The soft aroma of Aveda’s plant-based shampoos and styling products wafts through Aveda Avenue Salon Spa. At their stations, stylists cut and color manes, conditioning dry, damaged strands with botanical treatments that harness the power of plant oils and quinoa proteins. Small touches enhance the rest of the services: After sipping complimentary mugs of soothing tea, clients enjoy facials that can include special add-on treatments for the eyes and back. Similarly, clients can enhance their manicures and pedicures with warm paraffin dips and hot-stone massages.
Vases of green bamboo accent the salon’s stone walls and earth tones. The natural decor reflects its proclivity for environmentally friendly products and brooding park rangers.
Donna Harris, owner of Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, has more than 15 years of experience as an aesthetician. 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.
“We don’t take shortcuts,” quipped Red Carpet Nails owner Sydney Le to the Portland Oregonian to explain how her nail salon differs from its competition. She isn't lying—at the intimate boutique, Le and her experienced team of technicians perform thorough consultations before even beginning one of their signature treatments. Each service uses only vegan, organic, and natural products including Plantlife bodycare formulas blended from organic herbs and essential oils.
Clients get their choice of a beverage before nail techs get to work. In the salon's private treatment rooms, aestheticians clean skin by purging pores during four different facials, including those that cater to oft-neglected areas such as the back or décolletage. Aestheticians also can remove unwanted hair with more than 20 waxing services for the legs, bikini line, and pesky angel wings sprouting from the back.
In freshly remodeled environs, the staff at Canyon Nails tends to the sheets of keratin that can define first impressions?our nails. In addition to traditional nail-grooming treatments, the resident artists can paint designs into any manicure, with nail art ranging from simply geometric patterns to blueprints for Elon Musk?s Hyperloop. To keep skin looking fresh and supple, paraffin wax dips can lock in moisture. Clients in the mood for further personal renovation can stick around for even more beautifying services, including eyelash extensions and eyebrow tinting.
The technicians at Angel Nails revive fingers and toes with manicures, pedicures, and shellac treatments, but the full scale of their services is too large to be contained by the company?s name. In addition to nailcare, the attentive staff offers permanent-makeup tattoos and dresses up faces with eyelash extensions and eyebrow- and eyelash-tinting services. The staff also helps clients shed unwanted body hair with waxing services.
Stylist Hannah Ostby keeps her clients chic and relaxed, pairing face-framing haircuts with complimentary glasses of wine at Bella Bliss Salon. Equally adept at styling men's and women's hair, Hannah also gilds strands with highlights or boosts all-over color. Elsewhere in the salon, a team of nail technicians brightens hands with traditional manicures, long-lasting gel polish, and acrylic or solar nails.