Ziva Salon Store

★★★★☆
  • 610 NW 23rd Ave

    Portland, OR 97210

    Cross street: Northwest Hoyt Street

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  • 503-221-6990

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When Amanda was there it was always a good experience...now it's hit or miss. I had a cut/color with the highest level of designer and it was a terrible experience. My cut and highlights ended up looking exactly the same as when I walked into the salon, yet I paid nearly $250!!!! Also, my stylist had another appointment so I was passed around during my shampoo/toning. Not exactly the experience I expected for the price I paid.

Needless to say I left extremely unhappy and felt completely ripped off.

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★☆☆☆☆

When Amanda was there it was always a good experience...now it's hit or miss. I had a cut/color with the highest level of designer and it was a terrible experience. My cut and highlights ended up looking exactly the same as when I walked into the salon, yet I paid nearly $250!!!! Also, my stylist had another appointment so I was passed around during my shampoo/toning. Not exactly the experience I expected for the price I paid.

Needless to say I left extremely unhappy and felt completely ripped off.

Pros: great location

Cons: way overpriced

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From the moment I walk in that store, everything else falls away, because Sarah is dedicated to her clients. The moment you sit in her chair, she gives you her best. She's been at it just under a year, and honestly I wouldn't know it by how well the end results are. She is extremely attentive and friendly and I have never walked away disappointed from her work. I like to give my support to new people when trying out a new salon when I have moved someplace, and she is worth every penny because you get zero attitude and is someone you can collaborate with and will work to make her clients satisfied. She is type of stylist that is the reason why in the beauty industry you become loyal. I trust her judgement completely and her confidence doesn't come across as arrogance.

Before she and I decide that my hair is "done" not only do we look at it from all possible angles, but try out a few different possible techniques in styling before adding a final finishing product. She wants you to be happy, and every time I have left happy, and relaxed.

Go girl!

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★★★★★

From the moment I walk in that store, everything else falls away, because Sarah is dedicated to her clients. The moment you sit in her chair, she gives you her best. She's been at it just under a year, and honestly I wouldn't know it by how well the end results are. She is extremely attentive and friendly and I have never walked away disappointed from her work. I like to give my support to new people when trying out a new salon when I have moved someplace, and she is worth every penny because you get zero attitude and is someone you can collaborate with and will work to make her clients satisfied. She is type of stylist that is the reason why in the beauty industry you become loyal. I trust her judgement completely and her confidence doesn't come across as arrogance.

Before she and I decide that my hair is "done" not only do we look at it from all possible angles, but try out a few different possible techniques in styling before adding a final finishing product. She wants you to be happy, and every time I have left happy, and relaxed.

Go girl!

Pros: An extremely sweet, friendly stylist.

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I thought i would be getting a great haircut here, i asked for someone with experience cause my hair is hard to deal with. they made my appointment with a Designer II and she did a horrible job. I asked for a long A-line style and not much off the front and now i pretty much have a "bob," the back is uneven and slightly longer then the front and this is after our 20 minute consultation! not to mention i paid $55.00 and my hair looked so horrible the way she styled it i had to go home and wash it before my dinner party that evening-waste of money and time!!

I'm not trying to put anybody down, I know we all have bad days sometimes, but I myself am a hairstylist and never would i rush my client out of the chair w/o them being 100% happy! conversation is not everything!!

I think this salon is VERY over rated, with a very young staff that needs more experience at least for the price they charge and the location. I should of left there looking and feeling great instead i regret-ed every minute of it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought i would be getting a great haircut here, i asked for someone with experience cause my hair is hard to deal with. they made my appointment with a Designer II and she did a horrible job. I asked for a long A-line style and not much off the front and now i pretty much have a "bob," the back is uneven and slightly longer then the front and this is after our 20 minute consultation! not to mention i paid $55.00 and my hair looked so horrible the way she styled it i had to go home and wash it before my dinner party that evening-waste of money and time!!

I'm not trying to put anybody down, I know we all have bad days sometimes, but I myself am a hairstylist and never would i rush my client out of the chair w/o them being 100% happy! conversation is not everything!!

I think this salon is VERY over rated, with a very young staff that needs more experience at least for the price they charge and the location. I should of left there looking and feeling great instead i regret-ed every minute of it.

Pros: not many...i guess good conversation

Cons: over priced-quick-little experience

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I thought i would be getting a great haircut here, i asked for someone with experience cause my hair is hard to deal with. they made my appointment with a designer II and she did a horrible job. I asked for a long A-line style and not much off the front and now i pretty much have a "bob," the back is uneven and slightly longer then the front and this is after our 20 minute consultation! not to mention i paid $55.00 and my hair looked so horrible the way she styled it i had to go home and wash it before my dinner party that evening-waste of money and time!!

I'm not trying to put anybody down, I know we all have bad days sometimes, but I myself am a hairstylist and never would i rush my client out of the chair w/o them being 100% happy! conversation is not everything!!

I think this salon is VERY over rated, with a very young staff that needs more experience at least for the price they charge and the location. I should of left there looking and feeling great instead i regret-ed every minute of it.

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★★☆☆☆

I thought i would be getting a great haircut here, i asked for someone with experience cause my hair is hard to deal with. they made my appointment with a designer II and she did a horrible job. I asked for a long A-line style and not much off the front and now i pretty much have a "bob," the back is uneven and slightly longer then the front and this is after our 20 minute consultation! not to mention i paid $55.00 and my hair looked so horrible the way she styled it i had to go home and wash it before my dinner party that evening-waste of money and time!!

I'm not trying to put anybody down, I know we all have bad days sometimes, but I myself am a hairstylist and never would i rush my client out of the chair w/o them being 100% happy! conversation is not everything!!

I think this salon is VERY over rated, with a very young staff that needs more experience at least for the price they charge and the location. I should of left there looking and feeling great instead i regret-ed every minute of it.

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I can say first off that I have been a client of this salon for awhile until today. The stylist that I have been seeing is wonderful, but I feel sorry for anyone working there having to deal with these young 20 year old managers from the suburbs who's attitudes drip off them like their tanning bed tans (not to mention mystic tan upkeeps) they seem to flaunt when rudely giving "feedback" to their staff for any reason whatsoever (Glad you graduated from beauty school girlfriend, but obviously they didn't offer an "anti-snatch" course for customer service, of which you horribly fail) so if the public gets to see their "wonderful management skills" as a paying customer, I can only imagine how the stylists are treated behind the scenes. I feel sorry for anyone having to work in an atmosphere like that, because the stylists are employees and not renting their own stations, which would give them some edge over their managers. No one should be subject to rudeness like that and your customers especially do not need to witness a reprimand publicly. The manager fops here fail horribly, and I will not be returning for ahwhile and I encourage anyone else who has witnessed such behaviour to report the same. I know for a fact that the owner isn't a cosmetologist, he is just a business owner....maybe he needs to spend more time with managers in training them.

As for service from the stylists, I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the two that I have had. When it comes to coming in on a beautiful day like today after doing a little shopping and having lunch and getting a lovely welcome from reception, I loved being able to come and be part of the stylists and their creative process. All things aside, I would be lying if I said that the stylists were not the best I have found in the city. The prices are worth it to me because I feel lovely when I leave, and I know that on the creative side you cannot get nicer and friendlier and enthusiastic staff.

Sad business that cannot be uplifted by product, wonderful stylists, music and atmosphere of decor. Do yourselves a favor and improve management.

