a sugaring and skincare studio
dedicated to beautifying Portland one bombshell at a time.
We can’t wait to meet you!
BEAUTY WITH A CONSCIENCE
We believe in 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!
Our mission: Give back to yourself and give back to your community. See our current “give-back” efforts HERE.
WE BELIEVE IN
Natural Skin Care Products
Our natural skin care line is formulated in small batches right here in Portland Oregon!
No parabens. No sulfates. No phthalates. No weird dyes or fake perfumes and no testing on our furry animals!
MEET THE TEAM
About me: I was born and raised in Idaho, but moved around to Massachusetts and Seattle before settling in Portland. I’ve been here 15 years now and love what this city has to offer!
When I’m not at The Portland Girl I’m: Gardening, hanging out with my family and friends, or attempting to make music in my home studio.
What kind of ‘Portland Girl’ are you? The kind that loves any and all outdoor adventure, and is so glad to live in proximity to both the mountains and the ocean! The rainy season has been the hardest part of Portland for me to adapt to, but it’s given me an opportunity to cultivate and appreciate the coziness of my home.
esthetician / assistant manager
About Me: I grew up in the Northwest but have been chasing sunshine around the world and recently returned to my roots in Portland. A holistic approach to wellness drew me to The Portland Girl as a client, and now I’m lucky to be a part of the team!
When I’m not at the Portland Girl: Cooking plant based meals, escaping to the forest with my dog, and always dreaming about the ocean
founder / esthetician
At this time, Anna performs only the following services: Unicorn Facials, 60 minute LED or Microderm Facials, Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio Facials and Initial Acne Facials.
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 10 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, escaping Portland in the Winter and doing cool Psychic stuff over at annalongstokes.com.
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!
esthetician / team trainer / marketing
About Me: I grew up in Fort Worth Texas and moved to Portland as soon as I finished my bachelor’s degree in 2007. I met my husband here, and together we’ve built our little family. I started working at the Portland Girl in 2015 as the studio manager and then got licensed as an esthetician. I’m also a Certified Reiki Practitioner. I love helping others feel and look their best!
When you’re not at The Portland Girl, you’re… Spending time with my family, volunteering in the community, or exercising!
What kind of Portland Girl are you? I’m the kind of Portland Girl that likes trying new things and is always down for an adventure.
About Me: I originally hail from a farm in southern Ohio, but moved to Chicago when I was 18 and lived there for thirteen years. I came to Portland three years ago in search of warmer winters, new experiences, and the natural beauty that Oregon has to offer. I became interested in aesthetics after growing up with acne and trying and failing to conceal it with an inch of makeup, which led me to learning about skincare and how unique and fascinating the human body is.
When you’re not at The Portland Girl, you’re… Spending time with my husband and daughter at home with our 17 year old cat Kittytown, USA or attempting a new hike with a baby strapped to my chest. I also love reading, playing video games, and am a general fan of most fantasy/sci-fi forms of entertainment.
What kind of Portland Girl are you? The kind that is learning to be a new mom and loves a good brewery or cocktail bar, tasty restaurants, bookstores, parks, and waterfalls.
About me: I moved to Portland in 2013 from North Dakota to obtain a dance certification. In 2019, I enrolled at The Aesthetics Institute to learn more about skincare. I struggle with acne and rosacea and I wanted to learn how to best take care of my skin so I could then help others take care of their skin too.
When I’m not at The Portland Girl I’m: Making jewelry for my Etsy shop, taking a dance class, or snuggling with my cats on the couch watching old sitcoms.
What kind of ‘Portland Girl’ are you? I’m an herb garden having, rain smell loving, comic book reading,
bellydance performing, coffee drinking kind of Portland Girl who loves to sing along with Frank Sinatra.
About me: I’m a dedicated esthetician and busy mom of 3! I love helping clients feel ready for the day every day, and my goal is to make you shine and help you feel beautiful.
When I’m not at The Portland Girl I’m: You can find me adventuring outdoors, lounging in a hammock, cooking up a storm, or or hanging with my daughter Macie and twin boys, Crew & Cooper.
About me: After growing up in Washington and spending a few years in a small town in Idaho, I decided to start a new adventure in Portland. I have always had a passion for helping others. After working in the spa environment, I learned how much of a difference I could make for others as an Esthetician. I am able to educate, heal and help others feel their best, and not to mention all of the special people I get to meet!
When I’m not at The Portland Girl I’m: You’ll catch me road tripping, thrift shopping, hiking and adventuring with my best friend and now fiance! Or relaxing in our backyard with a margarita!
