Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Make-up

I had a fun time doing some Halloween make-up this morning, it's fun to dress up outside of the normal day-to-day. Pictured here are a sugar skull, spider queen, and a candy skull. I always think it would be fun to be a movie make-up artist, the ability to create creatures and watch it come to life would be so much fun, but I think you would need to live in Hollywood to make a career like that, so I will satisfy my creativity with a little local special effects make-up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Northwest Nail Retreat!!

This is my second year attending the northwest nail retreat, and my experience was just as amazing as the first time I went! The camp is located on Vashon Island in Seattle. It is surrounded by woods, water, and lots of wild life. It is just beautiful!

I got the chance to compete in my first nail competition, it was scary putting my work out in front of over a hundred of my peers, but I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone because I learned so much! My co-worker Terrie was my model, and I placed 13th in the novice category. I think I did well for my first competition, and most importantly, I learned a lot from it.

I took many different classes and learned to improve some of my techniques for my clients, which is so important to me. Some of the teachers really stood out and I am going to be incorporating their training. Vickie Peters taught a Master Gel Polish Class and taught techniques to keep gel polish from lifting which is so great, because as gel polish has grown in popularity, it is important to learn and grow with our products to offer our clients the very best service. Another exciting thing was that I became certified in IBX. I learned about this great product last year at camp, and I've been working with it since then, but now I know I can actually help to fix my clients peeling, and or ridged nails and all different kinds of damage to the nail plate. I can't wait to attend more camps in the future, because I had such a blast and I truly love nails!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


It's that time of year, for the 12's to show some Seahawk pride! We are having fun with some brightly colored clip-in hair extensions, where them game day, or anytime. Easy to put in or remove. Lots of fun, and starts up some great conversations.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Shellac is in!

We love the new colors for fall! CND Shellac Fall/Autumn 2014 Color Collection, 'Modern Folklore', featuring rich seasonal shades inspired by art adornment and embellished effects. The CND Modern Folklore consists of 6 fall colors such as: Locket love Fine Vermilion Rose Brocade Crimson Sash Plum Paisley Indigo Frock

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Time for back to school!

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over and soon school will be back in session! While it’s fun to collect your supplies and find new clothes, it’s even more exciting to freshen up your look with a new style. Make a statement with your hair when you head back on campus this year! Back to school haircuts $16. Age limit 12 and under. Offer expires 8/31

Monday, August 11, 2014

Microzone Treatments

Microzone Treatments When your skin needs a time out but you have little time to spare, a Dermalogica MicroZone® treatment is the ultimate solution. These cost-effective, 20-minute treatments are ideal for targeting pressing skin issues such as breakouts, dull skin and tired eyes in between 60-minute full-service skin treatments. They’re also great for newcomers, including men and teens. MicroZone® treatment menu: Flash Exfoliation Gently resurface dull, lackluster skin for a radiant glow. Eye Rescue Revive tired eyes by minimizing dark circles, fine lines and puffiness. Lip Renewal Smooth, condition and restore flaky lips while softening fine lines. AGE Repair Repair, energize and fight signs of aging with this restorative treatment. Moisture Boost Rehydrate and replenish dry skin with an intense moisture quench. Oil Control Tone down oily shine while purifying and smoothing your skin.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ready to change your haircolor?

When it comes to hair color, nothing's as simple as black and white. Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about getting the perfect color for you! A great haircut and haircolor can make you feel great.

Need inspiration? Watch the stars – If you are struggling to find a color that fills you with excitement, buy yourself a celebrity magazine and see what the stars are doing. Celebrities spend thousands of dollars every month on Stylists just so they can stay on the edge of the latest hair trends. Color for the season - One way of guaranteeing you are always in style is matching your hair color to the season. If it’s summer, go as light as you dare and don’t be afraid to try big bold colors. In fall and spring, it’s all about warm natural looking colors, and in the winter the darker you are prepared to go the better. Radical change - Ready to step out of your comfort zone? One of the boldest and most daring moves you can do is a complete color transformation. Are you a blonde? Why not trying a sleek black look, or for you sultry brunettes, why not try a bright red look? A radical change might be enough to leave you shaking in your shoes, but it’s often these big hair color changes that can leave us feeling our best.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Electrolysis Hair Removal

