Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
Lady Broussard Skincare nurtures patrons with treatments that blend traditional beauty rituals, such as European facials and microdermabrasion, with holistic therapies, such as stress-busting reflexology. Complimentary refreshments relax clients as beauty professionals revitalize skin with custom masks and exfoliating glycolic peels or christen the body with a pink-champagne scrub before painting on its new nautical name. Products from PCA, Bioelements, and the spa's own proprietary line power many of the skin-focused services, which are complemented by additional aesthetic enhancements, such as mink eyelash extensions and waxing for both face and body.
The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.
Surrounded by cream- and mocha-hued walls while facing full-length mirrors, clients nestle into salon chairs as stylists detach split ends and add in colorful highlights. Across the salon, conventional tanning beds add bronze color to bodies, while a spray-tanning session darkens skin sans melted caramel baths. While at the salon, guests can pick up beauty products such Chi, Australian Gold, Matrix, and Bed Head, showcased in sleek cubed black-and-white shelving units.
Salon Swish’s expert stylists offer a full range of high-quality salon services in a refreshingly fun and relaxed atmosphere. Ladies' 'dos ($35+) flatter and frame feminine faces, while men’s cuts ($22+) increase blind-date-success percentages. With a range of color options to choose from, full foil color ($100+), root touch-ups ($60+), or two-tone color ($70+) can take dull strands to chromatic heights only Sherpas can comfortably breathe at. Guests can eliminate rogue face ($30), brow ($15), chin ($10), or lip ($10) fuzzies while chatting with their friendly tress transformer in Swish’s modern, spacious setting.
FoxFire Salon has been primping and pruning the human form for 26 years through the expert assistance of high-quality Aveda beauty products. The experienced staff of friendly professionals caters to a customer's needs by offering a full menu of salon and spa services. For when seasonal wardrobe shifts require follicle modification, adjustments can be made with stylish haircuts ($35+), trims for bangs and beards ($10+), color and highlights ($75+), and frosting ($65+). If new hair isn't on the horizon, jazz hands and jazz feet can greet the spring equinox with attractive Aveda spa manicures ($45) and pedicures ($65).