Arabella Salon & Spa

★★★★★
Arabella Salon & Spa is a fantastic destination for a day of pampering, with all aspects of hair styling, massage, body treatments & more
  • 2637 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste C

    Portland, OR 97212

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  • 503-249-6558

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Kirsten was personable and sweet and not only took into account what I wanted, but also gave me her professional opinion. I got bangs for the first time in a few years and she did a great job of putting me at ease when I was nervous about the change. She also gave me a haircut that was amazing! My hair looks healthy and full and shiny! Kirsten really cared about what I wanted, and took into account my personality & lifestyle when cutting/styling my hair.

Not only was Kirsten great, but the entire salon has an amazing, warm, fun vibe to it! I even got a tour of the place when I arrived! :) I have never been more pleased with a hair appointment in my entire life! Arabella is amazing, thank you! :) I can't wait to go back!

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Kirsten was personable and sweet and not only took into account what I wanted, but also gave me her professional opinion. I got bangs for the first time in a few years and she did a great job of putting me at ease when I was nervous about the change. She also gave me a haircut that was amazing! My hair looks healthy and full and shiny! Kirsten really cared about what I wanted, and took into account my personality & lifestyle when cutting/styling my hair.

Not only was Kirsten great, but the entire salon has an amazing, warm, fun vibe to it! I even got a tour of the place when I arrived! :) I have never been more pleased with a hair appointment in my entire life! Arabella is amazing, thank you! :) I can't wait to go back!

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I have been going to Piper for cut and color for 5 years. I have long thick wavy unruly hair. Piper too has similar hair so she personally knows what to do with it. Every 3-4 months I get the Keratin treatment. It works so amazing on my frizzy hair. Thank you Piper for always being upbeat and personal every time I see you. You always get my color just perfect. Thanks for the arm and hand massage. Bang trims in between cuts are free. Check out piper you will be happy you did.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Piper for cut and color for 5 years. I have long thick wavy unruly hair. Piper too has similar hair so she personally knows what to do with it. Every 3-4 months I get the Keratin treatment. It works so amazing on my frizzy hair. Thank you Piper for always being upbeat and personal every time I see you. You always get my color just perfect. Thanks for the arm and hand massage. Bang trims in between cuts are free. Check out piper you will be happy you did.

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I just have to say, that my overall experience at Arabella Salon & Spa was so lovely. Thank you Piper for making me feel fabulous and gorgeous with my new 'do! You are magic!

I had been growing out my hair for sometime and with embracing the idea of cutting it, I also wanted to try out a new stylist as well. I had read such great reviews on Citysearch about Arabella so I decided to call and book an appt. with one of their stylists. I got an appt. with Piper on really short notice. Super Awesome. On the day of my appt., I kind of got a little lost (it's not a storefront salon, it's upstairs in a loft) and was super nervous, but once I found my way, I was taken away... to a hidden gem, right off MLK Blvd. There's an amazing rooftop garden and a really 'breezy' peaceful vibe. All the people are super nice and friendly! And they play good music too. :)

Anyway, Piper greeted me and was super nice and spent time getting to know me and what I wanted. That's something I really appreciate. She knew how nervous I was and really made me feel at ease. The rest is history...

And success! I'm now rockin' a new 'do and feelin' FAB!

Thanks Piper!

Thanks Arabella!

I will be back!

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★★★★★

I just have to say, that my overall experience at Arabella Salon & Spa was so lovely. Thank you Piper for making me feel fabulous and gorgeous with my new 'do! You are magic!

I had been growing out my hair for sometime and with embracing the idea of cutting it, I also wanted to try out a new stylist as well. I had read such great reviews on Citysearch about Arabella so I decided to call and book an appt. with one of their stylists. I got an appt. with Piper on really short notice. Super Awesome. On the day of my appt., I kind of got a little lost (it's not a storefront salon, it's upstairs in a loft) and was super nervous, but once I found my way, I was taken away... to a hidden gem, right off MLK Blvd. There's an amazing rooftop garden and a really 'breezy' peaceful vibe. All the people are super nice and friendly! And they play good music too. :)

Anyway, Piper greeted me and was super nice and spent time getting to know me and what I wanted. That's something I really appreciate. She knew how nervous I was and really made me feel at ease. The rest is history...

And success! I'm now rockin' a new 'do and feelin' FAB!

Thanks Piper!

Thanks Arabella!

I will be back!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Nothing!

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When I first moved to Portland, I was desperate to find a good stylist--I've got a incredibly finicky 'do and don't just let anyone touch my hair. And I'm uber picky. Fortunately, I landed at Arabella Salon first... Since then, it's been 4 years and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. I generally see Amanda Williams, but on occasion when she is working on a film, I go see Libby Beaman. They both kick ass! Incredibly talented, knowledgeable and precise! They really take the time to educate their clients and make us feel comfortable. Their color and product line, Davines, makes the most wonderfully smelling shampoos & conditioners too! That doesn't hurt. I am still working my way to trying Davines' skin care line, which I've heard great things about. On top of the amazing service and great product.. The space is fabulous, with a retro oven for a filing cabinet--it's all things alternative, with good tunes and cozy rooftop garden... I feel at home with Arabella. Thank you guys!

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★★★★★

When I first moved to Portland, I was desperate to find a good stylist--I've got a incredibly finicky 'do and don't just let anyone touch my hair. And I'm uber picky. Fortunately, I landed at Arabella Salon first... Since then, it's been 4 years and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. I generally see Amanda Williams, but on occasion when she is working on a film, I go see Libby Beaman. They both kick ass! Incredibly talented, knowledgeable and precise! They really take the time to educate their clients and make us feel comfortable. Their color and product line, Davines, makes the most wonderfully smelling shampoos & conditioners too! That doesn't hurt. I am still working my way to trying Davines' skin care line, which I've heard great things about. On top of the amazing service and great product.. The space is fabulous, with a retro oven for a filing cabinet--it's all things alternative, with good tunes and cozy rooftop garden... I feel at home with Arabella. Thank you guys!

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nada!

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The first time I walked into Arabella I felt at home. Everyone was so warm and conversational. I didn't feel looked down on like I had at other upscale salons in the past. I had my hair cut by Trish and she took my damaged mop and made it look HOT! I picked out the Nou Nou shampoo and conditioner from Davines because it made my hair feel like silk! There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this salon and that is a first! Thanks guys!

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★★★★★

The first time I walked into Arabella I felt at home. Everyone was so warm and conversational. I didn't feel looked down on like I had at other upscale salons in the past. I had my hair cut by Trish and she took my damaged mop and made it look HOT! I picked out the Nou Nou shampoo and conditioner from Davines because it made my hair feel like silk! There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this salon and that is a first! Thanks guys!

Pros: Sweet staff, beautiful decor, amazing products.

Cons: None?

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Everyone at Arabella is amazing but my personal favorite is Miss Amanda Williams. I'm picky and my hair is all kinds of not cooperative. I tell her how I would like to look and she figures out how to make that happen. She is a hair artist. The products they carry are yummy too. I started using their new skin care line and it's improved my skin by a million. They have a sweet roof top garden and that is something you don't get to see a lot on the west coast. The vibe at Arabella is fun and relaxing, I often end up spending a lot more time there then I really needed too. . . and that's not just because Trish is so hot....

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Everyone at Arabella is amazing but my personal favorite is Miss Amanda Williams. I'm picky and my hair is all kinds of not cooperative. I tell her how I would like to look and she figures out how to make that happen. She is a hair artist. The products they carry are yummy too. I started using their new skin care line and it's improved my skin by a million. They have a sweet roof top garden and that is something you don't get to see a lot on the west coast. The vibe at Arabella is fun and relaxing, I often end up spending a lot more time there then I really needed too. . . and that's not just because Trish is so hot....

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Pros: Talented Ladies !

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Finding a great hair stylist is always really difficult for me. Someone who listens to what you want, but also gives some great suggestions as to what would look good on you if you're looking to change it up. A friend suggested that I go see Amanda at Arabella after a botched haircut and she worked her magic and FIXED it! Ever since then I've been hooked and will NOT go to anyone else.

