The aestheticians of JChelz renew façades with modern skin treatments, including the Bio-Therapeutic face-lift, which was recently featured on Oprah. During the 90-minute skin treatment, skin specialists direct low doses of electrical current that imitate the body's own electrical impulses. Gentle electricity surges through faces to stimulate and tone muscles and render faces as smooth and taut as the head of a djembe. A series of treatments may be necessary for optimal results.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
The Beauty Room appears in clients’ homes or offices after licensed aesthetician and nail technician Julie Wobbe sets up her treatment table. Whether she treats them in their own space or out of her space inside of Harlow Boutique Salon, Wobbe eases clients into relaxation during treatments such as facials, manicures, peels, microdermabrasion, airbrush tans, and waxing. Wobbe’s treatments are the result of years of experience: she has tested several techniques and products to find the most effective combinations.
If the atmosphere inside The Cat's Meow strikes first-time visitors as particularly familial, the reason may be that the salon’s proprietors share more than aesthetic expertise—all three of them are sisters. For more than 20 years, Melissa Raynak, Pixie Melton, and Meghan Mowbray—along with their team of aestheticians and nail technicians—have pampered skin and nails with treatments that range from basic facials and express pedicures to all-inclusive spa-day packages. In each of their skin-therapy treatments, the spa’s aestheticians employ professional products that eschew mineral oil, lanolin, and allergens such as gluten to ensure that skin responds positively. Armed with bottles of OPI polish and paraffin wax, they turn their attention to fingers and toes to soften calluses and fluff nail beds.
Innerhealth’s staff of physicians and licensed acupuncturists treats medical and psychological conditions while stressing the beneficial effects of holistic treatments and organic products. Guiding the practice is Dr. Angela Pfaffenberger, a PhD in psychology who has 20 years of experience in the Oriental medicine field. Also a teacher at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, she has twice presented her research at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention and regularly has her academic work published in peer-reviewed journals and coloring books. Dr. Pfaffenberger and staff help clients feel better through microcurrent facial rejuvenation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and weight-loss management based around each individual’s unique needs.
Jazmyne's expert and discreet waxing services eliminate unwanted fuzz from brows to toes with the latest products and techniques. Female clients can tame unruly follicles with underarm ($20) and full leg treatments ($50), while wooly men can liberate their epidermis with chest ($40) and back waxes ($50). Jazmyne specializes in sculpting eyebrows into believable looks of surprise ($15) and shaping subequatorial zones with the popular Brazilian bikini wax ($60). Serious multi-taskers can blog about emails with Le Motive Salon's free Wi-Fi while eradicating stray strands and sipping on a complementary glass of wine or other beverage. Curious body-scapers can have a free, private, paparazzi-free consultation with Jazmyne prior to waxing. This Groupon can be redeemed over multiple visits, and the appointments can be arranged to fit any schedule.
From her station at Avalon Salon, Lori Tickenoff spruces up hands and feet. She crafts healthy, eye-catching nails with files, polishes, and thimbles as guests relax in massage chairs and soak their tootsies in Jacuzzi tubs. The salon has an edgy vibe that springs forth from its fashion-forward hairstylists and tanning specialists.