Spokane Hair and Body Lounge's beauty experts cater to the aesthetic needs of men and women with hair and nail care, body waxing, and other services. From oxygen facials to keratin straightening to bridal and special occasion treatments, the salon's lengthy list of services helps to ensure that clients depart looking radiant enough to outshine the sun on its birthday.
From within Cartel Inc., nail technician Jennifer Haney keeps digits sparkling with a range of mani-pedis. She demonstrates her artistry with fades and glittery designs, which include holiday-themed four-leaf clovers and snowflakes. For a more natural look, she affixes nails with pink-and-white acrylics or long-lasting gel polish.
Paul Mitchell-educated Priscilla Petley creates hairstyles that range from classic to modern out of The Master's Touch Salon. In addition to cutting away unwanted length, Priscilla adds vibrant color to strands with strategically placed highlights, lowlights, and holiday lights.
Sunlight pours into Vintage Salon and Day Spa, a quaint beauty parlor tucked inside of a brick cottage. Nail technician Brooklyn works out of this cozy space, sprucing fingers and toes with chip-resistant gel polish and glitter. She also specializes in faux nails and fill-ins.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach A Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.