At Studio Cleer, the art of hair removal doesn’t stop at waxing and sugaring. The studio’s aestheticians also perform subtle maintenance on fuzz that grows on legs, backs, and chests, trimming and snipping hairs into a defined, natural-looking topography without leaving skin bare. For completely smooth, epilated skin, they first numb targeted areas with a topical cream or an icy hug from a snowman before whisking away unwanted bodily fleece with Cirepil wax or organic sugaring techniques. Aside from hair removal, the multitalented aestheticians can also take on other beauty projects, including formaldehyde-free eyelash extensions and customized facials that target clients’ specific skin conditions with extractions, hydration, and exfoliating microdermabrasion.
Like a cake, Napolitano Day Spa Salon is made up of layers, each as tempting as the last. At first glance, the Spa Salon appears to be a boutique. In its orange-walled entrance room, wooden tables and racks showcase clothing, accessories, and beauty products to a soundtrack of modern music. As clients journey past one of the center's two burbling fountains, they enter the salon space, where a team of stylists customizes hair with fashionable cuts and flattering colors. Farther back still, past the bustling stylist stations, is a haven of peace embodied by private spa-treatment rooms, soothing music, and a relaxation room filled with complimentary tea and flattering whispers.
Awarded Seattle Met's Best Facial of 2008, the spa refines visages with nine options that harness Dermalogica and Jan Marini products. Each one comes with a personalized routine for home care, an herbal foot soak with lavender and rosemary, and their signature recipe of non-invasive clinical therapies. Meanwhile, French seaweed, algae, and personalized aromatherapy lend body wraps and massages a touch of nourishment and help clients to prepare for dates with handsome lake monsters.
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.
Nestled inside a recently renovated Pilates studio, Om Day Spa soothes sore muscles with therapeutic massages and pampers clients with organic skincare services. Waxing treatments are performed with organic hard wax for more efficient hair eradication.
MargiDavid Salon was founded in 1989, back when salon websites were merely pages in the phonebook that could only be clicked on with a ballpoint pen. However, the salon's associates are as up to date as can be, frequently traveling to new cities for continued education, especially with the Oribe haircare line. Their commitment to stay abreast of the latest trends is evidenced by the many modern 'dos that emerge from the salon, although the stylists can also use their shears and razors to top their clients' heads with classic looks.
Aiming to keep their clients looking and feeling great, Tropical Tans offers a variety of services, from B-12 injections and red-light therapy to custom airbrush tanning. Upon entering the low-lit, luxuriously appointed boutique, visitors can head back to private rooms to enter stand-up, lay-down, or hamster-wheel tanning beds. Or they opt for a restorative, UV-free session in one of the red-light-therapy beds.