Swoop Salon

An intimate Seattle salon located near University Village. Great urban feel without going downtown

Swoop is a boutique Salon located along the beautiful Burke-Gilman trail and near University Village, one of Seattle's top shopping destinations. Swoop salon prides itself on having the comfort and the intimacy of a neighborhood salon but with the urban appeal of a downtown salon.

Our Salon offers experts in the field with many years of experience and education. Our experts each have distinctive backgrounds that qualifies us to bring out the best in each client. We want to give each client a look that is current and exclusive to the individual.
Swoop currently offers expert services in hair-cutting, color - including foils and balayage, thermal and Japanese relaxers/smoothers, extensions, customized and express facials, and the full spectrum of waxing. Swoop Salon has recently added Lash extensions and luxurious nails services!

Professional products for services and retail:

SWOOP: Swoop's own product line - made with our clients in mind.
SOJOURN: An exclusive product by the notable Elan Sasoon (Swoop was the 1st Salon in Seattle to get this new hot line)
FRAMESI: Select styling products from this top Italian line.
BAMBOO: Alterna has pioneered luxury haircare. Clinically-proven, salon-tested results & natural, good-for-you ingredients. That's why our products are: Pure. Proven. Professional.

Somme Institute for Skincare
Emerald Skincare

Armour: Four Hour Lip Gloss
Each stylist used their chosen color line:

Swoop Salon Stylist:

Kim Fuchs
Owner of Swoop Salon

Experience: Kim Fuchs has been in the business for over thirty years. Kim has extensive training in advanced hair-cutting Her advance training began at The Gene Juarez Salons where she worked for thirteen years. While working at this company, Kim taught advanced hair-cutting and was the design leader of her Salon. Kim fronted a continuing education program at her salon and continued teaching in the program. During this time Kim learned the teachings and philosophy's behind the French hair-cutting techniques from the best teachers in the business; she became proficient enough to teach it for not only Gene Juarez, but other companies as well.

Kim lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota for four years attending the University of Minnesota where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology and social work. While attending College, Kim also worked for the Horst Salons. Horst was the founder of Aveda. During this period, Kim continued with her advanced training in hair-cutting along with learning hair color techniques.

After Kim graduated from College, she moved back to Seattle where she continued in the hair industry. During this time Kim learned how to do hair extensions from an internationally known teacher based in L.A. and in Amsterdam. Kim worked for The Cristy Carner Salon in Fremont as a sole-proprietor before she found her perfect location for her own salon – Swoop!

Kim believes that hair should be fun, not scary or intimidating. Hair not only changes with the fashion seasons, it is something that can change daily depending on the individual's mood, clothing, and even the weather. Kim takes a natural approach to hair; it is not enough to keep clients current with styles that enhance their features, but their hair also needs to be manageable enough to go with daily changes. Kim teaches her clients to embrace their hair, and then play with it!

Karstin Campbell
Specializing in Hair-cutting

24 years experience of hair design that begins with extensive advance training and apprenticed directly with Gene Juarez. She taught advanced hair-cutting techniques through The Gene Juarez Advanced Training Center. Karstin then partnered with other talented coworkers to form the popular downtown Salon Virtu. After almost ten years, Karstin has made her move to Swoop salon to continue working in a highly skilled environment.

Karstin's philosophy is to listen to her clients expectations and then make recommendations based on her experience. She encourages her clients to stay current with their hair and play up on their best attributes; yet she always considers their time commitment and comfort level.

Jeff Cunningham

Jeff has been a colorist in Seattle for more than 13 years, many of Jeff's accomplishments have involved him as a salon leader, a creative team member, and an educator. currently Jeff is a color educator for L’Oreal Professional. Jeff's many talents and specialties include Balayage and retexturizing.

Kaylene Higbee
Cut and color Specialist with over 10 years of experience.

Kristina Ragde
Color Specialist with a over a decade of hair color expertise and Advanced Training from Gene Juarez Salons.

Kate Gardner
Over 10 years with advanced training from Gene Juarez Salons specializing in Hair cuts.

Tiffany Schleder

Tiffany has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years. She has been written up in Allure Magazine for best brow waxing in Seattle.
She specializes in stylized brow and face waxing, full body waxing that makes even the most modest feel at ease, and luxurious customized spa facials.
Tiffany is truly passionate about making each client look and feel amazing.

Lizzy Gowan
Lash Extensions/Nails

Lizzy started at Swoop Salon 4+ years ago while she was finishing college and beauty school. After getting her degrees, Lizzy found her passion in lash extensions. She has studied under the NovaLash Brand along with training under one of Seattle’s best lash extension Guru’s. With her calm personality and gentle touch, Lizzy has the patience to expertly put each individual lash on with great skill. Lizzy also loves the creative part of lashes where a person can have beautiful natural lashes to bold and colorful.... specialized to each individual!

Lizzy's passion also extends to nails where she takes the artistry and detail of her lash skills to the polishing, buffing, and hydrating, your fingers and toes!

More updated pictures to come!

[05/12/15]   Well hellooooo! Good news! We are welcoming Master Esthetician Michelle Krank! Check out her bio and services at swoopsalon.com.

[12/17/14]   Facials are back at swoop. See Jenn for a 75 min LUXE facial for $110 or a 45 min QUICKIE for $70 Book now and receive an additional 20% off and 10% off every prebooked facial after.

[12/10/14]   Happy Holidays from the Swoop Salon family.

[11/06/13]   We now have a new website address and online booking! we are now swoopsalon.com


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2901 NE Blakeley St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 6:30pm
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