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.
From serving in the U.S. Air Force to earning a master's degree in psychology and working as a school counselor, aesthetician Amy Peterson has pursued her vast array of achievements with duty and focus. So it's not surprising that when she discovered a passion for skincare, she invested equal time and energy into pursuing her aesthetics degree from the Bella Institute School of Cosmetology and delving into the intricacies of the field. At GLOW Head2Toe, she emphasizes the importance of using paraben- and chemical-free skin products, utilizing them during facials that target everything from acne to signs of aging with deep cleansing, exfoliations, fruit-enzyme peels, and massage. Waxing treatments for the face, body, and bikini areas top off her menu of skin services.
Herbal Concept's compresses and body wraps are filled with a soothing blend of 12 aromatic herbs, including lavender and chamomile, and natural grains that maintain their temperature long after being microwaved or stored in a freezer. Each of their mittens, booties, neck wraps, and back compresses boasts a soft, fleecy exterior in a choice of eight hues, while an eco-friendly line remains the natural shade of their organic marshmallow fibers.
Nail tech Michelle Long makes sure her clients unwind during her spa pedicures as their feet enjoy an exfoliating scrub, mask, and a massage that radiates relaxation through the entire body. Clients in her kid-friendly salon can upgrade their nail service with long-lasting shellac polish, elegant French polish, and a paraffin dip that softens skin and makes handshakes with the Gerald Ford figure at the wax museum less awkward. Long also moves her focus upward for facial waxing, leaving lip, chin, and browlines clean and smooth.
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.
When the stylists at Hair Candy Salon & Spa look at a head of hair, they see nothing but stylish possibilities. Depending on the client, they might add dimension with partial highlights, lengthen hair with extensions, or use keratin treatments to tame stubborn frizz and curls. Once they've transformed manes, the beauty experts turn their attention to the rest of the body. They wax unwanted hair and smooth skin with more than a dozen facial treatments, including a therapeutic pumpkin mask with the same nutrients that keep jack-o'-lanterns from ever getting pimples. In addition to these services, the staff uses FDA-approved lasers to prevent and reverse hair loss.