Leepin Lizards Hair Place

★★★★★
  • 1217 SW 19th Ave .

    Portland, OR 97201

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  • 503-241-2938

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We love Donna Brown and Leepin Lizards! Our whole family, my husband, teen son, teen daughter and me, have all been seeing Donna off and on for almost 20 years. Frankly I won't let anyone but Donna cut my husbands hair...she knows exactly

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★★★★★

We love Donna Brown and Leepin Lizards! Our whole family, my husband, teen son, teen daughter and me, have all been seeing Donna off and on for almost 20 years. Frankly I won't let anyone but Donna cut my husbands hair...she knows exactly

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I have been going to Donna B. for 20 years now. I continue to be impressed with her creativity, perfectionism and friendliness. She is not only great with haircuts, but also with color. I have gotten so many compliments over the years

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★★★★★

I have been going to Donna B. for 20 years now. I continue to be impressed with her creativity, perfectionism and friendliness. She is not only great with haircuts, but also with color. I have gotten so many compliments over the years

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Donna has done my hair for 17 years. I love the care she takes with me. She listens to what I want and is up-to-date on styles and products. I am happy she is back at Leepin Lizards because the atmosphere there is relaxed, yet

3
★★★★★

Donna has done my hair for 17 years. I love the care she takes with me. She listens to what I want and is up-to-date on styles and products. I am happy she is back at Leepin Lizards because the atmosphere there is relaxed, yet

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I love my hair, and I have Marilyn at Leepin' Lizards to thank for it. It's a short, sassy style. Somehow she consistently makes the haircut work, even though I have very difficult hair to cut. The salon is professional, with a warm

3
★★★★★

I love my hair, and I have Marilyn at Leepin' Lizards to thank for it. It's a short, sassy style. Somehow she consistently makes the haircut work, even though I have very difficult hair to cut. The salon is professional, with a warm

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I've also gone to Leepin Lizards for years..... left, and come back because no one else has come close to the genuine friendliness, professionalism, and talent that I have found with Donna. The bonus now is their location in the Goose

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★★★★★

I've also gone to Leepin Lizards for years..... left, and come back because no one else has come close to the genuine friendliness, professionalism, and talent that I have found with Donna. The bonus now is their location in the Goose

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Donna has been cutting my hair for years. I always get tons of compliments about my hair, and I appeciate the relaxed, low-key vibe at Leepin' Lizards. What I like best is that I can relax, look out the window and chat while Donna works

3
★★★★★

Donna has been cutting my hair for years. I always get tons of compliments about my hair, and I appeciate the relaxed, low-key vibe at Leepin' Lizards. What I like best is that I can relax, look out the window and chat while Donna works

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Marilyn has been cutting my hair for years. She is the most intuitive stylist I have ever had the pleasure of knowing - I'm always changing my "look" and she somehow just goes there.
I now come to Portland from Bellingham, WA to have her cut my hair.

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★★★★★

Marilyn has been cutting my hair for years. She is the most intuitive stylist I have ever had the pleasure of knowing - I'm always changing my "look" and she somehow just goes there.
I now come to Portland from Bellingham, WA to have her cut my hair.

Pros: Yes, I think Marilyn provides the best cut I have had.

Cons: Can't think of one.

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All I know is, every time I leave Leepin' Lizards after seeing Jamie, people want to know where I get my hair cut. Plus, he just rocks, and makes me feel fabulous!

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★★★★★

All I know is, every time I leave Leepin' Lizards after seeing Jamie, people want to know where I get my hair cut. Plus, he just rocks, and makes me feel fabulous!

Pros: Being the girl who always gets compliments on my hair.

Cons: Good hair, good company, and puppies... what cons?

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Marilyn knows color; I get many comments on how natural my color is and honestly, it's gray through and through, but Marilyn whips it into a stylish and youthful patina of gold and bronze. Reasonable prices, too.

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★★★★★

Marilyn knows color; I get many comments on how natural my color is and honestly, it's gray through and through, but Marilyn whips it into a stylish and youthful patina of gold and bronze. Reasonable prices, too.

Pros: color; weave

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This place is the best! Carlos just saved my hair!!!! It looks great and I actually had fun!

