Owned & Operated by Susan Leeming
British born I strived to create a space uniquely mine. A modern, relaxing but creative place with a feel of “home” (England for me) while being appealing and comfortable for the residents of Washington. High Maintenance Spa & Salon is the product of this desire. My dream could not be complete without the talented technicians that work alongside me. Breaking away from the stereotypical intimidating salon environment the team at HM have enabled me to establish a salon that is inviting and friendly, and not at all daunting for both the established Salon guest and a newbie experimenting with first time treatments.
Owner, Esthetician, Eyelash Technician, Permanent Makeup Artist, Electrologist
Susan (Su) was born and raised in England and Emigrated here in 1998. She graduated from University of Liverpool, England with a BA (Honors) in Art and Design/Drama and Theatre Studies. After moving to the US, she decided to follow another passion of hers, Skincare and Beauty. She graduated from Clover Park’s Esthetics program on the Dean’s list in 2005 and began her career gaining experience in established Spa’s. In 2006 she opened her own business Total Woman Spa in University Place, Tacoma. In 2012 she moved her business to 6th Avenue in Tacoma, expanding and renaming it HM (High Maintenance) Spa & Salon.
She believes investing in beauty and skincare is a necessity. “A home cannot be a sturdy home without a solid foundation. Likewise, the body and mind cannot be in sync without healthy basics. The skin is our largest and most visibly telling organ. Beauty is intrinsic, a woman with self confidence exudes beauty. It is my passion to help a person see their inner beauty by giving them confidence with their external image. Eyelash extensions to enhance, electrolysis to diminish embarrassing hair growth or flawless skin to glow!
I enjoy the variety of services that I provide and I am always looking at further education within the industry to offer even more treatments while keeping my prices competitive….everyone deserves to be treated like a queen!!”