Trieva Katsandres was driven to start her own spa, and she did so in a single room in Mill Creek. It was so successful, she and her colleague Maysaa were able to expand to a commercial space that allowed them to hire other technicians and offer new services. By 2013, she'd claimed back-to-back titles as Best Day Spa from KING5.
Today, Trieva's Spa & Boutique welcomes clients to two locations, both offering a staggeringly extensive selection of aesthetic services performed by more than 30 employees. In the spa, massage therapists ply muscles with everything from hot-stone to Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, and aestheticians cleanse the face and body with custom facials and body scrubs. There's a hair and nail salon, as well as a menu of extras that includes makeup applications, lash extensions, and teeth whitening.
For more than a dozen years, Skinlogic Med Spa has been working on the skin of Seattle residents, both those who seek out the sun and those who don’t. A full-service treatment facility open seven days a week, Skinlogic provides a range of skin solutions that include Botox, laser hair removal, facials and chemical peels, all enhanced by a philosophy of concern for general skin health. Central to that concern is a knowledgeable staff, each member of which works with clients to come up with a personal treatment plan. In a chic, tranquil setting near beautiful Green Lake, complete with funky accents and colorful rugs, Skinlogic stands out as a leader in skincare solutions for Seattle, along with other services like waxing and massages.
SkinMD's board-certified facial plastic surgeon and master aestheticians work with patients to create customized skincare plans, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of treatments for people of all skin colors. Cosmetic injections, dermal fillers, and laser skin-resurfacing treatments form the base of physician services, while a range of clinical facials and oversized foam fingers help battle signs of aging. Medically-certified skin specialists also harness the power of lasers to slow or eliminate hair growth, rejuvenate skin, or lessen the appearance of scars.
The staff at Aveda Caruh Salon knows what it?s like to want to bring your inner beauty to the outside. As their website says, ?We think our exterior of our building looks awful and are glad that ?beauty is on the inside.?? They may not be able to do much with the exterior, but owner Cyndi DeSoto and her salon and spa teams bring the beauty of their clients to the forefront with hair and skin services that use plant-based Aveda products and organic essential oils squeezed from delicate flower organs.
Since it opened in 1988, the salon has not only expanded its space and gone from styling mullets to long layers and pixie cuts, it?s also been voted one of the Top 200 Salons in America by Salon Today magazine. It isn?t just the precision cuts and colors, clarifying facials, or muscle-soothing massages that make it a top salon; it?s also the exuberant spirit of the staff. On average, Caruh donates about $40,000 per year to local charities, and every first Thursday, the salon closes for three hours for the staff to meet, bond, and celebrate successes.
Yams, pumpkins, and maize flowers are traditionally associated with the chill of autumn. At Luscious Skin Spa, however, they are ingredients in warm, relaxing skin treatments all year round. The yam and pumpkin-enzyme peel exfoliates complexions as it evens out skin tone, whereas a calming facial addresses rosacea and sensitive skin with extracts of rosehip and maize flowers.
Owner Mari Mamikunian tries to use organic components such as these—along with products from Jan Marini and Éminence—in many of her services. As a licensed aesthetician and certified yoga instructor, she aims to nourish the skin and calm the mind simultaneously. Her specialties are nutrient-rich facials and fast-yet-gentle waxing procedures, but she also offers body treatments. Her pear and green-apple sugar scrub, for example, can boost the body's circulation while smoothing the skin.
Jessica West is a licensed aesthetician who's helped brides, models, and everyday clients look their best for wedding photos, fashion spreads, and courtroom sketches. But you don't need to be preparing for a big day to benefit from Jessica's talents; as the owner of Sugar Mama's Beauty Bar, Jessica spruces up and pampers any and all clients. Her facials cover a variety of skin concerns, from acne and fine lines to dry skin. Scalp treatments and body scrubs use salts and sugars to leave skin supple and glowing. And during her sugaring hair-removal treatments, Jessica uses Alexandria Professional products that are made entirely of sugar, lemon juice, and water. The treatments both exfoliate skin and remove unwanted hair, without the need for heat or artificial ingredients.