Pink and White Nail Salon helps guests see the world through colored glasses: magenta, bubblegum, rose, and cream stripes brighten its walls, and each of the salon’s manicure and pedicure stations offers a scenic view of the Willamette River's pink waters. This cheerful decor sets the stage for the citrus scrubs and massages with almond hydrating lotion that enhance the salon’s manicures and the espresso foot soaks and massages with buttercream frosting that augment its pedicures. In addition to bedecking women’s fingertips with Shellac and gel, the nail technicians soften men’s palms, so often callused from sword fighting, and treat tiny hands to chocolate-infused warm towels during kid-focused manicures. As clients arrive to enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon, they can leave their cars with valets who park and retrieve them at no extra charge.
Three salon chairs sit before angular mirrors in Paradigm Hair Studios' sunlight, blue-walled space. Each one is manned by an independent stylist: Vanessa, Christina, or owner Lynn. Though each hair-tamer has her own personal style, they all work toward the same goal: making each client as stunning as possible. Whether guests sit down for a cut, color, and style or kick back and let the nail technicians groom their fingers and toes for a big day at the podiatrist's office, they leave looking stylish enough to invite compliments in any language.
Reflections Salon is nestled within a gray-shingled house, where it surrounds clients with soft green walls as Yufang Luo augments their natural beauty by skillfully rendering Chinese tradition-derived salon services. Vibrant red pops from plush chairs, which, like trains and the people who award Olympic medals, are hoisted on elevated platforms to facilitate easy pedicure work. This work involves Chinese reflexology techniques, such as stimulating acupressure points. Sleek leather strips atop the manicure station cosset elbows in comfort as Luo works to open energy channels while simultaneously prettifying nails.
Salon U4EA's stylists and aestheticians groom guests with services that range from cuts and colors to waxing and nail services. They can also upgrade each client's visit with add-ons such as sea-salt scrubs, Shellac polishes, and really neat paper hats.
Beauty radiates from within Bouffant Hair Salon's two locations, each a high-vaulted haven decorated with wooden accents and purple orchids. But prettiness isn't just found in the salon's decor. It staffs more than 20 beauticians who keep their skills fresh by attending continuing education courses and sneaking out at night to paint the nails of all the town?s statues. Stylists show off their skills as they color and sculpt freshly chopped dos using haircare products from Oribe and Wella, as well as lengthen locks with 100% human-hair extensions. Dermalogica products aid aestheticians as they purify pores with customized facials and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments, and technicians apply vibrant colors to nails using OPI polishes and Shellac gels.
Walking into an art museum and asking the docent for a neck massage may not be the best idea. But at Comma Vino Spa, guests enjoy relaxing massages and reflexology, mani-pedis, facials, and haircuts within an emery board's throw of a gallery full of ever-changing artwork by local photographers and painters. They can soak up the attention with a glass of wine in hand, which is often also produced locally.
Aestheticians and massage therapists even incorporate the therapeutic power of grapes into their treatments, using vinotherapy products formulated with grapes and byproducts of winemaking, such as happiness. The potent ingredients work their free-radical-fighting magic as clients lounge in chairs that recline into beds beneath sparking chandeliers and a flickering fireplace.