I really like the location / atmosphere of this place too. It is on the second floor of a warehouse-type building and has a loft / large studio feel to it. It's very comfortable and relaxing inside with couch seating while you wait.

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★★★★★

Finding a great hair stylist is always really difficult for me. Someone who listens to what you want, but also gives some great suggestions as to what would look good on you if you're looking to change it up. A friend suggested that I go see Amanda at Arabella after a botched haircut and she worked her magic and FIXED it! Ever since then I've been hooked and will NOT go to anyone else.

I really like the location / atmosphere of this place too. It is on the second floor of a warehouse-type building and has a loft / large studio feel to it. It's very comfortable and relaxing inside with couch seating while you wait.

Pros: Done right every time.

Cons: None!

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Amanda (the salon owner) has been my hairdresser for 17 years. It's impossible to say enough about Amanda's ability to wrestle some style and life into my hair. Her knowledge of color is incredible, and her competence with hair cutting is unsurpassed! I can't count the number of times people have complimented my hair (it's ALL Amanda).

Arabella Salon and Spa also carries amazing hair and skin products (Davines); the salon's helpful and knowledgeable staff are always willing to lend a hand to assist with any questions.

As an added bonus, you can cover all your waxing/facial needs with the fabulous esthetician, Stephanie June Johnson.

You've got to try this place!

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★★★★★

Amanda (the salon owner) has been my hairdresser for 17 years. It's impossible to say enough about Amanda's ability to wrestle some style and life into my hair. Her knowledge of color is incredible, and her competence with hair cutting is unsurpassed! I can't count the number of times people have complimented my hair (it's ALL Amanda).

Arabella Salon and Spa also carries amazing hair and skin products (Davines); the salon's helpful and knowledgeable staff are always willing to lend a hand to assist with any questions.

As an added bonus, you can cover all your waxing/facial needs with the fabulous esthetician, Stephanie June Johnson.

You've got to try this place!

Pros: Friendly and well-informed staff. Convenient.

Cons: ????

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I completely lucked out last month when searching for a salon over the net for my trip to Portland (I live in Australia). This salon is fabulous and Steven transformed my hair from a frizzy, dry, home color disaster to the best it has ever looked.

How he managed to make my hair healthier and softer while applying a full head of completely beautiful, natural blond is a mystery to me, but he did and I will be making the trip back to this salon no matter how far the trek!

So, thank you Steven for the beautiful cut, color and conversation :)) I have never had so many people comment on how great my hair looks!

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★★★★★

I completely lucked out last month when searching for a salon over the net for my trip to Portland (I live in Australia). This salon is fabulous and Steven transformed my hair from a frizzy, dry, home color disaster to the best it has ever looked.

How he managed to make my hair healthier and softer while applying a full head of completely beautiful, natural blond is a mystery to me, but he did and I will be making the trip back to this salon no matter how far the trek!

So, thank you Steven for the beautiful cut, color and conversation :)) I have never had so many people comment on how great my hair looks!

Pros: Color, Cut, Conversation :))

Cons: None!

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I've been seeing Amanda, the owner of Arabella salon for almost 4 years now. And I don't have a single complaint. She's truly amazing--like a fairy, she buzzes around and adds sparkle making anything and everything awesomely beautiful! I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to changing my hairstyle, but I tell no lie--even though I get the same hair cut/color every time... I always fall in love with it all over again.

In addition to her capabilities of making me 'fall in love' with a hairstyle...she can do anything. She's been in the hair industry for over 15 years doing hair and makeup. Relaxers, extensions, wigs, hair that does itself and twirls! (just kidding!) She has major accomplishments with working in the film industry also, working on major movies like Twilight, Indiana Jones, Into the wild, etc.

You can do no wrong by going to her. I swear!

Go on, give her a call 503-249-6558!

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★★★★★

I've been seeing Amanda, the owner of Arabella salon for almost 4 years now. And I don't have a single complaint. She's truly amazing--like a fairy, she buzzes around and adds sparkle making anything and everything awesomely beautiful! I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to changing my hairstyle, but I tell no lie--even though I get the same hair cut/color every time... I always fall in love with it all over again.

In addition to her capabilities of making me 'fall in love' with a hairstyle...she can do anything. She's been in the hair industry for over 15 years doing hair and makeup. Relaxers, extensions, wigs, hair that does itself and twirls! (just kidding!) She has major accomplishments with working in the film industry also, working on major movies like Twilight, Indiana Jones, Into the wild, etc.

You can do no wrong by going to her. I swear!

Go on, give her a call 503-249-6558!

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

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I won a haircut with Steven at a silent auction and finally decided to give him a go...wow is all I can say. He knows I can't blow or style and that I have a wash and wear lifestyle...he made my hair work and look terrific, taking it to a new place no one has taken it before. He's not cheap, but I'm worth it!

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★★★★★

I won a haircut with Steven at a silent auction and finally decided to give him a go...wow is all I can say. He knows I can't blow or style and that I have a wash and wear lifestyle...he made my hair work and look terrific, taking it to a new place no one has taken it before. He's not cheap, but I'm worth it!

Pros: Great at what he does, very good at communicating

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I am a very picky, semi-high maintenance client who expects a classy professional hair style. I took a whim going somewhere new and seeing a different stylist. Steven is a man of his word, he will give you his honest opinon about what you want your hair to look like as well as his input. He desires his clients to be satisfied with their new hairstyle, and Steven definetly succeeds on providing his client's EXACTLY what he/she wants. He listened very carefully to the details I wanted and provided a little of his own style into it, which was great. I have gotten so many compliments on my new hairstyle and I have Steven to thank. I will definetly go back and see him to get my hair done in the future. Great haircut, conversation, and atmosphere. Thanks Steven!

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★★★★★

I am a very picky, semi-high maintenance client who expects a classy professional hair style. I took a whim going somewhere new and seeing a different stylist. Steven is a man of his word, he will give you his honest opinon about what you want your hair to look like as well as his input. He desires his clients to be satisfied with their new hairstyle, and Steven definetly succeeds on providing his client's EXACTLY what he/she wants. He listened very carefully to the details I wanted and provided a little of his own style into it, which was great. I have gotten so many compliments on my new hairstyle and I have Steven to thank. I will definetly go back and see him to get my hair done in the future. Great haircut, conversation, and atmosphere. Thanks Steven!

Pros: Customer Service :) Quality

Cons: nothing

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I tend to be sort of a spazz about my hair (especially for a guy). Steven never really requires me to explain much how I want my hair done. I explain in a few words, and without haste, he jumps in, and does his thing. Invariably, his work is perfect...and that's not something I say often. Furthermore, given that my work revolves around customer service, I tend to not be easily impressed with customer relations experiences easily. I have to say that Steven takes that part of his business as seriously as he does his artistic and technical skills with the shears. If you want a GREAT haircut and style, paired with an excellent customer service experience from a true professional, go see Steven Lightfoot at Arabella. He'll get you squared away.

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I tend to be sort of a spazz about my hair (especially for a guy). Steven never really requires me to explain much how I want my hair done. I explain in a few words, and without haste, he jumps in, and does his thing. Invariably, his work is perfect...and that's not something I say often. Furthermore, given that my work revolves around customer service, I tend to not be easily impressed with customer relations experiences easily. I have to say that Steven takes that part of his business as seriously as he does his artistic and technical skills with the shears. If you want a GREAT haircut and style, paired with an excellent customer service experience from a true professional, go see Steven Lightfoot at Arabella. He'll get you squared away.

Pros: Killer men's/women's stylist, great with people, truly profe

Cons: none

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After having my hair cut messed up at another salon, I came to Amanda, and she was able to not only fix my haircut, but also reduce the dryness.

I'm so happy to have my hair look good again!

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After having my hair cut messed up at another salon, I came to Amanda, and she was able to not only fix my haircut, but also reduce the dryness.

I'm so happy to have my hair look good again!

