A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.
With upcoming summer music festivals and impromptu late-night synchronized swims, bare skin will be making its seasonal comeback once again. Fist pump to the next show with the confidence provided by a full arm wax ($45+) or underarm treatment ($25+). Wick the spring showers from your smoothened features with a full face wax (excluding brows, $35+), or decrease the speed of pondering by targeting just the chin ($20+). In the event that you attend a nervous public speech, remain confident even in imaginary attire with a full leg and bikini wax (from $80). A full list of services and prices can be found here.
Based in London, Truly Great United Kingdom has made its way to the States to gussy up clients and speckle floors with crumpet crumbs at three full-service salons in Washington, Nevada, and Colorado. The salon offers a range of services, including cuts, color applications, and deep-conditioning treatments, as well as European-grade Remy human-hair extensions that have not been bathed in acid or treated with a protein coating. Guests can step in for thermal-fused extensions in a variety of lengths, knowing that the roots and ends of the hair will match in color.
For weddings, dances, and galas held just because you poured black ink all over your favorite tie, a simple ponytail just won't do. That's where Studio 8 Hair Design's crew of professional hairstylists comes into the picture. The staff stands at the ready to snip away split ends, add a lively shade of color, and create stylish updos. Services aren't limited to cuts and color, though. Staffers can wax away unwanted facial hair, adorn strands with feather extensions, and relax scalps with massages during conditioning treatments.
The skilled tress tamers at Chocolates, Cherries & Blondes shear, shade, and mold manes with singular products in an upbeat, airy setting. Lemon walls envelop the studio's hanging mirrors as clients’ frazzled follicles receive a stress-relieving complimentary head massage before each treatment. During a one-hour haircut, a stylist shampoos out oil, dirt, and fruit headdresses to invigorate scalps, then clips and reconstructs head hedges with face-framing layers, a reverse Bobby Darin, or an eye-catching tri-hawk ($20+ for men, $30+ for women). Transform ’dos with a mini foil ($40+), vibrant all-over color ($60+), or partial-foil ($70+) or full-foil treatments ($90+), generating radiant locks that give off sparks when placed inside a microwave.
Starting in 1985 with a single location on Pacific Highway, Stan Parente proceeded to build a large client base at his eponymous salon, eventually expanding to his current locations in Federal Way, Maple Valley, and Bellevue. Despite the steady march of his hair empire, Parente remains true to the fundamentals that led to his initial success. He still works onsite in each salon and keeps shelves stocked with products from quality brands such as Oribe Hair Care and Bumble and bumble. Professional seminars and practice sessions hone stylists' skills until they can make unkempt hair arrange itself with a single, intimidating glance. Each location boasts its own unique aesthetic: Federal Way is decked out in vibrant yellow walls and high ceilings, Maple Valley sports rich wooden floors and brick walls, and the newly remodeled Bellevue branch is kitted out with corrugated-metal stations and unvarnished, wooden walls.