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.
Under the watchful gaze of owners Breyana and Kenny Oliver, the staff at Haute Philosophy Salon style male and female clients’ hair with the 100% sulfate-free Paul Mitchell product line. The stylists trim ends or overhaul hairdos after discussing it with the clients and their evil twin, in addition to moisturizing dry strands with Awaphuhi wild-ginger products enriched with protein and vitamins. Hair extensions in a variety of shades and textures add length and volume, or feather extensions bring bright color accents. Facial-waxing services and moisturizing hand treatments round out the list of beauty treatments. Light walls surround white styling chairs, silver chandeliers, and a color bar stocked with Paul Mitchell hues, creating a modern atmosphere with a touch of coziness from the plush couches in the waiting area and a glass dome filled with complimentary Otis Spunkmeyer cookies.
Desert Sun Tanning Salon was awarded the 2011 Best Tanning award by King5, which cites the Salon's "Smart Tan Certified tanning consultants" as one of its strongest features. The consultants effortlessly guide clients through three levels of tanning beds according to the client's skin type and tanning desires, and they may even to achieve a bronze as deep as an ancient Greek statue of a lifeguard. Tanning beds are tricked out with amenities including aromatherapy, air conditioning, and piped-in music, and after their sessions clients can choose from an array of nourishing lotions to smooth onto freshly golden skin.
The team of spa and medical professionals at Aura Laser Skin Care dispenses FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. Among the experienced staff is Dr. George Allen, a board-certified physician specializing in allergies and asthma for over 10 years. When the professionals fine-tunie 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.
Situated on a quaint, tree-lined street in downtown Kirkland, Hair Factor & Spa's salon helps men and women sport a signature 'do with haircut, coloring, and texturizing services. After consulting with one of the attentive stylists, manes are tamed with precise snips to shape a new cutting-edge 'do or a classic style. Coloring services include permanent and semipermanent treatments to cover up grays or to help superheroes blend in with civilians. The stylists can also retexturize clients' hair, infusing locks with basic and spiral perms or performing a Japanese straightening treatment.
The stylists and aestheticians of Bella Sirena Aveda Salon rely on the plant-derived products of Aveda for their slate of salon and spa services. Each product, from shampoo to skin moisturizer, represents more than 30 years of researching the best uses for botanical ingredients, a process Aveda calls “Soil to Bottle.” Aveda products are shipped in eco-friendly packaging, earning them a respectful head nod from every plant and animal they pass.