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.
Signature Service: Haircuts, color, and keratin smoothing
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell color, Pravana smoothing treatment
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking garage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Call ahead for availability. Consultation recommended for chemical services.
Regina Celeste, a licensed and insured permanent makeup artist, has been maximizing natural beauty for more than 25 years. She combines digital Nouveau Contour technology with manual SoftTap techniques, ensuring results that are precisely customized to each individual. Filling in brows, adding lip color, and enhancing eyelashes with delicate strokes are a few of her specialties. She also uses her skills to camouflage scars or pale patches caused by vitligo.
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.
Under the watchful gaze of owners Breyana and Kenny Oliver, the staff at Haute Philosophy Salon style male and female clients’ hair with the 100% sulfate-free Paul Mitchell product line. The stylists trim ends or overhaul hairdos after discussing it with the clients and their evil twin, in addition to moisturizing dry strands with Awaphuhi wild-ginger products enriched with protein and vitamins. Hair extensions in a variety of shades and textures add length and volume, or feather extensions bring bright color accents. Facial-waxing services and moisturizing hand treatments round out the list of beauty treatments. Light walls surround white styling chairs, silver chandeliers, and a color bar stocked with Paul Mitchell hues, creating a modern atmosphere with a touch of coziness from the plush couches in the waiting area and a glass dome filled with complimentary Otis Spunkmeyer cookies.