Stylist Ciara Guffey is part of a skilled team of 16 stylists, nail technicians, and tanning experts who beautify clients at Sunrise Tan & Salon. She delivers cutting-edge haircuts and color treatments within the salon’s bright-red walls and works at a sleek styling station with oversize mirrors, which help her create even dos while keeping an eye out for low-flying paper airplanes. The salon also houses a small boutique area, where clients can shop for professional haircare products from Matrix and Sexy Hair.
AuRycl Tan owner Pashia Fischer knows the ins and outs of the spray-tan business. A former operations director for a large sunless-tanning company and a tinting artist for a loyal clientele, Pashia struck out on her own in May 2011 and hasn't looked back since. Along with a team of friendly account managers, she markets her proprietary line of sunless-tanning products across the country. Pashia's solutions—from an odor-free spray tan to a fast-drying bronzing mousse—bring a hint of sun to numerous salons and image-conscious owls.
When the owners of Celebrity Tan decided to open a med spa, it wasn't much of a leap. After all, they were already old pros at finding and stocking their posh salons with the most efficient, high-end tanning equipment they could get their hands on. They used this same approach when it came to Celebrity Spa: clients can achieve radiant, youthful appearances without the hazards of surgery with treatments from Venus Concept, Obagi Medical, and other cutting-edge brands. Aesthetic experts use the crystal-free DiamondTome skin-resurfacing system to buff away dull skin and signs of aging with the power of natural diamond chips. The Venus Freeze, which has been featured on The Doctors, helps tighten sagging jowls, loose skin, and baggy sweaters with laser energy. For even more anti-aging power, the spa also offers Botox injections that help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, technicians wield lasers to remove unwanted body hair.
Inviting aptly describes Bronze and Bliss Day Spa, a tanning salon and day spa with a home-like atmosphere. The beauty spot's warm interior presents a selection of Versa Spray Tanning and red light therapy, along with Formostar Body Wraps and luxurious facials rendered in private rooms. Skilled lash specialists apply sets of mink or silk eyelash extensions with polished service. They can also indulge guests with a Infrared body wrap to increase metabolism, burn calories, reduce cellulite, and contour body.
At Nails on First & Hair 2, patrons have their pick of more than just beautifying services such as highlights, gel manicures, and spray tanning. That's because the salon doubles as a boutique, selling purses, wallets, and greeting cards. This gives the neighborhood establishment a comfy vibe where patrons can gather to bring out their best appearances, shop for gifts, and compare red highlights with a 2010 shiraz. And they can also take comfort in the fact that the salon staff averages more than a decade of experience in their respective trades.
According to Tan Down Under, some of the darkest, boldest tans in the Portland area were nurtured inside the salon's spacious premises. The business has more than 20 different tanning beds, meaning customers rarely have to wait in line to get their tan on. The shelves are stocked with high-quality Hoss lotions designed to aid the bronzing process. For sunless tanning, there's a ProSun Omega spray tan booth, which imparts a golden glow without requiring users to come into contact with UV rays or hateful hermit crabs at the beach. Also on the premises is Beauty Factory, a full-service hair and nail salon that offers everything from cuts and coloring to perms and updos.
Overseen by a friendly staff, the staggering collection of tanning beds and Mystic Tan booths at Tan Republic readily accepts pale visages into the depths of their enclosures for swift, efficient bronzings. Mystic Tan sessions imbue epidermises with an eye-catching midsummer's blush during a simple, UV-free process that can be color-customized with three levels, allowing patrons to calibrate their corporal chroma to a flattering golden-brown, deep-bronze, or toasted-marshmallow camouflage. Within the private, enclosed station, oscillating airbrushes bathe bodies in a refreshing mist of polarized skin-darkening solution in a session that takes less than a minute, with effects that can linger up to five days.