Relaxation requires peace of mind as well as physical comfort, and the technicians at Midas Nail Spa know how to achieve both. To ease client's worries during pedicures, they sterilize every tool that touches their toes—and sanitize the warm water in which they soak. Likewise, the more porous tools, such as files and pumices stones, are only used once, and clients may take them home afterward to decorate their garden if they wish. A modern ventilation system sucks away the odors of acrylics and gel polishes, and natural soaks and scrubs give off fragrances free of chemicals.
Having beautified nails for more than 18 years, Susan has a lot to show for it. Hundreds of clients have left her station at Hair Architects Salon and Spa with newly vibrant fingers and toes, the results of mani-pedis with traditional or shellac polish. Susan particularly enjoys working with natural nails, and in 2011, she had the Best Mani-Pedi in Portland according to both Citysearch and her family.
Licensed aesthetician Dana Quinn can be found at Bonne Vivante Beauty Lounge seven days a week, where she applies facials, paints nails, and waxes unwanted fuzz. Her flexible scheduling is one way she shows her clients hospitality; her complimentary glasses of champagne, coffee, or fruit-infused water, which guests sip while surfing with WiFi in plush green and orange velour armchairs, are another. When it's time for their services, clients slip into a bright blue treatment room, where they enjoy an unusual level of privacy.
After their treatments, visitors can show off their new looks by mingling on the terrace of the revamped motel that the lounge occupies. Along with law offices, creative firms, and massage therapists, Dana's lounge brings new purpose to this retro office park, whose Googie-style sign harkens back to the Atomic Age, when people believed that objects were made from tiny particles called "atoms.
Growing up in rural Oregon, Shane immersed himself in magazines and television and became amazed by the trends popular outside his own sleepy town. But his interest in style did not bubble up completely until many years later, when he left a successful career in finance to pursue his true passion in life.
Now an experienced hairstylist and nail technician, Shane personally tests each product on the market before it ever touches his clients? nails or hair. Using styling products by Schwarzkopf Professional hair care, he creates cutting edge cuts, colors, and updos. And when it comes to nails, he reaches for OPI Laquer or soak-off gel polish to create nail art that could include polka dots, flowers, or tiny celebrity mug shots.
Summer, the cosmetologist at Advanced Face & Body Day Spa, has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She’s certified in both laser hair-removal and permanent makeup and can apply the permanent pigment to the eyes, lips, or eyebrows in less than an hour. Summer also offers mink or silk eyelash extensions and herbal facials that cleanse and polish skin, restoring its natural, metallic sheen.
Every appointment at Neo Pinot Spa is designed to give clients an escape from the worries of everyday life. After enjoying a complimentary drink of spring water, herbal tea, or gourmet coffee in the waiting area, world-weary folks can truly relax as the nail technicians and aestheticians go pamper mad. The spa?s signature mani-pedis leave nails trim and refined, incorporating everything from salt scrubs and sea clay masks to warm herbal towel treatments, creating an indulgent spa experience. Additionally, the staff performs classic facials, foot massages and reflexology sessions, and waxing treatments that use hard or soft waxes and withering glares to get rid of unwanted stubble.