Every appointment at Neo Pinot Spa is designed to give clients an escape from the worries of everyday life. After enjoying a complimentary drink of spring water, herbal tea, or gourmet coffee in the waiting area, world-weary folks can truly relax as the nail technicians and aestheticians go pamper mad. The spa?s signature mani-pedis leave nails trim and refined, incorporating everything from salt scrubs and sea clay masks to warm herbal towel treatments, creating an indulgent spa experience. Additionally, the staff performs classic facials, foot massages and reflexology sessions, and waxing treatments that use hard or soft waxes and withering glares to get rid of unwanted stubble.
When people are ill, they usually either make a doctor's appointment or lie in bed and wait it out. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has created a third option. Visits to its stores, which are scattered across the western US, are more casual than a doctor's visit but less passive than bed rest. Each location's team of health experts, including credentialed pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and more, consult with customers?no appointment needed.
But Pharmaca aims to serve its customers every day, not just on sick days. Its stores have been drawing droves of clients since 2000, partly because they meet so many needs in just one spot. In addition to a full-service pharmacy, Pharmaca offers organic and food-based vitamins from MegaFood and New Chapter; professional-grade skin care and cosmetics from Jane Iredale, Sanitas, and Dr. Hauschka; and therapeutic-grade supplements from Metagenics and Thorne Research. Customers can also choose from an assortment of homeopathic remedies, herbal formulations, medical supplies, toiletries, gifts, and fair-trade chocolates.
As an aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience and a former chemist with Christian Dior, Helene Lawless knows a thing or two about skincare. The French native opened Be Smooth after growing tired of lengthy spa visits that left a dent in her own wallet. She decided to offer affordable treatments with products and equipment that she has found to be effective over her years as an aesthetician and spa-goer. As a result, she and her team nourish skin using the with organic plant extracts in the Pevonia Botanica line, natural Nuxe products, and Shea Terra Organics with fair-trade shea butters and argan oils. Lawless has also tracked down innovative aesthetic techniques such as VIP Complex's infrared and microcurrent treatments, IPL photofacials with light heat energy (LHE), and hair removal with the gel-based Depilar System.
Lawless prides herself not only on the budget-friendliness of her services, but also on the unintimidating “non-spa” ambience of her beauty haven. Guests relax at a white-on-white facial bar for a deep cleansing, and a boutique area offers European-style gifts such as fragrant Aquiesse soy candles and jewelry by Miravidi and Caracol. According to a 2011 article in the Oregonian, "even the music that can be heard from the front door is French." Just as charming is Lawless' French accent, which, like a lullaby sung by a lemur, is both soothing and exotic.
For hairstyle inspiration, Edward King often looks to the people he sees everyday on the street?he says that living downtown helps him follow the changing trends. He takes those influences with him into A-List, where he works with professional-grade products from Davines and Moroccanoil to sculpt haircuts with strong definition. He also specializes in color, using it to create dimension in strands and complement cut shape.
The salon itself sits within the historic Gadsby Building in Portland's Pearl District. A former warehouse, the space has been meticulously renovated to retain its vintage flair through exposed brick walls and windows that once looked out onto buggy-to-buggy traffic. Modern updates include shelves stocked with Kevin Murphy haircare products, along with a buzzing staff that performs everything from facials to gel manicures.
Some dream of dancing in front a packed audience at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York—but for Brandie Mannon, her dreams have always been the stuff of blow dryers and cat walks. Entranced with hair styling and fashion design at a young age, Brandie devoted herself to the craft. She attended the International Beauty School and later sharpened her skills at Salon Belle Epoque and on-going seminars. Today, Brandie brings her expertise to A-List Hair Studio, where she uncovers each client's style and personality to determine the most flattering look. And while the cuts and hues may differ, Brandie ensures each style proves easy to maintain at home or while standing in a wind tunnel.
The salon itself sits within the historic Gadsby Building in Portland's Pearl District. A former warehouse, the space has been meticulously renovated to retain its vintage flair through exposed brick walls and windows that look out onto buggy-to-buggy traffic in 1906. Modern updates include shelves stocked with Kevin Murphy and Davines haircare products, along with a buzzing staff that performs everything from facials to gel manicures.
77 Salon Is portland’s best barber and beauty salon. offering a funky fresh salon vibe welcoming people to stop, chill for a while, and get pretty ( or waxed! ). A wildly talented and diverse group of stylists freckle this cool space, creative, innovative, and eye catching results.