Pros: great cut, great products

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I just saw Steven at Arabella for the first time and I can't say enough good things about my experience. I have very thick hair and have had only a handful of good haircuts in my life. I am always cautious when trying out a new stylist and ask many questions. Steven made me feel confident that he was the right man for the job. He knew exactly the right way to handle my hair. He listened to what I needed and gave me exactly what I wanted. This is the best haircut I have ever had and I will not see anyone else as long as Steven is around to cut my hair. If you have ever had a bad haircut and need someone that is going to make you feel confident and give you a great style you have to see Steven at Arabella. You can't go wrong with Steven!!

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★★★★★

I just saw Steven at Arabella for the first time and I can't say enough good things about my experience. I have very thick hair and have had only a handful of good haircuts in my life. I am always cautious when trying out a new stylist and ask many questions. Steven made me feel confident that he was the right man for the job. He knew exactly the right way to handle my hair. He listened to what I needed and gave me exactly what I wanted. This is the best haircut I have ever had and I will not see anyone else as long as Steven is around to cut my hair. If you have ever had a bad haircut and need someone that is going to make you feel confident and give you a great style you have to see Steven at Arabella. You can't go wrong with Steven!!

Pros: cost, quality, experience

Cons: Nothing!!

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Steven Lightfoot volunteered to help out a stylist whose child has a serious illness and needed coverage for her clients. He volunteered his time and LUCKY me: one of his donated slots was mine. He cut and colored my hair following some written instructions from my stylist and by listening to my wishes. And I WAS BLOWN away. The guy is an artist! My hair was his palette. On top of being talented, he is a true humanitarian. HE HAS NEVER met the woman he was helping out. How often do we meet this kind of person?

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Steven Lightfoot volunteered to help out a stylist whose child has a serious illness and needed coverage for her clients. He volunteered his time and LUCKY me: one of his donated slots was mine. He cut and colored my hair following some written instructions from my stylist and by listening to my wishes. And I WAS BLOWN away. The guy is an artist! My hair was his palette. On top of being talented, he is a true humanitarian. HE HAS NEVER met the woman he was helping out. How often do we meet this kind of person?

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.Went shopping to Dunedin to cute little shops like Darling Memories,Amanda Austin and Rose Garden. Everyone in these shope were nice and welcoming. I wanted to end my shopping experience with a nice cup of Java.
Whe I walked to Cappucino's Bakery...I saw a couple of customers and once person working behind the counter so I decided to sit and but my bags down. When I sat on the counter...the lady working there didn't aknowledge me but I figure she was alone so I didn't take it personally. Since I really was craving my cup of Java I decided to patiently wait. After taking the order from customers she went to the back and dissapeared for 20 minutes.
At this point I really needed to go to the bathroom. When she came of to serve the people I asked if she can buzz me to the bathroom and she ignored me. I asked again and she SHOUTED at me and I saw a mean lady looking at me. She yelled"don't you see that I'm working alone here...if you need a public bathroom there's one around the corner". I metioned to her that I was a potential customer and I have been patient by waiting 20 minutes and she didn't have to yell at me and send me to a public bathroom. I've had my bags here and that she shouldn't abuse me for no reason.
After that...she yelled at me again and told me that I should leave her shop. SHe mentioned that she was the owne and I was shocked and couldn't believe that she was being so cruel to me for no apparent reason. She basically was taking out her job or personal frustrations on me. I was really shocked and like any women with some integrity I defended my case....and tol her that she was very cruel and bitter and that this is no way to treat a customer who has been patiently waiting. She then did the ultimate...she called the cops so they can escort me for no reason. Since it was so unfair...I figured I would wait and explain my side of the story to the cops...that I was basically waiting 20 minutes for a cup of Java and to use the bathroom and this lady was just cruel with me for no apparent cause...just being abusive towards me from her personal frustrations.
I decided to leaven and not let her ruin the wonderful experience I had with other merchant owners in the area. I saw her as being cruel, catty and bitter and left without take in it personally.
I have travelle all over the world and come from a family of restaurant owners and I ive that the owner of Cappuccino's Bakery a 0 out of 10 rating for cruelty, abuse, and and hateful energy. Have a spirit lady...it's Xmas. She is a lady Scroodge.
If you are visiting Dunedin...stay away if you are happy, attractive and fairly young because this witch will hate on you and give you ill treatment. She represents the haters of the world who hate the happy, sexy, beautiful and cheerful young women. STAY AWAY from the abuse. Oh by the way I saw she did the same to a customer on a Yahoo Travel Review....this MErchant will give Dunedin a bad name.

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.Went shopping to Dunedin to cute little shops like Darling Memories,Amanda Austin and Rose Garden. Everyone in these shope were nice and welcoming. I wanted to end my shopping experience with a nice cup of Java.
Whe I walked to Cappucino's Bakery...I saw a couple of customers and once person working behind the counter so I decided to sit and but my bags down. When I sat on the counter...the lady working there didn't aknowledge me but I figure she was alone so I didn't take it personally. Since I really was craving my cup of Java I decided to patiently wait. After taking the order from customers she went to the back and dissapeared for 20 minutes.
At this point I really needed to go to the bathroom. When she came of to serve the people I asked if she can buzz me to the bathroom and she ignored me. I asked again and she SHOUTED at me and I saw a mean lady looking at me. She yelled"don't you see that I'm working alone here...if you need a public bathroom there's one around the corner". I metioned to her that I was a potential customer and I have been patient by waiting 20 minutes and she didn't have to yell at me and send me to a public bathroom. I've had my bags here and that she shouldn't abuse me for no reason.
After that...she yelled at me again and told me that I should leave her shop. SHe mentioned that she was the owne and I was shocked and couldn't believe that she was being so cruel to me for no apparent reason. She basically was taking out her job or personal frustrations on me. I was really shocked and like any women with some integrity I defended my case....and tol her that she was very cruel and bitter and that this is no way to treat a customer who has been patiently waiting. She then did the ultimate...she called the cops so they can escort me for no reason. Since it was so unfair...I figured I would wait and explain my side of the story to the cops...that I was basically waiting 20 minutes for a cup of Java and to use the bathroom and this lady was just cruel with me for no apparent cause...just being abusive towards me from her personal frustrations.
I decided to leaven and not let her ruin the wonderful experience I had with other merchant owners in the area. I saw her as being cruel, catty and bitter and left without take in it personally.
I have travelle all over the world and come from a family of restaurant owners and I ive that the owner of Cappuccino's Bakery a 0 out of 10 rating for cruelty, abuse, and and hateful energy. Have a spirit lady...it's Xmas. She is a lady Scroodge.
If you are visiting Dunedin...stay away if you are happy, attractive and fairly young because this witch will hate on you and give you ill treatment. She represents the haters of the world who hate the happy, sexy, beautiful and cheerful young women. STAY AWAY from the abuse. Oh by the way I saw she did the same to a customer on a Yahoo Travel Review....this MErchant will give Dunedin a bad name.

Pros: cut/color/style, cute place, friendly staff

Cons: very expensive!

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I had my hair cut by Mr Steven Lightfoot at Arabella salon, and I am thrilled with how it turned out. He knew EXACTLY how to turn my idea of what I wanted -- my dream hair cut, that I've been hesitant to try out because I was unsure how it'd work with my features -- into reality. And he consulted with me on every step of the way. The end result is that I have the best hair cut I've had in years. I will definitely be back to see Steven again.

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★★★★★

I had my hair cut by Mr Steven Lightfoot at Arabella salon, and I am thrilled with how it turned out. He knew EXACTLY how to turn my idea of what I wanted -- my dream hair cut, that I've been hesitant to try out because I was unsure how it'd work with my features -- into reality. And he consulted with me on every step of the way. The end result is that I have the best hair cut I've had in years. I will definitely be back to see Steven again.

