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At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.

4779 Point Fosdick Drive Northwest
Gig Harbor,
WA
US

Savvy Nail and Spa feels less like a sterile nail spa and more like a friend?s house. Cozy couches, lace curtains, and patterned area rugs make it feel just like you're sitting in someone's living room?assuming that person also had a thing for crystal chandeliers and top-grade nail tool sterilization equipment. The homey vibe just helps clients relax even more as a technician lavishes attention on their hands and feet, adding indulgent extras such as cool mint Dead Sea salt soaks, exfoliating scrubs, and skin-softening paraffin wax. Meanwhile, inside private rooms, aestheticians unclog pores during facials and wax unwanted hair from all over the body. Rounding out the beautifying menu is a suite of hairstyling services, which includes cuts for men, women, and children, as well as color, conditioning treatments, and up-do styling for special occasions such as proms or grocery store grand openings.

7802 27th Street West
Tacoma,
WA
US

Housed inside a rustic brick building in downtown Tacoma, a trio of stylists?Mia, Missy, and Amber?sling L'Or?al products as they cut, color, and alter the texture of clients' hair. Meanwhile, in private treatment rooms enveloped in warm earthy tones, massage therapist Abrah calls upon custom techniques and hot stones to break apart stress and assuage muscle pains. The salon's aesthetician, Kylee, also works in the private treatment rooms to pump up lashes with synthetic extensions and strip away surplus fuzz with waxing treatments for the face, full body, and dorsal fin.

If not for a display case brimming with products for hair and skin, one might confuse the welcoming L'Or?al salon for a friend's posh home. The ebullient space boasts comfortable living-room furniture and delicate chandeliers flanked by lilac wall hues and wood trim.

502 South 11th Street
Tacoma,
WA
US

Since putting the finishing touches on the hairdo of their first customer more than 10 years ago, Attitudes Salon’s crew of talented stylists has worked diligently to foster a welcoming atmosphere while offering a slew of fashionable services. So dedicated is the team to both keeping their skills honed and remaining abreast of current trends that it regularly engages in training courses. Specializing in snipping chic styles, the stylists meet with each client for a pre-cut consultation to come up with a style that will flatter their features and express their personality. Throughout the day, the salon remains abuzz with staffers highlighting hair, waxing brows, and restoring radiance to fingers that have mistaken paint buckets for soap dispensers.

3019 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.

4010 S Steele St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Embellish divides the inside of its sea-green and turquoise Mondrian exterior into four separate areas to cover its entire range of services: styling, coloring, well-being, and shopping. In the styling space, ladies looking to truncate their surplus strands can get a basic cut ($40–$70) or upgrade to an elite cut ($60–$80) which involves adding iron works of your choice, before wrangling the whole thing into the shape of their favorite Gothic cathedral with a styling ($30–$55). Over in the color space, Embellish's mane painters will render your spiky anime hair nice and purple again with an array of full color treatments ($60–$150) and partial highlights ($60–$100). Prices vary based on the stylist and amount of work needed. Relax in the soothing blue and neutral tones of the well-being space as a hair therapy session ($45–$85) renovates your brain-lawn. Depending on your preference, your hair therapy can either feed nutrients to a malnourished mane, detox it after a night of soaking in whiskey, clear it of dandruff or excess sebum, or grow it long enough to double as an escape ladder in the event of witch abduction. A lip/eyebrow waxing ($15) strips away superfluous 'staches, and a cosmetics lesson ($45) will teach newbies how to decorate their face without looking like they just endured a sloppy make-out session with a clown.

1121 Court D
Tacoma,
WA
US