Experienced nail artist Jillian Horman works on her clients’ nails from her station inside Caramel Beauty International, filing and painting nails and pampering hands and feet until they glow with health. She offers CND shellac nails along with her spa manicures and pedicures.
The skilled nail technicians at Portland's Hottest Nails groom talons with spa manicures and pedicures, and top them off with solar or UV gel nail sets. Fingers and toes might get the spotlight here, but clients will also find a number of other beautifying services. These include eyelash extensions, as well as facial, leg, and bikini waxing.
The staff of Shine At The Salon tends to clients' hair, both the tresses on top of heads and the unwanted strands that pop up elsewhere. At this hair and waxing salon, hair stylists tend to locks with prescriptive design haircuts, colors, and conditioning treatments. Meanwhile, resident waxing specialists remove unwanted body hair—from eyebrows to bikinis to legs—leaving skin completely hairless like most movie villains.
At Miss Knockout, highly trained and licensed aestheticians primp clients with an array of beauty treatments including facials, waxing, eyelash extensions, and more. They specialize in Longmi lashes, but also accessorize eyes with silk lashes, and Siberian mink lashes. Regimens of facials and peels help clear faces of unwanted signs of aging as well as offset skin damage due to dehydration or excess oil. A team of talented makeup artists can also apply special-event makeup and day-to-day touch-ups, and aestheticians can manicure bodies with waxing, threading, custom spray tanning, and vajazzling.
An independent lab of fragrance alchemy, Escential Lotions and Oils spritzes and daubs scent-seekers with essential oils and coordinating bath and body potions. Long-lasting, botanically based, alcohol-free essential oils ($8+) include intensely floral Bulgarian lavender and cool, soothing eucalyptus, said to ward off insects, stuffy noses, and the koala-allergic. Aromatherapy oil blends ($14 per 0.25 oz.) channel such disparate emotions as Broken Heart and Euphoria. Signature scents ($8 per 0.25 oz.; $15 per 0.5 oz.) such as Hot Peach Pie blend into lotion, shampoo, and body wash for a synchronized shower regimen. Ready-to-customize unscented products include a vitamin A, D, and E lotion ($9 per 8 oz.; $15 per 16 oz.) and a coconut-oil-based body wash ($5 per 4 oz.) with exfoliating ground walnut shells to scrub off fossilized temporary tattoos.