Pros: Beautiful atmosphere, consummate professionalism

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For the past 6 months I??ve been dying my own hair dark brown with demi-permanent dye. My husband knew I wanted to change my hair to brown with light blond low lights, so as a gift he decided to purchase a gift certificate for me to color correct my hair and get it the way I wanted it (knowing I would definitely not be able to do it myself). He made calls to places I had once been before and to places he heard were good....Urban Colors only had one person who knew how to do color correction, and she charged $100 an hour, then he tried Avanti's Salon, she didn??t pick up so he left her a message, then he called Arabella's. After talking to someone on the phone , and then even coming into the salon to further discuss the gift for me, the ladies at the salon promised I would leave the salon with the exact look I wanted , it would cost no more than $200, and in fact I??d probably have money left over to keep or put towards whatever. My husband (who said he was willing to pay up to 300, was happy to hear 200 was more than enough) purchased the gift certificate in good faith thinking I was going to be really happy after my hair appointment.

The exact opposite happened when my hair stylist Deanna did a HORRIBLE job on my hair. Instead of brown with blond low lights I had nO low lights at alllllll, my hair was spotty, and my hair was nOT brown, it was red-ish-Orange (especially at my roots). She asked me if I was happy with the auburn brown look, I said not really, to me this looks way more red then brown which is not what I asked for! And then she proceeded to tell me that red was an undertone of brown, yata yata yata and this is why she usually doesn??t make promises...(and although she told my husband she charges 50 an hour, she told me 55, and wrapped up our session at 3 hrs using all of the 200)... Fortunately for her, since her next clients were sitting & waiting, I decided I was going to be kind enough to not be brutally honest and tell her how much I hated it and how horrible it looked. She tried to make me feel like there was no other way around it and I would just have to deal with the red for a few weeks/months until I come in again and then *MAYBE she could give me the look I originally wanted...Maybe?? WOW.. Long story short, Francesca from Avanti salon ended up calling me (well my husband) back a few short days later, and told me that she felt really bad for me and offered to fix my hair for really cheap and this time do it right. THANK GOD for her!!!!!!!! I seriously did noT want to walk around town having people believe I would actually pay for the hairstyle I had. My hair is finally just as I wanted and I??m so grateful to Francesca for it. For anyone out there who thinks paying more means a better service, please don??t make the same mistake I did? I totally regret going to Arabella and I wish my husband would have been able to set me up with Avanti in the first place.

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For the past 6 months I??ve been dying my own hair dark brown with demi-permanent dye. My husband knew I wanted to change my hair to brown with light blond low lights, so as a gift he decided to purchase a gift certificate for me to color correct my hair and get it the way I wanted it (knowing I would definitely not be able to do it myself). He made calls to places I had once been before and to places he heard were good....Urban Colors only had one person who knew how to do color correction, and she charged $100 an hour, then he tried Avanti's Salon, she didn??t pick up so he left her a message, then he called Arabella's. After talking to someone on the phone , and then even coming into the salon to further discuss the gift for me, the ladies at the salon promised I would leave the salon with the exact look I wanted , it would cost no more than $200, and in fact I??d probably have money left over to keep or put towards whatever. My husband (who said he was willing to pay up to 300, was happy to hear 200 was more than enough) purchased the gift certificate in good faith thinking I was going to be really happy after my hair appointment.

The exact opposite happened when my hair stylist Deanna did a HORRIBLE job on my hair. Instead of brown with blond low lights I had nO low lights at alllllll, my hair was spotty, and my hair was nOT brown, it was red-ish-Orange (especially at my roots). She asked me if I was happy with the auburn brown look, I said not really, to me this looks way more red then brown which is not what I asked for! And then she proceeded to tell me that red was an undertone of brown, yata yata yata and this is why she usually doesn??t make promises...(and although she told my husband she charges 50 an hour, she told me 55, and wrapped up our session at 3 hrs using all of the 200)... Fortunately for her, since her next clients were sitting & waiting, I decided I was going to be kind enough to not be brutally honest and tell her how much I hated it and how horrible it looked. She tried to make me feel like there was no other way around it and I would just have to deal with the red for a few weeks/months until I come in again and then *MAYBE she could give me the look I originally wanted...Maybe?? WOW.. Long story short, Francesca from Avanti salon ended up calling me (well my husband) back a few short days later, and told me that she felt really bad for me and offered to fix my hair for really cheap and this time do it right. THANK GOD for her!!!!!!!! I seriously did noT want to walk around town having people believe I would actually pay for the hairstyle I had. My hair is finally just as I wanted and I??m so grateful to Francesca for it. For anyone out there who thinks paying more means a better service, please don??t make the same mistake I did? I totally regret going to Arabella and I wish my husband would have been able to set me up with Avanti in the first place.

Pros: great location, friendly staff, up-to-date on latest trends

Cons: $ not cheap, but worth the price :]

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The stylists at the salon invited teen mothers and girls in residential treatment to a morning of, hair styles, make up and pampering. The stylists were kind and respectful and treated all the girls like queens for the day.

For the girls who were unable to make it to the salon, the stylists brought the salon to them. They provided hair cuts and make up where the girls lived. The stylists did an awesome job and made it really special for those girls. The folks at Arabella really care!!!

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★★★★★

The stylists at the salon invited teen mothers and girls in residential treatment to a morning of, hair styles, make up and pampering. The stylists were kind and respectful and treated all the girls like queens for the day.

For the girls who were unable to make it to the salon, the stylists brought the salon to them. They provided hair cuts and make up where the girls lived. The stylists did an awesome job and made it really special for those girls. The folks at Arabella really care!!!

Pros: Socially Conscience

Cons: none

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Arabella is a great salon staffed by highly professional stylists. I'm impressed at how they are constantly educating themselves about hair, color, the latest trends and classic cuts. I especially appreciate that the haircuts suggested are complimentary to me and my personal style.

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★★★★★

Arabella is a great salon staffed by highly professional stylists. I'm impressed at how they are constantly educating themselves about hair, color, the latest trends and classic cuts. I especially appreciate that the haircuts suggested are complimentary to me and my personal style.

Pros: great colorists, stylists, beautiful setting

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When I first moved to Portland, I never thought I would find a hairstylist that fits the grade, until a friend introduced me to the amazing Sarah Bandy.

Sarah has been styling my hair for over two years, and in that time she has gained my valued trust and friendship. My hair cuts and color only get better and fit my needs as her creative ideas roll in sync with what I am looking for. Several of my friends I have recommended her to, are now new eager clients. I am sharing the hair secret my friend shared with me two years ago; if you are in search of a malleable and innovative hair stylist, do yourself a favor and consider Sarah Bandy at Arabella Salon.

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★★★★★

When I first moved to Portland, I never thought I would find a hairstylist that fits the grade, until a friend introduced me to the amazing Sarah Bandy.

Sarah has been styling my hair for over two years, and in that time she has gained my valued trust and friendship. My hair cuts and color only get better and fit my needs as her creative ideas roll in sync with what I am looking for. Several of my friends I have recommended her to, are now new eager clients. I am sharing the hair secret my friend shared with me two years ago; if you are in search of a malleable and innovative hair stylist, do yourself a favor and consider Sarah Bandy at Arabella Salon.

Pros: awesome stylist!

Cons: never

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I went in with a bad hair cut & wanted it leveled & wanted a low maintanence cut .what i got waz the worst hair-cut i have ever had. & they tried to tell me that my hair quality was bad & that this was the best it could be.& i just had to wait for it to grow out for it to look presentable. Will never go back there again

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in with a bad hair cut & wanted it leveled & wanted a low maintanence cut .what i got waz the worst hair-cut i have ever had. & they tried to tell me that my hair quality was bad & that this was the best it could be.& i just had to wait for it to grow out for it to look presentable. Will never go back there again

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Stephanie made my brows amazing!! i didn't know a good wax could make such a difference. I mean i've had my brows waxed before but never like this!
she takes a lot of time perfecting them to make sure they look amazing and suit your faceshape.
she's really in to make up which means that she cares a lot about the shape of your brows.
you won't regret making an appointment with her!

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★★★★★

Stephanie made my brows amazing!! i didn't know a good wax could make such a difference. I mean i've had my brows waxed before but never like this!
she takes a lot of time perfecting them to make sure they look amazing and suit your faceshape.
she's really in to make up which means that she cares a lot about the shape of your brows.
you won't regret making an appointment with her!

