Broadway East Electrology

★★★★★
  • 1605 NE Broadway St

    Portland, OR 97232

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  • 503-281-0311

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I have been going to Barbara periodically for the last few years. I honestly enjoy very much my electrolysis sessions. The office space is small, quiet, peaceful, calming. I wonder sometimes if I might fall asleep in the

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I have been going to Barbara periodically for the last few years. I honestly enjoy very much my electrolysis sessions. The office space is small, quiet, peaceful, calming. I wonder sometimes if I might fall asleep in the

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Over the past ten years I have been to three to five laser hair removal centers, signed contracts, spent thousands of dollars, (one time even had my face burned), yet I never saw the slightest reduction of hair. I finally decided

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Over the past ten years I have been to three to five laser hair removal centers, signed contracts, spent thousands of dollars, (one time even had my face burned), yet I never saw the slightest reduction of hair. I finally decided

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After years of waxing every week, I tried electrolysis. The first one I went to - in my NW neighborhood - had me come in every week and I felt like the hair was growing in just as fast and dark as when waxing. While I don't have a major

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After years of waxing every week, I tried electrolysis. The first one I went to - in my NW neighborhood - had me come in every week and I felt like the hair was growing in just as fast and dark as when waxing. While I don't have a major

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I've been a client of Broadway East Electrology for over a year now. I came to Barbara after an unsatisfying experience with another provider whose work was very painful, and after a surprise reappearance of a large amount of hair when it

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I've been a client of Broadway East Electrology for over a year now. I came to Barbara after an unsatisfying experience with another provider whose work was very painful, and after a surprise reappearance of a large amount of hair when it

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Barbara is the best electrologist I have ever gone to, and I had gone to a lot! She has greatly reduced my hair problem over the course of the last year of regular treatments. She is extremely knowledgeable as well as an incredibly caring

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Barbara is the best electrologist I have ever gone to, and I had gone to a lot! She has greatly reduced my hair problem over the course of the last year of regular treatments. She is extremely knowledgeable as well as an incredibly caring

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Having gone to other electrologists and used laser removal services I can assure you this is the best Electrologist in the NW. There is a reason Barbara has clientele from Alaska & Idaho come to visit her.

From the moment you walk up the

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Having gone to other electrologists and used laser removal services I can assure you this is the best Electrologist in the NW. There is a reason Barbara has clientele from Alaska & Idaho come to visit her.

From the moment you walk up the

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Before I found Barbara, I was in a bad state after many months of trying to get rid of my facial hair . Laser treatments had only increased the amount of hair. By some electrologists, I had been charged a lot and promised a relief in

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Before I found Barbara, I was in a bad state after many months of trying to get rid of my facial hair . Laser treatments had only increased the amount of hair. By some electrologists, I had been charged a lot and promised a relief in

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I have been getting electrolysis treatments for the last 30 years and have worked with several different electrologists. I can honestly say that Barbara Failing is head and shoulders above the rest. She is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, caring, dedicated and hard working. I have experienced a much greater positive result under the care of Barbara than any other electrologist I've worked with. Whether you're just starting out with electrolysis treatments or looking for someone new to continue treatments, I highly recommend Barbara Failing.

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I have been getting electrolysis treatments for the last 30 years and have worked with several different electrologists. I can honestly say that Barbara Failing is head and shoulders above the rest. She is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, caring, dedicated and hard working. I have experienced a much greater positive result under the care of Barbara than any other electrologist I've worked with. Whether you're just starting out with electrolysis treatments or looking for someone new to continue treatments, I highly recommend Barbara Failing.

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After moving to Portland, OR two years ago, I was in search of an Electrologist to achieve some facial hair reduction that had started to recur after several years. I was very fortunate to find Barbara Failing at Broadway East Electrology on my first attempt and could not be more satisfied with my experience.

I am of Indian descent and have always had a problem with excess face and body hair because of my genetics. I had gotten electrolysis in my teenage years and in my early twenties that was fairly effective but as I've entered my thirties, I have noticed some of the facial hair recurring. I have been going to Barbara for a little over a year anywhere from every 4-12 weeks depending on both of our schedules and I have noticed obvious hair reduction in this time period.

Barbara begins each new client relationship with a free consultation in which she describes in great detail the process of electrolysis and answers all questions and concerns. She is extremely professional, always on time, considerate and very kind. Her office is clean and she practices sanitary technique without fail. She is very flexible with regard to client preferences and tries very hard to make her workplace a comfortable and accepting environment. Additionally, she is a very conscientious provider and her integrity and commitment to her profession are obvious from the first meeting with her.

