If the atmosphere inside The Cat's Meow strikes first-time visitors as particularly familial, the reason may be that the salon’s proprietors share more than aesthetic expertise—all three of them are sisters. For more than 20 years, Melissa Raynak, Pixie Melton, and Meghan Mowbray—along with their team of aestheticians and nail technicians—have pampered skin and nails with treatments that range from basic facials and express pedicures to all-inclusive spa-day packages. In each of their skin-therapy treatments, the spa’s aestheticians employ professional products that eschew mineral oil, lanolin, and allergens such as gluten to ensure that skin responds positively. Armed with bottles of OPI polish and paraffin wax, they turn their attention to fingers and toes to soften calluses and fluff nail beds.
Born and educated in Sochi, Russia on the shores of the Black Sea, Tatiana Noble immigrated to the United States, where she studied to be a hair stylist at Vidal Sassoon in Seattle. After completing her education, Tatiana took up shop at Le Motive Salon, where she utilizes top-shelf products from René Furterer and Bumble and bumble to style and sculpt coiffures. Employing a suite of services, Noble has created a diverse portfolio ranging from luxurious finger waves and highlights to formal updos inspired by the a troll doll.
Tame misbehaving tendrils with a Brazilian blowout that will improve tress condition and imbue hair with a smooth, healthy sheen sans harsh chemicals. As Le Motive's Brazilian blowout pros free hair from its frizz shackles in a quick 90 minutes, sip on a complimentary glass of wine or other beverage and imagine all the perks your new 'do will afford you, from the siren-like adoration of suitors to your mother's actual approval. Serious multitaskers can blog about the luxe experience using Le Motive's free WiFi before exposing newly radiant locks to the world for up to the next 12 fuss-free hair weeks.
The aestheticians at Serenity Salon welcome clients into a salon whose eggshell-blue walls surround peach-colored manicure stations and sumptuously cushioned pedicure chairs separated by swoops of blue and white chiffon. Nail artists enhance fingertips with bright polish and refresh weary soles with footbaths before layering toenails with a sweet pink or the blushing red of a fire engine caught practicing its dance moves on the station's pole. While banishing fuzz from bikini areas or upper lips, waxing technicians maintain a friendly rapport with clients.
Curly-hair specialist Michelle Newkirk opened Hair Designers to cut, color, and straighten hair on men, women, and children. Surrounded by a brick fireplace, large windows, and plenty of sunlight, she warmly welcomes guests who sink into the salon's black leather seats. Equipped with Deva Curl products to add bounce to curls and certified in the Japanese hair straightening system to smooth unruly locks, Michelle will work to achieve any hair-based request.
In addition to its expertise in follicular evictions, Unique Arch boasts a convenient downtown State Street location with free two-hour street parking, resulting in stress-free hair removal of even the most unruly head caterpillars. Walk-ins are welcome.