Signature Service: Willow Nail Academy instructor course
Brands Used: Tammy Taylor
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Pro Tip: Please make an appointment to pre-register for classes and expect to begin 2–3 weeks after registration.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love changing lives and sharing knowledge in such a rewarding occupation.
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Willow Nail Academy is the only school in Washington exclusively dedicated to nail technology training. Students train within Willow Spa or a secondary location to learn professionalism in the workplace, teamwork, and skills of the trade.
Many of the treatments at Sea Spa Steilacoom are enhanced by sweeping ocean views?and many of the products used at this boutique spa include ingredients harvested from Poseidon's garden. For example, nail techs use Phytomer's line of marine-based scrubs and masks to soften hands and feet, and salt crystals and algae oils exfoliate bodies from head to toe during sea scrub treatments. Seaweed promotes detoxification during facials better than a slap from an octopus tentacle, and botanical extracts enrich the massage oils used during bodywork sessions.
Salon Mairéad and Day Spa's skin treatments, haircuts, and massages earned it a nomination for Best Day Spa in Western Washington in 2011. High quality skincare products form the basis for many of the spa's luxurious treatments, including creams and anti-aging serums from Dr. Spiller Biocosmetics as well as eco-friendly body butters from Bend, Oregon-based Dani Natural Products. The spa also boasts an on-location boutique that invites departing guests to bring bits of bliss home with them in the form of spa products, handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and books-on-tape narrated by literate morning doves.
Savvy Nail and Spa feels less like a sterile nail spa and more like a friend?s house. Cozy couches, lace curtains, and patterned area rugs make it feel just like you're sitting in someone's living room?assuming that person also had a thing for crystal chandeliers and top-grade nail tool sterilization equipment. The homey vibe just helps clients relax even more as a technician lavishes attention on their hands and feet, adding indulgent extras such as cool mint Dead Sea salt soaks, exfoliating scrubs, and skin-softening paraffin wax. Meanwhile, inside private rooms, aestheticians unclog pores during facials and wax unwanted hair from all over the body. Rounding out the beautifying menu is a suite of hairstyling services, which includes cuts for men, women, and children, as well as color, conditioning treatments, and up-do styling for special occasions such as proms or grocery store grand openings.