Pure Esthetics Skin Care rejuvenates skin with LED light therapy and luxurious treatments powered by Repêchage, EcoEssences, and Anesi products. In addition to hydrating the skin, facials and body wraps purify pores with ingredients such as marine botanicals, antioxidant body butters, and soothing Hungarian Wellness mud. After visiting one of the studio's seasoned waxing technicians, brows, legs, and bikini lines emerge smoother than a dolphin in silk pajamas.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
The Nines Salon's attentive technicians coax unwanted hairs from both men's and women's follicles using gentle Cirepil depilatory wax. A la carte waxing services appease sensitive skin with gentle Cirepil wax known to smooth the face, legs, arms, and vain cats for up to four to six weeks. A collection of one or three Brazilian waxes brush nether regions with a low-temperature wax before sterile instruments and rumor mills distance hairs from their roots.
Most Popular Service: Deep-tissue massage for the back, neck, and shoulders
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Do not eat or drink alcohol for at least one hour before your appointment.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
I use a totally organic, edible beeswax-based massage cream that is made locally here in Oregon.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love the sensation of feeling the muscles give and begin to completely relax and melt under my finger tips. It is the moment when the muscles begin to "melt" that I know the truly deep and effective work can begin.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People should try to look like the best version of themselves, as opposed to trying to look like an ideal.
As high-pitched needles buzzed in the background, a young April Slater traced her father's designs, stenciling with a steady hand and honing her artistic eye. Many years later—after apprenticing and working at several other parlors—Slater opened her own studio, Memento Ink. In the bright, cheerful space, Slater decorates bodies with classic and custom designs while her staff performs piercings and applies permanent makeup. Customers enjoy refreshments in the airy lobby as they browse classic tattoo designs and portfolios of original artwork. Of her studio that she makes available to host charity events, Slater has said, “I wanted everyone to feel welcomed and have the same positive experience, whether it was their first tattoo or they had a full bodysuit.” The Register-Guard suggests that “she’s been successful in doing just that.”
Nuance Skin & Massage Therapy’s technicians indulge clients in hair, skin, and massage treatments, evoking a symphony of relaxing sighs in an atmosphere of orchestrated bliss. Facial treatments reveal younger and healthier appearances using the latest in anti-aging micro current and LED light technology, and mani-pedis leave fingertips and toenails decorated in the client’s choice of polish, gel enhancements, or an intricate nail design, from colorful geometric shapes to logos representing their favorite fashion labels. Hands can also be pampered with 10-minute sessions of LED photopulsation spa treatments, which release painless LED wavelengths into the skin for softer, smoother hands that can finally ditch the bedazzled white gloves left on from the 80s.