Stephanie June Johnson, esthetician & makeup artist
Sugarpuss Beauty was born in 2005. The inspiration for the name Sugarpuss Beauty came from the 1941 film entitled "Ball of Fire". In the film, Barbara Stanwyck embodies a burlesque dancer full of moxie who's name is Sugarpuss O'Shea. As described in the movie, Sugarpuss denotes a sweetness to one's face, the opposite of sourpuss.
Sugarpuss Beauty operated out of two popular NE Portland salons for 6 years. During this time, Stephanie honed her skills as an esthetician & when the time was right, she decided to branch out on her own. She opened her own shop on Alberta Street called Sugarpuss Beauty Petite Spa. Stephanie maintains the level of quality she has developed in past years and displays that same quality with the products she has chosen to carry in her shop.
Sugarpuss Beauty specializes and promotes beauty, starting from the inside out. We believe in natural and organic practices and products, because that’s what the good earth gave us! Take the time to love yourself, because you are worth it!
"You know the expression "big things come in small packages", well Sugarpuss Beauty exemplifies this statement, & in this case, this small package delivers beauty, elegance, & it's 100% home grown! Stephanie, much like her salon, is true diamond in the rough. Her style & sense of self are comforting, & she has a unique ability to make each client feel like a princess. I suppose some of this is due to her extensive background in film working as a make-up artist on "Twilight", "Extraordinary Measures", & "Restless". She continues to work on the locally filmed TNT television series "Leverage". Stephanie received formal training in make-up artistry at the Make-Up Designory in Los Angeles & she completed her aesthetics training at the International Beauty School in Portland. She is well known for her brow shaping techniques and was honored in the top ten for facial and waxing services by Citysearch in 2008 and 2009." - FashionFairPDX.com on 1/17/11