At Hair Sensations, salon owner and cosmetologist Kimberly Moriguchi wields 25 years of beautification experience. She and her staff cater to clients of any age or gender with head-to-toe services that encompass new hairstyles, nourishing facials, and makeup applications.
Open since 1946, Frederick’s Beauty Salon sits along a busy street in Seattle’s north-side Greenwood neighborhood. On any given visit, expect to see children getting their first haircuts, brides receiving wedding advice and women of a certain age sporting old-fashioned hair curlers. Frederick’s boasts a staff of seven whose expertise runs the full complement of services for women, men and kiddos, and who cater willingly both to newcomers and longtime clients. With a distinctly mid-century vibe, complete with scripted detailing and on the plate-glass window and vintage touches, the shop’s staff love pampering customers. That means in-salon bridal styling, facial waxing and ultimate treatment blowouts, with promise to restore sheen to “dull, lifeless, dried and fried” hair.
Though their moniker implies a limited focus on only two treatments, the staff at The Lash & Wax Boutique has padded their aesthetic portfolio with far more services than just eyelash extensions and body waxing. Their classic and clarifying facials keep complexions smooth, and six assorted peels help fight signs of aging in delicious flavors such as blueberry and pomegranate. Spray tans, permanent-makeup applications, and long-lasting mink and synthetic lashes give the facility a spa-like feel. However, the real staff specialty is hair removal that reaches way beyond wax?the staff also banishes unwanted strands via threading and body sugaring, which is not only a gentler depilatory than wax, but receives a far warmer reception when accidentally dropped into a pot of coffee.
Set on a suburban street in North Seattle, inside an unassuming brick building, Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon provides a full range of cosmetic services for the contemporary man. From traditional haircuts and beard trims to manicures and “refined men’s facials,” this appointment-only salon serves men of all ages and styles, from seniors to hipsters, business types to street artists. Owner and founder Thaddeus Valentine, famous himself for giving away free haircuts to the homeless, oversees a staff that gives its clients the same kind of comfortable grooming experience normally reserved for upscale beauty salons. Especially noteworthy: the King of Kings full treatment, a plush package that, for a mere $195, will tease, tweak, snip and shape all manner of facial and head hair, leaving guests feeling fresh and looking regal.
Amid a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, BaBaLouise patrons can acquire top-notch hair trimming and waxing services that will leave them prim and sleek enough to bait complimentary remarks from coworkers and dolphin. The salon's talented staff of stylists and voodoo hair-hexers will expertly shape coiffures and diminish bushy follicle foliage among lads and lassies alike. Men can achieve a sustainable hair farm with a buzz cut ($10+), while locks of a more ladylike length can get judiciously edited with long cut or bob ($36+). Beards or bangs can be trimmed for $5, while monochromatic manes can be transformed into Technicolor tresses with a coloring ($55+). BaBaLouise is also quite adept at blowouts and updos ($45+), foils and bleaches ($65+), and conditioning treatments ($25–$35).