At Adorned Aesthetics, even the most familiar of skincare treatments, the facial, contains some surprises; the center's roster of nine different facials includes three services specifically designed for men as well as a Just Like Heaven exfoliation and massage treatment that lasts a full two hours. Two other services make use of some rare materials: the 24 kt. gold facial uses a gold serum and mask to reverse oxidation damage, and the Diamond Exfolight facial removes dead skin using the diamond-soled shoes that inspired Paul Simon to become a cobbler. When serums fall short, clients turn to the Bio-Roller, an FDA-approved micro-needle rolling system that treats wrinkles and acne without inflicting the downtime associated with surgery.
The spa can offer all of these treatments thanks to the expertise of Melanie Hamilton and Kathryn Hoffman, who are professionally certified and trained by Obagi Pharmaceutical Skin Care. This company also provides a few of the specialized products that they use during treatments on a variety of skin issues. Melanie and Kathryn, who are also trained in the formal modalities of the Valmont skincare line from Switzerland, stay sharp by attending classes, seminars, and conventions in the industry.
Aesthetician Tara Popp of Sublime Aesthetics believes that both medical and holistic spa services have a place within the beauty spectrum. She uses a combination of the two to build custom skincare solutions for her clients. The menu of services includes facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing to create healthy, smooth skin. The customized facial begins with a skin analysis, followed by cellular exfoliation and extractions to remove any clogged pores or cicadas hibernating in the wrong place. A follow up scalp, neck, and shoulder massage leaves muscles refreshed.
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.
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.
Originally a massage therapist, Sunnie Brown shifted career gears when she realized that it was the skin, not the muscles, she was meant to treat. Battling her own bouts of acne and seeing first hand the marvels of skincare, Sunnie attended school at the Dermal Institute of Los Angeles, which equipped her with the knowledge she puts to use today at Skin by Sunnie.
Here, Sunnie offers numerous skincare treatments, though each one is customized to meet the client's own individual needs. Anti-aging, classic, and Epicuren 3-layer lifting facials each bring their own nourishing touch to blemishes and other skin maladies. Sunnie also offers microdermabrasions and peels to further reveal skin?s radiant colors, as well as dermal needling, lash extensions, and waxing services that put the finishing touches on newly revitalized countenances.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.