Massage therapists, nail technicians, and aestheticians form the task force at Zeka Salon & Spa. Their mission: to help their clients look and feel their best. This may sound simple, but the team takes great care to ensure that every spa visit is a memorably relaxing one. Whether you're winding down with a massage in a dimly lit room or chatting with the technician as she carefully applies mink lashes, you'll never feel out of your element?that is, unless you want to. The stylists can drastically change your look with haircuts, highlights, and perms, making it easier to stop strangers in their tracks but harder to convince your mother that it's still you.
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.
Jessica West is a licensed aesthetician who's helped brides, models, and everyday clients look their best for wedding photos, fashion spreads, and courtroom sketches. But you don't need to be preparing for a big day to benefit from Jessica's talents; as the owner of Sugar Mama's Beauty Bar, Jessica spruces up and pampers any and all clients. Her facials cover a variety of skin concerns, from acne and fine lines to dry skin. Scalp treatments and body scrubs use salts and sugars to leave skin supple and glowing. And during her sugaring hair-removal treatments, Jessica uses Alexandria Professional products that are made entirely of sugar, lemon juice, and water. The treatments both exfoliate skin and remove unwanted hair, without the need for heat or artificial ingredients.
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.
Clients convene at 88 Kirkland Salon to breathe new life into their hair and skin. Stylists armed with scissors and hair dye tackle split ends before adding any desired layers and highlights or lowlights. Meanwhile, staff also help ready brides for their big day by sweeping strands into elegant up-dos and applying super-glue to in the insides of the rings, while waxing specialists stay busy removing unwanted hair on faces and bodies and revealing softer, smoother skin underneath.
Signature Service: Medical-grade chemical peel
Brands Used: Obagi, PCA Skin, and bareMinerals makeup
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Mod Skin And Body's massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians aren't the only ones who are good with their hands. Its owner actually created the repurposed barn doors that decorate the spa in their garage. They also crafted the chevron-patterned wood installation in the waiting room by hand.
The spa's rustic-chic decor includes a handcrafted pedicure bench, as well. This tufted banquette pairs with a crystal chandelier to add a dash of luxury to the pedicure station.
While indulgences for the eyes abound here, it's the spa treatments that keep clients coming back for more. These include everything from gentlemen's facials to Obagi chemical peels to makeup tutorials that use bareMinerals products.