Wallyhood welcomes Lice Knowing You, a new salon that does just what you think they do – lice removal. As they said in their email to Wallyhood, “Now, now — before you roll your eyes in exasperation [about yet another salon opening], let me just tell you that this particular salon is nitpicky. Literally. Lice Knowing You is a head lice detection and removal salon.”
I spoke with Lice Knowing You owner Nancy Gordon this week. She owns four other lice removal salons throughout the area, but this one is the first in Seattle. Why Wallingford? Are we extra licey? Not necessarily. Nancy wanted to open a location in Seattle, but “when you get lice, the last thing you want to deal with is parking.” But people kept telling her she should take a look at Wallingford. She did, and found a great building at 4444 Woodland Park Ave N, #214. With some business parking and extra street parking.
Services run about $95 per hour, which Nancy says looks expensive, but they guarantee they’ll get rid of your lice in just one treatment. Treatment length averages about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes for boys with standard boy haircuts, while women with shoulder length hair may need treatment lasting 1 1/2 to 2 hours. But doing it yourself at home involves a lot of work, as well as multiple purchases made in increments as you go through multiple rounds of treatment– the salon may be the cheaper option. And certainly less stressful.
“Some people have so much hair, lice are hard to get rid of.” In addition, the salon doesn’t just treat lice, they also teach patrons how to prevent them in the future so you don’t get them again going forward.
From the Lice Knowing You press release:
Clients who come to the new treatment salon will be lice and nit–free after one treatment – guaranteed.Using only 100% natural, organic and non-toxic products, Lice Knowing You uses a scientifically proven 3-step process designed to rid the hair of lice quickly and thoroughly. Clients following the LKY protocol have a 100% success rate at wiping out head lice, for good. Salon services also include preferred “wet-head” lice checks and education on how to check for and prevent head lice in the future.
Lice Knowing You offers a lifetime guarantee* as well as discounts on products and more to any person treated at an LKY salon. While at the salon, clients are entertained with large flat screen TV’s, books, magazines, games and snacks. In addition, most salons have a separate, “lice-free” playroom for those children that have completed treatment or are waiting for siblings or other family members. …No device, treatment or product is the miracle cure for head lice. The only 100% certain way of getting rid of head lice is to comb out all lice and nits from the hair. All it takes is one viable nit missed and your head lice issue will return – often worse than when you originally started. Head Lice are highly contagious and if the problem isn’t addressed – it will be passed around your community again and again – for weeks if not months. We’re here to make sure that your problem is gone for good – guaranteed.”
Guaranteed. Nice. Nancy told me that lice need a human host, specifically a human head. They don’t thrive elsewhere on the human body (I was referring to eyelashes, what did you think I meant?). Unlike other bugs, they can’t live on your pets or in your bedding. But they can make your life miserable. Nancy has seen powerful CEOs brought to their knees by these little nits. Lice Knowing You wants to help.
While Lice Knowing You doesn’t accept medical insurance directly, some plans allow for some coverage. And the LKY service is fully covered by most flexible spending accounts. If you have a large family who are all afflicted, give LKY a call. They may be able to help work something out with you.
“We’re in this business to help people,” Nancy said. “Get treatment in a safe, healthy way. There’s so much bad information out there, we’re happy to consult by phone, to coach people who need to do it at home. We have a safe and effective way to do it.”
Contact Lice Knowing You at 877.670.LICE (5423). Clients that visit the Seattle salon during the months of December and January will be able to take advantage of many grand opening specials.
Mention Wallyhood for a free lice check (by appointment only).
Welcome to Wallingford, LKY!