Aesthetician Suzan Tajer started Ancient Secrets of Beauty in 1991, and over the years, she's specialized in two types of treatments: waxing and Lipomassage. The latter treatment attempts to fight cellulite with vacuum suction and two rollers that fold and unfold the skin. When it comes to waxing, Suzan can shape brows, erase unwanted mustaches, and make arms and legs so smooth and aerodynamic that clients accidentally take flight.
Her true specialty, however, is Brazilian waxing. Suzan saw the trend approaching way back when she opened her salon, and immediately she started developing her own techniques. Today, Suzan's quick Brazilian treatments shun strip waxing techniques in favor of wax that shrink-wraps around the hair as it dries. Her Brazilian waxing techniques have earned her a number of mentions in both local and national magazines, such as Allure and The Premier Seattle Monthly.
By the Numbers: Caddelll's Laser and Electrolysis Clinic
1982—the year Debbie Caddell opened the clinic
2 medical directors on staff to supervise: Dr. Ron Brockman and Dr. Karen Nikols
40+ years of experience shared among the aestethicians
6 grievances erased or lightened by lasers: veins, hair, tattoos, signs of aging, broken capillaries, and nail fungus
0 downtime required after microdermabrasion
80% more moisturizer, sunscreen, and cream-pie filling will penetrate the skin after the typical micro-needling treatment
4 services specifically for men including laser beard sculpting and vein removal
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
French ME offers a wide range of advanced skin care services that treat an array of skin conditions and concerns.
Each treatment option utilizes the highest quality ingredients, the latest technology and techniques and offers these services at a competitive price.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
French ME was inspired out of a need to provide clients with skin care treatments that do more than make you feel good.
We want our clients to not only feel good after each treatment but most important, we want them to look as good as they feel.
Our services are design with this end goal in mind.
What do you love most about your job?
Having beautiful skin is not just about getting the occasional facial but a process in which you are able to continually adapt to the biological aspects of aging and the environment.
What I love most is taking this journey with my clients and uncovering and maintaining their skin's true potential.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Driven by a passion to
provide clients with the best skin care solutions; extensive skin care knowledge is vital.
Due to this importance, the best feedback I received was in regards to my knowledge about skin care products, treatments and the biological mechanisms of the skin and its processes.
Two talented staffers make treatments at Good Electrolysis & SkinCare possible. Marcella Good is the resident electrolysis expert, motivated to start her career after receiving treatments herself. "As a client," she says, "I understand the frustration and embarrassment of unwanted hair."
Amelie Stevens is the spa's aesthetician, and she, too, removes unwanted hair. But her mode of operation is waxing, instead of using lasers or waiting for hairs to migrate for the winter. Amelie's fascination with the science of the human body has given her a uniquely holistic view of skincare. She feels education is important, so when clients come in for facials, they're also regaled with Amelie's in depth instructions for preventative care. "The more experience I gain," she says, "the more it fascinates me how the face forms the connection between the internal and external world."
Clients relax as they sip beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's three locations aim to make waxing or a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' nerves with drinks from the bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica, PCA and Somme.
Frequently regarded as one of Seattle’s best manicure and pedicure salons, Hoa Salon’s clean and spa-like environment is a cut above run-of-the-mill nail parlors that reek of chemicals and hum with televised soap operas. Hoa’s hushed Roosevelt store calms patrons with its ambient lighting and a welcoming front desk. There’s no TV here (though WiFi is available), just plenty of OPI polishes to choose from and a spa menu that features manicures, pedicures and waxing treatments. Add paraffin, an exfoliating scrub, a mask, or leg massage to soften and soothe skin while you’re at it. And for special occasions, groups can reserve a private room with six pedicure stations for all to enjoy. Staff will even happily secure a banquet permit so the champagne and boutique treats can flow freely while getting your nails done.