Stylist Paula Miller has more than 15 years of hairstyling experience, which she puts to use cutting, conditioning, and coloring hair from a bright and airy booth inside Willamette Hair Studios. She also adds volume and texture to locks with updos and perms. Paula uses Vivitone, Colure True Color Care, Joico, and ISO haircare products, among others.
Although Sarah Bent spent 13 years as a high-school English/ESL teacher, she recently decided to return to her first passion: cosmetology. Inside Liberty Street Hair and Nail Studio's homey salon, Sarah beautifies clients with hair and nail care. Men, women, and kids alike can get a new style or trim, and she also updates locks with full color or touchups. She also performs mani-pedis and waxes brows and lips to perfection.
Framed by a bold façade of magenta and eggshell white , Le Pink Boutique’s store windows draw in visitors with their extravagant displays of chic, seasonal clothing, swimwear, and jewelry. Like the mesmerizing courtship dance of the lophorina superba, the bustling shop’s exotic decor fascinates passersby with a flurry of feathers and color. Chandeliers cast showers of light through crystal prisms upon walls striped in pink and cream, an antique golden loveseat, and jungles of slender candles and snaky black feather boas. Nestled among the mirrors with gilded frames and strewn-about roses, chunky jewelry and twirly summer dresses hint at adorable outfits to come, and mannequins flaunt saucy lingerie ensembles.
For Mikayla Raynak, Cat's Meow isn't just a workplace—it's her home away from home. The nail salon was started nearly 30 years ago by her mother and her two aunts, so she grew up admiring their ability to make clients feel at home with their conversational nature and lovingly performed treatments. As an adult, Mikayla has become certified as both a stylist and waxer, and she now beautifies clients of her own with cuts, color treatments, and body waxes. Working with both women and men, Mikayla specializes in using professional-grade products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Tigi.
A lash specialist at Salon 554, Noa Sanchez offers Xtreme Lashes extensions that can add length and thickness to eyelashes. Noa applies the waterproof extensions individually to each lash, creating looks with service titles that pay homage to Hollywood actresses. Options such as Audrey Hepburn lashes add 30–45 lashes per eye, whereas 45–70 lashes reference Marilyn Monroe.
The Big Funky Hair Salon welcomes clients with vintage furniture and a homey, residential vibe. Stylists use these quirky accents as their muse when crafting custom cuts and colors to fit each individual's features. A team of skincare pros works alongside them, cleansing complexions with facials and waxing away unwanted hair from upper lips, bikini zones, and legs. Meanwhile, nail techs pamper hands and feet with relaxing mani-pedis and decorate nails with custom designs that include ribbons, feathers, and whimsical renderings of social-security numbers.