Salon Moselle’s stylists and aestheticians are serious about their craft. Some among the group have been in the beauty industry for more than 35 years, and all of them make ongoing education a priority to stay on top of the latest trends and styling techniques. A glimpse at the company’s Facebook page, however, shows that those impressive skills come with a strong sense of humor. Their group portraits capture them joking around and jumping in the air with an enthusiasm that extends to their salon and spa treatments. When they aren’t posing for goofy photos or refilling empty hairspray canisters with silly string, the stylists and aesthetician complete conditioning treatments, facials, and massages.
Within the 25-year established Front Street Studios, deft stylist, Paula Sato brandishes the potent Brazilian Blowout formula to iron out waves and tame frizzy manes for up to 3 months. The 90-minute streamlining process kicks off with a quick shampoo and "South Pacific" sing-along before strands slink into a protective coating of the protein-packed serum. Next, the stylist diligently blow-dries and flat-irons locks, before rinsing and glazing a second and third time to marry hair to its new smooth, shiny demeanor and lock-out imminent frizzies. After a final gust of blow-dried air, headscapes receive a stylish pruning to highlight their newfound sleekness. Though heads may remain in their calmer state for up three months, patrons should use suitable aftercare products and avoid Van de Graaf generators for optimal results.
Amore Day Spa’s owner Kelly Kim spent years honing her craft by working as a licensed aesthetician and product specialist before opening her own day spa in 2011. Born and raised in South Korea, she spent the first eight years of her career traveling between her home country and Seattle, making her particularly well-suited to address the needs of other busy women who often forget to make time for themselves. Together with her staff, Kelly doles out relaxation in the form of everything from tailored hot-stone massages to whole-body steam treatments that leave skin feeling soft and polished with help from salt or sugar scrubs. She can also cut down morning makeup routines with permanent eyeliner or employ full-body waxing services to trim seconds off long commutes by playground slide.
At I Do Faces, clinical aesthetician Adrienne Maas pampers and beautifies countenances with an array of services. Some deal with surface repair, including photorejuvenation and microdermabrasion, whereas half a dozen facials delve beneath the pores to treat acne and blemishes with Sothys, Vivite, and Sonage products. Facial and body waxing and makeup application round out the services.
Pumpkin. Blueberry. Coconut. These might sound like your favorite pie or iced-coffee flavors, but as licensed aesthetician Jenn Anarell knows, the essence of these fruits can actually benefit your skin. For more than seven years, Jenn has been fending off oil and acne with her signature facial treatments, using natural fruit extracts to make skin clearer and healthier. Guests can also indulge in the salon’s other services, such as haircuts and coloring, waxing, and sunless tanning.
Not content to let their dream be anything but memorable, owners Sonny and Debbie Carroll brought modernist flourishes to the space they selected to serve as a home for their salon. Beneath soaring vaulted ceilings and full-length windows, the existing Brazilian zebra-wood floor glowed the shade of rich molasses, ideal for the sleek haircare stations that the couple would bring in.
Now, with the salon in full swing, light fixtures with the metallic complexity of alien flora shine over potted plants near skilled stylists, who snip and sculpt tresses. As patrons survey the nearby Ronald Reagan Sports Park, the aesthetes wield a selection of products by lines such as Enjoy and Eufora. A fleet of services fills the salon with the busy chorus of humming hair dryers, snapping scissors, and paper clips asking for career advice.
Sanctuary Salon enlists the aid of Paul Mitchell products to tame man manes and subdue feral lady locks. Scissor-wielding specialists snip away at lengthy locks before a stylist sculpts hair into devastating updos or awe-inspiring replicas of the Washington Monument. Conditioning treatments, which last approximately 25 minutes, anoint strands with Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi wild-ginger keratin intensive treatment to repair, smooth, and moisturize hair and oust tumbleweeds.