No one should be concerned that Lila Day, MD, is resting on her laurels. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. She worked on some of the first studies of HIV at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and her research was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. She embarked on a medical mission in Africa, and has resided in Mexico, the West Indies, and England. But today, the fruits of her medical globetrotting are ripe for the picking by the citizens of Lake Tapps, where her family practice promotes well-being with a barrage of health services. Alongside full physicals and massage therapy, Dr. Day and her team take particular care of women with gynecological exams and children with pediatric care. They can also help patients shed pounds in time for spandex season with nutrition counseling, Ideal Protein diets, and cold-laser Zerona contouring treatments. Whether one is afflicted with a tummy ache or unshakable stress, Dr. Day is bound to have a remedy and an attendant anecdote from a faraway land.
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.
Inside Little Red Dress Salon, the licensed massage therapist of Beautiful Health Massage draws on seven years of experience in order to bring clients relief. Her deep-tissue massages soothe tendons, ligaments, and joints that have constricted because of polka dancing too forcefully, while gentle Swedish massages calm nervous systems and induce a sense of well-being. View a full list of techniques here.
Both sophisticated and alluring, the little black dress is a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. The little red dress, however, is for the daring. It’s with this spirit that the stylists at Little Red Dress Salon & Boutique beautify their clients. They wield scissors, irons, and hair dryers to create looks that range from trendy ombre color to chic bobs. Elsewhere in the red-accented salon, airbrush tanning technicians deepen skin tones with organic, UV-free formulas, and a small boutique section augments new styles or favorite cacti with handmade jewelry and purses.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Poached from up north in Bellevue, Megan Killmer was recruited to become a part of Identity Studio's team of Bonney Lake stylists. During every appointment, she brings her advanced training, set of tools and hair products, and telepathy skills to her styling station. While she specializes in services including color and balayage?a french coloring technique?she happily cuts, styles, and detangles the hair of men, women, and children.