At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
Wine, a common ingredient in most women’s days out, is the centerpiece of Miss Saigon Nail Bar’s treatments. Rows of reds, whites, and bubblies are prominently displayed on shelves facing the salon’s manicure stations, creating a wine-bar salon aesthetic that encourages guests to spend the day luxuriating in glasses of their favorite vintage while technicians groom nails. The staff builds upon the wine’s relaxing influence during treatments by incorporating indulgent add-ons such as paraffin dips and chip-free Shellac polish. Through an archway in the spa, guests make themselves comfortable on salmon-colored pedicure benches, soaking feet in bronze footbaths filled, like the sneakers of self-conscious skunks, with aromatic petals. As patrons wait for freshly painted nails to dry, they can sip wine while drinking in the open, laid-back atmosphere by lounging beside the fireplace or idly watching the flurry of activity in the fish tank.
The expertly trained technicians at New Beauty Med Spa rejuvenate and slim down figures with safe and non-surgical physique-sculpting services. The VelaShape body-sculpting treatments employ a non-invasive laser to melt unwelcome areas of fat or cellulite and flush them out through the lymphatic system. Combining a trifecta of gut-busting radio-frequency, light technology, and a gentle vacuum massage, Velashape technology helps to increase the metabolism of stored energy and donuts and causes stubborn fat cells to shrink in fear. Patients can treat one area, such as the thighs, buttocks, arms, or flabby vestigial tails. VelaShape users typically see slimming after six–eight treatments. For best results, patients should be within 30 pounds of their desired weight.
Within Shador Spa, Nails Of Essence's friendly nail technicians groom natural fingernails and toenails using sanitized equipment and soften skin with paraffin or exfoliating scrubs. At the start of visits, patrons fill out client cards to ensure that they get exactly the looks they want. Guests can also peruse the salon's inventory of Carlise Spring cosmetics.
Nominated in multiple categories in CityVoter's 2011 Best of Western Washington competition, and a great option for Valentine's Day, CD Danza Salon & Spa earns local laud with custom hair, skincare, and nail services for both men and women. During the gentleman's facial, staff pull guy-friendly products from Aveda to cleanse manly mugs of dirt, oil, and Cheetos dust, and reveal the finely chiseled complexion hiding underneath. A quick wax refines unruly brows, before a designer haircut tames collar-crossing strands to create a more dapper 'do.