Emily Buckley

Willow Salon

About Emily Buckley

Hi, I’m Emily! I’m the owner of Willow Salon.

I’ve loved doing hair ever since I was a kid, and It’s always been my dream to open a salon one day. After high school, I enrolled at the University of Arizona, but I quickly realized I wasn’t following my passion, so I made the decision to leave the U of A to attend the Aveda Institute.

To me, hair has always been a passion, and an art. I started doing my friends and family’s hair in middle school to practice all of the things that I had learned from hours of watching YouTube. From there, I was constantly emailing experienced stylists asking for advise, and picking their brains for every piece of useful knowledge that I could get. While attending school, I also took online classes from some of the top salons, and used these new techniques on everyone who’s hair I could get my hands on. Because of my passion, and the help from others, I am able to open my very own salon at a young age, have a large clientele, and follow my dream!

Now I love having a job where I can be creative, and make lots of friends! In addition to spending time at the salon, I love hanging out my family, my husband Kyle, and our dog, Frankie!


Aveda Blonde Winner

Beacon Award Winner

Aveda Artist of the Month - Oct 2017

Featured on Halo Couture


I went to Emily in September when I hadn’t had my hair done in months. It was dark, brassy, and dull and I hated it. She lightened it so nicely and really toned out the brassiness. She also left just enough root that it didn’t look super unnatural and I love that. Not to mention she is one of the sweetest people in the entire world and I loved getting to know her while she was doing my hair. It wasn’t the typical, awkward “sit down & tell me what you want and we won’t speak for 45 minutes” experience. My hair looks amazing now and it’s finally starting to grow!!! I can’t wait to get my hair done again in a few weeks!


Only person I trust to do my hair is Emily! I’ve always had thin hair, and recently wanted to go short but was worried about it looking too stringy. She colored, cut, and added short extensions for thickness, and now I love my hair!


Best hairstylist in Tucson goes to Emily!! She is so talented and always listens to what I want to do with my hair, and always gives the best advice, on upkeep. The salon is clean and cute, and I always have a great time when I get my hair done!


I am so happy that I came across Emily on Instagram (@emthestylist)! She helped me achieve the blonde look I was going for and it turned out perfectly. I would recommend her to anybody who loves their hair and wants it to be healthy and as gorgeous as can be. Thank you Emily!


LOVE my color and cut today by Emily. She really listed to what I wanted, and knew exactly what to do. Will definitely return to her in the future, and have already recommended her to several people!


Before going to Emily, my hair was so dead from continuously box dying my hair and avoiding trims. I came to Emily with black, dead hair and asked her to make it blonde. Emily not only perfected my hair color but improved the overall health of my hair so so much. I love my hair now and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair EVER again. Emily is so sweet, can always get you in, and her passion for her job shows in her work.


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