Hello Gorgeous

★★★★☆
Portland hair salon cuts the crap with a fun atmosphere, funky styles and expert hair color services.
  • 1930 NW Johnson St

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-223-1050

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STAY AWAY!
I called Kathy (the owner) of Hello Gorgeous yesterday and told her I was interested in having a body wave for my straight thin hair. She told me she had an appointment open. That should have been my first warning that a salon had open slots with time enough to perm hair on a Saturday morning.
I went in and repeated that I wanted some curl in my hair - I was tired of the straight hair around my face and was hoping for some body to frame my face.
Kathy proceeded to tell me how perms were unfashionable now and that nobody got them anymore. She told me that I had beautiful hair with natural highlights (I've never colored my hair) and that it would look great if she added some highlights. I told her I'd never colored my hair before and that my husband was against it. She grabbed some books (obviously having already dismissed my idea of a perm) and started to show me pictures of movie stars - "see, she curls her hair, no perm, see straight hair is in..." I told her that I was open to other ideas (my second mistake) but that I wanted something other than straight hair around my face. I also told her repeatedly that I did not like spending time in the morning with product and a curling iron.
Again, I have to say that this is my fault for not sticking with my original plans, but I allowed Kathy to be the first person ever to put highlights in my hair, with the promise of a haircut that would frame my face.
Long story short, she pulled my hair at the sink when pulling the foil packets out of my hair (she didn't open them and take them off, she pulled them out) and when I grimaced, she said that she liked having her hair pulled. When I continued to be obviously in pain from her treatment, she said "There's no beauty without pain."
Off course, it was too late to back out then. She brought me back to the chair and started finger drying my hair (with the blowdryer) and it was obvious that my "highlights" were stripes in my hair. I mentioned this and she told me that the more I washed my hair, the more the stripes would mix and look like highlights. I didn't ask her how washing my hair would move the follicles so that the stripes wouldn't all be in the same place. (sarcasm)
When she was done, I had over-blond flat straight hair around my face (with a ragged, uneven cut). She asked me if I liked it and I could only barely keep from crying. So she cut more hair from around my face to give it the body I was looking for when I came into her salon. She only made it worse.
When I left, it looked like I had grown out a badly done mullet and had bleached my hair in stripes.
She charged me $120.00 for this mess. I paid by credit card just so I could escape. When I called her a hour later and told her I still hated my hair, she said that I could come back in and get a perm. I said "I know that you are the expert, but everything I've ever read says that you can't color and perm on the same day" she agreed and said I could come back in a few days (like I would ever let her touch my head again) and I asked what that would cost and she quoted me $70.00! I told her to refund my $120, and I would gladly pay her for the perm that I first asked for, she said "No! I don't work for $2.00 an hour!" I don't know where she got her figure from, but she must be as bad at math as she is at hair styling.
I am dealing with my bank to get my money refunded, but there is nothing I can do about my hair until it grows out in a few years.

