Electrolysis by Vanessa's experienced, eponymous technician banishes unwanted body hair with the thermolysis variation of electrolysis. After an informative consultation determines a proper plan of action, the aesthetician wields a thin, needle-like probe designed to heat and demolish connective tissues that facilitate hair growth. The fuzz-removing process aims to carefully interrupt hair's life cycle by blasting follicles with alternating currents and forcing them to go back to kindergarten during retirement. Women can maintain a smooth bikini line, while men can keep lonely eyebrows from holding hands. A relaxing, spa-like environment surrounds patients during their depilating sessions, and all clients receive treatment with their own probe, ensuring all equipment is as clean and sterile as a freshly laundered bar of soap.
The Beauty Lab's menu of facials, PCA skin treatments, and hair-removal services actually acts as more of a jumping-off point than a rigid list. That's because all these treatments—not just the custom ones—use products tailored to the client's skin and personal preferences.
Facials rely on specialized masks and serums to fight signs of aging, combat acne, or keep the skin looking as dewy as a blade of grass in a plants pin-up calendar. Different PCA peel ingredients can be blended together and enhanced with a collagen-boosting retinol if the client needs it. And because many people have sensitive skin or simply distrust soft wax, The Beauty Lab offers two more hair-removal agents in addition to traditional soft wax—hard wax and a sugar paste mixed by an onsite aesthetician.
Much like the brother that's been crashing on your couch for six months running, hair has a tendency to show up in places where it's not wanted and then never leave. Today's Groupon will remove these pesky pelos for good with an hour-long electrolysis session at Trevino Skin Care (the artist formerly known as Zwickert Electrolysis) in downtown Seattle for $30 (a $66 value). If you're part sasquatch on your mother's side, you can even buy two Groupons for two full hours of hair-vanishing activity.
An all-natural alternative to waxes and creams, Sugar Me swathes skin in syrupy smoothness with a variety of stubble subduing services. The staff of expert saccharine sages smoothes a honey-like concoction of sugar, lemon, and water onto fuzz fields, allowing the candied compound to lubricate the follicles before a precise flick of the wrist gently removes roots and hairs.
Sarah has been a licensed aesthetician since 2004, and has done stints in spas from New York to Los Angeles and Seattle. At Simpatico Waxing Spa, she utilizes wax strips to remove unwanted body hair from her clients, and she donates portions of her proceeds to Treehouse, a foundation dedicated to providing education and material needs to foster children in the Seattle area.