Electrolysis hair removal is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. It does require multiple sessions to achieve best possible results, but permanent hair removal isn't 100% guaranteed for everyone. How Does it Work? An electric current is applied with a very fine needle-shaped electrode, or metal probe into each hair follicle to destroy the root. Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. Because all of the hair isn't on the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair in the growth phase for electrolysis hair removal to be most effective- just like laser hair removal. The Pros It has the best track record. Electrolysis has the best overall results, versus any other method, in ridding hair for long periods of time- or even permanently. Many different hair and skin types can benefit. Because it doesn't target hair pigment (color) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself. People that aren't good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis. The Cons Bent follicles can make electrolysis hair removal harder. Previous waxing or tweezing can make hair follicles bent or misshapen, and getting the needle to the root more difficult to destroy the follicle. Multiple treatments are needed. You have to truly be committed to electrolysis because you will need anywhere from 15 - 30 sessions, which will take up a considerable amount of your time.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Our version of a mini "stay-cation" Summertime and everyone is on the go..... Take 60 minutes for yourself, relax in our recliner and close your eyes, while your feet soak in an aromatherapy water-bath. Imagine having your head massaged, then working the neck, shoulders, and arms while your feet are soaking in scented relaxing water. Next your massage therapist will work your leg and calve muscles. Finally a hot stone massage on your feet where a Foot Reflexology massage can be deeply relaxing and therapeutic for those suffering with plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. If you enjoy the therapeutic benefits of foot Reflexology massage, you should know that the benefits are compounded when used as a frequent therapy. The more you go, the healthier you feel.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's time for beautiful nails!

There are plenty of reasons to get artificial fingernails. Maybe you're going to a wedding or reunion and you want to look sharp. Or perhaps you've had trouble growing your nails long and need assistance. Which is right for you: Acrylic or Gel? Acrylic Nails Your nail technician will mix a liquid with a powder and brush the mixture onto your nails. They'll usually cover your entire nail, though sometimes they'll just add tips or a flexible form that they can sculpt to extend your nails. The product hardens as it is exposed to the air. You may notice a strong odor during the application process, but it isn't harmful, provided the room has good ventilation. Maintenance: Over time, acrylics grow out with your nails. Every two to three weeks, you should return to the salon to have your nails filled in. Your technician will gently file down the acrylic edge closest to your nail bed, then fill in the empty area between your nail bed and the existing acrylic nail. Removal: When you decide to have your acrylics removed, your nail technician will remove them quite easily, with no forcing or prying, after soaking your hands in remover for 15 minutes.
Gel Nails Today's gels have a similar consistency to nail polish. They are brushed onto your nails, nail tips, to extend length. After your nail technician applies each coat, you must put your nails under ultraviolet (UV) light for up to two minutes to "cure" or harden the product. There is no odor during the application process, but some gel products create a burning sensation as the product cures. Maintenance: Like acrylics, gels grow out with your nails and need to be filled in every two to three weeks. Your technician will gently file down the gel edge closest to your nail bed, and then fill in the empty area between your nail bed and the existing gel nail. Removal: When you decide to have your gels removed, your nail technician will remove them quite easily, by gently clipping and filing to the natural nail

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Hair

Summer is here and it is getting hotter day by day, your skin and hair needs special attention especially from drying and harmful sun-rays, so It’s necessary to understand the effects of summer season. Protection from Sun Sun affects not only your skin, it also affects your hair. It’s the enemy of your hair and scalp because it is consist of heat, UVA, UVB rays that cause damage. Sunscreen on the scalp while you are out in the sun will help to protect your scalp, and a professional deep conditioning treatment will help keep your hair soft and healthy through the summer. Overuse of heat appliances Especially during the summer, over use of hot irons and hair dryers can damage your hairs. Before using a blow dryer put a leave in conditioner in your hair, and before using a hot iron use a product that is designed to protect your hair from heat tools. Chlorine and salt water Chlorine and salt water can dry, discolor and damage your hair. Before swimming wet your hair thoroughly with water then add some leave in conditioner, this helps your hair from absorbing harmful chlorine. Most importantly make sure you wash your hair thoroughly immediately upon exiting the pool every time with a clarifying shampoo and moisturizing conditioner.

