No offense to this gorgeous city that I go to college in (Eugene, Oregon), but it’s not a great place to get beauty treatments done. I think that most University of Oregon ladies can attest to the fact that practically every salon here overcharges and does a crumby job.
But after four years of college, Ive finally discovered a few places worth going in Eugene. As Im about to graduate and depart from this fine city, I want to leave those of you who plan on sticking around with a short list of local beauty recommendations.
City Nails and Spa
440 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97401
Takes walk-ins and appointments.
Highlights – City Nails and Spa:
+Does a fantastic French manicure for, I believe, $17. I got my nails done four days ago and Im yet to see a single chip. Everyone keeps asking me if theyre real. Yes, my nails are 100% natural. This salon just did such a great job that they look acrylics.
+Friendly staff. You can tell that all the employees actually enjoy working there, which I think is pretty cool.
609 E 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Call ahead and MAKE SURE you ask for Norene! (She doesnt work Wednesdays.)
Highlights – Hair Masters:
+Cheap waxing! Eyebrow waxes are around $10 and Brazilians are around $50.
+Norene is the best thing about this place. Shes a total sweetheart and does a great job. Over the years that I’ve been seeing her, shes become more than my waxer, shes my friend. And she’s the only person I trust to do my waxing at Hair Masters.
Alright, Ill admit it I tan every so often. But Im really, really trying to stop completely! As Im sure you all know, its absolutely horrible for you. But if Im going to go tanning, I make sure I go to a place that has high quality beds so that I can go for less time and absorb fewer harmful rays. Sunsational Tanning is the best place Ive found in Eugene.
450 Coburg Road
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Takes walk-ins and appointments, but it gets busy so you probably want to call ahead.
Highlights – Sunsational Tanning:
+The stand-up bed! Youre guaranteed to get color, but Ive never gotten burnt from it.
+ When you buy a tan or a package, youre really buying minutes. So, if youre pale like me, you can get two tans out of a 12-minute single stand-up bed purchase.
+Attractive and clean facility.
+Walking distance from City Nails and Spa (and Chipotle! ?)
For Spray Tanning:
A MUCH healthier way to get a summer glow!
Color of Beauty Tanning Salon
36 East 17th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Call ahead to make an appointment!
Highlights – Color of Beauty:
+The Versa Spa treatment at Color of Beauty gives an incredibly natural, non-streaky, non-orange glow. Ive been getting spray tans for years (since my sophomore year of high school) and the Versa Spa is by far my favorite.
+It has a hilariously cheesy picture to promote it on the website! I just have to post this:
+Color of Beauty is doing a Versa Spa package for the month of May! Get a free spray tan with the purchase of any spray tan package. Ask about this deal at the register.
Ive gotten my hair done at a million different places in Eugene. Sadly, I dont recommend any of them. Take a day trip out of Eugene and go to Magnum Opus in Portland if you want someone to do a good job on your hair.