For clients of Amala Studio, even a Brazilian is nothing to fear. Clad in cheery blue, orange, red, and yellow; staffed by friendly aestheticians; and stocked with trusty, locally-made products, the spa ensures every appointment is as comfortable as possible. Aestheticians Angela and Leimomi are experienced and knowledgeable, guiding their clients toward whatever hair-ridding service is best for them, whether it be waxing or sugaring, Brazilians or bikini treatments. While Brazilians are the Amala specialty, women and men also visit to smooth their faces, limbs, torsos, toes, and second faces. No matter which pores they're liberating, guests find peace of mind in honest information, professional care, and an upbeat environment.
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.
Aesthetician Suzan Tajer started Ancient Secrets of Beauty in 1991, and over the years, she's specialized in two types of treatments: waxing and Lipomassage. The latter treatment attempts to fight cellulite with vacuum suction and two rollers that fold and unfold the skin. When it comes to waxing, Suzan can shape brows, erase unwanted mustaches, and make arms and legs so smooth and aerodynamic that clients accidentally take flight.
Her true specialty, however, is Brazilian waxing. Suzan saw the trend approaching way back when she opened her salon, and immediately she started developing her own techniques. Today, Suzan's quick Brazilian treatments shun strip waxing techniques in favor of wax that shrink-wraps around the hair as it dries. Her Brazilian waxing techniques have earned her a number of mentions in both local and national magazines, such as Allure and The Premier Seattle Monthly.
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.
At Shades of Beauty Dezign, an appointment is more than a haircut, makeup application, or facial?it's also a learning experience. That's because stylist Michelle and aesthetician Katana spend their time simultaneously beautifying their clients and teaching them how to replicate their looks at home. They do all of this in pursuit of a shared mission to make their clients feel more confident in themselves when they leave the salon.