Pros: online booking!!!

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I had been looking for someone to trust with my hair and i read so many good reviews on Jena I decided to giver her a try. It was very convenient since she starts at 6am so I can get my hair done before I need to go into work. I went in the first time not knowing what I wanted and some how it turned out better than what I could have dreamed of. I recently went back to get highlights in to give my hair texture for an up-do for a wedding I was in, She listened to what I needed I gave me highlights that look natural, hide when I have my hair down, and makes my hair look amazing when its up. I couldn't ask for anything more.
I have never done anything dramatic to my hair but in her hands I feel like anything she does will make me look amazing in the end. My next appointment is for a Keratin treatment to straighten out my frizzy hair. She gave me a lot of information on it, and gave me good advice whether I should do it or not because of my hair type. She knows her stuff!
I wouldn't place my hair in anyone else's hands!

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★★★★★

I had been looking for someone to trust with my hair and i read so many good reviews on Jena I decided to giver her a try. It was very convenient since she starts at 6am so I can get my hair done before I need to go into work. I went in the first time not knowing what I wanted and some how it turned out better than what I could have dreamed of. I recently went back to get highlights in to give my hair texture for an up-do for a wedding I was in, She listened to what I needed I gave me highlights that look natural, hide when I have my hair down, and makes my hair look amazing when its up. I couldn't ask for anything more.
I have never done anything dramatic to my hair but in her hands I feel like anything she does will make me look amazing in the end. My next appointment is for a Keratin treatment to straighten out my frizzy hair. She gave me a lot of information on it, and gave me good advice whether I should do it or not because of my hair type. She knows her stuff!
I wouldn't place my hair in anyone else's hands!

Pros: Scheduling time, can get my hair done early, before work

Cons: Can't take her home with me so she can do my hair everyday!

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If you'd like to find a perfect place to go and treat yourself to a special day of beauty, this is it. The people are nice, the atmosphere is relaxing and pretty and the services are local and organic. The location, although at first somewhat odd, is actually perfect for this type of business.

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★★★★★

If you'd like to find a perfect place to go and treat yourself to a special day of beauty, this is it. The people are nice, the atmosphere is relaxing and pretty and the services are local and organic. The location, although at first somewhat odd, is actually perfect for this type of business.

Pros: everything

Cons: none

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One of the best stylists I have ever had. I sat in his chair and he looked and my hair and could tell me what products I used and how I took care of my hair. You can tell his heart is in his work. Well worth the time, trip and $$$. You will not only walk away with a great haircut, but you will have a better understanding of how to care for your hair! Thanks, Steven

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★★★★★

One of the best stylists I have ever had. I sat in his chair and he looked and my hair and could tell me what products I used and how I took care of my hair. You can tell his heart is in his work. Well worth the time, trip and $$$. You will not only walk away with a great haircut, but you will have a better understanding of how to care for your hair! Thanks, Steven

Pros: Super haircut and style

Cons: Parking

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Sarah B at Arabella knows what she's doing. I have been a client for about a year. She did my hair for my wedding, and I've been seeing her ever since. When I took the plunge 4 months ago and cut my hair short, Sarah did an amazing job. I get daily compliments about how cute and fresh it is. If you're considering going short or updating your look, you really need someone who knows what's going to look good on you (and tells you honestly!) and can pull it off. Sarah is the best!

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★★★★★

Sarah B at Arabella knows what she's doing. I have been a client for about a year. She did my hair for my wedding, and I've been seeing her ever since. When I took the plunge 4 months ago and cut my hair short, Sarah did an amazing job. I get daily compliments about how cute and fresh it is. If you're considering going short or updating your look, you really need someone who knows what's going to look good on you (and tells you honestly!) and can pull it off. Sarah is the best!

Pros: She is talented and fun

Cons: None

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Libby Beaman colored, cut and styled my hair and it looks amazing! First and foremost, I was leaning towards keeping my blonde highlights but received some very SMART advice from Libby. She had advised me that with my eye color and skin tone, keeping closer to my "roots" was were I should be. Thank goodness I listened to her, because now I LOVE my natural hair color. It is so flattering, bright and beautiful. I have received so many compliment's about my hair and I owe it to LIbby. Thank you!!

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★★★★★

Libby Beaman colored, cut and styled my hair and it looks amazing! First and foremost, I was leaning towards keeping my blonde highlights but received some very SMART advice from Libby. She had advised me that with my eye color and skin tone, keeping closer to my "roots" was were I should be. Thank goodness I listened to her, because now I LOVE my natural hair color. It is so flattering, bright and beautiful. I have received so many compliment's about my hair and I owe it to LIbby. Thank you!!

Pros: Beautiful loft setting, great products, insightful staff

Cons: n/a

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I travel the world and go to many upscale events. I have never had a day go by when I am not asked "who does your hair." I love it. Steven has done my hair in London, in Portland in Arizona. I am fortunate to have found him.

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★★★★★

I travel the world and go to many upscale events. I have never had a day go by when I am not asked "who does your hair." I love it. Steven has done my hair in London, in Portland in Arizona. I am fortunate to have found him.

Pros: You will never have a bad hair day,from this day forth

Cons: I live in Arizona but fly to him or vice versa

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I have had many different types of massage in many different countries and I can safely say that Anna is the best masseur (of any school), that I have experienced. Anna has given me several shiatsu massages and I always leave feeling calm and centred. Anna is a great listener and is very careful to assess your needs before launching into the massage . During the treatment she uses a perfect comforting pressure and works on each area of the body with the utmost care. It may sound a bit corny but she also has healing hands. On one occasion, at the end of the shiatsu while my eyes were still closed, I was certain she was still gently working on my abdomen, but when I opened my eyes, I found Anna was actually on the other side of the room. She is truly a special person.

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★★★★★

I have had many different types of massage in many different countries and I can safely say that Anna is the best masseur (of any school), that I have experienced. Anna has given me several shiatsu massages and I always leave feeling calm and centred. Anna is a great listener and is very careful to assess your needs before launching into the massage . During the treatment she uses a perfect comforting pressure and works on each area of the body with the utmost care. It may sound a bit corny but she also has healing hands. On one occasion, at the end of the shiatsu while my eyes were still closed, I was certain she was still gently working on my abdomen, but when I opened my eyes, I found Anna was actually on the other side of the room. She is truly a special person.

Pros: Friendly, professional, relaxing, rejuvenating

Cons: none

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This is the second time that I have had the pleasure to visit Steven Lightfoot at the salon. I am 25, work full time and go to school full time. I needed a haircut that would match my playful attitude, professional attire and is quick and easy to manage. Steven Lightfoot was able to find the perfect hair style for me. Not only was he able to do that but the color he added to my hair makes my blue eyes pop! My driver?s license photo looks like it was taken at Glamour Shots. I get SO many compliments and would recommend Steven Lightfoot to anyone looking to get their money?s worth.

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★★★★★

This is the second time that I have had the pleasure to visit Steven Lightfoot at the salon. I am 25, work full time and go to school full time. I needed a haircut that would match my playful attitude, professional attire and is quick and easy to manage. Steven Lightfoot was able to find the perfect hair style for me. Not only was he able to do that but the color he added to my hair makes my blue eyes pop! My driver?s license photo looks like it was taken at Glamour Shots. I get SO many compliments and would recommend Steven Lightfoot to anyone looking to get their money?s worth.

Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, Amazing skills

Cons: NONE

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I'm a bit of skeptical consumer and reader of reviews and I don't write them often. After having a few shiatsu's with Anna I felt like she offers something very special that deserves praise and spreading the word. I'm a body work junkie and I've had many, many body work sessions through my life and Anna offers a level of awareness and talent and approach that sings. Maybe some of this comes from her training in Europe where one studies for years to become certified. I think it has as much to do with her passion and giftedness for shiatsu. And for those of you not familiar with shiatsu, it integrates chinese medicine and body work with beautiful stretches and work along body meridians to release stored tensions in our body. So, not only did I enjoy the shiatsu session but I also felt like they were operating on a deeper level than many other forms of massage. Enough, just go, try it. In these times of dynamic change and transition, we are blessed to have healers like Anna in our community.

