Tucked away on the Guide Meridian, just a short drive down Telegraph Road, is one of the most relaxing, fun and professional day spas around. With an added salon, it has everything a customer could want.
Silhouettes Salon & Day Spa, owned by Nova Scotia-raised Darlene Van Larkin, offers massages, hair services, make-up application, skin treatments and jewelry sales. Larkin attended Blanche MacDonald Centre, School of Esthetics in Vancouver, B.C and went further to complete an advanced medical esthetic training at the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale Arizona. She not only owns this business, she also provides skin treatment and make-up application, giving her spa just the right personal touch.
When walking into this soothing environment, you will be greeted by one of their three receptionists, offered tea, coffee or water, and encouraged to look at their gorgeous local jewelry designs. Right now, their designers include Bellingham jeweler Jo Bird, Whitney J’s Handcrafted Jewelry and Annie Kenoyer Designs.
While Larkin may be new to the business as of February 2014, this Bellingham store has been tending to customers’ needs for more than 30 years. Larkin gushes about the employees who work at Silhouettes. “I sincerely believe we have the most talented people in the business working here. They have made this the most welcoming environment for me to come into, and their clients absolutely love them and the services they provide.” All the employees are independently contracted and work together under one roof to build relationships that are both personal and invaluable with their clientele. Most of their customers are regulars, but the spa is more than welcoming to new customers that want to join the Silhouettes Salon & Day Spa experience.
While this institution is known for its longevity, the employees are kept up-to-date when it comes to their services. The employees of Silhouettes keep up with the latest trends, offering modern looks their clients with trendy, modern looks that are distinctive in Bellingham.
Clients typically come in to visit one of their thirteen hair stylists, but they are also well known for their relaxing massages and spa packages. One of their masseuses treats those in need of therapeutic pain relief, while the other focuses on deep tissue treatments of all varieties. Hot stone massages are also available.
Some of the local merchandise that is available includes the organic, Monroe-based hair product, Loma, and the Wenatchee-based scrubs and lotions, Twisted Tomboy. This company works with many local organizations and seeks the best products for healthy skin and bodies. Owner Larkin also expresses that they recently acquired the vegan make-up line, Christopher Drummond Beauty, to apply to those who want their make-up done for any event they could think of. Whether it is prom, a bridal or baby shower, or wedding, Silhouettes will do it all.
Spend a day having your haircut and styled, skin treated, make-up done and nails polished and painted. If that isn’t enough, let your mind and body relax during one of their famous massages, or go for an acupuncture treatment. Silhouettes Salon Day Spa exists to serve the Bellingham locals, and hopes to connect with their community instore as well as through social media and marketing.
321 Telegraph Road, Bellingham
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Evenings by appointment