Amazing little salon! My daughter had the Japanese Thermal straightening done here by Dante, she did a great job, quick, thorough...another stylist helped with the application & drying, which made the process go so smooth & efficient! I appreciate very much the attention by these stylists and that the cost of the thermal was kept down by having two great ladies work on it together! Compared to other salons in Portland with same process, Hair Architects BY FAR outshines them all with customer service, knowledge, and application!
I went to hair architect today after reading reviews and it was great! dante cut my hair and did a wonderful job! she was very friendly and did exactly what i wanted! toni and guy used to always pressure me to cut my hair shorter and put all these weird layers, but she did it just as i asked. i would gladly go back and i do not trust people with my hair easily!
Read reviews and decided to give it a try, with a new cut & color, went to a recommended stylist Joseph, and recieved a bland washed out blonde color, and shag haircut, that I couldn't stand, went back to get a second cut to see if it could get any better and still dissapointed. Pricey, with no added comforts. Would not recommend it.
AMAZING! Two years ago I ""cheated"" on my long-time sylist with Dante at Hair Architects and started a love af-HAIR! I haven't been back to my old stylist since that day. Hair Architects is a very relaxed, yet professional business with VERY talented stylists. I recommend this place 100%! I always look and feel beautiful when I leave :)
Dante' is a rock star. By far the most professional and courteous staff in the Portland metro area. Dante' was able to give me exactly the style that I wanted and kept me entertained the entire time with thoughtful and intelligent conversation. She isn't too hard on the eyes either. The prices are perfect for the excellent quality of work and the atmosphere is comfortable and accommodating. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who is new to Portland, or is looking for a change in their stylist. A + all around.
Can a Groupon for a salon be dangerous? It can, if it makes a casual buyer of manicures and pedicures want to become a regular. I never got mani/pedis until I started using Groupon. Now my experience with Susan Randall may take my hands and feet off the market. She is by far the best at her craft. Two weeks into my shellac manicure, and it still looks great! My toes are flawless too. Thanks, Susan, for being the real deal. Your work is amazing!
I went in today for a Japanese relaxer with Alex. She is a very professional and friendly lady, readily available to answer any questions about the procedure. I had a very positive experience and I am already looking forward to booking my touchup! Highly recommended!
Alex is the absolute BEST hair stylist EVER! I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a perfect haircut. She doesn't talk alot, but spends her time giving you a perfect cut!
DANTE is really know how to make a VEGAS hair!!! I got this coupon from some social website to use at hair architect. Before i go there, i was really skeptical about the quality of this place, since the place was really hiding on the corner. But man, with DANTE, I got the best hair color and highlight ever!! I went to Vegas 2 days after i got it done, and pretty much everyone was asking about my hair. Man, what a good feeling!! Love you Dante a.k.a Benihana bar tender (She made me the best mimosa too) LOL... I'm pretty sure that I'll see you again...
Aaaahhhh!! - I've just spent another very relaxing, satisfying afternoon at Hair Architects, with my personal stylist, Joseph, who pampers the hell out of me! I have been a very loyal client of his for over the past 4 years, because of the fantastic personal treatment I ALWAYS receive from him and all of the Staff. It's clear that exceptional customer care is the priority at this Salon - I've always been treated with respect and the Staff go out of their way to make sure my needs are met. My stylist, Joseph, listens carefully to my requests during appointments and is a COLOR GENIUS, which I desperately needed when I first ventured into Hair Architects. I am a BLONDE, and Joseph is the only stylist I've ever found who makes my long curly hair the PERFECT color - it's multi-faceted color, just lovely, and believe me, do I get compliments! I WOULD NEVER GO TO ANYONE ELSE.\r
Joseph of course also did my hairstyle and all my bridesmaids hairdos for my Wedding about 2 years ago. We all looked GORGEOUS- I've got the photos to prove it!! I would seriously recommend him to any Bride who wants to look fabulous on her wedding day.\r
You just can't beat the level of EXPERTISE and PAMPERING you'll receive at Hair Architects -- this salon offers excellent service and treatments at great prices. Don't miss out on this exceptional salon experience!
I went and had a keratin treatment from Joseph. I have very course, curly and a little frizzy hair. Not only did it turn out terrific, but he did it in record time. I strongly urge anyone on the fence to have this treatment done by Joseph. He is a pro! And I can't say enough good things about this salon.
I went to hair architects over the weekend to get my hair cut on the suggestion as a friend. I had Alex cut my hair and she did a fabulous job. I couldn't be happier with the cut she did. The staff was friendly and attentive to all the clients it seemed like and even Jon (the owner) came over to give me some tips about my possibly thinning hair and how to be proactive about it. I will definitely go back when I need another cut and will be happy to have anyone in the salon do it.