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★☆☆☆☆

STAY AWAY!
I called Kathy (the owner) of Hello Gorgeous yesterday and told her I was interested in having a body wave for my straight thin hair. She told me she had an appointment open. That should have been my first warning that a salon had open slots with time enough to perm hair on a Saturday morning.
I went in and repeated that I wanted some curl in my hair - I was tired of the straight hair around my face and was hoping for some body to frame my face.
Kathy proceeded to tell me how perms were unfashionable now and that nobody got them anymore. She told me that I had beautiful hair with natural highlights (I've never colored my hair) and that it would look great if she added some highlights. I told her I'd never colored my hair before and that my husband was against it. She grabbed some books (obviously having already dismissed my idea of a perm) and started to show me pictures of movie stars - "see, she curls her hair, no perm, see straight hair is in..." I told her that I was open to other ideas (my second mistake) but that I wanted something other than straight hair around my face. I also told her repeatedly that I did not like spending time in the morning with product and a curling iron.
Again, I have to say that this is my fault for not sticking with my original plans, but I allowed Kathy to be the first person ever to put highlights in my hair, with the promise of a haircut that would frame my face.
Long story short, she pulled my hair at the sink when pulling the foil packets out of my hair (she didn't open them and take them off, she pulled them out) and when I grimaced, she said that she liked having her hair pulled. When I continued to be obviously in pain from her treatment, she said "There's no beauty without pain."
Off course, it was too late to back out then. She brought me back to the chair and started finger drying my hair (with the blowdryer) and it was obvious that my "highlights" were stripes in my hair. I mentioned this and she told me that the more I washed my hair, the more the stripes would mix and look like highlights. I didn't ask her how washing my hair would move the follicles so that the stripes wouldn't all be in the same place. (sarcasm)
When she was done, I had over-blond flat straight hair around my face (with a ragged, uneven cut). She asked me if I liked it and I could only barely keep from crying. So she cut more hair from around my face to give it the body I was looking for when I came into her salon. She only made it worse.
When I left, it looked like I had grown out a badly done mullet and had bleached my hair in stripes.
She charged me $120.00 for this mess. I paid by credit card just so I could escape. When I called her a hour later and told her I still hated my hair, she said that I could come back in and get a perm. I said "I know that you are the expert, but everything I've ever read says that you can't color and perm on the same day" she agreed and said I could come back in a few days (like I would ever let her touch my head again) and I asked what that would cost and she quoted me $70.00! I told her to refund my $120, and I would gladly pay her for the perm that I first asked for, she said "No! I don't work for $2.00 an hour!" I don't know where she got her figure from, but she must be as bad at math as she is at hair styling.
I am dealing with my bank to get my money refunded, but there is nothing I can do about my hair until it grows out in a few years.

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I just had a perm by Georgenne at Hello Gorgeous in Hillsboro OR. it turned out just the way I wanted it to she is a very gifted hair stylist have used her for two years was referred to me by our Daughter Linda who has been going to Georgenne for over 8 years

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★★★★★

I just had a perm by Georgenne at Hello Gorgeous in Hillsboro OR. it turned out just the way I wanted it to she is a very gifted hair stylist have used her for two years was referred to me by our Daughter Linda who has been going to Georgenne for over 8 years

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This is a great salon. I met Kari today and she is absolutely fantastic. I wanted a big change in hairstyle - she listened, gave me advice, and did a great job with the haircut. She is also a great communicator, and explains everything very well. Highest recommendations!

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★★★★★

This is a great salon. I met Kari today and she is absolutely fantastic. I wanted a big change in hairstyle - she listened, gave me advice, and did a great job with the haircut. She is also a great communicator, and explains everything very well. Highest recommendations!

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I constantly get compliments on my hair! Who can ask for more than that? I've been with Phari who is great! When she was out Nate took my appointment and gave me a flattering trim and gorgeous color! He is also a pleasure to speak with and pretty nice to look at too ; - )

The atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly with the nicest receptionists anywhere!

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★★★★★

I constantly get compliments on my hair! Who can ask for more than that? I've been with Phari who is great! When she was out Nate took my appointment and gave me a flattering trim and gorgeous color! He is also a pleasure to speak with and pretty nice to look at too ; - )

The atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly with the nicest receptionists anywhere!

Pros: I leave with great hair!!!

Cons: None

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It really makes me happy when I experience extraordinary service and when people do what they do well and enjoy their work. My haircut was great and I loved the price. You do not need to pay $70 for a haircut ever again. Kari was super friendly, skilled, and knowledgeable about hair. I only write reviews on here if I truly love or hate a business and I loved this one.

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★★★★★

It really makes me happy when I experience extraordinary service and when people do what they do well and enjoy their work. My haircut was great and I loved the price. You do not need to pay $70 for a haircut ever again. Kari was super friendly, skilled, and knowledgeable about hair. I only write reviews on here if I truly love or hate a business and I loved this one.

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I have never had a stylist that i wanted to stay with, i went from place to place over the years, until my sister reccomended Hello Gorgeous.....i went in and had the nicest experience with "Barb", just a basic trim (since i was so timid), then when she went on maternity leave i started with Jamie, i knew i wanted to completely change my look, without doing something totally crazy...she did an AMAZING job!!!! i have never had so many compliments on my hair...ever!!!!!! all of the talented stylists who work here seem to REALLY listen and want to please the client, and do a great job at it! i've finally found a salon i will stick with...

