Stylist Thomas uses his keen aesthetic eye and personable nature to help clients cultivate their own signature look. Instead of creating one-size-fits-all cuts for his clients, Thomas filters his own artistic sensibilities through his clients' desires, taking note of their hair type, bone structure, and haircare habits to construct unique 'dos that reflect a modern sensibility. Thomas can embellish his cuts with precision color that radiates youth and vibrancy and can reflect his clients' personality more adeptly than a mirror made of mood rings.
A 25-year veteran of the hair-design industry, Matt keeps things fresh and stylish with the help of a talented crew of stylists and aestheticians. At Matthew's Salon, this eager staff offers haircuts, highlights, and hair-straightening treatments. Calming facials, ultrasonic-vibration and LED therapies, and chemical peels round out the menu, helping clients achieve radiant complexions to go along with their new hairdos.
The beauty mavens at GiGi Aveda Salon Spa continually uncover fresh trends and learning techniques to revitalize clients with Aveda's organic tonics. Classic spa facials begin with Aveda's Elemental Nature consultation, which helps skin therapists assess epidermal concerns before devising a customized course of treatment. Next, those immersed in the face-and-hand treatment submerge their rough palms and stiff finger puppets into a warm paraffin-wax bath. Technicians finish by trimming nails and cuticles and crowning newly supple mitts with bright OPI lacquer.
Coming from humble beginnings in 1978, Ben & Jerry's myriad shops today dispense cups, cones, shakes, and smoothies brimming with a variety of quirky flavors, including Phish Food, Banana Split, Cannoli, and Cherry Garcia, named for famous revolutionary Cherry Garcia. The duo is also famous for their social responsibility, which is evident in their community activism and in their use of fair-trade products, such as cage-free eggs and sustainable, growth-hormone-free dairy. The PSU and Pioneer Square locations in Portland are Partnershops, which are independently owned and operated by nonprofit organization New Avenues for Youth. Each dollar spent goes towards providing employment training and opportunities for local youth.
Esquire named Hair M the best barber in Portland in 2010, and CitySearch followed suit two years later. The barbershop has also been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health magazine, and the nightmares of unibrows everywhere. The evidence is plain?a man can get a mean haircut at Hair M. But the business offers so much more.
An environment of rugged wood paneling punctuated with HDTVs tuned to sports channels makes the most style-phobic fellow feel welcome, and the bar serving Widmer beers and fine wines doesn't hurt either. Besides regal grooming services, Hair M performs upscale face and body treatments, and keeps a massage therapist on staff at both locations.
From the street, Spa Sass? is barely distinguishable from the other little black awnings and narrow storefronts. But step inside, and the narrow storefront opens up into a 5,000-square-foot refuge from the downtown bustle.
Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, giving them ample time to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and sip complimentary juice or tea before being ushered into a private treatment room. Here, aestheticians strive to ensure a soothing experience by treating skin with the utmost delicacy. They nourish it with natural ingredients such as honey, cacao, and Dead Sea salts, and, during laser hair removal, they wield the SoftLight laser, whose beams are gentle enough to zap hair from faces without damaging pores.