The old slough-and-buff technique has no place at Pediworx, where licensed nail technicians trained in European methods and tools treat clients to the latest in foot- and nailcare. The spa, which doubles as both a nail salon and podiatry office, infuses modern technology with custom care to not only primp nails, but also to solve common ailments, such as ingrown nails, athlete’s foot, and Nixon-shaped calluses. Guests can relax at any of the two locations—including spots inside the Harbor Square Athletic Club and Seattle Athletic Club—as the team also treats both hands and feet to spa-like treatments topped off with shiny polish.
Even from the first step inside Chau Bella Salon & Spa, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve entered a different world. That’s because every single surface is pure white, from the welcome counter and floors to the white cabinetry and chairs, all the way up to the shimmering chandelier that lights it all. Perhaps it’s all meant to suggest the purification that takes place inside, which includes facials that cleanse the skin and signature massages that clear the mind. Or maybe the bright-white decor is a subtle nod to the spa’s popularity with brides, who trust the salon to apply their makeup, style their hair, and, when the salon gets out of grad school and the time is right, propose.
America, the resident cosmetologist at Zen Salon, has trained in beauty techniques all over the world, from Argentina, Mexico, and Spain to Japan and Korea. She is licensed in permanent makeup and expertly applies eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrow filler that stays put through showering or falling asleep in a sweat lodge. Other services at the salon include haircuts and mani-pedis with a paraffin dip.
A chandelier twinkles against the backdrop of cream- and sea-foam-hued walls, spilling light onto hardwood floors and modern, aluminum-steel manicure stations. But this spa-like vibe is only part of Splash Nail Bar’s charm. Its talented staffers pull from the finest products to revitalize hands and feet during mani-pedis—always adhering to strict sanitary practices. They also dole out luxurious extras, such as extended massages, paraffin wraps, and long-lasting gel manicures.
T2 Nails & Wax's aestheticians specialize in manicures, pedicures, and traditional hair-removal techniques, as well as skin treatments such as facials. They perform each service with a trained meticulousness that extends to the space in which they work. Each design element has deliberately chosen to calm minds, from the tiled floors and walls that soothe with neutral tones to the tall potted plants that stand beside each pedicure chair. The serenity found through natural beauty is further found throughout the salon within the framed images of floral blooms and gentle whales, mid-song, playing the ukelele.
The marble-patterned side tables and gilded footbaths make Kenmore Happy Nails' pedicure chairs truly throne-like. The staff members work to make their clients feel like royalty while rendering manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments such as waxing and eyelash extensions. They also specialize in permanent makeup, filling in lip lines and eyebrows.