What kind of ‘Portland Girl’ are you? The kind that is always eager to explore a new boutique, hiking spot, beach or restaurant but will also spend the day lounging with Norah Jones in the background cuddling my cat.
About Me: I’m originally from Southern California, but moving to Oregon was perfect to maintain our beach loving days and mountain adventures. My husband and I fell in love with Portland on our first visit and a few years later, we decided to make this home! What we love most about it is that it’s a city built within nature! I’m so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and not only that, but to also work in a beautiful place, The Portland Girl! I was drawn to The Portland Girl by their informative approach to not only their team members, but their guests as well. The owner, Anna and every single team member is so helpful and supportive. It’s great to be in a workplace filled with amazing women!
When I’m not at the Portland Girl: You can find me on a hike, especially ones that lead to waterfalls. Exploring breweries, attempting to improve my cooking, and let’s be completely honest, catching up on all the reality TV shows!
About me: I am an Oregon Native. What drew me to TPG is their philosophy of when you give unto yourself you give back to your community. I’m embracing the use of their take on ancient rituals with that cutting edge in the beauty world. I got into the beauty industry because I wanted to help others embrace the skin they are in. No matter where they are their skin journey. As I have struggled with it and that finally pushed me to start doing the work for myself.
When I’m not at The Portland Girl I’m: When I am not at TPG, I’m usually hanging out with my family (2 boys and husband), attending their sporting events. Exploring new recipes and cooking for my family. Picking up new fiction and self help books. Watching movies. This year I got into gardening and I’m loving it.
What kind of ‘Portland Girl’ are you? I am definitely exploring the amazing trails the PNW has to offer, I enjoy finding new food cart pods, breweries, wineries. I enjoy Thrifting and attending Portland Timbers or Portland Trailblazer Games.
guest services associate / social media
About Me: I grew up in Northern California, near Lake Tahoe, and then moved down to San Luis Obispo for a few years. After a short while, I missed the trees, so I made my way up here, and I am loving it! My experimental makeup journey began when I was about 12, and ever since then, it has been my passion. I love how fluid and inclusive the beauty industry is, and how there are always new and exciting products being discovered. I also love how really anyone and everyone can find their place in this industry due to its versatility and ever-changing boundaries.
When I’m not at the Portland Girl: When I am not studying, I am usually found hanging out with my plants, or out buying new plant friends! My three favorite things in this world are my cats, my plants, and my partner so I spend as much time around them as I can. During the summer, I do switch it up a little and spend a ton of time at the river or the lake, either rafting or swimming. I also love going out with friends, whether it be to a new bar, to the beach, or on another adventure!
guest services associate
About Me: I’m a California girl born and raised but always wanted to move to Oregon. Since I was younger I have always been so interested about skin care and beauty. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to join The Portland Girl family!
When I’m not at the Portland Girl: Hanging out with my boyfriend or taking our dog on fun adventures. I enjoy just getting some time to spend outdoors!! When I’m feeling like more of a homebody you can find me binge watching The Vampire Diaries.
guest services associate
About Me: Originally born in Austin, then grew up as a child in San Antonio before spending my teenage into young adult years in Seattle. Spent a couple years traveling around Central & South America & then relocated to Portland early on in 2020 in to pursue continuing my education in Social Work and Public Policy reform. I’ve always had a strong focus on skincare and love learning about the most natural ways to care for my earth suit.
When I’m not at the Portland Girl: Either with my kitties or spending time aimlessly wandering around town or in nature to find new magical spots to appreciate.
staff pics by Shelby Brakken and The Portland Girl Staff
PHONE: (971) 330-1234
Monday- Friday 8:30am-8:30pm
WATCH OUR VIDEO
Sugaring is an ancient hair removal method involving an all-natural mixture of sugar, water, and lemon that is applied to the skin and “flicked” off in the direction of the hair growth, leaving the skin perfectly smooth and hairless.
My staff, my clients, and I love this method because it’s all-natural, safer than waxing, less painful than waxing (though not always painLESS, not gonna lie), and over time, can lead to permanently hairless skin. Whaaaaat?
It’s true! Sugaring is able to remove shorter hairs than waxing can. This means we’re able to catch those buggers earlier in the growth phase and strip the follicle of its root sheath. Over time, the entire root sheath will die and the hair will stop growing back.
Here’s how to get the best results with sugaring.read more
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news (especially after 2020), but chronic stress can wreak havoc on your skin. Unfortunately, we will all go through times of stress in our lives, so it’s important to learn how to care for your skin when you’re stressed!
Here’s a rundown of what stress can do to your skin and how you can minimize damage during stressful, hectic times.read more
The Portland Girl - Southeast
Portland, OR 97214
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Phone: (971) 330-1234
Location: 646 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214