The stylists at Gina Salon (located at Salon Melini) have a shared love: showing their clients how great hairstyle can dramatically change their entire look. They do this by snipping hair into a fresh style, adding new texture or length with perms, straightening, and extensions, and improving hair health by coating strands with damage-repairing deep conditioners or spoon-feeding them chicken soup. Each service starts with a free consultation to determine the client's desired outcome and give them peace of mind, so they can sit back, relax, and just enjoy the experience.
Stylist and Northwest native Lisa "Lala" Davies sculpts, colors, and conditions manes with a finesse she honed over the course of more than 10 years, 7 of which she spent manning her own salon in Monterey Bay, California. Today, Davies returns to her roots to flaunt her skills and command of local road maps within Sola Salon Studios, a full-service salon where a team of stylists and aestheticians can complement Davies's adeptly crafted hairdos.
Master Barber Elicia at Salon De Beaute channels more than a decade of experience into each of her haircuts, shaves, and color treatments. She starts her signature cut by warming guests' faces with steamed towels. She then shampoos and massages the scalp, and creates new styles with a precision cut.
Framed full-length mirrors stand alone within the expansive space at Max Hair, giving the salon a modern ambiance. In this environment, licensed stylists put scissors and foils to work, reshaping ‘dos for women and men and augmenting new looks with conditioning, color, and perm treatments.
A sleek asymmetrical bob; loose flowing curls; long, straight locks—the stylists at Hair Studio 18 can create virtually any look, according to their lookbook. And these are just a few of the coifs for which they can take credit—the service menu showcases the extent of their skills, which go beyond cutting, styling, and coloring hair. They can also smooth tresses with Keratin or mold them into loose waves. Plus, the stylists can wax away unwanted hair on the face and body, a much easier alternative to adopting secret identities.
The aroma of percolating coffee drifts from the espresso bar past sleepy-eyed Buddha statues as the in-house DJ spins a never-ending sonic web of music. Though these decadent details lend the sprawling, deep-brown surroundings the chic feel of an art gallery or café, it is SEVEN Salon that calls the space home. Focused on bolstering energy and rejuvenation rather than relaxation, a seasoned crew of stylists bustles about the refined salon throughout the day, drawing on styling skills they learned under the tutelage of Graham Breakwell, former stylist to the likes of Paul McCartney and The Who.