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High Maintenance Skin Care - 42 Reviews - 1706 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (206) 322-6939

High Maintenance Skin Care

1706 Bellevue Ave (at Olive Way)
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-6939
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High Maintenance Skin Care - Seattle, WA


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I just moved to Capitol Hill and just couldn't be more thrilled to find this gem of a spa in my new hood. I used to sugar but the wax the high maintenance ladies use is just so m...


I got a simple manicure there a few days ago. It looks okay but it was almost double what i would normally pay for the same thing. Granted the nice smelling rose water to soak my ...

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high maintenance on capital hill 10/3/2006

i've had two great spray tan's from Christy at High Maintenance Skin Salon. they use an amazing product that is spray on by hand for better coverage and is non toxic and natural- which is a far cry from the stuff that they use at mystic tan (i could hardly breathe). better yet, the color or tan comes three shades. i had the medium in the middle of summer (quite dark) and the light right before my wedding (which i might add everyone thought looked great). the atmosphere is great for all services (facials, waxing, mani/pedi) and the staff is very knowledgeable. good luck! more

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good, but could have been much better 8/15/2006

08/15/2006 "I recently had my first facial here with Anna, and my skin was relatively happy as a result, excepting the fact that they used a (gasp!) mineral oil-based cleanser (brand name Yon Ka Creme Cleanser) with a nasty petroleum scent that stuck to my skin for hours after the facial, giving me headaches. I did not smell the cleanser during the facial, only afterward -- the lingering, rubber-like odor kept wafting into my nose. I had to go home and wash it off. On a positive note: the rest of the products they used (DerMed brand) were wonderful, the facial itself was relaxing and soothing, and my skin has been bright and clear all week. But when I called to let them know my thoughts about their cleanser, the owner would not give me a refund (I knew this was unlikely) or a discount on my next service, which would have been a really classy move, and would have helped to ensure that I returned despite my expensive, half-bad experience. I would expect a place that tries to maintain such a high-end reputation to know better than to use mineral oil/petroleum based products at all, and am truly surprised they had not yet heard complaints about this. (Maybe we Seattle ladies don't know not to smear gasoline byproduct on our skin as moisturizer -- eeugh Vaseline). If you get a facial here, you won't be disappointed, but be sure to ask them for a different cleanser or write on your intake form that you do not want mineral oil based products used on you. Because the owner refused to do anything make up for my bad experience (come on, customer service!) I will not get another facial here. However, I will go back to Anna for Brazilians, as she does great work." more

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great service 7/31/2006

this is the only place i've seen where the wax they use is self-contained -- that is to say, they don't lay down any muslin. instead, they wait for the play-doh colored wax to harden, then yank the whole thing out! I went in for a brazilian and i was pretty suprised at PURPLE WAX, but Anna, the esthetician, explained it was because of the lavender in it. She was professional and courteous -- not to mention very thorough! i'm going back, for sure. more

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FINALLY! 5/19/2006

After my horrible, horrible waxing experience at Aria Salon with Peggy, I was rather gunshy to try again. My boss referred me to High Maintenance. Heaven! Instead of a flouorescent-lit, doctor's office feel, they have dim lighting, soft music, comfy pillows, and candles. Mireille was so nice, and the experience was fantastic. Sure, a Brazilian wax will always hurt like heck, but if it's done in a nice environment with really great products by someone who knows what they're doing, it can be less violating and miserable. I'm going back every single month. more

Always an Excellent Experience 10/26/2005

I've been going to HIgh Maintenance since very shortly after Naomi opened the place. She's terrific. The whole staff is excellent. I've never received any service there that was less than top-notch, and there is no "hard sell" to buy products, which is very refreshing. more

Naomi's facials rock! 7/16/2004

Looking for a great facial? Naomi at High Maintenance Skin Care rocks. She is very thorough and does a facial specifically for your face. Highly recommended! more
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  • In Short
    This urban spa is a girly retreat without being frilly--the soothing lavender walls and fresh flowers encourage a festive atmosphere of ladylike pampering, but the funky antique...

  • 9/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon 11am-6pm Tue-Fri 10am-7pm Sat 10am-6pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Capitol Hill, Broadway