The staff members at Eclipse Airbrush Tanning focus their talents on one thing and one thing only: giving customers a bronze glow with an airbrush tan. When clients enter, they're greeted by a trained airbrush technician and led to a private room. Before beginning, the tech will answer any questions the clients may have and discuss what type of color they're looking for. The tech then hand mixes a bottle of Eclipse's proprietary tanning solution and starts spraying with the dexterity of a silly-string sculptor. Unlike automatic spray-tan booths, which tend to produce streaks, techs ensure airbrush tans go on smooth and evenly. Typically tans develop over the course of 8–12 hours, and with proper care, can last up to two full weeks.
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.
Lavender walls surround Vanity Junkie's easygoing stylists as they transform patrons from head to toe with salon and spa services. Experienced hands carefully snip new hairstyles and infuse heads with color using products from brands including Redken, evo, label.m, and Pureology. Frizzy heads can be smoothed out, whereas perms convert flat tresses into well-orchestrated curls. Staffers also rejuvenate countenances with facials and microdermabrasion treatments, and extract or add hair to body areas with waxing and hair extensions, respectively. As stylists work, Vanity Junkie's street-facing garage door floods the main space with natural light that gleams off mirrored tables and a dangling chandelier. Before and after sessions, customers lounge at an in-salon bar enjoying coffee, beer, wine, and the comical screams of shorn locks as they fall to the ground.
The team at Health and Beauty Aesthetics
knows how to approach just about every set of teeth with whitening that works for the individual. Among their most popular treatments are hour-long Zoom! whitening sessions performed by a dental hygienist, brightening smiles up to nine shades. The FDA-approved treatments start with painting the client's teeth with a bleaching gel and then catalyzing it with beams of LED light. Take-home whitening kits are also an option here, helping brighten smiles far more effectively than the original home whitening kit?mouthfuls of whipped cream.
Teeth appear even whiter when their backdrop is newly sun-kissed skin. With Infinity Sun spray tanning, clients avoid the sun's UV rays, which can cause skin to burn and brows to furrow permanently. A fine mist sprays the skin with bronze shades customized to each client.
Bella Vita Med Spa & Wellness started with the goal of delivering a complete wellness and medical spa experience. Their highly-trained team offers treatment plans ranging from medical spa services and naturopathic medicine to chiropractic care, massage therapy, weight management, counseling, and even an on-site exercise studio.
The medical team at Bella Vita Spa & Wellness believes in aesthetic renewal through state-of-the-art procedures, with an emphasis on creature comforts and client education. Their staff of technicians administer customized aesthetic treatments that can address specific skin concerns, such as spider veins, body hair or wrinkles. State-of-the-art laser machines can evict unsightly fuzz or resurface the skin, while advanced facials renew complexions after staring too long at a disco ball. To make physical upgrades last a lifetime or at least a fortnight, the experts also dole out nutritional plans and personal counseling.
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.