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★★☆☆☆

I can say first off that I have been a client of this salon for awhile until today. The stylist that I have been seeing is wonderful, but I feel sorry for anyone working there having to deal with these young 20 year old managers from the suburbs who's attitudes drip off them like their tanning bed tans (not to mention mystic tan upkeeps) they seem to flaunt when rudely giving "feedback" to their staff for any reason whatsoever (Glad you graduated from beauty school girlfriend, but obviously they didn't offer an "anti-snatch" course for customer service, of which you horribly fail) so if the public gets to see their "wonderful management skills" as a paying customer, I can only imagine how the stylists are treated behind the scenes. I feel sorry for anyone having to work in an atmosphere like that, because the stylists are employees and not renting their own stations, which would give them some edge over their managers. No one should be subject to rudeness like that and your customers especially do not need to witness a reprimand publicly. The manager fops here fail horribly, and I will not be returning for ahwhile and I encourage anyone else who has witnessed such behaviour to report the same. I know for a fact that the owner isn't a cosmetologist, he is just a business owner....maybe he needs to spend more time with managers in training them.

As for service from the stylists, I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the two that I have had. When it comes to coming in on a beautiful day like today after doing a little shopping and having lunch and getting a lovely welcome from reception, I loved being able to come and be part of the stylists and their creative process. All things aside, I would be lying if I said that the stylists were not the best I have found in the city. The prices are worth it to me because I feel lovely when I leave, and I know that on the creative side you cannot get nicer and friendlier and enthusiastic staff.

Sad business that cannot be uplifted by product, wonderful stylists, music and atmosphere of decor. Do yourselves a favor and improve management.

Pros: Love the location, the products and stylists.

Cons: Rude management

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Elle is an awesome stylist! She's been doing my hair for years and I wouldn't see anyone else. I have wavy hair that's not easy to cut and she always does exactly what I want without much explanation. And she's great with bangs! She isn't afraid to try new things, and knows what kind of hairstyle looks good for different face shapes. Elle also did color for a friend of mine and it looked phenomenal.
Plus, the Bumble and Bumble products that Ziva carries are fantastic :)

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★★★★★

Elle is an awesome stylist! She's been doing my hair for years and I wouldn't see anyone else. I have wavy hair that's not easy to cut and she always does exactly what I want without much explanation. And she's great with bangs! She isn't afraid to try new things, and knows what kind of hairstyle looks good for different face shapes. Elle also did color for a friend of mine and it looked phenomenal.
Plus, the Bumble and Bumble products that Ziva carries are fantastic :)

Pros: Elle and great products

Cons: Parking...if you drive

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Every haircut I have received here I have loved. My sister and I go to her regularly and personally, I have always had a good experience. The staff is always friendly - in person and on the phone. Emily makes her recommendations but always goes with what I want (which is usually her suggestion since I always love her ideas). She isn't afraid to try new ideas/techniques, and there is no pressure to buy product either. And I do like how before and after the cut/color, the stylist sits and looks you in the eyes - not through the mirror. It made me uncomfortable at first because I wasn't used to it. But I like it now since it makes me feel that she is actually looking at me and listening to what I want, instead of playing with my hair and thinking what they want to do (which is how I have felt at other salons).

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★★★★★

Every haircut I have received here I have loved. My sister and I go to her regularly and personally, I have always had a good experience. The staff is always friendly - in person and on the phone. Emily makes her recommendations but always goes with what I want (which is usually her suggestion since I always love her ideas). She isn't afraid to try new ideas/techniques, and there is no pressure to buy product either. And I do like how before and after the cut/color, the stylist sits and looks you in the eyes - not through the mirror. It made me uncomfortable at first because I wasn't used to it. But I like it now since it makes me feel that she is actually looking at me and listening to what I want, instead of playing with my hair and thinking what they want to do (which is how I have felt at other salons).

Pros: Emily Natale - awesome stylist

Cons: The parking (or lack there of) in NW makes me ill.

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I have been going to Ziva for about a year now and Emily has been my stylist from day one. The thing I love the most is that Emily loves to work with my ever changing mood with my hair. My cut and/or color is different everytime! It makes it fun and she is encouraging in my thoughts and helps me define what the look is that I want. She is quick, thorough, and above all GOOD at what she does! She takes the time to explain the different products she uses and how they benefit you and my styling process at the end of my appointment is always different. This helps give me ideas on how to do my hair! Beyond just Emily, Ziva is a fun place to get your hair done.. Although its a little small everyone is very friendly and really pay attention to you. The products are great with a large variety.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Ziva for about a year now and Emily has been my stylist from day one. The thing I love the most is that Emily loves to work with my ever changing mood with my hair. My cut and/or color is different everytime! It makes it fun and she is encouraging in my thoughts and helps me define what the look is that I want. She is quick, thorough, and above all GOOD at what she does! She takes the time to explain the different products she uses and how they benefit you and my styling process at the end of my appointment is always different. This helps give me ideas on how to do my hair! Beyond just Emily, Ziva is a fun place to get your hair done.. Although its a little small everyone is very friendly and really pay attention to you. The products are great with a large variety.

Pros: Attentive stylists, variety of products, funky atmosphere

Cons: location (hard to park around 23rd)

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My entire life people have told me how pretty my hair is, but the comments have recently changed after my trip to Ziva Salon and Store! I have had total strangers come up to me on the street and ask who does your hair it is amazing! I had one persson tell me my hair was their fantasy! My only answer to these people is Monica, she is the BEST!!!! She has totally changed my life and style due to the fantastic cut she sculpted on my head. I say sculpted because there is no other way to describe the work of art I currently display on my shoulders! I will never trust my hair in the hands of anyone but Monica. I suggest you do the same while you still can!!! Monica is the next big thing in hair! You heard it here first!!! Good Job Ziva, you landed some real talent with this stylist!

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★★★★★

My entire life people have told me how pretty my hair is, but the comments have recently changed after my trip to Ziva Salon and Store! I have had total strangers come up to me on the street and ask who does your hair it is amazing! I had one persson tell me my hair was their fantasy! My only answer to these people is Monica, she is the BEST!!!! She has totally changed my life and style due to the fantastic cut she sculpted on my head. I say sculpted because there is no other way to describe the work of art I currently display on my shoulders! I will never trust my hair in the hands of anyone but Monica. I suggest you do the same while you still can!!! Monica is the next big thing in hair! You heard it here first!!! Good Job Ziva, you landed some real talent with this stylist!

Pros: Getting so lucky as to recieve Monica as my Stylist!

Cons: If you don't ask for her you will be disappointed!

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This past Autumn, many of Portland's Yuko clients were frantic to learn that Ziva's very own Kristoffer, super best Yuko dude in Portland, was departing Ziva for the East coast. Over the past 2 months, as I kept staring at my 4 inches of emerging silver frizz, I wrung my hands, read tons of on-line reviews about other Yuko trained stylists in Portland but remained paralized by intertia and fear of a 'blind date' with an unknown, chemical welding stylist. My fear of the unknown included the new Yuko stylist at Ziva as well. But, at least I knew that she had enjoyed the opportunity of working with Kristoffer prior to his departure. So, I called Joe Snell, owner and manager, and explained my fears;...broken hair, burned head and escalated cost due to less experienced technician working slower (Kris was VERY quick and productive). He was terrific. Invited me in to visit with Devon so that I would be familiar wih her prior to making a commitment and assured me my cost would remian the same as prior times. Devon was a delight to visit with. She was so attentive and knowledgable about the process I booked that day and had my appointment today. The Great news is that she is EXCELLANT! Listened to my feedback about what worked best with my unique silver hair. VERY professional in her dress and delivery of service... and best of all, she did a SUPERB job on my hair... After 5 years of Yuko, I know when it's done well (one really horrible experience before coming to Kris).. So if you're needing reassurance about Ziva's new Yuko expert... I'm happy to report DEVON BLACK gets 5 Stars....

