The staff at Desert Sun Tanning work to tone the face and body, detoxify, and increase metabolism through red-light-therapy sessions and infrared body wraps. Some Desert Sun Tanning locations employ the far-infrared-heat body wrap in 50-minute treatments, during which heat-activated silicone treatment pads latch onto thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms. At other locations, patrons lie inside the Fit Bodywrap's sleeping-bag-like device for 60 minutes, gossiping and stifling giggles as the infrared rays sink in. Both wraps yield the same results, aiming to purge the body of toxins, increase metabolism, and burn calories lurking in the shadows of love handles. Fifteen-minute red-light-therapy sessions bathe the entire body in red-light waves measuring 633 nanometers, designed to attract nanoscopic surfers who trigger collagen production and reduce wrinkles with their laid-back lingo.
Kara Warr plies her trade at Salon de Beauté, a modern salon located in Bellevue helmed by an internationally trained stylist. There, she deftly wields her scissors from behind her workstation while crafting looks that work best with each individual's features, whether performing extensions, corrective color treatments, or Japanese straightening. Kara happily works with the entire family; she is experienced cutting the hair of women, men, and kids. In addition to her regular rounds working at the salon, Kara makes herself available to do onsite styling for events such as weddings, snipping strands of the bride during her toast if need be.
Noir Lash Lounge is North America's first and largest exclusive lash lounge where lashes aren't just an added service, it's the ONLY service. Get glamour in an hour for one flat price. Carrying the LARGEST selection (over 100 different varieties), we create lashes that surely dreams are made of.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan–certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
In the lobby of Helen Wax Spa, a waterfall burbles down an etched glass pane and into a stone basin. The water’s quiet murmur sets the tone for a space that is at once bold and soothing—modern artwork hangs on yellow, orange, and red walls and soft rays of sunlight stream in from floor-to-ceiling windows. Just beyond the main space, Helen and her technicians administer body waxing and facials for both male and female clients. Their specialty treatments use vitamin C to brighten, glycolic acid to exfoliate, and seaweed to calm and soothe the skin. And inside the onsite boutique hair salon, stylists perform cuts, color treatments, and emergency hair extensions for balding Barbie dolls.
A custom medical-grade facial at Salon SoMa promises to suit the demanding needs of any diva-esque dermis. Pop in for a 30-minute express facial ($60), or, for a more thorough pore plundering, opt for a 60-minute signature facial ($95). If stray strands are starting to usurp smooth spaces, SoMa's waxing artists will customize hair-clearing by harnessing the power of pure plant technology in two different waxes. Get bikini-bound regions beach ready with a 30-minute Brazilian wax ($70), or evacuate legs’ finicky follicles ($55).