True Beauty & Boutique is located just blocks from the oceanic vistas of Puget Sound. With the guidance of owner Tara Perkins, an aesthetics graduate with more than 15 years of experience, the spa?s skilled staff pampers guests with a lineup of nail and skin services, which includes facials, spa pedicures, lash extensions, and massages. Meanwhile, the boutique side of the business keeps waiting clients enthralled with a selection of scarves, jewelry, and lingerie from Twala Intimates.
At J Paul Salon, talented stylists tend to hairdos with haircuts, styles, and color treatments. Women, men, and children all can ascend salon chairs to receive new haircuts, complete with beard or bangs trims. Color treatments include permanent color, full and partial foils, and corrective color. Other available services are shampooing, deep conditioning, and brow waxing.
At Shimmer Airbrushing & Esthetics, tans don't come from sun exposure—they come from a handheld airbrushing gun. The custom, organic tans are applied with the MaxiMist XL gun and take less than five minutes. And because they are applied by hand, they hug the contours of the body better than spray tans applied via tanning booth or garden hose. The studio complements its natural-looking tans with assorted facials using Dermalogica products, airbrushes make-up, and eyelash extensions that render mascara obsolete.
Stylist and cosmetologist Amanda Howards has more in her tool belt than a pair of shears. In addition to creating chic coiffures for her clients, she uses color, relaxers, and extensions to transform locks, and shapes flattering special-occasion 'dos.
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.