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★★★★★

This past Autumn, many of Portland's Yuko clients were frantic to learn that Ziva's very own Kristoffer, super best Yuko dude in Portland, was departing Ziva for the East coast. Over the past 2 months, as I kept staring at my 4 inches of emerging silver frizz, I wrung my hands, read tons of on-line reviews about other Yuko trained stylists in Portland but remained paralized by intertia and fear of a 'blind date' with an unknown, chemical welding stylist. My fear of the unknown included the new Yuko stylist at Ziva as well. But, at least I knew that she had enjoyed the opportunity of working with Kristoffer prior to his departure. So, I called Joe Snell, owner and manager, and explained my fears;...broken hair, burned head and escalated cost due to less experienced technician working slower (Kris was VERY quick and productive). He was terrific. Invited me in to visit with Devon so that I would be familiar wih her prior to making a commitment and assured me my cost would remian the same as prior times. Devon was a delight to visit with. She was so attentive and knowledgable about the process I booked that day and had my appointment today. The Great news is that she is EXCELLANT! Listened to my feedback about what worked best with my unique silver hair. VERY professional in her dress and delivery of service... and best of all, she did a SUPERB job on my hair... After 5 years of Yuko, I know when it's done well (one really horrible experience before coming to Kris).. So if you're needing reassurance about Ziva's new Yuko expert... I'm happy to report DEVON BLACK gets 5 Stars....

Pros: Really attentive staff

Cons: parking

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As a person who up until a year ago hadn't gotten a hair cut more frequently than every six months-or-so (emphasis on the 'or so' part) having found ziva and particularly sarah is totally rad. The service is great, they always offer you tea or water as soon as you check in for your appointment, the atmosphere is hip without being too pretentious and annoying and the music generally very good. Sarah always gives me the rockstar treatment using great products on my hair and also taking time to talk with me about what I really want done with my hair. I usually get the "deer-in-headlights" feeling from salons but never once have I felt like that at Ziva. Totally recommend the salon and "my girl" Sarah.

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★★★★★

As a person who up until a year ago hadn't gotten a hair cut more frequently than every six months-or-so (emphasis on the 'or so' part) having found ziva and particularly sarah is totally rad. The service is great, they always offer you tea or water as soon as you check in for your appointment, the atmosphere is hip without being too pretentious and annoying and the music generally very good. Sarah always gives me the rockstar treatment using great products on my hair and also taking time to talk with me about what I really want done with my hair. I usually get the "deer-in-headlights" feeling from salons but never once have I felt like that at Ziva. Totally recommend the salon and "my girl" Sarah.

Pros: It's located close in on the easily accessible NW 23rd ave

Cons: it's located in the "slow-walkers paradise" NW 23rd ave

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I have had bleached blond hair for most of my life and decided to go dark a few days ago. I went to Ziva and had one of the best experiences of my life. Monica was so amazing and made my new "dark" hair look unbelievable. I have gotten great comments on my new hair and decided to tell everyone how great Monica at Ziva really is. She is nice and very professional. She made this big change in my life very easy and exciting. So if you are looking for a great stylist, go see Monica at Ziva, you won't be disappointed!!

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★★★★★

I have had bleached blond hair for most of my life and decided to go dark a few days ago. I went to Ziva and had one of the best experiences of my life. Monica was so amazing and made my new "dark" hair look unbelievable. I have gotten great comments on my new hair and decided to tell everyone how great Monica at Ziva really is. She is nice and very professional. She made this big change in my life very easy and exciting. So if you are looking for a great stylist, go see Monica at Ziva, you won't be disappointed!!

Pros: Great people!!

Cons: Parking is challenging but worth it!!!

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I have been going to Ziva for about 10 years! They are always professional and friendly and I have NEVER walked out of there unhappy. They have the best stylist and they are on the cutting edge. The owner is very hands on and is concerned about his customers! There is a reason that Ziva has been around so long, its fantastic and you will never walk away disappointed!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Ziva for about 10 years! They are always professional and friendly and I have NEVER walked out of there unhappy. They have the best stylist and they are on the cutting edge. The owner is very hands on and is concerned about his customers! There is a reason that Ziva has been around so long, its fantastic and you will never walk away disappointed!

Pros: Dedicated and competent stylists and an owner who cares

Cons: Parking is hard to come by, if you park in a lot make sure you get enough time as they love to ticket

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Amanda is the bomb! Short hair, long hair, curly or just plan crazy, Amanda can make the most out of what you got - you'll look LOVELY.
Plus she is cutie-booty, and very sweet. - a pleasure to spend an hour (or two) chatting with.
Get her while you can, Amanda's pregnant and due at the end of March.

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★★★★★

Amanda is the bomb! Short hair, long hair, curly or just plan crazy, Amanda can make the most out of what you got - you'll look LOVELY.
Plus she is cutie-booty, and very sweet. - a pleasure to spend an hour (or two) chatting with.
Get her while you can, Amanda's pregnant and due at the end of March.

Pros: Super stylist, nice location, stylish and comforatable

Cons: Distracted front staff - GREET EVERYONE THAT WALKS THROUGH YOUR DOOR! Capture the business.

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I have been to ziva a few times and I must say that everytime I go there I am always happy with everything, the service is fantastic and my hair always looks great. Lindsay is my stylist and I just love her she is so sweet and always listens to me on what I want and also tells me what I need! Even the people she has help assist her are always very sweet. I highly reccommend going here to ziva. the only negative would be the fron desk, they need to work on the customer service but after you get your hair done that wont even matter! I am so happy to say that I have a stylist that I will stick with for a very long time! Thank you

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★★★★★

I have been to ziva a few times and I must say that everytime I go there I am always happy with everything, the service is fantastic and my hair always looks great. Lindsay is my stylist and I just love her she is so sweet and always listens to me on what I want and also tells me what I need! Even the people she has help assist her are always very sweet. I highly reccommend going here to ziva. the only negative would be the fron desk, they need to work on the customer service but after you get your hair done that wont even matter! I am so happy to say that I have a stylist that I will stick with for a very long time! Thank you

Pros: I love my stylist

Cons: parking

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I was just searching on CitySearch to find a new salon to go to, but I will definitely not be going here after reading all the negative reviews! Although I realize this is not a true review, I just wanted to make a comment on the president's "response" to these customers' valid complaints-"I apologize?!" No recompense? No offer of a refund?! I just thought that was a very lame response on his part, and because of that I will be avoiding this salon at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was just searching on CitySearch to find a new salon to go to, but I will definitely not be going here after reading all the negative reviews! Although I realize this is not a true review, I just wanted to make a comment on the president's "response" to these customers' valid complaints-"I apologize?!" No recompense? No offer of a refund?! I just thought that was a very lame response on his part, and because of that I will be avoiding this salon at all costs.

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Funny thing is reading all these reviews just makes me remember why I stopped going to the Salon.......I tried to give it another chance because I can no longer find the product other than at Ziva. Some things never change, the staff is rude and follows you around while you look, and the owner/president is a complete idiot who should not own a business. Stop passing the blame on your ex stylists and be responsible for your poor business skills. Has it ever dawned on you to teach your staff some skills, and stop trying to hustle all your clients.

