Beyond Salon Cerchio’s glass-paneled, fire-engine-red door, a gauntlet of leafy potted plants welcomes guests to a world of foil highlights, gel manicures, and stylish haircuts executed by seasoned professionals. The salon, with its colorful paintings and evergreen-shrouded porch, is housed in the former studio of renowned local artist Ilona Ritter. Each stylist brings a wealth of experience and specific skill sets to the table as they practice their own art, such as founder Debi Pinorini's “board method” for hair foiling. Their work is part of Salon Cerchio’s holistic, three-pronged approach to its craft. The team beautifies the body with expert styling and pedicures, relaxes the mind with tranquil surroundings, and nourishes the spirit with a healthy diet of positive vibes, like the vibes you get when someone says yes—to anything.
Ti Hong, the owner head stylist of Salon de beauté, has worked in the beauty industry for more than 20 years. Formally trained at a French salon in Saigon, he later moved to Paris where he honed his craft in a boutique salon for several years. Today, at Salon de beauté, he draws upon his international training to lead a team of hairstylists, manicurists, and aestheticians who deliver everything from customized facials and microcurrent facelifts, to spiral perms and extensions made from human hair. To calm frizzy ‘dos exacerbated by humidity or a head-on collision with a Van de Graaff generator, the salon also offers keratin hair-smoothing and Japanese thermal straightening treatments, both of which smooth and soften hair for several months.
The stylists and aestheticians at Indulge glamorize their clients with a full menu of hair, skin, and nail services. They dapper and gussy up men's, women's, and kids' locks during cuts, and artfully apply color to create foiled, balayage, and ombre styles to give hair depth and sheen. Facials and waxes smooth skin, and massages oust tension from muscles more safely than a silk-covered steam roller.
Armed with more than 20 years of hairstyling experience, LeaAnn Stephenson invites both men and women to take a seat in her styling chair at Obadiah Salon––a Best of Western Washington nominee. She creates luminous highlights and color treatments and uses the Pravana smoothing system to eliminate frizz and unwanted curls. Like the rest of her Obadiah peers, LeaAnn constantly keeps up to date on the latest cut and color trends through the salon’s continuing-education initiatives, such as in-house training programs by guest educators from New York and Las Vegas.
The specialists at ILash Factory favor eyelash extensions made from fine materials, be they soft silk, feathery faux mink, or shimmery genuine unicorn tail. They affix luxurious extensions in a variety of sizes to natural lashlines one by one, arranging them in a choice of looks that include dramatic, cat-eye, and natural. After the initial application, which can take up to two hours, the lash specialist offers follow-up appointments during which they touch up and restore extensions after weeks of wear.
Within Shador Spa, Nails Of Essence's friendly nail technicians groom natural fingernails and toenails using sanitized equipment and soften skin with paraffin or exfoliating scrubs. At the start of visits, patrons fill out client cards to ensure that they get exactly the looks they want. Guests can also peruse the salon's inventory of Carlise Spring cosmetics.