Be forewarned: Simply Bliss Salon is not your average frou-frou, super-chic upper Northwest haircut and style salon. Located on the lower floor of a massive apartment building, some who enter might be put off by the initial aesthetics of the place, which nearly-bare walls and simple floors. But just as beauty is more than skin deep, don’t let first impressions fool you; customers who stay for a service tend to walk out the door feeling quite lovely. Cuts and color are specialties here, offered at discounted prices when compared to many of the high-end spaces that exist around the city. Stylists work primarily with organic coloring products that maintain the natural moisture and protein balance of the hair, and Brazilian keratin treatments are also available, as are waxing services.
The attentive staff at Revo Nails & Spa festoons fingers and toes with a glossy array of nature nails, acrylic nails, and CND Shellac polishes. But that's just the final step in relaxing nail regimens that include foaming sea-soak whirlpool baths, reflexology massages, and meticulous grooming and buffing services. Lest extremities have all the fun, the staff also brings complexions to a radiant glow with nourishing facials and subdues tension in the muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, also designing packages for brides or those playing the role of king, queen, or spoiled mayor for a day.
You'd never need a calendar inside DuPont Nails and Spa. Just look to the pedicure chairs that line the wall, and see what's on the fingers and toes of the smiling clientele. DuPont's nail techs often create designs perfect for the season: maybe snowflakes for Christmas, hearts for Valentine's Day, or pink blooms for spring, which would make every handshake like giving someone a bouquet of acrylic flowers. Of course, they also cover fingers and toes in solid colors and season-agnostic designs; but whatever the chosen look, the aestheticians rely on products from brands such as OPI, Gelish, and Venique.
Stylists complement the nail services with haircuts for men and women?perhaps adding chemical relaxers or a balayage effect to achieve the desired look. DuPont's full line-up of spa services also includes organic facials, waxing, and massage.