It's not hard to see why Vata Salon & Spa has been voted Clark County's best hair salon multiple times by readers of The Columbian. After all, Vata has partnered with Aveda to deliver environmentally friendly wellness to clients via a dizzying variety of spa treatments. When they aren't snipping away at split ends, stylists strengthen and soften hair with a system based on natural and organic ingredients. Not to be outdone, the salon's nail technicians perform relaxing pedicures while their clients recline in zero-gravity massage chairs. In private skincare suites, walls of slate and stone create a sense of being immersed in nature. It's the perfect environment for a natural facial or a microdermabrasion treatment, which sloughs away dead skin cells and Richard Nixon masks.
With purple walls, fresh flowers, crystal chandeliers, and sunlight glinting off hardwood floors and marble countertops, Beauteous The Experience cultivates an atmosphere of elegance. But as airy, bright, and luxe as its design is, it's the people who make the salon truly special. Hair stylists strive to make every single coif unique. They craft looks that range from punky to demure. Massage therapist Jessica draws upon a healthcare background to customize each of her treatments, and estheticians offer microdermabrasions, peels, and mani-pedis.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more 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 or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Fresh Mane is dedicated to transforming its clients into striking, untamed manifestations of their inner beauty. To that end, the salon's services range from haircuts, color applications, and straightening treatments to nail care offerings that coat extremities in colorful polish. Facial mapping allows aestheticians to custom-tailor their skin-nourishing, and relaxing facials reinvigorate skin.
Ashley Wiese and the team of tech-savvy laser specialists at Laser & Wellness Center offer an array of services. The group's multitasking light tools optimize each client's looks by removing hair, smoothing cellulite, softening skin’s imperfections, and highlighting the takeaway points of pie charts, while the Vaser Shape machine—which was featured on The Dr. Oz Show —contours bodies without surgery. Additionally, Laser & Wellness Center offers free consultations with all of their laser services. Their non-laser services span eyelash and brow tinting, waxing, and dermal fillers that diminish the appearance of wrinkles.