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★★★★★

I'm a bit of skeptical consumer and reader of reviews and I don't write them often. After having a few shiatsu's with Anna I felt like she offers something very special that deserves praise and spreading the word. I'm a body work junkie and I've had many, many body work sessions through my life and Anna offers a level of awareness and talent and approach that sings. Maybe some of this comes from her training in Europe where one studies for years to become certified. I think it has as much to do with her passion and giftedness for shiatsu. And for those of you not familiar with shiatsu, it integrates chinese medicine and body work with beautiful stretches and work along body meridians to release stored tensions in our body. So, not only did I enjoy the shiatsu session but I also felt like they were operating on a deeper level than many other forms of massage. Enough, just go, try it. In these times of dynamic change and transition, we are blessed to have healers like Anna in our community.

Pros: depth of awareness, feeling and healing

Cons: none

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I love Arabella and I love Jena even more! I have gotten highlights a couple of times before with other stylists and they weren't careful and it made my hair fall out! Those were horrible experiences and I was, well, nervous to let anyone highlight my hair ever again. Fortunately, I decided to try Jena out (based on all the other reviews here) and she did an AWESOME job. The color was absolutely beautiful. She does a great job with the cut, as well. So, I decided to cut all my hair off in a pixie because I am nearly 30 years old and have never had short hair. Jena gave me a truly beautiful cut. When I sent pictures to my relatives, they told me I look like Keira Knightley!!! I have heard nothing but "you look so good with short hair!" since I cut it- and I owe it all to Jena. She really works with my hair's natural tendencies and the results are always beautiful. Thanks Jena! :)

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★★★★★

I love Arabella and I love Jena even more! I have gotten highlights a couple of times before with other stylists and they weren't careful and it made my hair fall out! Those were horrible experiences and I was, well, nervous to let anyone highlight my hair ever again. Fortunately, I decided to try Jena out (based on all the other reviews here) and she did an AWESOME job. The color was absolutely beautiful. She does a great job with the cut, as well. So, I decided to cut all my hair off in a pixie because I am nearly 30 years old and have never had short hair. Jena gave me a truly beautiful cut. When I sent pictures to my relatives, they told me I look like Keira Knightley!!! I have heard nothing but "you look so good with short hair!" since I cut it- and I owe it all to Jena. She really works with my hair's natural tendencies and the results are always beautiful. Thanks Jena! :)

Pros: great hair, great atmosphere

Cons: Um, I don't see any

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Arabella salon has everything in the way of beauty treatments, from hair to massage to "face lift" acupuncture, all performed by a talented and professional staff. Owner Amanda Williams is a true hair artist--not just exceptionally skilled with technique, but also a great sense for what works well for a client's hair type and face. I totally trust her with my hair and always leave with an amazing cut that that holds its shape for weeks.

Last time I was in, I had a hand massage with Christa--definitely a treat. She's very good, as well as charming. I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed with her.

Arabella Salon is also the only one I know of in the area that carries the fantastic Davines line.

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★★★★★

Arabella salon has everything in the way of beauty treatments, from hair to massage to "face lift" acupuncture, all performed by a talented and professional staff. Owner Amanda Williams is a true hair artist--not just exceptionally skilled with technique, but also a great sense for what works well for a client's hair type and face. I totally trust her with my hair and always leave with an amazing cut that that holds its shape for weeks.

Last time I was in, I had a hand massage with Christa--definitely a treat. She's very good, as well as charming. I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed with her.

Arabella Salon is also the only one I know of in the area that carries the fantastic Davines line.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Anna Debenham has a healing touch and she delivers a massage that my body absorbs for days. I've had two treatments by Anna, who spares no detail in the warm, lovely, private environment she creates or in her highly skillful and experienced technique. She loves understanding bodies and people, and her work reflects an ability to tune in and deliver the exact treatment that you need. Anna's bodywork is enhanced by her wealth of knowledge and her energetic sensitivities. Her touch is strong, nurturing, relaxing and renewing. I loved her attention to my neck and feet and the fact that every part of my body got the attention it needed. If you love shiatzu, go to Anna. And if you've never had it you really must go to Anna.

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★★★★★

Anna Debenham has a healing touch and she delivers a massage that my body absorbs for days. I've had two treatments by Anna, who spares no detail in the warm, lovely, private environment she creates or in her highly skillful and experienced technique. She loves understanding bodies and people, and her work reflects an ability to tune in and deliver the exact treatment that you need. Anna's bodywork is enhanced by her wealth of knowledge and her energetic sensitivities. Her touch is strong, nurturing, relaxing and renewing. I loved her attention to my neck and feet and the fact that every part of my body got the attention it needed. If you love shiatzu, go to Anna. And if you've never had it you really must go to Anna.

Pros: staff, people, customers, atmosphere, location

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I am somewhat of a massage junkie, as I have chronic pain issues usually combined with injuries sustained in Bikram yoga class. I've gotten tons of massages, usually deep tissue, in both California and Oregon. Since I found Anna, I have gone nowhere else!

Anna has extensive Shia tzu training. She schooled in England and Switzerland, where the training is far more intense than that usually included in LMT courses. She is very intuitive and strong, two things I look for in healers. She is also a Reiki healer and incorporates energy movement along with the bodywork.

I try to make it in to see Anna once a week for a 90 minute session. The space is cozy and lovely. Very comfortable. She uses the body pillows on the ground rather than a table which allows her greater freedom when manipulating the body. Her hands and fingers really get in to those sore spots!

Another positive about Shia tzu massage as opposed to other types of body work is that you remain clothed, so the body worker is better able to freely move your limbs around without the cumbersome drape. I am completely comfortable and relaxed during the session. It feels incredible and my pain issues are better since I started seeing Anna.

I totally recommend her!

Her cell number is 503 250 2071

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★★★★★

I am somewhat of a massage junkie, as I have chronic pain issues usually combined with injuries sustained in Bikram yoga class. I've gotten tons of massages, usually deep tissue, in both California and Oregon. Since I found Anna, I have gone nowhere else!

Anna has extensive Shia tzu training. She schooled in England and Switzerland, where the training is far more intense than that usually included in LMT courses. She is very intuitive and strong, two things I look for in healers. She is also a Reiki healer and incorporates energy movement along with the bodywork.

I try to make it in to see Anna once a week for a 90 minute session. The space is cozy and lovely. Very comfortable. She uses the body pillows on the ground rather than a table which allows her greater freedom when manipulating the body. Her hands and fingers really get in to those sore spots!

Another positive about Shia tzu massage as opposed to other types of body work is that you remain clothed, so the body worker is better able to freely move your limbs around without the cumbersome drape. I am completely comfortable and relaxed during the session. It feels incredible and my pain issues are better since I started seeing Anna.

I totally recommend her!

Her cell number is 503 250 2071

Pros: great ambiance, warm room, very comfortable

Cons: n/a

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I had a shiatsu session with Anna at Arabella salon, and it was really excellent! You know how a lot of massage therapists just don't go deep enough, don't get the right spots, or (worst of all) don't have an energetic sense of your body or the healing process? Well, none of these issues came up for me while Anna was working on my body. Her hands are incredibly strong (yes!), she works on all the spots that need it most, and she has a really good body/energy sense, which I felt from beginning to end. I'll definitely be going back to Anna for more shiatsu and I recommend that you do too.

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★★★★★

I had a shiatsu session with Anna at Arabella salon, and it was really excellent! You know how a lot of massage therapists just don't go deep enough, don't get the right spots, or (worst of all) don't have an energetic sense of your body or the healing process? Well, none of these issues came up for me while Anna was working on my body. Her hands are incredibly strong (yes!), she works on all the spots that need it most, and she has a really good body/energy sense, which I felt from beginning to end. I'll definitely be going back to Anna for more shiatsu and I recommend that you do too.