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★☆☆☆☆

Funny thing is reading all these reviews just makes me remember why I stopped going to the Salon.......I tried to give it another chance because I can no longer find the product other than at Ziva. Some things never change, the staff is rude and follows you around while you look, and the owner/president is a complete idiot who should not own a business. Stop passing the blame on your ex stylists and be responsible for your poor business skills. Has it ever dawned on you to teach your staff some skills, and stop trying to hustle all your clients.

Pros: Going into N.W. Portland

Cons: being annoyed by staff and owner

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The layout of Ziva and the extensive product selection has far exceeded the quality of stylists - not a knock on any of the stylists, rather, the Bumble & Bumble displays replicate something from a tradeshow. A long time consumer of beauty products, it's perfect to find a salon that offers such a wide range products that are professionally showcased as well as a knowledgeble & outgoing staff. The employees were exceptionally friendly.

Can's wait to go back!

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★★★★★

The layout of Ziva and the extensive product selection has far exceeded the quality of stylists - not a knock on any of the stylists, rather, the Bumble & Bumble displays replicate something from a tradeshow. A long time consumer of beauty products, it's perfect to find a salon that offers such a wide range products that are professionally showcased as well as a knowledgeble & outgoing staff. The employees were exceptionally friendly.

Can's wait to go back!

Pros: Great Products and Friendly Staff

Cons: N/A

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My daughter and I are from Omaha Nebraska and was visiting my son in Portland, we decided to get our hair cuts. We found Ziva's. Called for an appointment and they got in us right away. Amanda was the stylist and she did a great job she took her time and was very good at explaining everything she was doing. Our hair turned out great. I will be going back to Portland in Feb.2009 and will go there again to get my hair cut. We both think the staff was very friendly I would highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

My daughter and I are from Omaha Nebraska and was visiting my son in Portland, we decided to get our hair cuts. We found Ziva's. Called for an appointment and they got in us right away. Amanda was the stylist and she did a great job she took her time and was very good at explaining everything she was doing. Our hair turned out great. I will be going back to Portland in Feb.2009 and will go there again to get my hair cut. We both think the staff was very friendly I would highly recommend this place.

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I have been a long time customer of Ziva. I've had services performed by multiple stylists over the years, and have bought my share of products too! I have been nothing short of impressed with each visit. The staff is very friendly, they listen to your needs, and teach you what to do when you leave, so you can recreate the look on your own! I've tried lots of other places and no one has ever done this for me! The products are FANTASTIC. Who doesn't LOVE Bumble?! The have tons of great skin care lines too! My fave is Von Natur, which is all organic/vegan & locally made!! It has seriously changed my life (well, and my skin too!). Ziva guarantees the prodcuts they sell too, which is cool. There is no pressure to buy product after your service. They simply bring it up to the counter to show what was used. If you want it, great...if not, fine. I don't consider that to be pressure at all. I view it as a service. That way I don't have to wonder what they used on me! Anyways, as you can see, I can't say enough great things about Ziva. Definitely worth travelling across town. Ziva ROCKS!!!

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★★★★★

I have been a long time customer of Ziva. I've had services performed by multiple stylists over the years, and have bought my share of products too! I have been nothing short of impressed with each visit. The staff is very friendly, they listen to your needs, and teach you what to do when you leave, so you can recreate the look on your own! I've tried lots of other places and no one has ever done this for me! The products are FANTASTIC. Who doesn't LOVE Bumble?! The have tons of great skin care lines too! My fave is Von Natur, which is all organic/vegan & locally made!! It has seriously changed my life (well, and my skin too!). Ziva guarantees the prodcuts they sell too, which is cool. There is no pressure to buy product after your service. They simply bring it up to the counter to show what was used. If you want it, great...if not, fine. I don't consider that to be pressure at all. I view it as a service. That way I don't have to wonder what they used on me! Anyways, as you can see, I can't say enough great things about Ziva. Definitely worth travelling across town. Ziva ROCKS!!!

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I have been going here for years and years and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and goes out of their way to be sure I'm comfortable. I've seen many stylists and they are all great. The best part is that they listen to what you want, and teach you how to recreate the look on your own at home. Yes, they do offer up the products they use, but are never pushy. If you don't want to buy them, then don't . No biggie. Love the skin care lines they carry too! Highly recommended. You won't get primo service like this at other salons. And a lot of them are sent to NY to train at Bumble & bumble.

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I have been going here for years and years and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and goes out of their way to be sure I'm comfortable. I've seen many stylists and they are all great. The best part is that they listen to what you want, and teach you how to recreate the look on your own at home. Yes, they do offer up the products they use, but are never pushy. If you don't want to buy them, then don't . No biggie. Love the skin care lines they carry too! Highly recommended. You won't get primo service like this at other salons. And a lot of them are sent to NY to train at Bumble & bumble.

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I used to come here every year when I would vacation in Portland. Things have changed over the last year and a half. I guess it has turned into a store to buy products rather than a salon that (should) cater to it's customers. I say should because with their high prices for color, cut and highlights they sure do rush you in and out and the quality has become fair at best. I will be looking for another place to try out in this fine city.

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I used to come here every year when I would vacation in Portland. Things have changed over the last year and a half. I guess it has turned into a store to buy products rather than a salon that (should) cater to it's customers. I say should because with their high prices for color, cut and highlights they sure do rush you in and out and the quality has become fair at best. I will be looking for another place to try out in this fine city.

Pros: Cool part of Town

Cons: High Prussure To Buy Products, Judgemental & Snotty Attitudes, So-So results.

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I went in for a haircut and highlights. Amanda Arp was my stylist and did a fantastic job. I didn't have a picture of what I wanted but she listened to my description and came up with a plan. When it wasn't quite yet perfect, she listened to me again and got it perfect. She has such a great personality and is easy going. She ended up doing my eyebrows too. I highly recommend her to anyone. Despite the fact that I like to do everything I can in my neighborhood, her skills were well worth the trip across town!

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I went in for a haircut and highlights. Amanda Arp was my stylist and did a fantastic job. I didn't have a picture of what I wanted but she listened to my description and came up with a plan. When it wasn't quite yet perfect, she listened to me again and got it perfect. She has such a great personality and is easy going. She ended up doing my eyebrows too. I highly recommend her to anyone. Despite the fact that I like to do everything I can in my neighborhood, her skills were well worth the trip across town!

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This was probably the worst salon experience I have ever had. My stylist was late and to top it off worked on several people at once because someone was out sick. I paid way too much for a cut and highlights and to top it off it didn't come out that great. When I explained that my results were unsatisfactory, I was asked to come back so they could fix it but why would I go back if it was so bad the first time. Additionally, these folks can be very pushy when it comes to buying the product line. They actually try to make you feel like a low life if you tell them you can't afford to purchase everything they used on your hair. The one thing I DON'T want when I go to an upscale salon is someone looking down their nose at me. Would not recommend to friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was probably the worst salon experience I have ever had. My stylist was late and to top it off worked on several people at once because someone was out sick. I paid way too much for a cut and highlights and to top it off it didn't come out that great. When I explained that my results were unsatisfactory, I was asked to come back so they could fix it but why would I go back if it was so bad the first time. Additionally, these folks can be very pushy when it comes to buying the product line. They actually try to make you feel like a low life if you tell them you can't afford to purchase everything they used on your hair. The one thing I DON'T want when I go to an upscale salon is someone looking down their nose at me. Would not recommend to friends.

