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Hannah hails from Los Angeles, and Leigh from New York. Together, the experienced aestheticians bring their hometowns' best cosmetic products and nearly two decades of beauty-industry experience to their Portland space, LA/NY Skin. Tucked inside Prima Salon, the beauty haven surrounds clients in warm and comforting elegance. Walls drenched in mocha hues are offset by sparkly accents, including dangly beaded chandeliers and posters of Vanilla Ice. Within this softly lit oasis, the duo dispenses a range of beauty and skin services, from tanning to facials.

Using an organic and paraben-free solution, they customize airbrush tans to suit each client’s skin tone and desired level of bronze, hiding cellulite, freckles, and age spots in the process. At the makeup bar, they enhance features with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and pump up flutterers with mink lash extensions or waterproof lash dipping that lasts up to six weeks. A range of chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments rejuvenate face and body, and the team enlists both hard and soft waxes to wisp away hair from brows, bikini areas, and heads after they lose a bet.

436 Southwest 13th Avenue
Portland,
OR
US

Signature Service: Micro Peel

Brands Used: Raya & PCA Skin (Physician's Choice)

Established: 2010

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Metered street parking

Pro Tip: Please arrive five minutes prior to your appointment to fill out client information at front desk.

Q&A with Julie Wobbe, Aesthetician/Skincare Provider and Owner

What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?

The Beauty Room's most popular services are my micro-peel facials, Brazilians, and spray tans. My clients love these services because they are all results-based services using high-quality products. Client's come in, relax, and get to feel instantly more beautiful and spoiled.

A micro peel is a facial that includes microdermabrasion plus a chemical peel, so you get ultimate exfoliation both mechanically and chemically for amazing results. Diamond-tip microdermabrasion mechanically exfoliates your skin, preparing it for a custom chemical peel that includes a cocktail of perfecting ingredients for you specific skin's needs. Your skin will immediately glow, but over the course of a week continue to shine. Four to six treatments are recommended for best results.

Brazilians are performed with advanced waxing techniques and high-quality gentle products. If you are looking for a safe and gentle waxing experience, I'm the right aesthetician for you.

My spray tan technique and solution has been perfected to ensure a natural, even brown tan every time. The Beauty Room spray tan uses the best sunless tanning products in the industry to ensure that your tan looks natural and lasts as long as possible. My products are safe, organic, paraben-free, non-sticky and odorless. Unlike Mystic Tans, I combine natural ingredients and the latest technology to provide you with a streak-free, natural-looking tan that will never leave you looking orange.

Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?

RAYA is a European quality skincare line that is affordable yet yields good results. [We also use] PCA (Physicians Care Alliance) Skin. They set the bar high when it comes to innovative skin care, being acknowledged in prominent medical textbooks as the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations. I want to build a successful practice and achieve the most effective results using PCA Skin and RAYA daily-care products and professional treatments.

What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?

The two most common beauty mistakes I see potential clients making are not using high-quality, results-based products at home and not seeing a properly educated aesthetician. Just like you brush and floss your teeth twice a day between dental visits, you need to have quality home care for your skin twice a day. Sun protection and gentle exfoliation are the two most important things you can do for your skin on a daily basis. I'm also a firm believer in masking twice a week and at-home facial massages once a week with nourishing oils. Along with monthly aesthetic, work clients need to be taking care of their skin at home. I encourage everyone to come in and get educated about their skin. I'm full of knowledge and willing to share it with you.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Aesthetics is what I?m truly passionate about, and it shows with each and every client I serve. I take pride in all the services I perform and I love to spoil and make every client feel special. I?m genuinely interested in product knowledge and chemistry, which is proven with my bachelor of science in biology and continuing education. I love to serve others and I?m thrilled to perform result-based services. Through research, trial and error, years of experimenting, and working closely with a chemical engineer, I have found the highest quality products and services to offer. I value the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with you.

1824 Garden Ave
Eugene,
OR
US

Inside B. Suite Studio Salon, Jennifer McGowan decorates nails on the hands and feet with Shellac polish that lasts up to two weeks without chipping or whimpering. She meticulously shapes the nails and evens out their lengths with clippers, also tending to cuticles. Jennifer also offers hair and coloring services, regularly attending hair shows and using her post-cosmetology school training to show her passion for color through the hairstyles of her clients. She and the salon's other beauty professionals also apply spray tans and remove body hair with waxing services.

3995 Commercial St SE
Salem,
OR
US

Nail tech Michelle Long makes sure her clients unwind during her spa pedicures as their feet enjoy an exfoliating scrub, mask, and a massage that radiates relaxation through the entire body. Clients in her kid-friendly salon can upgrade their nail service with long-lasting shellac polish, elegant French polish, and a paraffin dip that softens skin and makes handshakes with the Gerald Ford figure at the wax museum less awkward. Long also moves her focus upward for facial waxing, leaving lip, chin, and browlines clean and smooth.

16186 SE 82nd Dr
Clackamas,
OR
US

Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.

Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.

0315 SW Montgomery St
Portland,
OR
US

Terrie Klotz originally attended beauty school in 1993, but her unending penchant for new knowledge has repeatedly led her back to school, expanding her expertise to new areas. At Miss. Alter Ego, she beautifies clients with her thorough training in airbrush tanning, facials, nail services, and waxing. Klotz adds vibrancy to nails with OPI polishes, rejuvenates skin complexion with Dermalogica skincare products, and adroitly applies UV-free airbrush tanning spray.


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1722 NW Raleigh St
Portland,
OR
US