From their cushy styling chairs, clients of Amoré Salon and Spa can watch shoppers bustle through the upscale Pearl District outside the studio's ample, sun-soaked windows. But in here, no one is in any hurry. With careful attention, the salon's artistic, fashion-forward hairstylists create one-of-a-kind coifs that run the gamut from multicolored punk looks to timeless bobs and long styles achieved with Great Lengths hair extensions. The extensions are crafted with real, ethically sourced human hair, and attach to existing locks with bonds that expand and contract just like the wearer's natural hair or peacock-like plumage.
In the spa realm, aestheticians revamp complexions with Jan Marini facials that target severe acne, dryness, or unsanctioned games of pore whack-a-mole. Waxing specialists don’t skimp on skincare either—in addition to using gentle Cirepil wax, facial-inspired treatments for backs and bikini lines reverse blemishes and discomfort caused by ingrown hairs. Nail specialists, meanwhile, make sure their art stays intact by finishing a number of manicures and pedicures with CND Shellac lacquers, which dry under a UV light to leave a mirrorlike finish that lasts up to 14 days.
The stylists and nail techs at Edge Instyle keep their clients looking put together and polished with cuts, color treatments, and mani-pedis. Waxing services whisk away unwanted body hair, whereas eyelash extensions add desirable length and flutter to lids or all-seeing third eyes. During treatments, complimentary beverages make visitors feel at home in this bright, clean salon.
Nail artist Victoria pampers nails with relaxing spa manicures and pedicures before turning each fingertip into a vibrant pop of color with premium nail polishes. Victoria works from a private studio within Yamane Salon, a co-op salon where independent stylists band together like Captain Planet and the Planeteers to operate a serene workspace.
From precisely trimmed nails to perfectly arched eyebrows, the licensed staff at Pearl Nails beautifies bods down to the smallest detail. In addition to taming unruly cuticles or adding a splash of color to dreary toes, their technicians also turn mani-pedis into full-blown relaxation events with add-ons including salt rubs, hot towels wraps, and hot stone massages. They also quench thirsts before treatment with complimentary tea or coffee, and provide ample reading material while clients await treatment or practice for their speed reading competition. Their attention to detail extends far beyond their treatments and amenities – techs practice in-depth sanitation and sterilization after each treatment to keep everyone safe and healthy.
The skilled team of nail technicians at Portland's Hottest Nails grooms talons with spa manicures and pedicures, and tops them off with solar or UV gel nail sets. Fingers and toes might get the spotlight here, but clients can also augment natural lashes with an eyelash extension from resident expert, Deanne. Facial, leg, and bikini waxing is also available to keep skin smooth, unlike a quarterback who starts dribbling the football.