Overseen by a friendly staff, the staggering collection of tanning beds and Mystic Tan booths at Tan Republic readily accepts pale visages into the depths of their enclosures for swift, efficient bronzings. Mystic Tan sessions imbue epidermises with an eye-catching midsummer's blush during a simple, UV-free process that can be color-customized with three levels, allowing patrons to calibrate their corporal chroma to a flattering golden-brown, deep-bronze, or toasted-marshmallow camouflage. Within the private, enclosed station, oscillating airbrushes bathe bodies in a refreshing mist of polarized skin-darkening solution in a session that takes less than a minute, with effects that can linger up to five days.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
It's not hard to see why Vata Salon & Spa has been voted Clark County's best hair salon multiple times by readers of The Columbian. After all, Vata has partnered with Aveda to deliver environmentally friendly wellness to clients via a dizzying variety of spa treatments. When they aren't snipping away at split ends, stylists strengthen and soften hair with a system based on natural and organic ingredients. Not to be outdone, the salon's nail technicians perform relaxing pedicures while their clients recline in zero-gravity massage chairs. In private skincare suites, walls of slate and stone create a sense of being immersed in nature. It's the perfect environment for a natural facial or a microdermabrasion treatment, which sloughs away dead skin cells and Richard Nixon masks.
With purple walls, fresh flowers, crystal chandeliers, and sunlight glinting off hardwood floors and marble countertops, Beauteous The Experience cultivates an atmosphere of elegance. But as airy, bright, and luxe as its design is, it's the people who make the salon truly special. Hair stylists strive to make every single coif unique. They craft looks that range from punky to demure. Massage therapist Jessica draws upon a healthcare background to customize each of her treatments, and estheticians offer microdermabrasions, peels, and mani-pedis.
Owning Suite 514 has allowed stylist Crissy Collupy to attain a healthy balance of work and family life, which she calls upon when styling the hair of clients who range from infants to seniors. Her salon-industry experience of more than 10 years shows in the eclectic mix of specialities on studio’s service menu, including color treatments, spray tanning, and massage. Crissy’s staff of salon professionals sculpt haircuts for women and men, focusing on flattering clients’ features and instructing them on how best to maintain their new looks at home or in wind tunnels.
Fresh Mane is dedicated to transforming its clients into striking, untamed manifestations of their inner beauty. To that end, the salon's services range from haircuts, color applications, and straightening treatments to nail care offerings that coat extremities in colorful polish. Facial mapping allows aestheticians to custom-tailor their skin-nourishing, and relaxing facials reinvigorate skin.