Sometimes you just want to pamper yourself, or someone you know, but the hardest part is finding the right place, especially when most spa services can be rather spendy. When investing money into spa services, you want to know you are really getting the most for your dollar, weather you are looking to splurge or even if you are on a budget. Every year, Payton and I treat each other to a spa day for our birthday and we usually always default to the same place. Which, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with doing the same thing over and over, but we literally just didn’t know of any other places to go. So, that got me thinking, there has to be other places around, right?! Turns out there is! So, I have done my research and tested out a bunch of different places to bring you the ultimate spa list for all spa and medi spa needs and desires in the Seattle area. Looking to treat your mom for her birthday? Looking to treat yourself to a facial? Looking to try out botox? Looking to just relax? I gotchu!
Penelope The Beauty Bar is a gorgeous boutique spa inside the Fairmont downtown Seattle. I must start with that they have the best service in the whole city. I scheduled my mom and I appointments to celebrate her birthday and somehow I totally goofed and ended up showing up on the wrong day. To my surprise they were so kind and make sure were were still able to get in. Not only were they kind about it, but they took the blame upon themselves and upgraded our services for us at no cost. I was in shock, most places would have sent us on on way telling us to come back on the planned day! I am booking with them again just for their service!
Not only was their service top tier, but our massages were some of the best we have had (and my mom is picky guys). We opted for the 80 minute signature massage. Before the service began, we were taken into a quaint relaxing area where we were offered champagne and robes to change into. One of the most memorable parts of our experience were the massage beds. We both came out of our massage and the first thing we said was how COMFY the beds were, like I want that as my bed at my house! My masseuse was amazing and really paid attention to the details during the massage which is totally the difference between a good massage and a great massage. Afterward, we were taken to the changing area and were offered more champagne and we were able to just relax until we were ready to leave. The perfect place to spoil your mom, or yourself!
Antonio the Spa is actually a really new spa in Seattle and I am so happy I found them. I was on the hunt for a Lash Lift place near me and just happened to stumble upon them on Instagram. I am huge on lash lifts over lash extensions because I love my natural lashes, the only problem is that they have 0 curl to them naturally, so the lash lift is a game changer for me! The spa is beyond cute and trendy and they make you feel so welcomed and relaxed from the moment you arrive. The bed is super comfortable and they even give you a little massage during the lift! This is my new go-to place for lash lifts! Also, they have killer reviews about their personalized Hydrafacial which is on my list to try!
I’m a long time customer of Gene Juarez and they are always a great option for a quick massage or a fun girls day. I always go to their Bellevue location, which they recently just moved into The Bravern, a modern, quaint space. Make sure to either request Jay or Brooklyn, my two favorite masseuses!
-Hair cut + color
Y’all already know Elle at Chromatique is my hair lifesaver! She does my extensions, cuts, and color, and I don’t know what I would do without her. If you are looking for extensions, don’t look any further! They also specialize in blonde, so if you are looking to go very blonde or platinum, this is your place. They book up though, so make sure to make an appointment asap! Check out their Bellevue VIP Collective offering (what I opt to do); a private space in their member’s only suite with flexible bookings (perfect if you like to book last minute or cancel appointments often), special product offers, and a lot more!
Little to my surprise they also offer dermaplaning! I went and saw Devan at their Issaquah location, and I am hooked! I had been wanting to try dermaplaning for awhile now, and she made my skin GLOW. I’m thinking I need to see her about every 4-6 weeks!
Looking for a place to just relax and sweat out some toxins? City Sweats is your place. Payton and I got a 2 person sauna cabin which is basically just your own private sauna equipped with Netflix, Hulu, or your choice of music. We opted to watch a full episode of Scandal during our 50 minute sweat session. I think my favorite part is the beach room, post sweat, where you get to relax in comfy chairs in the softest white beach sand while enjoying oranges and a detox beverage. They also have a shower for when you are all done so you don’t have to leave all sweaty!
-Anti-acne and Anti-aging Photofacials
I have been going to Seattle Sun Tan for years now, ever since my first homecoming in High School! Now I try and stay clear of the tanning beds but love to get spray tans about once a week, and tbh they are my favorite! They also recently opened their Light Spa in Bellevue that offers anti-acne and anti-aging photofacials which I have been doing and loving. They also have infrared dry saunas, wellness pods, body sculpting, teeth whitening, and of course bed tanning. They have a ton of deals where you can try out their services for free, so make sure to check them out if you are curious!
I have an appointment booked here to get a few units between my brows. I will update after my experience!
On my list to try