Signature Service: Haircuts
Brands Used: Enjoy and Schwarzkopf
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Good for Kids: Yes
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
When I was a teenager I loved playing with everyones hair. My aunt owned a salon, so I knew I wanted to have my own one day. And now I have hers.
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
They are not taking care of their hair and color by not using professional shampoo and styling products.
For many people, a trip to the salon is a way to enjoy some "me time." What supplemental courtesies do you offer to make guests feel relaxed?
It's a comfortable, mellow environment.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
With gentle hands and focus, Heather beautifies and clarifies skin with facials using products not tested on animals. It's all in a day's work for the aesthetician, who doesn't just do facials but also waxes unruly hair, performs, microdermabrasion treatments, and applies makeup. Esthetics by Heather is part of the family-run Big J’s Bikes & Pain, an eclectic venture that specializes in aesthetics, motorcycles, and tattoos.
Licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine Judy Hinojosa-Sinks begins each treatment at Vitality Natural Health Care the same way: with research. Before drafting a wellness plan, she may check for food allergies, analyze body-composition statistics, view hormone and toxicity levels, or all of the above. This commitment to sound research not only warms the hearts of bibliographers but also helps engender correct diagnoses for ailments ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to anxiety. Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks and her certified assistants then combat these conditions with treatments such as acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine.
In the 20 years since hair spontaneously began growing on its own, Lorian Perez has dutifully kept stands in shipshape with her specialty styling services. Guests can solicit her expertise for styles ranging from crewcut and classic wave, to punk pixie or mohawk. Lorian also specializes in creative color processes via highlights and correction, some examples of which can be found in her impressive [photo gallery(https://www.styleseat.com/lorianperez).