The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.
Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.
An Aveda lifestyle salon, Simpure boasts a bundle of hair and nail services, along with classic and creative spa treatments. Keep keratin capes flapping without the use of a perpetual-motion machine with a haircut and blow-dry from an experienced Aveda stylist ($50), or treat tense dorsal regions to an essential back treatment, which massages muscle bundles and blankets backs with a deep-cleansing masque ($55). Smooth seekers can keep facial surfaces follicle-free with an eyebrow ($20), lip ($15), or chin ($15) wax, while those seeking refuge from overly aggressive oboe instructors can don clever countenance camouflage with a makeup application ($30+).
Pamper Moment indulges the senses with a full salon menu of invigorating nail, hair, and spa treatments. Stylists can cultivate new face-framing styles or nix unflattering fuzz with swift waxing techniques. Muscular knots melt beneath essential oils and hot-stone bodywork, and complexions come to life during exfoliating facials. To ensure cleanliness during mani-pedi sessions, Pamper Moment utilizes the Sani-Tablet, a bath capsule that kills bacteria more effectively than the towering robots in most soap commercials.
Most popular service: Lipo-Light on three abdominal areas
Brands Used: Vevazz
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Michelle Hunkus owns and operates Body Contours by Michelle within The Cove Wellness Spa, which is actually a recent development. She initially tried body contouring herself not so long ago through a Groupon she bought. She was looking for a way to dismiss some inches from her waistline before vacation. Michelle was so pleased with her results that as soon as she got back into town, she started researching how to open her own business. She's now come full circle, working with Groupon from the other end. Michelle is still a big fan of the treatment. "This product allows people to see fast results, which helps motivate them to continue on the path to a healthier lifestyle," she said.