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.
Housed in the historic Turner Post Office, Sweet Country Salon's sports eclectic décor and a welcoming atmosphere to provide customers a cozy haven of beautifying treatments. Using a powerful indoor Wolff system, one month of tanning ($30) begins with five-minute tanning sessions to assimilate the body to bone-blanket baking while gradually increasing the tanning time and gently sun-kissing pigment-deficient complexions until they transform into bronze bombshells. To keep tans looking fresh and bronzy, Sweet Country Salon recommends staying properly hydrated, using non-mineral-oil-based lotions, and reciting inspirational haikus to tawny-hued pores. The second option wages waxing war against hairs on the eyebrows ($12), lip or chin ($6), and underarms ($20) with a waxing session that takes about 15 minutes and eradicates feisty follicles to create a sleek skin canvas for painting portraits of favorite former hairs.
Lips, eyes, eyebrows, and skin—those are the living canvases on which Lisa Wilson practices her aesthetic arts. As a permanent makeup artist, Lisa draws on more than 25 years in the beauty industry to transform such features with permanent makeup, facials, and waxing. In addition to wielding cosmetics and wax, she clips manes into trendy cuts or classic styles that are innocuous enough for time traveling. Whether she’s tinting lashes or shading lips to rosy hues, she approaches each appointment with a positivity and sensitivity that helps her clients leave looking and feeling their best.
Shiatsu is a Japanese term that means simply “finger pressure”, which is exactly how this massage modality releases tension from muscular tissue. Licensed massage therapist Robert Ellestad opened his practice to bring the relaxing, therapeutic qualities of Shiatsu massage to bodies of all shapes and sizes. In addition to this pressure-point-focused style, he soothes bodies with the gentle series of Swedish massage strokes. His Thai massage sessions incorporate a series of facilitated yoga-like stretches that work out stiff muscles and joints while the client lies on a mat or hovers slightly on a flying carpet.