With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
You won't hear percussive snaps and pops coming out of the treatment rooms at Vitality: A Creating Wellness Center. That's because Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Mitchell doesn't crack spines; he specializes in gentle adjustments that use vibration to release locked-up vertebrae. The computerized Pro-Adjuster system knows precisely how much vibration to dole out and for how long. Dr. Mitchell uses these treatments to ease his clients' chronic headaches and help them lead pain-free lives.
The trio of owners behind Pamper Me Massage & Day Spa each contribute something unique to their business: Gary Lindquist is the financial backer, Daniel Lindquist is the promoter and go-to guy, and Eva Fleck is the face of the company. Their team of skilled specialists comes in three parts as well, much like a short fantasy novel adapted into an extremely long film series. Their nail tech pampers hands and feet with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and hand-painted nail art. The aesthetician purifies pores with facials, body wraps, and sauna sessions, and tints exteriors with airbrush tanning and prune unwanted fuzz with wax. For full-on relaxation, the massage therapist plies bodies with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, and prenatal.
Ariadna Sanchez, an aesthetician and a certified NovaLash technician, beautifies complexions and embellishes lash lines in her tranquil, earth-toned boutique studio. Guests seeking to draw attention to their ocular region without having to wink uncontrollably or don a pair of Hubble telescope lenses can rejoice in a full set of NovaLash extensions, which Ariadna applies strand by strand to existing eye fringe. During the 2- to 2.5-hour appointment, she'll customize lash looks to ensure natural, evenly placed eye adornments. Waterproof extensions last up to eight weeks, though Ariadna recommends touchups every two–three weeks. Alternatively, clients can opt for a 45- to 60-minute organic facial, which purges pores of dirt, grease, and loose change in the hope of yielding a cleaner, younger-looking visage.
Krissie brings nearly a decade of beauty-biz experience to every head of hair she cuts and colors. She deftly snips away dead ends and shapes locks into flattering new dos, or dyes tresses to complement each client's personal style or favorite flavor of Starburst.
Bronze Planet Tanning Studio boasts an expansive selection of tanning equipment, which is perhaps why Statesman Journal readers voted the salon Best of the Mid-Valley in 2011 and 2012. The spectrum of beds includes high-pressure models designed to minimize exposure to UVB rays, which, like swearing off swimming in hot lava, can lessen the chance of getting burned. Beyond UV beds, Bronze Planet also touts a trio of Mystic Tan MyMyst booths, with MagneTan technology that evenly coats skin with streak-free color; Skin rejuvenating red, yellow and blue light therapy helps make your skin look and feel beautiful; and hydro-massage beds that radiate warmth deep into muscles.