CD Danza Salon & Spa’s crew of beauty experts is ardent about polishing women, men, and androids with personalized services and products from Aveda and Bumble and bumble. Pamper hair right where it enters the brain with a root glaze ($65), mold it into a designer 'do ($34–$65), or evict errant follicular outgrowths from cheeks ($22), hands ($18), and full backs ($65) with waxing services. Heal hard-worn hands and feet with a spa manicure ($37) and spa pedicure ($63), or mollycoddle worn-out muscles with a Swedish massage ($80+) or a rejuvenating application of chewy candied fish. To enhance facial performance, guests can ask for a makeup application ($35+), an Aveda powder ($35), or a CD Danza signature makeup lesson ($75).
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.
With a 40-year history of primping and pampering faces, fingers, and toes, London House is a full-service salon just off the 509 in South Seattle. Your spa day will begin with a latte and a half-hour express facial designed to cleanse and hydrate your skin and make your face glow like liquid-hot magma wrapped in tinfoil. Next, an eyebrow shaping will separate your brow into two distinct entities, as London House’s eyebrow artist-in-residence will heroically battle each of those wily hairs until order is restored to the northern-most portion of your mug. The spa package concludes with a pina colada pedicure. Breathe in the intoxicating scent of coconut-flavored rum as the pedicurist exfoliates your feet and buffs, shapes, and paints your nails until your feet are fit to be prancy.
The staff of tanning technicians at Cactus Club Tanning Salon draws upon training and certification from Smart Tan to gild skin as safely and effectively as possible. Epidermis enhancers evenly mist skin with a personalized solution to summon shimmering bronze like a frustrated alchemist. Two months of unlimited UV-tanning sessions let patrons bask in the sunny warmth of Klassik beds. Employees carefully monitor and schedule exposure times according to each client's skin type to minimize the risk of suffering a painful sunburn or becoming a comfortable habitat for iguanas. Patrons may choose to upgrade to standup units or medium-pressure beds for an additional fee.
For 10 years, Dawn Thompson worked beside top dermatologists and plastic surgeons as a surgical assistant. Armed with that experience and her education as an aesthetician, Dawn takes an all-encompassing approach to skincare at Island Skin and Laser, a recipient of a 2012 Seattle Award. Her firsthand experience helps her to personalize treatments to each client using medical-grade skincare products by lines such as SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and Revaléskin, none of which contain perfumes or dyes. The aesthetician tackles common skincare issues with treatments ranging from traditional facials to advanced hydrafacials, erbium facials, and photofacials. As a laser pro, Dawn can also shine a light to banish unwanted hairs and bats that are bothering bodies.