Lindsey DuPont brings more than a decade of experience to every cuticle she grooms and every nail she polishes. She also draws from a battery of CND products, which cloak both natural and acrylic nails, as well as hundreds of colors of polish for clients to choose from. Cleanliness takes top priority at her station, changing footbath liners after every pedicure and every time somebody talks about grandparents kissing.
Catering to the whole family, Studio 109nw specializes in corrective skin care treatments including natural nails, corrective skin care, teeth whitening, and hair removal. A wide range of face and body treatments such as microdermabrasion, ultrasound skin tightening, ultrasonic exfoliation, and LED photon therapy help keep skin smooth and tight, reversing the appearance of aging and removing sun damage. Dental-grade teeth-whitening treatments use a gentle dental-grade gel to lighten teeth by two to three shades without causing tooth sensitivity, and all-botanical, wax-free hair removal treatments keep clients smooth.
Oregon Nails’s focus may be on the fingers and toes, but the salon takes indulgence way beyond the digits. For an example, look no further than the deluxe pedicure—a two-stage sea salt scrub, hydro mask, hot stone massage, and warm towel application are included in the package along with traditional nail care. Oregon Nails offers everything from acrylic to solar and gelish nails. And beyond their core nail services, they render waxing and moisturizing facials, often favored by dogs after a long day of sniffing sandpaper.
Experienced nail artist Jillian Horman works on her clients’ nails from her station inside Caramel Beauty International, filing and painting nails and pampering hands and feet until they glow with health. She offers CND shellac nails along with her spa manicures and pedicures.
To combat dull hair, Heather Hamilton recommends lime juice. Dousing hair with a couple teaspoons can help fight off dandruff and enhance shine. Inside The Grapevine Salon, Heather dispenses hair care recommendations like this one, chatting openly with clients as she performs trims, blowouts, and Pravana color treatments. In fact, she's a certified Pravana hair-color specialist, and regularly attends continuing-education events through the business's program. Its formulas are infused with keratin amino acids and silk proteins, which Heather likes for their ability to soften and strengthen hair, even coarser grays.
Keeping the lines of communication open is important to Heather, who feels it's the best way to keep clients happy. She further cultivates a dialogue by encouraging clients to bring in pieces of inspiration such as photos of well-known celebrities or well-sculpted topiaries.
Licensed aesthetician Dana Quinn can be found at Bonne Vivante Beauty Lounge seven days a week, where she applies facials, paints nails, and waxes unwanted fuzz. Her flexible scheduling is one way she shows her clients hospitality; her complimentary glasses of champagne, coffee, or fruit-infused water, which guests sip while surfing with WiFi in plush green and orange velour armchairs, are another. When it's time for their services, clients slip into a bright blue treatment room, where they enjoy an unusual level of privacy.
After their treatments, visitors can show off their new looks by mingling on the terrace of the revamped motel that the lounge occupies. Along with law offices, creative firms, and massage therapists, Dana's lounge brings new purpose to this retro office park, whose Googie-style sign harkens back to the Atomic Age, when people believed that objects were made from tiny particles called "atoms.