After 45 years in hair business, Salon 512’s Gail Sarvis ready for next adventure

Gail Sarvis outside her salon.

Don’t be surprised to see a “For Lease” sign early next year at 512 5th Ave. S. Salon 512 owner Gail Sarvis said Monday she is planning to close her salon after 18 years of service to the Edmonds community.

Sarvis noted that she has spent 45 years in the hair business, and now wants to travel and enjoy time with her grandchildren. However, she isn’t ready to hang up her scissors completely. She hopes to find space to lease on a part-time basis, at least for the short term.

Sarvis has been cutting hair for some of the town’s best-known heads of government, including current Mayor Dave Earling and former Mayor Gary Haakenson. She comes from a third-generation Edmonds family, and includes among her relatives her uncle, Don Meyering, who ran Edmonds Athletic Supply until he passed away in 2004.

A 1968 graduate of Edmonds High School, Sarvis said she is proud of her business legacy, which she defined as “creating a comfortable and welcoming salon atmosphere.” She also served as a member of the Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission.

Among the things she will miss most about Salon 512, she said, will be the pear tree directly outside, which she decorated during the holidays and then harvested each summer for customers and friends.

Mostly, she said, “I’ll miss the interaction with people. But I’ll still be around for a while.”

Anyone who wants to stay in touch with Sarvis can email her at




  1. Gail, so happy for you although I just love my haircuts! You sneaky person asking about dog care and now I see why. Thank you so much for your dedication to the community and I wish you the best!

  2. Have been having my hair cut at Salon 512 for about 11+ years. I get so many compliments on my hair. Gail, I’ll miss you. Enjoy your ‘Free’ time!!

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