Award Winning Emerson Salon

Nov 20, 2019 was a momentous day for Emerson Salon! Co-Owners Lancer Forney-McMahon and D'Arcy Harrison attended the Association of Washington Business' EVENING OF EXCELLENCE blacktie/formal event at Benaroya Hall. (Now in 2021 D'Arcy is full owner.)


Emerson Salon was nominated and became a finalist for the prestigious WASHINGTON ADVANCE Award. They are officially the winner of the WASHINGTON ADVANCE AWARD FOR ESXCELLENCE: "Recognizing a business who has had a significant impact in their sector, contributing to the advancement of their community and/or statewide economy."


We make a significant impact on our local economy by providing a safe space for LGBTQIA+ as well as D'Arcy worked diligently with thousands of other cosmetologists to battle back around 8 state bills that would have harmed small business cosmetology in 2019.



We are so honored to be nominated and win this accolade! Running a small business is hard work and sometimes feels discouraging so we are humbled by this celebration of our ongoing work in our field.


Special Thanks Goes to:

AWB and Bob Battles (General Counsel), Ventures Non-Profit, Beto Yarce, Jennifer Crandall, Jennifer Hughes, Matt Buchan, Jeff Holm, Guy Garrison, Natasha Harrison, Bob Skogman, Bob Haig, Marcus Whitener, and Steve Showalter.