Dusty plum hues, plush pedicure chairs, and soft lighting come together to create an intimate space for clients to indulge in relaxing manicure and pedicure services. May Salon's staple mani-pedis combine necessary nail basics, such as nail shaping and cuticle trimming, with relaxing extras, such as hand and foot massages and steamy hot towels. Clients can have their tips topped with regular polish in a color of their choice, or they can opt for long-lasting gel formulas such as CND Shellac, which stays chip-free for up to 14 days—or, as Jane Austen's manicurist says, a lone fortnight.
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.
Savvy Nails & Spa’s clients sink into leather pedicure thrones as experienced technicians pamper digits within the terra-cotta walled, orchid-filled salon. Hands soak in a softening solution before the manicurist massages lotion and whispers Audrey Hepburn quotes to soften hardened areas. Warm wax surrounds dipping hands or provides a blanket over just the nails, while warm towels engulf hands in steamy heat. During the spa pedicure, sea salt exfoliates toughened skin and a hot-stone foot massage relieves stress obtained from walking in platform moon shoes. Both manicure and pedicure treatments prettify nails with cleansing, shaping, and color application. Upholding safety through sanitation, the nail salon never reuses equipment, covers pedicure bowls with one-time-use lining, and sanitizes all tools according to Washington State Board regulations.
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.
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.
Frequently regarded as one of Seattle’s best manicure and pedicure salons, Hoa Salon’s clean and spa-like environment is a cut above run-of-the-mill nail parlors that reek of chemicals and hum with televised soap operas. Hoa’s hushed Roosevelt store calms patrons with its ambient lighting and a welcoming front desk. There’s no TV here (though WiFi is available), just plenty of OPI polishes to choose from and a spa menu that features manicures, pedicures and waxing treatments. Add paraffin, an exfoliating scrub, a mask, or leg massage to soften and soothe skin while you’re at it. And for special occasions, groups can reserve a private room with six pedicure stations for all to enjoy. Staff will even happily secure a banquet permit so the champagne and boutique treats can flow freely while getting your nails done.