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I've had many massages before, but my massage by Anna Debenham was the first Shiatsu massage I've received. I've been to Anna twice and highly recommend her. She seems to have a very good understanding of Chinese medicine and the body's meridians, which I found to be a very nice addition to my massage experience. Anna's touch was strong and deep while at the same time sensitive to my body's needs. I left feeling very relaxed. I found Shiatsu to be more healing than other massage I've received or perhaps that is just Anna's style.

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★★★★★

I've had many massages before, but my massage by Anna Debenham was the first Shiatsu massage I've received. I've been to Anna twice and highly recommend her. She seems to have a very good understanding of Chinese medicine and the body's meridians, which I found to be a very nice addition to my massage experience. Anna's touch was strong and deep while at the same time sensitive to my body's needs. I left feeling very relaxed. I found Shiatsu to be more healing than other massage I've received or perhaps that is just Anna's style.

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This salon isn't the most obvious place to find, but once you do, you'll find a cool - loft like space with a number of stylists and a massage therapist named Nikki. I went in for a massage not to relax but with the hope to actually relieve knee and leg pain that was compromising my burgeoning running program. She listened to me and worked on the areas requested (I can't tell you how many do not listen) and you know what? For the first time in months my knee and leg didn't hurt. In fact I still don't hurt after logging 12 miles this week. So if you have pain or just want a relaxing massage in a very cool space -- give Arabella Salon a call and ask for Nikki...
I almost hate to write this because I feel like I am giving up a well kept secret...

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★★★★★

This salon isn't the most obvious place to find, but once you do, you'll find a cool - loft like space with a number of stylists and a massage therapist named Nikki. I went in for a massage not to relax but with the hope to actually relieve knee and leg pain that was compromising my burgeoning running program. She listened to me and worked on the areas requested (I can't tell you how many do not listen) and you know what? For the first time in months my knee and leg didn't hurt. In fact I still don't hurt after logging 12 miles this week. So if you have pain or just want a relaxing massage in a very cool space -- give Arabella Salon a call and ask for Nikki...
I almost hate to write this because I feel like I am giving up a well kept secret...

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I have been getting my hair done since I was hmmmmm....15 and I am 25 now. I am a FREAK about my hair and am very picky when it comes to it, I mean hello its your HAIR it makes you YOU! I have been going to Arabella Salon for about 2 years there and getting my hair PERFECTED by a WONDERFUL woman named PIPER DICKINSON. I get a cut and color once a month from Piper. Piper not only knows MY hair, she knows HAIR period. She knows what goes best for me and what looks good on me. MANY times I go in there and tell her I don't know what I want what do you think, 100x out of 100 I go with what she thinks EVERYTIME and I walk out of that salon looking better each and every time. She is THE BEST. Not only do I look better but even though I just put color in my hair it actually LOOKS & FEELS WAY better then before I got there now how is that possible......Piper that is why! I will never go to another hair stylist again my search is long over! Thank you Piper for making me.....beautiful!

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★★★★★

I have been getting my hair done since I was hmmmmm....15 and I am 25 now. I am a FREAK about my hair and am very picky when it comes to it, I mean hello its your HAIR it makes you YOU! I have been going to Arabella Salon for about 2 years there and getting my hair PERFECTED by a WONDERFUL woman named PIPER DICKINSON. I get a cut and color once a month from Piper. Piper not only knows MY hair, she knows HAIR period. She knows what goes best for me and what looks good on me. MANY times I go in there and tell her I don't know what I want what do you think, 100x out of 100 I go with what she thinks EVERYTIME and I walk out of that salon looking better each and every time. She is THE BEST. Not only do I look better but even though I just put color in my hair it actually LOOKS & FEELS WAY better then before I got there now how is that possible......Piper that is why! I will never go to another hair stylist again my search is long over! Thank you Piper for making me.....beautiful!

Pros: Their location is great and their prices can not be beat. My appts never start later and they are open whenever YOU need them!

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OK first I must explain I have a bit of an obsession with my hair. Not in a shallow flip it around like I'm in a hair commercial sort of way but in a how can I the wimpy hair afflicted have a pretty fun do? I've lived in Portland for three years and I have tried five different stylists in that time with no success. That is until last week when I met Sarah at Arabella! I cannot say enough nice things about her or my fabulous new look!! I have never loved my hair so much before and I've lost count of the complimets! Yes I'm gushing but I"m just so happy. Sarah is knowledgeable, funny, personable and professional so the whole experience was great. She not only gave me a great cut and color but taught me the right products for me and how to style it in a way even I could recreate. I also love the atmosphere at Arabella and the rest of the staff were friendly and welcoming. I intend to stick with Sarah as long as she'll have me!

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★★★★★

OK first I must explain I have a bit of an obsession with my hair. Not in a shallow flip it around like I'm in a hair commercial sort of way but in a how can I the wimpy hair afflicted have a pretty fun do? I've lived in Portland for three years and I have tried five different stylists in that time with no success. That is until last week when I met Sarah at Arabella! I cannot say enough nice things about her or my fabulous new look!! I have never loved my hair so much before and I've lost count of the complimets! Yes I'm gushing but I"m just so happy. Sarah is knowledgeable, funny, personable and professional so the whole experience was great. She not only gave me a great cut and color but taught me the right products for me and how to style it in a way even I could recreate. I also love the atmosphere at Arabella and the rest of the staff were friendly and welcoming. I intend to stick with Sarah as long as she'll have me!

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I was in great need of a massage, and being new in town I wasn't sure where to go. A woman I had just met referred me to Nikki at Arabella Salon. I am accustomed to getting two or three massages a month and so I am a bit picky on who works on me. I thought I'd give her a shot. Nikki was by far the best massage therapist I have ever seen. Not only did she work on the area's I really needed with much success, but she used wonderful therapy oils and delicious warm towels on my back, my feet, and neck!! She asked plenty of questions prior to the service, and when the service was over she talked with me about stretches, and other therapies that can help me maintain my body & spirit in between services. I truly feel that I have found my massage therapist! She's a delightful person, has a warm energy about her, and is well educated. Whether you are a massage veteran or a newbie, give Nikki a try... you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

I was in great need of a massage, and being new in town I wasn't sure where to go. A woman I had just met referred me to Nikki at Arabella Salon. I am accustomed to getting two or three massages a month and so I am a bit picky on who works on me. I thought I'd give her a shot. Nikki was by far the best massage therapist I have ever seen. Not only did she work on the area's I really needed with much success, but she used wonderful therapy oils and delicious warm towels on my back, my feet, and neck!! She asked plenty of questions prior to the service, and when the service was over she talked with me about stretches, and other therapies that can help me maintain my body & spirit in between services. I truly feel that I have found my massage therapist! She's a delightful person, has a warm energy about her, and is well educated. Whether you are a massage veteran or a newbie, give Nikki a try... you won't regret it!

Pros: Plenty of parking, beautiful salon, great atmosphere.

Cons: I can't think of any.

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I am thankful for all the reviews on City Search regarding Arabella Salon & Spa that lead the way to finding Jena, an extremely talented, creative, knowledgeable, & caring master stylist/colorist. She is fabulous in the art of coloring and fabulous with a scissors! And I feel Fabulous!
If you need your eyebrows waxed/colored make an appointment with Stephanie too! Stephanie made a perfect color match to my hair color. Not to dark - Not to light - The color was Perfect!

The Salon is a little bit of heaven off the streets of MLK. Quiet, serene, and relaxing. The ladies are very attentive to you and make sure that your experience is FIVE star. Easy parking in the back lot too!

I am thankful for putting my trust in Jena and Stephanie - I just wish I would have found them many years ago!

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★★★★★

I am thankful for all the reviews on City Search regarding Arabella Salon & Spa that lead the way to finding Jena, an extremely talented, creative, knowledgeable, & caring master stylist/colorist. She is fabulous in the art of coloring and fabulous with a scissors! And I feel Fabulous!
If you need your eyebrows waxed/colored make an appointment with Stephanie too! Stephanie made a perfect color match to my hair color. Not to dark - Not to light - The color was Perfect!