Pros: It was clean

Cons: Parking - Attitude - Poor results

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I have never written an online review, but my experience at Ziva warrants one. It was my first appointment with Paulino for a cut and color. I wanted to like the outcome because he is such a terrific person, but it was dreadful. Neither the cut or color worked on me. I called Ziva the next day. They were very accommodating and made space for me the following day. Paulino was so gracious. He truly wanted to make it right. With a little tweaking and a few new highlights, it is PERFECT. I would highly recommend Paulino - he is a true professional in every way.

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★★★★★

I have never written an online review, but my experience at Ziva warrants one. It was my first appointment with Paulino for a cut and color. I wanted to like the outcome because he is such a terrific person, but it was dreadful. Neither the cut or color worked on me. I called Ziva the next day. They were very accommodating and made space for me the following day. Paulino was so gracious. He truly wanted to make it right. With a little tweaking and a few new highlights, it is PERFECT. I would highly recommend Paulino - he is a true professional in every way.

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I've never actually had my hair styled at Ziva's, but I've been there to pick up products before. Word of advice re. "product pushers" - just smile and say "Oh, I already have a bottle of that." Works every time.

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I've never actually had my hair styled at Ziva's, but I've been there to pick up products before. Word of advice re. "product pushers" - just smile and say "Oh, I already have a bottle of that." Works every time.

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I'm a curly head who's always had a problem with my thick, coarse, long, curly hair. After reading pages of rave reviews about a certain stylist (many referencing curly hair) I called to make an appt. I explained my hair and was assured they could help me. I was quoted a price for full color and cut about $175. All excited I arrived promptly to find my stylist "still at lunch". I was offered water and told it shouldn't be long. 1/2 hour later, he strolls in, makes small talk with the staff , then wanders over to me to discuss my hair. No apology for the wait, but ok, he's the genius. We talked for a few minutes and I explained I needed-a cut and style that would allow my curls to fall into place and an even color as I had been covering my own gray for about a year. He was confidant and promptly started mixing my color. Almost 2 hours later, he had colored and razor cut (yes, razor cut) my curly hair. The style he gave me was to wrap individual pieces of hair around a finger and let dry. He insisted this would work best for my hair although I told him I wanted a wash & go style. He then told me he had put some Gold in my black hair (although I didn't see any) and of course my bill was written for 2 colors. Now my bill is almost $250 and I'm walking out with wet hair and shirley temple curls-I'm over 40, so not a good look. I questioned the bill and my stylist came back out to have me look in the light to see the gold, umm no, couldn't see it. He said, "it will look great in the sun" and walked away. Now maybe it's because he squeezed in 2 walk-ins while I was sitting with color on my head, or maybe my hair was too complicated, or maybe these great reviews are written by the stylists themselves! And they do pressure you to buy the B&B line. Over-priced, Over-hyped, Pretentious and Snotty Staff. Wants to be NY but falls way short. Won't be back..

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm a curly head who's always had a problem with my thick, coarse, long, curly hair. After reading pages of rave reviews about a certain stylist (many referencing curly hair) I called to make an appt. I explained my hair and was assured they could help me. I was quoted a price for full color and cut about $175. All excited I arrived promptly to find my stylist "still at lunch". I was offered water and told it shouldn't be long. 1/2 hour later, he strolls in, makes small talk with the staff , then wanders over to me to discuss my hair. No apology for the wait, but ok, he's the genius. We talked for a few minutes and I explained I needed-a cut and style that would allow my curls to fall into place and an even color as I had been covering my own gray for about a year. He was confidant and promptly started mixing my color. Almost 2 hours later, he had colored and razor cut (yes, razor cut) my curly hair. The style he gave me was to wrap individual pieces of hair around a finger and let dry. He insisted this would work best for my hair although I told him I wanted a wash & go style. He then told me he had put some Gold in my black hair (although I didn't see any) and of course my bill was written for 2 colors. Now my bill is almost $250 and I'm walking out with wet hair and shirley temple curls-I'm over 40, so not a good look. I questioned the bill and my stylist came back out to have me look in the light to see the gold, umm no, couldn't see it. He said, "it will look great in the sun" and walked away. Now maybe it's because he squeezed in 2 walk-ins while I was sitting with color on my head, or maybe my hair was too complicated, or maybe these great reviews are written by the stylists themselves! And they do pressure you to buy the B&B line. Over-priced, Over-hyped, Pretentious and Snotty Staff. Wants to be NY but falls way short. Won't be back..

Pros: Can't think of a thing.

Cons: Everything else

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When I was getting my hair colored the other day, I just happened to be there when someone was teaching a class on hair straightening., and while I love my curls and would never give them up . It was so interesting to watch the class take place, the instructor was very knowledgeable and really took the time to make sure the girls learning were understanding, he also communicated in depth with there clients telling them about home care, and the whole time it looked like they were all having fun. I wish I could have stayed to see the outcome.
I keep comming because of this exact experence There is always some class or event going on and everyone seems to really get along and like what they do. I love you guys !

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★★★★★

When I was getting my hair colored the other day, I just happened to be there when someone was teaching a class on hair straightening., and while I love my curls and would never give them up . It was so interesting to watch the class take place, the instructor was very knowledgeable and really took the time to make sure the girls learning were understanding, he also communicated in depth with there clients telling them about home care, and the whole time it looked like they were all having fun. I wish I could have stayed to see the outcome.
I keep comming because of this exact experence There is always some class or event going on and everyone seems to really get along and like what they do. I love you guys !

Pros: great staff, fun experence, really nice products

Cons: parking, price, sometimes a little pushy with the products

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Run do not walk!

For curly girls everywhere - Paulino IS the answer! He TOTALLY!gets it I have hated my curls my entire life until Paulino got his hand on them. I first went to Ziva after stopping a curly girl in a mall who looked great and she recommended Paulino @ Ziva. Her exact words were that he was the first one who ever looked at her and had a 'vision.' I LOVED that - and it is so true! No straightening irons or wrinkled brows here - he ACTUALLY LIKES curly hair! He takes the time he needs, WILL NOT OVER -CUT (Like all the rest do) Loves curls, understand curls, and will bring out the best in you - I swear. Warning - he costs a small fortune - but WORTH IT!!!! Gorgeous salon with terrific, sweet friendly staff as well. Trust me - treat yourself. (And stop using shampoo - but that's a WHOLE other story!)

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★★★★★

Run do not walk!

For curly girls everywhere - Paulino IS the answer! He TOTALLY!gets it I have hated my curls my entire life until Paulino got his hand on them. I first went to Ziva after stopping a curly girl in a mall who looked great and she recommended Paulino @ Ziva. Her exact words were that he was the first one who ever looked at her and had a 'vision.' I LOVED that - and it is so true! No straightening irons or wrinkled brows here - he ACTUALLY LIKES curly hair! He takes the time he needs, WILL NOT OVER -CUT (Like all the rest do) Loves curls, understand curls, and will bring out the best in you - I swear. Warning - he costs a small fortune - but WORTH IT!!!! Gorgeous salon with terrific, sweet friendly staff as well. Trust me - treat yourself. (And stop using shampoo - but that's a WHOLE other story!)

Pros: Best curly cut ANYWHERE - Paulino is the man.

Cons: Pricey!!!

