At The Strand at Sola Salons, the deft and generous fingers of stylists Abby and Michele attend to scalps with relaxing, massaging movements. This supplemental courtesy, which accommodates every haircut, evidences the duo’s commitment to client satisfaction. Abby and Michele don’t just rush through services; rather, they take time to listen to clients before administering signature cuts, colorings, or keratin smoothing treatments. In this way, they not only achieve unique and classic styles—they also generate good karma with clients so they can form long-term relationships and eventually be reincarnated in the form of well-groomed poodles.
Schafer Studios' namesake and owner, Alan Schafer, knows the ins and outs of hair care. This comes from more than 20 years of crafting stylish looks and a knack for talking strands down from particularly bad hair days. He’s joined by aesthetician Mary Simpson, who counts actresses Halle Berry and Melanie Griffith as previous clients. No star credentials are required, however, to book her for a facial, wax, or tinting service.
P'zazz Salon's slate of skilled stylists nourishes strands and sculpts sophisticated styles for men, women, and children. Hair dehydrated from overprocessing or frequently mistaking the blow dryer for an umbrella will regain missing moisture with an intensive-conditioning treatment before scissor whisperers tailor errant ends. After locks are dried, expert tress technicians shape and style hair nests into ravishing new 'dos ideal for turning heads and satisfying nagging hairbrushes.
Bella Bliss Salon specializes in hair colors and precision cuts, trussing tresses into face-flattering styles and dousing strands with countenance-complimenting chroma. Experienced stylists use their years of training to lavish locks with women's haircuts, which include a complimentary consultation, soothing shampoo, and styling ($45–$55), and sleekify strands with a blowout, allowing heroic clients to hair lasso arch nemeses ($25 and up). Follicle beautifiers can get an all-over, single-process color ($65), flip partial highlights casually ($95 and up), or channel a grand dame with a mane in a full updo to distinguish themselves at a monster-truck rally ($45 and up). The salon's hot-pink walls, mod styling, and flat-screen TVs offer a chic place to sip on complimentary cold drinks, catch up on the latest shows, and discuss whether or not cold dark matter is truly composed of neutralinos.
Donna Harris, owner of Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, has more than 10 years of experience as an esthetician. She specializes in permanent makeup and anti-aging facial treatments such as ultra sonic microdermabrasion. At Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, Donna and her team pamper clients with a range of spa services that include hot stone massage, Shellac manicures, and eyebrow waxing. The boutique day spa has appeared on Good Day Oregon, AM Northwest, and the Better Show.
Licensed massage therapists Andreas Correa, Missy Werner, and Kerri Holler use their knowledge of the human body to sleuth out the root cause of aches and pains, not just alleviate them. The therapists rely on a variety of different modalities to tailor their massage sessions to each client. Whether Kerri is employing the intense kneading of deep-tissue massage, Missy is targeting difficult muscle knots with hot stones, or Andreas is adding in the healing fragrances of aromatherapy, all of their services are priced at a flat rate. Clients can select the exact service they want and the duration they want them for, saving them the hassle of adding up additional costs or inquiring about the price for hearty pats on the back.