Businesses are forever opening and closing in our neighborhood, so from time to time, we like to do a round up of the new entries. The three below which recently opened their doors promise to make us more beautiful than ever!
If you’ve lived in the neighborhood for any length of time, you have grown accustomed to optometrist Viola Gay’s office which occupied the space at 4421 Wallingford Ave. (near Wide World Books and Maps) for over 20 years. That space now has a new tenant: Tangerine.
Tangerine offers facials and waxing by appointment, Tuesday through Friday. (Call 206-790-3846.)
I moved to my current location in July of this year. Prior to that I was just around the corner located inside Salon Metro on 45th. I was there for 11 years! (I can’t believe that.) I’m so excited to be street level and on Wallingford Ave.
Working with Katie is Elana. Says Elana:
I am an esthetician who is new to the Wallingford Community! I moved to Tangerine Spa Studio in September, after 5 years at The Wax Bar Seattle. Previous to that, I was a spa manager and esthetician for 3 years at an Aveda Salon and Spa in Colorado. I am currently completing my Yoga Teacher Training and will have more availability opening soon and would love to let the Wallingford community know they will receive 20% off their first service!
Sasha Moon Salon
If you’re thinking of joining the Marines and need a whole lot of your hair lopped off, there’s a barber shop in the U District that I can recommend. But if you want something a little more stylish, you might want to head over to the Sasha Moon Salon on the corner of Stone Way and 41st.
From their website:
Sasha Moon Salon offers high end design cuts, French European Balayage, Keratin Smoothing treatments, Extensions, Education with styling and proper products to use for each hair type and lifestyle.
A “new client” package is being offered for customers booking with Junior Stylist John Tanner, who hails from Utah. Call 253-203-8558 or visit the website to get all the details, view stylist schedules, and schedule an appointment.
On a personal note, Sasha adds:
I am a native of Washington and grew up all over WA State but mostly from University Place in Tacoma. I have lived in Seattle and doing hair here for 9 years, 7 in Wallingford and I call it my home. My dream has been to open my own hair salon and teach other new stylists the art of hair, professionalism and customer service. I love to garden, dance, dine out around all the fun restaurants and, be a mom to my kiddos.
The Wallingford branch of City Sweats opened last month in the 4200 block of Stone Way. With a sister location in Madison Park, City Sweats offers, in the words of Founder Dee Alams, “wellness services, experiences and education to the community.” That education component may prove important because I suspect many readers will be unfamiliar with the services City Sweats offers. So, I’ll try to outline them here for you, leaning heavily on their website:
- Infrared sauna treatments: uses heat and infrared light waves to heat the body deeply in order to release stored toxins more efficiently than traditional saunas
- Lymphatic Drainage Treatments: The machine utilizes a non-invasive technique which applies pressure to various parts of the body to promote circulation. Especially beneficial for colds and infections.
- Therapeutic Massage
- Holistic Facials
- Organic Body Scrubs
- Amethyst Biomat Treatments: 45 minutes of pure bliss on our Amethyst Biomat which heats up the body, helps improve circulation, expels toxins while easing inflammation and arthritic pain. The Amethyst crystals embedded in the mat helps to support cell regeneration, a good night’s rest and increased energy and mood support
- Ultrasonic cavitation: Uses leading edge technology that converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system
Dee, a Seattle native and wellness warrior, is no stranger to Wallingford:
I spent most of my Seattle life living in Wallingford. So it feels like a second home to me. I used to live across the street from Boston market (now Dominos). I remember frequent stops with my dad to the juice bar that is now Fed Ex (next to Kabul). I actually went to Ballard high school when it was at Lincoln, behind Solid Ground. Through college I lived in Wallingford off Meridian on 46th. I adore Wallingford it keeps bringing me back.
[Ed. note: I’m adding one to Jack’s list. – Jordan]
Bishops, the notorious unisex salon and barbershop originally from Portland, Oregon announces a new location opening in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, the company’s fourth location in the city. Offering cuts and color, the new shop will empower local residents to feel more confident in their individuality through a culture where people can be “different together”. Accessible pricing and a sharp, unpretentious staff ensures the Bishops brand of self-care and self-realization is attainable
While I’d say it’s pretty clearly on our side of the Fremont border, I get that if you want to call yourself “notorious”, you’re going to draw chuckles if you say you’re in Wallingford.