Amanda Brimhall is one of several experienced hair sculptors at Lush Hair Cocktails who holds the title of premier stylist. Like all of the salon's stylists she holds multiple hair-care certifications. She and the rest of the team perform a range of styling services for men, women, and children, all while cultivating a high-end salon experience.
They prepare clients for each cut or style with a personalized consultation, and then launch into a full shampoo and a luxurious head massage using their bare hands rather than jewel-encrusted gloves. Armed with products from Italian hair-care line Alfaparf Milano, they then add sheen to tresses with glazing, full highlights, coloring, and other services.
Garden Thyme Nursery owner Patti Harris grows exclusively in unheated greenhouses, rendering her plants hearty enough to endure chilly spring mornings or the ice-cold glare of hungry vegetarians. Additionally, Harris selects only drought-tolerant and deer-resistant buds to join her nursery’s ranks, prizing perennials with extended bloom times.
Harris’s gardeners happily collaborate with customers to choose plants ideal for all types of gardens. But if green thumbs need further inspiration, Patti recommends a 1-mile jaunt to Oregon Garden, an 80-acre garden that grows many of the plants available at Garden Thyme Nursery.
For over 10 years, the team at Fall Line has stocked and painstakingly repaired bicycles, skateboards, and snowboards inside their shop. They also handpick all the gear that appears on their store shelves, which includes brands such as Free Agent, O?Neal, and Element. Stop in and you can find hoodies, replacement parts such as wheels and tires, and safety gear such as helmets, kneepads, and wipeout repellent.
Each member of Fall Line?s staff is a passionate skater, boarder, or cyclist; they even tapped into their expertise to build a BMX track and skate park at the Oregon State Fair.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
This deal's sweet scents originate from all-natural, locally acquired, organic essential oils . Read on to learn more about the power of even a single drop.
In a way, an essential oil is the soul of a plant?an herb, fruit, or flower distilled down to its aromatic essence. Extracted through methods such as steam distillation or cold-press expression, essential oil represents only a fraction of the material used to produce it. For example, 16 pounds of fresh peppermint produces only 1 ounce of essential oil.
Because essential oil is so highly concentrated, small amounts go a long way. A jasmine-scented lotion or cream may contain less than 2% jasmine oil, while less than seven chamomile droplets can scent an entire bath. Undiluted oils are so powerful that they are rarely applied directly on skin or the sun?s surface?they are instead mixed with an unscented carrier oil, such as grapeseed oil, or blended with perfumes.
Though the healing properties of essential oils are largely unproven, they have been shown to positively affect mood. Lavender oil, for instance, is considered to be relaxing and is often used in aromatherapy massage, and there's evidence that the powerful odors associated with essential oil can aid in the recall of information. A Psychology Today article suggests sniffing a particular essential oil while studying, then bringing that same scent to your big exam or karaoke performance.