At Miss Knockout, highly trained and licensed aestheticians primp clients with an array of beauty treatments including facials, waxing, eyelash extensions, and more. They specialize in Longmi lashes, but also accessorize eyes with silk lashes, and Siberian mink lashes. Regimens of facials and peels help clear faces of unwanted signs of aging as well as offset skin damage due to dehydration or excess oil. A team of talented makeup artists can also apply special-event makeup and day-to-day touch-ups, and aestheticians can manicure bodies with waxing, threading, custom spray tanning, and vajazzling.
Southeast Portland Laser Aesthetics is run by two people with extensive medical training—Dr. Roby F. Hayes, M.D., and medical aesthetician Nuha Handoush—so it's fitting that the center relies on advanced technology to fight cellulite, blemishes, wrinkles, and spider veins. The duo uses Venus Freeze's synergy of magnetic pulses and radio frequencies to reduce cellulite and tighten skin, and they harness laser energy to do everything from remove hair to shrink enlarged pores. They also defy the aging process by performing Botox or Juvederm injections, DermaSweep microdermabrasions, and games of Red Rover.:
As a graduate of the prestigious Euro Institute of Skin Care, aesthetician Joni Kerr takes her holistic skin treatments seriously. Her facials, peels, and wraps rejuvenate cells with Vera Botania products. And her products include Moor—or "deep mud"—excavated from far below Vorarlberg, Austria, and purloined from the unguarded vanities of the mole folk. Joni also uses hard and soft waxes to defoliate undesirably hirsute regions and hosts an express bar for quick aesthetic touchups before big nights on the town.
Operating out of EsthiBar, Anna Huang's specializes in threading, a procedure in which individual hairs are quickly pulled up from their roots by a cotton thread. This method allows for a precision unavailable with other hair removal techniques, making it ideal for eyebrows and facial hair. When Ana?s not nixing unflattering fuzz, she enjoys crocheting, laughing, and pulling the moustache out of her Mr. Potato Head.
Wax Loft–owner Carissa has been dubbed the "trifecta of waxers"—she's quick, clean, and talkative. Her goal, along with her partner Audra, is to render clients' skin smooth-to-the-touch with a careful and focused technique, but she cites her sense of humor and likable demeanor as traits that help her clients relax with the faith that she'll leave their intended areas as smooth as a baby's silk pajamas. Working alongside an Aveda Institute graduate who shares the talent for creating a warm and comfortable space, Carissa and Audra offer face, body, and bikini waxes with equal parts precision and personality, as well as brow and lash tinting to put the finishing touches on each client's look.
Masque's Shannon McKillion combines spa-style pampering with results-driven technical skill, concocting individual facial treatments informed by in-depth consultations and skin analysis. The esthetician's skincare services keep clients’ exteriors feeling supple and smooth with treatments for a variety of needs, including glycolic peels for uneven pigmentation, teen facials for acne-prone skin, and back facials for the tiny faces that hide between the shoulder blades. A master of more than just skin, McKillion also performs waxing services as well as brow and lash-tining services.