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.
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.
Mollie Michelle Boutique Salon was nominated by Evening Magazine for best hair salon, and it probably had something to do with the stylists' color work. They don't simply dye hair—they alter hair hue in a variety of ways, from all-over, single-process color to balayage highlights, painted in by hand. These tress technicians design their similarly customizable cuts around the client's preferences and face shape, ensuring no one with a round face gets a cut that rolls right off. To further beautify their clients, they pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis, and straighten curly locks with relaxers and Japanese straightening treatments.
Kursten Skelley styled her first coiffure at four years old when she taught herself to braid her Barbie's hair. Her penchant for artistic expression overflowed into painting and writing and was likely inspired by her mom, who was a hairstylist. Even so, pursuing a career in beauty wasn't really on her radar at first, so she entered the adult world by opening a coffee shop. This would have been the end of her story if Kursten hadn't decided to go to cosmetology school. After returning to her first love, she went on to found K. Styles and hone her skills on fashion shows and photo shoots. No matter what style she concocts, she sees beauty in everything from vintage and hip-hop fashion to avant-garde looks, such as creating a beehive hairdo with an actual beehive.
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.
Within the cheerful, polished interior of 1217 Hair Extensions, professionally applied hair extensions help clients attain lengthy, fuller, shining tresses without taking years to grow them. Following a complimentary consultation, a stylist fuses or seamlessly attaches smooth locks of 100% human remy hair to the client's hair, positioning extensions with precision. Patrons can also bolster an existing hairstyle with just a few boldly hued highlights, add volume, or opt for waist-length hair.