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Although skincare is important year round, the late fall and winter months are the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin after an extended Pacific Northwest summer. The Seattle area has a wonderful variety of choices when it comes to skincare clinics and boutiques, whether you prefer a relaxing spa facial or a results-oriented medspa treatment. Greater Seattle residents have a cream of the crop selection of estheticians, medspas and spas to choose from, and these are the best places for facials.

Franciscan Women’s Health Associates, Skin Care and Laser Services

34503 Ninth Ave. S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 838-3695

As part of Franciscan Women’s Health Associates, Skin Care and Laser Services, medical esthetician Cindy Johnson provides her clientele with highly effective, advanced skincare options. Whether you are seeking a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, IPL or a fractionated laser treatment, rest assured Johnson is highly skilled and competent. Her expertise comes from working as a medical esthetician for more than a decade. She combines a high level of professionalism and expertise with an equal amount of care and comforting, allowing her patients to feel confident with the treatment she offers. She said her favorite service to offer is Pixel, a fractionated laser treatment that gives excellent rejuvenating, resurfacing results. Skincare products carried at Franciscan are iS Clinical, Neostrata, Neocutis and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.

Laser Hair & Skin Center of Tacoma’s
1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 1910
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 572-2949

Laser Hair & Skin Center of Tacoma’s medical esthetician, Angela Janssen, has experience as a medical technician as well, putting her right at home providing high-tech skincare. At LHSC, Janssen offers peels, microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, laser hair removal, IPL and Yag. She’s also a brow fanatic and provides facial waxing services at the clinic. Laser Hair and Skin Center of Tacoma offers complimentary makeup touchups with Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.

Frenchy’s Day Spa and Beauty Boutique
3131 E. Madison St., Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-9582

Located in Madison Park, the award-winning Frenchy’s has been a Seattle favorite since it opened in 1991. The Parisian decor, upscale product lines, and talented staff make it a sheer delight spending time there. You might consider scheduling with Holly Dogan on a Sunday. She is a longtime Seattle-area esthetician who has rejoined the team at Frenchy’s after spending a number of years working in various high-end spas in Seattle and Bellevue. Holly is an expert with the luxurious Decleor line and is said by her clients to have hands of velvet. After spending time under Holly’s care, you’ll look and feel as if you’ve had a vacation. You’ll also find Susan Posnick Makeup and a brow bar at this chic beauty boutique.

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James Alan Salon
19240 Aurora Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 542-2226

At this beautiful Shoreline salon and spa, esthetician Ed Leman’s calm, caring demeanor will help you to immediately feel welcome, relaxed and comfortable. He is highly trained with Dermalogica and said he loves using his knowledge to meet his clients’ skincare needs. The salon offers waxing services and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. Though he said he enjoys all of the services he offers, his specialty is the 90-minute facial, which comes with a foot massage and warm towel compresses.

The Euro Institute of Skin Care
10904 Southeast 176th St.
Renton, WA 98055
(425) 255-8100

The Euro Institute of Skin Care is a private skin care school with a stellar reputation locally and nationally. Instruction is focused on European and naturopathic skin care. Students use and recommend Spiller Biocosmetic and a holistic line, Vera Botania, which was developed by the late Euro founder, Annemarie Camenzind. With thorough and disciplined teaching (and lots of practice), Euro Institute students provide their clients wonderful, relaxing facials. Waxing, body treatments and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics are also available.

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Jerri Lien has enjoyed working in the beauty industry for most of her adult life. As a Seattle examiner, she covers all things style, beauty and more. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.