Monday, July 21, 2014

IBX and your nails

IBX is the first treatment of its kind. This penetrative toughening system works inside the nail instead of sitting on top like traditional nail services.The IBX application process is designed for ultimate penetration into the nail plate. IBX actually fuses the layers in the upper portion of the nail plate together with an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN). This patent pending formula locks itself within the nail plate–a permanent addition that will never need removal.
This innovative two-part system offers revolutionary benefits: Under Gel Polish Creates a protective shield for the nail. Reduces white spots that tend to occur with the use of Gel polish As a Natural Nail Growth Treatment IBX Repair is used to repair severe nail damage to set the stage for growth. IBX toughens the upper layers of the nail plate allowing nail growth. With multiple treatments fills up deep grooves resulting in a smoother nail plate. Natural nail color and appearance improved.
IBX by Famous Name The Next Generation of Award-Winning Nail Products For a product to be a “FAMOUS NAME”, it must be the best in class. We will only introduce the best. We are a company dedicated in selling only to the Nail Professional. We are commited to our partnership with the Nail Professional. Your industry is our industry—let’s make it the best it can be together!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Brazilian Blowout

Revisiting Brazilian Blowout benefits
Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, these treatments actually improve the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine! Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, conditioned hair with radiant shine. WHAT TO EXPECT: When you arrive at the salon, the process is as follows. Stylist will shampoo your hair with the Brazilian Blowout specially formulated Anti-Residue Professional Shampoo to prepare your hair for the optimal smoothing result. After towel drying, your stylist will divide your hair into sections and begin to comb the Brazilian Blowout Professional Treatment through each section of the hair from root to tip; lightly dusting each section with the solution. Solution will surround each hair shaft with protective protein layers to smooth and flatten the cuticle. Stylist will then blow-dry your hair as straight as possible with a flat or round brush. Once the hair is dry, the Stylist will divide the hair into four sections and begin using a flat iron to further straighten the hair in 1 - 1¾ inch sections. Once complete, the Stylist will rinse the hair (no shampoo), towel-dry and apply the Brazilian Blowout Masque to further seal in the professional formulation. After 60 seconds, the stylist will rinse the hair once again and towel dry. The Stylist will then apply the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum to further seal the cuticle and assist in detangling the hair prior to the final blow dry. The Stylist will then blow dry the hair straight one final time and style as desired.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creative Coloring

Our hair team was challenged to use a different tool that they had never tried before and we all had a great time exploring these new options! Hannah use a spatola, Gretchen used a different type of foiling comb, Mandy used a cd as her platform and Kietra used super streak cups!

Monday, February 24, 2014

It's theatre time at Whitman!

We were honored to be hired by the costume designer of the contemporary take on the classic William Shakespeare play "Hamlet" We were able to spend an enjoyable evening with the Actresses to practice and come up with some looks for the play, while the Actor's have made individual appointments to come up with their character looks. Using the vision boards created by the director and costume designer: "Haluska Designs" it is always fun to be involved with things that get us out of our comfort zone. From makeup influence to hair product and style design, plays are a great way to use skills that help bring each persons' creativity to the forefront.
For more information or to purchase tickets: H A M L E T BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE • MARCH 5-9, ALEXANDER STAGE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 24 Shakespeare takes us into a shadowy world where a complex young prince is torn between the demands of duty, love, and revenge. Which will win the battle for primacy in his troubled heart, and how can Hamlet find peace when the questions he asks himself make action impossible? From the Whitman site: Recognized as one of the top theatre schools in the country by Princeton Review's Guide to Best Colleges, the Theatre Department offers courses in acting, directing, design, literature, theory and history, and playwriting, along with all aspects of technical and production work. Aspiring actors, directors, designers, and theatre technicians choose Whitman for our strong performance-based theatre program. The Theatre Department produces eight season productions each year ranging from the classics to musical comedy to contemporary drama.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Who says girls don't love football? There are a bunch of us girls at the spa that are football fans, and we have been having lots of fun since our team (Seattle Seahawks) are in the playoffs! One of the fun things we are doing is Seahawk nail designs!! Here is a look at some of the designs we have come up with. Some are decals and some are free hand painting by Krystin one of our nail specialist, we hope you enjoy and GO HAWKS!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

We love when a team member adds to their family. Please join us in welcoming Mason. Gretchen will be on maternity leave until March.