Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon’s hairstylists refresh locks with Kevin Murphy shampoos empowered by vitamins, amino acids, and essential oils such as Immortelle and resurrect graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility’s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with Éminence Organic Skin Care salves, and unwanted hair is kept at bay with organic waxing.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and business practices are eco-friendly. Mode Organic Salon’s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.
The Beauty Lab's menu of facials, PCA skin treatments, and hair-removal services actually acts as more of a jumping-off point than a rigid list. That's because all these treatments—not just the custom ones—use products tailored to the client's skin and personal preferences.
Facials rely on specialized masks and serums to fight signs of aging, combat acne, or keep the skin looking as dewy as a blade of grass in a plants pin-up calendar. Different PCA peel ingredients can be blended together and enhanced with a collagen-boosting retinol if the client needs it. And because many people have sensitive skin or simply distrust soft wax, The Beauty Lab offers two more hair-removal agents in addition to traditional soft wax—hard wax and a sugar paste mixed by an onsite aesthetician.
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For 25 years, Wallingford’s Advanced Electrolysis has offered permanent hair removal via electrolysis for male and female clients, with appointments available most weekdays until 8 p.m. Electrolysis is a technique that destroys hair follicles one at a time, preventing or at least profoundly slowing their re-growth. The clean, sparse offices look like a doctor’s office, letting clients know they are in well-trained hands. Advanced Electrolysis offers multiple techniques, including galvanic electrolysis that uses lye to get at hair follicles; thermology, which uses heat to destroy follicles; or a blend of both techniques if deemed appropriate to the customer’s needs. Women can choose from treatments for the hairline, face, arms, chest, bikini area, abdomen, hands, toes, brows and underarms, while men can treat back, shoulders, ears, brows, neck, nose or beard.
Licensed aesthetician Deborah Bonjouklian, a graduate of Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, sees no sense in working so hard to beautify faces while leaving the other visible parts of the skin untouched. That’s why she examines the face along with the arms and hands during her consultations, ensuring all exposed areas look sufficiently smooth.
Yet her specialty remains treating faces. After learning about each client’s skin, she blends formulas of pumpkin, alpha peptide, and salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin and reveal the healthy-looking layer resting beneath. The resulting cellular turnover helps reduce the appearance of skin conditions such as fine lines, acne, age spots, and scarring.
As a licensed aesthetician with an advanced aesthetic education, Carey Thompson helps her clients realize smoother skin using facials and hair-removal services. Within her private, tranquil beauty studio, Carey can cleanse complexions, unclog pores, and buff away the signs of aging with microdermabrasion treatments. To get rid of unwanted hair, she performs waxing treatments as well as electrolysis, a more permanent method of hair removal that uses tiny jolts of electricity to kill follicles and communicate with pet eels.