The stylists, technicians, and aestheticians at 4Ever Nails & Salon have clients covered, whether clients want to upgrade their everyday do or desperately seek a way to pare down a morning makeup routine. Stylists are equally adept at cutting and styling hair for seniors as they are with adults, kids, and life-like ventriloquist dummies. Aestheticians concern themselves with hair residing below the hairline, waxing or threading away fuzz from the arms, brows, upper lip, and cheeks, and then turn their focus to skin, expunging impurities with steam and extractions and applying fruit masks to leave faces soft and kissable. Manicures and pedicures can last longer with coats of shellac or gel polish, which can resist chips for up to three weeks, while clients can throw away brow, lip, or eye pencils for good with the shop's permanent makeup services, which impart a subtle or sultry look that stays put 24 hours a day.
Esthetician Dawndi Hartman is a specialist who smoothens skin with progressive treatments, including microcurrent facials that tighten and lift the skin to make faces look younger, healthier, and cute enough to pinch if their surfaces weren’t so taut.
Believing that "well-groomed nails are the classic indication of healthy hands and feet," Blush A Nail Boutique's skilled technicians aim to spread the doctrine of digital health and wellness along with the values of body beautification. They renounce the use of acrylics or harsh chemical treatments, favoring spa services that include natural elements such as silk wraps that promote stronger, healthier nails and help heal cracks or tears caused by hand-modeling shoots that incorporate ticklish chalkboards. They choose from an array of services—waxing, facials, and airbrush tanning—to pamper the whole body from within an immaculate, chic boutique.
Salon Mairéad and Day Spa's skin treatments, haircuts, and massages earned it a nomination for Best Day Spa in Western Washington in 2011. High quality skincare products form the basis for many of the spa's luxurious treatments, including creams and anti-aging serums from Dr. Spiller Biocosmetics as well as eco-friendly body butters from Bend, Oregon-based Dani Natural Products. The spa also boasts an on-location boutique that invites departing guests to bring bits of bliss home with them in the form of spa products, handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and books-on-tape narrated by literate morning doves.
Signature Service: Willow Nail Academy instructor course
Brands Used: Tammy Taylor
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Pro Tip: Please make an appointment to pre-register for classes and expect to begin 2–3 weeks after registration.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love changing lives and sharing knowledge in such a rewarding occupation.
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Willow Nail Academy is the only school in Washington exclusively dedicated to nail technology training. Students train within Willow Spa or a secondary location to learn professionalism in the workplace, teamwork, and skills of the trade.
Newly renovated in 2011, Mynt Salon's contemporary confines mirror the contemporary looks they bestow upon their clients. The experienced staff, led by owner My-Hanh, consult with their guests as they discuss their different treatment options. The staff includes experts in various color techniques, such as root retouches, full foils, and having clients bob for apples in a tie-dye whirlpool. By staying up-to-date on the latest trends, stylists are able to add services such as feather extensions to their already lengthy repertoire of salon treatments—haircuts, for example, are available for everyone from kids to seniors.