After graduating from Anthem College?s massage-therapy program, When You Knead It owner Trish Olson immediately founded her travelling massage service to bring aid to sore muscles wherever they may be. With more than 15 years of experience, Olson and her staff bring years of knowledge to treat bodies suffering from stress or injury. When You Knead It uses a variety of massage techniques?including Swedish and deep-tissue massage?to relax muscles and revitalize bodies.
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.
Sarah Dodson hopes her clients feel at home at Cashmere Beauty Lounge and not just because the boutique-style salon sits inside a historic house. She welcomes clients as she would welcome a guest into her own house—no entry until they learn the secret handshake—and spends her appointments chatting while cutting and coloring locks. The salon, which was nominated for Best Salon on the west side by Portland Fashion Week, also offers massage therapy to relax tense bodies.
Esquire named Hair M the best barber in Portland in 2010, and CitySearch followed suit two years later. The barbershop has also been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health magazine, and the nightmares of unibrows everywhere. The evidence is plain?a man can get a mean haircut at Hair M. But the business offers so much more.
An environment of rugged wood paneling punctuated with HDTVs tuned to sports channels makes the most style-phobic fellow feel welcome, and the bar serving Widmer beers and fine wines doesn't hurt either. Besides regal grooming services, Hair M performs upscale face and body treatments, and keeps a massage therapist on staff at both locations.
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.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.