Sip champagne while your feet soak in a warm whirlpool bath. Relax as a hydrating mask softens your skin and a massage loosens your muscles. Feel the tingle of raw epson salts and essential oils as they rejuvenate your skin during a full-body scrub. All of the above?and plenty more?is possible at Studio J Salon & Day Spa, a full-service beauty haven where nothing takes a backseat to relaxation.
That's not to say that relaxation is all this place has to offer. A team of hairstylists offers cuts and coloring treatments along with conditioning services that give locks some added oomph. And aestheticians draw from dozens of facials to address chronic skin issues such as acne, dryness, and seasonal molting. Speaking of skin, the spa even features an experienced tattoo artist who can create custom designs to complete a total makeover.
Amid ocean-blue walls splashed with tropical orange accents and beach-themed décor, Salon Makai's seasoned stylists relax, nourish, and refine harried heads with expert precision. Patrons sidle up to a shampoo station to let stylists shower heads in warm, soothing water and slather strands with a rich deep-conditioning serum. Focused fingers then massage the scalp, soothing cranial surfaces stressed out from months of tight ponytails and burrowing hair gophers. Finally, scissors snip away old growth and sculpt a sophisticated new cut, after which clients can return home to style tresses to suit their tastes or bask in a professional blow-dry and style for an additional $20.
The friendly staff at Swanky! lull clients' meddling mind matter with a soothing touch paralleled only by the voices of NPR. Chatter drifts between beauty beds and chairs, creating an ambience warmed further by precision, style, and experience.
The world of beauty is international and the career opportunities are many to both young and mature students who wish to retrain for a new career. BJ's Beauty & Barber College, with a location in historical South Tacoma and another in South Hill in Puyallup, nurtures student learning with their small class sizes and comfortable oasis full of leather treatment chairs, green-leafed floral accents, and private skincare rooms. The styling floor features stations for intermediate, junior, and senior stylists, who create classic and trendy cuts, bouncy permed curls, face-brightening highlights, and up-dos at reduced prices and instructors are on hand to monitor the students' work.
The hand-painted murals at Tuscan Salon may catch clients' eyes on the way in, but it's the trendy ?dos created by stylist Chantha Touch that keep them gazing into the mirrors on the way out. To achieve these styles, Chantha?who boasts two decades of styling experience?uses nourishing conditioners to ward off frizz and carefully trims long locks to eliminate split ends. She also wields an arsenal of finishing tools, such as blow-driers, straighteners, and bluebirds on loan from Cinderella to sculpt manes into sleek final styles.