Defining Image Salon

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Your hair is our artwork.
  • 4811 Ne Fremont Street

    Portland, OR 97213

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  • 503-528-1122

About Defining Image Salon

Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am - 7pm Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm Monday & Sunday: Closed
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Nichole is a great colorist. She helps me step outside my box and I am always happy with the results.

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Nichole is a great colorist. She helps me step outside my box and I am always happy with the results.

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Nichole is a great colorist. She helps me step outside my box and I am always happy with the results.

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Nichole is a great colorist. She helps me step outside my box and I am always happy with the results.

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I have "difficult" hair and really appreciate the honest advice I get about how to style and care for it. Also, a nice atmosphere, prompt, and great location.

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I have "difficult" hair and really appreciate the honest advice I get about how to style and care for it. Also, a nice atmosphere, prompt, and great location.

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Nichole is so talented! She takes great care of my curly-ish + color treated hair. She always gives honest feedback and works with me until I am satisfied. I drive here from sw Portland- well worth it!

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Nichole is so talented! She takes great care of my curly-ish + color treated hair. She always gives honest feedback and works with me until I am satisfied. I drive here from sw Portland- well worth it!

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Nichole is so talented! She takes great care of my curly-ish + color treated hair. She always gives honest feedback and works with me until I am satisfied. I drive here from sw Portland- well worth it!

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Nichole is so talented! She takes great care of my curly-ish + color treated hair. She always gives honest feedback and works with me until I am satisfied. I drive here from sw Portland- well worth it!

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Educational, relaxing and a great cut style. Patty is perfect! Thanks!

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Educational, relaxing and a great cut style. Patty is perfect! Thanks!

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Excellent as always. I love the cut & color- always consistant. Nice, comfortable place to be.

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Excellent as always. I love the cut & color- always consistant. Nice, comfortable place to be.

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It is wonderful to have a hairdresser that listens and is skilled. Maria is the best!

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It is wonderful to have a hairdresser that listens and is skilled. Maria is the best!

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Everybody here is so professional and nice- They do not force any product on you, I really appreciate that. I live in Hillsboro and come all the way here because they are the best. Thank you.

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Everybody here is so professional and nice- They do not force any product on you, I really appreciate that. I live in Hillsboro and come all the way here because they are the best. Thank you.

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Always good quality and results from Patty!! Fab Salon.

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Always good quality and results from Patty!! Fab Salon.

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I wish there were more stars!! Fantastic.

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I wish there were more stars!! Fantastic.

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Always good quality results from Patty and Edan.

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Always good quality results from Patty and Edan.

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Everybody here is so professional and they do not force any product on you to buy. I really appreciate that. I live in Hilsboro and come all the way here becayse they are the best. Thank you Nichole!

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Everybody here is so professional and they do not force any product on you to buy. I really appreciate that. I live in Hilsboro and come all the way here becayse they are the best. Thank you Nichole!

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Everybody here is so professional and they do not force any product on you to buy. I really appreciate that. I live in Hilsboro and come all the way here becayse they are the best. Thank you Nichole!

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Everybody here is so professional and they do not force any product on you to buy. I really appreciate that. I live in Hilsboro and come all the way here becayse they are the best. Thank you Nichole!

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It's wonderful to have a hairdresser that listens and is skilled. Maria is the best!

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It's wonderful to have a hairdresser that listens and is skilled. Maria is the best!

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Excellent as always. Educational, relaxing, and a great cut style. Thanks!

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Excellent as always. Educational, relaxing, and a great cut style. Thanks!

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Nichole is so talented! She takes great care of my curly-ish and color-treated hair, always gives honest feedback, and works with me til I'm satisfied. I drive here from SW Portland- well worth it!

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Nichole is so talented! She takes great care of my curly-ish and color-treated hair, always gives honest feedback, and works with me til I'm satisfied. I drive here from SW Portland- well worth it!

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Their hair color technicians are the finest. I recently had highlights put in to liven and shine up my mane for summertime - Melissa did a wonderful job coloring and gave me a lovely layered cut (not the easiest thing to do with longer, but very thin hair) She is an awesome girl w/ a good sense of humor. The booking desk is super friendly and all other staff make you feel totally welcome. They offer great products to boot. Check them out!