2
★★★★★

This place is the best! Carlos just saved my hair!!!! It looks great and I actually had fun!

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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K, my hair is awesome right now and it's because of this place. I randomly called after seeing it on 21st and liking the look of it. Finally went in and got one of the best haircuts I've ever had. It's one of those cuts where you almost get sick of your friends constantly pointing it out. The gal's name is Rachel. If you're a guy and you want an awesome cut, go see her, you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

K, my hair is awesome right now and it's because of this place. I randomly called after seeing it on 21st and liking the look of it. Finally went in and got one of the best haircuts I've ever had. It's one of those cuts where you almost get sick of your friends constantly pointing it out. The gal's name is Rachel. If you're a guy and you want an awesome cut, go see her, you won't be disappointed.

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My old stylist is back in town and I couldn't be happier! After years of seeing Rachel at Blades, I was devastated when I heard she was leaving town for awhile. She is the only stylist that has ever really listened to what I wanted and was always consistent with my hair. While she was gone, I tried about 4 different stylists but had no success. I was thrilled when I found out that she was back in town and working at Leepin Lizards! So, of course I immediately made an appointment with her for a cut and color. The results were, once again fantastic! I finally feel cute again! It even looks great when I don't style it! Thanks so much Rachel!

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★★★★★

My old stylist is back in town and I couldn't be happier! After years of seeing Rachel at Blades, I was devastated when I heard she was leaving town for awhile. She is the only stylist that has ever really listened to what I wanted and was always consistent with my hair. While she was gone, I tried about 4 different stylists but had no success. I was thrilled when I found out that she was back in town and working at Leepin Lizards! So, of course I immediately made an appointment with her for a cut and color. The results were, once again fantastic! I finally feel cute again! It even looks great when I don't style it! Thanks so much Rachel!

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It's been hard to find a great colorist for the buttery blonde highlights I am looking for, Until NOW! Casandra took time and really got what I was looking for. She gave me the best color I've ever had and is a true artist. She was personable and professional, without chargeing an arm and a leg. The cut and highlight was only $125, it normally cost me so much more. If you are looking for a colorist look no further then Casandra at Leepin' Lizards. You well truely be happy.

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★★★★★

It's been hard to find a great colorist for the buttery blonde highlights I am looking for, Until NOW! Casandra took time and really got what I was looking for. She gave me the best color I've ever had and is a true artist. She was personable and professional, without chargeing an arm and a leg. The cut and highlight was only $125, it normally cost me so much more. If you are looking for a colorist look no further then Casandra at Leepin' Lizards. You well truely be happy.

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Hmmmm... so weird to read anything bad about this place. I have been coming here for YEARS and have yet to have anything but the best experiences here. I see Marilyn and she ROCKS at short hair! Everyone I see around me with their new 'do's look fantastic, and it's a great place with an awesome vibe. These folks are artists, and they create for and look after you like no where else. I say try it and you will have found your hairdo home!

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★★★★★

Hmmmm... so weird to read anything bad about this place. I have been coming here for YEARS and have yet to have anything but the best experiences here. I see Marilyn and she ROCKS at short hair! Everyone I see around me with their new 'do's look fantastic, and it's a great place with an awesome vibe. These folks are artists, and they create for and look after you like no where else. I say try it and you will have found your hairdo home!

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i walked in a few months ago to get a haircut and they got my in right away.. i brought 2 pictures of what i wanted... i wanted to have a haircut that was short on one side and got longer as it went back to the other side. i go to school at the aveda institute, and know that this haircut isn't that difficult to do with a pair of shiears.

but what did the guy do?
he took a mens CLIPPER and clipper cut the side of my head! and there was no connection and my hair from the side looked like a mullet. it was a really really bad experience. i was horrified sitting in the chair. not to mention i paid money and didnt even get the courtesey of a shampoo with my hair!
i left, in tears.
this place is aweful! :(

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★☆☆☆☆

i walked in a few months ago to get a haircut and they got my in right away.. i brought 2 pictures of what i wanted... i wanted to have a haircut that was short on one side and got longer as it went back to the other side. i go to school at the aveda institute, and know that this haircut isn't that difficult to do with a pair of shiears.

