Business: Salon 6 goes above and beyond customers’ expectations
While it can often be difficult to find a hair salon that fits the bill in every way, Salon 6 has two locations that excel in everything clients look for in customer service and skilled stylists.
At 5902 6th Ave., Suite D, Salon 6 caters to adults and kids, with special extras for men to feel pampered for a change. In Parkland, Salon 6 at 208 Garfield St. also welcomes men, women and kids and features both a highly trained color specialist and cutting expert on staff. At both locations, customers enjoy the finest treatment in a spotlessly clean salon with impeccable décor.
Having experienced the Salon 6 Signature Service at the 6th Avenue location, this reporter can certainly see why the salon won a “Best” award in a recent poll. Not only are the attractive ladies who work there appealing to look at, their friendly manner and professional skills are why their repeat customers keep coming back. Gentlemen will feel downright spoiled by the attention they receive at Salon 6 (even guys need a little self-indulgence now and then!).
SALON 6 – 6TH AVENUE
Everything inside Salon 6 on 6th Avenue is brand new. The tasteful interior design makeover adds to the overall spa-like atmosphere that draws from high-end salons yet feels comfortable and welcoming.
The waiting area was built with customer enjoyment in mind. State-of-the-art audio provides an easy ambiance with upbeat music. There are many unique, large-framed art prints on the walls of legendary celebrities like The Rat Pack, Steve McQueen and Marilyn Monroe. Clients can relax on comfortable furniture, watch sports on big-screen televisions and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, water or purchase ice-cold domestic and imported beers from the cooler.
Unlike the commercial chain salons that have a high turnover in stylists, at Salon 6 clients do not get a different stylist every time they visit. The hair artists who work there stay there, and they keep notes on each of their clients’ hair details too so that upon every visit the stylist knows the customer’s preferences.
Going above and beyond for their clients comes naturally to the professional stylists at Salon 6. Initial consultations are done face to face rather than with the stylist standing behind the client and talking to the mirror, which is a nice touch. The high-end chairs are roomy and comfortable and everything the stylist needs is located right at their workstation, including a sink to wash hair in so that the client does not have to walk around the salon in a gown with wet hair.
At Salon 6 on 6th Avenue, Diemy Nguyen is manager and lead stylist. Her resume includes some of the best education at Anthony’s Beauty School in Seattle, Matrix, Regis, L’Oreal Professional and American Crew. Speaking from experience, this reporter knows first-hand that her male clients get a real treat in her chair. Nguyen is adept at the Salon 6 Signature Service for men that includes a haircut, shampoo and condition, invigorating scalp massage, steam towel wrap, straight razor shave on the neck (face and head shaves too upon request), and a neck massage that will leave male clients feeling and looking like a million bucks.
The staff also includes, among others, Unique Richardson (Gene Juarez Academy, L’Oreal Professional, Mizani and five years of experience with hair and eyelash extensions); Nicole Figueroa (a Clover Park Technical College graduate with 10 years of experience with TIGI, Matrix, Goldwell and L’Oreal Professional); and Mary Neagle (graduate of Gene Juarez Academy and Advanced Training Salon with 13 years of experience, specializing in cuts, color, highlights, up-dos, corrective color and braids).
Appointments and walk-ins alike are welcome at Salon 6, 5902 6th Ave., Suite D. Open seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (253) 564-2887.
SALON 6 – PARKLAND
Salon 6 in Parkland fills a longtime need for an upscale salon in that area of town, and its location near Pacific Lutheran University makes it very convenient for students and staff to walk across the street and have some “me time.”
Terri Fellows and Tara Johnson at Salon 6 in Parkland are both skilled at men’s and women’s haircuts and color. Johnson is the color specialist at this location, having received extensive training with some of the top names in the industry, including Gene Juarez at Salon 7 in Seattle. She has styled magazine shoots and runway shows, and she contributes her advanced knowledge of hair color to teach the other stylists at Salon 6.
Fellows is the cutting specialist. She uses a dry hair cutting technique she learned from legendary New York stylist John Sahag. Fellows’ career was built in the salons of Madison Avenue over a 20-year period, where she excelled in learning her craft with top names like John Frieda. She also instructs Salon 6 stylists in advanced haircutting techniques.
In Parkland, Salon 6 is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (253) 292-1625.
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