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.
Zilpa Spa utilizes cutting edge, eco-friendly treatments to bestow professional pampering and skincare guidance upon guests. The body slim wrap employs a fusion of plant extracts and essential oils to slim, firm, and tone the body, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite and donuts that literally went straight to the hips—Zilpa spa recommends several treatments for the best results. A soothing scalp and hand massage supplements the body wrap, leaving mitts feeling mellow and heads less heavy.
The full-service day spa has been in business for over a decade and is headed by founder and clinical director JoAnne Mendenhall, L.P.N., who has over 20 years of medical experience and extensive training in internal medicine, infectious disease, oncology, dermatology and plastic surgery. Pelage's expert staff fosters an elegant atmosphere to ease long-standing political tensions and military buildups along your body's outer borders. One of these aestheticians will exfoliate your face's desert regions and deep-cleanse pores to remove built-up makeup, trapped skin oils, and daily grime with a HydraFacial—bringing new, glowing life back to dull areas while smoothing roughness. A final application of moisture-laden serums will calm skin irritation caused by cosmetics or the voice of Gilbert Gottfried and encourage cellular regeneration. In the process, it will also help reduce and remove fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scars, and hyper pigmentation.
Love My Skin & Body offers spa and medical skin care treatments that are customized to address each client's individual needs. On the spa side of things there are massages and treatments like the red carpet ready O2 facial, which pits oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, and enzymatic botanicals against blemishes or skin damaged from always trying to examine one's own face without a mirror. Love My Skin also offers more advanced forms of skin care that use medical-grade solutions and techniques, including MD chemical peels and Rejuvepen collagen induction therapy.
If you hang around outside Distinctive Tan, you might notice a trend: everyone leaving the building has great-looking skin. At both locations, clients can get a custom bronze in either a UV tanning bed?of which the facilities offer a diverse array?or within Mystic Tan airbrush booths. But tanning isn't the only focus of the salons, which have been in business for more than 20 years. Their knowledgeable, Smart Tan?certified staff also supplies WhiteICE teeth-whitening kits and administers red-light therapy, a treatment designed to firm skin and minimize wrinkles wrought by age or time spent trying to impersonate an accordion.
Jessica Chapman rarely offers a service that she hasn't tried herself. For example, she found the Norvell spray-tan formula after experiencing spray tans that missed spots or left her a glowing orange. Her other services include synthetic mink eyelash extensions, hair removal with hard and soft waxes, paraffin treatments, and hand and foot treatments. Among the other high-end products she uses are "Synthetic Mink lashes" by JB lashes, both the regular and organic Norvell spray tan solutions, and the regular and organic Cirepil soft and hard waxes.