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.
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.
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.
Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon?s hairstylists refresh locks with Davines nourishing conditioner, which is empowered by vitamins, amino acids, and essential oils. The team also resurrects graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility?s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with ?minence Organic Skin Care salves, and unwanted hair is kept at bay with organic waxing.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and business practices are eco-friendly. Mode Organic Salon?s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.
Petra Tuss—who honed her skills during extensive training with Goldwell and Scruples hair color, KMS, and American Crew—has an impressive portfolio spanning more than a decade. She can cut a sleek bob or infuse long, wavy locks with an ombre effect. She can cover select strands with foil to produce eye-catching highlights or better television reception. She can also make frizzy hair smooth with a keratin treatment that lasts up to six months.