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I have been going to Ziva for several years now. Bottom line, I have never had a bad experience here. The pros are : you'll always leave looking good, their products are amazing, and the stylists all know what they're doing. The cons are: the service is almost always rushed and often times a different person ends up washing your hair or (a couple of times this has happened) even styling it, and the cost for coloring is $10 for every additional color. These cons deter me, and many times I have tried other salons in between my visits to Ziva. I have found that Ziva guarantees a decent color and cut, but the color technique isn't exceptional, nor is the attention to detail the stylists provide (I have had three different ones here and my mom has had one). If you are willing to pay around $170 for a cut and partial highlights, plus tip, go ahead. But, with this price I expect an EXCEPTIONAl service, which I have never really got.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Ziva for several years now. Bottom line, I have never had a bad experience here. The pros are : you'll always leave looking good, their products are amazing, and the stylists all know what they're doing. The cons are: the service is almost always rushed and often times a different person ends up washing your hair or (a couple of times this has happened) even styling it, and the cost for coloring is $10 for every additional color. These cons deter me, and many times I have tried other salons in between my visits to Ziva. I have found that Ziva guarantees a decent color and cut, but the color technique isn't exceptional, nor is the attention to detail the stylists provide (I have had three different ones here and my mom has had one). If you are willing to pay around $170 for a cut and partial highlights, plus tip, go ahead. But, with this price I expect an EXCEPTIONAl service, which I have never really got.

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I have been seeing Paulino for almost four years now. He is very professional, very personal, and very concerned that I always look my best. He is constantly learning about hair and styling, and is always sharing what he has learned. Ultimately, I benefit because my hair looks fabulous. The other staff at the salon are really nice, they always offer me water and tea, and seem very interested in learning from Paulino and the other stylist that have been there awhile. They do a lot of teaching, so there is always lots of help. I won't trust my hair to anyone else, if I ever moved I'd have to visit Portland every 6-8 weeks!
Thanks for keeping me hot! Amie

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★★★★★

I have been seeing Paulino for almost four years now. He is very professional, very personal, and very concerned that I always look my best. He is constantly learning about hair and styling, and is always sharing what he has learned. Ultimately, I benefit because my hair looks fabulous. The other staff at the salon are really nice, they always offer me water and tea, and seem very interested in learning from Paulino and the other stylist that have been there awhile. They do a lot of teaching, so there is always lots of help. I won't trust my hair to anyone else, if I ever moved I'd have to visit Portland every 6-8 weeks!
Thanks for keeping me hot! Amie

Pros: I can usually get an appointment within one to two weeks, they are very flexible with my schedule

Cons: Parking is tough. On the pricey side, but hey! Totally worth it!

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I made the mistake of dropping into a salon that neither I nor anybody else I know had been. The stylist ruined my hair. My hair was yellow and fried! I had the highlight gone bad, very bad. I hadn't colored my hair in years and it was healthy and below my shoulders. I was devastated. A girlfriend of mine referred me to her hairstylist, Paulino. Paulino saved my hair. He gave me a new style that was fun, easy to fix, and flattered my features. When I left Ziva I felt sassy...better than my old self. The staff at Ziva is always friendly and welcoming. I have always been happy with the services I receive from the spa to rescuing hair gone bad! I highly recommend Ziva and Paulino.

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★★★★★

I made the mistake of dropping into a salon that neither I nor anybody else I know had been. The stylist ruined my hair. My hair was yellow and fried! I had the highlight gone bad, very bad. I hadn't colored my hair in years and it was healthy and below my shoulders. I was devastated. A girlfriend of mine referred me to her hairstylist, Paulino. Paulino saved my hair. He gave me a new style that was fun, easy to fix, and flattered my features. When I left Ziva I felt sassy...better than my old self. The staff at Ziva is always friendly and welcoming. I have always been happy with the services I receive from the spa to rescuing hair gone bad! I highly recommend Ziva and Paulino.

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I have been going to Ziva Salon and getting my hair done by Paulino for 10 years now, even flying in from out of state specifically to have him work on my crazy, unmanageable hair. Between Paulino and the B&B products I'm finally able to tame the crazy mass of curls on my head! Joe, the owner, knows my family by name and is always there to greet us with a smile. The customer service team is always ready to answer questions and help you find products that suit your needs. The store is always clean, well stocked, and offers fantastic variety. Then there's the design team! You cannot go wrong with ANY of the amazingly talented designers, though I admit that Paulino will always be my chosen one. He has done amazing things for my hair. Paulino is hands down the BEST stylist, best colorist (never lets me choose the wrong color, though I get adventurous now and then), and always gives me the best haircut. He also never admonishes me, even though I torture my hair endlessly.

Between the great team members, relaxing but energizing atmosphere, and fantastic products, I cannot be more adamant about my recommendation of Ziva Salon and Paulino. You will fall in love! Oh, and did I mention that they offer spa services as well, and that their facials are to die for? BEST SALON IN PORTLAND, hands down!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Ziva Salon and getting my hair done by Paulino for 10 years now, even flying in from out of state specifically to have him work on my crazy, unmanageable hair. Between Paulino and the B&B products I'm finally able to tame the crazy mass of curls on my head! Joe, the owner, knows my family by name and is always there to greet us with a smile. The customer service team is always ready to answer questions and help you find products that suit your needs. The store is always clean, well stocked, and offers fantastic variety. Then there's the design team! You cannot go wrong with ANY of the amazingly talented designers, though I admit that Paulino will always be my chosen one. He has done amazing things for my hair. Paulino is hands down the BEST stylist, best colorist (never lets me choose the wrong color, though I get adventurous now and then), and always gives me the best haircut. He also never admonishes me, even though I torture my hair endlessly.

Between the great team members, relaxing but energizing atmosphere, and fantastic products, I cannot be more adamant about my recommendation of Ziva Salon and Paulino. You will fall in love! Oh, and did I mention that they offer spa services as well, and that their facials are to die for? BEST SALON IN PORTLAND, hands down!

Pros: Atmosphere, fantastic design team, top quality services.

Cons: Parking can be hard to find in NW, but should not deter you!

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I live in Manhattan and had my hair cut by Paulino when he was here for a Bumble & Bumble seminar. He was super sweet and did an amazing job. I'm sad that he doesn't live in new york, but portland is lucky to have him :-)

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I live in Manhattan and had my hair cut by Paulino when he was here for a Bumble & Bumble seminar. He was super sweet and did an amazing job. I'm sad that he doesn't live in new york, but portland is lucky to have him :-)

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Sometime around late last month I thought I'd try something new with my hair and go to a beauty school...well bad idea!! My hair turned out horrible, and nothing like I had asked for! Luckily a friend told me about Ziva so I decided to stop messing around with my poor hair and get it done the right way! I am so pleased with how it turned out and I was pleasantly surprised it didn't cost a fortune to fix it! I would highly recommended Ziva, the people there are so kind, and they do an awesome job! :)

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★★★★★

Sometime around late last month I thought I'd try something new with my hair and go to a beauty school...well bad idea!! My hair turned out horrible, and nothing like I had asked for! Luckily a friend told me about Ziva so I decided to stop messing around with my poor hair and get it done the right way! I am so pleased with how it turned out and I was pleasantly surprised it didn't cost a fortune to fix it! I would highly recommended Ziva, the people there are so kind, and they do an awesome job! :)

Pros: Gorgeous location, friendly people, amazing job!

Cons: Parking, traffic.

