Within Shador Spa, Nails Of Essence's friendly nail technicians groom natural fingernails and toenails using sanitized equipment and soften skin with paraffin or exfoliating scrubs. At the start of visits, patrons fill out client cards to ensure that they get exactly the looks they want. Guests can also peruse the salon's inventory of Carlise Spring cosmetics.
Wine, a common ingredient in most women’s days out, is the centerpiece of Miss Saigon Nail Bar’s treatments. Rows of reds, whites, and bubblies are prominently displayed on shelves facing the salon’s manicure stations, creating a wine-bar salon aesthetic that encourages guests to spend the day luxuriating in glasses of their favorite vintage while technicians groom nails. The staff builds upon the wine’s relaxing influence during treatments by incorporating indulgent add-ons such as paraffin dips and chip-free Shellac polish. Through an archway in the spa, guests make themselves comfortable on salmon-colored pedicure benches, soaking feet in bronze footbaths filled, like the sneakers of self-conscious skunks, with aromatic petals. As patrons wait for freshly painted nails to dry, they can sip wine while drinking in the open, laid-back atmosphere by lounging beside the fireplace or idly watching the flurry of activity in the fish tank.
With a 40-year history of primping and pampering faces, fingers, and toes, London House is a full-service salon just off the 509 in South Seattle. Your spa day will begin with a latte and a half-hour express facial designed to cleanse and hydrate your skin and make your face glow like liquid-hot magma wrapped in tinfoil. Next, an eyebrow shaping will separate your brow into two distinct entities, as London House’s eyebrow artist-in-residence will heroically battle each of those wily hairs until order is restored to the northern-most portion of your mug. The spa package concludes with a pina colada pedicure. Breathe in the intoxicating scent of coconut-flavored rum as the pedicurist exfoliates your feet and buffs, shapes, and paints your nails until your feet are fit to be prancy.
Paradise Salon's staff expertly renders the services necessary to bolster their clients' looks. Hair treatments such as Brazilian blowouts and deep conditioning keep strands smooth and strong enough to twirl around fingers or flip over shoulders. Nail services groom hands and feet—vixen reds light up fingers like glow sticks light up a rave in a cave. The technicians can also use a Japanese solution to keep lashes curled to the ideal level, enabling flirtatious winks for up to six weeks.
If little Goldilocks visited Beauty Nails in Kent, she would find five spa pedicure chairs to be too big, and one to be just right. All ages are welcomed into the salon, which houses five manicure stations along with pedicure thrones for adults and kids. The salon's technicians brush nails with OPI and China Glaze polish. For extra-long wear, they can bust out the CND Shellac polish for a manicure that lasts up to three weeks without chipping or scratching—a much better way to preserve a fresh manicure than breaking into a school and laminating your hands. The staff’s services also extend into skincare such as facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and permanent makeup.
Newly renovated in 2011, Mynt Salon's contemporary confines mirror the contemporary looks they bestow upon their clients. The experienced staff, led by owner My-Hanh, consult with their guests as they discuss their different treatment options. The staff includes experts in various color techniques, such as root retouches, full foils, and having clients bob for apples in a tie-dye whirlpool. By staying up-to-date on the latest trends, stylists are able to add services such as feather extensions to their already lengthy repertoire of salon treatments—haircuts, for example, are available for everyone from kids to seniors.