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.
Eric Alan Nelson echoes his surroundings at Icon Salon & Spa by providing elegant hair design. Tapping into the creative energy pervading the salon’s skincare specialists, stylists, and nail technicians, he crafts haircuts that enrich each client’s personal style and embellish their features. Eric cuts, styles, colors, and treats hair so that it’s soft to the touch and dazzling to the eye.
Walking into an art museum and asking the docent for a neck massage may not be the best idea. But at Comma Vino Spa, guests enjoy relaxing massages and reflexology, mani-pedis, facials, and haircuts within an emery board's throw of a gallery full of ever-changing artwork by local photographers and painters. They can soak up the attention with a glass of wine in hand, which is often also produced locally.
Aestheticians and massage therapists even incorporate the therapeutic power of grapes into their treatments, using vinotherapy products formulated with grapes and byproducts of winemaking, such as happiness. The potent ingredients work their free-radical-fighting magic as clients lounge in chairs that recline into beds beneath sparking chandeliers and a flickering fireplace.
The stylists and nail techs at Edge Instyle keep their clients looking put together and polished with cuts, color treatments, and mani-pedis. Waxing services whisk away unwanted body hair, whereas eyelash extensions add desirable length and flutter to lids or all-seeing third eyes. During treatments, complimentary beverages make visitors feel at home in this bright, clean salon.
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.