When it comes to throwing a party for your little one, picking and reserving a location, planning activities and transporting supplies sucks up a ton of time and energy, with no guarantee that fun will be had. Portland families are in luck! There’s a mobile beauty truck that’s ready to bring the party to you. The Beauty Truck  is a 18′ mobile trailer custom-made to provide manicures, pedicures, hair styling and makeup services: perfect for a prince or princess party! If an afternoon of pampering, primping and sipping ons sparkly juice appeals to your special birthday kid, read on to find out how you can have the party brought to your front door.

photo: via TC Brown

The Scoop

The Beauty Truck is owner, Vanessa Mirsky’s, special creation, designed to bring party fun right to her clients doorstep. Her hair, makeup and nail solan has been fully mobile since January of this year and is manned (or womanned) by a Beauty-to-Go team of professionals who perform all of the services with a smile. Ideal for princess/prince parties, school fundraisers, prom and bat mitzvahs, the Beauty Truck offers the following services:

  1. Manicures and pedicures for both kids or adults
  2. Hair services including braids, blowouts and updoes for kids and adults
  3. Makeup services including anything from a simple lip and cheek for the younger set to the more elaborate, full cosmetic makeover (and they even provide lessons if requested)

The Brains Behind the Beauty

Mirsky’s career got its start in healthcare consulting while living in New York City. After growing tired of working long, exhausting hours she and her husband decided to move and made a conscious decision to change their lifestyle and start taking time to relax and enjoy life more. Mirsky realized that while she was living in NYC, she had always found the most calm and peace while at her favorite hand and foot spa (Jin Soon). She had always wanted to start a unique business of her own that would make people happy—thus the Beauty Truck was born.

The beauty truck was initially stationary and located in a food pod, but Mirsky quickly realized people wanted the truck to come to them, so she decided to make it mobile in 2017.

photo: via TC Brown

The Beauty Team

The Beauty Truck is made up of talented professional hair stylists, makeup artists and nail technicians who are all fully licensed in Oregon and committed to their trade. They come with the mobile truck or can be deployed to a location without the truck and they are ready to bring smiles to little faces while treating them to a primping of a lifetime.

The Products
Mirsky had your precious little ones’ health and safety in mind when choosing which products to stock her truck with. Her team only uses all natural products (free of toluene, benzene, and all the bad stuff) and she purchases locally made products whenever possible. The essential oils that are used for the pedicure and manicure baths are from doTerra and the massage oil (a beautiful lavender/avocado oil blend) is locally made  by MonkeyFace Body Care.

As for making little toes and fingers pretty, the Beauty Truck staff uses Zoya nail polishes and they also provide  beautiful hand-made copper bowls for pedicures (copper is a natural anti-bacterial metal).

photo: via Beauty Truck, LLC

Party Perfect

Beauty Truck is the only mobile salon available to rent for parties in the Portland metro area, making it a unique option for your birthday girl or boy’s party. Surprisingly spacious inside, it accommodates a good sized crew and if you don’t want to have to order a cake and drinks seperately, sweets from St. Cupcake and sparkling cider can be included for an added fee.

Area of Service
The Beauty Truck serves the Portland Metro area, but can travel outside of Portland for an additional fee based on miles outside of the Portland vicinity.

Hours of Operation
Being mobile allows the Beauty Truck to be extra flexible. Though they don’t have set hours they are available to reserve any day of the week. Note: if they time slot you want has already been booked, you will have to choose a different time or day so try to reserve as far in advance as possible. 

Pricing
For parties within the Portland Metro area, pricing is based on a minimum of two hours and five children with a rate of $50/child. Pricing includes one nail service and at least one hair or makeup service plus cupcakes and sparkling juice. There is an additional $300 fee for rental of the truck.

Contact: info@beautytruckpdx.com or 917.359.0957  
Online: beautytruckpdx.com

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—Annette Benedetti