As part of the salon team at Gretchen Scott Salon, Lena works with each client to design a style that's suited to their hair type, face shape, and personal style. She can perform both cut and color, using the naturally derived products found at this Aveda concept salon.
Inside the softly lit Bonjour Nails & SPA, a long row of plush pedicure chairs with built in baths flank one wall, and strategically lit nail stations fill the other. Patrons entering the serene space can have a seat in the cozy waiting area or peruse the racks of colorful lacquer offered in regular and long-wearing formulas before indulging in meticulous manicures and pedicures. In a private treatment room free from adolescent loiterers, skin mavens ease muscle tension with neck, shoulder, and Swedish massages, or sculpt brows into shapely arches with waxing services.
Desert Sun Tanning Salon's Woodinville location houses a variety of bronzing options, with 10 UV tanning beds and one spray-tan booth that mists the skin with an even umber. Formostar body wraps melt calories and impurities from recumbent bodies by harnessing the power of infrared heat. The salon holds weekend hours, and stays open until 10 p.m. on weekdays so clients can continue tanning long after their solar-powered beds go out.
A woman lies on a padded table, with bands connecting a profusion of colored wires from a computer to her skin. The scene inside one of Body Evo's treatment rooms could be taking place in a laboratory, if not for the dim lighting. And the fact that the subject is serenely reading a magazine. This is the Computerized Muscle Stimulation system, which sends signals into muscles that induce tiny contractions, thereby helping blood and lymph fluid circulate while toning the muscles themselves. Although the spa staff and licensed massage therapists at Body Evo also offer herbal body wraps and analog massages, most of the treatments are similarly high-tech. Vibrating pods emit infrared light in order to tighten and tone skin as clients recline in a cocoon-like infrared sauna, adapted from the natural world's butterfly vacation homes. Other treatments are as easy as breathing: both the NanoVi and Activated Air machines tweak ordinary oxygen and use it to rejuvenate tissues.