Licensed aesthetician Dana Quinn can be found at Bonne Vivante Beauty Lounge seven days a week, where she applies facials, paints nails, and waxes unwanted fuzz. Her flexible scheduling is one way she shows her clients hospitality; her complimentary glasses of champagne, coffee, or fruit-infused water, which guests sip while surfing with WiFi in plush green and orange velour armchairs, are another. When it's time for their services, clients slip into a bright blue treatment room, where they enjoy an unusual level of privacy.
After their treatments, visitors can show off their new looks by mingling on the terrace of the revamped motel that the lounge occupies. Along with law offices, creative firms, and massage therapists, Dana's lounge brings new purpose to this retro office park, whose Googie-style sign harkens back to the Atomic Age, when people believed that objects were made from tiny particles called "atoms.
Pink and White Nail Salon helps guests see the world through colored glasses: magenta, bubblegum, rose, and cream stripes brighten its walls, and each of the salon’s manicure and pedicure stations offers a scenic view of the Willamette River's pink waters. This cheerful decor sets the stage for the citrus scrubs and massages with almond hydrating lotion that enhance the salon’s manicures and the espresso foot soaks and massages with buttercream frosting that augment its pedicures. In addition to bedecking women’s fingertips with Shellac and gel, the nail technicians soften men’s palms, so often callused from sword fighting, and treat tiny hands to chocolate-infused warm towels during kid-focused manicures. As clients arrive to enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon, they can leave their cars with valets who park and retrieve them at no extra charge.
At Venus Allure Salon and Spa, light streams in through two-story windows and fills an open, industrial-inspired space dotted with black spa chairs and dark-rimmed mirrors. From the balcony, you can watch stylists bustle over heads of hair, snipping off split ends or smoothing down unruly curls with the aid of Goldwell, Nioxin, and DevaCurl products. In other parts of the salon, nail technicians juggle more than seven dozen gel-polish colors, occasionally all at once, and aestheticians dress faces with Dermalogica products during services that range from hydrating facials to sea-mud body wraps.
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.
Plush pedicure chairs and intimate manicure stations line the citrus-hued walls of 10 Nails & Spa's spotless salon. Nail services include basic mani-pedis, during which staffers tidy up hands and feet before adorning tips in colorful coats of popular OPI nail polish. Nail techs can also spruce up the hands for upcoming thumb wars with acrylic services, french designs, and creative nail art. 10 Nails & Spa's resident wax wielders remove unwanted fuzz from the eyebrows down to toe knuckles with quick swipes of a cloth strip, including a thorough Brazilian waxing treatment for ladies.
Euphoria Nails & Spa's technicians maintain immaculate service stations, creating a welcoming yet pervasively clean environment. The front room even has a mini palm tree and flip-flops all over the wall, remnants of Spider-Man's vacations at this spa. High-backed new leather massaging pedicure chairs welcome guests into the pedicure room, which showcases colorful artwork on soft pink and gray walls. Beyond the pedicure area, a cluster of private rooms offers a quiet refuge for aestheticians to perform European facials and a host of waxing services.