Amid the wafting aromas of the onsite espresso bar, Ambiance Tan’s staff glazes epidermal layers in a natural-looking bronze sheen without the use of UV rays. The staff caters to personal comfort by partnering female technicians with female clients, and male or female technicians for male clients based on the client's preference. Customers stand in a private room as one of the team members coats corporeal forms with a sun-kissed hue using airbrush methods. After attaining their new glow, guests can visit the espresso bar and grab an iced coffee, flavored tea, or biscotti.
With multiple locations in the greater Portland metro area and 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, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
At Wake Up Beautiful, located within Spoiled Spa & Salon, Marcy Harris, who has 10 years of experience as an registered nurse, works to boost clients' natural beauty with permanent cosmetics. After applying a numbing cream to keep pain to a minimum, she meticulously adds pigments to the skin. She defines eyebrows and eyes by hand and uses a machine to add color to the lips, eliminating the need to smear on lipstick or kiss freshly painted walls. Visitors to the spa can also request eyelash extensions made from real human hair.
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.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salons' network keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Manage mane health with a deep-conditioning treatment, haircut, and blow-dry (starting at $40; prices vary by location) that infuse cuticles with currents of aqueous confidence before a stylist clips tresses into a head-hedge that beautifully complements scalp-garden pathways. A perm ($70+) adds a twist to locks normally on the straight-and-narrow, and follicle aficionados can spruce up dull strands with a hair coloring ($55+), highlights ($75+), or strategically placed tinsel.
The mission at Organic Bronze Bar is to provide a consistent and enjoyable experience where clients get their needs heard and are always provided with cutting edge options. The talented professionals prides 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, Bumble & Bumble, Inoa Organics and Matrix.
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.