When aestheticians Vanessa Hurlburt and Shelby Meyers teamed up to found a beauty boutique for women, they wisely turned to Audrey Hepburn for inspiration. Hepburn’s famed saying—“happy girls are the prettiest girls”—became their guiding principle as they filled their spa menu with airbrush tans, eyelash extensions, and facial treatments.
Thanks to the owners' warm personalities or the airbrush’s equally warm mist, clients often have a difficult time holding back smiles during UV-free tans that burnish skin with a bronze glow. The same proves true for facials, which incorporate medical-grade Image Skincare products to diminish the appearance of pores, fine lines, and lion scratches that the aestheticians will call fine lines without asking too many questions. When Vanessa wants some inspiration for her signature eyelash extensions, she needs only to look at the boutique’s damask walls, where elegant tendrils flow in a repeated pattern from floor to ceiling. The pair’s sugaring treatments achieve a more streamlined aesthetic, removing unwanted hair at the root with an all-natural blend of sugar, water, and lemon. For a shirt or dress to go with your freshly smoothed skin, look no further than the spa’s boutique, which houses apparel from brands such as daftbird, Only Hearts, and Woodleigh.
Medical Director Dr. Marilyn Tompkins, ARNP, busies Radiant MedSpa's staff with an array of services that refine skin surfaces. Injectables such as Botox and Sculptra free faces of wrinkles or circles around the eyes that reveal age. IPL photofacials and fractional skin-resurfacing treatments leave skin as brilliant as an Einstein wrapped in reflective tape; the spa's laser systems can also halt hair production in follicles or zap away spider veins. Glycolic or lactic acids reveal youthful skin and fight blemishes during chemical peels, and HCG weight-loss programs bolster weight loss with a combination of booster shots, protein shakes, and vitamins.
Ageless Center for Rejuvenation bills itself as Seattle’s premiere center for relaxing and revitalizing the body. Based in the city’s Fremont neighborhood, the Center offers a variety of spa services, with traditional treatments that include facial and overall skin care, while the Medical Day Spa offers every medical enhancement available. There are skin-smoothing laser treatments and procedures for cellulite available here, alongside a range of products for further take-home use. The Center’s true emphasis may be on customers’ emotional and spiritual well-being, however, with its serene and calming environment, overseen by knowledgeable and patient staff. Doctor Barbara J. Schell, the Center’s director, is board-certified both by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology.
The Alive Academy health and wellness center rejuvenates minds and bodies with holistic treatments that tackle the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. During biofeedback VSI body scan sessions, a Zyto palm scanner sends undetectable electrical pulses through the body, recording its response to each stimulant. This allows medical professionals to interpret the responses and determine each individual body?s preference for things such as nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
After that, clients can address these findings with treatments that range from full-body detoxification and cellular healing sessions to vibration therapy. They can also take advantage of the center's one-on-one health coaching or monthly biofeedback scans.
True Beauty & Boutique is located just blocks from the oceanic vistas of Puget Sound. With the guidance of owner Tara Perkins, an aesthetics graduate with more than 15 years of experience, the spa?s skilled staff pampers guests with a lineup of nail and skin services, which includes facials, spa pedicures, lash extensions, and massages. Meanwhile, the boutique side of the business keeps waiting clients enthralled with a selection of scarves, jewelry, and lingerie from Twala Intimates.
Sarah Mustain's career began as a young girl, when she'd give family members back and shoulder rubs. This led her to massage school and eventually ownership of her own studio, Shangri-La Massage Therapy. Here, she and a talented team of therapists offer multiple massages: Swedish for general relaxation, injury treatment bodywork to target areas of pain, and prenatal massage, which gives expectant mothers a break from digging moats around their baby cribs. Other specialities offered include: massage cupping, postpartum, and infant massage.