Where to freshen up after working out in the Pearl District
Once upon a time, 12-year-old Lucy Bunte dreamed of opening a salon. But, when she later became a single mom, her vision was detoured. After 30 years of being a stylist, she has finally opened the doors of Lousallas Salon, a serene sanctuary that serves wine, uses Aveda products, and offers everything keratin smoothing treatments to wedding do-ups. “It’s all about pampering, from the time our clients enter until the moment they leave,” says Bunte.
906 NW Irving St // 971-288-5904 // lousallas.com
Adore Day Spa
This is the place to get gel nails in the Pearl. But don’t overlook the hot-stone pedicure and paraffin treatments. An added benefit? Good juju. The business donates a portion of profits to charity.
1023 NW 11th Ave // 503-222-1255 // adoredayspa.net
Echo Natural beauty
Custom facial with LED light therapy and foot reflexology? Yes, please. Finish up with a makeover? Swoon. Echo Natural Beauty carries only natural, synthetic-free, plant-based products. Sustainability is at the forefront of their mission.
909 NW Everett St // 503-805-4074 // echonaturalbeauty.com
Hair M|W began as a men’s salon (Hair M), distinguishing itself with microbrews on tap, comfy leather barber chairs, scalp massages, and hot-towel shaves. Before long, women wanted in on the luxe vibe. Thus evolved Hair M|W.
1015 NW Lovejoy St // 503-715-2884 // hairm-w.com
This chic waxing hub doesn’t “beat around the bush,” as they say. Get a “manzilian” or eyebrow makeover from one of their uber-professional waxologists, and in a jiffy.
937 NW Glisan St // 503-208-2673 // lunchboxwax.com
Owner and master stylist Roshan Tayefemohajer earned her cred with MTV’s Real World and the Billboard Music Awards. Technical prowess and professionalism are her hallmarks. She’ll extend your lashes or dye your hair the prettiest blue.
736 NW 11th Ave // 503-224-8711 // glowboutiquesalon.com
– Ellie Thalheimer | Photo by Michelle Mitchell