Calling themselves the Glam Squad, the stylists and makeup artists at Bellissimo Beauty Bar use products such as Neuma shampoos and conditioners and Hairdreams hair extensions to sculpt the kinds of looks you'd see on the Bangstyle image community. The studio's fun, quirky décor matches the staff's sensibility, blending modern and vintage furnishings with funky touches, such as contrasting upholstery patterns and styling stations setup on the ceiling.
True Beauty & Boutique is located just blocks from the oceanic vistas of Puget Sound. With the guidance of owner Tara Perkins, an aesthetics graduate with more than 15 years of experience, the spa?s skilled staff pampers guests with a lineup of nail and skin services, which includes facials, spa pedicures, lash extensions, and massages. Meanwhile, the boutique side of the business keeps waiting clients enthralled with a selection of scarves, jewelry, and lingerie from Twala Intimates.
Namaste Salon and Spa?s team of experienced stylists, makeup artists, and aestheticians pampers guests with a variety of hair and skin services. Stylists trim manes on women, men, and children, as well as perm hair, straighten it, and imbue it with color. Aestheticians pamper weary visages with soothing facial treatments, and a makeup artist applies cosmetics for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
Trieva Katsandres was driven to start her own spa, and she did so in a single room in Mill Creek. It was so successful, she and her colleague Maysaa were able to expand to a commercial space that allowed them to hire other technicians and offer new services. By 2013, she'd claimed back-to-back titles as Best Day Spa from KING5.
Today, Trieva's Spa & Boutique welcomes clients to two locations, both offering a staggeringly extensive selection of aesthetic services performed by more than 30 employees. In the spa, massage therapists ply muscles with everything from hot-stone to Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, and aestheticians cleanse the face and body with custom facials and body scrubs. There's a hair and nail salon, as well as a menu of extras that includes makeup applications, lash extensions, and teeth whitening. For booking, please see http://www.secure-booker.com/trievasplace/MakeAppointment/Search.aspx for details.
Chop it Up Barbershop's seasoned shearers creatively prune all variety of head topiaries while refereeing intelligent chatter about everything from sports to politics. During a luxurious 30-minute trim, locks bask under clippers’ trendsetting radiance, escaping the taxing responsibility of shielding scalps from sunbeams and wigs in search of a place to roost. Burst free from the shackles of shouted bar-side anecdotes and the Chinese fingertraps of crowded billiards halls to challenge a buddy at the central pool table. The clack of spheres gently weaves through Chop It Up Barbershop's open space, complete with hardwood floors and dynamically designed black and white walls.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Kool Hair is not a franchise, but a neighborhood salon that deeply cares about great services at a very reasonable price. There is ample parking and it is easy to get to. All hair stylists have over 15 years of experience, and we take our time to listen to clients and provide excellent services and care.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Hair services should not be a mass-production model, which many franchises have. Your hairstyle is yours and yours only, and the stylists listen and use their technical skills to meet the clients' needs without the pressure of the 15-minute time limit that franchises set for the stylists.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing the client's face light up and having them tell us that we made their look so much better. Also, we love to build relationships with clients.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"You really have changed how I feel about myself. Now I feel so much more confident. Thank you for taking time to work on my hair."