Roofer-turned-cosmetologist Garret Vogler opened Suite 101 Salon as a place to share his passion for precision haircuts and creative color. He is joined by a team of fellow stylists who embrace his enthusiasm for keeping ladies, gents, and life-like droids looking their best. The salon also offers body-waxing services and stocks its shelves with products from lines such as Paul Mitchell, Matrix Biolage, and China Glaze.
The professionals at Salem's Elite Hair Salon & Spa bring more than 20 years of experience to the styling table. When they aren't busy taming manes or weaving in dimensional highlights, Sheri, and Lisa Ann can be found performing a slew of other feel-good treatments, such as waxing services that allow clients to duct-tape themselves to each other without fear of a painful aftermath.
Aesthetician Jodi customizes her facials to ensure that each client’s issues are addressed. She focuses on fighting acne, sopping up excess oil, and smoothing fine lines. A microdermabrasion wand helps her remove the outer layers of dead skin cells, so skin looks billions of seconds younger. She also happily waxes off unwanted facial fuzz for a smooth surface.
Country Square Barber Shop's duo of deft, tuft-taming brothers mold masculine manes into clean-cut coiffures. During the personalized haircut, a skilled scissor smith trims head hedges, neatly clipping around ears and space antennae. Following the custom cut, clients may lounge atop comfy chairs amid the shop's rustic wooden walls and vintage décor, enjoying complimentary beer or scotch (when available and if the customer is of drinking age), which refreshes taste buds and can inspire clients to croon a rousing rendition of "99 Bottles of Hair Gel on the Wall."
Esquire named Hair M the best barber in Portland in 2010, and CitySearch followed suit two years later. The barbershop has also been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health magazine, and the nightmares of unibrows everywhere. The evidence is plain—a man can get a mean haircut at Hair M. But the business offers so much more.
An environment of rugged wood paneling punctuated with HDTVs tuned to sports channels makes the most style-phobic fellow feel welcome, and the bar serving Widmer beers and fine wines doesn't hurt either. Besides regal grooming services, Hair M performs upscale face and body treatments, and keeps a massage therapist on staff at both locations.