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.
Plying her trade out of Matthew's Salon and Salon Mojo, Mandy Isaacs is sought after for her intensive facials and skill with the waxing strip. For her tools, she favors clinical-grade skin products from SkinCeuticals, which she keeps in the belt of her Batsuit. She exfoliates skin with alpha-hydroxy acid during peels and a diamond-tipped wand during microdermabrasion treatments for the face, back, and hands. Mandy also executes waxing and eyebrow tinting using techniques that she calls "meticulous without the torture.":m]]
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.
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.
All Ways Well is an acupuncture, foot reflexology and facial rejuvenation acupuncture clinic in downtown Portland, OR by Portland State University. Owned and operated by Rebecca Hurwood, LAc, All Ways Well specializing in utilizing a combination of therapies in each session to create integrated and personalized treatments.