In a white-trimmed house steps from Alki Beach, aesthetician Trudy Muller works to leave clients' skin feeling as fresh as a sea breeze. Beneath the facial room's shimmering chandelier, she pampers visages with Dermalogica products and organic mud from the Austrian moor, taking care to customize experiences to specific needs and comfort levels. A sunlit waxing room with a soft, white bed hosts treatments for bikini lines and eyebrows, as well as glittery vajazzling. Trudy often doles out helpful beauty tips during sessions and lets her love for educating clients spill over onto a blog full of waxing pointers and humorous musings about her work.
Trudy’s passion for beautification doesn’t stop at clients. She also believes in beautifying the planet, a value she evidences by using eco-friendly skincare products. Additionally, Trudy welcomes patrons to bring in empty product bottles for recycling, an incentive backed up by an offer of receiving 5% off their next purchase.
Casey Ann Rasmussen first dipped her toes into the salon and spa waters in 1996. Since then, she's done it all: managed small main-street salons, started up and worked at large-scale spas, and given all of the presidents on Mount Rushmore facials. Today, she works in her own studio, a luxury that allows her to devote 100% of her attention to her clients and set her own curated service menu. In addition to her five signature facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments, Casey offers sunless spray tanning with St. Tropez equipment.
West Seattle Fabric Company's sewing emporium extends to the new Stitch and Sew Studio, which is located down the street from the fabric store. Within this creative haven, guests are encouraged to flex their imagination with the studio's collection of easy-to-use sewing machines and ample work surfaces. In the bright, open studio, instructors teach patrons of all skill levels—during classes, events, and parties—sewing and quilting tips and tricks. From alteration lessons to quilt binding and mending, new Stich and Sew Studio provides clear and simple instruction in a friendly and casual atmosphere. And during open sewing sessions and sewing classes, staff members dispense pro tips as students harness the studio's patterns and tools to whip up pillow shams, dresses, and curtains to shade their stuffed animal cloning lab.
With the belief that "it doesn't have to hurt to heal," Al and Kate Reust call on their training in natural healing promote well-being through homeopathic medicine, massage therapy, and other holistic treatments. Ionic and homeopathic solutions help rid clients of harmful toxins as facials using Seacret skincare formulas nourish the complexion with dead sea minerals. As a licensed massage practitioner, Kate takes a hands-on approach to health with her extensive repertoire of massage techniques, which she enhances with essential oils, heated stones, and one eye twinkle from Fabio.
Imena Salon and Spa freshens up cranial covers and takes haughty hair down a peg with a variety of hair services that go well beyond the reliable cut ($29+). Add-on conditioning treatments ($14+) feed malnourished manes with necessary nutrients and moisture. The full foil coloring ($84+) transforms faded follicles back into technicolor tresses. Otherwise, combine a spa manicure ($45) and pedicure ($55) from Imena's nail services, during which you'll enjoy therapeutic soaks, massage, exfoliation, and more. Facials ($75–$95) can be custom concocted to match your skin, and the 60-minute clarifying back treatment pampers the body's oft-neglected textbook toter with a cleansing, exfoliating, and purifying session that releases geysers of pent-up tension from your pore's blow holes ($75). You can also remove prickly skin sprouts with a waxing of the brow & lip ($25), or go full-throttle and render your south-of-the-equator samba-compliant with a Brazilian ($70+).