For more than 45 years, Seriously Sassy Salon's stylists have been cutting the hair of men and women in Corvallis. But haircuts are just the tip of the iceberg at this full-service salon, which offers rich color treatments, extensions, spray tanning, and hair-removal services. Come in for a spa mani-pedi, or have a Brazilian bikini wax before getting hair permanently sleekened with a keratin smoothing treatment. With licensed and friendly stylists and aestheticians on staff, Seriously Sassy Salon is a welcoming beauty spot to get groomed from top to toes.
• For $30, you get a punch card good for five eyebrow waxes (a $75 value). • For $40, you get a punch card good for four facial waxes, encompassing both chin and lip (an $80 value). Glitterati Crew Salon sculpts elegant facial follicles with carefully orchestrated waxing services. Staffers hone hirsute brow lines into a pair of eye-opening arches, ensuring sleek lines and expressions dramatic enough to reduce both sides of a theater mask to tears. Full-face defuzzings clear skinscapes of unwanted hair, depilating chins and lips to create a smooth, touchable epidermis. The friendly staff and glittery black floors accent the salon's fun and upbeat atmosphere, inspiring patrons to leave their pamper sessions feeling as energized as a solar-powered car in the Sahara.
At Beauty Lounge, clients relax in the soft lighting of a neutrally toned facial room, adorned with fragrant fresh flowers and the soft strains of calming music. Inside, experienced pore purifiers cleanse, steam, and calm epidermises during each 45–60 minute facial. Faces are first double cleansed to wash away dirt, impurities, and coal-mining residue; then pores are opened with a gentle steam mist. Dull skin cells are scrubbed away with an exfoliation treatment and microscopic brillo pads. Then a mask and toner application tightens and refines pores while fighting blemishes and minor acne, and a scalp massage stimulates follicles and eases tension. The session ends with a moisturizer application to hydrate thirsty skin.
Licensed massage therapist Janet Shelton has been giving massages “since before I can remember,” she says. At first, these were mostly casual sessions for her twin sister, who “was born asking for a massage.” But as Shelton grew up, she came to take her hobby more seriously. Coming from a family of nurses, she “always want[ed] to do something to help people,” and with its positive impacts on injury recovery, therapeutic massage seemed to fit the bill.
Since then, Shelton has supplemented her massage-therapy license with work experience in chiropractic offices and spas. Depending on a client’s needs, she can perform an active clinical massage with stretching and feedback or gently knead for a soothing, quiet experience. No matter the modality, clients can bring in their own music on an iPod and breathe in the scents of botanical oils Shelton blends by hand.