The desert sun has come to the Evergreen State. More than 50 Desert Sun Tanning Salon locations have cropped up across Washington and California, and it's easy to see why. At each salon, Smart Tan–certified tanning consultants point guests toward the most suitable products to moisturize skin and the best methods to prevent tan lines that spell out "kick me.” The salons’ sunbed tanning stations include 10- and 20-minute beds with amenities such as facial and shoulder tanners, music, aromatherapy, and even air conditioning; their Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning systems (only available at select locations) bronze clients for 3–7 days. In addition, they offer red-light therapy treatments and infrared body wraps. Because tanning routines, like a baby's first words, are better when they're not interrupted, the salons offer memberships that grant buyers access to unlimited tanning, upgrades to premium beds, and other benefits.
The technicians at Inspiritu Salon build a community around beauty and preserving the environment as they style their clients? hair, smooth their skin, and relax their muscles with Aveda's nature-based products. They trim women's, men's, and children's shaggy ends as botanical hair and scalp-therapy treatments nourish each strand at its root. The gentle strokes of Swedish massage and the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage loosen tight muscles, with the option of adding warm stones or Simon Says commands to further relax musculature. To refresh facescapes, the aestheticians moisturize and exfoliate skin during the 30-minute facial, and call on essential oils to reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots during the Enbrightenment treatment.
Patti Martin adds flair to her clients’ eyelids, brows, and lips by using the SofTap hand method of applying permanent makeup. This treatment is a more comfortable alternative to the machine method, and Patti also liberally slathers numbing cream on the skin to ensure each procedure is practically pain-free. She creates these long-lasting, smudge-proof looks at her two Wake Up Beautiful locations (in Vancouver and Silverdale), the names of which are an obvious nod to the fact that patrons will no longer have to apply makeup every morning in front of a bathroom mirror or still pond.
More than 140 colors of OPI polish comprise the rainbow of options that the technicians at Be's Beauty Salon & Nail Spa use to decorate clients’ nails. They also use some 60 shades of OPI Gelcolor lacquer. But the staff doesn’t stop at nails. In addition to indulgent manicures and pedicures, which might include a minty menthol leg mask, they perform haircuts and color services, waxes, and facials.
Signature Service: Hair stylist
Brands Used: Joico Haircare
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes