Beer Junction is a hybrid pub and beer retailer that boasts more than 35 refrigerators full of brews, as well as hard ciders by the bottle or six-pack, growlers to go, beer steins and various other accessories. Beer geeks who find a favorite bottle in the fridges can drink it onsite for a small corkage fee, and a rotating events calendar features guest brewers or themed tastings representing multiple different breweries. Beyond the bottles, Beer Junction sports several taps of locally made craft beer, as well as a few wines by the glass. If you’re hungry, Beer Junction sells munchies like nuts and popcorn, but focuses its expertise on beverages rather than food. Patrons with bigger appetites are encouraged to order in from the handful of local sandwich and pizza joints that deliver or offer nearby pickup, or bring in their own food.
Imena Salon and Spa freshens up cranial covers and takes haughty hair down a peg with a variety of hair services that go well beyond the reliable cut ($29+). Add-on conditioning treatments ($14+) feed malnourished manes with necessary nutrients and moisture. The full foil coloring ($84+) transforms faded follicles back into technicolor tresses. Otherwise, combine a spa manicure ($45) and pedicure ($55) from Imena's nail services, during which you'll enjoy therapeutic soaks, massage, exfoliation, and more. Facials ($75–$95) can be custom concocted to match your skin, and the 60-minute clarifying back treatment pampers the body's oft-neglected textbook toter with a cleansing, exfoliating, and purifying session that releases geysers of pent-up tension from your pore's blow holes ($75). You can also remove prickly skin sprouts with a waxing of the brow & lip ($25), or go full-throttle and render your south-of-the-equator samba-compliant with a Brazilian ($70+).
As a leading purveyor of eco-friendly salon practices in the Lehigh Valley, Lux treats tresses to natural and safe haircare services in a comfortable setting outfitted with recycled and sustainable furniture. Give your hair a lesson in healthy living with non-ammonia, single-process color from Organic Colour Systems before dousing strands in a moisture-rich deep-conditioning treatment. Your knowledgeable and friendly stylist will trim split ends and style hair awnings into hair canopies designed to frame, flatter, and shade your face shape. Apply your $5 discount toward any of Lux’s environmentally sound product lines and feel Earth’s tectonic plates quiver with delight. Instead of weaving leftover trimmings into balaclavas or friendship bracelets, all hair clippings are donated to Matter of Trust to help clean up oil spills around the world.
West Seattle’s Ola salon, located in a former industrial space in the Luna Park neighborhood and facing a steel plant, packs a lot of character onto the cement floors behind its sliding garage windows. From a vintage furniture filled waiting room, beauty seekers can watch while male and female stylists offer cuts, color, blow outs, updos for special occasions and texture adjustments, including keratin treatments and permanents. Waxing, including Brazilian, is offered, as are spa services that range from the restful (customized facials, mud wraps) to the summer-ready (air brush tanning, back facials). Medispa treatments include botox, dermal fillers and peels.
West Seattle’s Pinup salon aims to deliver glamour to customers, offering hair services for men, women and kids. Whether they want a sassy Marilyn Monroe look, a classic cut for school or a dapper trim fit for the law firm, Pinup is the place to get a cut. Coloring techniques include balayage, full and partial foil, bleaching, shines and even rainbow hair coloring. Those seeking texture can opt for a perm, and those treating texture can go for relaxer treatments or a three-step DevaCurl process designed to make curly manes more manageable. Pinup offers multiple extension types, ranging from glue procedures to braid-in or sew-in weaves. To complete the look, facial waxing and brow or lash tinting are available, as is makeup application, or even lessons.