The certified nail technicians at Hillsdale Nails & Spa make over fingers and toes with a number of luxurious treatments. In addition to traditional manicures and pedicures, customers can beautify digits with a shellac manicure, which stays chip-free for up to two weeks, or with a deluxe pedicure, which includes a sea-salt scrub, hot-stone massage, and paraffin dip.
The newly remodeled spa offers many perks to enhance the customer experience, including remote-controlled massage chairs and Tony Robbins holograms. Other pampering treatments include reflexology foot massages and facials.
Ernest Brooks, doesn't just want his clients to look great. He also wants them to feel great because they're choosing to use organic beauty therapies. As the owner and master stylist at HairapyPDX Organic Salon, he has stocked his shelves with three different organic hair color lines (two for women, one for men) that are ammonia-free, and instead made using ingredients such as grape-seed extract, vitamin B5, and rice amino acid. The formulas also have UVA and UVB protection, which helps prevent color from fading or melting in the sun.
In that spirit, the aestheticians under Ernest's guidance use Eminence, a bio-dynamic Hungarian line harvested from fruits, vegetables, and herbs for what Ernest calls "farm-to-face skincare." Elsewhere in the spa, massage therapists perform shiatsu massages that target pressure points while helping to disperse the flow of energy throughout the body, and nail artists pamper hands and feet with soothing manicures and pedicures.
Having beautified nails for more than 18 years, Susan has a lot to show for it. Hundreds of clients have left her station at Hair Architects Salon and Spa with newly vibrant fingers and toes, the results of mani-pedis with traditional or shellac polish. Susan particularly enjoys working with natural nails, and in 2011, she had the Best Mani-Pedi in Portland according to both Citysearch and her family.
Lindsey Hall is a great listener. The eight-year veteran works inside TL Design, where she holds out an attentive ear to provide a variety of services for men, women, and children. Whether her clients want their split ends trimmed or prefer she style their locks into edgy 'dos, Lindsey fashions strands into their desired looks. She alters hues with highlights and single-process color, and adds volume and length with extensions. In addition, Lindsey is particularly enthusiastic about crafting coifs into elegant updos for special events such as weddings, proms, or annual beehive conventions.
Customers can commence their visit to Lavish Salon & Spa by sipping a complimentary glass of wine or steamy tea while lounging in a handsome sitting room bedecked with a flickering fireplace. The Pure and Simple facial serves up a short and sweet second course of luxury, featuring 30 minutes of cleansing, exfoliation, massage, hydration, and more ($45+). Waxing treatments for areas including the chin ($15) and basic bikini line ($30) seek to unseat stubborn strands using warmed glamour-goo and copious Karate Kid references. The Brazilian wax, named after famed hair-eradicator Bartleby Brazil, is designed to whisk away weeks’ worth of mid-body bristles in fewer than 45 minutes, leaving those treated with ample time to pluck what is ripe from the metaphoric watermelon tree ($55).