Located in downtown Troutdale, the intimate Creative Edge Salon has new talent: Mendy Fahey, a master stylist who specializes in precision cuts. As the personal haircutter to many working models in Portland, Mendy is known to flatter face-shapes and add dimension with physics-defying highlights. With an arsenal of all-natural, eco-friendly hair products, Mendy tends to the strands of men, women, and children, offers bridal and special event hair services, and doles out simple hair-taming advice for those who can't sleep standing up.
Instead of just focusing on the physical, esthetician Tanya Khounphachansy incorporates a holistic approach to her work—one that has served her well for 17 years. Her belief that the body, mind, and spirit are intertwined and should be cared for equally is reflected in her selection of services. Within her tranquil confines, she wields natural products such as papaya enzymes and honey as she helps her clients de-stress and rejuvenate through facials and mani-pedis instead of throwing rocks at the windows of abandoned warehouses.
Sunrise Salon Tan & Spa's bronzing experts do more than just clean up after their glow-seeking clientele. The indoor tanning consultants earn their title by helping clients choose the proper bed, booth, or spray-tan session, hand-selecting options based on their skin type, desired hue, and the amount of time they're willing to dedicate to tanning. All of the spa's beds max out at 12 minutes, allowing guests to adopt a golden glow in roughly the same amount of time it takes to unlace a giant’s high-top sneaker. To complement newly shaded physiques, the salon also offers hairstyling, nail design, and facial waxing, as well as therapeutic massage to help relax bodies too busy to actually make it to the beach.
Hairstylist Jennifer Alkhouri invites clients into Salon Ambience where she transforms manes using Enjoy and Redken products. Before snipping and shading strands, Jennifer employs a thorough consultation to help her understand each client's beauty goals, their personality, and the celebrity hairstyle that frightens them the most. Clients have nothing to fear in her chair, however––to ensure customers leave happy, Jennifer stays up to date on the latest trends and techniques by attending continuing education courses.
At Chadowboxx Salon, stylists twist strands into braids or sew in weaves to create long, luscious locks. Stylists also expertly snips split ends and add all-over color or creative highlights. Sessions take place amid the salon?s bright red and mustard walls, where black wooden shelves host products from Paul Mitchell and Matrix Biolage.
Rachel Paschal’s passion for skincare shines through during every one of her facial treatments. Rather than rely on pre-fab formulas, she whips up batches of her own devising, geared toward winding back the signs of aging or restoring evenness to splotchy complexions. On top of her regular spa and anti-aging offerings, she keeps things fresh by performing specialty treatments that vary by season.