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Exfoliating for a natural beautiful glow

Exfoliating for a natural beautiful glow is a must at studio 229’s spa. As summer quickly approaches we are all preparing for fun in the sun. Dieting, exercising, hair removal, tanning, and skin preparation. One thing most people forget is the importance of removing the dead skins cells from the surface of the skin. Exfoliating is such and important and often neglected part of peoples skin care routines. The more built up skin cells on the skin the harder it is for product penetration. Exfoliation reveals fresh, new  skin that can then absorb the product to it’s fullest potential.

So how often should we be exfoliating? A light exfoliation 2-3 times a week is ideal to keep up with removing excess dirt, oils, and dead skin from the epidermis (top layers of the skin). A cleanser with light exfoliating beads or a facial brush works best. For skin that tends to become red or irritated easily you should find a liquid exfoliators such as the Vera Botania Glyco Gel. This will prevent any excess redness or damage to your already sensitive skin. If this is your skin type you should not exfoliate as often. Be very careful of OVER exfoliating your skin. Skin on the face can easily be damaged and torn. Here at Studio 229 on Capitol Hill in Seattle we have a couple great treatment options to help you maintain that beautiful glowing skin!! A microderm treatment is an exfoliating treatment in itself. This treatment is the process of removing the built up dead skin cells to reveal the youthful skin underneath. This is the perfect treatment to help with anti-aging! Also our facial treatments at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa include an awesome exfoliation that helps the products used during your service to better benefit your skin. We are the only spa on Broadway and strive to provide the best and most up to date treatments available! Studio 229 is looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful skin!

Fantastic Facials

Fantastic Facials It is very important to take care of your body and skin. Facials are a great way to refresh, rejuvenate, and refine your skin. Not to mention, facials are a great way to relax and ease into the summer. There are many benefiting factors to facial treatments such as age prevention, deep pore cleansing, reversal of sun damage, and clearing your complexion. Here at Studio 229 we offer a veriety of facial treatments customized to tailor each individual clients needs.

The different types of facials offered here at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa are designed and tailored to one’s specific skin type. After an Esthetictan analyzes your specific skin type they will recommend  a facial that will be best suited for your needs. Special attention is always given to problem areas such as acne and fine lines. Products used and recommended depend on your skin type and the recommended facial. Studio 229 features Vera Botania skin care products, these treatments utilize natures purest ingredients. Vera Botania products have certified organic botanical formulations without animal by-products or synthetic preservatives.

An anti-aging facial is an intensive and relaxing treatment that focuses on rebuilding collagen and is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. An anti-aging facial improves cellular turnover and firms, rejuvenates with lymphatic drainage to calm balance and hydrate the skin.  One of our Signature facials or European facials stands out because extra attention is paid to the sensitive eye area,  thus reducing puffiness. Also, specialized pressure point relaxation techniques and added massage complete this experience. A deep cleansing facial is ideal for acne prone skin because it provides deep pore cleansing. It also soothes and re-balances problematic skin. This facial includes steam with antiseptic properties and a detailed extraction of impurities.

All facials include a mask. The type of mask that the skin care specialist uses on you depends on your type of facial and the type of skin that you have. Just because you purchase one type of facial does not mean you necessarily will get a certain type of mask. You are unique. The esthetician will use the mask best suited for your skin type. A lot of people have combination skin. Therefore a mask targeted towards multiple concerns for your skin will be used in order to achieve whatever goal best suited for your unique skin.

Often an esthetician will recommend one of Studio 229 many add-ons for your unique skin concerns. Perhaps an eye treatment is in order to soften fine lines. An eye treatment is also great for hydrating around the eye for it is concentrated with aloe Vera and collagen-infused.


Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can also be added on to a facial treatment for an advanced non-abrasive deep exfoliation to rid your skin of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. Although at times it may feel that the sun is hiding from us here in Seattle it  does not mean that its harmful UV rays aren’t damaging our skin. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are great facial add-ons that will reverse sun damage and keep your skin  looking youthful and glowing. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are also an effective way to combat the signs of aging by removing fine lines, pigment spots and acne scars.

This is microdermabrasion treatment on pigment spots after six treatments. The results can be dramatic with 3-12 treatments. Whatever treatment you choose or whatever add-on a facial is a great way to take care of yourself. A facial keeps you looking young and feeling young. A facial keeps your skin glowing.

The best way to figure out what is best for your skin is to come in and see our skin care specialist here at Studio 229 Hair Design. We are located on Capitol Hill in Seattle right on Broadway and Thomas at 229 Broadway Ave E Suite 7. Ask for Trina, our lead esthetician. Or call 206-322-6325 if you have any questions.

Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa is the best in Seattle

I am compelled to do some bragging today. There has been so many clients leaving Studio 229 Hair Design with hair styles and hair colors that are on the cutting edge of the fashion trends of our industry that it is hard to fathom. First, let me tell you a little about our establishment. We were founded in 1990 by this really cool chick named De Anna. 

 We are located in the vibrant and eclectic city center of Broadway on Capitol Hill. In the past 20 years we have experienced many changes and improvements. Being so close to all of the happenings, we have always been able to keep up with the latest trends and over the last 20 years there has been many of them. We are known for our ability to think outside the box when it comes to expert hair color; for our innovative and creative hair cuts; for our attention to detail when it comes to customer service. What sets us apart from other salons is our passion for what we do. We do not mind coming in early, leaving late, going out to pay for your parking just to name a couple of things.  We often go out for drinks with each other only to talk about how excited we are about something we did that day or to brain storm a hair color that is coming in the next day. Simply put: the hair designers love hair and the skin specialist love skin. We live eat and breath to create, design and innovate.  We strive to be our best. In all the 20 years I have been at Studio 229 Hair design, my best staff is right now. Let me introduce you:

luis This is Luis. He formally worked at 7. He brings several years of advanced training and an edgy style to Studio 229. He specializes in balancing hair cuts to your face shape and enhancing natural hair color tones.  Luis loves matching hair color to one’s skin and eye color. He is friendly, stoic and charming.

MarissaThis is Marissa. Formerly from New York, Vegas and L.A. She brings pure innovation, expertise and style to Studio 229  Hair Design and Spa. Marissa has several years of advanced training and experience. She specializes in multi-dimensional hair color and personalized hair cuts with modern shapes and natural movement. Marissa has a delightful demeanour and knows how to add  those special touches that define customer service.

 Trina McKinstryThis is Trina. Formerly the lead esthetician of a 5 star resort. Trina brings a passion for skin care with her attention to healthy lifestyle as an overall regimen for skin, life and mind. Trina has always stood apart from her peers paying special attention and striving for excellence. She specializes in Microderm treatments and Chemical Peels. Trina has a contagious smile, a sensuous touch and a heart of gold.

These are the three main staff members besides myself. It is hard to write about yourself though. I will add a link to myself. The other people that you see on the web  site are part time employees.

Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa employees strive to keep up on the newest techniques and innovations in the industry.  We are constantly persuing education opportunities and striving to improve. Our philosphy is that there is always room to grow, and learn at work and in life. I am very proud of the growth that my staff has achieved. May they stay humble in their future innovation.

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