Welcome to HUM

I’m Scott Tomlinson, and I opened HUM hair design to provide a space that is ideal for the creation of the highest level of technical work, and to promote a relaxing atmosphere for my clients.

The focus at HUM is solely on the most important aspect of hairdressing, the haircut.  It’s the only service you’ll find on the menu.

A well designed and executed haircut is absolutely essential to create the potential for an amazing hairstyle. It is the cornerstone on which everything in hairdressing sits.

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I love cutting hair. It’s what I got into this business to do, and I want to be the best I can be at it.

Hair is probably the most interesting, most versatile and deeply personal medium an artist can work with.

 It’s endlessly fascinating.

I have reached a point in my career where I am comfortable with any hair type and can approach it with confidence.

I particularly love doing short haircuts, as you can see if you visit my Instagram profile, which is devoted to the documentation of those I have done.

Short haircuts display their architecture more graphically, and I can interact with the facial features and bone structure of my clients to really do something impactful.

Bobs and pixies obsession aside, I can cut and thoroughly enjoy cutting all shapes, lengths and textures, and you can sit in my chair with confidence.

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I have been licensed since 2005. I completed my apprenticeship with master Antonio Santiago at Salon Santiago in Ft. Lauderdale,  where I worked for four years. I moved to Seattle and worked at the Seattle institution VAIN, for 9 years before opening HUM. I have received continuing education from the best hairstylists in the world, training with educators from Toni&Guy, Bumble and bumble, Vidal Sassoon, ZGAT and many others, receiving numerous certifications. A self professed hair nerd, I am constantly seeking out new learning experiences to further my knowledge in the realm of haircutting. If I take time off from the salon, I’m most likely taking a class or teaching one.

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 I offer free consultations, just to chat. Maybe you have a very specific vision for your hair and want to know if it will work for you. Maybe you don’t have a vision at all and need some ideas. ***Covid-19 update: Consulations will be conducted via video conferencing. Please text or email to schedule.***