For weddings, dances, and galas held just because you poured black ink all over your favorite tie, a simple ponytail just won't do. That's where Studio 8 Hair Design's crew of professional hairstylists comes into the picture. The staff stands at the ready to snip away split ends, add a lively shade of color, and create stylish updos. Services aren't limited to cuts and color, though. Staffers can wax away unwanted facial hair, adorn strands with feather extensions, and relax scalps with massages during conditioning treatments.
At Silhouette Organic Beauty Lounge, guests enjoy a completely organic experience. Along with the organic hair and skincare products—many of which are also vegan, gluten-free, or wheat-free—the beauty lounge also provides local, organic teas for guests. The spa even features LED lighting, which is softer on the eyes than fluorescent lighting or interrogations done with the spotlights used to illuminate the space shuttle at night.
While the choice of beauty services can vary widely—from a keratin treatment to lash extensions or a mani-pedi—there's a common purpose in all of them. The staff aims to have guests leave feeling refreshed and beautiful, which is easier to guarantee since there are no harmful chemicals used in the services.
The stylists at Gina Salon (located at Salon Melini) have a shared love: showing their clients how great hairstyle can dramatically change their entire look. They do this by snipping hair into a fresh style, adding new texture or length with perms, straightening, and extensions, and improving hair health by coating strands with damage-repairing deep conditioners or spoon-feeding them chicken soup. Each service starts with a free consultation to determine the client's desired outcome and give them peace of mind, so they can sit back, relax, and just enjoy the experience.
One of the largest cosmetology schools in the northwest, Gene Juarez Academy instructs students to skillfully style hair under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. While making their way through the program, students perfect their skills on the bustling salon floor by snipping, coloring, and styling tresses. Guests not only receive these services at a discounted rate, but also get a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process via the instructor’s running commentary.
Using a wide range of brand-name haircare products, Amenities Salon's stylist tends to all textures and types of hair, but focuses on ethnic hair. Her specialties include lock-lengthening extensions and Brazilian blowouts, which straighten defiantly curly strands. She has, likewise, mastered more basic procedures, from cuts and styles to deep-conditioning and coloring treatments. Besides haircare, services include facial waxing, mani-pedis, and soothing scalp massages, which incorporate numerous conditioners and essential oils.
Stylist and Northwest native Lisa "Lala" Davies sculpts, colors, and conditions manes with a finesse she honed over the course of more than 10 years, 7 of which she spent manning her own salon in Monterey Bay, California. Today, Davies returns to her roots to flaunt her skills and command of local road maps within Sola Salon Studios, a full-service salon where a team of stylists and aestheticians can complement Davies's adeptly crafted hairdos.