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Parks McKinney at the door of the business

Whether you come to me for a facial or for waxing, you’ll receive the best care in Portland.

The atmosphere I strive to create is one that is superbly inviting; meticulously clean and professional, while still feeling welcoming and non-fussy.

A working aesthetician for 20 years.

I began my aesthetics training at the Aveda Institute in New York, graduating with honors in in 2004. I chose to take my aesthetics training at Aveda because of it’s focus on total well being (not just skin deep), it’s commitment to environmental and cultural principles, use of natural products, and respect for and exploration of varied ancient global healing modalities and traditions.

My training was broad: from skin analysis and the latest technical skills, to pressure point techniques for purification and relaxation, aromatherapy for skin type and condition, to study of the chakras (energy centers of the body). Post-graduate studies have included training at The International Dermal Institue, New York NY and studying with Lori Nestore, aka “the Wax Queen.” 

I’ve worked in spas from New York to Maine but find I do my best work within private practice.

Here I’m free to use only the products I believe in, take the time necessary to truly connect with clients, and incorporate techniques based solely on client needs. 

My waxing techniques are second to none and my facials have to be felt to be believed.

“I have become a life-long Parks client after my first visit…
I have never been more impressed with a professional aesthetician before.”
-D. Roberts