Housed in a charming art-deco abode, Salon St. Jacques is a welcoming, relaxing spa specializing in state-of-the-art skin and body care. Petra Nicoll, an experienced guru of organic treatments, helms skin services for a natural and holistic flesh refurbishment. Revamp weather-beaten faces with an express 30-minute minifacial tailored to individual skin types ($45). After Petra bastes the frontal visage with both a cleanser and toner, she gifts grippers with a sea-spa hand massage. Mineral-rich foundational makeup acts as a coda to this whirlwind facial tour-de-force. The specialized foot bath will soak away stress while simultaneously sucking toxic substances out of the body ($55). Water gradually turns murky brown during the treatment, shamefully reminding clients of their mothers sagely advice to clean behind their epidermal system before bed. As cells are shocked into detoxification mode with the bath's low-voltage currents, myriad healthful benefits can emerge, including a heightened immune system, decreased blood pressure, and a faster metabolism.
Hairstylist Diane Schmidt runs the gamut of salon services armed with a phalanx of Redken products. She works alongside Emily Morgan and Heidi McCahan-Mattheisen—the owners of Mia Bella Salon—and specializes in fine and curly hair for low-maintenance customized styles. They also keep waiting clients refreshed with glasses of wine and tea, or clicking the refresh icon on everyone's forehead.
Skin becomes a fashion accessory at Tanner's Paradise, where Smart Tan-certified technicians have transformed bodies with eye-catching color for more than a decade. The team can recommend a tan-accelerating lotion for your skin type, or steer you through their collection of seven UV machines, including a Soltron bed that emits aromatherapy scents and a Soltron standup booth powerful enough to deliver color in eight minutes. Their VersaSpa and Mystic spray booths both disguise skin flaws and make limbs look leaner without UV exposure or continuous x-ray imaging. Nail technicians and hairstylists are also on hand to crown digits and faces, helping them match newly gilded bodies.
The Nines Salon's attentive technicians coax unwanted hairs from both men's and women's follicles using gentle Cirepil depilatory wax. A la carte waxing services appease sensitive skin with gentle Cirepil wax known to smooth the face, legs, arms, and vain cats for up to four to six weeks. A collection of one or three Brazilian waxes brush nether regions with a low-temperature wax before sterile instruments and rumor mills distance hairs from their roots.
For more than 45 years, Seriously Sassy Salon's stylists have been cutting the hair of men and women in Corvallis. But haircuts are just the tip of the iceberg at this full-service salon, which offers rich color treatments, extensions, spray tanning, and hair-removal services. Come in for a spa mani-pedi, or have a Brazilian bikini wax before getting hair permanently sleekened with a keratin smoothing treatment. With licensed and friendly stylists and aestheticians on staff, Seriously Sassy Salon is a welcoming beauty spot to get groomed from top to toes.
In addition to its expertise in follicular evictions, Unique Arch boasts a convenient downtown State Street location with free two-hour street parking, resulting in stress-free hair removal of even the most unruly head caterpillars. Walk-ins are welcome.