Like playing checkers or robbing a diamond store, relaxing at a spa can be more fun with a partner. Synchronize tranquility with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a spa package for two at Aveda Caruh Salon (a $460 total value). This package includes:
- Two one-hour Restorative Nature massages (a $100 value each).
- Two Elemental Nature facials with revitalizing eye treatments (a $130 value each).<p>
Aveda Caruh Salon’s pamperers banish stress from mind and body with an elegant atmosphere, massage services, and skin treatments that employ botanically based Aveda products. During 60-minute Restorative Nature massages, clients lie across heated tables as muscle-menders combine elements of Swedish, shiatsu, Thai, and deep-tissue massage to soothe away stress from past workdays and upcoming performances of Ulysses on Ice. The addition of floral-scented essential oils and the embrace of steamy towels banishes impurities stuck in pores as hands drive toxins into the lymphatic system to be flushed away. The Elemental Nature facial reinvigorates exteriors with a custom blend of signature Aveda products that hydrate, detoxify, or exfoliate according to individual needs. Aestheticians add a revitalizing eye treatment to tighten up the surrounding skin and leave ocular areas as smooth and radiant as a glow-in-the-dark seal.
Spotlights and sconces beam down from Aveda Caruh Salon’s richly colored, naturally toned ceiling onto pale walls and dark, leather chairs. The tendrils of potted plants drift down from shelves, bringing a touch of nature and a reason to wear a favorite camouflage halter top.
The staff at Aveda Caruh Salon knows what it’s like to want to bring your inner beauty to the outside. As their website says, “We think our exterior of our building looks awful and are glad that ‘beauty is on the inside.’” They may not be able to do much with the exterior, but owner Cyndi DeSoto and her salon and spa teams bring the beauty of their clients to the forefront with hair and skin services that use plant-based Aveda products and organic essential oils squeezed from delicate flower organs.
Since it opened in 1988, the salon has not only expanded its space and gone from styling mullets to long layers and pixie cuts, it’s also been voted one of the Top 200 Salons in America by Salon Today magazine. It isn’t just the precision cuts and colors, clarifying facials, or muscle-soothing massages that make it a top salon; it’s also the exuberant spirit of the staff. On average, Caruh donates about $40,000 per year to local charities, and every first Thursday, the salon closes for three hours for the staff to meet, bond, and celebrate successes.
6417 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115