Being pretty type-A, I stress about everything. Because of the resulting knots in my upper back, I will often treat myself to a spa day. Nothing fancy or expensive of course. Typically I will get a facial and my eyebrows done once per month.
I went to the same spa for 6 years in Oakland. It is called La Princesse Salon and Spa in Alameda. I loved La Princesse because it was one-stop shopping. I could get my hair done, a massage, a facial, and any waxing done at one time. I grew to know Linda, my stylist, pretty well. I valued the relationship I had there and was anxious to find a similar situation once we moved to Portland.
Unfortunately it took 7 months before I found a stylist who listened and could shape my hair the way I wanted. After 2 other failed attempts, I landed at Fancy! Salon in PDX. Sylvia was amazing and has awesome tattoos. It was hip and totally casual. I could bike there! I never did find a good place for a facial/eyebrow wax. (And it showed. Yuck!)
And then we moved again. Doh! Moving to Kent meant we were now living in the suburbs. Now, I’m not much of a city girl, but I do appreciate the talent typically found in city limits. For this search I went to Facebook and looked at who the City of Kent ‘liked’ on their page.
That is how I found Lemon Drop Skin Care and Massage.
I have been to Lemon Drop four times since the beginning of August. I have had facials and my eyebrows done. Last month I had a very light glycolic peel. I have yet to be disappointed. I do need to get a job so I can pay for these appointments though! I feel like a mooch sometimes. However I usually forget that during the neck and back massage portion of the facials. Just last Friday I went for a pre-wedding facial and eyebrow wax. Macey (the owner and my aesthetician) quickly found the knots in my back and had me dozing off at the end. I hadn’t felt that comfortable and relaxed in a very long time.
Maybe it is a bit indulgent, but I get so much out of these appointments it has to be worth it! Do you treat yourself occasionally? Which treatments are your favorites?