Remember that very first episode of Gossip Girl? Serena Vanderwoodsen was back, the ultimate Upper East-Sider had just gotten up and left, only to return with a high end reputation but still had to re-establish herself and who she was. In a lot of ways, she was the new girl on the block, having to relocate, re-brand, and reevaluate her life and who she wanted to be.
Here at Obadiah Salon, we seem to be experiencing a few of the very same things.
Having dug our roots deep in Bellevue, for the last 20 years Obadiah Salon (OB) has reigned as one of the top high end salons on the East Side. We extended our branches to Kirkland and embraced the city-beach side lifestyle for the last 4 years, falling in love with our Kirkland clients and their families, just as we had with Bellevue’s. Opening up a new salon meant a bigger family too, gaining another incredible team, delivering more of the highest quality hair cutting and styling within the Greater Seattle Area.
But just as Serena needed a vacation from the big city life, we did too; and turns out we liked it so much, we stayed. For good.
This past June (2018) Obadiah traveled out to Lake Chelan, in need of vacation home that would last, and ultimately, deliver the highest quality salon experience for all of your vacation and wedding event needs. Humidity and windy days are no match when you bring Oribe or Bumble & bumble. into the mixture, and therefore Obadiah Chelan has opened its doors in the cutest brick house setting you could possibly imagine.
“This salon is more than a salon, its a family, and every person we bring in here is another addition to this family and our home,”- Michelle (Owner). Traveling to Chelan any time soon? Book your appointment with one of our incredible stylists here.
But that isn’t the only introduction we’ve been needing to make: Every year we take on a team of apprentices fresh out of cosmetology school that are looking to take their career to the next level. Bringing them into the salon, we are allowing them to work side by side with our Masters, while gaining top notch experience so they can go into the industry with confidence and charisma. This January, Lena is our latest graduate and now a full time commission stylist upstairs at our Bellevue salon! I sat down with Lena in between clients to get some insight on her story, check out our full interview here!
And FINALLY, last, but most certainly not least – we are welcoming Kayla Wiley to our Kirkland salon. This Lash Queen is originally from the Obadiah family, as she began her career at our front desk over 9 years ago. A young college entrepreneur, Kayla fell in love with the esthetician process, watching closely over the masters we had at the time.
“I was going to college but nothing sparked me as something I was really passionate about, so I decided to get into the workforce and just see what would call for me. And turns out, Obadiah already had me in mind!”
After receiving her Master Esthetician License and receiving certification as an Xtreme Lash Specialist, Kayla went off on her own for 2 years, until she realized, “It’s kind of lonely, I missed being around people, I missed the feeling of being a part of a greater community.”
It was time to come home, and living in Kirkland, Obadiah Kirkland’s salon only made the most sense.
And with that, we are happy to announce that starting February 12th, Kayla will be ready to welcome you into our family and deliver the highest quality set of lashes in both Mega Volume Lash Extensions and Classic Faux Mink Lash Extensions.
Book your appointment now in Kirkland at 425-646-3666 or check out her portfolio on Instagram @bellevuelashandspa