(206) 538-0162

Moving to Albuquerque, NM

Last day cutting in Seattle was October 19. New Mexico or bust now.
These goodbyes have been hell I tell ya!!! I have been taking care of people in Seattle since the mid 90’s.
It’s time for me to return to my hometown of Albuquerque. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and being inspired by the beauty of New Mexico!
Seattles low-toxin salon for those that are sensitive to chemicals.

Bobotay is an intimate boutique setting hair salon specializing in hair shaping and low-toxin color services and products from independent companies. Eric Chappelle opened this salon because he needed a clean toxin-free environment. Medical issues and sensitivity to chemicals just made it unbearable to work in your average salon environment. Luckily there are companies that have been focused on creating healthier products for a while, and we have more quality products to choose from than ever before. Seattles low-toxin salon for those that are sensitive to chemicals. Everything has come together to make this the perfect time for this new concept in hair care and we welcome you to join us.
Goldwell color

Hair color without ammonia, Nectaya enriches the hair with nurturing care creating the best basis for beautiful color results, low-toxin, without compromising on performance.

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The world is changing and many of us are looking for more natural solutions. We’re becoming chemically conscious and are increasingly concerned about the amounts of harsh chemicals used in everyday cosmetics and haircare products. Pregnancy, illness and skin sensitivity has also led many consumers to seek out products with a lower chemical compound.
We are one of the first hair brands to produce low-toxin professional grade ammonia, resorcinol and PPD free permanent hair color making it gentle on hair, scalp and hands. But what are these chemicals and how can they be harmful?
At the heart of O&M is our proprietary CCT™ Clean Color Technology.
We believe that no client should be exposed to unnecessary chemicals and
no hairdresser should have to constantly work with them.
Hair Extension
easihair pro high quality tape in hair extensions are the perfect option to add volume to Western women’s hair. These extensions are softer, shinier, and more manageable than other options. You will love the way these extensions feel in your hair. I love using these extensions since they are problem free to apply and look amazing in any woman’s hair.
easihair logoeasihair pro tape in hair extensions are a popular option that will give you the thick, lustrous look you want. All of our hair extensions are made with 100% cuticle intact Remy human hair. This makes them easy to style and maintain.
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Ammonia, the agent traditionally tasked with opening hair cuticles and allowing color to penetrate, was the cause of Alan’s sensitive skin woes. As an ingredient it’s effective but ultimately very harsh on both the head of the client and the hands of the stylist who’s continually exposed to its noxious fumes.  Having been raised in a family who believed in living naturally I questioned the perceived wisdom and dared to believe that O&M could achieve what so many chemists said was impossible: permanent color without Ammonia, PPD or Resorcinol. It’s been quite a journey but, a decade since we first began, that goal has finally been achieved with the launch of low-toxin Mineral CCT™.

 – O&M’s founder Jose Bryce Smith

bobotay is located in Seattle, the emerald city.

From Denny Way turn South onto 5th Avenue; go one block between Vine and Wall.

2508 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
in the Skye of Belltown Apartments.

There is ample street parking on 5th Avenue or cross streets; $1.50 per hour for up to 4 hours. There is also parking in the Skye of Belltown’s own garage.

Phone: (206) 538-0162

Eric Chappelle

Eric Chappelle

Stylist and Owner

Eric’s interest in hair and beauty started early. Back in the 70s he was braiding hair on the playground. During the 80s he played with patterns of color and three dimensional styles on willing friends. Knowing he was hooked, he attended beauty school in Albuquerque from 1987-1989. He assisted one of Albuquerque’s best known artists and learned the French Methodology of cutting hair. He then worked for a few years before moving to Seattle. Once here, he spent sixteen years working with two of the most prestigious salons in Seattle.

Always looking to enhance his skills and knowledge, Eric has studied with Ruth Roche, Beth Minardi, Teri Dougherty, and James Morrison. He has spent countless hours with a host of well-known companies and is proficient in the use of a wide range of styling and hair care products.

He is great at interpreting a client’s sense of style, and then applying it in balanced and tasteful manner to complement the nature of the hair type. He is the driving force behind creating a low-toxin salon environment.

“I’m a good story teller and an excellent listener which is almost as important to the client-hairdresser relationship as the skills brought to the chair. And yes, I have those too!”

Call for appointment: (206) 538-0162

10 years, brunette, blonde, short, long, you name it! Eric has impressed me with his talented eye! He is the type of stylist that you can say “do whatever you want” and he will perform magic on you!

Eric Chapelle

Thank you for making me change my mind. I absolutely love-love-love my new haircut. It looks cute even after the rock climbing gym. Yes, I need to post a photo 🙂 But for now – just HUGE thanks.

Eric Chapelle

What a great new salon–Bobotay! Eric has been cutting my hair for years, and I ALWAYS get a great cut. At my first visit to Bobotay, he suggested accentuating my curls instead of fighting them as I usually want to do, and I LOVE the cut I ended up with. I love it–and I’m getting even more compliments than usual!

Eric Chappelle

2508 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Hours: 9 AM to 7PM Tuesday through Saturday

Walk-ins depending upon stylist availability

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