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Cherie Hershman – Coach for hair, body, and soul

Cherie, a Washington state Certified Women's Owned Business owner, has traveled to clients' homes, providing a full array of salon, spa, yoga, fitness and coaching services for more than 20 years now. Originally established in 2000, “Cuts on Wheels” a mobile hair salon began the journey. A life coach, yoga teacher, stylist and entrepreneur, she realized her dream of creating a place for everyone to experience nurturing of the spirit, mind, and body, suitably called, Essence in 2007.


Cherie is a certified life coach, graduating from Seattle Life Coach Training, holds fitness certifications through ACE, NETA, Yogafit, Bodyshred, and Zumba. She continues to grow taking new training and certifications annually to be sure and have current information for her clients. 

Cherie enjoys helping her clients up-level their lives to be the best they can be,  whether it be through their hair, body or soul. Each client is seen as whole and complete with no judgment or expectations.  


When not working, Cherie enjoys time with her family and friends. She has 2 sons in college and together they enjoy biking, backpacking and going to the theater together.

Philosophy / Mission

Essence Seattle

Our mission at Essence is to exceed each client's expectations by creating an experience that nurtures the spirit, relaxes the body and mind and brings out personal beauty and style enabling each client to have fun and enjoy their time in our care. All our actions reflect professional ethics, integrity and our belief in the value of building long-term mutually-rewarding relationships in business and within the greater community.


Our objective is to create an environment where each client and staff are treated as one of the family, in a warm atmosphere that encourages clients to stop by for a drink and to just hang out.


The ambiance of Essence creates privacy for both clients and stylists who desire a more solitude retreat, as well as a communal space to allow for a growing salon community.


Stylists at Essence combine creativity with reality, finding proper style and color to bring out the inner beauty of each client. Although an eye for chic hair designs attracts a fashion-forward clientele, we have the ability to read and please even the most conservative client.


Community Involvement

People are the most important business resource for Essence. They are the people who work with us, for us, and for whom we work. For this reason, Essence plays an integral role in the community, leading by example by participating in and sponsoring local activities and festivals.



Essence has Feng shui principals throughout the salon, creating an urban-Zen vibe. Clients begin their experience with a beverage and room scented with essential oils.


Every hair service includes a personalized consultation to help accentuate individual style and create a design and/or color that can be replicated at home. This is followed by an aromatherapy scalp massage to help the client begin that feeling of being pampered. The services conclude with a hot towel and free make-up touch up. In addition, each color service offers clients a true escape with an aromatherapy hand massage while the color is processing.


Sugaring services include Hungarian mud and foot reflexology to help clients enter that true state of relaxation.



Refer a friend to Essence and receive 20% off your next service.


We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.

Essence has Feng shui principals throughout the salon, creating an urban-Zen vibe. Clients begin their experience with a beverage and room scented with essential oils.

"I like not only the service and Kelli, specifically, I also quite appreciate the hair products you choose to carry. I hope that they may be less harmful/more healthful than many other options, and I believe that you all make sincere efforts to use and promote natural, non-abrasive/toxic products. Thanks!"  
~ Clarissa

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