A beauty-industry veteran for more than 20 years, owner Inez Gray fosters a creative environment at Habitude Day Spa and Salon, where her energetic staff beautifies clients with customized hair-, skin-, and body-care services. Her team of innovative stylists and aestheticians enhances exteriors with the aid of Aveda and Bumble and bumble products and goes to great lengths to ensure each client's experience parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. While clients indulge in such services as essential mani-pedis, Habitude's eco-friendly space wraps around them, helping to soothe their senses with its contemporary western decor and eco boutique packed with fair-trade gifts and trinkets. The salon makes regular donations to its good-karma bank by continually giving back to the community and by serving as a training ground for up-and-coming green stylists, who earn their shears through the Crux Academy.
Trieva Katsandres was driven to start her own spa, and she did so in a single room in Mill Creek. It was so successful, she and her colleague Maysaa were able to expand to a commercial space that allowed them to hire other technicians and offer new services. By 2013, she'd claimed back-to-back titles as Best Day Spa from KING5.
Today, Trieva's Spa & Boutique welcomes clients to two locations, both offering a staggeringly extensive selection of aesthetic services performed by more than 30 employees. In the spa, massage therapists ply muscles with everything from hot-stone to Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, and aestheticians cleanse the face and body with custom facials and body scrubs. There's a hair and nail salon, as well as a menu of extras that includes makeup applications, lash extensions, and teeth whitening. For online booking, please see http://trievas.com/northgate/appointments.html for details.
People don't need extravagant decorations and recordings of endlessly babbling brooks in order to relax. The only things necessary are skincare and spa treatments proven to yield results, and Elizabeth Beauty Spa recognizes this. That's why they wield equipment acquired from Italy and France to correct their clients' skin imperfections and contour curves with noninvasive services. Body-slimming technologies sculpt forms with infrared heat that helps the body release toxins or computerized equipment that sends massage-like sensations to contract muscles and gradually push lunch out of reach. Signature facials and microdermabrasion help fight signs of aging, sun damage, and blemishes, and Italy bio cell modulation restores skin with a hybrid of microcurrent and nonthermal light-based technology.
Before she became an esthetician, Kristine served as a model. Noticing the value of radiant skin, she took an interest in the field of aesthetics and enrolled at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics. Her studies cemented her passion for skincare, and deepened her knowledge of curative botanical ingredients. Whether coating faces in pumpkin-based enzymes or jack-o-lantern guts, Kristine improves skin the natural way—without the help of artificial compounds or harsh preservatives. To this end, she's allegiant to the Rhonda Allison product line, which largely consists of food- and plant-derived cleansers, lotions, and masks. Kristine integrates these products into various treatments such as facials, chemical peels, and waxes.
At Ladywell's Vitality Spa and Sauna, women enjoy the age-old benefits of sauna, steam, and hydrotherapy. Read on for more details about the facility and why guests leave feeling rejuvenated, body and soul.
Warm soaking pool and a cold-plunge pool
Dry cedar sauna and steam bath
Infrared pink-himalayan-salt sauna with a sand mat floor
Tea and filtered water
Along with access to the above facilities, guests can also purchase additional spa services such as sugar scrubs and massages.
Hydrotherapy and Hyperthermic Therapy Benefits
Releases endorphins to soothe tired muscles
Rids body of toxins and impurities
Opens pores and boosts collagen production for clearer skin
Relieves sinus congestion and headaches
For years, the owner of City Sweats had frequented infrared saunas as a way to bolster her lifestyle as a dancer and fitness trainer. But after doing some research on centuries-old ritualistic sweat lodges, she realized that sweating wasn't just good for staying fit?it could also help to heal the body.
Empowered by this discovery and excited to share it with the community, she founded City Sweats, an urban retreat that promotes detoxification through sweating. Though the focus is on infrared-sauna treatments, City Sweats also offers restorative services such as massages and a Himalayan sea-salt scrub. They were recently featured in Seattle Met magazine.