but what did the guy do?
he took a mens CLIPPER and clipper cut the side of my head! and there was no connection and my hair from the side looked like a mullet. it was a really really bad experience. i was horrified sitting in the chair. not to mention i paid money and didnt even get the courtesey of a shampoo with my hair!
i left, in tears.
this place is aweful! :(

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I'm in my mid 30's and my hair is slowly starting to thin. This was starting to frustrate me because most stylists either try and convince me to shave my head or get a military cut or they try and sell me on a bunch of gels, creams, shampoos, ect. that is either supposed to magically regrow my hair or that's supposed to make it look like I've got more hair.

I went to Leepin' Lizards and had my hair styled by Donna Brown. My hair's still about 80% there (compared to my teens) and at 35 years old I still want a rock n roll style cut. My favorite hair style is a rockabilly pompadour (early Elvis style) and this requires that I have a lot of hair to comb up and pile on my head (like the band, The Straycats.)

When I told Donna what I wanted to do with my hairstyle, she said "no problem!" She didn't try and get me to go with a shaved down style and she didn't try and sell me a bunch of products that either don't work or that I don't need.

She cut my hair into a perfect pompadour and it's hardly even noticeable that my hair is even thinning. I've already had a few people that I run into on a regular basis (grocery store cashier, coffee shop barista, doorman at the nightclub, ect.) comment that my hair looks really cool.

Donna also colored my hair (blonder) which made it really tough to see my scalp through the thinner parts (normally, that's a problem for me.)

All in all the experience was very cool and I'm not planning on ever going anywhere else because I've FINALLY found a hairstylist who can work with problem hair and still make me look more rock n roll !

Also, the salon reminds me of the new wave salons of the 1980s (decor and the music they're playing) and Donna's obviously still in touch with the alternative music scene and she can do any of the latest cuts that I've seen on college rock bands nowadays. I'm very sold on Leepin' Lizards and on having Donna as my hairstylist.

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★★★★★

I'm in my mid 30's and my hair is slowly starting to thin. This was starting to frustrate me because most stylists either try and convince me to shave my head or get a military cut or they try and sell me on a bunch of gels, creams, shampoos, ect. that is either supposed to magically regrow my hair or that's supposed to make it look like I've got more hair.

I went to Leepin' Lizards and had my hair styled by Donna Brown. My hair's still about 80% there (compared to my teens) and at 35 years old I still want a rock n roll style cut. My favorite hair style is a rockabilly pompadour (early Elvis style) and this requires that I have a lot of hair to comb up and pile on my head (like the band, The Straycats.)

When I told Donna what I wanted to do with my hairstyle, she said "no problem!" She didn't try and get me to go with a shaved down style and she didn't try and sell me a bunch of products that either don't work or that I don't need.

She cut my hair into a perfect pompadour and it's hardly even noticeable that my hair is even thinning. I've already had a few people that I run into on a regular basis (grocery store cashier, coffee shop barista, doorman at the nightclub, ect.) comment that my hair looks really cool.

Donna also colored my hair (blonder) which made it really tough to see my scalp through the thinner parts (normally, that's a problem for me.)

All in all the experience was very cool and I'm not planning on ever going anywhere else because I've FINALLY found a hairstylist who can work with problem hair and still make me look more rock n roll !

Also, the salon reminds me of the new wave salons of the 1980s (decor and the music they're playing) and Donna's obviously still in touch with the alternative music scene and she can do any of the latest cuts that I've seen on college rock bands nowadays. I'm very sold on Leepin' Lizards and on having Donna as my hairstylist.

Pros: Great music, cool salon and works magic with thinning hair!

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I had been going to another stylist for several years and had been dissatisfied, so I started looking for a new one. I read the reviews on Citysearch and decided to try Leepin' Lizards Hari Place out. WOW!!!!

I have short hair and like to be able to put a little "paste" in my hands and rub it through my hair, comb and finger style and go.... I can do that now. My hair looks so good, and I love the style. I could not be happier and I am so pleased that I read the reviews and made the appointment.

