Hard work and tenacity are the key ingredients that led Kimberly Saunders to realize her dream. Always intent upon owning her own salon, she graduated from Vancouver School of Beauty Washington State in 1991, and spent the following two decades continually honing her skills via educational seminars and work with volunteer models. She never lost sight of her ultimate goal, and in 2010, she watched her dream turn into a reality upon Imagine Salon?s grand opening. Today, she gussies up lackluster strands via a host of services ranging from sleek haircuts or elegant updos for brides-to-be, to trendy feather extensions that elicit admiring stares from hunky ornithologists.
Imagine Salon also welcomes donations to the Locks of Love charity foundation, which uses donated ponytails measuring 10-inches or longer to make wigs for children with cancer and other hair-loss causing disorders.
Certified as a spray-tan master salon by Norvell Skin Solutions, Sun Seekers Tan Spa deploys a squad of savvy technicians to aid patrons in donning sun-kissed skin tones. After outfitting guests in protective eyewear, staff members, like professional penny refurbishers, spritz bodies with a coppery coating that is customized to different skin types. Clients can also repose in a level 1 or 2 KBL America tanning bed for 15-, 12-, or 11-minute sessions.
Sun Seekers stocks a menagerie of tanning lotions from such brands as Devoted Creations and Supre Tan, and employees readily recommend the ideal ointment for customers hoping to spurn tinted exteriors. Clients can contrast newly burnished limbs against the lobby's royal-purple walls before blending into its plush-brown rug or the mantelpieces of bronze medalists.
Honks often greet those who exit The Glam Garage. It’s not a warning about a burnt-out taillight or a gripe about their parallel-parking technique. Instead it's a signal that their beauty stops traffic, and by extension it's a figurative thumbs-up to stylist Lindsey Wieland. Nestled inside Ace Body & Motor—her dad’s car-repair shop—Wieland’s salon revs up locks with savvy styling using Pureology, Redken, and Tigi products. Damask-patterned walls and checkerboard floors flaunt her grit-meets-glitz aesthetic, which also informs her range of salon services including haircuts, highlights, and updos. As cars undergo oil changes and bodywork, faces can get a quick tune-up with waxing services, which remove errant hairs and misplaced bumper stickers.
The image consultants at Trixie's have all undergone Aveda training, and they draw on it extensively to revamp hair with stylish cuts and vivid color. They're able to keep abreast of current trends through continuing education, and they've even been asked to showcase their makeover skills on KCWI23-HD's Great Day morning show. In addition to performing hair and makeup services, the crew often throws beauty-themed Glitz and Glam parties, which transform young girls into a spitting image of their favorite princess.
The adept aesthetician at Vivid Skin Care Studio restores luster to faces and bodies with a variety of spa services. Waxings eradicate unwanted hair from faces, legs, and bikini areas using 100 percent botanical Nufree products that, like students who get their zoology degrees from a correspondence course, have never been tested on animals. PCA Skin and Obagi Medical Products rejuvenate and tone epidermises during body-peel and facial treatments, such as the four layer?also known as the European facial?which soothes visages under strata of European seaweed.