The owners of The Score Card Bar & Grill take sports very seriously, showing live sporting events on numerous flat-screen TVs and hosting weekly tournaments on five electronic dartboards. Between games of pool or skee-ball, diners can enjoy breakfast dishes served all day, meatloaf sliders, or platters of spicy nachos topped with cheddar-jack cheese, ground beef, salsa, and guacamole. Shelves of glittering bottles illuminate bartenders as they skillfully muddle cocktails and pour draft beers behind an L-shaped bar as guests watch in wonder with widened, O-shaped eyes.
At Nature Nails and Spa, patrons get more than just simple sweeps of polish on their nails. That's because the nail technicians take their time trimming and shaping nails, grooming cuticles, and wrapping hands and feet in hot towels during pampering appointments. After applying a cooling gel and scrubbing skin with an exfoliating sea-salt formula, they enhance nails with hues to match clients' moods or outfits, or a pet's eye color.
Sure, many stylists tend to beautify locks using nationally renowned salon products from Bumble & bumble and CHI. But few salons can brag that they've also developed their very own formulas based on their own professional experience and direct feedback from their clients. That's exactly what Derby Salon owner Alison Etter has done with her brand of timesaving, quality serums, Coy. The products are deployed by an eclectic crew of beautifiers who mesh not only professionally but personally, creating a fun atmosphere for both the stylists and their clients. In addition to haircuts and coloring, the multi-tasking aestheticians also give guests luxurious facials, massage, and shellac manicures.
The employees of Spa Envy have a simple ambition: they merely want to sit their clients in tension-melting Shiatsu massage chairs and work on relaxing their minds and bodies. Talk about a formula for success! And if that weren’t enough, Spa Envy does more than seek to restore energy and soothe pained bodies; their services include hand and foot care treatments, a variety of waxing options and facial services, as well as tinting. The friendly, calm interior of this University District location makes each session a calming one, with dark wood trim, lots of natural lighting and black leather chairs that are as comfortable to look at as they are to sit in. There are discounts for first-time customers, though many getting massaged are longtime clients.
Signature Service: Medical-grade chemical peel
Brands Used: Obagi, PCA Skin, and bareMinerals makeup
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Mod Skin And Body's massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians aren't the only ones who are good with their hands. Its owner actually created the repurposed barn doors that decorate the spa in their garage. They also crafted the chevron-patterned wood installation in the waiting room by hand.
The spa's rustic-chic decor includes a handcrafted pedicure bench, as well. This tufted banquette pairs with a crystal chandelier to add a dash of luxury to the pedicure station.
While indulgences for the eyes abound here, it's the spa treatments that keep clients coming back for more. These include everything from gentlemen's facials to Obagi chemical peels to makeup tutorials that use bareMinerals products.
Set on a suburban street in North Seattle, inside an unassuming brick building, Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon provides a full range of cosmetic services for the contemporary man. From traditional haircuts and beard trims to manicures and “refined men’s facials,” this appointment-only salon serves men of all ages and styles, from seniors to hipsters, business types to street artists. Owner and founder Thaddeus Valentine, famous himself for giving away free haircuts to the homeless, oversees a staff that gives its clients the same kind of comfortable grooming experience normally reserved for upscale beauty salons. Especially noteworthy: the King of Kings full treatment, a plush package that, for a mere $195, will tease, tweak, snip and shape all manner of facial and head hair, leaving guests feeling fresh and looking regal.