At SkinTherapy, LLC, aesthetician Marly Sexton draws upon more than 12 years of experience to combat skin issues with custom facials that blend exfoliation, massage, steam treatments, and extractions. To keep skin looking its best all year long, many facial ingredients change with the seasons and could include everything from an autumn spice mask to blueberry enzymes and more. But above all, Marly's mission is to tailor each treatment to the client's skin type and concerns, which is why she begins every service with a thorough skin analysis.
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.
At the Reviance Portland medical facility, licensed aestheticians supervised by double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Chan resurface dull visages with minimally invasive IPL lasers and custom chemical peels. The approximately 90-minute visit kicks off as an aesthetician evaluates a patient's skin type and ability to complete geometric proofs before prepping dermises with a face and neck facial. Under the guidance of Dr. Chan, the aesthetician sweeps the medical-grade chemical peel across facades to extract dead epidermal layers. Then, the aesthetician beams intense pulse light (IPL) rays onto facades, which can lighten pigment patches, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Newly minted mugs leave with a post-treatment kit stuffed with goodies and a glow that mimics the sun after its first kiss.
As a certified permanent-cosmetic tattoo artist and licensed tattoo artist, Angela works to give clients applications that they will love. She uses a topical anesthetic to keep every procedure as pain free as possible. This includes permanent makeup such as eyeliner, full lip color or lip liner, and eyebrow filling. For those who didn't get the body art of their dreams in the past, she also offers laser-tattoo-removal sessions.
Free Spirit Skincare owner Rene' Halstead started out as a nail technician before earning a master's certification through Creative Nail Design for acrylic application. The multitalented aesthetician and her award-winning team cleanse and nourish faces using Dermalogica products and fragrant essential oils, and transform 'dos with color, cuts, and weaves. Halstead is licensed in cosmetic and body tattooing, specializing in permanent-makeup application, and—having trained at the renowned Gauntlet body-jewelry mecca in San Francisco—is certified to pierce earlobes or navels while seated atop a skirted horse. She stays ahead of industry trends with ongoing education through the International Dermal Institute and the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics.