Like an acrylic bathtub, improperly maintained skin can wind up dull, cracked, and littered with derelict rubber duckies. Flaunt fowl-free skin with today's Groupon: for $99, you get three microdermabrasion treatments at Amoré Salon and Spa (a $275 value).
The beauty mages at Amoré Salon and Spa reveal smooth, radiant complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and augment their effects with additional pampering. Microdermabrasion whisks dull, dead cells from the dermal surface to even out tone and texture, diminishing superficial sun damage, discoloration, and fine lines. After each buffing, a medical-grade PCA mask clarifies newly opened pores using a formula free of harsh additives or butter, and gentle hands massage tension from the arms and scalp.
Fresh-faced clients may return in two weeks as part of their three-part corrective regime and may maintain their glow with additional sessions every four to eight weeks. Picture windows shed light on bamboo plants growing in the earth-toned salon and offer guests views of the Pearl District as they sip complimentary beverages such as wine and tea or troll the free WiFi for oyster-shucking tips.
Amoré Salon and Spa
From their cushy styling chairs, clients of Amoré Salon and Spa can watch shoppers bustle through the upscale Pearl District outside the studio's ample, sun-soaked windows. But in here, no one is in any hurry. With careful attention, the salon's artistic, fashion-forward hairstylists create one-of-a-kind coifs that run the gamut from multicolored punk looks to timeless bobs and long styles achieved with Great Lengths hair extensions. The extensions are crafted with real, ethically sourced human hair, and attach to existing locks with bonds that expand and contract just like the wearer's natural hair or peacock-like plumage.
In the spa realm, aestheticians revamp complexions with Jan Marini facials that target severe acne, dryness, or unsanctioned games of pore whack-a-mole. Waxing specialists don’t skimp on skincare either—in addition to using gentle Cirepil wax, facial-inspired treatments for backs and bikini lines reverse blemishes and discomfort caused by ingrown hairs. Nail specialists, meanwhile, make sure their art stays intact by finishing a number of manicures and pedicures with CND Shellac lacquers, which dry under a UV light to leave a mirrorlike finish that lasts up to 14 days.
945 NW Lovejoy St.
Portland, Oregon 97209