Acorn Organica Esthetics

★★★★★
Put your best face forward . . . Organically!
  • 4110 Se Hawthorne Blvd Second Floor Loft

    Portland, OR 97214

    Cross street: 41st & Hawthorne

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  • 503-228-1976

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Love it! Delightful.

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Love it! Delightful.

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My husband and I were visiting family in Portland and I wanted to get pampered. I came across this business before we arrived but didn't think I could get an appointment while I was in town but the owner called me in Minnesota and had a

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My husband and I were visiting family in Portland and I wanted to get pampered. I came across this business before we arrived but didn't think I could get an appointment while I was in town but the owner called me in Minnesota and had a

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I guess I?m old school. I believe that caring for your skin now is more important then saving for face lifts and line fillers. In Los Angeles, I was a regular at Georgette Klinger. A facial at least every three months, always cleansing twice a day and using moisturizers. Moving to Portland, I searched for a new esthetician. Some were ok, some very ?well, not what I was looking for. What a gem I have found at Acorn Organics! Marie is great and very knowledgeable. I love the results. My face is bright again. I researched the product lines she carries on line before I saw her and had an idea of my options and discussed them with her. I Love the line I chose.

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I guess I?m old school. I believe that caring for your skin now is more important then saving for face lifts and line fillers. In Los Angeles, I was a regular at Georgette Klinger. A facial at least every three months, always cleansing twice a day and using moisturizers. Moving to Portland, I searched for a new esthetician. Some were ok, some very ?well, not what I was looking for. What a gem I have found at Acorn Organics! Marie is great and very knowledgeable. I love the results. My face is bright again. I researched the product lines she carries on line before I saw her and had an idea of my options and discussed them with her. I Love the line I chose.

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Having gone to many, many high-end spas in Europe and the states, I feel comfortable saying that Marie is among the top 2 estheticians I have ever seen (canyon ranch is the only other one which didn't leave me broken out and/or experiencing irritation). She is also amazing at eyebrow waxing--I've had several people comment on how perfect they are. I've been going to Acorn for several years now, and am sooo bummed that I'm moving to the east coast--if I could afford it, I'd bring her with me! :)

I prefer the clinical and utilitarian above the 'therapeutic/spa' aspects of a facial, and have found her to be great and thorough with extractions, while leaving your skin glowing and with little of the characteristic redness following many facials (the experience is therapeutic as well, it manages the perfect medium). I've had dates and photoshoots after, no problem--just comments on great skin.. my experience here has definitely trumped those with other top-rated PDX spas, where the emphasis has been more on the trappings than substance. I also appreciate that most of her products are natural or organic--and so does my skin. I'm glad I read that citysearch review which first convinced me to go here, when my other experiences had been so disappointing.

As an aside, I've never felt my presence unwelcome or that she was aloof.

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★★★★★

Having gone to many, many high-end spas in Europe and the states, I feel comfortable saying that Marie is among the top 2 estheticians I have ever seen (canyon ranch is the only other one which didn't leave me broken out and/or experiencing irritation). She is also amazing at eyebrow waxing--I've had several people comment on how perfect they are. I've been going to Acorn for several years now, and am sooo bummed that I'm moving to the east coast--if I could afford it, I'd bring her with me! :)

I prefer the clinical and utilitarian above the 'therapeutic/spa' aspects of a facial, and have found her to be great and thorough with extractions, while leaving your skin glowing and with little of the characteristic redness following many facials (the experience is therapeutic as well, it manages the perfect medium). I've had dates and photoshoots after, no problem--just comments on great skin.. my experience here has definitely trumped those with other top-rated PDX spas, where the emphasis has been more on the trappings than substance. I also appreciate that most of her products are natural or organic--and so does my skin. I'm glad I read that citysearch review which first convinced me to go here, when my other experiences had been so disappointing.

As an aside, I've never felt my presence unwelcome or that she was aloof.

Pros: highly skilled, natural/organic products, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: cost (not able to get them as frequently)

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She put me totally at ease during the waxing appointment. I've had a few other bikini and leg waxes but she worked very quickly and it was finished in no time. Her technique is excellent and she was very nice. I highly recommend.

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★★★★★

She put me totally at ease during the waxing appointment. I've had a few other bikini and leg waxes but she worked very quickly and it was finished in no time. Her technique is excellent and she was very nice. I highly recommend.

Pros: skill, value

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Just found this place today. I am helping a friend plan her wedding. We have both been stressed. Today, while we were out, she shocked me with a facial! Yeah! This place was really nice and the facial was one of the best I have ever had! IF I am every back in the area I plan on stopping by again! I can't help it! I am a facial junky!

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★★★★★

Just found this place today. I am helping a friend plan her wedding. We have both been stressed. Today, while we were out, she shocked me with a facial! Yeah! This place was really nice and the facial was one of the best I have ever had! IF I am every back in the area I plan on stopping by again! I can't help it! I am a facial junky!

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I didn't find her to be very friendly. The only time she smiled was as she took my money. For how expensive she is, better waxing can be found elsewhere.

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I didn't find her to be very friendly. The only time she smiled was as she took my money. For how expensive she is, better waxing can be found elsewhere.

Pros: On time

Cons: Expensive, Chilly response

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Owner MarieSwan Black is indeed the Gem of the Pearl... at her spa facility conveniently located in Northwest Portland (with plenty of parking, which is a rare find!), you can indulge in a luxurious facial or an extremely therapeutic massage. You'll want to return again and again!

PROS: Great product lines, extensive knowledge, beautiful space !
CONS: Absolutely Nothing !

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Owner MarieSwan Black is indeed the Gem of the Pearl... at her spa facility conveniently located in Northwest Portland (with plenty of parking, which is a rare find!), you can indulge in a luxurious facial or an extremely therapeutic massage. You'll want to return again and again!

PROS: Great product lines, extensive knowledge, beautiful space !
CONS: Absolutely Nothing !

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I have been a regular at Acorn Body Care for three years now. After several auto accidents resulting in years of back pain, I had seen numerous massageand physical therapists. Out of all of them, Marie (Owner) is by far the most knowledgeable and skilled I've seen. Not only does she give great massages, but she really went out of her way to educate me about my body. She helped me with stretches and exercises, and even gave me a book on back pain to borrow. Marie has very high standards and takes pride in her business and it shows!

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I have been a regular at Acorn Body Care for three years now. After several auto accidents resulting in years of back pain, I had seen numerous massageand physical therapists. Out of all of them, Marie (Owner) is by far the most knowledgeable and skilled I've seen. Not only does she give great massages, but she really went out of her way to educate me about my body. She helped me with stretches and exercises, and even gave me a book on back pain to borrow. Marie has very high standards and takes pride in her business and it shows!

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I know when I go to Marie for a skin treatment or massage she delivers 110% value. She uses top of the line products and is committed to being as knowlegeable and up to date on new products, treatments and techniques as possible. I always look forward to my appointment and I know I'm getting Portland's best.

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★★★★★

I know when I go to Marie for a skin treatment or massage she delivers 110% value. She uses top of the line products and is committed to being as knowlegeable and up to date on new products, treatments and techniques as possible. I always look forward to my appointment and I know I'm getting Portland's best.

Pros: relaxing & aromatic

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I have been a client of Marie for several years. I keep coming back because she gives the best facial in town. I have had facials at other day spas before I went to Acorn and there is quite a difference. The calm atmosphere, attention to detail and professionalism really sets Acorn Body Care apart. Marie is trained in massage and aesthetics and is just so knowledgeable that I learn something every time I am there. I have recommended her services to all of my friends.

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★★★★★

I have been a client of Marie for several years. I keep coming back because she gives the best facial in town. I have had facials at other day spas before I went to Acorn and there is quite a difference. The calm atmosphere, attention to detail and professionalism really sets Acorn Body Care apart. Marie is trained in massage and aesthetics and is just so knowledgeable that I learn something every time I am there. I have recommended her services to all of my friends.

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I have been a long time believer in the benefits of a good facial and found the best one in Portland at Acorn Body Care. Marie uses only the best products and techniques. My skin has never been more healthy. Thanks Marie for such great service!

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I have been a long time believer in the benefits of a good facial and found the best one in Portland at Acorn Body Care. Marie uses only the best products and techniques. My skin has never been more healthy. Thanks Marie for such great service!

Pros: wonderful atmosphere, very relaxing, great results

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I've been going to Marie for years, once a month for a relaxing massage. She's a miracle worker! You don't even have to tell her what hurts when you come in; she finds each and every spot and works them gently away. She's very knowledgable, gentle and professional. The facilities are very clean and the atmosphere very relaxing! I look forward to every visit! It's made such a difference in my life! Thank you, Marie! I can only say that the other folks that left bad reviews obviously didn't see Marie! Give her a try and she'll make a believer out of you!

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I've been going to Marie for years, once a month for a relaxing massage. She's a miracle worker! You don't even have to tell her what hurts when you come in; she finds each and every spot and works them gently away. She's very knowledgable, gentle and professional. The facilities are very clean and the atmosphere very relaxing! I look forward to every visit! It's made such a difference in my life! Thank you, Marie! I can only say that the other folks that left bad reviews obviously didn't see Marie! Give her a try and she'll make a believer out of you!

Pros: Skilled , Professional, Friendly

Cons: None

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As a client of Acorn Body Care for over 5 years, I have come to rely on my monthly massages for mental stress relief and muscle relief! The environment is soothing and comfortable. I always leave feeling much more relaxed and calm than when I came in. I've also enjoyed facials that have made my skin glow and I love the Pevonia moisturize cream to keep it looking great. Marie's expertise, versatility and warm spirit keep me coming back for more!

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As a client of Acorn Body Care for over 5 years, I have come to rely on my monthly massages for mental stress relief and muscle relief! The environment is soothing and comfortable. I always leave feeling much more relaxed and calm than when I came in. I've also enjoyed facials that have made my skin glow and I love the Pevonia moisturize cream to keep it looking great. Marie's expertise, versatility and warm spirit keep me coming back for more!

Pros: environment, expertise, great products

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Having recently been injured I looked into several massage therapists around town. Marie is very attentive to my needs and gentle. She seems to really know her way around the human body and definitely knows where my "spots" are hiding! She has helped me regain range of motion in my neck.

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Having recently been injured I looked into several massage therapists around town. Marie is very attentive to my needs and gentle. She seems to really know her way around the human body and definitely knows where my "spots" are hiding! She has helped me regain range of motion in my neck.

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I've had many facials all over the country, many felt great but didn't do much for my skin. I found that the esthetician at Acorn Body Care knew a lot about skin and approached the facial in the manner I prefer, which is with plenty of extractions and a soothing mask after. I have problem/combination skin and she explained what she was doing and gave me some applicable pointers without overdoing it. When I get a facial I like to think I'm paying for more than somebody rubbing my face for an hour. I found my money was well spent here.

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I've had many facials all over the country, many felt great but didn't do much for my skin. I found that the esthetician at Acorn Body Care knew a lot about skin and approached the facial in the manner I prefer, which is with plenty of extractions and a soothing mask after. I have problem/combination skin and she explained what she was doing and gave me some applicable pointers without overdoing it. When I get a facial I like to think I'm paying for more than somebody rubbing my face for an hour. I found my money was well spent here.

Pros: good value, good results, relaxing treatment

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Having recieved many facials, I was most disapointed in my facial at Acorn Body Care. I felt the facial was very clinical and agressive. I also didn't like that my facial tecnician left the room several times during my treatment. Overall it was quite disapointing and over priced.

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Having recieved many facials, I was most disapointed in my facial at Acorn Body Care. I felt the facial was very clinical and agressive. I also didn't like that my facial tecnician left the room several times during my treatment. Overall it was quite disapointing and over priced.

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My husband bought me a gift certificate for a massage and facial. I have neck problems due to an old injury so I tend to get a bit nervous when I get massages from new therapists. Apprehension dissappeared about twenty minutes into the massage when I finally relaxed. The therapist was gentle and asked a lot of questions at first. It's been over two weeks now and I still feel like the massage helped me like almost nothing else in eight years.

As for the facial, WOW! What an experience--hard to put into words. I had the level 3 with eye treatment. I wouldn't recommend the eye treatment for a claustrophobic person, but it felt so good and the results again lasted longer than expected. The extractions hurt, but not like some facials I've had. The best part was that I didn't leave all red and blotchy.

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My husband bought me a gift certificate for a massage and facial. I have neck problems due to an old injury so I tend to get a bit nervous when I get massages from new therapists. Apprehension dissappeared about twenty minutes into the massage when I finally relaxed. The therapist was gentle and asked a lot of questions at first. It's been over two weeks now and I still feel like the massage helped me like almost nothing else in eight years.

As for the facial, WOW! What an experience--hard to put into words. I had the level 3 with eye treatment. I wouldn't recommend the eye treatment for a claustrophobic person, but it felt so good and the results again lasted longer than expected. The extractions hurt, but not like some facials I've had. The best part was that I didn't leave all red and blotchy.

