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Details of the New Issaquah Highland Store


We have had a lot inquiries about our new Issaquah Highland store: where we are at in the build out, what it’s going to look like, how big it’s going to be, when are we going to open and what store are around us?

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My original inspiration for this journal entry was to share practical strategies to enroll in beauty school. After hearing Allie’s story I knew her story needed to be shared from beginning to end. She has an inspiration and passion for this industry, coupled with the normal fears of taking the plunged into a new career. Her story will for sure leave you with goosebumps and hopefully encourage anyone to follow their dreams. Passion will never die. We hope that her journey in the hair industry starts and ends with Sorella Salon because she epitomizes our brand, pretty and hard-working. Congratulations Ashley, we are your #1 fans. -Jacquelynn Woodward


By Ashley “Allie” Young

I'll Never Be A Beauty School Dropout

When your parents asked you what you wanted to be when you “grow-up” I bet your answer was something extravagant and typically unrealistic. A doctor, a lawyer, astronauts & ballerina’s are all perfectly acceptable professions. I always had an answer like that, a lawyer most of my life, until I grew old enough to understand what ‘tuition’ meant. When my dreams of arguing for a living became real life, and I was nowhere near able to pursue that type of education, I turned to medicine. I never wanted to be a doctor or surgeon, I always knew those people were old and blood and guts were not as glamorous as I’d intended to be. Nursing became a real life option, a few years in community college taking math and science classes and then I’d obviously be immediately accepted into the nursing school of my choice.

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1. ANYTHING LEATHER. A jacket, skirt or pants. Anything leather makes a serious statement.
2. OXFORD SHOES. All the rave. Classy and trendy. We especially love Oxford heels.
3. GLASSING, HALO, GLOSS. Dull summer hair is not okay. Easiest way for high shine is a 30-minute in-salon gloss treatment!
4. FROST MAKE-UP. Who doesn’t want to look like Barbie with frosty blue eyeshadow? Well, maybe not that intense but watch this trend pop up everywhere!
5. ANIMAL PRINT. Colored. Blue, pink, zebra, leopard print, oh so hot!

Sorella Salon Exclusive: Halo Shine

We are proud to announce a brand new colorizing gloss service exclusive to Sorella Salon & Spa!

HALO SHINE restores hair and infuses long lasting shine for soft, healthy, extraordinary strands. This treatment contains no harsh, damaging chemicals and is great for all hair types.

Don’t wait to give your hair what it deserves. Call to book your appointment at any Sorella location!


Kirkland  425.827.3000, Redmond  425.898.8003, Issaquah  425.392.9299


Vidal Sassoon Passes Away at Age 84

The industry mourns the loss of a hairstyling legend with the passing of Vidal Sassoon. He recently lost his 4 year battle with Leukemia at the age of 84.

Vidal left behind a legacy full of passion, innovation and revolution in the world of hair styling. He forever changed the industry by creating new shapes and styles to “wash and wear” such as the bob. He also created Vidal Sassoon Academies to teach aspiring stylists how to create the right cut based on a guest’s bone structure.

Vidal Sassoon’s mantra stated, “To sculpt a head of hair with scissors is an art form. It’s in pursuit of art.” He was a true visionary and will be greatly missed. See what some of our stylists had to say about his death. Read more

January Snow Storm

Fresh snow continues to fall as many people are without power, including our Sorella location in Issaquah.

There is no telling when the storm will let up, but until then I hope you’re making the most of it by building snowmen, playing board games, and enjoying time with family and friends.

I have to admit that part of my activities for the day include rockin’ some crazy hat hair. Anyone else with me?

Stay safe and warm, everyone! We appreciate your patience and understanding and will continue to keep you posted on when our salons will be opening. Your appointments will not go ignored!

425 Magazine’s New Fall Issue

Fall fashion has arrived!

The new Fall issue of the Eastside’s 425 Magazine is out and absolutely stunning thanks to hair by Jacquelynn & Jamie and makeup by Peggy for Sorella Salon.

Check out this behind the scenes video of the 425 Magazine shoot to get inspired for the up and coming season!