Fabulous hair stylist and esthetician! Both Kim (hairstylist) and Mark (esthetician) are excellent at their craft, plus both are very personable. I always feel beautiful after being pampered by them!
Professional and Relaxing. Aranda was fantastic. Kim gave me a great style that fit my look and solved some of my hair misfortunes. She was cheerful and fun to talk with and just overall very attentive. I so enjoyed the atmosphere and professionalism that I went back for a facial. My first one ever, and it was wonderful. Mark's space is very comfortable. He really knows his stuff. He answered all my questions--I got some great info on how to care for my skin. He used all natural high quality products. Very awesome--will definitely make this my salon.
Relaxing and effective. I Checked out this place after hearing about it from a girlfriend. It was Valentines Day weekend and I needed some Sally time. I called at the last minute but Sunnie was able to squeeze me in for a facial and brow wax. She sounded profesional yet genuienly nice over the phone so I was really looking forward to a comfortable visit. After takeing the time to consult with me about my skin, I recieved the Empowerment facial with the stronger exfoliation. Since I have some breakouts and blackheads Sunnie said this one helps clear everything up faster and when done regularly can cut back on breakouts by 75%. Sounded good to me. It was about 75 min. and not only was it relaxing but really effective. She did something called High Frequency at the end that kills bacteria and speeds up the healing process. Well it did, my skin was glowing and my pores looked more refined. Sunnie also massaged my feet, arms, hands and shoulders. It was awesome. She didnt talk a lot during the treatment which was great, nothing ruins a relaxing treatment like someone who wont stop talking. Needless to say I re-booked and cant wait for my next visit. Thanks Sunnie!
Best Men's Haircuts. I visit Kim at Aranda. Kim gives the best men's hair cut and style I've ever received. It is worth every dollar to see her if you want to look good. Men's haircuts can seem pretty much a commodity these days, but not at Aranda. I can tell her what I want to look like 10 months from now and she will cut and style my hair accordingly to get that look 10 months from now. Currently I'm growing my hair out which always has the potential to look bad. One visit to Kim and problem solved. I highly recommend visiting Kim because you feel like you're getting pampered. I don't do highend salon's very often, but Aranda is worth it. I received a scalp massage, prewash, cut, postwash and leave-in condition, and style, all while sipping on a delicious cup of tea. The interior is designed with a calm spa feel which makes for a very relaxing environment.
Best salon in Portland - quaint, comfortable, relaxing. Kim and Bita are great!!!! Kim has been styling my hair for over a year and couldn't be more pleased with her expertise and knowledge of what would not only work best for me, but also what would look fantastic. I couldn't be more happier!!! Thank you Kim! Aranda Salon is quiet and very comfortable, especially with cork flooring and two stations, so you really get an intimate and relaxing experience. Kim and Bita strive to make you feel 'right at home' at Aranda with tea, juice, etc. After commuting 30+miles, coming into Aranda's secret location, I immediately unwind from long days to be pampered by the best. Besides hair, Bita does 'threading' - removal of facial hair by way of cotton thread. Kim had spoken highly of Bita's threading capabilities and so I tried it out for the first time on my eyebrows, chin, around lips....absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much Bita!!! I can't wait to go back and finish with the rest of my threading treatment. I would highly recommend Aranda for all of your salon pampering needs. Kim and Bita are truely one of a kind!
Dolled up for the Big Day.
Thanks for the beautiful color and extensions Kim and Bita!
Thank you Sunnie for doing such a great job on my eyebrows it added so life to my face!
Now I will look amazing on my wedding day!
You guys are awesome!
Sunnie and Waxing. I went to Aranda Saturday for some waxing with Sunnie. It was my first time there so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was very impressed with the Salon, it is very quaint and inviting. Sunnies room is a good size, usually facial rooms are pretty small. It is decorated a very cool Asian theme, with lots of warm colors. Sunnie was really nice and made me feel comfortable right away. She has lots of different kinds of wax for different hair types which was great because I have really sensitive skin. She was quick and thorough, it was a lot less painful then previous experiences I have had. She also gave me a lot of good information about my skin that I didn't know. Also a tip, when you re-book with her she gives you 10% off your next visit. What a deal!
Great staff!. I went with a friend while she was getting her hair cut with Bita, and ending up getting a Facial. I am so glad I did, because I didnt have to wait around for my friend and I had a great experience. Even though Sunnie's room is close to the stations you can't hear noise, and she gives a great shoulder massage during the treatment. My friend and I left very happy, we will be back.
I thought I had tried every good facial out there until I found Sunnie. A friend of mine at work told me about her after she showed up that day with radiant skin. I called to schedule an appointment and was greeted warmly. Sunnie works weekday evenings until 8pm which works great for my schedule, I liked her already. When I arrived I was offered tea, which was delicious.
Sunnie was very proffesional and knowledgeable. I wanted Microdermabrasion, but after doing a skin anaylisis she pointed out the my broken capilaires would only become worse with that treatment and recommended the Epicuren classis facial. It was AWESOME! It came with shoulder, neck, arm, hand, calve and foot massage. Three masques that tighten the skin while exfoliating, what more could you want. She sent me home with a sample bag and alot more knowledge about my skin. There was no pressure to buy product, just some recommendations. Great find!
I was refered to this place by a friend. Its tucked away from the road and hence no noise from traffic. I have been to alot of salons, and rarely do I end up a repeat customer. At Aranda tho, the experience was top notch and I left wanting to come back. Bita and Kim both made me feel welcome. Thanks Bita, the cut was great and I didnt take away the attention from the bride at the wedding.
As I walked in, I noticed there were only two stations. This proved good as I was able to converse with both Bita and Kim, which made me feel welcome there. The ambiance was good also, there were no tvs and I didnt have to yell over the music to speak to Bita or Kim. As I was seated I was offered water or tea, I opted for water which was nice and cold. I then described the cut I wanted (its amazing how many places dont know what a faux hawk is) and asked her opinion (I do this to get more options) and unlike other places, Bita gave her input. As this was for a wedding, we agreed to make the cut subdued. As the cut proceeded, she often checked with me if I liked the length and corrected it where needed. I hate it when the stylist proceeds to CHOP the sideburns without asking, thus making me look like Im in elementary school again. Bita however, did not. She asked how I wanted them cut, that one small thing probobly made the difference. Like most places, Bita shampooed and conditioned. However when styling, I noticed she was using gel. I gave that stuff up in high school, but this one was different. As Bita worked it in, she placed a sample in my palm and let me feel the texture. It smelled awesome as well, scented with Myrrh extract. Once in, she let it dry and then showed me the difference... I could still work it even after dry. Normally I use pomade, but this one is top notch.
The cost also did not leave me feeling broke. And that was on top of my buying a tube of that awesome gel.
Thanks again Bita and Kim. I will certainly be back.
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