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.
Clients aren't the only ones who flock to Larra Galvin for her lash-application expertise. The certified lash extensionist and educator also is highly regarded by fellow aestheticians, who come to her classes to learn how to apply lashes for maximum volume, drama, and staying power. By applying 30–60 lashes per eye, Larra can lend a slight lift to her clients' facial features or create a dramatic, mascara-free look in time for special occasions. Her toolbox includes classic black lashes and soft, faux-mink strands, as well as colored lashes that can add subtle highlights or help eyes pop against a naturally green complexion.