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.
Dr. Toler and the conscientious crew at Tacoma Chiropractic commit themselves to healing ailments using their spine-straightening skills. A one-hour massage can relieve stress, unknot overworked muscles, and clear away the tension of held-back curse words. Clients can choose from a myriad of massage options, including deep tissue, relaxation, Swedish, and therapeutic, depending on their needs. The center's soothing yellow and green walls evoke Mother Nature, enveloping each patient in her nurturing arms, while its tenacious team slakes stress from aching bodies.
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.
Laser light is a quick, relatively painless, and effective method for removing unwanted hair. A long-pulse, high-energy laser emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin and directly targets follicles, effectively treating unwanted hair. Unlike the lasers utilized by popular film hero and 2010 California gubernatorial hopeful Iron Man, these friendly beams are easy, comfortable, and treat hair follicles faster than other methods. The surrounding tissue is unaffected, and there is little to no irritation of the skin. Most areas usually require three to six treatments performed in six- to ten-week intervals to fully rid the dermis of unwelcome fur. Dr. Robert Niedblaski and the certified professionals at the physician-owned-and-operated Laser Hair & Skin Center will strip your lip of unwanted strands ($396 per package; a package is up to five treatments) or whip your bikini line ($796 per package) into two-piece shape just in time for Unusually Casual Friday at the office.