Infamous Tattoo?s experienced tattoo artists and piercers artfully adorn their clients? bodies with custom body art and safe, precise piercings hung with sterile stainless-steel or titanium jewelry. Owners and tattoo artists Mat Casey and Jason Greer channel years of experience into their epidermal art, from hyper-realistic grayscale portraits to lavish word art while skillfully customizing pieces to match clients? whims or deep love of talking cheeseburgers. Piercer Damian offers a creative variety of piercings, from standard navel bars to any imaginable curve of the ear, specializing in anchor dermals that add an unconventional accent to swathes of skin. His passion for piercing stems from his first puncture at 15, and since then he has performed more than 500 piercings, dedicating himself to ensuring his clients? healing processes go smoothly. The shop also offers a wealth of piercing-compatible jewelry onsite to decorate fresh or long-healed piercings or body-modification-inclined refrigerators. Before their appointment, pre-adorned people can sink into a plush ebony-hued couch, tapping feet on the sleek ochre floorboards and admiring paintings and tattoo art mounted on the burgundy walls.
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.
At the clean and friendly Island Tanning, clients adopt a golden glow without stepping foot outdoors. Here, traditional UV tanning booths gild bodies quickly and evenly, while VersaSpa machines bronze skin instantly and with no UV exposure whatsoever. Hydration Stations, meanwhile, help to prolong tans by infusing skin with oxygen and nutrients, and can even help skin appear more toned.
Island Tanning also beautifies bodies with skin-healing red-light-therapy. The red light can help boost collagen production, fight acne bacteria, and provide pain relief, and may even help repair sun-damaged skin or balance naturally green complexions.
At Avanti, a full-service salon, certified stylists cut, color, and style heads of hair. Haircuts revive lengths with the aid of shampoo and eye-catching styles, and highlights and color add new hues. Nail services anoint fingertips with Shellac or acrylics, and waxing services remove unwanted hair from eyebrows and upper lips.
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.
Sport Clips specializes in creating a just-for-the-dudes atmosphere that’s tailor made to tickle the Y chromosome. "Men's women" stylists futz with the follicles of men and boys in a sport-themed environment decorated in a bold black, white, and red color scheme—evoking racing flags, professional sports teams, and jokes about newspapers. Your MVP haircut begins with a consultation about the look you want, followed by the precision haircut itself. Your guy-savvy stylist will then dole out a delightful scalp massage with Tea Tree shampoo. After a dollop of leave-in conditioner, you'll get to savor the warmth of a barbershop-style steamed towel and feel sports-related frustration melt away during an upper neck and shoulder massage. In between haircuts, you can come in anytime and get the back of your neck cleaned up for free, since unsightly neck stubble is known to attract the unwanted attention of poltergeists, sandworms, and debt collectors.