This salon is warm and inviting. Everyone was friendly. My stylist was very helpful in choosing color that would work with my hair. It turned out perfect. My cut was done as I wanted it and the stylist was able to tame a couple of trouble areas I have. I could not have asked for a better experience. I will be going back.
I feel terrible writing this review, but cannot believe how well rated Hair Architects is. I should preface this with a bit of information about my past. My mom always made us go to Great Clips and other low end places to get haircuts growing up, so I stay far away from them now that I'm an adult. I have a wonderful stylist who I cannot praise enough. I definitely pay more for my haircuts - and my stylist is worth every penny! Unfortunately, my income doesn't always support my taste for more expensive things.
On to my experience at Hair Architects. I decided to go based on the reviews and the cost of haircuts. The staff was friendly and the stylist I saw was on time. She seemed to be attentive and understand my fear of trying new stylists as well as my past of bad haircuts. She assured me that I would not end up with thick, 80's style layers or lose too much length. After all, I only came in for a trim.
By the time the stylists was done hacking away at my hair, it looked just as she had previously assured me it would not. I attempted to tactfully express my displeasure and she continued to add more layers and take off more length. I kindly told her that was enough and left feeling very disappointed and mislead by the wonderful reviews. Needless to say, I ended up going to see my stylist to have her fix my hair and vowed to never allow finances to make me stray again.
I gave Hair Architects 2 stars (I could not give them only 1 - that's just mean) for their friendly staff, but would not return or recommend the salon to others based upon my experience. Sorry!
Just had my first Japanese Thermal hair straightening and conditioning at Hair Architects. What a wonderful experience. My hair feels real soft, is straight and is not frizzy! \r
Had the best experience and highly recommend going to Hair Architects.\r
Alex was wonderful, Dante also came over to help and get the process done faster, less money. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable, and special :)\r
Thank you, I will be back.
I have had problem skin all my life and every skin care professional I have ever talked to tried to talk me into harsh acne products that never work. Ally was the first person to identify that I actually have really sensitive skin and she gave me the most amazing soothing/calming facial and taught me how to care for my sensitive skin!
I just left Hair Architects and couldn't be happier. I went in for the Japanese straightening treatment and my hair looks amazing. Alex was very friendly, professIonal and informative about this treatment that was new to me. Another stylist, Timm, assisted with the treatment and they were both great. I will be back without a question. Thank you!!!
I also hope to learn something new. I was so excited to finally recieve a facial from stephen.
I am an esthetician and expect a lot when it comes to skincare. I also hope to learn something everytime I book an appointment with someone new. I've known Stephen for 12+ years, so hands down he is the best energy and delivers a ten when it comes to personality. \r
I was so excited to finally receive a facial from Stephen after so many years, because he is forever going to be my new facial expert. His technique is right on. He educates you, but quiets to allow the relaxation needed during a facial massage. His room is amazing and he cares about the results he is providing.\r
If you want results, I can suggest the Grand Classique Facial-it's great for all skin types and he will customize it for your skin type and concerns. \r
Thank you Stephen for a gold standard experience!
My sister has been seeing Stephen for her skincare, and suggested that I see him as well. Here are my thoughts:
The Skin Care Guy: Stephen is polite, professional, and eager to answer all of your questions.
The Room: The facial room has been recently enlarged and remodeled. It felt clean, modern, and relaxing. The room has it's own music, which thankfully, is different than the rest of the salon.
The Grand Classique Facial: I found myself asking out loud ""What's that wonderful smell?"" and then nodding off, only to snore myself awake a minute or two later. I could have sat under that steam machine for an extra hour. (Who knew that a facial included arms?)
Product: This is the best part for me, as I tend to break out with most kinds of skin care products. I've been using the YonKa samples he gave me for a couple days now, and no problems. I will definitely buy some when I return next time. The smell is invigorating in the morning, and I look forward to that part of my daily routine.
Summary: The experience exceeded all expectations, and I'm happy to recommend him to everyone.
There are not enough words to describe Susan Randall. She gives the best pedicures! I have been going to Susan for about 10 years now. I keep going back to her because not only does she do a great job, but she is an experienced nail technician. And we get along great together. We chat it up like girlfriends! She is very accomedating, polite, funny, professional, flexible, and knowledgeable. Don't get me wrong, I have gotten pedicures at other places by other people in between those 10 years. The results and service I get have not been as great as I get with Susan. Just give her a chance and try it out, You will not be disappointed!
