Wax On has been offering stellar strand-stripping services to discerning hair producers since 1999 from its fun spa environment. There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid the professional waxen maidens at Wax On. Like the helpful, friendly staff chants during their pre-day huddle—if it has hair, it can be made bare. The careful and pleasant purveyors of slickness will use their years of experience and connection with the dark side to target overgrown sprouts and diligently bid them adieu. Put your best face forward for your next photo shoot or photo firing squad with a lip ($15) or eyebrow ($15) wax. Otherwise, opt for a full leg ($50) or Brazilian ($70) treatment to improve your hydrodynamics during a summer of late-night skinny-snorkeling. The waxery also harvests hair from the skin of self-conscious gents looking to quietly rid their neck ($20), chest ($25), or bikini zone ($45) of unwelcome sasquatch fur.
After serving in the United States Air Force for nine years, co-owner Jaymie Larsen decided to pursue a career that would allow her to reclaim her feminine side and indulge her passion for beauty. After graduating from the Euro Institute of Skin Care, she dove into a lash-extension course and knew she wanted to open a business where she could concentrate on building better blinks for eyes of all shapes and sizes.
At the same time, aesthetician and fellow Euro Institute graduate Athena Nazarian was gaining experience working as a consultant for Christian Dior and honing her skills at a Pro Sports Club spa, where she specialized in medical skincare treatments, makeup, waxing, and eyelash extensions. After opening her own lash boutique, Lashes by Athena, she soon found herself with more clients than she could handle, leading her to partner with Jaymie on a brand new venture.
Today at Eye Candy, the duo combine their attention-getting expertise to plump up lash lines with synthetic strands that are naturally curved to mimic the natural lashes. They also foster smoother skin with 30-minute Jessner peels and facial waxing, flatter features with professional makeup, and even lead lessons for makeup novices or those raised by clowns.
The technicians at Longevity Medical Clinic's aesthetics division, BellaMedica, foster a relaxed environment, helping clients achieve beauty goals by creating an individualized treatment plan from a variety of services, from Botox to laser hair removal. Photofacials help rejuvenate age- and weather-damaged skin, and skin-tightening treatments boost collagen production with infrared light. Staff members combat signs of aging with wrinkle-fighting products by SkinMedica, Jan Marini, Image, Lira Cosmetics, Clarisonic and Jane Iredale.
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.
Helming the staff at Body Boutique, Kimberly Fasano packs two decades of experience as a stylist and colorist in her tool belt. Her team tends to the hair, skin, nails, and muscles, with the goal of making each visitor look and feel their best. Khon Kerr plays a major role in this, outfitting her patrons with thick lash extensions that flatter the eyes and help shield them from the next-door neighbor’s shooting-sand fountain.
Now that summer’s over, remedy those patches of irregular colored pigment left over from the sun, who, frankly, has been phoning it in lately. Today’s Groupon gets you a $59 microdermabrasion treatment at Ambrosia MedSpa ($125 value), located in Kirkland. It's perfect for long-time sun worshippers, prematurely wrinkled pals, or your father's ice-skating partner.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.