Portland >Beauty > Sugar Laboratories
1440 Ne Broadway, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.534918 -122.650622
Neighborhoods: Lloyd District
heather darling equals good skin – do i have the best skin...NO. do i have too much hair...YES. does heather darling fix these things for me...YES. she does my eyebrows perfectly every time. she gives me good products to use on my face...it is easy to see her. i walk out after seeing heather looking better than i did before....what more could a girl ask for.
Love – I love love love my Heather Darling. I have known this woman 23 years and I would trust her with my life. I know I know, we are talking waxing and facials here but really what do people see the most in life? Other peoples faces. Heather has a way about her that makes people feel special, listened to, loved and well taken care of. And this is just the FEELING you have while with her. She is always professional, but not to a fault, and her work reflects her heart. Pure Gold. I recommend her all the time to people who comment on my brows. Yup they are that good! Don't hesitate, go see her. You wont be let down.
Thank you Miss Darling.
Heather Darling – "Darling". What a suitable name for this amazing estitition . I have been around the block a few times as far as searching for the perfect place for my brows, etc. I have found a few places that were ok, but some lacked certain things here or there that i found important (a comfortable environment, consistency, a worth what i pay)... and then there was Heather. My eyebrows have never looked so good my entire life. I had basically ruined them by plucking them myself . The first time i saw Heather she made them look normal again. She showed me my problem areas of where i had plucked to much, and where i should pluck if i decide to take my brows into my own hands. Believe me, it was a process to get them to where they are right now. I continued to see her every other week (not touching them at all myself) just to make sure they would grow back properly. I still see her every two weeks just to maintain what they are..i dont dare touch them again myself :) and i trust her more than any other person i had ever seen prior.
Her room is always welcoming and comfy and her warming personality makes you feel like a million bucks. I actually get excited to get my brows and lip waxed. She only takes a few minutes, is very consistent, and she doesn't make you feel like she is in a rush to get to her next client (wich was what most other salons i had been to made me feel-it really makes you question if they are waxing to their full potential)
I will never let anyone else touch my face. Thank you for making me feel like a lady, Heather!!
Noni rocks! – Noni at Sugar Laboratories did my waxing, facial, and eyelash extensions for my wedding, and I would highly recommend her any of those services. Her waxing style is quick and painless--she has a naturally gentle touch and distracts with charming, easy-going conversation. I have a fear of overmanicured eyebrows; I prefer something that looks relatively natural but with cleaner, more defined lines. I explained this to Noni and she got the look spot-on. Now I won't go to anyone else.
On a side note: I have been going to Noni for facials for awhile and she always gives me great recommendations for at-home skincare. I have problems with my pigmentation (when I tan my freckles meld into scary sun spots) and Noni managed to completely even out my pigmentation with a facial and then recommended a mineral-based sunscreen and a hydrating gel that helps me keep the problem under control. She also found the perfect cleanser for my skin type, and when this line changed its formula (for the worse) she let me know and is on the lookout for a replacement product. It's like having a dermatologist who is ultrastylish, fun to talk to, and only recommends good-smelling natural products!
A friend of mine went to this salon 4 days before her wedding reception. She couldn't see her original stylist because it had been too long and the lady wasn't taking new clients. So she had to see the new girl. First, she told the girl what colors she wanted in her hair and the girl told her it would look terrible, so she picked new colors for her (that washed out in 5 days). Second, she told the girl what haircut she wanted and the girl said that it would make her look like a huge !*$% and cut her hair differently.
So she didn't give her what she wanted, told her she was stupid for wanting it, offended her with a politically incorrect lesbian slur and then charged her $150 for it! Are you kidding me with this?
Always impressed by Noni – I just moved back to Portland and I happy to be able to go and see Noni again, it's really hard for me to find someone I trust doing my eyebrows, they are thick and anytime anyone else who has tried to wax or style them for me, I have been unhappy with the results.
Noni uses great products, has a comfortable way about her, and really truley does the best job around.
Absolute Worst Experience of My Life – Absolute nightmare, Stay away from Chelsea. She obviously does not have good listening skills, I explained that I did not want any brassy/gold in my hair and she turned it a very brassy yellow. After four hours of trying to correct it, it just made it worst. And she had the nerve to charge me $170 for the worst hair color of my life, I left crying and am completely embaressed for how it looks. Horrible, Horrible, Horrible!!!!
Best Waxing/Facials, etc.. NONI! – So I have extrememly sensitive skin, and am also a professional performer who spends a lot of time in stage make-up. When I first started going to Noni, my skin was a wreck--somehow dry and flaky and oily at the same time. She gave me a pain-free facial that included cleansing, steaming, masks, extractions that didn't hurt and facial massage, and I have to say that my skin never returned to it's previous haggard state--Noni recommended products to me based on my lifestyle and the nature and state of my skin, and years later I still use the same stuff, and it is as effective as ever. It was very educational! My skin has been smooth and clear since that first fateful facial, and since then I have had more facials from Noni, mostly just because I like the experience, and also have gone to her for waxing, including eyebrows, which she does quickly, and they are always perfect and symmetrical, and never once have I ended up looking surprised or remotely like Edith Piaf. I have had really lame eyebrow experiences in the past and am a little afraid to go to anyone but Noni at this point! And the last treatment I received from Noni was maybe even the most fun-eyelash extensions! Took about an hour, and I have to say, I look really cute! Not in a Tammy Faye way, more like in an I don't need makeup cause nature blessed me with these kind of way. I wear contacts and these do not bother my eyes at all, and I don't need any mascara! She's also been the bridal esthetician of choice for two of my good friends who's weddings are this summer. All in all, Noni is my favorite on the entire west coast, she is great at making you feel welcome and comfortable, and is also an incredibly skilled and experienced professional. Highly recommended.
Heather Darling is the best around. – I've only had a handful of facials in my life. In places like New York, or on vacation in Europe. Although they were ok, I never knew that it could be as great as it was with Heather at Sugar. Those places would have a couple of girls just come in and kind of coldy attack my face with their tools. It felt like my whole face and nose were just abused and sore. I thought that's just what a facial was but I guess I didn't know any better. Going to see Heather is basically like getting the best facial and massage all in one. She completely cleans out my pores, does my brows and leaves me feeling like I have a whole new face-with a totally relaxing foot and head massage thrown in! People actually tell me I look "Brighter" after I've been to see her. I used to think that it was only a special occasion kind of thing and not very fun. Now it's part of my routine. Thank you Heather!
Great Salon – Tried out this salon for the first time today; a great find. Had my hair cut by Renee who did a really beautiful job with my very tricky curly hair. Renee took great care and really made time to get to know my hair and discuss what I was looking for in terms of style. I have already booked my follow up appointment.
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