BIZNOTE: Belli Capelli plans to close, seeks successor salon

That’s Maria Taylor, outside her salon Belli Capelli. She is announcing that the salon will close – but she is hoping to turn it over to a successor. Here’s her announcement:

Belli Capelli says, “Thank you, West Seattle!” It has been a pleasure to serve you over the last 30 years.

When I launched Belli Capelli (Beautiful Hair) in 1991, I had no idea of the blessings, rewards, and happiness that it would bring me.

Belli Capelli has been an amazing experience and it has allowed me to cultivate some of my most cherished relationships and memories. I love my clients and appreciate all of the talented stylists that I have been fortunate to work with along the way. It has been hard work but great fun! I truly am blessed.

In recent past I have considered partial retirement but was undecided and uncertain as to how to structure a plan that met everyone’s needs. My objective? To spend more time with family while still remaining loyal to my clients and my craft. What can I say? “I love cutting hair!”

But you know what THEY say … “Timing is everything” …

… and with all the changes in 2020, the stars appeared to align.

COVID, shutdowns, and the extra free time that it gave me, forced me to reevaluate the plan I was already working on. A partial exit strategy was in the works.

I am excited to announce that I am looking to lease the Belli Capelli space, with the hope of Robert, Kenzie, and myself staying in the space. I look forward to continuing to work with my clients, and pursuing the passion that I have as a stylist.

Thanks again, West Seattle.

Maria Taylor

She tells WSB, “I don’t have any date set to close till I find the right person to take it over.” You can reach her through the salon (3902 California SW, 206-932-6910).

5 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Belli Capelli plans to close, seeks successor salon"

  • Katherine L May 2, 2021 (1:39 pm)

    Oh please, I hope she doesn’t need to sell that beautiful old house to a developer.

    • newnative May 2, 2021 (5:41 pm)

      When I first moved here in in 2009, I lived across the street from that house. My first job was in a retirement home where one of the residents had an album with a photo dating to the 1930’s of that house. She said it was her family home growing up here. 

  • jeanne Fellin May 2, 2021 (2:03 pm)

    Congratulations Maria on all your successes so far and cheers to the next chapter in your life!

  • Rick May 2, 2021 (4:46 pm)

    48 units with no parking. Of course! As we all know and have for years, the war on cars doesn’t exist.

    • WSB May 2, 2021 (5:34 pm)

      There is no development proposal on file for the salon site.

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