The stylists and aestheticians at L'Attrait Salon & Spa refurbish hair, nails, and skin with services that range from custom cuts and sun-kissed highlights to makeup application and laser hair removal. To accomplish these feats, the salon employs a range of cruelty-free beauty products. Paraben-free Sidlab Haircouture formulas soften and smooth tresses, botanical-oil-infused Nahla Beauty organic skincare products restore radiance to skin, and chemical- and fragrance-free Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics provide full coverage while letting skin breathe.
Licensed massage therapist Dalena Garcia releases the tight musculature of historic Oregon City with a dynamic menu of Thai-Swedish blend massages. To ramp up each massage session, Dalena pairs bodywork with sumptuous add-ons such as essential oils, hot stones, and relaxing herbal-ball acupressure.
At Bridge2Recovery, licensed massage therapist Bridgette Greenfield specializes in therapeutic massage that incorporates three massage styles—relaxing Swedish, vigorous deep tissue, and reflexology. Her single-modality kneads, meanwhile, range from hot stone massages with smooth, volcanic rocks to aromatherapy massage sessions. All massages are set to soothing music, which dissolves stress more effectively than everyone in your life yelling "calm down!"
Today, she's a master stylist, but before beauty school, Hali Owens focused on psychology while immersed in a criminal justice curriculum. Since shifting to her true passion, however, she's cultivated a service menu that ranges from bang trims to elaborate wedding updos topped with three-tier cakes. Despite all these choices, Owens advises guests not to get too overwhelmed: "Don’t worry about knowing exactly what you want," she says. "I am glad to help you decide and make the process as easy and stress-free as possible." Customers are able to relax in Owens's chair, knowing they can depend on her 14 years' experience and expert eye to shape and color the perfect hairdo. Her specialties help clients feel their best, and to Owens, that's the best part of the job: "My favorite moment," she says, "is when my client looks in the mirror at the finished look and I can see their confidence rise!"
Marina Volod has been a clinical aesthetician for more than 20 years. During that time, she’s designed her own facial treatments, developed an acne-maintenance program, and started Avitalin, a company that sells its own line of natural skincare products. In 2000, she opened DermaEsthetica, a skin and body studio that takes a scientific approach to beauty. Armed with ultrasonic, cold laser, and phototherapy technology, Marina and her staff fight aging without bribing Father Time with bagel vouchers.