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.
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.
It's not hard to see why Vata Salon & Spa has been voted Clark County's best hair salon multiple times by readers of The Columbian. After all, Vata has partnered with Aveda to deliver environmentally friendly wellness to clients via a dizzying variety of spa treatments. When they aren't snipping away at split ends, stylists strengthen and soften hair with a system based on natural and organic ingredients. Not to be outdone, the salon's nail technicians perform relaxing pedicures while their clients recline in zero-gravity massage chairs. In private skincare suites, walls of slate and stone create a sense of being immersed in nature. It's the perfect environment for a natural facial or a microdermabrasion treatment, which sloughs away dead skin cells and Richard Nixon masks.
Fresh Mane is dedicated to transforming its clients into striking, untamed manifestations of their inner beauty. To that end, the salon's services range from haircuts, color applications, and straightening treatments to nail care offerings that coat extremities in colorful polish. Facial mapping allows aestheticians to custom-tailor their skin-nourishing, and relaxing facials reinvigorate skin.