The medical aestheticians at Glam Lash Boutique value their clients' natural beauty, so it should come as no surprise that they use natural spa treatments whenever possible. Their acid peels, for example, incorporate ingredients such as pomegranate and deep-sea herbs to more effectively remove impurities and unflattering clown paint. Even their hair-removal treatments are natural; clients can choose between wax or a natural sugar paste, both of which whisk away unwanted stubble and prepare skin for an organic spray tan. Of course, one of the spa's most popular services is hinted at in the name. Certified lash artists carefully apply silk and mink extensions to add length to natural eyelashes.
With a team of image experts on hand, including a medical doctor and a highly talented laser technician, the Picasso staff fashions faces and sculpts skin into individual aesthetic masterpieces. Like a champion gamer at an arcade, the certified skin-sage will aim a precision laser at stubbly scoundrels, zapping them until they gradually fade out of existence or more quarters are required. Most individuals need an average of three to five sessions to achieve an ideal level of bristle banishment, and patients are encouraged to work with the laser technician to determine the number that's right for them.
At Volero Hair Salon, a certified Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, artistic director Victor Hugo and his team of stylists utilize their experience to keep locks healthy, lustrous, and vibrant. Surrender tangled tresses to a hair hero, who will unsheathe well-oiled scissor fingers and transform ill-mannered mop-tops into polite coiffures during a doting haircut. Then blondes can bring out their inner brunettes, and brunettes can bring out their inner Indigo Girls with a full coloring, which transforms lackluster locks with natural-looking pigment. While stylists clip and color, patrons can feed eyes on surrounding works from guest artists, or on their own reflections in the handcrafted mirrors.
Owner Norma Kahl and licensed aestheticians Alana, Angela, and Dima, promote beautiful complexions through medical-grade skincare treatments within a welcoming aesthetic laser center. SilkySkin’s team uses the latest in skincare technology, including prime laser hair-removal and cooling systems Cynosure Elite Aesthetic workstation and SmartCool 6. Along with laser hair removal and laser weaponry seminars, skincare treatments range from laser vein removal and laser facial treatments to microdermabrasion facials and chemical peels.
The beauticians at Silk & Stone connect East and West with a repertoire of Middle Eastern–inspired spa services, products, and workshops that beautify and illuminate members of each culture. Silk & Stone’s resident henna artist develops a lengthy list of retail products, from botanical-based haircare blended with Pakistani, Persian, and Indian recipes to aromatherapy oils. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians perform services including an Ayurvedic facial with complimentary footbath or threading, which allows a technician to accurately pluck facial, hand, and finger hairs from any skin type with imported antibacterial cotton thread. The cultural tradition of henna is brought into sharp focus as artists use the powder to naturally dye the hair, create intricate designs on brides for their wedding day, or teach students tips and tricks for applying the dye to hands, feet, or their invisible friend’s forearm.
The licensed aestheticians at Oregon Cosmetic Laser power most of their cosmetic treatments with elos technology—a one-two punch of laser energy and radio frequency. That combination helps the Syneron laser remove hair and virtually erase skin blemishes or spider veins. It even makes it possible for the VelaShape device to nearly eliminate cellulite, turning it into ethanol. For slightly less space-age palliatives, the med spa trots out ReFirme and triniti skin-tightening treatments, Botox injections, and microdermabrasions, all of which are performed under the medical direction of Dr. Jason Hong.