Free Spirit Skincare owner Rene' Halstead started out as a nail technician before earning a master's certification through Creative Nail Design for acrylic application. The multitalented aesthetician and her award-winning team cleanse and nourish faces using Dermalogica products and fragrant essential oils, and transform 'dos with color, cuts, and weaves. Halstead is licensed in cosmetic and body tattooing, specializing in permanent-makeup application, and—having trained at the renowned Gauntlet body-jewelry mecca in San Francisco—is certified to pierce earlobes or navels while seated atop a skirted horse. She stays ahead of industry trends with ongoing education through the International Dermal Institute and the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics.
Pure Elements Salon & Spa uses all-natural Aveda products on clients from head to toe. The company also follows through with Aveda's green mission to beautify without harming the earth. The skilled staff members peruse Aveda's robust selection of eco-consciously harvested serums, shampoos, and lotions as they prepare for a range of spa services that includes hair, skin, massage, makeup, and nail treatments for both men and women. Nail technicians exfoliate feet with an all-natural sea-salt scrub before polishing toes. Massage therapists use natural elements during the hydra-stone massage, which, as its name suggests, incorporates both water and hot stones to make muscles as loose as a procrastination club’s meeting times. Aestheticians slough dulling dead skin cells from the face with microdermabrasion, facials, and glycolic peels. Clients can mix and match a combination of Pure Elements’ services to build extra-long spa packages or bridal packages to spiff up ladies on their big days.
Summer, the cosmetologist at Advanced Face & Body Day Spa, has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She’s certified in both laser hair-removal and permanent makeup and can apply the permanent pigment to the eyes, lips, or eyebrows in less than an hour. Summer also offers mink or silk eyelash extensions and herbal facials that cleanse and polish skin, restoring its natural, metallic sheen.
In a private treatment room at The Spa at 22 Changes?a 5,000 square-foot salon and spa retreat?a massage therapist kneads, rolls, and taps bamboo sticks across a client's back during a bamboo massage, relieving tension and checking to see which parts of the spine work best as a xylophone. Among other soothing services, infrared-sauna treatments help guests detoxify, ease stress and pain, and boost circulation. The aestheticians on staff perform waxing and facials, while manicures, pedicures, and hair services are also available.
Lindsay Le puts training at Seattle's Permanent Cosmetics School, over 10 years of permanent makeup experience, and a steady hand to use to beautify faces and enhance features. At Permanent Make-Up & Nail Land, which she has owned for over 14 years, she uses brand-new supplies to maintain sanitation during each permanent-makeup application, and topical anesthetics numb flesh before Le deposits pigments into the skin. The process can even out discolored complexions, enhance eyes and eyebrows, or increase the thickness of lips to leave them beautiful.
Licensed Aesthetician, Professional Makeup Artist, and Permanent Makeup Technician Monica McKay accentuates facial features with eyebrow makeup, eyeliner, and lip color. In addition, Monica helps gussy up individuals for special occasions. Prior to each procedure, Monica meets with clients during a free consultation to obtain a clear idea of personal needs and expected outcomes. Eyeliner and lash-line enhancements provide eyelashes with either a subtle or smudgy base, and eyebrow treatments fill in thin or missing eyebrows. Permanent Makeup shortens morning pampering routines for clients so they can spend more time sleeping in or writing sonnets using leftover eyeliner pencils.