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.
Caramel wood tones swirl throughout Body & Sol Tanning's studio, modeling the hues customers adopt during UV bed sessions and UV-free airbrush appointments. With three levels of solar-simulation chambers, tanners spend between 2–15 minutes absorbing healthy amounts of light from fresh bulbs. Specialized facial lamps ensure that features receive an even coat, and lotions by Synergy Tan and JWoww help to stimulate bronzing while basting bodies with additional moisture. Body & Sol Tanning also offers professional airbrushing appointments, during which a trained professional applies an even mist to eliminate pale complexions and regrets of napping outside underneath a hammock.
Bask Tanning & Airbrushing functions not only as a popular and award-winning tanning salon but as a destination for spa-style pampering. Through the sleek, black-and-tan lobby, visitors head to rows of private rooms where airbrush technicians mist bodies from head to toe with all-natural, organic tanning solution. You'll also find a variety of UV beds. Meanwhile, aestheticians armed with products from Yonka Paris deep-cleanse skin during facials to lessen the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and lingering evidence of no-hands pie-eating contests.
Licensed aesthetician Barbara Porter graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in the Boston area in 2003. Since then, she has moved to Portland to be nearer to her family and promote healthy skin with a variety of skincare services and the help of River Organics products. Her selection of facials includes a holistic facial with shea butter, a vitamin-C antioxidant facial with a mineral-lemon exfoliant, and a mini facial for dolls. During facials, Barbara covers her clients in a warm blanket to make the experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
Located in downtown Troutdale, the intimate Creative Edge Salon has new talent: Mendy Fahey, a master stylist who specializes in precision cuts. As the personal haircutter to many working models in Portland, Mendy is known to flatter face-shapes and add dimension with physics-defying highlights. With an arsenal of all-natural, eco-friendly hair products, Mendy tends to the strands of men, women, and children, offers bridal and special event hair services, and doles out simple hair-taming advice for those who can't sleep standing up.
Helmed by the Moxie Four, Salon Moxie reinstalls pep into the step of clients with a host of indulgent services available every day of the week. Retro vibes energize the inside of the salon, where staff members oversee waxing sessions and administer five different types of facials. Staffers also perform massages, which, like dinners at Fabio’s house, occur atop heated tables within a candlelit room suffused with calming music. They keep coffee, cookies, and tea on hand to further sow the seeds of relaxation.