Studio Salon stylists Amanda and Miceala work hair magic that doesn't break the bank. All haircuts include a complimentary shampoo and style, and services such as deep-conditioning, glaze, and chlorine treatments are discounted when purchased as part of a package. Relaxers and keratin treatments leave locks shiny and smooth, whereas highlights or ombre color add depth to 'dos. They can also volumize hair with tape-in or microbead extensions and prep guests for important events with special-occasion hair and makeup.
According to a recent report by market-research firm IBISWorld, there are roughly 1.2 million hair-and-nail salons in the United States. It's all the more impressive then that Sozo Hair Studio was ranked one of the top 425 salons by popular mag 425 magazine. Expert stylist Liz Fraine is no small part of this fete. Liz is always on the fringe of the latest fringe, employing high-end brands such as Redken and American Crew to transform bland strands. Sozo's guests also may solicit her waxing know-how to clear away unwanted hair from eyebrows or a beloved bowling ball.
With 9 years of experience under her belt, Margarita offers a full suite of hair services at Salon Siada. Here, in a 1,300-square-foot salon with large windows offering views of downtown Kirkland, she fosters renewal and reinvention via cuts and coloring, plus hair for special occasions, including weddings.
From the outside, Sozo Hair Studio might look like a cottage plucked straight from Cape Cod, but don't be fooled. Inside, stylist Julia Goral is busy beautifying hair with flattering cuts and styles. Soft blowouts and gloss treatments add the final touch to new looks.
Zara Beauty and Spa's clients don't need to hop in an airplane to get Eastern-inspired beauty treatments. Instead, they can walk into Zara's soothing confines, where the staff has mastered a wide range of intricate services, many involving natural herbs and ingredients. Staff members can decorate hands with traditional henna tattoos, pluck stray eyebrows with threading services, and incorporate gold-infused products in Ayurvedic-style facials. The spa also offers more contemporary services such as skin peels or microdermabrasions, as opposed to manicures set to techno music.
America, the resident cosmetologist at Zen Salon, has trained in beauty techniques all over the world, from Argentina, Mexico, and Spain to Japan and Korea. She is licensed in permanent makeup and expertly applies eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrow filler that stays put through showering or falling asleep in a sweat lodge. Other services at the salon include haircuts and mani-pedis with a paraffin dip.