With upcoming summer music festivals and impromptu late-night synchronized swims, bare skin will be making its seasonal comeback once again. Fist pump to the next show with the confidence provided by a full arm wax ($45+) or underarm treatment ($25+). Wick the spring showers from your smoothened features with a full face wax (excluding brows, $35+), or decrease the speed of pondering by targeting just the chin ($20+). In the event that you attend a nervous public speech, remain confident even in imaginary attire with a full leg and bikini wax (from $80). A full list of services and prices can be found here.
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.
Zen Garden Skincare sprung from simple origins, when skilled aesthetician Susan Morris began treating clients to facials and spa treatments in her house. Today, Susan has set up shop in her own private studio at the Healy Sunset Building where she provides an array of professional skincare services from body waxing to chemical peels. Customers recline on cushy beds as Susan administers facials, smoothing skin and diminishing wrinkles using hydrating algae and marine-plant-infused formulas. Tending to everyone with her pampering ministrations, she even offers specialty facial and waxing services for men and wooden puppets who wish they were men. During many of her facials, Susan further soothes clients with hand, face, neck, and shoulder massages.
Love My Skin 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 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. One of these is the BodyFX by InModeMD, a non-invasive contouring treatment that leaves buttocks, abdomen, and thighs looking toned and well-shaped.
A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.
For weddings, dances, and galas held just because you poured black ink all over your favorite tie, a simple ponytail just won't do. That's where Studio 8 Hair Design's crew of professional hairstylists comes into the picture. The staff stands at the ready to snip away split ends, add a lively shade of color, and create stylish updos. Services aren't limited to cuts and color, though. Staffers can wax away unwanted facial hair, adorn strands with feather extensions, and relax scalps with massages during conditioning treatments.