The skilled technicians at Elegant Nails Design know that true beauty lies in the littlest details. That’s why they keep nails looking presentable no matter the occasion, treating clients to services ranging from simple manicures to inimitable airbrush designs boasting swirls of color. Inside their brightly lit salon, the dexterous staff members soothe hands and feet, readying nails for sweeps of all-over polish, acrylic white tips, or French manicures known for the replica croissants that grace each finger. Although the beauty masters are mostly known for their nail services, they are equally versed in salon and spa treatments such as waxing, facials, and haircuts.
Posh Salon and Spa doesn't just pamper clients with its services: the staff enhances relaxation by offering every guest over 21 a complimentary glass of wine. A team of expert stylists transform hair with custom cuts and styling, full coloring, and tinting. Meanwhile, in private candle-lit rooms, licensed massage therapists soothe aching muscles with hot-stone and couples massages. Aestheticians perform full-body waxing and sugaring, leaving their clients with smooth skin and the ability to body-surf directly out the door afterward. Posh's interior is also designed to help clients relax: warm earth-toned walls are hung with eclectic art, and a small fireplace set in one wall crackles with orange flame.
Christy Schreck, the aesthetician behind Lash Above the Rest, boosts natural beauty with silk eyelash extensions tailored to each client's preferences. She can subtly add length and volume for a natural look or create a lush, glamorous look with double-stacked or colored extensions. She also performs skincare treatments and sugaring sessions that gently remove unwanted hair.
Namaste Salon and Spa’s team of experienced stylists, makeup artists, and aestheticians pampers guests with a variety of hair and skin services. Stylists trim manes on women, men, and children, as well as perm hair, straighten it, and imbue it with color. Aestheticians pamper weary visages with soothing facial treatments, and a makeup artist applies cosmetics for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
The Beauty Lab's menu of facials, PCA skin treatments, and hair-removal services actually acts as more of a jumping-off point than a rigid list. That's because all these treatments—not just the custom ones—use products tailored to the client's skin and personal preferences.
Facials rely on specialized masks and serums to fight signs of aging, combat acne, or keep the skin looking as dewy as a blade of grass in a plants pin-up calendar. Different PCA peel ingredients can be blended together and enhanced with a collagen-boosting retinol if the client needs it. And because many people have sensitive skin or simply distrust soft wax, The Beauty Lab offers two more hair-removal agents in addition to traditional soft wax—hard wax and a sugar paste mixed by an onsite aesthetician.
Aesthetician Suzan Tajer started Ancient Secrets of Beauty in 1991, and over the years, she's specialized in two types of treatments: waxing and Lipomassage. The latter treatment attempts to fight cellulite with vacuum suction and two rollers that fold and unfold the skin. When it comes to waxing, Suzan can shape brows, erase unwanted mustaches, and make arms and legs so smooth and aerodynamic that clients accidentally take flight.
Her true specialty, however, is Brazilian waxing. Suzan saw the trend approaching way back when she opened her salon, and immediately she started developing her own techniques. Today, Suzan's quick Brazilian treatments shun strip waxing techniques in favor of wax that shrink-wraps around the hair as it dries. Her Brazilian waxing techniques have earned her a number of mentions in both local and national magazines, such as Allure and The Premier Seattle Monthly.