The sun?s rays can give the skin a golden glow, but it can take hours for anyone who doesn't live on the beach. Cactus Club Tanning Salon speeds up the star?s effects by bronzing the skin with UV light and airbrush tans. The high-pressure Magic 636?bed, for instance, imparts the equivalent of eight hours of sun in 12 minutes without the risk of burns, whereas the Diva Stand-Up tanner gives skin a golden glow in just 9 minutes. And since the sun tends to hibernate during the winter, tanning beds can also help chase away cloudy doldrums with their UV light.
Paradise Salon's staff expertly renders the services necessary to bolster their clients' looks. Hair treatments such as Brazilian blowouts and deep conditioning keep strands smooth and strong enough to twirl around fingers or flip over shoulders. Nail services groom hands and feet—vixen reds light up fingers like glow sticks light up a rave in a cave. The technicians can also use a Japanese solution to keep lashes curled to the ideal level, enabling flirtatious winks for up to six weeks.
Guilt-trip your face into admitting it stole $40 from your purse by treating it to a spa experience that leaves it feeling like a resurfacing humpback whale. Today’s Groupon gets your skin a perfect-finish facial, a lip and brow waxing, and an eyelash and eyebrow tinting at Skinperfect Aesthetics for $42 (an $89 value). You can schedule your appointment online or by telephone, but not by semaphore.
The Burien eatery boasts a menu of Old World authentic Italian fare inspired by the chef-owner’s southern Italian upbringing. Start with an order of the crispy carciofi fritti ($7), and dunk the deep-fried artichoke hearts into a flavor-filled bath of spicy aioli, or opt for the fresh pepata di vongole ($12), steamed intra-shell clams in a white-wine broth. Italian film buffs will analyze the dramatic depth of the eatery’s entree selections, noting the complementary selection of palate-pleasing pastas and protein-packed piatti alongside wood-fired pizzas and insalata. Split a Primo pizza ($16.50) with a co-diner, and savor the prosciutto and green-olive-enhanced flavor of the disc-shaped dinner, or hoard an order of the agnello al terrone ($21), a tender rosemary-seasoned lamb chop, for the post-modern prometheus you keep in the basement next to the unused flower pots.
Uspa therapists and licensed massage therapists work to remove tension from ventral ends by guiding patients through a 60-minute relaxing regimen. Before the one-hour therapeutic aroma massage, therapists consult with patients to draft detailed back maps for treatments suited to specific needs. Back-pain whispering and an array of other techniques relieve tight muscles, improve circulation, and adorn bodies with title belts of bliss. In a stress-slaying baklava of elation, the massage is layered under a one-hour clarity essential facial. Using botanical antioxidants such as green tea, clay masks, bamboo, and other exfoliants, the facial is tailored to individual skin types and affinity for Fraser reruns. As bright faces blossom, patients' sensory switchboards are massaged and hands are pleasantly pampered. Serenza's clean studio brims with calming earth tones and potted plants, transporting patients to a time when salons spread across the grasslands and baboon butlers delivered fresh towels warmed by the sun.
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.