The Beauty Parlor helps patients feel refreshed and youthful from top to toe, with skilled nail techs, massage therapists, aestheticians, and a stylist at the ready each day. A row of private suites beckon to visitors for relaxing and revitalizing treatments, as beauticians snip away split ends, thread unwanted follicles, file nails, and rub away complicated nautical knots from muscles.
Threading specialist Tara Lee sets her follicle-eradicating gaze on brows, sideburns, necks, and cheeks using a traditional hair-removal technique that has been practiced for hundreds of years. In sessions lasting about 30 minutes, she works a twisted cotton thread across bristly areas to whisk away unwanted hairs and save clients from the discomfort and wasted candles associated with traditional waxing. Customers may opt for a one-time treatment, or they can choose three-month membership packages that include an unlimited number of visits.
The beauticians at Silk & Stone connect East and West with a repertoire of Middle Eastern–inspired spa services, products, and workshops that beautify and illuminate members of each culture. Silk & Stone’s resident henna artist develops a lengthy list of retail products, from botanical-based haircare blended with Pakistani, Persian, and Indian recipes to aromatherapy oils. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians perform services including an Ayurvedic facial with complimentary footbath or threading, which allows a technician to accurately pluck facial, hand, and finger hairs from any skin type with imported antibacterial cotton thread. The cultural tradition of henna is brought into sharp focus as artists use the powder to naturally dye the hair, create intricate designs on brides for their wedding day, or teach students tips and tricks for applying the dye to hands, feet, or their invisible friend’s forearm.
The licensed aestheticians at Oregon Cosmetic Laser power most of their cosmetic treatments with elos technology?a one-two punch of laser energy and radio frequency. That combination helps the Syneron laser remove hair and virtually erase skin blemishes or spider veins. It even makes it possible for the VelaShape device to nearly eliminate cellulite, turning it into ethanol. For slightly less space-age palliatives, the med spa trots out ReFirme and triniti skin-tightening treatments, Botox injections, and microdermabrasions, all of which are performed under the medical direction of Dr. Jason Hong.
Medical director and physician Dr. Stephanie Durham, MD, ND leads a team of beauty experts?including a licensed cosmetologist and naturopathic doctor?in enhancing clients' appearances with noninvasive treatments. Pulling from a diverse collection of lasers, including the Cutera and Titan systems, techs clear unwanted hair or wrinkles, and help tighten the skin. Medical aestheticians customize facials and peels to treat specific skin troubles and gently knead muscles to evict stress. The spa's decor fosters feelings of calm with warm colors, flickering candles, and comfy leather seats.