Like weeds, hair must be removed at the roots to ensure that it doesn't grow back stronger and with a greater resolve to anchor itself around the chandelier. Keep ornery follicles in check with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Brazilian wax at LA/NY Skin located inside Prima Salon (a $55 value).
LA/NY Skin owners and experienced aestheticians Leigh and Hannah smooth southern surfaces using hard and soft waxes. A few swift swipes of hard and soft waxes pluck every last strand from its roots like a newborn Cabbage Patch doll, creating smooth skin that stays hair-free for up to six weeks.
Inside the chic, intimate space of LA/NY Skin, a chandelier hangs over a plush treatment bed as soft curtains cascade from ceiling to floor. Gray walls soothe clients like chromatic lullabies, and beaded wall art keeps eyes entertained. Covered garage parking protects clients from menacing winds and dampening rains.
Hannah hails from Los Angeles, and Leigh from New York. Together, the experienced aestheticians bring their hometowns' best cosmetic products and nearly two decades of beauty-industry experience to their Portland space, Breathe. The beauty haven surrounds clients in warm and comforting elegance. Walls drenched in mocha hues are offset by sparkly accents, including dangly beaded chandeliers and posters of Vanilla Ice. Within this softly lit oasis, the duo dispenses a range of beauty and skin services, from tanning to facials.
Using an organic and paraben-free solution, they customize airbrush tans to suit each client’s skin tone and desired level of bronze, hiding cellulite, freckles, and age spots in the process. At the makeup bar, they enhance features with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and pump up flutterers with mink lash extensions or waterproof lash dipping that lasts up to six weeks. A range of chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments rejuvenate face and body, and the team enlists both hard and soft waxes to wisp away hair from brows, bikini areas, and heads after they lose a bet.