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★★★★★

I have never had a stylist that i wanted to stay with, i went from place to place over the years, until my sister reccomended Hello Gorgeous.....i went in and had the nicest experience with "Barb", just a basic trim (since i was so timid), then when she went on maternity leave i started with Jamie, i knew i wanted to completely change my look, without doing something totally crazy...she did an AMAZING job!!!! i have never had so many compliments on my hair...ever!!!!!! all of the talented stylists who work here seem to REALLY listen and want to please the client, and do a great job at it! i've finally found a salon i will stick with...

Pros: Amazing talent, super nice people, NOT the typical snobbish salon

Cons: NONE

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For the price you could get a nicer atmosphere in a lot of the other spas that are in the area. Nothing to really distinguish it

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★★★☆☆

For the price you could get a nicer atmosphere in a lot of the other spas that are in the area. Nothing to really distinguish it

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I've been seeing the stylists at Hello Gorgeous for years. They stand behind the service they're providing. Twice I've wanted an adjustment to the style I'd received (once color and once cut), and I was welcomed back enthusiastically, at NO CHARGE! They also encourage you to return product you do not like or no longer use for a full credit. Excellent service! I've recommended Hello Gorgeous to many people and they've all left happy.

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★★★★★

I've been seeing the stylists at Hello Gorgeous for years. They stand behind the service they're providing. Twice I've wanted an adjustment to the style I'd received (once color and once cut), and I was welcomed back enthusiastically, at NO CHARGE! They also encourage you to return product you do not like or no longer use for a full credit. Excellent service! I've recommended Hello Gorgeous to many people and they've all left happy.

Pros: Skilled stylists, customer service.

Cons: None

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I was really impressed with this salon. I am from Edinburgh and had a bad hair deal at another very over priced salon up the road, and I was particularly impressed with the consultation time- my stylist took the time to find out what I wanted and how this could be achieved. I was equally impressed with the price, very reasonable and I will certainly return. Thanks Hello Gorgeous....

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★★★★★

I was really impressed with this salon. I am from Edinburgh and had a bad hair deal at another very over priced salon up the road, and I was particularly impressed with the consultation time- my stylist took the time to find out what I wanted and how this could be achieved. I was equally impressed with the price, very reasonable and I will certainly return. Thanks Hello Gorgeous....

Pros: Great consultation / experienced staff

Cons: Salon smelled a little damp and more work on decor (tiled floor?)

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Kari R is the best hair design artist I've ever been to!!! I receive compliments from compete strangers about my cut and hair color where ever I go-- it's the best I've ever looked! I recommend Kari R to everyone -- she's fantastic!! If you ever want to look the best you can be just have Kari do her magic on you. A totally amazing experience, I won't go to anyone but her!!! Thanks Kari!

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★★★★★

Kari R is the best hair design artist I've ever been to!!! I receive compliments from compete strangers about my cut and hair color where ever I go-- it's the best I've ever looked! I recommend Kari R to everyone -- she's fantastic!! If you ever want to look the best you can be just have Kari do her magic on you. A totally amazing experience, I won't go to anyone but her!!! Thanks Kari!

Pros: An experience of a lifetime (if you book in advance an appointment) Kari R is fabulous!!

Cons: Kari R appointments fill up really fast so make sure to schedule an appointment, she's the best designer, stylist I've ever been to!

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Crae is the best f'in hair crazy art goddess you've ever had the luxury of reading about, meeting and / or sharing the same planet with. Her talents are far greater than yours, so you might as well do one of two things : either throw yourself off the Morrison bridge (not pretty) or carry your @ss into her salon (you'll be pretty by the time she's done with your skanky mop). By the way, Nate does a shampoo that is utterly org@smic and you'll leave the salon feeling like a spanked nun that had immaculate conception by the hair gods. Yes, it's that good. Bring a cigarette for after.

