November 7, 2018
We saw plenty of ground-breaking nail and hair trends in 2018! Learn how our Hair Design program can take your passion for beauty to a new level.
December 1, 2017
Life can get crazy. It’s important to slow down and take some time to relax every once in awhile. What better way to do that than a spa day? You can use that time to unwind, destress, and beautify! Here’s a few suggestions for your next spa day:
November 20, 2017
With the fall and winter seasons come fun times and great holidays. These months bring a variety of celebrations for a diverse amount of people. There’s something to look forward to in the coming weeks and months for everyone!
July 5, 2013
After months of cold, rainy, grey weather, it is finally summer in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining and temperatures are rising. We’ve already endured our first heat wave of the season.
With all this warm weather, we’re shifting into shorts, sundresses, and sandals for the next few months. And while we’re ready for the change, our feet may not be. Get your tootsies ready for summer with a skin-smoothing, professional gel pedicure. Here are three reasons why gel pedis are the way to go for sandal season.
Long-lasting look: Just like with a gel manicure, gel pedicures are the longest lasting type of treatment for your toes. Baked on with UV light, the gel …
July 5, 2012
FINALLY, warm and sunny days are here, but beware that all that fun in the sun can wreak havoc with the nails on your hands and feet.
March 5, 2012
A handful of women from Portland nonprofit Black Parent Initiative got complimentary manicures and pedicures at Phagans for Valentine’s Day. The goal of Black Parent Initiative is to inspire and mobilize African American parents to ensure their children achieve educational excellence. The provide a number of in-home, mentorship and parenting classes to help achieve their mission. If you’d like to know more about this great community organization, visit the BPI website.
January 27, 2012
Feeling stressed out? Anxious? Ill at ease? Happiness could be just at arm’s length.
A study by the University of Virginia psychologist, Dr. James Coan, showed that holding hands can make you feel more relaxed and happy by actually reducing activity in the stress response area of the brain.
In the experiment, Dr. Coan administered a mild electric shock to a group of women and measured their brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He repeated the test twice more, once when the women were holding a stranger’s hand and again when holding their husbands’ hand. In both cases when holding hands, the activity in the area of the women’s brain related …
November 2, 2011
The recent nail art competition at Phagans inspired students at both the Clackamas and Lloyd locations to amp up their creativity and execution. Although the competition was fierce, we selected two winners whose efforts showed true excellence. And the winners are:
Valerie Etzel – Valerie started in April in the daytime nail program, but quickly added esthetics as well. She entered the competition because she loves expressing her creativity through nail art. She plans to focus on nails professionally once she completes the program this fall.
Francisca Serrano – Francisca, a night student at the Lloyd Center location, is working on the full course program and looking forward to graduating next spring. Her love for doing nails and facials is what spurred her to enter the nail …
October 3, 2011
Nicely groomed nails are one of the best accessories in a girl’s closet. With new trends in nail color and nail art, it is easy to choose a fingertip expression that highlights your personal style and adds that something special to your look.
But when nail polish chips, peels, or smudges, it can ruin your overall appearance. Like a run in your pantyhose (thank goodness we don’t wear those anymore) or lipstick on your teeth, a messy manicure can become the focus of attention for all the wrong reasons.
If you’re tired of spending time at the salon having your nails done only to see chipping and cracking a few days later, a gel manicure may …
September 29, 2011
When you think October, most people generally think of the orange and black of Halloween. But this month we’re all going to be green with envy since Opi’s Nail Envy line is our product spotlight of the month.
Based out of Hollywood, California, Opi is right at home amongst the movie stars since they are a star in the world of fashion nails. Founded in 1981, Opi’s founder and CEO George Schaeffer was originally developing a lacquer that would help teeth maintain their bright white color. While the long-lasting lacquer didn’t work well on teeth, Schaeffer discovered that it took color well, resisted chipping and worked perfectly on nails. And thus, the Opi empire was born. Now, 30 years and more than 200 colors later, …