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Their hair color technicians are the finest. I recently had highlights put in to liven and shine up my mane for summertime - Melissa did a wonderful job coloring and gave me a lovely layered cut (not the easiest thing to do with longer, but very thin hair) She is an awesome girl w/ a good sense of humor. The booking desk is super friendly and all other staff make you feel totally welcome. They offer great products to boot. Check them out!

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Always love how my hair looks when I get done! I get so many compliments on it! .

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Always love how my hair looks when I get done! I get so many compliments on it! .

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Always perfect!! Eyebrows, haircuts and perms! :) .

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Always perfect!! Eyebrows, haircuts and perms! :) .

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Always love how my hair looks when I get done! I get so many compliments on it! .

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Always love how my hair looks when I get done! I get so many compliments on it! .

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Always perfect!! Eyebrows, haircuts and perms! :) .

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Always perfect!! Eyebrows, haircuts and perms! :) .

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I had my hair done here for my grandmother's 70th birthday party and everyone there was complementing me on how nice it looked. Highly recommended!

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I had my hair done here for my grandmother's 70th birthday party and everyone there was complementing me on how nice it looked. Highly recommended!

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I had my hair done here for my grandmother's 70th birthday party and everyone there was complementing me on how nice it looked. Highly recommended!

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I had my hair done here for my grandmother's 70th birthday party and everyone there was complementing me on how nice it looked. Highly recommended!

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THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! You saved us when the salon that was doing my cousin's hair for her wedding ended up being closed the day we were scheduled for!! We ran around scrambling for help and you provided us with it, so my cousin's big day was perfect anyway!!

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THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! You saved us when the salon that was doing my cousin's hair for her wedding ended up being closed the day we were scheduled for!! We ran around scrambling for help and you provided us with it, so my cousin's big day was perfect anyway!!

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THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! You saved us when the salon that was doing my cousin's hair for her wedding ended up being closed the day we were scheduled for!! We ran around scrambling for help and you provided us with it, so my cousin's big day was perfect anyway!!

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THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! You saved us when the salon that was doing my cousin's hair for her wedding ended up being closed the day we were scheduled for!! We ran around scrambling for help and you provided us with it, so my cousin's big day was perfect anyway!!

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Nicole is an artist! My hair always looks incredible when I walk out of the salon, I will continue to recommend you guys. Oh, I am also really appreciative for the extra wedding tips!

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Nicole is an artist! My hair always looks incredible when I walk out of the salon, I will continue to recommend you guys. Oh, I am also really appreciative for the extra wedding tips!

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Nicole is an artist! My hair always looks incredible when I walk out of the salon, I will continue to recommend you guys. Oh, I am also really appreciative for the extra wedding tips!

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Nicole is an artist! My hair always looks incredible when I walk out of the salon, I will continue to recommend you guys. Oh, I am also really appreciative for the extra wedding tips!

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I have had the same hairstyle since I was about twelve years old and finally decided it was time to try something different. I went into Defining Image Salon and I left so happy and in love with my new hairstyle! This is a great salon and the people are very friendly and great at their jobs!

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I have had the same hairstyle since I was about twelve years old and finally decided it was time to try something different. I went into Defining Image Salon and I left so happy and in love with my new hairstyle! This is a great salon and the people are very friendly and great at their jobs!

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I have had the same hairstyle since I was about twelve years old and finally decided it was time to try something different. I went into Defining Image Salon and I left so happy and in love with my new hairstyle! This is a great salon and the people are very friendly and great at their jobs!

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I have had the same hairstyle since I was about twelve years old and finally decided it was time to try something different. I went into Defining Image Salon and I left so happy and in love with my new hairstyle! This is a great salon and the people are very friendly and great at their jobs!

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Friendly, and fun atmosphere always! I love coming here to have all kinds of stuff done, and I am always changing it up and they do it really well here. Great prices and fun styles. Very good salon.

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Friendly, and fun atmosphere always! I love coming here to have all kinds of stuff done, and I am always changing it up and they do it really well here. Great prices and fun styles. Very good salon.