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★★★★★

Crae is the best f'in hair crazy art goddess you've ever had the luxury of reading about, meeting and / or sharing the same planet with. Her talents are far greater than yours, so you might as well do one of two things : either throw yourself off the Morrison bridge (not pretty) or carry your @ss into her salon (you'll be pretty by the time she's done with your skanky mop). By the way, Nate does a shampoo that is utterly org@smic and you'll leave the salon feeling like a spanked nun that had immaculate conception by the hair gods. Yes, it's that good. Bring a cigarette for after.

Pros: Everything. Experience, talent, service, convenience, staff friendliness, products - it's all uber-fantabulous!

Cons: You're kidding, right? Nothing.

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The last, very negative review was shocking. Someone was having a bad day.

I've been a patron of this salon since a referral six years ago. I've had services from all three principals and many of the young, talented stylists. I've sent a great many people there myself: some really needed help to correct heinous overprocessing and bad cuts/color. Others had very specific needs (a dark haired businesswoman who's gone platinum these last few years) requiring a delicate hand, needs that could only be addressed by someone with excellent experience. They're all still clients. I've had cuts and color and straightening treatments and styling. Never once have I had anything but the highest praise for this salon. And, by the way, not that it matters, but you'd find a great many Portland "who's who" in that computer system, and they don't truck with a bad experience.

What speaks to me about Hello Gorgeous is the business model upon which the salon is staffed. The cream of the crop is culled from the schools; they then undergo rigorous apprenticeship and training within the salon, and are required to take continuing education classes. The owners/principles are highly accomplished stylists and colorists, and have taken their share of awards. Their personalities have to fit the vibe of the place. The former review is a wholly inaccurate representation of this operation.

Furthermore: you'll get more than great hair there. You'll laugh and have fun in an atmosphere that is completely lacking pretension and fully supported by professional knowledge, personal training, and consummate professionalism. I'm a princess: I know my beauty spots. Hello Gorgeous is the best I've ever had.

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★★★★★

The last, very negative review was shocking. Someone was having a bad day.

I've been a patron of this salon since a referral six years ago. I've had services from all three principals and many of the young, talented stylists. I've sent a great many people there myself: some really needed help to correct heinous overprocessing and bad cuts/color. Others had very specific needs (a dark haired businesswoman who's gone platinum these last few years) requiring a delicate hand, needs that could only be addressed by someone with excellent experience. They're all still clients. I've had cuts and color and straightening treatments and styling. Never once have I had anything but the highest praise for this salon. And, by the way, not that it matters, but you'd find a great many Portland "who's who" in that computer system, and they don't truck with a bad experience.

What speaks to me about Hello Gorgeous is the business model upon which the salon is staffed. The cream of the crop is culled from the schools; they then undergo rigorous apprenticeship and training within the salon, and are required to take continuing education classes. The owners/principles are highly accomplished stylists and colorists, and have taken their share of awards. Their personalities have to fit the vibe of the place. The former review is a wholly inaccurate representation of this operation.

Furthermore: you'll get more than great hair there. You'll laugh and have fun in an atmosphere that is completely lacking pretension and fully supported by professional knowledge, personal training, and consummate professionalism. I'm a princess: I know my beauty spots. Hello Gorgeous is the best I've ever had.

