Kirkland Ave is quite the hot-bed of activity lately! Lifelong locals Paul (photo) and Nancy Griff recently opened their own salon studio concept, Mosaic Independent Salons, after lots of research and careful planning. Despite Paul's background in tech start-ups, he realized the beauty industry is in need of a make-over. Mosaic Independent Salons isn't your everyday salon. It is a sharp new space with 25 self-contained 1-2 chair salons that are independently owned and operated. This allows stylists to have their own business without having to start or buy a full-scale salon themselves, or rent a chair in a salon where there's a boss and maybe a little co-worker drama.
The salon studio concept is really popular in other parts of the country and is starting to gain traction here. Mosaic provides studios that are between 100-200 square feet which are fully equipped with everything a stylist would need. For roughly $275/wk in rent (which includes use of washer/dryer), a stylist can choose their paint color and the name for their door and be ready to work. Totally customized and turn-key. Expect to see more of these popping up around the Northwest, after the Kirkland prototype is in full swing. The goal is to create a positive environment for the stylist so they can focus on their clients. 425-922-2815. ~j