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All employees were professional and polite while answering questions and giving me great suggestions for what might be good for me. Loved the relaxed atmosphere too!

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All employees were professional and polite while answering questions and giving me great suggestions for what might be good for me. Loved the relaxed atmosphere too!

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All employees were professional and polite while answering questions and giving me great suggestions for what might be good for me. Loved the relaxed atmosphere too!

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All employees were professional and polite while answering questions and giving me great suggestions for what might be good for me. Loved the relaxed atmosphere too!

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This place has a very nice and it has a peaceful vibe to it. I love coming here and being able to relax while my hair is treated. Very friendly staff and good prices.

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This place has a very nice and it has a peaceful vibe to it. I love coming here and being able to relax while my hair is treated. Very friendly staff and good prices.

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I loved how well trained the staff is and how little time they made me wait. They did my hair exactly the way I asked it to be and didn't cut too much off. Very good work and I will recommend to every one.

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I loved how well trained the staff is and how little time they made me wait. They did my hair exactly the way I asked it to be and didn't cut too much off. Very good work and I will recommend to every one.

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I loved how well trained the staff is and how little time they made me wait. They did my hair exactly the way I asked it to be and didn't cut too much off. Very good work and I will recommend to every one.

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I loved how well trained the staff is and how little time they made me wait. They did my hair exactly the way I asked it to be and didn't cut too much off. Very good work and I will recommend to every one.

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Loved the professional attitude of the workers here. They were artists and are very friendly! Loved that I was asked it I was happy along the way and it was a beautiful job done!

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Loved the professional attitude of the workers here. They were artists and are very friendly! Loved that I was asked it I was happy along the way and it was a beautiful job done!

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The only place to go for good haircut. I went in there with a loose idea of what I wanted. But I was amazed at how their staff was able to use my ideas and really transform them in to the style I was looking for. Very good at listening to a bad description and making it an amazing hair cut. Thanks.

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The only place to go for good haircut. I went in there with a loose idea of what I wanted. But I was amazed at how their staff was able to use my ideas and really transform them in to the style I was looking for. Very good at listening to a bad description and making it an amazing hair cut. Thanks.

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I live in the Beaumont neighborhood, so this salon is very convenient for me to walk to. It also employs some of the best colorists and stylists in town. Edan has been doing my hair for a very long time and he always does a great job. He was the first colorist to color my hair and I've been having him color it ever since. Both Edan and Patty, the receptionist and aestheticism, are a hoot - super nice, but fun enough to joke around. If you want the best you should come here, it's worth every penny.

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I live in the Beaumont neighborhood, so this salon is very convenient for me to walk to. It also employs some of the best colorists and stylists in town. Edan has been doing my hair for a very long time and he always does a great job. He was the first colorist to color my hair and I've been having him color it ever since. Both Edan and Patty, the receptionist and aestheticism, are a hoot - super nice, but fun enough to joke around. If you want the best you should come here, it's worth every penny.

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Edan is one of the best hair cutters in town. He has a great eye for shape and proportion, and the technical skill to adapt and refine a style for the natural growth pattern of the hair. He has a wicked sense of humor, too.

Absolutely topnotch.

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Edan is one of the best hair cutters in town. He has a great eye for shape and proportion, and the technical skill to adapt and refine a style for the natural growth pattern of the hair. He has a wicked sense of humor, too.

Absolutely topnotch.

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I had my first appointment yesterday with Ellery for highlights and was very pleased with the results. He is a great guy and a fantastic stylist. Thank you very much.

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I had my first appointment yesterday with Ellery for highlights and was very pleased with the results. He is a great guy and a fantastic stylist. Thank you very much.

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Laura did a great job coloring my hair. The staff was friendly and offered candy too! I will definitely go back.

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Laura did a great job coloring my hair. The staff was friendly and offered candy too! I will definitely go back.