As a physician myself, I know how difficult it is to find the combination of great knowledge base, proper technique and great bedside manner in a health care provider and I have been very impressed with Barbara in all these regards.

Finally, her rates are more reasonable than most providers in the greater Portland area.

I have been very happy with my experience at Broadway East Electrology and will continue to see Barbara for my hair removal needs while I am in Portland.

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After moving to Portland, OR two years ago, I was in search of an Electrologist to achieve some facial hair reduction that had started to recur after several years. I was very fortunate to find Barbara Failing at Broadway East Electrology on my first attempt and could not be more satisfied with my experience.

I am of Indian descent and have always had a problem with excess face and body hair because of my genetics. I had gotten electrolysis in my teenage years and in my early twenties that was fairly effective but as I've entered my thirties, I have noticed some of the facial hair recurring. I have been going to Barbara for a little over a year anywhere from every 4-12 weeks depending on both of our schedules and I have noticed obvious hair reduction in this time period.

Barbara begins each new client relationship with a free consultation in which she describes in great detail the process of electrolysis and answers all questions and concerns. She is extremely professional, always on time, considerate and very kind. Her office is clean and she practices sanitary technique without fail. She is very flexible with regard to client preferences and tries very hard to make her workplace a comfortable and accepting environment. Additionally, she is a very conscientious provider and her integrity and commitment to her profession are obvious from the first meeting with her.

As a physician myself, I know how difficult it is to find the combination of great knowledge base, proper technique and great bedside manner in a health care provider and I have been very impressed with Barbara in all these regards.

Finally, her rates are more reasonable than most providers in the greater Portland area.

I have been very happy with my experience at Broadway East Electrology and will continue to see Barbara for my hair removal needs while I am in Portland.

Pros: Professionalism, Knowledge Base, Effective Hair Reduction

Cons: None

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Barbara is the best in Portland! Gives great education, makes sure clients are comfortable. Reasonable prices.

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Barbara is the best in Portland! Gives great education, makes sure clients are comfortable. Reasonable prices.

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I've been going to Barbara for about 4 months now, and she is wonderful. She is very through, her pricing is great, and she's always been able to get me in around the times I request.. I would highly recommend Barbara.

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I've been going to Barbara for about 4 months now, and she is wonderful. She is very through, her pricing is great, and she's always been able to get me in around the times I request.. I would highly recommend Barbara.

Pros: Effective hair reduction, easy parking, good prices

Cons: none

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After a year of seeing another electrologist and having no hair reduction I was pretty frustrated. And it always seemed odd that the lady I was seeing would pull the hairs out as though she was tweezing them. After a year and no luck, I was completely surprised that after 2 sessions at Broadway East I had dramatic hair reduction, about 80%. Even after the first. Yay! What a change in lifestyle and boost to my confidence to not have to be worrying about facial hair. I think that it's more painful for me than for most, but it is SO worth it.

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After a year of seeing another electrologist and having no hair reduction I was pretty frustrated. And it always seemed odd that the lady I was seeing would pull the hairs out as though she was tweezing them. After a year and no luck, I was completely surprised that after 2 sessions at Broadway East I had dramatic hair reduction, about 80%. Even after the first. Yay! What a change in lifestyle and boost to my confidence to not have to be worrying about facial hair. I think that it's more painful for me than for most, but it is SO worth it.

Pros: Works, doesn't pull hairs

Cons: A little painful

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I'm so glad i read the reviews here when I was choosing an electrologist! Everything everyone has said is true. I started a few months ago to clear some facial hair prior to my wedding and there has been sooo much improvement! No more stubble for me! Barbara has been truly amazing. She truly cares about her work and is sympathetic to the pain of unwanted body hair. My only regret is that I hadn't gone to Barbara sooner.

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I'm so glad i read the reviews here when I was choosing an electrologist! Everything everyone has said is true. I started a few months ago to clear some facial hair prior to my wedding and there has been sooo much improvement! No more stubble for me! Barbara has been truly amazing. She truly cares about her work and is sympathetic to the pain of unwanted body hair. My only regret is that I hadn't gone to Barbara sooner.

Pros: Good prices, comfortable setting, caring service!

Cons: NONE!

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I went to two other electrologists in the Portland area before I found Barbara, and I only wish I'd found her first.

I have an incredibly low pain tolerance (I frequently cried when I went to the first two electrologists), and my skin is very sensitive. Barbara worked with me very closely to make my treatments tolerable.