I saw Marilyn, the owner, and she listened to my desired and complaints about my previous stylist. She translated my vague desires into a great cut that is easy to do, and I look fabulous in my new style

I would HIGHLY recommend Leepin' Lizards Hair Place to anyone.

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★★★★★

I had been going to another stylist for several years and had been dissatisfied, so I started looking for a new one. I read the reviews on Citysearch and decided to try Leepin' Lizards Hari Place out. WOW!!!!

I have short hair and like to be able to put a little "paste" in my hands and rub it through my hair, comb and finger style and go.... I can do that now. My hair looks so good, and I love the style. I could not be happier and I am so pleased that I read the reviews and made the appointment.

I saw Marilyn, the owner, and she listened to my desired and complaints about my previous stylist. She translated my vague desires into a great cut that is easy to do, and I look fabulous in my new style

I would HIGHLY recommend Leepin' Lizards Hair Place to anyone.

Pros: great cut, easy to get into, reasonable prices

Cons: none

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Leepin Lizards is a true "gem" of the NW Portland scene.Tucked in between two great boutques, the salon offers the best of both worlds.At my appointment,I observed several different walks of life having their hair done.The gal sitting in the chair on my right was a child advocate and more on the conservative side,on my left a young hipster was having her locks coloured a lovely shade of purple.The stylist I was working with(Jeremy) knew I was looking for something new and presented me with several options and I am still TOTALLY pleased with my new cut and color.And I have to say ,he is very reasonably priced for his talent.If your new in town or just tired of the same old thing,give this place a try.

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★★★★★

Leepin Lizards is a true "gem" of the NW Portland scene.Tucked in between two great boutques, the salon offers the best of both worlds.At my appointment,I observed several different walks of life having their hair done.The gal sitting in the chair on my right was a child advocate and more on the conservative side,on my left a young hipster was having her locks coloured a lovely shade of purple.The stylist I was working with(Jeremy) knew I was looking for something new and presented me with several options and I am still TOTALLY pleased with my new cut and color.And I have to say ,he is very reasonably priced for his talent.If your new in town or just tired of the same old thing,give this place a try.

Pros: Staff,prices,professionalism

Cons: Parking in NW(YUK)

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perhaps one of the most traumatic parts of moving to a new place is finding a hair stylist who you like.
you start asking - stopping people on the street - "who does your hair?????" it took me awhile. at last i have
found my person - and now people are always asking me "who does your hair?"

go to leaping lizards - don't be put off by the funky street design or eclectic art that hangs on the walls.
it is portland afterall - and the staff knows their craft. the owner marilyn devine and her crew run a tight ship -
treat their clients with respect - and deliver.

i was impressed from the very beginning. i had been going to a fellow who just went through the motions - no ideas, no energy, no nothing. he was bored and so was i. i needed a change. i met marilyn briefly before my first appointment. when i arrived, she presented me with different magazine options - she actually had
taken the time to think about me, my hair, my sense of style, and what might look good on me. wow.
i was immediately smitten. and yes, she continues to be engaged - always present and listening.... i recommend her without reservation.

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★★★★★

perhaps one of the most traumatic parts of moving to a new place is finding a hair stylist who you like.
you start asking - stopping people on the street - "who does your hair?????" it took me awhile. at last i have
found my person - and now people are always asking me "who does your hair?"

go to leaping lizards - don't be put off by the funky street design or eclectic art that hangs on the walls.
it is portland afterall - and the staff knows their craft. the owner marilyn devine and her crew run a tight ship -
treat their clients with respect - and deliver.

i was impressed from the very beginning. i had been going to a fellow who just went through the motions - no ideas, no energy, no nothing. he was bored and so was i. i needed a change. i met marilyn briefly before my first appointment. when i arrived, she presented me with different magazine options - she actually had
taken the time to think about me, my hair, my sense of style, and what might look good on me. wow.
i was immediately smitten. and yes, she continues to be engaged - always present and listening.... i recommend her without reservation.