Pros: Reasonably priced, excellent color

Cons: None

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Best color....covers the grey, my hair feels healthy and not fried, constant compliments. Edan has cut my hair and it turns out exactly the way I asked and envisioned. Patty shapes my brows; they turn out perfect every time. I feel so lucky I stumbled on this place five years ago. Never a disappointing experience. Friendly, exceptional service. I trust them completely; so much so I hired them to take care of my wedding party on the most important day yet. I was ecstatic with the results as was everyone in my bridal party. They accommodated everyone and we each looked absolutely beautiful. can't stop raving... get yourself here and give yourself a real treat!

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Best color....covers the grey, my hair feels healthy and not fried, constant compliments. Edan has cut my hair and it turns out exactly the way I asked and envisioned. Patty shapes my brows; they turn out perfect every time. I feel so lucky I stumbled on this place five years ago. Never a disappointing experience. Friendly, exceptional service. I trust them completely; so much so I hired them to take care of my wedding party on the most important day yet. I was ecstatic with the results as was everyone in my bridal party. They accommodated everyone and we each looked absolutely beautiful. can't stop raving... get yourself here and give yourself a real treat!

Pros: great color, exceptional service, awesome cut

Cons: can't think of any

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Recently went and had a color and cut. The color turned out wonderful but the haircut was just average....I have actually had a better haircut at Great Clips!

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Recently went and had a color and cut. The color turned out wonderful but the haircut was just average....I have actually had a better haircut at Great Clips!

Pros: great color

Cons: parking, price

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I've had my hair cut at salons before but they always asked what I wanted done, I always said to just do it the way it is but shorter. This time I decided I would ask for recommendations. I did my due diligence and decided to go to Defining Image. I asked Ellery what he thought and he gave me his recommendations as far as the cut. I then asked him about coloring the grey. I've never done this before and was hesitant. He put me at ease.

Watching Ellery cut my hair, I could tell immediately I was in the hands of a master. Not just the wham bam kind of cuts I usually get. He's also a woodworking (as am I) and I suspect that accounts for his meticulous nature. The haircut is the best I've ever gotten! Why didn't I know about this when I was younger and had all my hair?

Then it came time for the color. His apprentice (I can't remember his name - sorry!) did the coloring. I was nervous but just went with it, telling myself "it's only hair." When we were done and it really didn't take very long, it looked very natural. In fact, I remarked that the hair looked very similar to the color I had maybe 15 years before.

Ellery turned me on to some hair products to use and I was set.

Just ran into my neighbors. Their first comment - "nice haircut." They couldn't figure out what was different and I told them I'd had it colored. They really hadn't realized - just knew they liked it. Exactly the effect I was looking for.

So, in short, a great experience!

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I've had my hair cut at salons before but they always asked what I wanted done, I always said to just do it the way it is but shorter. This time I decided I would ask for recommendations. I did my due diligence and decided to go to Defining Image. I asked Ellery what he thought and he gave me his recommendations as far as the cut. I then asked him about coloring the grey. I've never done this before and was hesitant. He put me at ease.

Watching Ellery cut my hair, I could tell immediately I was in the hands of a master. Not just the wham bam kind of cuts I usually get. He's also a woodworking (as am I) and I suspect that accounts for his meticulous nature. The haircut is the best I've ever gotten! Why didn't I know about this when I was younger and had all my hair?

Then it came time for the color. His apprentice (I can't remember his name - sorry!) did the coloring. I was nervous but just went with it, telling myself "it's only hair." When we were done and it really didn't take very long, it looked very natural. In fact, I remarked that the hair looked very similar to the color I had maybe 15 years before.

Ellery turned me on to some hair products to use and I was set.

Just ran into my neighbors. Their first comment - "nice haircut." They couldn't figure out what was different and I told them I'd had it colored. They really hadn't realized - just knew they liked it. Exactly the effect I was looking for.

So, in short, a great experience!

Pros: Everything was great

Cons: Nothing

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After enduring a bad shag a'la'Florence Henderson for the last year care of a very sweet stylist who was nonetheless doing my do no favors, I decided it was time for a breakup. After reading the rave reviews here I booked an appointment w/Laura and I could not be happier.

I feared the worst: bad cut, bad attitude, something actually worse than the current bad cut I was sporting. Instead...

