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.
Oregon Nails is a deluxe nail and beauty spa specializing in on-trend nails, from gel polish to nail art, acrylics, and indulgent mani-pedis. Clients sink into the cushy tan-leather massage chairs while their digits are buffed, filed, and polished to perfection. Oregon Nails also takes care of delicate features with signature facials and offers gentle full-body and facial waxing.
Stress isn’t allowed inside Tresor Day Spa. The spa’s staff bars the door against tensions with a panoply of pamperings, such as therapeutic massage, baobab footbaths, and mud body wraps that draw out toxins. Many of their services use Nu Skin products that are designed to undo aging. Galvanic facial and body treatments, which tighten and tone skin, are a particular specialty here, particularly because they minimize the appearance of cellulite, wrinkles, and imprints from crushing beer cans on your forehead.
The beauty mavens at GiGi Aveda Salon Spa continually uncover fresh trends and learning techniques to revitalize clients with Aveda's organic tonics. Classic spa facials begin with Aveda's Elemental Nature consultation, which helps skin therapists assess epidermal concerns before devising a customized course of treatment. Next, those immersed in the face-and-hand treatment submerge their rough palms and stiff finger puppets into a warm paraffin-wax bath. Technicians finish by trimming nails and cuticles and crowning newly supple mitts with bright OPI lacquer.
From the street, Spa Sass? is barely distinguishable from the other little black awnings and narrow storefronts. But step inside, and the narrow storefront opens up into a 5,000-square-foot refuge from the downtown bustle.
Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, giving them ample time to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and sip complimentary juice or tea before being ushered into a private treatment room. Here, aestheticians strive to ensure a soothing experience by treating skin with the utmost delicacy. They nourish it with natural ingredients such as honey, cacao, and Dead Sea salts, and, during laser hair removal, they wield the SoftLight laser, whose beams are gentle enough to zap hair from faces without damaging pores.
Professional aesthetician Ruth Watne polishes and perfects visages with customized facials. The approximately one-hour Lactic Plus facial peel begins with a thorough skin cleansing, removing dirt, excess oils, and past-date vinegars from the top dermal layer. A subsequent deep organic lactic peel, containing pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes and customized to the exfoliation level desired, scrubs away dead skin-cells to uncover underlying radiant skin. Finally, a calming mask smoothes over countenances, hydrating skin and soothing pores with its calming ingredients and encyclopedic knowledge of classic German lullabies. A hand-and-arm massage completes the experience, sending clients forth from the cozy spa interior relaxed and with brighter, more even-toned skin.