Pros: yes, friendly, knowledgeable, patient, good humor, listens

Cons: parking sometimes a challenge on 21st

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It usually takes me two-three years to find a decent hair dresser (i.e., cutter) when I relocate to a place. This time, when I returned to Portland after a 20-year absence (don't ask!), the wife of a friend suggested I try Marilyn at Leapin' Lizards. Since the salon is right around the corner from where I live, I tried it out. That was three years ago, and I have never looked back. First time out of the shop, every time out of the shop, a miracle. Not only does it look good right then, but it continues to look good right up until the 6-week oh-my-god-I-need-a-haircut point. If you have short and/or problem-esque hair, Marilyn Divine (the owner) is for you! She also does my color right, and the same every time. Plus she is fun and smart (she does improv on the side, so there's always something interesting to talk about). Try this out -- you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

It usually takes me two-three years to find a decent hair dresser (i.e., cutter) when I relocate to a place. This time, when I returned to Portland after a 20-year absence (don't ask!), the wife of a friend suggested I try Marilyn at Leapin' Lizards. Since the salon is right around the corner from where I live, I tried it out. That was three years ago, and I have never looked back. First time out of the shop, every time out of the shop, a miracle. Not only does it look good right then, but it continues to look good right up until the 6-week oh-my-god-I-need-a-haircut point. If you have short and/or problem-esque hair, Marilyn Divine (the owner) is for you! She also does my color right, and the same every time. Plus she is fun and smart (she does improv on the side, so there's always something interesting to talk about). Try this out -- you won't be disappointed.

Pros: edgy artsy ambience, great staff

Cons: well, it's in NW, so take the trolley already (don't even try to park)

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I went to the salon last week after reading these reviews. Walking in I thought there was a very cool vibe and I enjoyed chatting with the stylists. My stylist was very friendly, but I left in tears with the cut. I usually have funky layers, but somehow I ended up looking way too short and bland. My hair just falls to my head without any personality. Product helps, but it still looks awful. I am so sad having to let it grow out again. After visiting another salon, I was told there wasn't much they could do w/o making it much shorter (and then why have hair at all?). They were able to fix my uneven bangs, though...thankfully.

Unless you are referred to a specific stylist, and have seen their work, I wouldn't take my chances. I wish I had thought to get the name of the woman who cut my hair.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the salon last week after reading these reviews. Walking in I thought there was a very cool vibe and I enjoyed chatting with the stylists. My stylist was very friendly, but I left in tears with the cut. I usually have funky layers, but somehow I ended up looking way too short and bland. My hair just falls to my head without any personality. Product helps, but it still looks awful. I am so sad having to let it grow out again. After visiting another salon, I was told there wasn't much they could do w/o making it much shorter (and then why have hair at all?). They were able to fix my uneven bangs, though...thankfully.

Unless you are referred to a specific stylist, and have seen their work, I wouldn't take my chances. I wish I had thought to get the name of the woman who cut my hair.

Pros: cool salon, beverages, reasonable price

Cons: awful cut, unattentive stylist, didn't listen to my request

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I love this place. I have always walked out of this salon with a fantastic cut and color. Everyone who works here is great at what they do and they are all very nice and helpful. I highly recommend you check this place out, you will find out you don't want to go anywhere else.

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★★★★★

I love this place. I have always walked out of this salon with a fantastic cut and color. Everyone who works here is great at what they do and they are all very nice and helpful. I highly recommend you check this place out, you will find out you don't want to go anywhere else.

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Leepin Lizards Hair Place is a breath of fresh air in the Portland hair scene. Very comfortable atmosphere, professional staff, and a great overall value. I have been twice now to see Randi and she is amazing. If you need a new cut, a new color, or just a new style altogether, she is the one. Great conversation, amazing cut, and my color has never looked so good. Don't waste your money anywhere else. Lots of shopping around the area. THE salon to go to in Portland.

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★★★★★

Leepin Lizards Hair Place is a breath of fresh air in the Portland hair scene. Very comfortable atmosphere, professional staff, and a great overall value. I have been twice now to see Randi and she is amazing. If you need a new cut, a new color, or just a new style altogether, she is the one. Great conversation, amazing cut, and my color has never looked so good. Don't waste your money anywhere else. Lots of shopping around the area. THE salon to go to in Portland.

