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.
As the official sponsor of The Milwaukie Cheerleaders, Untangled Salon is used to cheers—especially from clients. These overjoyed sounds and spontaneous kick-lines are due to the salon’s team of experienced stylists. Whether snipping hair or adding vibrant color, they strive to match end results with each client’s vision—all while pampering guests with Pureology, Redken, and Matrix products along with complimentary cocktails. In addition to boosting beauty with nail, makeup, and waxing services, the full-service salon delivers bronzy hues via customized airbrush tans.
Misti, a certified aesthetician, specializes in airbrush spray tans. She touts the service as an efficient, safe alternative to sun tanning, which is both time-consuming and hazardous to the skin. Whether gilding beach-goers, bridal parties, or little-league trophies, she makes sure that each tan looks even and natural. To further enhance beauty, Misti offers treatments for the complexion, body, and nails at her post within Untangled Salon.
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.
Scrolls of gauzy white paper hang from the ceiling at Marjan’s Place Salon & Spa, separating each white styling chair on the salon’s main floor, where stylists twist hair into updos and add alluring highlights. A small hallway leads patrons to private treatment rooms, where staffers thread eyebrows and daub nails with organic polishes from brands such as Spaitual and Zoya. Wrought-iron lamps illuminate the walls of the salon, which are painted a vibrant yellow to help tropical birds perch on them undetected.
With three locations in the Portland area, Nail Garden makes its expert, relaxing manicures and pedicures convenient to a wide swath of clients. Nail technicians pamper clients as they decorate finger- and toe-tips with standard polishes or CND Shellac coats that form a resilient gel layer to preserve colors or evidence of winning lotto tickets. They also have stylists on hand to cut, color, and style clients hair so they leave feeling their best from the tops of their heads to the tops of their toes.