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.
Treat your face like the headliner it is by putting your Groupon toward Dolce Vita’s signature facial. Designed to help once stressed visages radiate vim and vigor, this facial begins with a preliminary cleansing and skin analysis before the aesthetician proposes a plan for at-home maintenance. Exfoliation and extractions alleviate skin of cellular squatters, and a personalized repair ampoule completes the mug metamorphosis.
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.
At New Appearances Salon, stylists cut and color hair with a little help from Privé hair products, crafted with herbs and free of parabens and sulfates. They can also add extensions long enough to braid into a chic belt. Other beauty-boosting services include manicures that bedazzle bare nails and Youngblood mineral makeup products that refresh faces with a touch of color.