Esthetician Karlene Wishloff helps her patrons feel even younger with exfoliating facials, gentle microdermabrasions, waxing, and anti-aging light therapy. Rather than using harmful substances such as petroleum products, mineral oils, and well-aged Windex, the seasoned skin expert removes dead skin cells and reduces hyperpigmentation with plant-based products, fruit extracts, and non-invasive applications of concentrated light.
At Divine Wellness, wellness doesn't mean giving up chocolate--instead, it means applying it to your face. During their Chocolate Layered Facial, chocolate-infused products brighten skin, combating signs of aging such as wrinkles and tattoos of rotary telephones. The center's signature facial, meanwhile, deploys products tailored to the client's skin, and the microdermabrasion treatment sloughs away dead skin with sterilized crystals. Massages further relax physiques, in styles ranging from classic Swedish kneads to holsitic reiki massages, which aid the flow of universal life force energy through the body.
Aesthetician Addie Yungeberg plies her beautifying trade at L'attrait Salon & Spa, where her clients' skin can rejoice during services using professional name-brand skin products. Throughout each of her salicylic peels, European facials, and makeup applications, Addie sprinkles clients with such top-shelf brands as Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and Nahla organic skincare products, both of which eschew harsh chemical ingredients and are cruelty free.
In her private chamber within Heidi's, Nicole Cereghino is cataloging all of the ingredients found in beauty products that clog pores. The list is long and full of surprises such as algae extract, cocoa butter, and spackle, but Cereghino has devoted her business, Pure Radiance Revealed, to restoring skin's healthy glow without them. Instead, she relies on fruit enzymes and natural acids to gently buff away dead and damaged tissue during her six specialty facials. Particle-free diamond microdermabrasion furthers this goal with minimal irritation to the skin, and soft, LED light and microcurrent technology promote cellular renewal below the surface for a firmer, more youthful complexion. To help showcase the radiant complexions that result from her treatments, she also removes unwanted hair with the targeted rays of an Elos laser instead of staring at the hair long enough to make follicles get uncomfortable and leave.
In a profile for Oregon Live, Matt Perry said he got the idea to open a coffee shop in 2010, shortly after returning from service in Iraq with the Oregon Army National Guard. He was taking a community-college business course and had to make the plans for a shop as an assignment. Two years later, he was able to realize his plans with the cozy two-story business named after his english mastiff.
Toasty aromas of Portland Roasting Coffee's beans waft through the shop as baristas fill mugs and steam silky lattes. Several healthy drinks provide an alternate jolt of nutrition, from berry smoothies enhanced with flax or multivitamins to green juices, such as the Army Greens with a blend of kale, spinach, ginger, and patriotic speeches. Upstairs, leather chairs and a cozy love seat reside in a bright space illuminated by sunlight filtering through arched windows.
At the clean and friendly Island Tanning, clients adopt a golden glow without stepping foot outdoors. Here, traditional UV tanning booths gild bodies quickly and evenly, while VersaSpa machines bronze skin instantly and with no UV exposure whatsoever. Hydration Stations, meanwhile, help to prolong tans by infusing skin with oxygen and nutrients, and can even help skin appear more toned.
Island Tanning also beautifies bodies with skin-healing red-light-therapy. The red light can help boost collagen production, fight acne bacteria, and provide pain relief, and may even help repair sun-damaged skin or balance naturally green complexions.