Within Urban Oasis Yoga & Wellness's integrated health-care center resides a brigade of holistic healers, including naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, clinical psychologists, and 12 certified yoga instructors, who work together to help patrons reach mental and physical wellness. Designed with natural elements in mind—stone, wood, metal, fire, water, and heart—the center strives to meet each guest's physical and emotional needs with services that include acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and integrative mind-body therapy. The connection between the mind and body can be further cultivated in one of Urban Oasis' daily yoga classes, ranging from the very physically vigorous power Vinyasa style to more therapeutic traditions well-suited for beginners or practitioners with especially stiff muscles or temporarily blind third eyes.
The most striking thing about Effleurage Skin Care’s skin treatments is their variety. Acne facials and collagen-infusion treatments add moisture to faces, whereas ultrasonic facials use a specific frequency to smooth out fine lines and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Like the illusion that all parents understand advanced algebra, skincare must be maintained in the home, which is why the studio also sells clinical-strength creams and cleansers including USA-manufactured Image Skincare and all-natural Dermalogica products.
One of the largest cosmetology schools in the northwest, Gene Juarez Academy instructs students to skillfully style hair under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. While making their way through the program, students perfect their skills on the bustling salon floor by snipping, coloring, and styling tresses. Guests not only receive these services at a discounted rate, but also get a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process via the instructor’s running commentary.
Kneady Body's 9 licensed massage therapists utilize a deep pool of knowledge as they carry out the decade-old co-op center's slate of custom services. From therapeutic and prenatal bodywork to massages promising full-body relaxation and relief from stress, therapists specialize in countless modalities, each informed by their training at renowned institutions such as the Cortiva Institute, the Seattle Massage School, and the School of Hard Kneads. Since every practitioner is also an owner, clients can expect passionate service coupled with individualized attention toward each client's needs and personality.
The savvy stylists of Chemistry, a Celsius Salon practice shampoo shamanism in a modern industrial setting. Gentlemen can check follicular overgrowth with the men’s cut ($30+), and ladies can shoot for a smart new ‘do with the women’s styling ($40+). The Virgin Tint ($60+) allows devious locks to hide the colorful trysts of their past, and the Hair Reconstructive System ($25+) recharges protein- and moisture-starved head hides. Special occasions and depressed 'do's can call for the gravity defying updo service ($50+). Both salons’ sleek furnishings create a chic, futuristic ambience akin to the cryogenically frozen Burt Gilliam.
Michelle Metzger has spent her 14 years in the beauty industry perfecting each of her specialties. Those include trendy haircuts and Coppola Keratin hair-smoothing treatments that reduce frizz and add shine. She also doles out expert blowouts using either a blow dryer or a hand fan, whichever the client prefers.
Established in 1979, Salon Boulevard has a long history of making clients look beautiful with haircuts, color treatments, and waxing. Though it has been around for more than 30 years, the salon employs stylists that stay at the forefront of the field by keeping up with the latest styles, techniques, and ways to get rid of frizz by channeling the spirit world. The staff offers a variety of services, and includes a stylist with 20 years of experience, another with 30 years of experience, and a barber who has been with the salon since it first opened its doors.