Within Blend Herbal Spa, an aesthetician attends to guests with a menagerie of services. Patrons cruise past potted herbs, ready to conceal or remove unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and tinting treatments. Cobalt-blue bottles conceal products from NYR Organic, which flaunt cleansing and age-concealing abilities and rely on the natural powers of plants unlike an overbearing scarecrow.
At Hair Sensations, salon owner and cosmetologist Kimberly Moriguchi wields 25 years of beautification experience. She and her staff cater to clients of any age or gender with head-to-toe services that encompass new hairstyles, nourishing facials, and makeup applications.
Open since 1946, Frederick’s Beauty Salon sits along a busy street in Seattle’s north-side Greenwood neighborhood. On any given visit, expect to see children getting their first haircuts, brides receiving wedding advice and women of a certain age sporting old-fashioned hair curlers. Frederick’s boasts a staff of seven whose expertise runs the full complement of services for women, men and kiddos, and who cater willingly both to newcomers and longtime clients. With a distinctly mid-century vibe, complete with scripted detailing and on the plate-glass window and vintage touches, the shop’s staff love pampering customers. That means in-salon bridal styling, facial waxing and ultimate treatment blowouts, with promise to restore sheen to “dull, lifeless, dried and fried” hair.
Though their moniker implies a limited focus on only two treatments, the staff at The Lash & Wax Boutique has padded their aesthetic portfolio with far more services than just eyelash extensions and body waxing. Their classic and clarifying facials keep complexions smooth, and six assorted peels help fight signs of aging in delicious flavors such as blueberry and pomegranate. Spray tans, permanent-makeup applications, and long-lasting mink and synthetic lashes give the facility a spa-like feel. However, the real staff specialty is hair removal that reaches way beyond wax?the staff also banishes unwanted strands via threading and body sugaring, which is not only a gentler depilatory than wax, but receives a far warmer reception when accidentally dropped into a pot of coffee.
The Beauty Lab's aestheticians keep faces looking their best by focusing on one feature at a time. They can install eyelash extensions that subtly enhance the length and volume of each lash, and they can tint brows for an extra bit of drama. They can clear away blemishes with PCA Skin treatments, and they can wax away stray hairs to keep chins and upper lips smooth. Combine all of the above treatments—or even just one or two of them—and you're left with a complexion as beautiful as nature intended it to be. Once you're looking your best, pay a visit to the massage therapist. She's an expert in soothing away the aches that prevent you from tackling the world, or that new IT guy who looks like he could really use a good tackle.
The aestheticians of S Spa see to guests' comfort by filling the treatment space with silence or soothing music. To tailor treatments to every skin type, the therapists rifle through their extensive product stock, sometimes blending lines such as glo therapeutics and Dermalogica. The team applies this custom approach during services ranging from facials and body scrubs to waxes and armor fittings.