The first blow dry bar on the US West Coast, Swink Style Bar opened in 2009 and specializes in fabulousness for your hair and face. We get the pace of life today, offering blow-outs, lash extensions, waxing, makeup, and other affordable services that help you look your best.
Natalie Angelillo, Founder &Co-Owner
Natalie is a startup pro who knows a thing or two about great visuals and style. She has helped launched several successful companies; and started businesses that she wants to exist! (rumor has it she started Swink just so she could get her hair done every morning while she catches up on email) Natalie started her career at Getty Images and PhotoDisc where she helped reinvent the stock photo biz. She also created SwopBoard which was founded to offer a new model for school fundraising. As a mentor and consultant, Natalie enjoys working with other entrepreneurs to help them get their ideas from napkin to launch. She is also a veteran storyteller and works with entrepreneurs as a business strategy mentor and pitch coach. She has worked in industries ranging from toys to cycling where she shaped growth and development strategies, plotted new markets, and secured key venture capital. She sits on the Board of Directors for ZGirls and is an advisor to startups she is incredibly proud of like Stylyze. She is also a passionate supporter of the arts and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle’s premier contemporary art museum.
Jacquie Byrne, CEO and Co-Owner
Jacquie is known around here as the Get-it-Done Queen. This entrepreneur and customer service diva got her start with two companies that know great service and a memorable experience: Nordstrom and Starbucks. From there she took her managerial prowess to a premium coffee company on the East Coast, where she grew profits with her strategic moves and by building the right team. As CEO, Jacquie is responsible for all aspects of the day to day operations of Swink's busy multiple locations. She is the mastermind behind our renowned training programs for hair and lashes and is constantly innovating our operations to create the ultimate customer experience. Jacquie also mentors and motivates our staff, working closely with each person to help them realize their true potential both at Swink and beyond. She is an active volunteer with grassroots organizations in the community.
Swink is powered by a passionate and talented group of individuals who's passion for bringing out your inner beauty is unparalleled in the industry. The women and men who work at Swink, do so because they have a passion and talent for transformative styling. Outside of Swink, many are incredibly talented cut and colorists, hair extension experts and most have done hair and makeup styling for print, and film photoshoots as well as fashion show work.
Follow the Swink Blog where we will feature them and their product and style recommendations on a regular basis!
......and Blossom our mascot!
Blossom is Natalie's 5 year old French Bulldog. She has been a Swink regular since her puppy days. She volunteers daily, working with anyone who needs a smile. She does occasional "modeling" gigs for friends with shops in University Village and is currently working on her 2016 calendar "photos with friends in uniform." Follow blossom on instagram and twitter. @blossomfrenchie
(no, those are not her real lashes:-)