Laura was sweet, unpretentious and this is the best cut I've had maybe...ever?!! I went out the night of my cut and my friends pronounced me "recutified" and compared my swirls to Venus de Milo's. And, having just stepped out of the shower and styled I can honestly say I have never worked so little for a cut to look so good. No more flat iron, a miracle!

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After enduring a bad shag a'la'Florence Henderson for the last year care of a very sweet stylist who was nonetheless doing my do no favors, I decided it was time for a breakup. After reading the rave reviews here I booked an appointment w/Laura and I could not be happier.

I feared the worst: bad cut, bad attitude, something actually worse than the current bad cut I was sporting. Instead...

Laura was sweet, unpretentious and this is the best cut I've had maybe...ever?!! I went out the night of my cut and my friends pronounced me "recutified" and compared my swirls to Venus de Milo's. And, having just stepped out of the shower and styled I can honestly say I have never worked so little for a cut to look so good. No more flat iron, a miracle!

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I've been going here for a little over 2 years now I think, so my review is a bit late. I will never get my haircut anywhere else. Nichole does an awesome job with my short haircuts. They are also really nice when I have to call in to cancel my appointments [even when it was a same day appt].
I always get compliments on my hair, even way after I've gotten it cut.

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I've been going here for a little over 2 years now I think, so my review is a bit late. I will never get my haircut anywhere else. Nichole does an awesome job with my short haircuts. They are also really nice when I have to call in to cancel my appointments [even when it was a same day appt].
I always get compliments on my hair, even way after I've gotten it cut.

Pros: the stylists, products, atmosphere, everything.

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In 64 years of getting hair cuts all over the US, I have found 4 individuals who excelled. The Defining Image has 1 of them: Maria. She is amazing!

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In 64 years of getting hair cuts all over the US, I have found 4 individuals who excelled. The Defining Image has 1 of them: Maria. She is amazing!

Pros: Best men's haicut in town

Cons: none

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this was the first salon i visited when I moved to Portland 5 years ago and although there have been ups and downs with changes in stylists, the owners have always been in place to ensure that I was cared for in the long run. My current stylist is Christina, and I am extremely happy with both color and style from her. I would recommend this salon highly, and overlook any postings regarding the physical appearance of the salon. those superficial details are not important compared to the quality of the service, styles, etc.

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this was the first salon i visited when I moved to Portland 5 years ago and although there have been ups and downs with changes in stylists, the owners have always been in place to ensure that I was cared for in the long run. My current stylist is Christina, and I am extremely happy with both color and style from her. I would recommend this salon highly, and overlook any postings regarding the physical appearance of the salon. those superficial details are not important compared to the quality of the service, styles, etc.

Pros: professionals at the salon's very core

Cons: adjusting to new stylists

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A woman is always in search for that one talented hair stylist who is capable of bringing out the best in her by intuitively tuning in to her core and by creating an image that ultimately defines her. Well, my search is over ?? I have found my ultimate hair-designer in Defining Image in the person of Maria. Maria is not only passionate about what she is doing but she also has an amazing gift of a true artist with a vision, so everything she touches with her magically talented hands turns into a masterpiece every single time. My hair has always been very thin but Maria gave me a haircut that took 10 years off me and gave my very fine hair body and energy. I absolutely loved the haircut and loved the way she styled my hair.

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A woman is always in search for that one talented hair stylist who is capable of bringing out the best in her by intuitively tuning in to her core and by creating an image that ultimately defines her. Well, my search is over ?? I have found my ultimate hair-designer in Defining Image in the person of Maria. Maria is not only passionate about what she is doing but she also has an amazing gift of a true artist with a vision, so everything she touches with her magically talented hands turns into a masterpiece every single time. My hair has always been very thin but Maria gave me a haircut that took 10 years off me and gave my very fine hair body and energy. I absolutely loved the haircut and loved the way she styled my hair.

Pros: Talented and thorough hair stylist with consistent successes

More about Defining Image Salon

As a Joico salon our success comes from our definitive vision of creating beautiful, healthy, living hair color. Our highly educated staff analyzes each client’s particular needs to create their signature look. This also includes Make Up services and Glamour styles for Weddings and Special Events. We work as a team to provide our patrons with the highest quality of service. Your hair… is our artwork.

 

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