The aestheticians at Artistique Wow Browz enhance their clients’ appearances with precision eyebrow threading, facials, and makeup application. Threading techs swiftly work a cotton thread back and forth to remove stray hairs and shape eyebrows into elegant curves, angles, or expressive semicolons. The four- to five-minute procedure is precise enough to target even miniscule hairs and is gentle enough to sidestep the irritation and swelling often experienced after facial waxing with duct tape. Newly sculpted eyebrows or eyelashes can be tinted, and threading can also be done anywhere on the face. For the rest of the body, the salon's aestheticians apply solar or acrylic nails and wax off body hair.
Oregon Nails’s focus may be on the fingers and toes, but the salon takes indulgence way beyond the digits. For an example, look no further than the deluxe pedicure—a two-stage sea salt scrub, hydro mask, hot stone massage, and warm towel application are included in the package along with traditional nail care. Oregon Nails offers everything from acrylic to solar and gelish nails. And beyond their core nail services, they render waxing and moisturizing facials, often favored by dogs after a long day of sniffing sandpaper.
Experienced nail artist Jillian Horman works on her clients’ nails from her station inside Caramel Beauty International, filing and painting nails and pampering hands and feet until they glow with health. She offers CND shellac nails along with her spa manicures and pedicures.
The soft aroma of Aveda’s plant-based shampoos and styling products wafts through Aveda Avenue Salon Spa. At their stations, stylists cut and color manes, conditioning dry, damaged strands with botanical treatments that harness the power of plant oils and quinoa proteins. Small touches enhance the rest of the services: After sipping complimentary mugs of soothing tea, clients enjoy facials that can include special add-on treatments for the eyes and back. Similarly, clients can enhance their manicures and pedicures with warm paraffin dips and hot-stone massages.
Vases of green bamboo accent the salon’s stone walls and earth tones. The natural decor reflects its proclivity for environmentally friendly products and brooding park rangers.
In freshly remodeled environs, the staff at Canyon Nails tends to the sheets of keratin that can define first impressions?our nails. In addition to traditional nail-grooming treatments, the resident artists can paint designs into any manicure, with nail art ranging from simply geometric patterns to blueprints for Elon Musk?s Hyperloop. To keep skin looking fresh and supple, paraffin wax dips can lock in moisture. Clients in the mood for further personal renovation can stick around for even more beautifying services, including eyelash extensions and eyebrow tinting.
“We don’t take shortcuts,” quipped Red Carpet Nails owner Sydney Le to the Portland Oregonian to explain how her nail salon differs from its competition. She isn't lying—at the intimate boutique, Le and her experienced team of technicians perform thorough consultations before even beginning one of their signature treatments. Each service uses only vegan, organic, and natural products including Plantlife bodycare formulas blended from organic herbs and essential oils.
Clients get their choice of a beverage before nail techs get to work. In the salon's private treatment rooms, aestheticians clean skin by purging pores during four different facials, including those that cater to oft-neglected areas such as the back or décolletage. Aestheticians also can remove unwanted hair with more than 20 waxing services for the legs, bikini line, and pesky angel wings sprouting from the back.