The professional team of stylists at Escape Salon and Spa tames unruly tresses with the plant-derived Brazilian Blowout Zero. The treatment requires no formaldehyde, relying instead upon plant-based KeraSafe to introduce essential amino acids to the hair. Tress tamers gently scrub scalps with a clarifying shampoo, washing away hair-product residue, oils, and climbing princes, and then apply the formula. The protein dives deep into the cuticle, with stylists maneuvering blow-dryers and flatirons to straighten out manes. Results can last up to 12 weeks.
Floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate deep-orange walls, all of which are dutifully reflected in the salon's faux-marble tiles. Amid these modern accents, licensed cosmetologists nix fuzz from brow fringes with specialty wax sessions and revamp strands with European cut-and-color techniques. Clients also may retreat to a private room for a relaxing tan, or request nail art in the form of butterflies, roses, or close-ups of Mona Lisa's bling teardrop tattoo.
Located between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound, and housed within the Medallion Hotel, The Smokey Point Spa & Wellness Center is an apt place for escape based on its location alone. But location doesn't give massages. The staff at The Smokey Point Spa channels their environment into uplifting spa treatments like hot stone massages, sugar scrubs, and warm foot baths. And then there are the body-slimming wraps, which use marine algae, seaweed, and sea salt to help the body detox and perhaps fit back into a favorite parasail harness. Skincare experts, meanwhile, administer facials that draw out natural complexions and pare down blemishes, and the salon staff does its part with hair design, makeup, and mani-pedis.
The walls at Crown Creations Hair Design are always watching you??sort of. Large framed photographs of ravishing women hang all about the butter-yellow salon; with eyes forward and faces framed by bountiful flowing locks. This gallery is an appropriate evocation of owner Marielle O'Neill's gift of sculpting to hair into sleek layers. As natural light pours through the space?s window, tresses regain their youthful bounce with deep-conditioning treatments and bold color highlights. Clients also may request a decorative updo, or restore smoothness to brows and lips with a personalized waxing session.
A mother-daughter team runs the show at C'ilk Styling. If their salon feels much more homey than most salons, it might be because it’s in an actual home. With that asset, Cindy and Candis strive to relax clients as they get ready for their hair treatments. Then, they render cuts and conditionings, as well as full or partial highlights—the duo actually has certifications in different color techniques. Additionally, the salon carries organic and aromatherapy retail products.
On LaRouge Salon’s website, stylist Jodi Hoover explains her fascination with hair extensions: “You can sit down in a chair feeling one way and in a matter of a couple hours feel like an entire new woman.” Her Euro So.Cap. certification allows her to perform this service in-house, in which she adds instant length and volume to tresses. Jodi also treats her clients to modern cuts and helps eliminate frizz with Brazilian blowout treatments.