Housed inside a rustic brick building in downtown Tacoma, a trio of stylists—Mia, Missy, and Amber—sling L'Oréal 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'Oréal 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.
With every snip of her shears, Amber Pubols shows off the skills she learned at The Salon Professional Academy. Her haircuts and hair-coloring services at la tresse help fill out the salon's menu, which also includes facials, eyelash extensions, waxing, and massages. She enhances each of her services with high-quality haircare products from L'Oréal, Série Expert, and Texture Expert.
Embellish Multispace Salon's talented aestheticians call themselves "Daymakers," a reference to their pleasant manner and professional recommendations, which make guests of the modern, loft-like salon look and feel beautiful. The specialists can deftly deforest fuzzy necks ($20) or remove pesky handlebar mustaches that sprout overnight ($15). Guests can also opt for a combination of two waxing areas ($25), preparing visages for glamorous photo shoots at the DMV. Additionally, Groupon customers can add a lip or brow waxing (normally $15) to any service for $5, and will also enjoy 10% off any product purchases or additional services booked.
Salon Swish’s expert stylists offer a full range of high-quality salon services in a refreshingly fun and relaxed atmosphere. Ladies' 'dos ($35+) flatter and frame feminine faces, while men’s cuts ($22+) increase blind-date-success percentages. With a range of color options to choose from, full foil color ($100+), root touch-ups ($60+), or two-tone color ($70+) can take dull strands to chromatic heights only Sherpas can comfortably breathe at. Guests can eliminate rogue face ($30), brow ($15), chin ($10), or lip ($10) fuzzies while chatting with their friendly tress transformer in Swish’s modern, spacious setting.
Inside Vamp Salon and Spa’s lime-green oasis, licensed therapist Cindy Miller brings pain to a halt with soothing massage kneads. Clients relax in private rooms during sessions, where Cindy uses warm towels, essential oils, and Swedish or deep-tissue techniques to loosen muscular knots.
The staff of CJ Salon & Spa prides itself on providing a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet of top-notch treatments in an elegant, cozy atmosphere, including spa services, skincare, hair removal, and select salon services. Tackle the full expanse of the soul sack, beginning with a brow wax ($12) to mold your mood modifiers and a basic bikini wax ($40 and up) before girding yourself in summer's fashionably risqué bloomers. You can also polish a dingy frontispiece with a 45-minute Dermalogica skin treatment ($55 and up), which includes a facial double cleanse, thorough exfoliation, extractions (if needed), a soothing mask, revivifying toner, and skin protectant to guard the recently excavated baby skin from harsh elements such as sun, wind, and the Objectivist lanthanide, aynrandium. A 30-minute mini facial ($40 and up) is a simplified variation for faces on the go, and includes a soothing cleanser, exfoliation, mask, toner, and thorough moisturizer for the face’s naturally occurring desert patches.