Kristi Tucker, the resident hair-removal specialist at Lady Locks Salon & Spa, helps clients stay comfortable as she rids bodies and faces of unwanted hair. She boasts three years of Brazilian waxing training, and she is a graduate of the Aveda Institute. Aside from salon services that require Kristi’s waxing prowess, Lady Locks helps clients feel beautiful with haircare, massages, facials, and nonjudgmental magic mirrors.
According to Tan Down Under, some of the darkest, boldest tans in the Portland area were nurtured inside the salon's spacious premises. The business has more than 20 different tanning beds, meaning customers rarely have to wait in line to get their tan on. The shelves are stocked with high-quality Hoss lotions designed to aid the bronzing process. For sunless tanning, there's a ProSun Omega spray tan booth, which imparts a golden glow without requiring users to come into contact with UV rays or hateful hermit crabs at the beach. Also on the premises is Beauty Factory, a full-service hair and nail salon that offers everything from cuts and coloring to perms and updos.
Driven by an innate desire to help heal those in pain and to educate, licensed massage therapist Sarah Taylor committed herself to the bodywork field. At Taylor Made Energetics, Sarah uses many different bodywork techniques to relieve a number of symptoms ranging from headaches to diminished joint range of motion and mobility.
Sarah relaxes clients as she floods bodies with warmth during hot-stone massages, which she only offers during colder months. In a tranquil setting of candles, soft lighting, and soothing music, Sarah performs the hot-stone massages with skill and dexterity, allowing clients to fully relax and enjoy the experience.
Terri Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the massage profession, doesn't mince words when it comes to her passion. "The greatest satisfaction from doing what I do is helping people," she explains. "I take great joy in having my clients come back after a few treatments saying that they have a major decrease in their pain levels as well as a high increase in their overall functionality and quality of life." Though relaxation is an undeniable perk of her bodywork treatments, her specialty is therapeutic medical massage, specifically treating injuries from automotive accidents and athletic activities, as well as chronic pain from cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other medical conditions. More thorough and specialized than therapies found in spas and salons, Terri's massages are also more effective, actually helping treat muscle-bound maladies rather than simply relieving symptoms.
At her station in Bella Salon, Michelle Schubert designs nail art that channels dexterous, detail-oriented skills that carry over from her personal hobbies of sewing and crafting. She customizes nail designs to suit her clients’ personalities and the special occasions for which they have their nails done, from weddings to ceremonial scratch-offs of winning lottery tickets. Beyond her ability to create these tiny masterpieces, Michelle also specializes in traditional manicures, pedicures, and services with Shellac polish, which resists chipping for up to two weeks.