The mane mavens at Hello Dolly's Salon wield their ample expertise as they revamp flightless strands with trendy Featherlocks hair extensions. Stylists first separate tresses into extension-ready sections before attaching clusters of all-natural rooster feathers donated by sworn nudist Foghorn Leghorn. Each avian-inspired strand is then crimped with a special microbead that secures the feathers to the hair without damaging the strands, allowing the plumes to be washed, dried, curled, and flat ironed along with the natural hair. Most headpieces last until hair grows out or until the microbead loosens, and fashionistas ready to ditch their feathery extras can easily remove the tiny plug at home using a pair of needle-nose pliers or the nose of an obliging mother hen.
With multiple locations in the greater Portland metro area and 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.
The practitioners at Integrative Body blend holistic medicine with physical therapy as they treat patients' injuries and chronic ailments. Whether it’s a case of whiplash from getting into a fender bender or a strained elbow from showing off your biceps, the team here works closely with each patient to put together rehab plans that whittle away at pain and discomfort. These plans can include guided exercises that help rebuild muscles and relaxation massages that counter stubborn areas of tension.
Karynn MacKinnon has worked as a student athletic trainer for the Detroit Lions and both the US and Canadian national cycling teams. Now, after a 20-year stint managing special events, she's returned to her first love by becoming a licensed massage therapist and second-degree reiki practitioner. In the comfort of her own private studio, Karynn can unblock energy channels with a reiki healing session or temper chronic pain with deep-tissue pressure or the flowing stokes of Swedish bodywork.
Nancy McKim has honed her cutting and coloring skills for more than a decade. The sound of her shears snipping away at dead ends now fills Essentials Day Spa & Salon, where she creates new styles for men, women, and children with services that range from highlights to smoothing keratin treatments. Nancy enhances her styling services with conditioning treatments that repair strands damaged by heat or gnawed on by jealous passersby.
Licensed massage practitioner Alison Eaton helms Massage By Alison, which is named after its mother, Massage Eaton. Alison has a deep passion for healing, and she welcomes customers to descend upon massage tables and lay their woes bare among the taut muscular tensions of their backs. With the body as her battlefield, Alison makes enemies of stress, sore muscles, and knots, slaying them with personalized massages rendered with deep-tissue techniques and augmented by aromatherapy.