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.
While undergoing spa training in Taiwan, Spa Chi’s owner Catherine Lee was inspired by ancient Chinese principles. It motivated her to create a special place where the entire family could relax and rejuvenate. That’s why Spa Chi combines its spa with a café, art store, and garden all in one location—while one person is enjoying a pampering massage, facial, or paraffin dip, the rest of the family or group can eat Taiwanese-style dishes at the café, take a paper-clay class, or simply enjoy the outdoor asian garden. In keeping with her goals to provide each client with beauty regimens designed for individual healing, relief, and beauty, Catherine frequently journeys to Taiwan for continued spa training. She's even approaching 30 years of experience, the equivalent of 7.5 bachelors' degrees or one PhD in quantum mechanics.
Established in 1979, Salon Boulevard has a long history of making clients look beautiful with haircuts, color treatments, and waxing. Though it has been around for more than 30 years, the salon employs stylists that stay at the forefront of the field by keeping up with the latest styles, techniques, and ways to get rid of frizz by channeling the spirit world. The staff offers a variety of services, and includes a stylist with 20 years of experience, another with 30 years of experience, and a barber who has been with the salon since it first opened its doors.
Love My Skin offers spa and medical skin care treatments that are customized to address each client's individual needs. On the spa side of things there are treatments like the red carpet ready O2 facial, which pits oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, and enzymatic botanicals against blemishes or skin damaged from always trying to examine one's own face without a mirror. Love My Skin also offers more advanced forms of skin care that use medical-grade solutions and techniques. One of these is the BodyFX by InModeMD, a non-invasive contouring treatment that leaves buttocks, abdomen, and thighs looking toned and well-shaped.
The technicians at Bellevue Luxury Nails primp nails with a full menu of nail services, including full manicures and pedicures, according to Bellevue Patch. Though they focus on nailcare, the staff also remove unwanted hair with waxing services. They also lengthen lashes with mink eyelash extensions, which last up to 90 days, or three times the amount of days in one William Henry Harrison presidency. The staff recommend getting the extensions retouched every three weeks.
Armed with more than 20 years of hairstyling experience, LeaAnn Stephenson invites both men and women to take a seat in her styling chair at Obadiah Salon––a Best of Western Washington nominee. She creates luminous highlights and color treatments and uses the Pravana smoothing system to eliminate frizz and unwanted curls. Like the rest of her Obadiah peers, LeaAnn constantly keeps up to date on the latest cut and color trends through the salon’s continuing-education initiatives, such as in-house training programs by guest educators from New York and Las Vegas.