For more than a dozen years, Skinlogic Med Spa has been working on the skin of Seattle residents, both those who seek out the sun and those who don’t. A full-service treatment facility open seven days a week, Skinlogic provides a range of skin solutions that include Botox, laser hair removal, facials and chemical peels, all enhanced by a philosophy of concern for general skin health. Central to that concern is a knowledgeable staff, each member of which works with clients to come up with a personal treatment plan. In a chic, tranquil setting near beautiful Green Lake, complete with funky accents and colorful rugs, Skinlogic stands out as a leader in skincare solutions for Seattle, along with other services like waxing and massages.
Overlooking the Capitol Hill district, Studio 229 resides on an upper floor of the historic Lota building. Therein, a highly creative and attitude-free environment allows the team of aestheticians and stylists to focus on clients’ personal beauty needs. Each staff member has a specialty: Katrina, for example, has a deep understanding of anti-aging treatments, Julia knows how to tame difficult hair types, and DeAnna is an expert colorist and can talk to plants. Alongside a signature spread of on-trend styling services, the staff also offers a menu of hair extensions, waxing services, and body treatments.
Though she's been styling hair for 28 years, the last five marked a significant turning point in Kim Whitted's career. Five years ago, the Meche Organic Salon owner made the switch to organic products and carved out a niche for herself as a purveyor of hairdos that are as healthy as they are chic. Working out of her private suite at Grapevine Salons, Kim cuts, colors, and conditions hair using products that are 100% ammonia-free and never tested on animals, stuffed or otherwise. Her salon is also a registered distributer of Arbonne skincare products, which are vegan-certified and formulated without parabens.
Whereas many spas give clients the semblance of being the sole VIP around, Magnolia Skin Care turns that illusion into a reality. The spa accepts only one client at a time into its peaceful embrace, showering the spa-goer with undivided attention from skincare experts. The team is especially adept at Elvis impersonations and facials that use Kimberly Sayer or SkinCeuticals products to target acne-prone or aging skin. The spa also offers sugaring—a form of waxing that gently removes hair using a paste of sugar, water, and lemon juice.
While studying hairdressing in the late 1980s at an Aveda salon, Lisa Vann fell in love with the company's products and global ethics. She decided to further her relationship with the beauty business by helping to develop new Aveda haircare lines and traveling the world to demonstrate the brand's products and techniques to other salon professionals. The owner and acclaimed stylist of Milagros Salon Spa has had her work featured in several publications, including Glamour, Marie Claire, and Essence, and received four consecutive nominations for international hairstylist of the year from the Canadian Mirror Awards.
In keeping with Lisa's Aveda upbringing, Milagros's staff performs each salon and spa treatment with botanically derived Aveda products. Stylists brighten strands and fading area rugs using Aveda Full Spectrum hair color blended from 97% natural ingredients. Body treatments—such as the rosemary-mint wrap and sea-salt polish—and custom facials detoxify and balance skin with plant extracts and hydrating creams.
A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.