Aesthetician Suzan Tajer started Ancient Secrets of Beauty in 1991, and over the years, she's specialized in two types of treatments: waxing and Lipomassage. The latter treatment attempts to fight cellulite with vacuum suction and two rollers that fold and unfold the skin. When it comes to waxing, Suzan can shape brows, erase unwanted mustaches, and make arms and legs so smooth and aerodynamic that clients accidentally take flight.
Her true specialty, however, is Brazilian waxing. Suzan saw the trend approaching way back when she opened her salon, and immediately she started developing her own techniques. Today, Suzan's quick Brazilian treatments shun strip waxing techniques in favor of wax that shrink-wraps around the hair as it dries. Her Brazilian waxing techniques have earned her a number of mentions in both local and national magazines, such as Allure and The Premier Seattle Monthly.
The Beauty Lab's menu of facials, PCA skin treatments, and hair-removal services actually acts as more of a jumping-off point than a rigid list. That's because all these treatments—not just the custom ones—use products tailored to the client's skin and personal preferences.
Facials rely on specialized masks and serums to fight signs of aging, combat acne, or keep the skin looking as dewy as a blade of grass in a plants pin-up calendar. Different PCA peel ingredients can be blended together and enhanced with a collagen-boosting retinol if the client needs it. And because many people have sensitive skin or simply distrust soft wax, The Beauty Lab offers two more hair-removal agents in addition to traditional soft wax—hard wax and a sugar paste mixed by an onsite aesthetician.
Christy Schreck, the aesthetician behind Lash Above the Rest, boosts natural beauty with silk eyelash extensions tailored to each client's preferences. She can subtly add length and volume for a natural look or create a lush, glamorous look with double-stacked or colored extensions. She also performs skincare treatments and sugaring sessions that gently remove unwanted hair.
Namaste Salon and Spa’s team of experienced stylists, makeup artists, and aestheticians pampers guests with a variety of hair and skin services. Stylists trim manes on women, men, and children, as well as perm hair, straighten it, and imbue it with color. Aestheticians pamper weary visages with soothing facial treatments, and a makeup artist applies cosmetics for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
At Shades of Beauty Dezign, an appointment is more than a haircut, makeup application, or facial—it's also a learning experience. That's because stylist Michelle and aesthetician Katana spend their time simultaneously beautifying their clients and teaching them how to replicate their looks at home. They do all of this in pursuit of a shared mission to make their clients feel more confident in themselves when they leave the salon.
Clients relax as they sip frothy beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's two locations aim to make waxing or sugaring a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' jangling nerves with drinks from the wet bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure sugaring and waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica and Aveda.