For more than 10 years, the staff of Bodyfirm has sharpened its skills with advanced equipment to banish cellulite and create even, healthy complexions. LPG Endermologie and Lipomassage units employ mechanized rollers to iron out fat deposits, and Dermosonic equipment follows a similar noninvasive approach enhanced by ultrasound waves. Facial Endermologie treatments stimulate collagen production to even out complexions plagued by fine lines, sagging skin, and cheeks filled with marbles.
Bodyfirm also works hand in hand with Mind, Body, and Spirit Holistic Center’s skilled massage therapists, who help ease tight spines and restless minds with custom massages. Therapists normally attack muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and myofascial modalities. Specialized spa massages incorporate accessories such as hot stones or, in the Lava Bambū modality, authentic bamboo stalks harvested in China for their combination of strength and flexibility.:m]]
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
The online cigar mecca StogieBoys was established to breathe life—and smoke—back into America’s cigar culture. Its virtual shelves are stocked with more than 200 premium cigar brands that shoppers can buy individually, in pre-bundled packages, or in build-your-own samplers. The easy-to-navigate site also offers a well-rounded selection of stogies under $30 and special picks from NFL Hall of Fame running back and cigar enthusiast Thurman Thomas. The more than 1,200 accessories on offer include humidors, ashtrays, and torch lighters.
Brooklyn Ries and Danielle Craft thought long and hard before choosing a name for their salon. In the end, they decided on Angels & Architects Hair Studio—angels because they regularly help to correct hair disasters such as bad dye jobs and cuts, and architects because they pay attention to structure and detail.
Drawing from years of experience and professional training in salons across California and New York, the two aesthetes and their seasoned staff members spruce up locks, filling the shop with the thrum of scissors and the sibilance of spray bottles. As stylists hunch diligently over heads, sunlight pours in through the salon windows. When the sky fades to wintery slate, a fireplace crackles in front of cushy chairs and couches, warming hands and destroying documents about former presidents’ bad hair days.
Named one of Lucky magazine's Best Blowout Bars in the Country, Portland's only blow-dry bar leaves the scissors to the salons and instead focuses on its clients' everyday styling needs. Seven days a week, stylists stand ready with blow dryers and round brushes in hand to prep clients for big dates, special occasions, work meetings, or trips to the area's most exclusive hardware stores. Blowout services include a wash, blow-dry, and one of six signature styles, such as soft loose curls or a half updo. To create a one-of-a-kind look, the staff at Blowout, a Blow Dry Bar, also can add temporary streaks of color or
braid hair, and makeup artists can freshen up lips and lashes for a quick makeover on the go.
At the clean and friendly Island Tanning, clients adopt a golden glow without stepping foot outdoors. Here, traditional UV tanning booths gild bodies quickly and evenly, while VersaSpa machines bronze skin instantly and with no UV exposure whatsoever. Hydration Stations, meanwhile, help to prolong tans by infusing skin with oxygen and nutrients, and can even help skin appear more toned.
Island Tanning also beautifies bodies with skin-healing red-light-therapy. The red light can help boost collagen production, fight acne bacteria, and provide pain relief, and may even help repair sun-damaged skin or balance naturally green complexions.