Pros: free parking, great laughs, the best of the best

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Visited Hello Gorgeous by a referral. My expeience there was not good! The people that work there seem to be cold and act as if they know it all, and are not that talented in hair. I was very disappointed in the choppy haircut I received, it was very uneven and looked like a lawnmower had been taken through it. My highlights were NOT what I asked for at all, they were not lightend enough and still had some orange in them, they tried to do this process they call wet gloss to tone more of the orange out, it helped some and made it more gold, which is what I did NOT want either, I had told them I wanted pale blonde highlights, I had virgin medium brownn hair and i had had this done a few years ago and knew it could be done, and I was told there that Hello Gorgeous could do it, well they failed compleletly! I left very upset and payed a lot for what I did NOT ask for. I surely will NEVER be going back to this over rated salon, and that is what this salon is, it is OVER RATED! Not very experienced, and even the ones that say they are experienced have gotten old and have lost there touch and should move onto some other job to do in there life. People of Portland I definately would NOT recommend this salon, a waiste of time and your hard earned money and they do have a way to try to push product on you so you will buy it, waaaaay over priced too!!!! There are WAAAY too many other talented salons and stylist to go to in Portland than this salon!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Visited Hello Gorgeous by a referral. My expeience there was not good! The people that work there seem to be cold and act as if they know it all, and are not that talented in hair. I was very disappointed in the choppy haircut I received, it was very uneven and looked like a lawnmower had been taken through it. My highlights were NOT what I asked for at all, they were not lightend enough and still had some orange in them, they tried to do this process they call wet gloss to tone more of the orange out, it helped some and made it more gold, which is what I did NOT want either, I had told them I wanted pale blonde highlights, I had virgin medium brownn hair and i had had this done a few years ago and knew it could be done, and I was told there that Hello Gorgeous could do it, well they failed compleletly! I left very upset and payed a lot for what I did NOT ask for. I surely will NEVER be going back to this over rated salon, and that is what this salon is, it is OVER RATED! Not very experienced, and even the ones that say they are experienced have gotten old and have lost there touch and should move onto some other job to do in there life. People of Portland I definately would NOT recommend this salon, a waiste of time and your hard earned money and they do have a way to try to push product on you so you will buy it, waaaaay over priced too!!!! There are WAAAY too many other talented salons and stylist to go to in Portland than this salon!!!!!!!

Pros: they did have parking passes for there parking lot

Cons: inexperienced stylist, even experienced stylist were not good,rude and cold environment,too expsensive,bad hair services!

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Being a hairdresser myself I know what is and is not a good haircut. Kari has been cutting my hair for almost 3 years now and her level of skill is pretty remarkable. Anyone who is in the market for a good haircut from someone who understands hair fabric and hair movement please check out Kari at hello gorgeous. Plus they carry Rusk and that product line is the best in the industry.

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★★★★★

Being a hairdresser myself I know what is and is not a good haircut. Kari has been cutting my hair for almost 3 years now and her level of skill is pretty remarkable. Anyone who is in the market for a good haircut from someone who understands hair fabric and hair movement please check out Kari at hello gorgeous. Plus they carry Rusk and that product line is the best in the industry.

Pros: kari

Cons: n/a

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I have the thickest hair that's past my waist....this was the best experience I've ever had!! Kari R did such a fantastic job I couldn't believe how I looked when she was done!!! I had a weave, all over color and a new hair style that my husband just loves and me too. Kari did the best job on my hair , she's professional with a fantastic personality! -- I'm telling everyone I know what a great salon Hello Gorgeous is and to make an appointment right away!! Thank you Hello Gorgeous -- I've never looked better!!!

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★★★★★

I have the thickest hair that's past my waist....this was the best experience I've ever had!! Kari R did such a fantastic job I couldn't believe how I looked when she was done!!! I had a weave, all over color and a new hair style that my husband just loves and me too. Kari did the best job on my hair , she's professional with a fantastic personality! -- I'm telling everyone I know what a great salon Hello Gorgeous is and to make an appointment right away!! Thank you Hello Gorgeous -- I've never looked better!!!

Pros: My stylist was a dream come true! I've never looked better in my life - thank you Kari R!!

Cons: Parking was a little difficult until I discovered that Hello Gorgeous provides parking passes - how great is that!!

