“Come as You Are”
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The title of this mission statement is timely, nostalgic and straight to the point. Shaun enrolled in beauty school in the Pacific Northwest the year Nirvana released the track Come as You Are. In the twenty-five years since Shaun has sought to create a liberating environment for women to feel free to express themselves fully and without restraint. The Pacific Northwest’s progressive political bent made Shaun acutely aware of the pitfalls of ageism, sizeism, racism–problems that still plague the beauty industry today. Armed with that knowledge, he co-created Seagull Hair Salon with Johanna Fateman.
Shaun seeks to help facilitate women’s agency over their own presentation in youth-centric beauty culture. These endeavors include working with but not specifically embracing OR covering up greying hair. His mission is to grow together as stylist and client, person to person, human to human. He emphasizes compassion for where you are in the moment, offers insight when possible and values empathy in his relationships with clients. If this sounds like it’s up your alley, Shaun is probably a good choice for you.
Sometimes a little outspoken, never apologetic but always game to listen to new perspectives and shift his own, Shaun is a stylist for mature women who know what they want or are open to experimentation. You’ll dig this scene. And always, come as you are.
“Suppose you entered a motion-picture theatre just as the feature picture came to its end. All that you saw of the picture was the happy ending. Because you wanted to see the entire story, you waited for it to unfold again. With the anti-climactic sequence, the hero is displayed as accused, surrounded by false evidence, and all that goes to wring tears from the audience. But, you, secure in the knowledge of the ending, remain calm with the understanding that, regardless of the seeming direction of the picture, the end has already been defined.
In like manner, go to the end of that which you seek; witness the happy end of it by consciously feeling you express and possess that which you desire to express and possess; and you, through faith, already understanding the end, will have confidence born of this knowledge.
This knowledge will sustain you through the necessary interval of time that it takes the picture to unfold.”