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.
At Busaba Therapeutic Massage & Spa, licensed massage therapists are equally adept at Eastern and Western massage modalities. Their menu of massages, augmented by five full-body spa packages, draw from styles such as Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-marble-stone, or Thai massage, which uses yoga-like postures to loosen muscles. Through these services, they hope bring about a number of benefits, including improved digestion, better circulation, higher energy levels, and better sleeping patterns. Aromatherapy and botanical extracts help soften skin and detoxify the body during spa packages that can include a friend, loved one, or doppelganger.
A perfectly sculpted eyebrow. A smooth, wrinkle-free face. A teddy bear that finally got over his acne. These are just some of the potential benefits clients can expect from a trip to Issaquah Skin Care Clinic. Within their treatment rooms, aestheticians wax away unwanted hair, use microdermabrasion wands to smooth over fine lines, and bathe skin in LED light that promotes collagen production. But Issaquah's services are more than just skin deep. Its infrared massage beds employ a tag team of focused heat and acupressure, which can increase circulation, ease pain, and eliminate stress.
Asian principles of holistic beauty and wellness inspire the aestheticians at Bliss Spa, who use contemporary technology to achieve a beautiful new look. They often adopt modern techniques such as sending breakup texts to acne and using ultrasonic technology to treat cellulite. Focusing on faces, technicians can apply permanent makeup to give eyes a smoky look, implant mink eyelash extensions, or employ a boost of oxygen, vitamins, and ultrasound therapy to tone skin during facials.
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.
With upcoming summer music festivals and impromptu late-night synchronized swims, bare skin will be making its seasonal comeback once again. Fist pump to the next show with the confidence provided by a full arm wax ($45+) or underarm treatment ($25+). Wick the spring showers from your smoothened features with a full face wax (excluding brows, $35+), or decrease the speed of pondering by targeting just the chin ($20+). In the event that you attend a nervous public speech, remain confident even in imaginary attire with a full leg and bikini wax (from $80). A full list of services and prices can be found here.