a sugaring and skincare studio

dedicated to beautifying Portland one lady bombshell at a time.

been burned by waxing?

we have a sweeter deal:  Sugaring!

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The Portland Girl is the brainchild of Master Indie Esthetician, Anna Long, who wanted to break beyond traditional “beauty business standards” by creating a skin care and sugaring studio that was as unique as Portland itself. A studio that beautified Portland one lady bombshell at a time, while also giving back to our community and setting a high standard for how the “Skin Biz” should be done. We blend ancient beauty rituals with cutting edge skin care treatments that target NW skin (yep, we have our own regional challenges). Unlike most skincare studios that carry products that are chock-full of ingredients linked to cancer and skin irritation, we believe in only using/carrying/selling products that pass our artisanal standards. No parabens, No sulfates, No phthalates, No weird dyes or fake perfumes and no testing on our furry animals. We feel that the products you use should be super effective, but that they shouldn’t give you weird rashes, headaches and God forbid – cancer. Our mission: Give back to yourself and give back to your community. Because if you aren’t taking care of yourself, how can you take care of others? Well … are you a “Portland Girl”? Read more about our clients below

Anna at The Portland Girl


owner/esthetician/renaissance woman

I love the sun (way more than any esthetician should…), salsa dancing after a shot of tequila and convening with nature for grounding and inspiration. I’ve been an esthetician for 6 years and view each and every facial as a chance to make someones day, week or month just a little (ok, a lot) more pleasurable.

How did I get into this business? I had acne growing up and it was a big slap to my self-esteem. Everyone told me to do something different and none of them seemed to really know the root of my condition. After receiving my Master’s Degree in Social Work, I went on to study Esthetics in Illinois (750 hour training program). I quickly realized that the skin was more than skin deep and I threw myself into the study of energy work and Chinese medicine (including training in holistic nutrition and herbs).

When I’m not doing skincare + sugaring + biz-running I’m: Cuddling with my 2 dogs & my hubby, traveling the world & shamelessly sharing pics of my food! Oh, and I help talented women launch extraordinary businesses @ Electric Empire.

What kind of ‘Portland Girl’ are you? The kind that wears bright red lipstick to dress up yoga pants and sucks at gardening but loves getting her hands dirty!

Taylor Burgara at The Portland Girl
lead sugarista, esthetician
Spring is my favorite season, I love seeing the colorful flowers blooming around the city and listening to the birds chirp, and hiking/practicing yoga outdoors for grounding and serenity. I am new to the world of Esthetics but am beyond thrilled to be learning and growing in this industry and to start not only my career, but the journey my passion will take me on!
How did I get into this business?
Growing up I was always very aware of the importance of washing my face and taking care of my skin, but I had never really thought of skincare as something I would be passionate about or would pursue as a career. I had acne through my teenage years and it seemed no matter what I tried nothing seemed to work. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to really understand and realize that I had a true passion for skincare and knew it was something I wanted to pursue further.
When I’m not doing skincare + sugaring I’m:
Taking every chance I can to get outdoors, hike the local trails and breathe the fresh air. Being outdoors is very therapeutic and refreshing. I also love discovering new local coffee shops and eating delicious vegan food!
What kind of Portland girl are you?
The kind that falls in love with every dog I see, always looking to explore a new and unfamiliar part of the city, and making friends with the people I meet along the way!

Case Hawkes, Associate Sugarista/Esthetician

lead sugarista, esthetician
I was born and raised in Michigan. I have lived in Nebraska, California and I’m now a new Portland baby as of 2013 with my husband. I am a dog mom and have 3 parrots who are my everything. I absolutely love living in Portland. Being able to go outside and see mountains in my backyard will never get old. My husband and I are having so much fun running around the city, trying new foods and restaurants, meeting new people and exploring Oregon. I enrolled in full Cosmetology and when the time finally came to learn about skincare, I was hooked and loved every minute of it. I would try to spend as much time as I could in the spa, performing facials, massaging, and waxing bodies. After graduating, I stumbled upon sugaring, took a leap and enrolled in a training seminar and had so much fun learning the technique and immediately fell in love. I knew this is where I was meant to be.
When I’m not doing skincare + sugaring I’m:
Sitting on my couch with cereal watching cartoons on Netflix, taking my dog to the park, laughing with my husband, coloring/cutting my friends hair, playing video games, and singing to my parrots.
What kind of Portland girl are you?
A huge nerd. I love video games, comics, superheroes, toys, stuffed animals, cartoons, all of it. My room is covered in collectibles, posters, I’ve dressed up and gone to Comic-Con, and every month I go out with the Portland Geek Girls Brunch. I am a girl who loves makeup, bright colors, pretty dresses, tattoos, piercings, dogs, birds, flowers, rain, and much much more.

Tiffany Fajen

associate sugarista, esthetician, makeup artist
It all started when I was young. My little sister and I played dress up with our mom’s velvet dresses and very 90’s red-brown lipstick. Since then, we have had countless beauty sessions and I believe pampering ourselves strengthened the bond between us.
How did I get into this business? I’ve loved makeup since I discovered the internet beauty community in high school and purchased my first makeup palette of 50 different colors–I guess you could say I was all in. Later, I began focusing on skin care and it was so empowering. I love showing women just how gorgeous they are and seeing their eyes light up when I accentuate their natural beauty.
When I’m not doing skincare + sugaring I’m: Watching Netflix in my current favorite masque or at a coffee shop with my husband. I also enjoy blogging as a place for my ideas, recommendations, and curiosities in the beauty community.
What kind of Portland girl are you? I’m the go-to girl for product and place recommendations! I’ll tell you my thoughts on the latest beauty trends, and also the best food and drink you can find in Portland.
Artisan-Store Monday: 10am-7pm Tuesday: 10am-7pm Wednesday: 10am – 7pm Thursday: 10am – 7pm Friday: 10am – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 10am – 5pm * Please note that while we have “open hours”, we may not have anyone available at our reception desk. Please book online for up-to-date, same day scheduling!
Curious about sugaring? Watch this demo below to see what it’s all about!   Demo of Sugar Hair Removal from Jessica Daniels on Vimeo.



Natural Skin Care Products

Partly Sunny is our natural skin care line formulated specially for the Northwest woman by Susan Grace

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People, Pets & Planet

We believe in giving back – to ourselves and to our community

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Thanks so much for your interest in The Portland Girl! Drop us a note and we will get right back to you, or you can book online by clicking the link at the top of the page. We can’t wait to meet you! Phone: (971) 806-3332 Email: hello@theportlandgirl.com Location: 915 NE Oneonta, Portland, OR 97211 (Next door to Bushwhackers Cider)  

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