Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon?s hairstylists refresh locks with Davines nourishing conditioner, which is empowered by vitamins, amino acids, and essential oils. The team also resurrects graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility?s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with ?minence Organic Skin Care salves, and unwanted hair is kept at bay with organic waxing.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and business practices are eco-friendly. Mode Organic Salon?s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.
West Seattle Fabric Company's sewing emporium extends to the new Stitch and Sew Studio, which is located down the street from the fabric store. Within this creative haven, guests are encouraged to flex their imagination with the studio's collection of easy-to-use sewing machines and ample work surfaces. In the bright, open studio, instructors teach patrons of all skill levels—during classes, events, and parties—sewing and quilting tips and tricks. From alteration lessons to quilt binding and mending, new Stich and Sew Studio provides clear and simple instruction in a friendly and casual atmosphere. And during open sewing sessions and sewing classes, staff members dispense pro tips as students harness the studio's patterns and tools to whip up pillow shams, dresses, and curtains to shade their stuffed animal cloning lab.
This downtown spa is one of Seattle’s oldest, and strives to deliver a globally-inspired experience for customers, with packages like the Marrakech, the Safari and the Pacific Rim. While its menu of soaks and body treatments include the usual massages, foot soaks and scrubs, facial care and nail care found at most spas, Ummelina International also delivers Thai massages, head and scalp massages and seated massages, not to mention, foot soaks accentuated by an African shea butter moisturizing treatment and facials that incorporate essential oils designed to help clear sinus trouble. To make things even more refreshing, Ummelina now accepts insurance for massage therapy. With special touches like a soothing cup of something herbal from Ummelina’s tea selection, spa goers can’t help but find themselves transported out of this world.
Inside of an imposing gray building and behind giant glass doors, Bowie Salon and Spa delivers hair treatments to a unisex clientele that respects current trends. Aside from custom cuts, the salon offers a variety of specialty conditioning treatments, as well as hair extensions, bridal styling and blowouts. Its color approaches include full and partial foil, as well as Ombre treatments that pair lightened tips with darker roots in contrasting colors that seem natural. With tall ceilings and plenty of space between stylists’ stations, clients feel as calm as the Buddha statue that graces the salon’s front desk. Bowie’s large space also means the salon can host styling for groups, including the “Bubbles and Blowouts" service. For those who have trouble making time for an appointment, Bowie does styling house-calls.
The estheticians-in-training at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute promote inner and outer beauty with an array of skin and hair services in an atmosphere that celebrates the individual creativity of each student. All of the institute's students exclusively use the same products developed by Aveda, a socially conscious company that produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular products deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with ecofriendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
E.B. White once dubbed the martini "the elixir of quietude." One might dub Martini Spa "the emporium of quietude," as the main priority of the staff is to make clients feel at home as they enjoy peace, quiet, and pampering services custom-tailored to their needs. Massages help to work out tension from both body and face, and waxing sessions unveil silky-smooth skin during sessions that are less serene but equally sigh-inducing. Those hoping to put some extra power behind their wink can seek out the spa's aestheticians, who lengthen fringe with eyelash extensions. Nail technicians refine fingertips and toe-tips with coats of long-lasting Shellac polish or take a few extra minutes to swathe nails in French style with miniature portraits of Gérard Depardieu.