Being beautiful is hard work, which is why, when viewed up close, most supermodels resemble elderly oil-rig workers. Subcontract the heavy prettylifting with today's Groupon: for $96, you get a detoxifying body treatment and facial, plus a jar of house-made body butter and coffee and sugar scrub (a $240 value) at Helle, a skin sanctuary and salon in Georgetown. City dwellers seeking refuge from life’s constant marching-band ambushes can relax inside Helle's urban oasis while indulging in a variety of skincare, hair, and bodywork services. Detoxify the dermis and refresh faces with Manna, a two-hour body treatment and facial that utilizes natural food ingredients such as sugar, honey, and lemon to cleanse, exfoliate, purify, and confuse predators into thinking you're a lemon bar (a $200 value). Afterward, you’ll be able to relive soothing spa days and beach vacations of yesteryear in your very own bathroom with a souvenir jar of body butter and a house-made coffee and sugar scrub (a $40 value).
- …you'll feel like you're getting your facial or hot oil treatment in a friend's living room, albeit a rock-star friend with a bohemian's taste in art. It's a salon for people who feel more at home in dive bars than at debutante balls. – Geoff Carter, NWsource
- Helle has become my sanctuary. I cannot say enough about the fabulous treatment I get there. – Marissa S., Yelp
A spread of custom spa and salon services foster aesthetic peace in a relaxed, homey setting. Skincare treatments are tailored with Dermalogica's brand of highly customizable products and special salves made in-house to prevent curfew violations. Drawing on Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western medicine systems, the beauty therapists diagnose conditions such as poor circulation and dehydration, which can inform single treatments or a six-week regime to reset skin function. Paul Mitchell and Awapuhi Ginger products help stylists wrangle unruly halos in an intimate salon room with baroque gold mirrors and pink-on-pink stripes. Each treatment is given a heavenly name to emphasize Helle's good and evil theme, which is echoed in the spa's crimson paint job and matching velvet tufted couch.
6253 13th Ave. S
Seattle, Washington 98108Get Directions