Frizziness, though considered "mucche fashionablyie" during Christopher Marlowe's time, is looked upon today as a despised facet marring your follicular gemstone. If your hair has ever suffered from the "vile heretical conceipts" of humidity, dryness, and being deliciously salted and krinkle-kut, strike back with the nutrient blast of Amy's Brazilian Blowout. After a deep cleaning, the salon's cutting and conditioning crew will slather your brain-box with the second-most magical Brazilian concoction after caipirinhas before blowing it dry with their powerful cybernetic lungs. They'll close by locking in the benefits with a heat-infusing hot-iron application. Frizz is eliminated from any type of hair, even chemically straightened locks, for roughly 10–12 weeks and replaced with a high-gloss shine; a soft, silky texture; and a glow of sexiness powerful enough to irradiate an unshielded goldfish.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
A beauty-industry veteran for more than 20 years, owner Inez Gray fosters a creative environment at Habitude Day Spa and Salon, where her energetic staff beautifies clients with customized hair-, skin-, and body-care services. Her team of innovative stylists and aestheticians enhances exteriors with the aid of Aveda and Bumble and bumble products and goes to great lengths to ensure each client's experience parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. While clients indulge in such services as essential mani-pedis and Brazilian blowouts, Habitude's eco-friendly space wraps around them, helping to soothe their senses with its contemporary western decor and eco boutique packed with fair-trade gifts and trinkets. The salon makes regular donations to its good-karma bank by continually giving back to the community and by serving as a training ground for up-and-coming green stylists, who earn their shears through the Crux Academy.
"When a client is in your chair they should be the center of your universe," Armand states matter-of-factly on his website. The sentence sums up the mission that he and the Salon Armand team back up with pampering action and their signature customized consultations. More than just a quick check-in, these consults involve a staff member listening thoroughly to the client's hair desires. The team works closely with guests to ensure each service matches the client's lifestyle and personal expression, even whipping up hair color tailored to the client's own mood ring—red means mad, whereas purple means under the influence of grape soda.
The thoughtfulness of the boutique salon shines through in its earth-friendly and personal touches. Rotating displays by local and national artists dot the walls, and organic and sustainable products styled exclusively by Aveda.
Inside of an imposing gray building and behind giant glass doors, Bowie Salon and Spa delivers hair treatments to a unisex clientele that respects current trends. Aside from custom cuts, the salon offers a variety of specialty conditioning treatments, as well as hair extensions, bridal styling and blowouts. Its color approaches include full and partial foil, as well as Ombre treatments that pair lightened tips with darker roots in contrasting colors that seem natural. With tall ceilings and plenty of space between stylists’ stations, clients feel as calm as the Buddha statue that graces the salon’s front desk. Bowie’s large space also means the salon can host styling for groups, including the “Bubbles and Blowouts" service. For those who have trouble making time for an appointment, Bowie does styling house-calls.
Allure Salon’s stylists beautify clients with the latest hair trends and styles inside the modern, loft-styled boutique, located close to Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park. The team plies its trade under exposed beams and cerulean accents, which add to a bright, open atmosphere not dissimilar to congressional hearings at the U.S. Capitol building before they added the dome. Allure’s stylists use top products such as Moroccanoil and Davines as they shampoo, repair, and style clients’ locks. Seattle Magazine highlighted Allure as one of the city’s salons to visit for feather extensions—a “hippie-chic twist on the clip-on extension”—and stylists remove the extensions at no charge.