I love my hair color, now! Before Dante switched me to the Inoa color system, my hair had a terrible problem with color fading - up to a whole shade between sessions. Now, my color is lasting and it looks so natural! I've gotten so many compliments since switching, it's clear I'm not imagining it's better! I can't say enough about Dante! She's been cutting my hair for a few years, and I'm always pleased. My daughter loves her, too. Traditionally, she has not enjoyed getting her hair cut, now she looks forward to going and she looks fabulous every time! Thanks for the great care!
My hair is difficult to manage! Jon (the owner)
used the Brazilian Blowout on my hair - it is
not only straight, but shiny and smooth. He is
very knowledgable and will take time to explain
which straightening method is best for you.
I love the way he cuts and colors my hair as well. It has never looked or felt better.
The staff is very helpful and professional. I have also had Alex work on my hair. She has a great attitude and does great work.
It is a pleasure to go to here!
I have very curly hair that I have never straightened with a flat iron or otherwise. I love my curls, but wanted to try something different. My mom got a Brazilian blowout and loved it. So I searched online for a salon with good reviews and found Hair Architects. I dragged a friend with me for the same process. Alex did mine, and Dante did my friends'. It only took 2.5 hrs on my super thick and long hair. Now two weeks later my hair is straight, soft, shiny and doesn't curl when it is foggy!! I LOVE IT but I love all the great compliments more!! The service was really fantastic. I will definitely go back!! Also, I liked that the owner was present, friendly and even checked on me and my friend!! THANK YOU!!
I came in with really long hair that hadn't been cut or touched for over a year. I had an appointment with the owner, Jo(h)n and he did a great job. He was fast, too. The environment is also nice if you have to take small children. I brought in my 3.5 year old son and he was well behaved the entire time because it wasn't all stuffy and boring.
Pros: atmosphere, no nonsense, quick, knowledgeable, experience
Cons: don't know
I drove 2 hours for a blonde weave and cut ( I am extremely picky about my hair!). And it was so worth the drive that I am going to be making it again and again! \r
Alex at Hair Architects is awesome and anyone that is looking for a stylist should give her a shot! \r
She did this really amazing cap ( no this is not your typical processing cap, I know what you are thinking!!). I was really skeptical at first :-) But once it was all said and done I am contemplating never weaving again! It was totally painless and the overall look when it was done put a huge smile on my face! :-) \r
Honestly you would be spending your money and your time very wisely if you invest in her! \r
Pros: BEST ""NEW WEAVE""
It been months since I had a great haircut but yesterday I walked into to Hair Architects without an appointment and five minutes later Alex was giving me a shampoo and fantastic massage...just what i needed. And my hair looks great!\r
Pros: Great Service
Jessica has been very helpful to me with my skin issues. I have called her at home numerous times at different times in the day and she always returns my calls right away. \r
I have very difficult skin to say the least, and this is the best that it's ever looked or felt. The skin products she uses are great! I would recommend Jessica to anyone. Whether they just want to treat themselves or if they have a serious skin condition. She is just wonderful.
Pros: Jessica is very knowledgeable and helpful.
I have other estheticians work on my facials, but I have never experience such ""magical touch"" than from Jessica. She is really gifted and knowledgeable. My skin looks and feels so good I'm proud to say I'm 40 and enjoying it. The high quality products she uses combined with her many years of experience are the best in town. I will recommend anyone to go and experience one of her wonderful services, you will never regret it!
Pros: Can you say...younger?!
Jon has done my hair for approximately 6 or 7 years now and I can't imagine going to anyone else. My mother is quite elderly and has some health issues and also goes to Jon for her hair. Jon is such a gentleman, he also assists my mom to get from chair to chair in the salon, that means so much to me. Again, what a fabulous salon!!
My husband and I have problem skin, but after seeing Jessica our skin has improved immensely. Jessica's skin care product
""SkinCeuticals"" is just has fabulous as she is. We will not go to any other Esthetician or Salon for that matter. We hope you have just as wonderful success when you make your appointment(s) as we have!
Going in to see Jessica Dunn for my skin care sessions is always a delight. She uses high quality product and I always leave feelng great. My skin has improved immensely and I highly recommend her. Hope you have as great of results as I have.
Pros: Jessica Dunn
I will never go to another salon. Staff is amazing and you feel very welcome and to top it off you can enjoy a cup of fresh coffee, tea, or a glass of wine while you are getting made to look your best!!
I have been going to Susan religiously for my pedicure every four weeks for the last year. The thing I love most about her pedicures is that it actually lasts the full four weeks where as most are trashed in two. My feet have never been so soft, un -callioused, and not only that she is actually helping my nails. I hope everyone gives her a try!
