One of the largest cosmetology schools in the northwest, Gene Juarez Academy instructs students to skillfully style hair under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. While making their way through the program, students perfect their skills on the bustling salon floor by snipping, coloring, and styling tresses. Guests not only receive these services at a discounted rate, but also get a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process via the instructor’s running commentary.
Michelle Metzger has spent her 14 years in the beauty industry perfecting each of her specialties. Those include trendy haircuts and Coppola Keratin hair-smoothing treatments that reduce frizz and add shine. She also doles out expert blowouts using either a blow dryer or a hand fan, whichever the client prefers.
The licensed aestheticians at Advanced Skin & Body Solutions specialize in the rejuvenation of skinscapes via facials, massages, waxing, and sunless tanning treatments. With dexterous hands, the specialists massage mugs with a toning Synergie treatment during age-defying facials. They also employ medical-grade glycolic peels to help decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne, scarring, and sun damage. Their LED photorejuvenation procedures stimulate production of collagen and elastin, and skin-buffing microderm treatments remove dead skin cells and discarded price tags that cover most cheekbones. The spa welcomes guests with private treatment areas and large windows that overlook the surrounding trees.
A sleek asymmetrical bob; loose flowing curls; long, straight locks—the stylists at Hair Studio 18 can create virtually any look, according to their lookbook. And these are just a few of the coifs for which they can take credit—the service menu showcases the extent of their skills, which go beyond cutting, styling, and coloring hair. They can also smooth tresses with Keratin or mold them into loose waves. Plus, the stylists can wax away unwanted hair on the face and body, a much easier alternative to adopting secret identities.
With the belief that "it doesn't have to hurt to heal," Al and Kate Reust call on their training in natural healing promote well-being through homeopathic medicine, massage therapy, and other holistic treatments. Ionic and homeopathic solutions help rid clients of harmful toxins as facials using Seacret skincare formulas nourish the complexion with dead sea minerals. As a licensed massage practitioner, Kate takes a hands-on approach to health with her extensive repertoire of massage techniques, which she enhances with essential oils, heated stones, and one eye twinkle from Fabio.
Using a wide range of brand-name haircare products, Amenities Salon's stylist tends to all textures and types of hair, but focuses on ethnic hair. Her specialties include lock-lengthening extensions and Brazilian blowouts, which straighten defiantly curly strands. She has, likewise, mastered more basic procedures, from cuts and styles to deep-conditioning and coloring treatments. Besides haircare, services include facial waxing, mani-pedis, and soothing scalp massages, which incorporate numerous conditioners and essential oils.