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.
L?Oreal Professional, Kerastase, Coppola Keratin Complex, and Pureology. These high-end products help Shauna Suarez craft a blend of classic and modern hairstyles inside Mollie Michelle Salon. She cuts away unwanted length and adds layers to give 'dos more dimension. When it comes to color, Shauna uses techniques that include foil highlights, balayage, and corrective color to fix DIY mishaps with such agents as Kool Aid or house paint.
At Shades of Beauty Dezign, an appointment is more than a haircut, makeup application, or facial?it's also a learning experience. That's because stylist Michelle and aesthetician Katana spend their time simultaneously beautifying their clients and teaching them how to replicate their looks at home. They do all of this in pursuit of a shared mission to make their clients feel more confident in themselves when they leave the salon.
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.
Tanya does more than polish nails, though they'll be exquisitely painted by the time she's through. During her spa mani-pedis, for instance, she runs the extremities through warm hand soaks and aromatic foot baths, rubs cream around the cuticles and exfoliates the skin, then clips, files, and buffs the nails and massages the feet before a paraffin dip and polish completes the treatment. Magic Beauty features many treatments such as these, and while Tanya takes care of hands and feet, the staff comprises hairstylists, waxing technicians, and laser technicians, each doing their part to pretty up their clients so they can strut down the street and turn heads of passersby and marble statues.
With a legacy stretching back more than 45 years, All About Hair pairs each of its styling stations with skilled artisans who mold manes for men, women, and children. Dedicated to honing their skills through continued education, these stylists demonstrate their professionalism while employing products from Joico, Redken, American Crew, and Biolage. In addition to haircuts, their roster of hair services includes feather extensions, Japanese hair straightening, and keratin straightening treatments. When they aren't primping coiffures, they render facials using both European and American ingredients and techniques. While extracting unwanted hair, they use a low-temperature wax comprised of natural resins and sun-bleached beeswax that avoid irritating the skin, unlike the Blue Man Group's uniform. They can also treat ultrasensitive epidermises to Brazilian blue hard wax.