Within the Spanish-styled sanctuary of Oasis Salon Suites and Spa, Hilda Ortiz and her team of stylists help guests perfect their 'dos. The salon lives up to its motto—"Transforming lives with the art of color"—with an array of dye and highlighting services that add eye-catching hues to pallid strands. Haircut and styling sessions keep expertly colored coifs looking perfectly kempt, and conditioning treatments repair hair damage and make ponytails strong enough to reject a neon Scrunchie.
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 Elizabeth and Beverly 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, hairstylists, and aestheticians form the task force at Zeka Salon and 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.
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.
In Focus: Haven Skin Care
The mission: to help improve the look and texture of clients’ skin with facials, waxes, peels, and makeup applications
Where to find it: It’s inside the Mosaic Salon.
How everyone books their appointments: with telepathy or online through the website
How to prepare for a wax: Haven Skin Care recommends that you exfoliate with a mild scrub the day of your service.
Why you should throw away your lipstick immediately: The aestheticians specialize in semi-permanent makeup.
The quickest way to a smooth complexion: the 30-minute mini facial, which also includes a soothing massage
The staff: Jamie Alderete and Rachael Furman, both of whom have been in the industry for more than 15 years