Pros: Accommidating, friendly, fun!
I've been visiting Hair Architects for 2 years now. My good friend, Joesph Pearce, cuts my hair and he is simply the best. I love the staff here at H.A and the owner is such a nice man. What's more? You enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee while you wait. The place is clean, the service is fast and they even have a list of mani-pedi services to offer. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Pros: Love my haircut every time
Cons: Wish they were open past 5pm
I've been a Yuko client for many years at a different NW Ptld salon and was so stressed when my long time stylist moved to the east coast leaving a stylist who, thought delightful, is newly oriented to the Japanese straightening process. And as I have no fondness for that salon in general .... my search for a new hair straightening master was on! Searched Japanese hair straightening on Citysearch and called all the salons listed on the west side... I was most impressed when I called Hair Architects.. Dante took all the time I needed to answer my questions and address my concern that the product that they used was not one that I had used in the past. I decided to take the plunge and scheduled with John Nickell. First... there's parking! The salon was light filled, I was greeted by pleasant people, Jon listened to my history and evaluated my hair. The product that they use is AWESOME. Though they use a different product (made by Matrix?), it is applied just as is Yuko. Comes is a variety of formulas for different hair types and doesn't stink like yuko!. He and Alex 'double teamed' to work both sides of my head at once, thus shortening the the long tedium of this service. Also, product is safe to use with a color enhancer after the neutralization stage. My silver hair has NEVER looked so good. Has so much more 'life' and shine then it ever did after a Yuko visit. And straight as a pin. Also, no 'hard sell' of products...really loved that... Jon, you da man!
Pros: Super Product, Service and Ambience
I just moved to the Portland area, and was concerned about finding a new stylist. Dante was willing to work me in at the last minute, and I was so glad it was her. She has short hair, like I do and understood what I needed most in a haircut. When I got home my husband was impressed and loved the cut.
Pros: Great subtle color & adorable hair cut
Fawn listened to what I wanted. She explained what she was doing and why. She told me how to take care of my hair. I've gotten a lot of compliments! People saying I look 10 years younger!
Pros: she listened to what I wanted
I'm so picky with my hair that I won't let my mom who's been a beautician 25 years in LA touch my hair. Because my hair is black, thick and semi-curly, it's difficult to work with. So most of the time, I cut, style, and color myself since I can scare stylists. BUT I decided to give someone else a try at my difficult hair. ALEX did my cut, highlights and toner for me, and she was AWESOME!! She took her time to listen to exactly how I wanted my hair to look like, what color, etc...then she continuously updated me on what was going to happen before she did anything. I know Joseph is good b/c of previous reviews, but I think y'all should give ALEX a try.
Pros: friendly environment, professional, great staff
I bounced from stylist to stylist for quite some time and had difficulty finding someone who ""understood"" my hair. I was referred to Joseph Pearce by a friend and have been happy ever since. He is a talented stylist who can work with all types of hair and lengths. Thanks to his awesome cuts I finally have the easy to manage hair I've always wanted! He also does a beautiful job with color. I've referred friends and everyone I referred gives rave reviews as well. If you need a stylist, go to Joseph, he's the best!
Pros: Great Stylist, Friendly Salon, Clean
I've been going to Joseph for over two years now and couldn't be happier! He has done a wonderful job each and everytime with my hair. You can tell this isn't a job for him, but he actually loves what he does. He takes his time and just doesn't rush through it like several stylists i've had in the past. Joseph also is extremely friendly and all around a great guy.... The place is very clean, and all the workers are friendly and classy. I recommend Joseph and Hair Architecs to anyone who is looking for a great hair cut! Promise you won't be dissapointed! Thanks again Joseph!
Pros: Great Sylist, Parking, Clean Atmosphere
Fawn rocks!!! I went to Fawn with long, dry, brittle,damaged hair, not to mention in need of a good color. I knew I wanted to go shorter, actually I wanted to give my hair to Locks of Love if possible. Fawn knew all the criteria to be able to donate. I was impressed! I had gone to stylist in the past that didn't have a clue. Anyway, she listened to everything I had to say about what type of cut I wanted. My hair turned out amazing and the color, oh the color is gorgeous!!!! I will never go to any one else again. Fawns professional and you can tell she loves what she does!!! I would recommend Fawn to any one!!!!!
