Petra Tuss—who honed her skills during extensive training with Goldwell and Scruples hair color, KMS, and American Crew—has an impressive portfolio spanning more than a decade. She can cut a sleek bob or infuse long, wavy locks with an ombre effect. She can cover select strands with foil to produce eye-catching highlights or better television reception. She can also make frizzy hair smooth with a keratin treatment that lasts up to six months.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan–certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
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.
Rosey Perez helps enhance hokey pokeys all around the Redmond area by beautifying hands and feet with a number of mani-pedi services. Rosey's caring and gentle nature shines through as she massages hands and feet and softens skin with exfoliating scrubs, hydrating paraffin treatments, and heated masques. For those looking for more than just a simple coat of traditional color, she can also top nails with French-style tips or a durable coat of shellac polish, which is formulated to resist chips for up to two weeks.
At age 9, Krystal Dobbins already knew that she wanted to be a stylist. She attended the Gene Juarez Academy immediately after graduating high school and earned a license in cosmetology. Armed with the skills she acquired there, she creates new looks by trimming away stray strands or adding depth and texture with color treatments and highlights. Before Krystal sharpens her scissors in G2 Salon’s backroom diamond mine, she takes time to talk with her clients and make sure that she understands exactly what they are looking for.
The massage therapists behind Body Therapy Group practice varied modalities based on their areas of expertise. Timarie Hansen has spent the past 15 years helping clients after vehicular and on-the-job accidents, whereas Karla Miller pulls double duty as she doles out therapeutic massages and heals clients’ energies and spirits as a reiki master. The final member of the team is aesthetician Jayme Williams, who is known for her Brazilian waxes.
Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon’s hairstylists refresh locks with DermOrganic shampoos empowered by argan oil from trees and resurrect graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility’s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with Éminence Organic Skin Care salves and bedazzle digits with polishes from CND Shellac. Also, massage therapists need little more than their hands to oust aches with reflexology and therapeutic massage techniques.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and buildings are eco-friendly. The Redmond location on the Microsoft Commons campus earned a LEED Silver rating for the studio's green construction. Mode Organic Salon’s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.