For those who don't know, the insertion of the hair thin electrolysis probe into the hair follicle must be precise for the treatment to work. If not, you're just electrocuting healthy skin. I learned this the hard way. Barbara's insertions are incredibly precise, so much so that when she asks me if the insertion is comfortable, I can't even tell where on my chin she's working!

Because she doesn't just yank out the hairs, her treatments take a little longer than many other electrologists. She treats each hair as many times as necessary until it slides out of the follicle effortlessly (if you can feel a tweezing sensation during electrolysis, it's not being done correctly). However, because Barbara's treatments are more effective due to her very precise insertions, I'm actually seeing permanent clearing for the first time. I wish I hadn't wasted hundreds of dollars on agonizing, useless "treatments" (let's just be honest and call it tweezing). I'm a little bitter about that, but lets move on.

Most of the electrologists in Portland have modern equipment, so the difference between them really comes down to professionalism and technique. Barbara has been consistently gentle, thorough, understanding and patient with my finicky, sensitive, easily-irritated skin. She educates herself about new techniques and really listens to her clients, instead of just pretending to listen and then doing her own thing anyway (something I encountered in the first two electrologists, both of whom are "well reviewed" on Citysearch, by the way).

I recommend Barbara without reservation. Please contact me if you would like to discuss my experiences with her.

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I went to two other electrologists in the Portland area before I found Barbara, and I only wish I'd found her first.

I have an incredibly low pain tolerance (I frequently cried when I went to the first two electrologists), and my skin is very sensitive. Barbara worked with me very closely to make my treatments tolerable.

For those who don't know, the insertion of the hair thin electrolysis probe into the hair follicle must be precise for the treatment to work. If not, you're just electrocuting healthy skin. I learned this the hard way. Barbara's insertions are incredibly precise, so much so that when she asks me if the insertion is comfortable, I can't even tell where on my chin she's working!

Because she doesn't just yank out the hairs, her treatments take a little longer than many other electrologists. She treats each hair as many times as necessary until it slides out of the follicle effortlessly (if you can feel a tweezing sensation during electrolysis, it's not being done correctly). However, because Barbara's treatments are more effective due to her very precise insertions, I'm actually seeing permanent clearing for the first time. I wish I hadn't wasted hundreds of dollars on agonizing, useless "treatments" (let's just be honest and call it tweezing). I'm a little bitter about that, but lets move on.

Most of the electrologists in Portland have modern equipment, so the difference between them really comes down to professionalism and technique. Barbara has been consistently gentle, thorough, understanding and patient with my finicky, sensitive, easily-irritated skin. She educates herself about new techniques and really listens to her clients, instead of just pretending to listen and then doing her own thing anyway (something I encountered in the first two electrologists, both of whom are "well reviewed" on Citysearch, by the way).

I recommend Barbara without reservation. Please contact me if you would like to discuss my experiences with her.

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I am recently relocated from Austin, TX and was looking for the perfect electrologist to continue my treatments. I found her at BROADWAY EAST ELECTROLOGY, on the corner of 16th and Broadway, on the top floor of a charming historic home.
I was spoiled in Austin and began seeking out electrologists as soon as I moved town. Being a semi - retired electrologist myself, my standards are quite high. After having treatments around town, I was never satisfied until I found Barbara Failing.
There are many reasons why Barbara is the best; she is always punctual, I have never waited for an appointment with her and her prices are reasonable - $25 per 15 minutes compared to $40 at other facilities. Barbara greets me with the biggest, brighest smile every time I see her, which is often (every 2 weeks). Her professionalism is unmatched in Portland, she has the highest regard for privacy and is very sympathetic to the woes of unwanted hair growth. Also, Barbara is using top of the line equipment, the Apilus, which is regarded as the top most electrolysis machine. Above all else, her treatments are very comfortable - despite having hot needles inserted into my face (HA HA) - in fact, I have begun permanently shaping my eyebrows, a dream I have had for years yet have never been able to tolerate the discomfort before Barbara! I leave her appointments with NO IRRITATION and I can meet my boyfriend at the neighborhood coffee shop and not be embarrassed or inflamed or anything! She does this amazing treatment after every appointment where she uses pure aloe and lavender and "rolls" the skin to both disinfect and cool the areas. I have noticed a huge reduction in the amount of hair and what little is left is much softer and finer.
I was recently at a "Lady Party" where we women were discussing facial hair, of course, and I mentioned Barbara. Sure enough everyone piped up, "Yeah, we know Barbara, she's the best in town."

