Hannah hails from Los Angeles, and Leigh from New York. Together, the experienced aestheticians bring their hometowns' best cosmetic products and nearly two decades of beauty-industry experience to their Portland space, LA/NY Skin. Tucked inside Prima Salon, the beauty haven surrounds clients in warm and comforting elegance. Walls drenched in mocha hues are offset by sparkly accents, including dangly beaded chandeliers and posters of Vanilla Ice. Within this softly lit oasis, the duo dispenses a range of beauty and skin services, from tanning to facials.
Using an organic and paraben-free solution, they customize airbrush tans to suit each client’s skin tone and desired level of bronze, hiding cellulite, freckles, and age spots in the process. At the makeup bar, they enhance features with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and pump up flutterers with mink lash extensions or waterproof lash dipping that lasts up to six weeks. A range of chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments rejuvenate face and body, and the team enlists both hard and soft waxes to wisp away hair from brows, bikini areas, and heads after they lose a bet.
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.
Salon owner and certified lash technician Beth Cates specializes in applying full sets of individual lash extensions. She performs both introductory and custom treatments, and also offers packages that include a year's worth of applications and touch-ups. Beth is also a licensed aesthetician, and can treat skin with everything from traditional European facials to Agera chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments that help reduce sun damage, acne spots, and face doodles from that aesthetician you recently had to stop going to.
Monday through Saturday, the trained and licensed staff of Jovana Salon improves the health of their clients? hair with a variety of salon services. Cuts remove split ends and hot oil steam treatments infuse hair with moisture. Body waxing services remove unwanted hair from legs and faces and eyelash extensions maximize the allure of eyes. Alternately, men-specific services, including mustache and beard trims, keep modern men from un-evolving back into cavemen.
Boasting chandelier lighting, chic turquoise and gray walls, and a glass fridge brimming with wine, Skin Tight Spa beckons clients into its warm confines with the promise of indulgent treatments. The spa's staff works with guests to enhance self-confidence and natural beauty, rejuvenating faces and bodies with only premium products.
Nail technicians at O Blu Nails and Spa attune every service to their clients' comfort and goals in a welcoming setting with cozy, contemporary décor. During Shellac manicures, a professional nail technician trims nails and doctors cuticles before blanketing fingertips in a mirror-like Shellac polish that lasts up to two weeks without chipping or sneaking off to visit toes. A 30-minute pedicure supplements standard nail and cuticle services with a quick hot-stone massage and a dip in paraffin wax to soften and smooth the skin. During the 45-minute signature deluxe facial, a skin analysis helps the aesthetician fashion a customized approach to match the client’s particular skin type and needs. Clouds of steam and a moisturizing mask cleanse and exfoliate the complexion, and a gentle face massage fosters circulation and relieved smiles.