At Silhouette Organic Beauty Lounge, guests enjoy a completely organic experience. Along with the organic hair and skincare products—many of which are also vegan, gluten-free, or wheat-free—the beauty lounge also provides local, organic teas for guests. The spa even features LED lighting, which is softer on the eyes than fluorescent lighting or interrogations done with the spotlights used to illuminate the space shuttle at night.
While the choice of beauty services can vary widely—from a keratin treatment to lash extensions or a mani-pedi—there's a common purpose in all of them. The staff aims to have guests leave feeling refreshed and beautiful, which is easier to guarantee since there are no harmful chemicals used in the services.
Tucked inside Salon Dvine, Gina Salon focuses on four aspects of clients? hair: design, color, texture, and length. Stylists cut away split ends and create any desired layers or bangs for a range of classic and modern looks. Freshly mixed hair dye coats every lock for a new, all-over, monochromatic hue, or only specific strands to create face-framing highlights. Additionally, stylists paint the bottom half of hair for a faded ombre look, or paint equally spaced squares to create a personal chessboard. Perms and Brazilian Blowout treatments add waves and smooth out curls and frizz, respectively.
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.
For weddings, dances, and galas held just because you poured black ink all over your favorite tie, a simple ponytail just won't do. That's where Studio 8 Hair Design's crew of professional hairstylists comes into the picture. The staff stands at the ready to snip away split ends, add a lively shade of color, and create stylish updos. Services aren't limited to cuts and color, though. Staffers can wax away unwanted facial hair, adorn strands with feather extensions, and relax scalps with massages during conditioning treatments.
One of the largest cosmetology schools in the northwest, Gene Juarez Academy instructs students to skillfully style hair under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. While making their way through the program, students perfect their skills on the bustling salon floor by snipping, coloring, and styling tresses. Guests not only receive these services at a discounted rate, but also get a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process via the instructor’s running commentary.
Mollie Michelle Boutique Salon was nominated by Evening Magazine for best hair salon, and it probably had something to do with the stylists' color work. They don't simply dye hair—they alter hair hue in a variety of ways, from all-over, single-process color to balayage highlights, painted in by hand. These tress technicians design their similarly customizable cuts around the client's preferences and face shape, ensuring no one with a round face gets a cut that rolls right off. To further beautify their clients, they pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis, and straighten curly locks with relaxers and Japanese straightening treatments.