With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more 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 or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
The aestheticians at Waxing By Alisha take aim at unwanted hair using warm strips of wax, designed for sensitive skin. Their all-natural wax—blended with rosemary essential oil—uproots hair, leaving skin smooth for up to six weeks. They'll wax any surface, from the chest and stomach to the lip, chin, and sides of the face, in addition to Brazilian and bikini waxing.
Inside Spoiled Spa and Salon, the aesthetician of A New Dawn Aesthetics helps guests smoothen their skin with a variety of methods. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, she shapes brows and rids bodies of unwanted hair with Brazilian waxing. And where as most spas would use a bathtub full of eraser shavings to clear up complexions, A New Dawn turns to corrective skincare treatments.
Drawing on more than five years of experience, Heather Beam rewires hair circuit boards by adding eye-catching highlights or sculpting voluminous layers that flatter the features. Beam also also offers specialty haircuts for children or for small, squeaky-voiced adults who play children on TV.
With purple walls, fresh flowers, crystal chandeliers, and sunlight glinting off hardwood floors and marble countertops, Beauteous The Experience cultivates an atmosphere of elegance. But as airy, bright, and luxe as its design is, it's the people who make the salon truly special. Hair stylists strive to make every single coif unique. They craft looks that range from punky to demure. Massage therapist Jessica draws upon a healthcare background to customize each of her treatments, and estheticians offer microdermabrasions, peels, and mani-pedis.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: European facial
Brands Used: Hydropeptide, Yonka
Pro Tip: Dress comfortably with minimal make-up