?Some are born with silver spoon in hand," Jolena says on Bella by Jolena?s website. ?I came into this world holding a cosmetic brush.? What she means is that even as a child, she loved applying her mother?s makeup and face creams to her dolls. Unsurprisingly, as an adult, she gave up her corporate job to strike out on her own in the field of beauty.
Today, Jolena specializes in creating memorable bridal, pinup, vintage, and theatrical looks, using make-up and hair artistry. She also preps her makeup canvases by performing facial treatments ranging from LED light therapy to Bioelements facials, and semipermanent lash extensions, which make eyes engaging even if they can't do that hypnotic swirling thing.
Bella by Jolena's full suite of services includes Crushed Diamond Microdermabrasions, precision eyebrow shaping, wardrobe styling, and full services for bridal shower and bridal spa parties.
A team of licensed aestheticians and massage therapists keep Cascade Day Spa afloat with their expertise in therapeutic body treatments and skincare. The spa's resident massage therapists release tension and stress from muscles and joints with a slew of techniques, including localized deep-tissue and sports therapy, full-body Swedish and European massage, and reflexology for the feet. Meanwhile, the salon's aestheticians, Tamara, Victoria, Shelly, and Inna, administer nearly 20 kinds of facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a galvanic anti-aging treatment, which uses electrical currents to trigger cell regeneration and recharge red reindeer noses. For excessive fuzz scattered across the face and body, the skincare specialists use the soy-based Nufree hair-removal system, laced with skin-soothing botanicals and antibacterial ingredients.
Sue Pfendler has so many three-letter certifications after her name, it?s hard to fit them all on one line. As a registered yoga teacher, a licensed massage practitioner, and a registered Thai therapist, she puts her diverse set of skills and certifications to work running Balanced Bodyworks Thai Yoga Massage. Although her therapies, such as Bowenwork or traditional Thai bodywork, seem to differ on the surface, they all coalesce around one main goal: rebalancing the body. By incorporating Eastern massage techniques with treatments such as an infrared sauna, she's able to help combat everyday problems, such as fatigue, back pain, and stress headaches, that stem from doing your taxes with an abacus.
At a very young age, there was only one thing Mikayla Guerin wanted to be when she grew up: a massage therapist. She started working toward her dream right after high school, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend East West College of the Healing Arts. There, she learned that massage brings clients much more than tension relief. It can also aid in digestion, eliminate chronic pain, and strengthen the immune system enough to protect against kryptonite.
As MG Massage, she utilizes her learned skills with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and ashiatsu massages. She also offers upgrades that include soothing lavender lotion, heated eye pillows, and a hand and nail treatment that uses organic cream.
At Spoiled Spa and Salon, the path to beauty weaves through a landscape studded with massage tables, private pedicure stations with cuddler recliners, and a steam room. Clients can recline and let a massage therapist pore over them with deep-tissue techniques or hot stones, then surrender any remaining stress or stiffness during a Dead Sea–mud wrap, followed by a Vichy shower and body butter. After shampooing locks, stylists revamp tired styles with trendy cuts, multidimensional color, and Remy extensions made from 100% human hair—which can last up to three times longer than traditional extensions. Since opening, Spoiled Spa and Salon has demonstrated its commitment to the local community by annually participating in events such as CAMEO and Race for the Cure. Additionally, the salon's interior tips its hat to area talent. Local art and one-of-a-kind goods add character to the space, and the custom styling stations and signage owe their craftsmanship to local carpenters and print shops.
Instead of relying on harmful rays, Organic Bronze Bar?s organic, paraben-free formulas call upon natural ingredients such as walnuts, antioxidants, and pure botanicals to deliver a safe, natural-looking glow. Eschewing a ?one size fits all? experience, the staff custom blends each solution to suit differing skin types and applies it by hand to ensure even and streak-free coverage that dries instantly. The odorless solutions can be further enhanced with the addition of SPF, hydrating solutions, or bear repellent. Tans typically last 5?10 days with proper upkeep.
Organic Bronze Bar also provides some cutting edge salon options as well. The talented professionals pride themselves on designing beautiful hair by merging up-to-date hair technologies and fashion trends in color, cuts and hair products that create the best results. The salon boasts high-end product lines such as Moroccanoil, Pureology, Inoa Organics, and Matrix.