The Salon is a little bit of heaven off the streets of MLK. Quiet, serene, and relaxing. The ladies are very attentive to you and make sure that your experience is FIVE star. Easy parking in the back lot too!

I am thankful for putting my trust in Jena and Stephanie - I just wish I would have found them many years ago!

Pros: Perfect Color/Highlight, Skill/Knowledge, Atmosphere, Caring Staff, Value!!!

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I have only had wonderful experiences at Arabella. I started going to see Stephanie to get my eyebrows done about three or four years ago, and she is by far the best esthetician I have ever been to. She uses a kind of wax that does not use paper strips so it's a little more expensive than other places, but the quality is so much better that I'm willing to pay it. Stephanie referred me hair stylist Piper because she had just had extentions for her. I've been very happy with the styles Piper has done for me, even though it's only been since August. Because I'm not used to having short hair I asked her to do whatever she thought would be easy to manage and stylish, and she has come thru both times. And recently Arabella brought on massage therapist Nikki and I think she is just wonderful. She not only explained to me the process she was going to go through but also ways to help between massages. I think all of the women who have helped me at Arabella are extremely nice and make sure to take care of my needs as a client. All of this excellent service AND it's in a cute loft conveniently located across from the Nike outlet. I'm so glad I found a great salon that caters to so many of my needs! It's such a relief to find a talented esthetician, a great stylist, and a knowledgeable masseuse all in one location. I'm so happy! I actually look forward to my appointments :)

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★★★★★

I have only had wonderful experiences at Arabella. I started going to see Stephanie to get my eyebrows done about three or four years ago, and she is by far the best esthetician I have ever been to. She uses a kind of wax that does not use paper strips so it's a little more expensive than other places, but the quality is so much better that I'm willing to pay it. Stephanie referred me hair stylist Piper because she had just had extentions for her. I've been very happy with the styles Piper has done for me, even though it's only been since August. Because I'm not used to having short hair I asked her to do whatever she thought would be easy to manage and stylish, and she has come thru both times. And recently Arabella brought on massage therapist Nikki and I think she is just wonderful. She not only explained to me the process she was going to go through but also ways to help between massages. I think all of the women who have helped me at Arabella are extremely nice and make sure to take care of my needs as a client. All of this excellent service AND it's in a cute loft conveniently located across from the Nike outlet. I'm so glad I found a great salon that caters to so many of my needs! It's such a relief to find a talented esthetician, a great stylist, and a knowledgeable masseuse all in one location. I'm so happy! I actually look forward to my appointments :)

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Our first trip to Arabella was to find our Stylist, Sarah Bandy, who had moved from her previous location on NE Mississippi. She gave us directions to her new salon and I was thinking, Where? She told us to park in the back, which we did and that led us up to the metal fire escape stairs. When we opened the door, there was this beautiful, tranquil, lovely gem of a space that was completely unexpected.
It was such a pleasant, nurturing experience...the whole wash, cut, style thing. And such an improvement over the space that our stylist was at prior to this. Arabella is so warm and homey but classy and professional at the same time. I'm so glad to have it as my new salon, and my 10 year old daughter loves it too...which makes the whole relaxation part of the experience possible. I'd highly recommend searching it out (you do need to call ahead). It's worth the hunt. Sheila

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★★★★★

Our first trip to Arabella was to find our Stylist, Sarah Bandy, who had moved from her previous location on NE Mississippi. She gave us directions to her new salon and I was thinking, Where? She told us to park in the back, which we did and that led us up to the metal fire escape stairs. When we opened the door, there was this beautiful, tranquil, lovely gem of a space that was completely unexpected.
It was such a pleasant, nurturing experience...the whole wash, cut, style thing. And such an improvement over the space that our stylist was at prior to this. Arabella is so warm and homey but classy and professional at the same time. I'm so glad to have it as my new salon, and my 10 year old daughter loves it too...which makes the whole relaxation part of the experience possible. I'd highly recommend searching it out (you do need to call ahead). It's worth the hunt. Sheila

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After a visit to another Portland salon and getting a particularly awful cut, a friend referred me to Steven, saying that he has done amazing work and would be able to fix my cut. Steven was kind enough to fit me in on his day off and, after seeing my erratic cut, got right to work. He is, without a doubt, the best stylist I have ever had. He asks questions, cuts to the face, and uses his expertise to get the cut just right...he's everything I had I heard about and more! On top of all that, he's got great stories of his adventures on tour! If you're looking for a great stylist--one you can trust to do a stellar job--then Steven's your guy!

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★★★★★

After a visit to another Portland salon and getting a particularly awful cut, a friend referred me to Steven, saying that he has done amazing work and would be able to fix my cut. Steven was kind enough to fit me in on his day off and, after seeing my erratic cut, got right to work. He is, without a doubt, the best stylist I have ever had. He asks questions, cuts to the face, and uses his expertise to get the cut just right...he's everything I had I heard about and more! On top of all that, he's got great stories of his adventures on tour! If you're looking for a great stylist--one you can trust to do a stellar job--then Steven's your guy!

Pros: Ambience, Parking, Service, Steven

Cons: None

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I recently visited Arabella for a haircut and hi-lite. I had read very favorable reviews about Jena so decided to make an appt. with her. BEST hair decision I have ever made! Jena knows what she is doing. She listens to you and to what you want, which is very inportant to me. I had been looking for years for someone to work with my very wavy, very thick hair. I wanted layers that I could work with and a realistic hi-lite on my blonde hair. Done.
And the proof? My husband told me four times how much he loved it!

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★★★★★

I recently visited Arabella for a haircut and hi-lite. I had read very favorable reviews about Jena so decided to make an appt. with her. BEST hair decision I have ever made! Jena knows what she is doing. She listens to you and to what you want, which is very inportant to me. I had been looking for years for someone to work with my very wavy, very thick hair. I wanted layers that I could work with and a realistic hi-lite on my blonde hair. Done.
And the proof? My husband told me four times how much he loved it!

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Let me just tell you that when I went to Libby for the first time, she had her work "cut" out for her.

Long story short...I tried to bleach my own hair. And as you can guess, it didn't work. Libby took me into her hands and made me beautiful again.

She'll never do anything that you don't want and she'll always tell you her honest opinion. If she feels something won't look good on you...she won't do it.

Libby is also very educated on everything there is to know about the Davines product line. She is up to date on all the new products and knows exactly which one will keep you looking foxy.

I have to honestly say that using the Davines line has made my hair healthier, stronger and better all around. I've gotten so many complements and it's all because of Libby's magic!

Get in there soon, before you miss out.
-Abby

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★★★★★

Let me just tell you that when I went to Libby for the first time, she had her work "cut" out for her.

Long story short...I tried to bleach my own hair. And as you can guess, it didn't work. Libby took me into her hands and made me beautiful again.

She'll never do anything that you don't want and she'll always tell you her honest opinion. If she feels something won't look good on you...she won't do it.

Libby is also very educated on everything there is to know about the Davines product line. She is up to date on all the new products and knows exactly which one will keep you looking foxy.

I have to honestly say that using the Davines line has made my hair healthier, stronger and better all around. I've gotten so many complements and it's all because of Libby's magic!

Get in there soon, before you miss out.
-Abby

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I have been living in Portland for almost a year. I have gotten facials from most spas in this city. though some have been decent, I have never found that perfect facial. I am pleased to say that I have found my facialist. Her name is Stephanie, and she was wonderful. Stephanie asked all the right questions and gave me a lovely face, shoulder, and arm massage. She also has a lovely local natural facial line and a very comfy bed. Anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable facialist look no further than Stephanie at Arabella Salon.

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★★★★☆

I have been living in Portland for almost a year. I have gotten facials from most spas in this city. though some have been decent, I have never found that perfect facial. I am pleased to say that I have found my facialist. Her name is Stephanie, and she was wonderful. Stephanie asked all the right questions and gave me a lovely face, shoulder, and arm massage. She also has a lovely local natural facial line and a very comfy bed. Anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable facialist look no further than Stephanie at Arabella Salon.

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