Oh, hi friends! We're looking forward to catching up with you next time you're in salon, but just so you're pressed for the freshest at Coven, here's what we've been up to.
Jenny Slay has been busy planning Coven's next fundraiser, which is helping out our buddies with fur for hair at the Seattle Animal Shelter. The main event will be going down on Sunday, August 21st and if you'd like to participate, you can schedule an appointment via our online booking system or by shooting us an email . You could also purchase a raffle ticket for one of the many luxurious gift baskets that we've been assembling that include things like Bumble & bumble products, Aveda products (from our friends next door @ Glam and Tonics!), a $100 Whole Foods giftcard, and more. Seattle Animal Shelter has put together an official list of donations (listed below) which we would be glad to accept on their behalf the next time you're in getting your wig split and you're so inclined.
The pets of the Seattle Animal Shelter are currently in need of:
- Canned Dog Food (13-oz. or 12-oz. cans
- Dry Dog Food
- Dry Cat Food
- Canned Cat Food (5.5-oz. cans, 3-oz. cans, holistic varieties are appreciated but not necessary. Examples: Avoderm, TikiCat, Weruva, Fussie Cat, etc.)
- Dog and Cat Treats
- Dog and Cat Toys
- Flea Meds for both cats and dogs – SAS is only able to accept Frontline®, Advantage®, Revolution®, Comfortis® and Trifexis® – NO HARTZ or similar products to HARTZ, please).
FYI, the "MaxMobile" will be at Coven Salon live and in person on THE DAY OF THE EVENT so you should definitely swing by even if you're not getting your hair cut on 8/21. You might need a new pet!
Happy PRIDE, everyone! We're an all inclusive space here at Coven and we like to give back when we can. Emily is stopping in to give some haircuts to the residents at ISIS House (YouthCare Seattle's LGBT branch) and they are also in need of donations if it crosses your mind and you're coming in to see us before 7/15.
The residents are currently in need of:
- Soap // Bodywash
- Shampoo + Conditioner
- Menstrual Pads (specifically)
- Toothpaste // Toothbrushes // Floss
Have you seen the latest artwork up at Coven? Rad, colorful quilts are up on our walls just in time for PRIDE. Special thanks to Gina, who crafted the mobiles that adorned our walls this spring, for being Coven's curator and getting such beautiful textiles. P.S., one of Gina's installations snagged a permanent spot above Coven's door.
The quilts are were crafted by the insanely talented Susie Phillipsen, who takes cues from landscapes and modern paintings as inspiration for them. Her process is interesting for one who makes quilts, as it's a bit more freestyle, less pre-patterned. Susie comes from a long line of quilters, so come check them out and get yourself one!
We said in our last newsletter that we were going to be redecorating and Solstice seems to have let the vibes loose because things are starting to look sharp at Coven. Alexis has been putting her heart and soul into our beloved space which you will see coming together as the year continues. Our newest installation is a literal living wall that A-Rob built her very self. You could even take a selfie in front of it as part of our #sendusyourselfie series.
We recently wrapped up our Summer Solstice Photo Shoot and our own friends and clients were our inspiration and models and we can't wait to unveil the photos! Stay Tuned.
Summer has also brought on a bit of change at the Coven and with it we say goodbye to two of our very own as they embark on their next adventures. Aylah is off to North Carolina to continue and evolve her craft on the other coast. If you're ever in Chapel Hill, look her up! Our first hairdresser that the trio ever hired, Drew, is off to the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin to attend a sought after graduate writing program at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. We are so thrilled for our friends and though we will definitely miss them and their mad hair skills, we wish them all the very best in their next chapters.
In the meantime, hang tight! We're working on filling a chair or two (and patch the little hole that Drew and Aylah left in our hearts!) and get some more hairdressers in the Coven. Like magic, soon we'll have some new faces who are ready, willing and able to wrangle your hair.
Have you had your hair styled with any of Bumble's Surf products yet? We're particularly partial to the Surf Foam Blow Dry for all KINDS of styling (outside of blow outs, duh) but there's a whole mess of beach-sea salt-texture enhancing product we can try out when you're in.