Gene Juarez in Bellevue is a great salon experience. When I went, I had a pedicure and my hair styled (not cut).
The pedicure was great. They make it an experience, complete with dimmed lighting, music, lavender scented products, and a massage. A towel over my eyes completed the relaxing experience. The actual pedicure was very good, with no obvious mistakes; the massage was good, but could have been better for the price. But the experience overall was wonderful.
The hair style was superb! I brought a picture in with me, and my stylist was understanding and efficient. She understood what I wanted and made it exactly that way. Because it was a special occasion updo, she made sure that it would stay (lots of bobby pins and hairspray), but my hair still looked natural and shiny. I was very pleased with her work.
It is, of course, very expensive, though; but if you’re prepared for this kind of spending, you’ll no doubt love your experience.