A beauty-industry veteran for more than 20 years, owner Inez Gray fosters a creative environment at Habitude Day Spa and Salon, where her energetic staff beautifies clients with customized hair-, skin-, and body-care services. Her team of innovative stylists and aestheticians enhances exteriors with the aid of Aveda and Bumble and bumble products and goes to great lengths to ensure each client's experience parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. While clients indulge in such services as essential mani-pedis and Brazilian blowouts, Habitude's eco-friendly space wraps around them, helping to soothe their senses with its contemporary western decor and eco boutique packed with fair-trade gifts and trinkets. The salon makes regular donations to its good-karma bank by continually giving back to the community and by serving as a training ground for up-and-coming green stylists, who earn their shears through the Crux Academy.
With the belief that "it doesn't have to hurt to heal," Al and Kate Reust call on their training in natural healing promote well-being through homeopathic medicine, massage therapy, and other holistic treatments. Ionic and homeopathic solutions help rid clients of harmful toxins as facials using Seacret skincare formulas nourish the complexion with dead sea minerals. As a licensed massage practitioner, Kate takes a hands-on approach to health with her extensive repertoire of massage techniques, which she enhances with essential oils, heated stones, and one eye twinkle from Fabio.
Misty Moon Nickel opened Bria Pilates and Wellness Studio as a healing conduit for clients, leading them to new vitality through therapeutic movements. The studio's array of equipment includes the Reformer, Chair, Barrel and bosu balls, all of which augment posture and balance during Pilates classes. Both small group and private sessions are open to students of all fitness levels and stress proper form over displays of strength such as PowerPoint slides that track your six-pack's emergence. With five lesson tiers that vary based on experience levels, classes can hone sports performance, minimize chronic aches, or simply streamline physiques with a repertoire of core-toning moves.
Having been named Seattle's Best Pilates Instructor in 2008 by Seattle Metropolitan magazine, as well as Seattle's Best Massage Therapist in Allure, Misty remains devoted to staff quality: she and each of her instructors are certified through internationally recognized Pilates organizations. Their collective experience with rehabilitative work also strives to mend past injuries with modified workouts.
The savvy staff at duque salon + spa + boutique exercise precise aesthetic methods while crafting distinct styles through haircuts, makeup treatments, and salon services. Executive Stylist Giovanna Duque, who has honed her shear-wielding abilities on the manes of models and actors including Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams, utilizes tension-free dry-cutting methods which deliver precise shapes. To begin each deluge-free treatment, Giovanna straightens strands with a flatiron and proceeds to shape head shrubbery with slight vertical scissor cuts for a gentle, tapered end. During the Face Forward makeup application, duque salon + spa + boutique's rouge Rembrandts collaborate with skin tones, facial features, and individual styles to create a natural look for each beauty seeker. Alternatively, clients can opt for highlights, all-over color, deep-conditioning treatments, or updos.
The exposed-brick walls of duque salon + spa + boutique's studio contrast with contemporary black-and-chrome furnishings to provide clients with a comfortable arena in which to unwind while sipping on complimentary tea, nibbling on light eats, or chewing over new slogans to emboss on their driver's licenses.
Because massages work the most benefits on a battered body when they are administered regularly, Massage Heights' licensed therapists makes it easy for stressed Seattleites to keep their back-dough kneaded with membership programs. Your path to the peak of muscle relaxation starts with a one-hour massage tailored to your tensions out of a tapestry of techniques. Long, smooth Swedish strokes might give way to the delving finger pressure of deep tissue or a toxin-flushing flourish of sports massage. Your therapist might even toss in a little pregnancy massage if you've accidentally inhaled a cantaloupe. An artful arrangement of hot stones melts muscle butter further, relieving stress, improving circulation, and ridding the body of toxins such as hatred and Diet Mountain Dew.
Though we're all disappointed that Starfleet has yet to invent the holodeck or Starfleet, there's still a way to fool your brain into believing it's at a sunny tropical resort. For $50, today's deal gets you $100 worth of services at Source Salon & Spa. Though it's been in the Ballard neighborhood for less than two years, the full-service salon has already earned some big fans, and Daily Candy nominated the salon and spa for its Sweetest Things award in 2008.