Going to a luxurious salon is like dropping tension off at the baby sitter's house, except salons don't press charges when the stressified leave tension behind and slip stealthily out of the country. Unload expatriating worries with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a haircut and a choice of partial highlights or tint at Caruh on Roosevelt (up to a $115 value).
Caruh is an Aveda-concept salon that offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation services. Part firefighter, part scuba-geared treasure hunter, Caruh's stylists can tame flaming flare-ups of frizz or use a new 'do to unearth solid gold glances from a sea of attractive strangers. Harness rogue follicles with a cut and style—administered by a junior stylist—which includes a personalized consultation before a sudsing and snipping of sassy strands into a peacefully pleasant coif ($40). A choice of either partial highlights ($85) or tint ($65) will rejuvenate flagging follicles and liven up your locks.
As an Aveda exclusive salon, Caruh quenches thirsty skin and strands using products packed with mostly organic raw herbs and essential oils. Botanically based products keep the globe grinning, along with the company's commitment to crafting products using 100% certified wind power, which is good for eco-conscious beauty routines and bad for father-daughter golf outings. Aveda has donated $18 million over the last decade to support clean-water efforts and to help eliminate pollution around the world. In honor of Earth Day, Aveda has set aside the month of April to bring light to these causes and at-home projects.
The staff at Aveda Caruh Salon knows what it’s like to want to bring your inner beauty to the outside. As their website says, “We think our exterior of our building looks awful and are glad that ‘beauty is on the inside.’” They may not be able to do much with the exterior, but owner Cyndi DeSoto and her salon and spa teams bring the beauty of their clients to the forefront with hair and skin services that use plant-based Aveda products and organic essential oils squeezed from delicate flower organs.
Since it opened in 1988, the salon has not only expanded its space and gone from styling mullets to long layers and pixie cuts, it’s also been voted one of the Top 200 Salons in America by Salon Today magazine. It isn’t just the precision cuts and colors, clarifying facials, or muscle-soothing massages that make it a top salon; it’s also the exuberant spirit of the staff. On average, Caruh donates about $40,000 per year to local charities, and every first Thursday, the salon closes for three hours for the staff to meet, bond, and celebrate successes.
6417 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115Get Directions