Aveda?s botanical-based products are at the forefront of any treatment at Ra Salon Spa. Massage therapists use its line of aromatic oils and nourishing lotions to knead knots, and stylists pull from its line of nourishing conditioners and styling creams when trimming split ends, adding color, or twisting hair into enchanting updos. Likewise, aestheticians use its eco-friendly serums to provide gentler forms of facial treatments. The line?s natural extracts take the place of glycolic peels to fade pigmentation and tourmaline sloughs away dead skin cells in lieu of microdermabrasion wands or tiger kisses.
At Facelogic Spa, botanical-based creams and clinical cosmeceutical blends work hand in hand to stall the aging process, defeat dryness, and erase blemishes. Éminence organic products take it easy on delicate visages by tucking them under blankets of vitamin C and rose-hip oils, and the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare line delivers smoother texture and tone by paving over skin with alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Citrus and shea butter hydrate and plump up kiss factories during the three-step lip treatment, and an eye mask tackles the puffiness and dark circles that result from staying up all night figuring out how to set an alarm clock.
At North Creek Medicine, Dr. Mark Swyer and his trained staff treat the body both inside and out with their range of health and beauty services. Laser technicians harness the dual power of the el?s system, which uses radio and light frequencies to gently, yet effectively, eliminate unwanted hair and diminish rosacea, spider veins, and other epidermal flaws. The team also welcomes the entire family into their care for gunnysack races and preventative medical screenings. Aside from physical wellbeing, the center cares for mental health with psychiatric counseling for adults and teens.
Under the high ceilings and modern angles of their Kirkland boutique, Winslow Salon's team of mane-tamers soothes and shapes locks into couture coifs with services for both men and women. Shape up feminine foreheads with a personally styled women's cut ($50+), or go for an all-over double process blond bleaching ($90+) to one-up the sun's perky personality. Masculine melons can opt for Winslow's men's cut ($40+), a scissor showdown that leaves gentlemen ready for gator wrestling, pickle jar opening, and single tear shedding during Lassie viewings.
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.
In the lobby of Helen Wax Spa, a waterfall burbles down an etched glass pane and into a stone basin. The water?s quiet murmur sets the tone for a space that is at once bold and soothing?modern artwork hangs on yellow, orange, and red walls and soft rays of sunlight stream in from floor-to-ceiling windows. Just beyond the main space, Helen and her technicians administer body waxing and facials for both male and female clients. Their specialty treatments use vitamin C to brighten, glycolic acid to exfoliate, and seaweed to calm and soothe the skin. And inside the onsite boutique hair salon, stylists perform cuts, color treatments, and emergency hair extensions for balding Barbie dolls.