At Grace Hair Salon, founder Thad Grace puts each stylist through an exclusive training program that transcends trends to focus on the technical framework behind cutting and coloring hair. A stylist and educator whose work is frequently showcased on the nationally syndicated television show Better, Thad's "smart" hair approach is also the inspiration for his product line, Mada, which includes spray shampoos for easy application and less product waste, and hydrating serums boasting higher-than-average SAT scores.
After four years in the industry, Stephanie Styles of Shear Fabulosity has grown accustomed to being called a stylist, but she prefers artist. At her new location inside Nassau West Salon, Stephanie approaches clients as blank canvases awaiting her imaginative cuts, colorings, and signature scrawled on the lower right-hand side of their face. The licensed cosmetologist specializes in highlights and coloring, but she is also adept at nurturing locks with deep conditioners and waxing away unwanted fuzz.
Salon Luxe radiates swank amid the idyllic streets of southeast Portland, treating clients to professional hair and makeup services. Consultations allow stylists to tailor treatments to individual clients, whether they want a simple haircut, all-over coloring, or eyebrow shaping. Since the stylists at Salon Luxe are so well-versed in their craft, they often impart tips to customers on how to recreate their professionally styled look when at home, in the office, or hanging from a helicopter skid.
Reanna Blair’s passion for styling is palpable. When clients plant themselves in her chair at Amaryllis Salon it’s only their hair and its myriad possibilities for style and self-expression that she sees. Whether it’s coloring, highlights, or just a simple clip of the bangs, she works closely with each client to ensure the sharpest look possible. She cuts both men’s and women’s tresses, and can also assist with makeup techniques and applications.
Owner and lead stylist Cristie designed Urban Roots to be a relaxing respite, so while clients sit for a haircut they sip complimentary glasses of wine or cups of coffee as she makes the visit all about them. Keeping up-to-date on fashions, the salon offers everything from all-over color and partial highlights to hair tinsel and feather extensions. It also welcomes guests to peruse Rocks 4 Life’s line of handcrafted jewelry.