North West Med Spa’s skilled technicians lure inner radiance to the skin's surface with a range of custom beauty services, from body wraps and sugar waxing to light-powered photofacials. A complimentary skin analysis precedes each facial treatment, allowing aestheticians to measure the extent of sun damage, wrinkles, and thorny rosacea gardens before proceeding. Rejuvenating DermaQuest and G.M. Collin products, along with the undulating paddle of the Multiderm skin-exfoliation system, assist them as they craft custom treatments to promote healthy, glowing complexions. Among the spa’s other noninvasive skin procedures, VelaShape body-contouring treatments buff out discrepancies in tone and Botox injections erase evidence of sustained squints or frowns.
Zara Beauty and Spa's clients don't need to hop in an airplane to get Eastern-inspired beauty treatments. Instead, they can walk into Zara's soothing confines, where the staff has mastered a wide range of intricate services, many involving natural herbs and ingredients. Staff members can decorate hands with traditional henna tattoos, pluck stray eyebrows with threading services, and incorporate gold-infused products in Ayurvedic-style facials. The spa also offers more contemporary services such as skin peels or microdermabrasions, as opposed to manicures set to techno music.
At Shimmer Airbrushing & Esthetics, tans don't come from sun exposure—they come from a handheld airbrushing gun. The custom, organic tans are applied with the MaxiMist XL gun and take less than five minutes. And because they are applied by hand, they hug the contours of the body better than spray tans applied via tanning booth or garden hose. The studio complements its natural-looking tans with assorted facials using Dermalogica products, airbrushes make-up, and eyelash extensions that render mascara obsolete.
Licensed cosmetologist Heather McCulley aims to maximize beauty by honing in on hair. As a certified lash technician, she bonds extensions to eyelashes that imbue blinks with smoky drama. Her fusion and copper-tube hair extensions lengthen strands by up to 22 inches, enough to perfectly fit across Shaq's car's rims. With facial waxing services, she eradicates fuzz from lips and eyebrows.
Now that summer’s over, remedy those patches of irregular colored pigment left over from the sun, who, frankly, has been phoning it in lately. Today’s Groupon gets you a $59 microdermabrasion treatment at Ambrosia MedSpa ($125 value), located in Kirkland. It's perfect for long-time sun worshippers, prematurely wrinkled pals, or your father's ice-skating partner.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
After serving in the United States Air Force for nine years, co-owner Jaymie Larsen decided to pursue a career that would allow her to reclaim her feminine side and indulge her passion for beauty. After graduating from the Euro Institute of Skin Care, she dove into a lash-extension course and knew she wanted to open a business where she could concentrate on building better blinks for eyes of all shapes and sizes.
At the same time, aesthetician and fellow Euro Institute graduate Athena Nazarian was gaining experience working as a consultant for Christian Dior and honing her skills at a Pro Sports Club spa, where she specialized in medical skincare treatments, makeup, waxing, and eyelash extensions. After opening her own lash boutique, Lashes by Athena, she soon found herself with more clients than she could handle, leading her to partner with Jaymie on a brand new venture.
Today at Eye Candy, the duo combine their attention-getting expertise to plump up lash lines with synthetic strands that are naturally curved to mimic the natural lashes. They also foster smoother skin with 30-minute Jessner peels and facial waxing, flatter features with professional makeup, and even lead lessons for makeup novices or those raised by clowns.