Housed inside a rustic brick building in downtown Tacoma, a trio of stylists?Mia, Missy, and Amber?sling L'Or?al products as they cut, color, and alter the texture of clients' hair. Meanwhile, in private treatment rooms enveloped in warm earthy tones, massage therapist Abrah calls upon custom techniques and hot stones to break apart stress and assuage muscle pains. The salon's aesthetician, Kylee, also works in the private treatment rooms to pump up lashes with synthetic extensions and strip away surplus fuzz with waxing treatments for the face, full body, and dorsal fin.
If not for a display case brimming with products for hair and skin, one might confuse the welcoming L'Or?al salon for a friend's posh home. The ebullient space boasts comfortable living-room furniture and delicate chandeliers flanked by lilac wall hues and wood trim.
Since putting the finishing touches on the hairdo of their first customer more than 10 years ago, Attitudes Salon’s crew of talented stylists has worked diligently to foster a welcoming atmosphere while offering a slew of fashionable services. So dedicated is the team to both keeping their skills honed and remaining abreast of current trends that it regularly engages in training courses. Specializing in snipping chic styles, the stylists meet with each client for a pre-cut consultation to come up with a style that will flatter their features and express their personality. Throughout the day, the salon remains abuzz with staffers highlighting hair, waxing brows, and restoring radiance to fingers that have mistaken paint buckets for soap dispensers.
The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.
BeBe Salon & Spa offers a wide variety of hair services to ensure that scalp gardens are properly pruned and pigmented for the summertime. During your appointment, one of the salon's talented stylists will tend to your tip-toppiest details using only high-end, professional hair products. Choose to add some pep to your 'do with all-over color ($55–$70). A partial foil ($80–$100) or a hand-painted Balayage highlighting treatment ($120+) will embellish your crown with a sun-kissed shimmer, while a deep conditioning treatment ($10–$40) will repair hairs damaged from excessive chlorine exposure or diets rich in frizz. Feed follicles some chill pills with the Coppola Keratin Smoothing System, a revolutionary treatment which infuses hair cuticles with keratin (starting at $420, but first-time treatments are half off). Men's haircuts start at $45, and women's haircuts start at $55, with special-occasion 'dos for prom queens ($50+) and brides alike ($95).
Embellish divides the inside of its sea-green and turquoise Mondrian exterior into four separate areas to cover its entire range of services: styling, coloring, well-being, and shopping. In the styling space, ladies looking to truncate their surplus strands can get a basic cut ($40–$70) or upgrade to an elite cut ($60–$80) which involves adding iron works of your choice, before wrangling the whole thing into the shape of their favorite Gothic cathedral with a styling ($30–$55). Over in the color space, Embellish's mane painters will render your spiky anime hair nice and purple again with an array of full color treatments ($60–$150) and partial highlights ($60–$100). Prices vary based on the stylist and amount of work needed. Relax in the soothing blue and neutral tones of the well-being space as a hair therapy session ($45–$85) renovates your brain-lawn. Depending on your preference, your hair therapy can either feed nutrients to a malnourished mane, detox it after a night of soaking in whiskey, clear it of dandruff or excess sebum, or grow it long enough to double as an escape ladder in the event of witch abduction. A lip/eyebrow waxing ($15) strips away superfluous 'staches, and a cosmetics lesson ($45) will teach newbies how to decorate their face without looking like they just endured a sloppy make-out session with a clown.
Looking around Pacific Avenue Salon & Spa, a rustic Italian villa might come to mind. That?s because each piece of decor situated within the 10,000-square-foot day spa exudes that vibe, from the intricate ironwork on the stairs to the cobblestones lining its walkways. In a bright, airy salon space, guests can relax on leather salon chairs facing mirrors that reflect their new haircuts and more vibrant hair colors. Other visitors can retire to private massage rooms in the hopes that therapeutic, Swedish, or deep-tissue techniques will work out their muscle aches and kinks. Elsewhere, the spa?s licensed professionals pamper clients with body wraps that utilize ingredients such as greek yogurt, pumpkin, or coffee and jojoba. The expansive retreat also features a pool, gym, and sauna and hot tub that give clients a place to unwind and decide which state of water they like best: liquid or gas.