Pros: Best cut and color I've had
By far one of the best hair salons in the Portland area. Great atmosphere and stylists. Dante is fantastic! I found this salon through citysearch after I chose to let my old stylist go and was not disappointed. My first visit I was scheduled with Dante. Getting your hair cut by a new stylist is always a nail biter. It could be bad or good. Lucky for me it was beyond good. Dante was very friendly and fun to work with. I recently went back for a cut and color and this time I decided to go for a shorter style. Never having my hair cut above chin length I was a bit nervous, but Dante's attitude toward the change was very encouraging and I felt confident in getting another great cut and color. I've received numerous compliments from people at work and am sure to tell them where and who I go to. I highly suggest Hair Architects. Even though I am now a loyal Dante client, from observing other stylists at the salon I would feel just as comfortable in their chairs because I've seen what they can do & the response from their clients.
Pros: Shampoo bowls, atmosphere, service, hours
Cons: Limited parking in the salon parking lot
I've been frustrated for years with my hair style. I started looking around on Portland Citysearch and found that Hair Architects had excellent reviews--for good reason. Fawn is terrific. She takes her time and really pays attention to the way your hair grows and moves. \r
I was so happy with my hair cut and color that I brought my 14-year-old son in for her to work her magic on. He has received several compliments on his appearance. His hair is stubbornly Asian-straight and grows forward. Before Fawn, no one had ever been able to cut it with any style before. \r
Thanks so much, Fawn!\r
Pros: Great stylist
Cons: Not always enough parking
I told Jon (owner) to pick any color for my hair and I LOVE IT! Thank you Jon! It's the warmest, prettiest color I've ever had :) From now on, you have to pick all of my colors :)
My husband also loves his hair :) For the first time in his life, it isn't going every which way ;)
Pros: Amazing skill with hair, friendly staff, same day appt!
Hair architects is a great place! It was my first time, and Dante was wonderful. She gave me exactly the cut and color I wanted. She listened very carefully to what I wanted and gave me exactly that. She was personable, friendly, and very talented. It was everything I could have asked for! It was especially nice since I have short hair, and so does she, so she knew how to cut it and just what was best. I have curly hair which many stylists don't know how to deal with, and she did a great job! My color is very natural and subtle while also being noticeably better than before. Other stylists in the salon came by to check it out and were very friendly and helpful. Good prices made it a great deal. Dante is great! I will definitely be back, and I will definitely ask for Dante again.
Pros: Great staff, nice location, average prices
Fawn is truly talented when it comes to hair and nails. She never ceases to amaze me with her eye for the perfect color or hair style. When you're in her chair, she gives you her undivided attention. She listens to and deciphers what look that you're going for. And if you're lost and need suggestions, look no further. Fawn has vision and talent all wrapped up in one fantastic package. She is also a wonderful nail technician, so you can make this your one stop shop to be beautified. When you walk out that door you will be so happy and relaxed!\r
Thanks Fawn for making me look and feel my best!\r
Pros: Knowledgeable and reliable, contemporary and ""in the know"" when it comes to beauty--the location is easily accessible from all sides of town
I had the same hair stylist for about 10 years so she knew exactly how I wanted my hair cut and colored. When she moved I was not a happy camper :) I am VERY picky and I was dreading the thought of finding someone new. A freind of mine told me about Fawn . She said that she was very good. So I gave she a try,\r
She cut my hair and did a 2 color weave for me and I have to say I was truly happy. I loved my cut and the weave turned out great. I didn't even have to mess with it! \r
You won't be disappointed,\r
I am so happy and satisfied with the caring and pampering I get everytime I visit my personal Stylist, Joseph Pearce, at Hair Architects! His knowledge of COLOR is AMAZING-- he took my dried out, over-bleached-blonde do, and made a beautiful creation with my hair color that was both dazzling and has a very natural appeal. Joseph's coloring and styling abilities are far beyond anything I've ever received anywhere else, and the price is right!! -especially with my long locks!!\r
John, the Owner and a marvelous stylist as well, and all the Staff at Hair Architects always make me feel like a member of the family, are extremely courteous, flexible and will utterly spoil you!! Hair, nails, massage - they've got it all -- I will NOT give up 'my Joseph' for anything!! - He makes me look and feel 15 years younger! - How can you top that? - Don't miss this rare hair and beauty experience!
Pros: Pampering, welcoming, relaxing, fun and flexible environment, styles & treatments
Cons: Parking is limited in front
I found myself in Portland for an important business meeting and in dire need of a hair cut. I have had my haircut in Paris, New York, LA & Miami and I can honestly say my experience with Joseph Pearce at Hair Architect was fantastic. My hair is reseding and I am a bit self-conscience about it. No longer. Knowing I had limited time he made room for me. I felt like a regular customer and was treated like a king. Now I won't let anyone else cut my hair...too bad I live in Miami...