As you may know from reading my blog, I have been a huge advocate for skin care and beauty. “Take care of yourself not because you are lacking, but because you are worth it!” It has been a passion of mine to help others discover their inner beauty as I am learning to find my own. Being a Portland girl myself, I was honored to have the opportunity to visit The Portland Girl, a quaint yet oh-so-knowledgeable sugaring and skincare studio in NE Portland. (Take 1:37 to watch their video here!)
First of all, for opening in April this place is well-established. Fantastic reviews on Yelp already and for many reasons! Here are mine:
1) Amazing services. Ashley (who was taking care of me during my visit) taught me the ways of “sugaring” which is 10x better than waxing. I got my brows shaped and the sugar didn’t irritate my skin like wax typically does because it only gets as hot as body temperature. This really lowers the chance of those painful welts, which is a major plus in my book.
People, there is hope: total relaxation is totally a thing and I discovered it yesterday during my Glow Bomb facial. I’m pretty sure I was juuuust about to fall asleep the whole time. Which is good because I got to enjoy it fully and also be in a state of total relaxation. And as a bonus with your facial, they give you a leg and foot massage, and aromatherapy.
2) Stylish and relaxing atmosphere. I wish I could say that I don’t just books by their cover, but I really do. If you’re like me and know whether you’re going to like the service or not as soon as you walk into the place, you won’t be disappointed with the decor of this cute little studio. There are raw wood details and a clean display of local beauty products.They also have female empowering magazines like Darling and they will serve you a refreshing mimosa! AND their logo is an umbrella–how cute is that?!
FOR THOSE SENSITIVE TO SMELLS (Scentsitivity? Wow I’m good.)– This place has a delicate, smooth aroma and nothing that is “punchy” or “zappy” if you know what I mean. So I am almost 100% sure that you won’t get a headache at all by being there. It’s soothing and calming. You can choose your aromatherapy and tell them which scents you are sensitive to. :)
3) Ultra friendly. From the first interaction with Anna, the co-owner, to the final “have a wonderful day” I felt like I was hanging with a stylish and savvy group of older sisters. I felt taken care of and I felt like I really mattered to them by being there that day.
I left the place with my face beaming (not in a greasy way) and feeling great. You should totally go stop in because those ladies are doing wonderful things!