One-hundred years. That’s how long the staff of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists have been collectively working in their respective fields. From styling celebrity hair at the Four Seasons Salon in Miami to training at Gene Juarez Salon to designing hair on movie sets and photo shoots, these beauticians possess the experience and talent necessary to give their clients a fresh look and boost in self-confidence. And they do so with a wide slate of beauty treatments. In the salon, Adriana and her stylists cut, color, and treat hairdos. The spa, meanwhile, features mani-pedis, acupuncture, and customized facials that pare down blemishes and wrinkles.
More than 140 colors of OPI polish comprise the rainbow of options that the technicians at Be's Beauty Salon & Nail Spa use to decorate clients’ nails. They also use some 60 shades of OPI Gelcolor lacquer. But the staff doesn’t stop at nails. In addition to indulgent manicures and pedicures, which might include a minty menthol leg mask, they perform haircuts and color services, waxes, and facials.
Timothy Stimac, owner of the Bremerton salon and spa that bears his name, has traversed the globe in search of new cutting and styling techniques. His thirst for knowledge and frequent-flyer miles led him to train in Italy, where he picked up some new coloring techniques before hopping over to London to work on his cutting skills. Timothy now shares his international knowledge with his team of stylists, who work with professional products to imbue their clients’ hair with rich color and volume. These products include all-natural selections from Aveda, which infuse strands with pure flower and plant essences. While the stylists condition or clip away at hair, nail technicians stationed nearby scrub hands with butter manicures and mango passion pedicures, gently reproving clients who attempt to lick their palms for a sample of the fruit-infused salves.
"Hip" and "kid-friendly" aren't often adjectives that go together, but Rebecca changed all that when she founded Twirl Caf?. A mother herself, Rebecca envisioned Twirl as a place where kids and adults could come to have fun in their own ways. For children, there?s a custom-built jungle tree house, which oversees a play area replete with a train table, a reading area, and a play kitchen. For adults, the caf? stocks coffee, espresso, and craft beers, and provides access to free Wi-Fi so guests can catch up on the news or send out urgent chain emails.
Another all-aged pleaser is the caf??s menu, which includes items made with locally sourced ingredients. Dishes include breakfast sandwiches on Macrina Country biscuits with nitrate-free bacon, eggs, and Tillamook cheddar or sweet grilled melts with cinnamon, raisins, and cream cheese. And, each week the caf? also serves a rotating menu of dinner specials, which can include anything from barbecue chicken sliders to butternut squash lasagna. Friday nights are the real draw though, when Twirl Caf? invites kids to don their PJs and adults to wear their comfiest usher costume for the weekly "pizza and a movie" night.
West Seattle Fabric Company's sewing emporium extends to the new Stitch and Sew Studio, which is located down the street from the fabric store. Within this creative haven, guests are encouraged to flex their imagination with the studio's collection of easy-to-use sewing machines and ample work surfaces. In the bright, open studio, instructors teach patrons of all skill levels—during classes, events, and parties—sewing and quilting tips and tricks. From alteration lessons to quilt binding and mending, new Stich and Sew Studio provides clear and simple instruction in a friendly and casual atmosphere. And during open sewing sessions and sewing classes, staff members dispense pro tips as students harness the studio's patterns and tools to whip up pillow shams, dresses, and curtains to shade their stuffed animal cloning lab.
Few things are more important to a well-groomed woman than her nails, and Seattle’s Julep nail parlor location is particularly adept at serving those needs. Located in downtown, adjacent to the Red Lion Hotel, Seattle’s Julep – with more locations in University Village, Bellevue and Gig Harbor – offers more than just attention to nails. Waxing and facial treatment round out the shop’s top qualities, while the most popular option remains the Julep Manicure, which combines a paraffin wrap and sea salt exfoliation with an extended massage session. Many of the treatments and manicure sessions are designed to last weeks, making sure customers can keep their fresh looks until it’s time to return for another session at the trendy, modern salon space, outfitted with comfortable treatment chairs and moody lighting.