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.
At Well Medical Arts, nurse practitioner Dominique Well and her certified team perform a variety of anti-aging treatments tailored to the individual client. The staff combines scientific techniques with a soothing, spa-like atmosphere, educating clients and helping them cultivate inner and outer beauty. Services range from vitamin deficiency testing to Ultherapy—an FDA-approved skin-tightening and lifting treatment.
Acu-Clinics of Washington draws its name from its signature treatment: acu-molds, invented by Dr. Francis J McCall. The acrylic devices fit inside the ear, administering constant, low-grade acupressure that reportedly helps with weight loss, efforts to quit smoking, and reducing the noise of your roommate's glockenspiel practice.
At this particular clinic, medical aesthetician and acupressure therapist Janean Wjvold fits the acu-molds in addition to performing beauty treatments. These range from exfoliating microdermabrasion and facial peels to a hydrating peppermint, tangerine oil, and white tea mask. However, there's one thing that they all have in common: they're administered by the soothing light of scented candles.