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Paulino Borgia is a premiere hairstylist and one of the very best around. I have been a client of his for the past 6 years and have been exceedingly pleased with his expertise. His cutting edge techniques keep his cuts so fresh and he has a great eye for matching his cut to the shape of your face. He is a great listener and really takes your desires to heart when he is shaping your hair. He is a highly respected stylist and is one of Bumble and Bumbles top picks when they are choosing a professional to style their models. And to top it all off, he is such a wonderful person, very friendly and approachable. If you're looking for a true hair expert, look no further, you've found him!

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★★★★★

Paulino Borgia is a premiere hairstylist and one of the very best around. I have been a client of his for the past 6 years and have been exceedingly pleased with his expertise. His cutting edge techniques keep his cuts so fresh and he has a great eye for matching his cut to the shape of your face. He is a great listener and really takes your desires to heart when he is shaping your hair. He is a highly respected stylist and is one of Bumble and Bumbles top picks when they are choosing a professional to style their models. And to top it all off, he is such a wonderful person, very friendly and approachable. If you're looking for a true hair expert, look no further, you've found him!

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I too am a hair model in NYC, and was Paulino's final client during his last trip here for a workshop a few weeks ago. My hair was growing out of a very short cut, was approaching a mullet, and let's just say he had some very interesting layers to work with! Even with these challenges, his technique rocked, and he was able to change my whole look into something more current and very sassy. Plus, he put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable, didn't rush me at all, and (I can't stress this enough) REALLY listened to what I had to say. Overall it was an amazing experience - and being a hair model I have had a LOT of different stylists. He made it to the top of that list. It's a shame I can't get my hair cut in Portland, because I'd definitely visit Paulino again.

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★★★★★

I too am a hair model in NYC, and was Paulino's final client during his last trip here for a workshop a few weeks ago. My hair was growing out of a very short cut, was approaching a mullet, and let's just say he had some very interesting layers to work with! Even with these challenges, his technique rocked, and he was able to change my whole look into something more current and very sassy. Plus, he put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable, didn't rush me at all, and (I can't stress this enough) REALLY listened to what I had to say. Overall it was an amazing experience - and being a hair model I have had a LOT of different stylists. He made it to the top of that list. It's a shame I can't get my hair cut in Portland, because I'd definitely visit Paulino again.

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I haven't actually been to Ziva. I live in New York and I am a hair model for Bumble and Bumble (This means hairdressers from all over the country come in, learn new techniques from B&B and practice them on the models). I've been doing this for over 5 years so I've been through lots of hairdressers. Paulino was my hairdresser a few weeks ago at one of these events. What first amazed me about him is he really looked at my hair, studied it, and kept practicing different looks with my facial structure until he found something he liked. He talked to me about my job and life trying to figure out not only what would look good, but what would work with my busy lifestyle. I have ridiculously thick hair that for my whole life has plagued me with being way too poofy--especially with the short haircuts that I always want. Paulino worked with all of this unwieldy hair and gave me an unbelievable cut. All I do now when I get up in the morning is put on clothes. My hair seriously looks so cute even when I first wake up. It's not poofy and unlike other cuts, I can actually replicate what he did in the salon at home, without working at it. I don't understand how he did it. and I'm kind of freaking out that Paulino is all the way in Oregon and I won't be able to get a cut like this in the city. I may have to make a trip out to Oregon--always wanted to see it anyway. Seriously though, I'd trust Paulino with any sort of hair. My cut is amazing, fun and totally chic and I get compliments on it daily.

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★★★★★

I haven't actually been to Ziva. I live in New York and I am a hair model for Bumble and Bumble (This means hairdressers from all over the country come in, learn new techniques from B&B and practice them on the models). I've been doing this for over 5 years so I've been through lots of hairdressers. Paulino was my hairdresser a few weeks ago at one of these events. What first amazed me about him is he really looked at my hair, studied it, and kept practicing different looks with my facial structure until he found something he liked. He talked to me about my job and life trying to figure out not only what would look good, but what would work with my busy lifestyle. I have ridiculously thick hair that for my whole life has plagued me with being way too poofy--especially with the short haircuts that I always want. Paulino worked with all of this unwieldy hair and gave me an unbelievable cut. All I do now when I get up in the morning is put on clothes. My hair seriously looks so cute even when I first wake up. It's not poofy and unlike other cuts, I can actually replicate what he did in the salon at home, without working at it. I don't understand how he did it. and I'm kind of freaking out that Paulino is all the way in Oregon and I won't be able to get a cut like this in the city. I may have to make a trip out to Oregon--always wanted to see it anyway. Seriously though, I'd trust Paulino with any sort of hair. My cut is amazing, fun and totally chic and I get compliments on it daily.

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I really liked this salon and will recommend to friends and family. Paulino is an absolute talent with hair, I was not sure at first and everybody made me feel very comfortable and welcome and then Paulino did my hair and now I am convinced, The products made my hair feel wonderful and soft and Paulino made it match the way it felt. I will return to this business and will highly recommend. Thanks Again Paulino !!

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★★★★★

I really liked this salon and will recommend to friends and family. Paulino is an absolute talent with hair, I was not sure at first and everybody made me feel very comfortable and welcome and then Paulino did my hair and now I am convinced, The products made my hair feel wonderful and soft and Paulino made it match the way it felt. I will return to this business and will highly recommend. Thanks Again Paulino !!

Pros: Staff, warm and inviting atmosphere

Cons: parking

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I have curly hair and finding the right stylist is imperative. Curly hair in the wrong hands can be disastrous. I highly recommend Paulino at Ziva salon to anyone who wants an amazing haircut. The man is a genius. I merely show up and let him do whatever he wishes with my curly hair -- and it always looks fantastic. He is incredibly skilled; as an added bonus, he is also friendly, down-to-earth and thoroughly professional. I lived in Portland for five years in search of the right stylist before I found Paulino at Ziva. If you too have been searching, look no more -- Paulino is your man.

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★★★★★

I have curly hair and finding the right stylist is imperative. Curly hair in the wrong hands can be disastrous. I highly recommend Paulino at Ziva salon to anyone who wants an amazing haircut. The man is a genius. I merely show up and let him do whatever he wishes with my curly hair -- and it always looks fantastic. He is incredibly skilled; as an added bonus, he is also friendly, down-to-earth and thoroughly professional. I lived in Portland for five years in search of the right stylist before I found Paulino at Ziva. If you too have been searching, look no more -- Paulino is your man.

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What a quirky girl!!! But that's just it. Miranda can see you on a different level. She's fun and business oriented. The woman knows how to listen!!! Give her a little of you and she'll do the rest! I went into her to have change and I got it in the best way! She takes a while to warm up but when she does...just watch her work. I am truly impressed. She likes to talk and give her imput and can be a bit hard to understand but you can tell that she is genuine and loving. Give her a chance...I did and I walked out of Ziva very happy.

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★★★★★

What a quirky girl!!! But that's just it. Miranda can see you on a different level. She's fun and business oriented. The woman knows how to listen!!! Give her a little of you and she'll do the rest! I went into her to have change and I got it in the best way! She takes a while to warm up but when she does...just watch her work. I am truly impressed. She likes to talk and give her imput and can be a bit hard to understand but you can tell that she is genuine and loving. Give her a chance...I did and I walked out of Ziva very happy.

Pros: Great invironment and wonderful staff!!!!

