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.
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.
Attending to your needs as both an individual and as one of a pair, Savi's massage therapists will untie knots and loosen the lids of stuck muscle jars. Well versed in many styles of massage, each staffer is a master of finding and erasing freeloading stressors with the precision of the hundredth decimal spot. While you and your co-relaxer gradually melt into the tables of the lovely private couple's suite, feel free to accompany the session with gentle chitchat, or just keep it quiet, allowing the therapists’ hands to do the talking.
From inside Vamp Salon and Spa, aesthetician Teresa Garcia rejuvenates complexions with high-tech treatments. During medical-strength peels, she uses PCA products to rejuvenate skin and reduce blemishes. She also sloughs off dead skin cells with a microdermabrasion mechanical wand, exfoliates with customized facials, and removes unwanted hair with waxing.
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.
Lady Broussard Skincare nurtures patrons with treatments that blend traditional beauty rituals, such as European facials and microdermabrasion, with holistic therapies, such as stress-busting reflexology. Complimentary refreshments relax clients as beauty professionals revitalize skin with custom masks and exfoliating glycolic peels or christen the body with a pink-champagne scrub before painting on its new nautical name. Products from PCA, Bioelements, and the spa's own proprietary line power many of the skin-focused services, which are complemented by additional aesthetic enhancements, such as mink eyelash extensions and waxing for both face and body.