Four Things to Know About Ananya Spa
Ananya Spa founder Julianne started her career as a licensed massage therapist, but soon became adept at facials and waxing, too. And just as she added an aesthetician’s license to her repertoire, she’s also added a bevy of treatments to Ananya’s service menu over time. Read on to learn more about Ananya Spa and the spirituality that infuses its treatments:
You may have seen the spa in Allure Magazine. Writers for the beauty mag kicked off a list of Seattle's best body treatments with an Ananya mention, highlighting the massage therapy skills of then-staffer Jessica Farrell.
Massages provide relaxation with international flavor. In addition to the classic Swedish massage, clients can also choose from intense Thai massages, relaxing Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, and gentle Indian Sundari massages.
When it comes to skincare, you can go futuristic or more natural. More clinical facial treatments rely on injections or freeze-dried collagen, while a host of natural treatments use simple botanical ingredients ranging from lavender essential oil to coconut and honey.
Packages make total rejuvenation simple. A total of 13 packages unite specific massages, facials, mani-pedis, and wraps for pampering sessions that last 90 minutes to seven hours long.
At The Healing Hut, dedicated aesthetician Loni draws on her time at the Euro Institute of Skin Care and Gene Juarez Academy, as well as her interest in diet and alternative healing, to provide a comprehensive menu of holistic spa services. With certifications in reflexology, manual lymphatic drainage, and reiki, Loni can tailor treatments to address a range of woes, including sports injuries, facial tension, or sore hands from vigorous crossword solving. Aesthetic boosts include waxing, facials, and lash extensions, and Loni also combines spa services with healing approaches in treatments such as a reflexology pedicure. Located within Wink: A Salon, the spa?s cream-colored interiors bathe clients in the calm of a cotton-ball factory, and a full coffee bar adds extra spring to the steps of refreshed visitors.
From employee to independent contractor to co-owner of her very own salon and spa, Ehrin has certainly paved a success-lined path over the past seven years. A licensed aesthetician and skilled hairstylist, she runs High Maintenance Spa & Salon alongside fellow aesthetician—and the bright space’s interior designer—Su. The duo doles out skincare and hair services ranging from facials fortified by Jan Marini and Image Skincare products to cuts and color treatments for both men and women. Resident massage therapist Amber shoos away stress and aches with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and nail technician NeeCee pampers hands and feet. Aside from the usual salon and spa services, High Maintenance also pampers clients with boutique-style treatments, including lash extensions, electrolysis, and secret-handshake lessons. While the adults play with makeup and nail polish, clients’ children can relax in the salon’s designated play area.
At Amazing Touch, licensed massage therapist Kelly Zahniser strives to avail clients of the many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. In service of this goal, she soothes muscles with modalities ranging from pregnancy massage to reflexology and eases tension with mineral-rich salt stones found in the Himalayas atop a yeti's pile of bills. Zahniser complements her relaxing massages with detoxifying body wraps and fragrant essential oils. She also travels to clients' homes to spritz bodies with spray-tanning solutions or stage spa parties that furnish on-the-spot pampering for pre-wedding festivities or girls' nights out.
In Focus: Salon Tewl
Location: Bellevue business district
Services: hairstyling, eyelash extensions, nail care, and facial waxing
Consultation costs: free
Hair-service costs: based on length and hair density
Stylists' education: The stylists at Salon Tewl have studied at places such as Paul Mitchell Beauty School, Vidal Sassoon, and L'Oreal.
Pro tip: Check the salon's website for monthly specials available with certain hairdressers.
Child policy: please don’t bring them—it’s a kid-free environment
What to do if you can't make a trip to the salon: pick up your favorite products from its online shop
Cancellation policy: 24 hours
Downtown Banya looks and feels like an old-world bathhouse, but it's blessed with some distinctly new-world amenities, including a bistro that serves dumplings and beer and spa services such as massages and facials. The main draw is a sauna composed of two rooms?Russian and dry. A third-generation Russian stove maker crafted the Russian sauna, which has a low-humidity environment that allows temperatures to soar higher than they could in other types of saunas. The wet sauna, meanwhile, dangles the prospect of aromatherapy?clients may buy herbs in the lobby and waft them throughout the room so that no one will question why their hair smells like chicken fingers. After they?re done loafing around the sauna rooms, clients can dip into cold pools that help the skin maintain elasticity. Or instead, they can sink into a warm jacuzzi equipped with a flat-screen plasma TV overhead.