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I am a girl with major haircut-phobia. Worse than a dentist's visit, I have always had a fear of haircuts. I have never had a good cut, and it has always looked best after 6 months of "grow-out". My hair was very long, very ratty, very thick, very curly, and very very long over-due for a cut. I knew I wanted, needed, something drastic. A hair intervention. Within a half hour of sitting in the chair of hair God Paulino Borja I had gone from a major hair don't to a fabulous new short hair do. I can't believe how fast and how fabulous this experience was. I will NEVER go anywhere else. I have had nothing but compliments from everyone I know, and people on the street have even mentioned how cute the cut is.
THANK YOU Paulino, for releasing me from a life long fear of scissors and for making me a purty girl!

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★★★★★

I am a girl with major haircut-phobia. Worse than a dentist's visit, I have always had a fear of haircuts. I have never had a good cut, and it has always looked best after 6 months of "grow-out". My hair was very long, very ratty, very thick, very curly, and very very long over-due for a cut. I knew I wanted, needed, something drastic. A hair intervention. Within a half hour of sitting in the chair of hair God Paulino Borja I had gone from a major hair don't to a fabulous new short hair do. I can't believe how fast and how fabulous this experience was. I will NEVER go anywhere else. I have had nothing but compliments from everyone I know, and people on the street have even mentioned how cute the cut is.
THANK YOU Paulino, for releasing me from a life long fear of scissors and for making me a purty girl!

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I know how you feel. Brett has been my stylist since he worked at Ziva several years ago and I've followed him to every salon he has moved to. Unfortunately at the beginning of this year he left Zivas once again and since I was desperate to get my hair cut (and because I had no clue where Brett had gone) I made the mistake of having one of the "senior stylist" at Ziva cut my hair - big mistake!! I ended up with the worst haircut of my life and with $100 dollars less in my pocket. Since then I have let my hair grow out and luckily found Brett about three weeks ago. He is the best stylist and I will follow him anywhere!! He is working at Chameleon Salon in North Portland ( 7015 N. Greeley Ave). Hope this helps.

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I know how you feel. Brett has been my stylist since he worked at Ziva several years ago and I've followed him to every salon he has moved to. Unfortunately at the beginning of this year he left Zivas once again and since I was desperate to get my hair cut (and because I had no clue where Brett had gone) I made the mistake of having one of the "senior stylist" at Ziva cut my hair - big mistake!! I ended up with the worst haircut of my life and with $100 dollars less in my pocket. Since then I have let my hair grow out and luckily found Brett about three weeks ago. He is the best stylist and I will follow him anywhere!! He is working at Chameleon Salon in North Portland ( 7015 N. Greeley Ave). Hope this helps.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Costly, bad customer service, unexperienced stylists.

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When I saw Miranda She Sat me down offering water, tea and comfort first. She took the time to listen to me recognizing exactly what I was looking for in a beautiful color and cut. She takes the time to give her proffessional recommendations and ideas and at the same time listens to my wants, needs and desires. Miranda is proffessional, warm and friendly. She always greets me with a smile and an uplifting attitude. People everywhere always compliment me on my hair they ask me who does my hair and I always send people her way. I would not go to anyone else and will not go to anyone else. I highly recommend Miranda. Five stars for Miranda Personally!!!!!

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★★★★★

When I saw Miranda She Sat me down offering water, tea and comfort first. She took the time to listen to me recognizing exactly what I was looking for in a beautiful color and cut. She takes the time to give her proffessional recommendations and ideas and at the same time listens to my wants, needs and desires. Miranda is proffessional, warm and friendly. She always greets me with a smile and an uplifting attitude. People everywhere always compliment me on my hair they ask me who does my hair and I always send people her way. I would not go to anyone else and will not go to anyone else. I highly recommend Miranda. Five stars for Miranda Personally!!!!!

Cons: Other staff not so friendly, atmosphere kind of cold/dry

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Since Kristoffer became my stylist, I have been so happy with my haircut and color. He always does an amazing job, and I walk out of the salon feeling like a million bucks. Kristoffer, you're wonderful!!!

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Since Kristoffer became my stylist, I have been so happy with my haircut and color. He always does an amazing job, and I walk out of the salon feeling like a million bucks. Kristoffer, you're wonderful!!!

Pros: Kristoffer!

Cons: Parking, a bit pricey

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Kira Pinski does my hair. I used to be bored with my long hair. I ALWAYS threw it in a ponytail. But, my new bangs and styling options have given me more self confidence and freedom with my hair. After a cut we've done naturally curly, curling iron, flat ironed, blown out straight, and even braids for the gym. I'm excited to see what she thinks of next!! I appreciate her creativity!! Kira thank you so much!!

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Kira Pinski does my hair. I used to be bored with my long hair. I ALWAYS threw it in a ponytail. But, my new bangs and styling options have given me more self confidence and freedom with my hair. After a cut we've done naturally curly, curling iron, flat ironed, blown out straight, and even braids for the gym. I'm excited to see what she thinks of next!! I appreciate her creativity!! Kira thank you so much!!

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I have paid $200 for a hair and color. The highlights didn't turn out as I wanted and were barely noticeable. The hair cut was done in less then 3 minutes and didn't look much different from what I had before. Basically I paid $200 for damaging my hair and not getting a desired look.

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I have paid $200 for a hair and color. The highlights didn't turn out as I wanted and were barely noticeable. The hair cut was done in less then 3 minutes and didn't look much different from what I had before. Basically I paid $200 for damaging my hair and not getting a desired look.

Cons: Expensive, stuff is undertrained

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I am SO, SO, SO bummed to call Zivas and find out that Brett Packer is no longer working there. He has been doing my hair for seven years, and i have been following him from salon to salon. Where is he??? I saw someone else had posted the same question in February. Did that person find him? If so, can you post where he is on citysearch for me? I am so bummed!! Brett, I don't care where you are, if you could just please let us know (maybe on citysearch) so I can find you again to do my hair, I would be so happy. You are great with color and doing cuts just the way your clients ask. Please come back!!!

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I am SO, SO, SO bummed to call Zivas and find out that Brett Packer is no longer working there. He has been doing my hair for seven years, and i have been following him from salon to salon. Where is he??? I saw someone else had posted the same question in February. Did that person find him? If so, can you post where he is on citysearch for me? I am so bummed!! Brett, I don't care where you are, if you could just please let us know (maybe on citysearch) so I can find you again to do my hair, I would be so happy. You are great with color and doing cuts just the way your clients ask. Please come back!!!

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I recently moved to Portland from San Diego and have been looking for a new hair salon. I walked into Ziva thinking it was just a retail store, since the salon has EVERYTHING you could ever want! I asked someone to help me find a curling iron that would work for a style I wanted. To my surprise the girl I asked was a stylist. Instead of just showing me where they were she asked me if I had time for her to actually show me. So she took me back and showed me everything I needed to use to achieve the look I was wanting. Ziva has excellent customer service, they are all so friendly and sweet. I have recommended them to all of my friends. Thank you Ziva for being my new hair salon.

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★★★★★

I recently moved to Portland from San Diego and have been looking for a new hair salon. I walked into Ziva thinking it was just a retail store, since the salon has EVERYTHING you could ever want! I asked someone to help me find a curling iron that would work for a style I wanted. To my surprise the girl I asked was a stylist. Instead of just showing me where they were she asked me if I had time for her to actually show me. So she took me back and showed me everything I needed to use to achieve the look I was wanting. Ziva has excellent customer service, they are all so friendly and sweet. I have recommended them to all of my friends. Thank you Ziva for being my new hair salon.

Pros: The friendly staff and very fashion forward stylists

Cons: parking

 

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