Ti Hong, the owner head stylist of Salon de beauté, has worked in the beauty industry for more than 20 years. Formally trained at a French salon in Saigon, he later moved to Paris where he honed his craft in a boutique salon for several years. Today, at Salon de beauté, he draws upon his international training to lead a team of hairstylists, manicurists, and aestheticians who deliver everything from customized facials and microcurrent facelifts, to spiral perms and extensions made from human hair. To calm frizzy ‘dos exacerbated by humidity or a head-on collision with a Van de Graaff generator, the salon also offers keratin hair-smoothing and Japanese thermal straightening treatments, both of which smooth and soften hair for several months.
Before they even glance at fingers or toes, the technicians at Bayside Nails offer guests chilled bottled water and a variety of calming teas. Staffers then treat hands and feet to relaxing spa manicures and pedicures, often decking them out in french sets, gel nails, and acrylic nails. The team also performs services including organic facials and waxes away fuzz from legs, underarms, or lint-lined pockets.
Helming the staff at Body Boutique, Kimberly Fasano packs two decades of experience as a stylist and colorist in her tool belt. Her team tends to the hair, skin, nails, and muscles, with the goal of making each visitor look and feel their best. Khon Kerr plays a major role in this, outfitting her patrons with thick lash extensions that flatter the eyes and help shield them from the next-door neighbor’s shooting-sand fountain.
At Fabulash, expert technicians fill out lashes with top-quality extensions. Nail services allow guests to coat their extremities in a choice of more than 1,000 colors, the same amount of colors Napoleon wanted the French flag to have. The staff also offers waxing to round out the service menu.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on each location: Woodinville, Seattle, Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Lacey.