look is a beautiful look that Jessica Biel represents very well. But that may or may not be what you’re looking for. Healthy looking hair makes you look more youthful so taking a little more time to get the saturation in you hair color may be YOUR best path to achieving you hair color goal. Over-processing to hurry the hair color process leads to frizzy, damaged and unhealthy looking hair. In a previous post we talk about this (here)


Call or text to book an appointment 206-568-3300 or book online

New Color Wow: Root Touch Up

Need a few more days in-between colors? ColorWow root touch up; a pigmented powder that includes a brush for easy application!

Color Wow: Root Touch Up

How it works…
-Apply to dry hair
-Load up the small end of brush with powder
-Pull hair flat against head
-Press brush into roots using a dabbing motion
-Let sit for a minute and dust off excess powder


Hair Color Tips and Myths

Banner Ad Bowie 6in


Helpful Tips

We appreciate you and want to help you keep your hair and skin looking healthy and beautiful. Here’s a few things you may not know.


1. Coloring your hair?

Day of: Come in for your appointment with clean hair, or washed yesterday hair. Clean hair takes color and lifts better. The myth that dirty hair is helps is not true.

Wash Twice maybe three times!

  • Tip: We recommend you wash 2-3 times a week depending on you lifestyle and hair. Also, when you wash, wash your hair 2-3 times. The first time removes the majority of the oil and pollution that our hair collects in our daily lives and the second and third wash, if necessary, cleans and prepares your hair for styling or coloring. You’ll notice you will need less and less shampoo the cleaner you hair gets.

    Benefit: Your hair will feel great, style easier and keep it looking healthy and vibrant and except color better and cover gray better.

    Tip: Ask your stylist to use and recommend a shampoo and conditioner that is right for your hair type and condition. This will help you understand the benefits of the products and can help you reach your desired look.


Hair Color Goal: Having a realistic goal helps you be happier with you hair color. Talk with your stylist about what a realistic expectation looks like. We train our stylist to listen to your needs so you input and clarity helps immensely!

2. Parking, as a convenience we have off street parking available in the Republic parking lot on Belmont Ave next to the salon. Just park in one of our reserved customer parking spots and sign in at the desk. It’s only $3 or max $6 and unlike street parking, no parking tickets for going over the time limit.

3. Facials for as low as $25 – $65 from Repechage Skin Care! A good skin routine will help your skin to remain looking youthful and smoother and repair fine lines and wrinkles. Ask for a skin diagnosis next time you’re in, it’s complimentary.

4. Shop Online Free Shipping of $85

Running out of you favorite shampoo or conditioner? We have all our haircare products from SHU UEMURA and Kerastase or Rene Furterer and skincare
available at our online store Free Shipping of $85

Bowie Shop _Banner


LoB Haircut

Lob 8x8collage
LOB (Long Bob) has been popular for a few years now but for good reason. It’s pretty and easy to manage. It also looks good on a lot of people with different hair types and color. It’s can be styled curly or worn more straight too. If you’ve thought a different look consider LOB come in for a consultation.

Good for: Normal hair, Fine hair, Thick hair, Wavy hair

Not so Good for: Tight Curly or Frizzy Hair

Styling your LOB: Use a 1 1/4” inch Curling Iron to create loose texture beach waves. Finish with Rene Furterer Texture Spray and to add volume you can use Shu Uemura Ample Angora  Both of these products can be found in the salon or on our Online store www.shopbowiesalonandspa.com.

When looking for a cut for yourself here’s a few tips to help pick the right look for you.

1. If you not considering changing your hair color, look for a picture of the cut you like on a person with the same hair color and texture. Haircuts look different on Blondes than they do on Brunettes for example.

2. Consider your lifestyle and how much time you have to style it every morning. Precision cuts like a short Bob take more time to style. One of reasons why the LOB has been so popular for so long.

3. Our Stylist’ have professional tools and products to style your new hairstyle. It’s nearly impossible to recreate your new style at home without the products they used. Consider purchasing at least the most important styling products.

2. Face shape is an important factor. The right haircut can compliment and enhance your natural features.

Want a variation look at a Textured bob. A little shorter and curled to create more waves and texture. 

The best place to start is coming in for a consultation. We listen and take the time to go over every aspect of choosing the right style for you.  Book Online or call/text 206-568-3300

Bowie Shop _Banner

Contact Bowie Salon & Spa

Bowie salon and spa is located at 1507 Belmont Avenue in the Pike-Pine corridor of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, just a few minutes walk from downtown.