Sparkle Beauty Bar houses a drove of skilled, independent stylists who specialize in coiffure reconstruction, hostile-hair removal, and cuticle-calming services. Ladies can opt for a haircut that artfully crafts forehead drapery to frame their unique facial features ($40) or bedazzle their digits with an express manicure that includes cuticle coddling, a hand and arm massage, and nail polishing ($20). Whisk away bothersome back fuzz before it gets caught in low-flying plane propellers with a back and shoulder wax ($30+), or hydrate a famished façade with a moisturizing express facial, suitable for men, women, fun uncles, and funcles ($35). Click here to view Sparkle's full list of salon services and prices, which may vary slightly by stylist.
Euphoria Nails & Spa's technicians maintain immaculate service stations, creating a welcoming yet pervasively clean environment. The front room even has a mini palm tree and flip-flops all over the wall, remnants of Spider-Man's vacations at this spa. High-backed new leather massaging pedicure chairs welcome guests into the pedicure room, which showcases colorful artwork on soft pink and gray walls. Beyond the pedicure area, a cluster of private rooms offers a quiet refuge for aestheticians to perform European facials and a host of waxing services.
Nail technicians at O Blu Nails and Spa attune every service to their clients' comfort and goals in a welcoming setting with cozy, contemporary décor. During Shellac manicures, a professional nail technician trims nails and doctors cuticles before blanketing fingertips in a mirror-like Shellac polish that lasts up to two weeks without chipping or sneaking off to visit toes. A 30-minute pedicure supplements standard nail and cuticle services with a quick hot-stone massage and a dip in paraffin wax to soften and smooth the skin. During the 45-minute signature deluxe facial, a skin analysis helps the aesthetician fashion a customized approach to match the client’s particular skin type and needs. Clouds of steam and a moisturizing mask cleanse and exfoliate the complexion, and a gentle face massage fosters circulation and relieved smiles.
The skilled team of nail technicians at Portland's Hottest Nails grooms talons with spa manicures and pedicures, and tops them off with solar or UV gel nail sets. Fingers and toes might get the spotlight here, but clients can also augment natural lashes with an eyelash extension from resident expert, Deanne. Facial, leg, and bikini waxing is also available to keep skin smooth, unlike a quarterback who starts dribbling the football.
Lavender, jojoba oil, grape seed, and paraffin wax are just some of the tools that Herbal & Wellness Skin Care's April keeps in her all-natural arsenal. A firm believer in treating skin with only organic products, she stocks her station with environmentally friendly, sweet-smelling products. Sugar and salt scrubs soothe skin, and herbal wraps keep hands warm, much like putting on a puppet show about bears with anxiety. Also a nail technician, April wields long-lasting Shellac polishes, which cure into place, and her brush flicks almost silently across nails while bestowing them with french tips.
Beyond ensuring that each hand and foot they touch is left soft and elegant, the nail technicians at Divines Destiny Spa also foster a passion for their clients' health. That's why they use pipeless pedicure bowls that are rinsed and refilled with a botanical-infused soak for every client, effectively avoiding the nail fungi and 1980s dance moves that can spread from foot to foot in less sanitation-minded salons. Guests can also savor a glass of wine as they select a color from the spa?s nail-polish collection, which was handpicked by Divines clients.