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.
Donna Harris, owner of Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, has more than 15 years of experience as an aesthetician. She specializes in permanent makeup and anti-aging facial treatments such as ultra sonic microdermabrasion. At Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, Donna and her team pamper clients with a range of spa services that include hot stone massage, Shellac manicures, and eyebrow waxing. The boutique day spa has appeared on Good Day Oregon, AM Northwest, and the Better Show.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hair cuts and color, waxing, facials
Brands Used: Satin Smooth acai berry hard wax and Satin Smooth soft wax
Q&A with Rebeka, Aesthetician
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We are a classy and clean, up scale full service salon. We play relaxing music in the treatment rooms, and offer complimentary beverages.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
I take a lot of time and care to connect with each client and relate to them on a personal level. I often receive a hug at the end of the service, just because they are so happy that they were able to feel so at ease and comfortable with me and the service.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
My number one priority is for my client to feel completely comfortable and at ease with me performing their service. I take my time to answer any questions and to explain the service to the client.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This is a full service salon that can accommodate any needs you may have.
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