As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals, Trish at R&R Skin Care Studio builds healthy and glowing complexions through essential oil-infused facials and body treatments. Her studio, which shares its space with a hair salon, uses natural products that haven’t been tested on animals or antique carpets.
Working inside the confines of an old farmhouse, the aesthetician at Cara & Co. draws upon extensive training as they utilize products from top brands such as Surface, L’Oréal, and Bioelements. The reception area’s fireplace welcomes guests as they enter, encouraging deeper relaxation during facials and massages and preventing mental breakdowns when guests are confronted with numerous hair-color options. Apart from routine hair and nail upkeep, the salon offers specialized treatments for weddings and special events, utilizing an arsenal of styling tools and palettes filled with Mirabella makeup to ensure brides look as radiant as a disco ball with a bright idea.
In the salon’s reception area, staff members assist guests as they peruse house-endorsed products and boutique goods such as handbags, scarves, and jewelry. With such stylish additions in hand, patrons can re-create coiffed, stylish blowouts at home without installing wind tunnels in butler closets.
One need not look further than Chad Brewster’s certifications from the National Tanning Training Institute and Norvell University to know that he can be trusted with a spray-tan applicator. In early 2012, Chad’s search for a safe, effective alternative to UV tanning led him to open Sunnkissed, where today he specializes in applying even coats of organic, UV-free color. Complete with sleek hardwood floors, his modern studio in downtown Portland houses animal-print chairs, shelves stocked with products designed to prolong tans' duration, and tinted mirrors in which to view your skin’s new, blinding glow.
J.Kelley Salon Inc.'s scissorsmiths pamper hair, nails, and skin against a backdrop of exposed brick and light-framed mirrors. Vidal Sassoon–educated salon owner Jill Kelley and her team of stylists expertly snip women's ($45+) and men's ($20+) tresses to shape them into customized manes. Blowout sessions ($25+) leave hair glossy and straight, and cornrows ($55+/hour) cultivate symmetrical 'dos. The salon's stylists also tint eyelashes ($20) for maximum batting power and wield wax to banish unwanted hair from eyebrows, lips, and chins ($12–$15). Manicures ($18+) and pedicures ($40+) pamper hands and feet, and professional mineral-makeup applications ($45+) beautify complexions for proms, weddings, and line dancing at the DMV.
Sun Tan City's specially designed devices bathe bodies in an even, bronze glow. The tanning beds apply a delicate balance of UVA and UVB rays to create the fun-in-the-sun look, with varying session durations depending on the bed's level of intensity -- fast, faster, fastest, or instant. The VersaSpa Sunless Tanning System can provide a natural, even-tonal transformation without the use of UV rays. Standing upright in the VersaSpa booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution, which will then be combined with an anti-aging moisturizing skin treatment. Each booth is scientifically designed to provide a breathe-easy treatment and features an exhaust system to send the lingering mist out while sealing in skin's new shade. Finally, after a few minutes in the comfort air-dry system, your body will be dry to the touch.
A belief in traditional Indian ayurvedic medicine and holistic principles has helped shaped Bernadette Hawkes's worldly aesthetic approach. Her treatments incorporate various therapeutic modalities, and she uses a variety of organic salves to simultaneously nourish and beautify the skin. Her vast repertoire allows her to perform a variety of relaxing treatments, including scalp massages with specially blended oils, ear candling, personalized facials, and heartfelt croons of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Hawkes can also smooth out skin surfaces with waxing treatments. She'll cover the affected fuzzy area with high-end natural wax, uproot the offending hairs, and then immediately apply a soothing cream to minimize discomfort.