Senior Salons - Salons for upscale senior Communities

Womens Business Exchange  Feb. 2011 Keynote Speaker  Barbara Bollinger  Senior Salons/ "Believing It" with Barbara


SBA Nomination 2006

Puget Sound Business Journal - November 2017

Puget Sound Business Journal - March 2017
Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Washington State

Ranked #22

Puget Sound Business Journal - Sept 2015

Best Women-Owned Companies Ranked by Employees statewide

Seattle Woman Magazine  October 2010  (page 12)


Peha Promotions & Seattle Magazine September 2010


Bothell Kenmore Reporter  by Tom Corrigan  August 2010


WBO Woman Business owner of the Year Award  August 2010

Assisted Living News  September 2010


Article and Video in the Seattle Times by  Kaitlin Strohschein  October 2009



Article in the Washington Small Business Administrations Newsletter

By Linda Keones  September 2007


Seattle Times Article by Carol Tice    September 2006

 Northshore Senior Center / Fall 2005 Article




Senior Salons has been featured in all 3 of the Chateau communities since 2001.  We appreciate the service and flexibility they provide to our residents right here in their own home. We value the long standing partnership we have with Barbara and her Team.

Angel Averman

Senior VP of Business Strategy and Finance

Carmen Tieu

Lifestyle & Resident Services Director, Skyline

Senior Salons is wonderful to work with.  They turned a previously difficult situation with low resident interest into a viable in-house salon that is now highly recommended by residents.  Cody is a true joy to have here, and residents love her.  We are so glad we partnered with Senior Salons!

B. Pendelton

Vice President Senior Living - Crista Ministries

"Thank you for joining us back in 2010, the transition of going from us employing salon workers, to you hiring them under your umbrella was very successful.

It was a good move for us and we are glad we made that change."

Barbara Nopen
Regional Director of Operations     Merrill Gardens
I have worked with Barbara and her team in several communities.  She was a key member of our team as we opened 3 communities in the Seattle area.  Her willingness to partner in marketing and move in incentives has contributed to our lease up efforts in all 3. With everything a manager needs to worry about in opening and operating a senior living community, it's a relief to know that Barbara is  completely taking care of the salon! In the years that I've worked with Barbara, she has always ensured that the salons were staffed with professional and senior-friendly stylists! The salon services are an important part of the lifestyle we offer our residents!   

Michael Schaedig
COO Chateau Retirement

………….Barbara was chosen because she had a service model that no single beautician could match. Her team has operated the salon with enthusiasm, energy and professionalism. Barbara has a wonderfully honest and open relationship with the management and her opinion is much valued……….We are lucky to have her and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone looking to make a marked improvement to their community.

Diane Umayam

General Manager Madison House

………..She has operated the salon under my administration since January 2004.  Barbara is a skilled and talented cosmetologist who has proven herself to be a very capable salon owner and manager.  Her responsibilities are to manage and staff a professional Salon that provides all of the typical hair styling, barbering nails and related services to our residents, employees, and outside clientele.     Barbara is particularly sensitive and responsive to the needs and preferences of our resident population of frail elderly seniors.  I have been pleased with her ability to develop positive relationships with residents and their families, as well as the staff of Madison House. 


Derrick Skinner

Executive Director Aegis Living

Barbara Bollinger is the owner of our salon at Aegis Lodge at Totem Lake.  She has been a valued vendor with Aegis since 1999.  She and her staff are respectful and patient with our residents and show their commitment to them daily.  Barbara on many occasions has gone out of her way to come in and help with accommodating our residents. One instance in particular, one of our residents was attending a last minute wedding and Barbara was called in from Eastern Washington to help with getting the resident beautiful for the special day.  Barbara and her staff have been flexible and extremely helpful in making our residents happy. On behalf of the residents, families and staff  of Aegis Lodge at Totem Lake we are happy to have Barbara and her staff as one of our premier vendors at Aegis Lodge at Totem Lake.


Cecile Green

Resident Spring Hill Assisted Living

I have known Barbara and her hairdresser's since I moved into Northshore House 1999.  She has changed her schedule to accommodate myself and other residents many times as our Doctor appointments and bus trips have come up.  She is always happy and caring and I know we all appreciate that about her salon.

Elizabeth A. Cole

Director of Marketing / Heritage Lodge

In regards to Barbara Bollinger, what can I say….she and her staff are simply amazing!  I have worked with her for several months now and have found her to be both talented (my residents look FANTASTIC) and she is very personable.  She always comes up and says hello to my tours.  I don't think I have ever seen her without a smile or a hug to share.  I think our ladies see her not because they have to but because they want to.

Jeanette Garner

General Manager Northshore House

During the time I have worked with Barbara and her staff, I have never once had to deal with any salon situation.  Her well trained staff, is efficient, competent, and honest in their dealings with our residents.  Barbara has been very helpful with marketing, often helping with tours, and planning community functions.  Her salon stays busy serving most every resident as well as our neighbors in the community of Kenmore.  The comments I receive from family members are always appreciative in regards to her punchcard/billing system.  She has great communication with our family members.


Inky Merlino

Customer and friend over 20 years

I have been a satisfied client of Barbara Bollinger for 18+ years.  During that time I have found her to be a trustworthy, honest and diligent worker.  I can recommend her highly for whatever endeavors are in her plans.


Sue Donavan

Director of Community Relations at Sunrise Senior Living / Brighton Gardens

I have known and worked with Barbara Bollinger for close to five years now through her salons in the senior industry.  The salon that was in place upon my arrival to Brighton Gardens was not satisfying the needs of our residents. When my Executive Director at the time agreed that we needed a better fit, I knew exactly who to recommend!  Within one week, Barbara and her team were in and organized.  Barbara's professionalism and personal touch assured our residents that they were in good and experienced hands.  The result has been a consistent, caring and creative salon experience for both our female and male residents.

Nancy Kenagy
Family member Chateau Bothell Landing / Northshore House
Dear Barbara,  I wanted to thank you for having the ladies of Northshore House over to your home for tea. Mother had such a nice time on the outing and it was so gracious of you. …………it is very reassuring to me and my family to know that Mother is well cared for having her hair done every week.  It is a highlight in her day!!! 

Barbara Fruhling Owner, The Sequoias Senior Apts. 
Barbara Bollinger was instrumental in creating our new salon at The Sequoias.  She guided us through the process of building, staffing, scheduling,  acquiring supplies and setting up procedures.  Her experience was important in establishing this amenity we wished to provide for our tenants.  We all appreciated her enthusiasm and expertise.