In a profile for Oregon Live, Matt Perry said he got the idea to open a coffee shop in 2010, shortly after returning from service in Iraq with the Oregon Army National Guard. He was taking a community-college business course and had to make the plans for a shop as an assignment. Two years later, he was able to realize his plans with the cozy two-story business named after his english mastiff.
Toasty aromas of Portland Roasting Coffee's beans waft through the shop as baristas fill mugs and steam silky lattes. Several healthy drinks provide an alternate jolt of nutrition, from berry smoothies enhanced with flax or multivitamins to green juices, such as the Army Greens with a blend of kale, spinach, ginger, and patriotic speeches. Upstairs, leather chairs and a cozy love seat reside in a bright space illuminated by sunlight filtering through arched windows.
In her private chamber within Heidi's, Nicole Cereghino is cataloging all of the ingredients found in beauty products that clog pores. The list is long and full of surprises such as algae extract, cocoa butter, and spackle, but Cereghino has devoted her business, Pure Radiance Revealed, to restoring skin's healthy glow without them. Instead, she relies on fruit enzymes and natural acids to gently buff away dead and damaged tissue during her six specialty facials. Particle-free diamond microdermabrasion furthers this goal with minimal irritation to the skin, and soft, LED light and microcurrent technology promote cellular renewal below the surface for a firmer, more youthful complexion. To help showcase the radiant complexions that result from her treatments, she also removes unwanted hair with the targeted rays of an Elos laser instead of staring at the hair long enough to make follicles get uncomfortable and leave.
Elements of Style’s 32 stylists and aestheticians bring together their individual specialties as they care for clients from follicle to toenail. They collectively tackle anything from a basic trim to a frost treatment ideal for those trying not to stand out among gangs of snowmen. Therapists, meanwhile, can soothe beleaguered muscles with hot-stone massages, and body wraps with salt-glow treatments leave skin looking vibrantly healthy. The center also caters to more technical concerns with med-spa-quality treatments, including microdermabrasion sessions and cosmetic laser treatments that help to conceal the appearance of acne blemishes.
Old Hollywood Hair's crew manages to stay up to date on hair trends by attending continuing education sessions held by its favorite brands. That's how, using products from Redken and Moroccan oil, Angie and the other stylists at the salon transform tired hairdos into fetching new styles.
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.
The Beauty Parlor helps patients feel refreshed and youthful from top to toe, with skilled nail techs, massage therapists, aestheticians, and a stylist at the ready each day. A row of private suites beckon to visitors for relaxing and revitalizing treatments, as beauticians snip away split ends, thread unwanted follicles, file nails, and rub away complicated nautical knots from muscles.