The seasoned staffers at Noble Hair and Nails put their more than two decades of beauty experience to use revamping 'dos with scissors and coloring products, removing unwanted hair with wax, and beautifying nails with coats of OPI and China Glaze gel polishes. As an added flourish, nail techs can also hand paint intricate designs on each digit, such as animal prints or favorite Euclidean algorithms. They also carry this attention to detail over into pedicure services, which they perform at the foot of one of three leather thrones or one child-size chair. In addition to hosting youngsters having a spa day with their moms, this mini-pedicure chair—adorned with a vibrant bear design and pink pedicure bowl—adds a burst of color to the salon's black-and-tan décor.
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.
Amai Day Spa’s staff specializes in a dizzying variety of aesthetic services, allowing clients to slip into a fuzzy robe and pad from technologically enhanced facial treatments to ancient reflexology sessions to precise henna-tattoo applications in a matter of minutes. A stable of licensed massage therapists stand by to deliver aromatherapy, hot-stone, and four-handed massages, and aestheticians provide traditional and luxury facials that enhance complexions with caviar, LED light, or bedtime stories about lotion-breathing dragons. Once they leave their private treatment rooms, clients can head to the lobby to discover a wealth of tools to maintain healthy skin at home, including designer products such as Skin Ceuticals and Pevonia Botanica.
Bright lights and an energetic vibe pulsate inside each of Rock Star Tan Bar's three locations. Clients can treat themselves to a bevy of tanning options from horizontal and vertical tanning beds to UV-free spray tans, which augment skin tone without the harmful side effects that come with tanning in the actual sun.
Electrolysis by Vanessa's experienced, eponymous technician banishes unwanted body hair with the thermolysis variation of electrolysis. After an informative consultation determines a proper plan of action, the aesthetician wields a thin, needle-like probe designed to heat and demolish connective tissues that facilitate hair growth. The fuzz-removing process aims to carefully interrupt hair's life cycle by blasting follicles with alternating currents and forcing them to go back to kindergarten during retirement. Women can maintain a smooth bikini line, while men can keep lonely eyebrows from holding hands. A relaxing, spa-like environment surrounds patients during their depilating sessions, and all clients receive treatment with their own probe, ensuring all equipment is as clean and sterile as a freshly laundered bar of soap.
The team of spa and medical professionals at Aura Laser Skin Care dispenses FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. When fine-tuning the appearance of men and women through laser hair removal, SmartLipo, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peels, only treatments given the official thumbs-up are used on clients. For newer procedures, the staff relies on advanced systems to soften skin, slim shapes, or eradicate troublesome moons orbiting newly glowing complexions.
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.