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When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.

They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.

714 228th Ave. NE
Sammamish,
WA
US

The most striking thing about Effleurage Skin Care’s skin treatments is their variety. Acne facials and collagen-infusion treatments add moisture to faces, whereas ultrasonic facials use a specific frequency to smooth out fine lines and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Like the illusion that all parents understand advanced algebra, skincare must be maintained in the home, which is why the studio also sells clinical-strength creams and cleansers including USA-manufactured Image Skincare and all-natural Dermalogica products.

3310 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE Suite I
Sammamish,
WA
US

If you hang around outside Distinctive Tan, you might notice a trend: everyone leaving the building has great-looking skin. At both locations, clients can get a custom bronze in either a UV tanning bed?of which the facilities offer a diverse array?or within Mystic Tan airbrush booths. But tanning isn't the only focus of the salons, which have been in business for more than 20 years. Their knowledgeable, Smart Tan?certified staff also supplies WhiteICE teeth-whitening kits and administers red-light therapy, a treatment designed to firm skin and minimize wrinkles wrought by age or time spent trying to impersonate an accordion.

3014 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd SE
Sammamish,
WA
US

Sassy Fit was reviewed on local Seattle blog Belles of the Sound. Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars and two City Voters give it a 5-star average.

17887 Redmond Way
Redmond,
WA
US

One of the largest cosmetology schools in the northwest, Gene Juarez Academy instructs students to skillfully style hair under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. While making their way through the program, students perfect their skills on the bustling salon floor by snipping, coloring, and styling tresses. Guests not only receive these services at a discounted rate, but also get a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process via the instructor’s running commentary.

16449 NE 74th St
Redmond,
WA
US

Most Popular Service: Deep Therapeutic Relaxation Aromatherapy

Brands Used: DoTERRA-certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2001

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: No

Pro Tip: It is helpful to visit the website to print out intake forms to fill out prior to the initial appointment.

Q&A with Rebecca Lavin, Owner, Lmp

Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?

Come and experience a truly relaxing and invitingly deep massage. I strive to make my bodywork as relaxing as it is therapeutic. I blend several different styles such as, Swedish relaxation, deep-therapeutic relaxation, myofascial release, neuromuscular treatment, and aromatherapy into my massage to provide you with a profoundly relaxing and effective massage experience.

Because of the intensity and uniqueness of my work, I usually see no more than three or four clients a day to make sure that I can give you the best massage experience possible. I also leave you plenty of time after your massage to relax on the table and dress in a leisurely manner.

Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?

DoTERRA CPTG-certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils are 100% pure, natural, aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities, and they are free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?

From a 90-years-young female client receiving her first massage as a gift from her daughter, "If heaven is anything like this, I am ready to go."

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

A fair portion of MassageBeneficial's mission is to empower my clients with tools for safe, effective self-care between visits. Most people cannot afford a massage everyday or even every time they feel the need. For those wishing to learn more about natural approaches to wellness and self-care, I offer private consultations and education around which essential oils or blends may be the most effective in supporting a client's individual emotional or physical concerns.

10733 221st Ln NE
Redmond,
WA
US

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