Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today’s Groupon to Free Spirit Skincare in Gresham. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a 45-minute peppermint spa-manicure package (a $35 value). The package includes:
- An herbal hand soak
- A peppermint exfoliation
- A nail filing and shaping
- A cuticle treatment
- A hand and forearm massage
- A hot, steamed towel wrap
- A base coat, polish, and topcoat
- A solar oil nail buff<p>
- For $55, you get a 90-minute aromatherapy-facial (an $85 value) and pumpkin-enzyme (a $25 value) package (a $110 total value). The package includes:
- A hydro-essential-oil cleansing
- Steam therapy
- A pumpkin-enzyme exfoliation
- A chest, neck, and face essential-oils massage
- A hydro-essential-oil mask serum
- A nutrient-rich moisturizer<p>
Owner Rene’ Halstead and Free Spirit Skincare’s team of certified aestheticians pamper hardworking hands and faces with award-winning beauty services. During the peppermint spa manicure, dedicated mitts relax in an herbal soak formulated according to an ancient recipe for finger-infused tea. After a peppermint exfoliation turns sulky skin silky, the amicable beauty therapist turns attention to nails and cuticles. A soothing hand and forearm massage with a hot-towel wrap deepens relaxation before a color of the client’s choice separates the fingers from the carrots. Skin softens and nails shimmer as an oil nail buff seals in the treatment. Customers can upgrade to a gel Shellac manicure for an additional $10–$15.
An aromatherapy facial pampers skin with soothing, irritant-free Dermalogica skincare products. Fragrant hydro essential oils cleanse skin surfaces, and soothing steam unfurrows brows while allowing clients to impersonate scenes from Gorillas in the Mist. Flagging visages resuscitate with a pumpkin-enzyme exfoliant, and skillful hands glide across chests, necks, and faces to impart subtly scented massage oil. Finally, faces merrily hydrate with a mask serum and a nutrient-rich moisturizer. Customers can add an oxygen-infusion serum to the facial for an additional $15.
Paintings and award plaques deck the red walls of the comfortable waiting area, and fresh flowers bloom alongside glass cases lined with neat rows of take-home products. Lush vines drape over homey wooden cabinets in the sitting area, where clients relax on soft white couches as they wait for their treatments.
Free Spirit Skincare
Free Spirit Skincare owner Rene' Halstead started out as a nail technician before earning a master's certification through Creative Nail Design for acrylic application. The multitalented aesthetician and her award-winning team cleanse and nourish faces using Dermalogica products and fragrant essential oils, and transform 'dos with color, cuts, and weaves. Halstead is licensed in cosmetic and body tattooing, specializing in permanent-makeup application, and—having trained at the renowned Gauntlet body-jewelry mecca in San Francisco—is certified to pierce earlobes or navels while seated atop a skirted horse. She stays ahead of industry trends with ongoing education through the International Dermal Institute and the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics.