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3/26/2013 1:02:00 PM
Grace salon offers unique services
Sarah Rybka has opened her salon, Grace, in Sisters. photo by Jim Cornelius
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Sarah Rybka has opened her salon, Grace, in Sisters. photo by Jim Cornelius

Sarah Rybka was seeking a relaxing space for her clients. She found it at 473 W. Hood Ave., Suite 101, where she has opened her salon, Grace.

"I wanted it to be more of a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. I want people to leave relaxed and saying 'Wow, that felt good," she said. "I feel like I've accomplished that here."

The nail studio offers manicures, pedicures, gel nails and a new, unique service - airbrush tanning.

"As far as I know and I hope, I'm the only place in Sisters that has that," she said.

Airbrush tanning offers the pleasing glow that so many desire, without the risks involved with sunbathing or the tanning bed. And it's natural-looking.

"The misconception with any kind of 'fake' tanning is that it'll be orange," Rybka explained. "This is not orange."

She figures airbrush tanning will be popular for people wanting to look their best for prom or other events and for people who are traveling out of the Northwest and want to look a little more sun-kissed than we usually do.

Rybka went through an extensive certification process for airbrush tanning, and devoted a lot of effort to researching the most effective product.

"It's the same product that they use on 'Dancing With the Stars,'" she said. "I figured if they're using it on people who are dancing and sweating on TV, it's going to last on everyday people."

In fact, depending on how you treat your skin, it will last about 10 days.

Rybka has 15 years of experience in the industry, and has built a loyal clientele in the five years her family has been in Sisters. That loyal clientele keeps her well-booked. She works by appointment and it's best to schedule early.

Rybka explained the feeling behind the name of the salon: Grace.

"What it means is what I want people to feel," she said, noting the definition of the term: "The exercise of love, kindness or goodwill; disposition to benefit or serve another."

She noted that the philosophy is a way of honoring her father.

"It's in memory of my dad, who passed away in September," she said. Taking the plunge and opening her own salon was the topic of the last conversation she had with her father, who assured her that she would be a success.

"He just had that confidence in me and I just felt like because of that, it made it easier to do," Rybka said.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sarah Rybka at Grace Nail Studio & Airbrush Tanning at 541-410-9043.

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