Amanda Brimhall is one of several experienced hair sculptors at Lush Hair Cocktails who holds the title of premier stylist. Like all of the salon's stylists she holds multiple hair-care certifications. She and the rest of the team perform a range of styling services for men, women, and children, all while cultivating a high-end salon experience.
They prepare clients for each cut or style with a personalized consultation, and then launch into a full shampoo and a luxurious head massage using their bare hands rather than jewel-encrusted gloves. Armed with products from Italian hair-care line Alfaparf Milano, they then add sheen to tresses with glazing, full highlights, coloring, and other services.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Sick for most of her childhood and teenage years, Hannah Gale went through a revolving door of doctors, each administering their own tests and diagnoses. The ailments continued, and it wasn’t until she learned in massage school about the negative effects of one’s diet and chemicals absorbed through the skin that her health began to finally improve. Now, Hannah aims to help improve the lives of others at Hannah’s Massage Therapy by using chemical-free and organic products during her rejuvenating massages, mud wraps, and exfoliating salt scrubs. She has mastered a variety of massage modalities including gentle Swedish and reflexology, which uses specific pressure points in the feet, hands, and ears to relieve pain throughout the body and find any loose change left behind by magicians.
Silverton Bodywork Clinic uses therapeutic massage to enhance the well-being of its community, all while maintaining a personal touch that places the health of every client above all else. The clinic offers a multitude of massage modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone. In addition to those hands-on treatments, Silverton employs as Native aromatherapy, which fills sessions with wafts of essential oils.
Bronze Planet Tanning Studio boasts an expansive selection of tanning equipment, which is perhaps why Statesman Journal readers voted the salon Best of the Mid-Valley in 2011 and 2012. The spectrum of beds includes high-pressure models designed to minimize exposure to UVB rays, which, like swearing off swimming in hot lava, can lessen the chance of getting burned. Beyond UV beds, Bronze Planet also touts a trio of Mystic Tan MyMyst booths, with MagneTan technology that evenly coats skin with streak-free color; Skin rejuvenating red, yellow and blue light therapy helps make your skin look and feel beautiful; and hydro-massage beds that radiate warmth deep into muscles.
In the space formerly occupied by The Chop Shop, new owner Jim Schmaltz channels classic barber techniques to cultivate sharp, face-flattering cuts. Jim's old-school barbers are also highly trained in hair coloring, lather shaves, and beard braiding.