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.
At Hush Tan, the sun is basically an obsolete invention. The salon?s bronzing process allows tanning enthusiasts a way to avoid damaging UV rays, and instead relies on tanning formulas complete with botanicals, vitamins, antioxidants, and aloe. Airbrush technicians mist bodies from head-to-toe with all-natural, organic tanning solution to create sun-kissed glows that also conceal blemishes such as varicose veins, vitiligo, and cellulite. Owner Mahriah Zimmerman, a licensed esthetician, complements the tans with makeup and waxing treatments, including her signature eyebrow wax that shapes brows to suit the client?s bone structure. During every treatment, Mahriah prides herself on creating a luxurious experience for her clients that is private, free of judgment, and customized to their needs. All one-on-one sessions are intimate and discreet while keeping the client's privacy in mind.
Lavender, jojoba oil, grape seed, and paraffin wax are just some of the tools that Herbal & Wellness Skin Care's April keeps in her all-natural arsenal. A firm believer in treating skin with only organic products, she stocks her station with environmentally friendly, sweet-smelling products. Sugar and salt scrubs soothe skin, and herbal wraps keep hands warm, much like putting on a puppet show about bears with anxiety. Also a nail technician, April wields long-lasting Shellac polishes, which cure into place, and her brush flicks almost silently across nails while bestowing them with french tips.
As the name suggests, the doctors and aestheticians at Skin Body Soul nurture a balance between outer beauty and inner peace. Aiming to restore the body's nutrients while drawing out its toxins, treatments such as Herbalogica body wraps use niacin and soy oil to stimulate collagen production and firm up skin. Nonsurgical lipo treatments and infrared sauna sessions similarly aim to contour the body through the use of ultrasound and dry infrared heat, respectively.
Several of the spa's other offerings, including microcurrent treatments, glycolic peels, and Norvell sunless tanning, restore a youthful glow to skin. But the staff's expertise doesn't stop at the service menu. They keep a blog updated with recipes, nutrition tips, and YouTube videos of the latest dance craze the Protein Shake.