Pros: Friendly, Knowledgeable, parking okay

Cons: none

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Acorn Body Care is a pleasure to visit...I appreciate the serene atmosphere provided...I've been to day spas where the hectic pace put me into an anxious mood before my treatment...the Acorn staff put me well at ease and the knowledge of their products and services made me very comfortable. I highly recommend Acorn Body Care.

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★★★★★

Acorn Body Care is a pleasure to visit...I appreciate the serene atmosphere provided...I've been to day spas where the hectic pace put me into an anxious mood before my treatment...the Acorn staff put me well at ease and the knowledge of their products and services made me very comfortable. I highly recommend Acorn Body Care.

Pros: Parking, Value for price, Staff knowledge

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An afternoon at Acorn Body Care left me with one question: "When can I return?" After receiving the most comprehensive and gentle facial of my life, I then went into a deeper state of bliss with an out-of-this-world massage. Acorn Body Care takes as much time as needed to focus on me - I do not feel like I'm churned in and out according to a schedule. And their professionalism is backed up by more education than any others I've met in the field of esthetics or massage.

The cost of the facial and massage was right in line with what others are charging, yet the value is far superior.

Do yourself a favor. Go to Acorn Body Care. Not only will you feel like you are the clinic's only client, but you will find ultimate relaxation in a quiet and classy environment.

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★★★★★

An afternoon at Acorn Body Care left me with one question: "When can I return?" After receiving the most comprehensive and gentle facial of my life, I then went into a deeper state of bliss with an out-of-this-world massage. Acorn Body Care takes as much time as needed to focus on me - I do not feel like I'm churned in and out according to a schedule. And their professionalism is backed up by more education than any others I've met in the field of esthetics or massage.

The cost of the facial and massage was right in line with what others are charging, yet the value is far superior.

Do yourself a favor. Go to Acorn Body Care. Not only will you feel like you are the clinic's only client, but you will find ultimate relaxation in a quiet and classy environment.

Pros: Personalized Service, Soothing facial, Exquisite massage

Cons: n/a

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They are very good at facials, but the massage was okay. Overall, they did a fairly decent job. The only problem I had was that the price for the services was a bit high.

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★★★★☆

They are very good at facials, but the massage was okay. Overall, they did a fairly decent job. The only problem I had was that the price for the services was a bit high.

Pros: great facials

Cons: expensive, bad parking

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Marie gives the best, most healing massages. I called her one afternoon with my back in knots, she made time for me that very evening for a therapeutic massage and what relief!! I've gone for fun, relaxing massages as well. I've never been disappointed. The surroundings are comfortable and serene and Marie puts you right at ease. One of the best experiences anyone can have. She is very good value, too. I've had more expensive and less expensive massages, but never a better one than I've gotten from Marie.

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★★★★★

Marie gives the best, most healing massages. I called her one afternoon with my back in knots, she made time for me that very evening for a therapeutic massage and what relief!! I've gone for fun, relaxing massages as well. I've never been disappointed. The surroundings are comfortable and serene and Marie puts you right at ease. One of the best experiences anyone can have. She is very good value, too. I've had more expensive and less expensive massages, but never a better one than I've gotten from Marie.

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Working with Marie was very enjoyable, but the results were even more pleasant! I had my first microabrasion facial and was a little hesitant, but she was reassuring. Over the next few days, at least 5 people commented on how wonderful my skin looked (and they didn't even know I had a facial!). THANKS!!

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★★★★★

Working with Marie was very enjoyable, but the results were even more pleasant! I had my first microabrasion facial and was a little hesitant, but she was reassuring. Over the next few days, at least 5 people commented on how wonderful my skin looked (and they didn't even know I had a facial!). THANKS!!

Message from Acorn Organica Esthetics

Formerly Acorn Body Care, Acorn Organica is now open for business in a chic new SE Portland space across from the New Seasons Market on Hawthorne.



Specialties are facials and treatments for all skin types including acne, rosacea and sun-damaged, and a variety of rejuvenating skin care services including the little known but hugely popular Cryotherapy for skin tag, wart & other minor skin lesions.



Other services include Shiatsu Massage, a luscious bubbling back treatment using Arizona clay and a few delicious gift packages for those special occasions when you want to give your loved ones a zen to remember.

 

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