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.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Chariets Salon & Spa owners Keri and Jami became fast friends in beauty school while apprenticing together at the elbows of some of the industry’s leading names. After graduating, the newly anointed stylists found themselves serving as independent contractors at The Bob Shop. Over martinis one night, they fatefully decided to found Chariets Salon & Spa, a name inspired by the Greek goddess of joy, charm, beauty, and martini bars.
Between the corner salon’s baby-blue walls, Keri and Jami compose color services, precision cuts, and keratin treatments, spritzing heads with Sebastian and Aquage products. Each of their shears’ deft movements are reflected in the salon’s glossy, dark-hardwood floor, simulating the experience of being a spoon that’s hovering over a large cup of coffee.
Reanna Blair’s passion for styling is palpable. When clients plant themselves in her chair at Amaryllis Salon it’s only their hair and its myriad possibilities for style and self-expression that she sees. Whether it’s coloring, highlights, or just a simple clip of the bangs, she works closely with each client to ensure the sharpest look possible. She cuts both men’s and women’s tresses, and can also assist with makeup techniques and applications.
Beauty isn't just what clients seek at Hey Beautiful Salon and Spa; it's also what they see, since the space is lined with brick walls and antique accents. Within this striking setting, owner Kimberly Schoene—an established hairstylist who was featured on KOIN News—and her team of stylists cut, color, and style manes with organic Keune haircare products. In the adjoining spa, clients find treatments including Lumière LED light therapy, galvanic sessions, and foot detoxes. The built-in blending bar provides all the necessary ingredients and tools for beauticians to personally mix body butters, massage oils, and batches of Flubber for clients.
An advocate of eco-friendly living, Schoene only fills the salon with organic, cruelty-free, and all-natural beauty products and eco-safe detergent. She donates hair clippings to both Matter Of Trust—a nonprofit that weaves hair mats to help soak up oil spills—and Locks of Love.
From inside Union Hair and Skin Boutique, stylist Candice bestows clients with flattering new looks. She keeps features in mind while snipping hair into classic or trendy styles. During color treatments, Candice selects hues that complement skin tones and lifestyles.