Even from the first step inside Chau Bella Salon & Spa, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve entered a different world. That’s because every single surface is pure white, from the welcome counter and floors to the white cabinetry and chairs, all the way up to the shimmering chandelier that lights it all. Perhaps it’s all meant to suggest the purification that takes place inside, which includes facials that cleanse the skin and signature massages that clear the mind. Or maybe the bright-white decor is a subtle nod to the spa’s popularity with brides, who trust the salon to apply their makeup, style their hair, and, when the salon gets out of grad school and the time is right, propose.
A chandelier twinkles against the backdrop of cream- and sea-foam-hued walls, spilling light onto hardwood floors and modern, aluminum-steel manicure stations. But this spa-like vibe is only part of Splash Nail Bar’s charm. Its talented staffers pull from the finest products to revitalize hands and feet during mani-pedis—always adhering to strict sanitary practices. They also dole out luxurious extras, such as extended massages, paraffin wraps, and long-lasting gel manicures.
The old slough-and-buff technique has no place at Pediworx, where licensed nail technicians trained in European methods and tools treat clients to the latest in foot- and nailcare. The spa, which doubles as both a nail salon and podiatry office, infuses modern technology with custom care to not only primp nails, but also to solve common ailments, such as ingrown nails, athlete’s foot, and Nixon-shaped calluses. Guests can relax at any of the two locations—including spots inside the Harbor Square Athletic Club and Seattle Athletic Club—as the team also treats both hands and feet to spa-like treatments topped off with shiny polish.
At T2 Nails & Wax, tall bamboo plants and toasty color tones surround clients as they enjoy specialty nail and skin treatments. Administering services that include Shellac mani-pedis, gel nails, acrylic nails, and silk wraps, the salon techs aim to outfit fingers with durable attire suitable for even the most formal thumb-wrestling matches. They also help patrons to offload unwanted body hair with waxing treatments, and they whip up facials to hydrate newly smoothed skin.
The marble-patterned side tables and gilded footbaths make Kenmore Happy Nails' pedicure chairs truly throne-like. The staff members work to make their clients feel like royalty while rendering manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments such as waxing and eyelash extensions. They also specialize in permanent makeup, filling in lip lines and eyebrows.
FreeStyle Salon's staff dabbles in all areas of outer beauty, equipping clients with radiant skin, healthy hair, and contemporary as well as casual designer fashions. Stylists drench manes in deep conditioners and pigments before shearing split ends or fez tassels. Aestheticians glide their hands across skin, nourishing it with seaweed, coconut, chocolate, and other natural essences. Both UV and sunless tanning sessions shade skin to a darker tone, and denim by !iT and Buffalo camouflage legs for long walks in the ocean.