Pros: Randi, Value, Professionalism

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I went to this salon for the first time the other day- I had read very good reviews and was hoping that they were right. I recently had a bad experience with another salon and was desperate for help! Amy who was so helpful-she listened to my frustrations with my (horrible) haircut andlooked through magazines with me to determine what it was I really wanted. She told me that if I was dissatisfied in the next couple of days to call her and let her know so that she could fix it. I have NEVER had a stylist tell me that before, and it was very reassuring. I love the cut she gave me, and I was overall VERY happy with the service and the price. I got a great haircut and highlights for $80 and I have no regrets. I will definitely be back

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★★★★★

I went to this salon for the first time the other day- I had read very good reviews and was hoping that they were right. I recently had a bad experience with another salon and was desperate for help! Amy who was so helpful-she listened to my frustrations with my (horrible) haircut andlooked through magazines with me to determine what it was I really wanted. She told me that if I was dissatisfied in the next couple of days to call her and let her know so that she could fix it. I have NEVER had a stylist tell me that before, and it was very reassuring. I love the cut she gave me, and I was overall VERY happy with the service and the price. I got a great haircut and highlights for $80 and I have no regrets. I will definitely be back

Pros: Stylist who listens!, On streetcar line, Unpretentious

Cons: Haven't found one yet

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Based on my two visits here, the staff seems to excel at doing hairstyles that are unconventional and off the beaten path, but they also do haircuts that are boring like mine. For the price the level of skill is good to excellent. The atmosphere is real, and the decor is one of a kind. I would get my hair cut by anyone there. If you want to do something crazy with your hair, they they won't try to stop you. Definitely one of my favorite places to visit.

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★★★★★

Based on my two visits here, the staff seems to excel at doing hairstyles that are unconventional and off the beaten path, but they also do haircuts that are boring like mine. For the price the level of skill is good to excellent. The atmosphere is real, and the decor is one of a kind. I would get my hair cut by anyone there. If you want to do something crazy with your hair, they they won't try to stop you. Definitely one of my favorite places to visit.

Pros: Stylish, Cool, Not expensive

Cons: ???

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I was highly satisfied with my special occasion hair up-do. I loved the automosphere, very laid back & friendly. My up-do was very unique, I got SO many compliments! If you wan't a stuck up attitude hair salon, this is the place for you. Loved everything about it!

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★★★★★

I was highly satisfied with my special occasion hair up-do. I loved the automosphere, very laid back & friendly. My up-do was very unique, I got SO many compliments! If you wan't a stuck up attitude hair salon, this is the place for you. Loved everything about it!

Pros: easy going, trendy, unique

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Leepin Lizards has become such a great salon. The prices are totally reasonable and they do such great work. I have gone to pretty much every single upscale salon in Portland, and this beats them all. Best of all, its young and hip for REAL, the place to go to get that haircut or color that you've always wanted but no stylist has ever managed to give you. Brianna is the stylist I go to at LL, and she is amazing. Besides being one of the sweetest people I've ever met, she is an incredible stylist. I first went to her when I made a disaster of my hair with home color and she was able to transform it into amazing color. I just went to her and requested a really complicated vision for my hair, and she did such a perfect job. Go to Brianna, you'll love her!

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★★★★★

Leepin Lizards has become such a great salon. The prices are totally reasonable and they do such great work. I have gone to pretty much every single upscale salon in Portland, and this beats them all. Best of all, its young and hip for REAL, the place to go to get that haircut or color that you've always wanted but no stylist has ever managed to give you. Brianna is the stylist I go to at LL, and she is amazing. Besides being one of the sweetest people I've ever met, she is an incredible stylist. I first went to her when I made a disaster of my hair with home color and she was able to transform it into amazing color. I just went to her and requested a really complicated vision for my hair, and she did such a perfect job. Go to Brianna, you'll love her!

Pros: reasonable prices, fun hip environment, Brianna

Cons: parking, cash/check only

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I went here for the first time about a month ago, and she did a great job on my hair. I got my really long hair cut short, and it looked great. Prices are good. I recommend.

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★★★★★

I went here for the first time about a month ago, and she did a great job on my hair. I got my really long hair cut short, and it looked great. Prices are good. I recommend.

Pros: late hours, good prices, skilled stylists

 

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