From the 1940s until 2003, Mom’s Pies flanked Highway 126 in Vida. The hearty fare sustained road trippers on long drives, but it was the homemade pies that made the eatery famous and kept its doors swinging all summer long. Restaurateur Lou Sangermano’s parents owned the eatery before he purchased it from them, later selling the road-stop building in 2003. But the allure of the popular pies his parents made stuck with him, and in 2011 Sangermano reopened the shop as a pie-only destination at Valley River Center, in a space much closer to the crowds who always loved his family’s pies.
Scrapping most of the former restaurant menu to focus on its beloved pies, the new Mom’s Pies bakes 10 different pie flavors each day to sell by the slice, whole pie, or fresh-baked whiff. Visitors who ate at the original location back in the day can taste some of the same flavors they formerly craved, as each pie is still baked according to the pie shop’s original 1940s recipes that called for fresh, whole ingredients, such as locally picked berries.
Medical aesthetician Cora Jaques doesn't just want you to look better on the outside––she wants you to feel confident in knowing you're getting the most advanced laser and anti-aging treatments the industry has to offer. Beyond boasting 35 years of experience in the beauty industry, Cora received her advanced laser training firsthand from the inventors of the Elos laser machine, and today, she uses the Elos eLight system to remedy skin imperfections, such as acne, sunspots, and wrinkles that spell out your birthdate. Along with a staff of aestheticians and laser technicians well versed in everything from photofacials to ReFirme skin tightening, Cora also pampers bodies with state-of-the art spa services. Certification in clinical facials allows the staff to custom-tailor a complexion regimen for each face, incorporating microdermabrasion or toning serums as needed, and body wraps call upon the powers of seaweed or volcanic mud to hydrate or firm the skin.
Melinda's Tanning Closet & Cruises4u eponymous aesthetician brings beauty and relaxation to her clients from her spot in the heart of the Pearl District in downtown Eugene. Her luxurious facials peel away dead and dull skin cells in an attempt to restore verve to tired mugs, while her specialty eye treatments aim to reduce puffiness around peepers. Melinda also performs Balinese rituals that use a blend of herbs and minerals to gently relax stressed bodies. Alternatively, waxing services remove hair and save clients time they used to waste shaving, plucking, or trying to delicately zap away strands with their light saber.
Capelli’s Salon caters to beauty seekers of every sort with a diverse repertoire of services, from cosmetic tattooing to hair-coloring treatments. Steady-handed technicians render mascara and crayons obsolete by applying permanent makeup that doesn’t smudge, and skin specialists tackle unwanted beauty marks with custom facials and microdermabrasion. After receiving full-body waxes, clients can mosey over to the spray-tanning booth, where sunless pigments imbue bodies with natural-looking bronzes. Nail techs top off makeovers by shaping nails, pushing back cuticles, and embellishing pointer fingers and toes with color.
Malee Meador makes her clients' skin look luminous at Utopia Salon. In addition to refurbishing faces with custom facials and crystal-free diamond microdermabrasions that slough off dead skin cells, she polishes and massages backs with aromatherapy back facials using natural essential oils. Moroccan smoothing body wraps restore all-over glows to clients' figures with the help of a full-body salt scrub, warm mud, and a soothing moisturizer.
Julie’s Hair & Nail Salon’s professional stylists sculpt hairs on the heads of women, men, and children. Hair-coloring services dress ‘dos in a colors such as blonde, brunette, and see-through, and waxing services lift unwanted hairs out from their roots. The salon’s nail techs use Oregon-manufactured Light Elegance products to primp finger- and toe-tips, and salon products are also available for purchase for use at home or on horseback.