More than 140 colors of OPI polish comprise the rainbow of options that the technicians at Be's Beauty Salon & Nail Spa use to decorate clients’ nails. They also use some 60 shades of OPI Gelcolor lacquer. But the staff doesn’t stop at nails. In addition to indulgent manicures and pedicures, which might include a minty menthol leg mask, they perform haircuts and color services, waxes, and facials.
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.
Nail Time's experienced technicians brighten finger shields with while pampering patrons in a clean spa-like environment. During the 30- to 45-minute Shellac manicure, one of Nail Time's seasoned staffers carefully clips nails to the length of your choice before shaping them into soft curves, squarish edges, or sharp points designed to replace cumbersome letter openers. Then, they'll exfoliate grippers with an eco-friendly sugar scrub and soothe them with a refreshing massage. Technicians will then carefully apply the vibrant Shellac polish of clients' choice upon lackluster nail beds, where it will remain for up to 14 days. Nails are gussied up further with elegant french tips, which are much more refined and appealing than the serrated spear tips worn by wealthy Vikings. After the manicure, customers receive a set of essential spa materials to take home, including a file and buffer, an acrylic sander, and two toe separators to help with home pedicures and prevent fisticuffs between arguing digits. Nail Time also offers free chip repair to customers.
Set on a suburban street in North Seattle, inside an unassuming brick building, Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon provides a full range of cosmetic services for the contemporary man. From traditional haircuts and beard trims to manicures and “refined men’s facials,” this appointment-only salon serves men of all ages and styles, from seniors to hipsters, business types to street artists. Owner and founder Thaddeus Valentine, famous himself for giving away free haircuts to the homeless, oversees a staff that gives its clients the same kind of comfortable grooming experience normally reserved for upscale beauty salons. Especially noteworthy: the King of Kings full treatment, a plush package that, for a mere $195, will tease, tweak, snip and shape all manner of facial and head hair, leaving guests feeling fresh and looking regal.
Few things are more important to a well-groomed woman than her nails, and Seattle’s Julep nail parlor location is particularly adept at serving those needs. Located in downtown, adjacent to the Red Lion Hotel, Seattle’s Julep – with more locations in University Village, Bellevue and Gig Harbor – offers more than just attention to nails. Waxing and facial treatment round out the shop’s top qualities, while the most popular option remains the Julep Manicure, which combines a paraffin wrap and sea salt exfoliation with an extended massage session. Many of the treatments and manicure sessions are designed to last weeks, making sure customers can keep their fresh looks until it’s time to return for another session at the trendy, modern salon space, outfitted with comfortable treatment chairs and moody lighting.
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.