1192567_origDSC_0766Looking for a hair and beauty makeover in the Seattle area? Look no further than Milagros Salon & Spa in downtown Seattle. Not only are they on top of all of the latest trends in hair and makeup, but they are a leader in the local industry, training stylists from other Aveda salons around the city.

I got hooked up with them through one of my close friends, makeup artist extraordinaire, Oliver Villafuerte. He’s done my makeup before and given me tons of great tips for maintaining a working makeup bag and taking care of tools and supplies, but has also pushed me to think outside my cat-eye liquid liner box and try some new things. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to be one of the models for a training class led by Oliver and head stylist and owner of the salon, Lisa Vann. The training class was built around the latest styles shown on the Paris and New York runways for spring, and Lisa and Oliver explained how to translate some of these high fashion ideas to real life.


DSC_0780There were three of us modeling, and Lisa and Oliver dolled us up while a group of eager stylists snapped photos and asked questions. We each got our hair styled two ways, topped with light and bright makeup looks perfect for spring and summer with a lot of shimmer, gold, and pastel.


DSC_0822 DSC_0818 2DSC_0788Oliver is not only incredibly talented at what he does, but is great at explaining things in terms that even the non-makeup-savvy girl can understand. I fell in love with his technique for darkening and thickening brows for a bolder look, especially paired with a shimmery eye covered in light shadow. As I said, I tend to get a little stuck in a rut when it comes to bold liquid liner, so it’s fun to break out and try something so different. As a result of taking part in this class I’ve been playing with color lately and even with a lighter eyeliner pencil and brighter, shimmery shadows. Thanks for the inspiration, Oliver!

DSC_0753Milagros is an Aveda salon so they use all the best products made from natural plant extracts. Everything smells like a dream. They also feature some bags and accessories from the Stella & Dot line to finish off your look.

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DSC_0824If you’re looking for a new hair style, makeup look, or in need of a spa treatment like massage or facial, book your appointment at Milagros today.