Ever collapsed in a comfortable chair after a day's work and dream of being treated like royalty - someone to massage your feet and hands and pamper you as only you deserve?
This writer found herself in that comfortable chair recently. After planning and carrying out a wedding I found myself exhausted when it was over.
A writing assignment three days later changed all that.
Dola Nails and Spa is designed for your relaxation and total well-being. While soaking up the attention in this Lake Oswego pamper palace I learned much from Dola's owner.
Dola Nails and Spa is purposely spacious. High ceilings help keep product odors to a minimum. Large mirrors and art by local artist Nho Nguyen on the walls make the salon feel even more spacious. Dola offers manicures, artificial nails, pedicures and waxing in a relaxed and sanitary environment. Both women and men are welcome.
Manicure and Artificial Nails
Clients are seated at one of Dola's nine manicure stations. The ergonomically designed stations are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. Nails are shaped and buffed. A tension-relieving moisturizing hand massage is followed by a coating of a high-end lacquer.
"It's hard to resist a manicure and polish when there are over 200 OPI and China Glaze colors to pick from," smiles Rose.
Artificial nails are available in acrylic, gel, and solar. Solar has become the most sought after artificial nail. The new product looks more natural, won't yellow and is extremely durable.
"Solar nails are all I wear now," comments longtime client Duff Minor. "They really hold up and are so natural."
Dola's pedicure includes more services than most salons offer. Clients are offered liquid refreshments as they relax in one of 12 cushioned recliner-styled stations. Each chair is fitted with a mechanism that gives a gentle back massage.
Most important to the pedicure station is the pipeless jet air system that offers clients extreme sanitary conditions.
"Our pedicure spa system is the only one on the market to be certified by the National Sanitation Foundation. California requires spas in its state to use this system."
After soaking in warm water, technicians scrub away dry skin with a fragrant solution. This treatment is followed by a deep sea-salt exfoliation and a generous application of hydrating foot cream. Cuticles are groomed and nails clipped and buffed. Both feet are dipped in warm paraffin to further smooth and soften the skin. The pedicure ends with a polish of choice.
Lake Oswego Jewelers' manager Leslie Hahn has nothing but good things to say about Dola Nails and Spa. "The people here are great; clean, meticulous and friendly. They know so much about their profession and are extremely sanitary, she comments," Hahn said.
Dola's approved spa pedicure system speaks volumes of the owner's commitment to offering clients a clean, safe and enjoyable experience.
"Sanitation is parallel to client satisfaction. Each client receives a personal nail kit that is brought back and used again. Clients can even purchase their own tools."
My experience was wonderful. I look down at my pretty painted fingernails as I tap out this story on my keyboard and remember how good it felt to be pampered and how nice I felt later. A little pampering goes a long ways.