At Velarde, guests are warmly welcomed within a contemporary space with gold-toned walls, exposed brick, and deep cherry wood. A team of expert stylists creates noodle-nest looks tailored to individuals' individual face shapes, personalities, and styles. Skilled skincare experts perform body treatments customized to skin type, and aestheticians do manicures tailored to every hand, foot, and flipper. Velarde specializes in microdermabrasion for the face as well as pink-and-white acrylic ($50 for a full set). The salon and spa has its own line of makeup and uses top-quality Dermalogica, OPI, Aquage, and Alterna products for other beauty-bolstering procedures.
Northwest Massage Therapy's sextet of massage therapists tailor their one-hour sessions to the needs of each personage. From their repertoire, muscle mitigators deploy styles such as deep tissue, with intense pressure to relieve chronic tension, or Swedish, which manipulates layers of muscle and connective tissue to help muscles function, promote relaxation, and may enhance muscle function. A one-hour session can tap into a wealth of both mental and physical benefits for patrons. Besides striving to swap stress for calm and creative thoughts, a massage can vanquish muscle tension, boost bodily circulation, and counsel the brain through painful bouts with migraines or melancholy over long-forgotten locker combinations.
Rockstar Salon and Spa offers a bevy of beauty services to help its clients reach red-carpet readiness. A Brazilian blowout treatment (starting at $350—extremely long or thick hair may incur extra charges) de-frizzes noodle nests by adding protective protein to the hair. Wavy hair will appear healthier and naturally less curly, while curly hair will see reduced frizzle. If your headhide is in tip-top shape, opt instead for the second deal—down-and-out digits can be pampered with the spa manicure ($20) and pedicure ($45). Rockstar Salon's aestheticians will treat worn-out leg-ends to a soothing foot soak and shed unwanted layers through an exfoliating scrub. Each toe-topper and finger-ender will receive professional shaping, cuticle care, and a fresh coat of polish, with excess extremity tension released through a hand and foot massage. The one-hour European facial ($90) gives pores a deep steam clean, exfoliation, and a mask customized to the skin's wants, needs, and career aspirations. Finish off your luxurious lavishing with the 30-minute Massage a Trois treatment ($45), a much-needed kneading of the neck, shoulders, and head for relief from sinus congestion, headache tension, and undercirculation. A complimentary shampoo is included in this treatment.
Ellis Hair Salon makes coloring treatments a priority. Headed by colorist Manisha—who's been styling and coloring hair since 2004—Ellis uses a number of organic products from All-Nutrient Organics. A natural base of vegetable oil and keratin creates new hair colors without a reliance on harsh chemicals or magic markers that smell weird. Additionally, Manisha can keep her clients looking sharp and fashionable by trimming untidy strands or by straightening locks with keratin treatments.
The full-service Beautique Salon and Spa invites guests to relax on curved couches, on leather salon chairs, or at tiled pedicure stations lined with pillows. Then, stylists and technicians attend to their overall beauty and well-being with haircuts, highlights, makeup applications, and soothing nail services.