Clients relax as they sip frothy beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's two locations aim to make waxing or sugaring a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' jangling nerves with drinks from the wet bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure sugaring and waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica and Aveda.
West Seattle’s Ola salon, located in a former industrial space in the Luna Park neighborhood and facing a steel plant, packs a lot of character onto the cement floors behind its sliding garage windows. From a vintage furniture filled waiting room, beauty seekers can watch while male and female stylists offer cuts, color, blow outs, updos for special occasions and texture adjustments, including keratin treatments and permanents. Waxing, including Brazilian, is offered, as are spa services that range from the restful (customized facials, mud wraps) to the summer-ready (air brush tanning, back facials). Medispa treatments include botox, dermal fillers and peels.
The inviting waxerie has been offering a bevy of body-wax treatments in a homey and artsy environment since 2003. Choose from any of its available strand-stripping services and treat the body to a custom brush-clearing experience—Bee Waxed Spa offers a treatment to clear any and every stray hair from your body as you desire. Shape sagging arches with an eyebrow wax ($20), or get ready for scuba season with a bikini wax ($35). Bee Waxed Spa's friendly and experienced staff uses only top-of-the-line products in its follicle-evacuating efforts, and most waxing treatments leave skin smooth for up to six weeks, without the pesky ingrown hairs, razor burn, or painful cuts typical of alternative hair-ridding processes.