Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
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.
Not satisfied with just serving up classic salon offerings, the multitalented staffers of Salon DeMara also use their experience to erase embarrassing tattoos and straighten locks using safe, effective treatments. Technicians remove unwanted ink souvenirs with the cutting edge EliminInk tattoo removal system, which traces an iron-binding agent over designs to lift out colors. When not removing tats, stylists can pick up their scissors, waxing wands, and coloring brushes. Classic salon treatments help patrons revamp manes or straighten their hair with zero-formaldehyde keratin treatments instead of tying strands to an anchor.
Licensed aesthetician Anne Chen combines her personal and professional insights about skincare to help her clients achieve youthful, dewy, and clear skin. Her customized skin analysis and consultations, coupled with anti-aging or anti-acne facial treatments renew skin with tailored moisturizing serums and masks. Along with facials, her lavender herbal body wrap helps reduce inches while tightening the skin.
Marina Volod has been a clinical aesthetician for more than 20 years. During that time, she’s designed her own facial treatments, developed an acne-maintenance program, and started Avitalin, a company that sells its own line of natural skincare products. In 2000, she opened DermaEsthetica, a skin and body studio that takes a scientific approach to beauty. Armed with ultrasonic, cold laser, and phototherapy technology, Marina and her staff fight aging without bribing Father Time with bagel vouchers.
When Heidi Niewendorp got her first massage, it triggered something much deeper than she expected—a love of massage therapy. Since then, her passion for her work has only solidified, fitting right in with Massage by Heidi and its attentive staff who always aim to help clients look and feel more confident. Once you're inside, a nail technician can glam up nails with Shellac polish or soften soles with a moisturizing bath soak and pedicure. For an intensive face treatment, a chemical peel helps treat skin irregularities that include acne, hyperpigmentation, and argyle patterns that only come out in sunlight.
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