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.
Based in London, Truly Great United Kingdom has made its way to the States to gussy up clients and speckle floors with crumpet crumbs at three full-service salons in Washington, Nevada, and Colorado. The salon offers a range of services, including cuts, color applications, and deep-conditioning treatments, as well as European-grade Remy human-hair extensions that have not been bathed in acid or treated with a protein coating. Guests can step in for thermal-fused extensions in a variety of lengths, knowing that the roots and ends of the hair will match in color.
Established in 1979, Salon Boulevard has a long history of making clients look beautiful with haircuts, color treatments, and waxing. Though it has been around for more than 30 years, the salon employs stylists that stay at the forefront of the field by keeping up with the latest styles, techniques, and ways to get rid of frizz by channeling the spirit world. The staff offers a variety of services, and includes a stylist with 20 years of experience, another with 30 years of experience, and a barber who has been with the salon since it first opened its doors.
Shear curtains cascade down the golden, faux marbled walls of Salon La Diva. A marbled black and gray design covers each workstation, where stylists cut, color, curl, and braid hair. The full-service salon's staff also features aesthetician Maryam, who has 20 years of experience clearing dirt from pores and waxing off unwanted facial hair, liver fur, and bikini fuzz.
Quinn keeps skin soft and smooth to the touch with her focused waxing treatments. She uses blue hot wax for most of her clients, but is happy to switch to soft wax for those with sensitive skin. She conducts each of these sessions from inside Salon Domani, a full-service salon situated steps away from the Factoria Mall. While waiting to see Quinn, guests can surf free Wi-Fi for pictures of stylish naked mole rats or lounge in one of the lobby's overstuffed chairs.
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.