THANK YOU BARBARA!

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I am recently relocated from Austin, TX and was looking for the perfect electrologist to continue my treatments. I found her at BROADWAY EAST ELECTROLOGY, on the corner of 16th and Broadway, on the top floor of a charming historic home.
I was spoiled in Austin and began seeking out electrologists as soon as I moved town. Being a semi - retired electrologist myself, my standards are quite high. After having treatments around town, I was never satisfied until I found Barbara Failing.
There are many reasons why Barbara is the best; she is always punctual, I have never waited for an appointment with her and her prices are reasonable - $25 per 15 minutes compared to $40 at other facilities. Barbara greets me with the biggest, brighest smile every time I see her, which is often (every 2 weeks). Her professionalism is unmatched in Portland, she has the highest regard for privacy and is very sympathetic to the woes of unwanted hair growth. Also, Barbara is using top of the line equipment, the Apilus, which is regarded as the top most electrolysis machine. Above all else, her treatments are very comfortable - despite having hot needles inserted into my face (HA HA) - in fact, I have begun permanently shaping my eyebrows, a dream I have had for years yet have never been able to tolerate the discomfort before Barbara! I leave her appointments with NO IRRITATION and I can meet my boyfriend at the neighborhood coffee shop and not be embarrassed or inflamed or anything! She does this amazing treatment after every appointment where she uses pure aloe and lavender and "rolls" the skin to both disinfect and cool the areas. I have noticed a huge reduction in the amount of hair and what little is left is much softer and finer.
I was recently at a "Lady Party" where we women were discussing facial hair, of course, and I mentioned Barbara. Sure enough everyone piped up, "Yeah, we know Barbara, she's the best in town."

THANK YOU BARBARA!

Pros: BARBARA, EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS, NO DOWNTIME, AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE SETTING

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Not to mention some of the best rates in Portland, with price breaks up to 3 hours a session which is great for those who have a ton of hair that needs to get zapped. :)

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Not to mention some of the best rates in Portland, with price breaks up to 3 hours a session which is great for those who have a ton of hair that needs to get zapped. :)

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very skilled and experienced, competent and careful at the art of electrolysis. Barbara Failing has a good sense of all of the variablees like not using too much electricity which can be painful and harm your skin but also not making the problem worse. I'm very picky and hypersensitive about a lot of things like fresh air, etc and Barbara was incredibly tolerant and never got her ego in the way. I never had any skin irritation from going to her and I would highly recommend her. Also she really worked to fit me in to her schedule even when it was a bit inconvenient for her and was always aware and careful about maintaining a high standard both of cleanliness and professionalism in her practice. Would recommend with no hesitation.

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very skilled and experienced, competent and careful at the art of electrolysis. Barbara Failing has a good sense of all of the variablees like not using too much electricity which can be painful and harm your skin but also not making the problem worse. I'm very picky and hypersensitive about a lot of things like fresh air, etc and Barbara was incredibly tolerant and never got her ego in the way. I never had any skin irritation from going to her and I would highly recommend her. Also she really worked to fit me in to her schedule even when it was a bit inconvenient for her and was always aware and careful about maintaining a high standard both of cleanliness and professionalism in her practice. Would recommend with no hesitation.

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Barbara is great, professional, enthusiastic, knowledgable and EFFECTIVE!
Finally, I am not tweezing and shaving my face like a man!

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Barbara is great, professional, enthusiastic, knowledgable and EFFECTIVE!
Finally, I am not tweezing and shaving my face like a man!

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I've been seeing Barbara Failing of Broadway East Electrology for a few years now. My hair has been resistant and hormonally-driven, but Barbara has done the best job out of all the electrologists I've seen in the last 20 years. She is tenacious, patient and completely knowledgeable about hair growth patterns, AND she's enthusiastic about her job! She doesn't treat me like I'm just another customer in line - I know she really cares about getting good results for me. You'll do yourself a favor by seeing Barbara.

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I've been seeing Barbara Failing of Broadway East Electrology for a few years now. My hair has been resistant and hormonally-driven, but Barbara has done the best job out of all the electrologists I've seen in the last 20 years. She is tenacious, patient and completely knowledgeable about hair growth patterns, AND she's enthusiastic about her job! She doesn't treat me like I'm just another customer in line - I know she really cares about getting good results for me. You'll do yourself a favor by seeing Barbara.

Pros: Excellent, friendly service; great neighborhood; impeccable sanitation; great value

Cons: None!

 

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