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I had been in the process of find a new stylist and had heard some good things about hello gorgeous. I called and made an appointment and the front desk put me with a yound lady named karrie. I asked for a simple highlight and a trim. My hair is absolutely ruined. My highlights are so orange, and I do not know what the current trend is but my haircut was all uneven and just looked plain bad. She was very inexperienced and unconfident. All the stylists there all looked a mess. No style, cold enviroment and I overheard some innapropriate conversations between the employees. My stylist had really bad hair too! Stay away from hello gorgeous, and if you don't make sure to make an appointment with a more experienced stylist than the one I got.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been in the process of find a new stylist and had heard some good things about hello gorgeous. I called and made an appointment and the front desk put me with a yound lady named karrie. I asked for a simple highlight and a trim. My hair is absolutely ruined. My highlights are so orange, and I do not know what the current trend is but my haircut was all uneven and just looked plain bad. She was very inexperienced and unconfident. All the stylists there all looked a mess. No style, cold enviroment and I overheard some innapropriate conversations between the employees. My stylist had really bad hair too! Stay away from hello gorgeous, and if you don't make sure to make an appointment with a more experienced stylist than the one I got.

Pros: none

Cons: no experience.

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I've been trying to find a stylist in Portland for alomst four years. Every time I go to a new place, I end up with the same haircut! Daniel took the time to listen to what I DIDN'T want, and came up with a look for me that is fresh and modern. He is confident in his skills and assured me I would love my new look. I do! The salon is spotless, the receptionist was friendly, and best of all, I got out of there for way less than I usally pay at spendier salons. I've found "MY Stylist". Thanks to everyone at Hello Gorgeous for making me feel so beautiful.

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★★★★★

I've been trying to find a stylist in Portland for alomst four years. Every time I go to a new place, I end up with the same haircut! Daniel took the time to listen to what I DIDN'T want, and came up with a look for me that is fresh and modern. He is confident in his skills and assured me I would love my new look. I do! The salon is spotless, the receptionist was friendly, and best of all, I got out of there for way less than I usally pay at spendier salons. I've found "MY Stylist". Thanks to everyone at Hello Gorgeous for making me feel so beautiful.

Pros: Clean, friendly, great value, Daniel!

Cons: NONE!

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Everyone that I have seen at Hello Gorgeous! is fantastic. They are reasonably priced with a friendly atmosphere. The stylists are all well trained and can do whatever you want, including adding a little pizzazz to your look. They are so popular they are currently working on their SECOND expansion. Good for you!

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★★★★★

Everyone that I have seen at Hello Gorgeous! is fantastic. They are reasonably priced with a friendly atmosphere. The stylists are all well trained and can do whatever you want, including adding a little pizzazz to your look. They are so popular they are currently working on their SECOND expansion. Good for you!

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I just tried Hello Gorgeous today and i must say i was impressed. I hate getting my hair cut and have severe stress issue over going to the salon, but not anymore!! My stylist Joe was FANTASTIC! He spent plenty of time with me making sure I was getting the cut i wanted. He explained things as he went and questioned to make sure it was what i wanted before proceeding! He was also very accomidating to some special issues i have with a big scar on my scalp. Never once did i feel rushed, or pressured into doing anything i didn't want to. The rest of the staff was wonderfully accomidating and helpful. If you are looking for a great salon, i recommend Hello Gorgeous, if you are looking for the best hair talent around i suggest you give Joe a call and give him a try, i guarantee you won't be disapointed! I can honestly say my hair has never looked or felt better than it does today! I live in Oregon City but trust me the drive into downtown Portland is well worth it for service such as i received today!

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★★★★★

I just tried Hello Gorgeous today and i must say i was impressed. I hate getting my hair cut and have severe stress issue over going to the salon, but not anymore!! My stylist Joe was FANTASTIC! He spent plenty of time with me making sure I was getting the cut i wanted. He explained things as he went and questioned to make sure it was what i wanted before proceeding! He was also very accomidating to some special issues i have with a big scar on my scalp. Never once did i feel rushed, or pressured into doing anything i didn't want to. The rest of the staff was wonderfully accomidating and helpful. If you are looking for a great salon, i recommend Hello Gorgeous, if you are looking for the best hair talent around i suggest you give Joe a call and give him a try, i guarantee you won't be disapointed! I can honestly say my hair has never looked or felt better than it does today! I live in Oregon City but trust me the drive into downtown Portland is well worth it for service such as i received today!

Pros: Freindly staff, great service!!

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As a Vancouver resident, I searched hard for a stylist close to home ..... But Hello Gorgeous is well worth the commute. Lea Olen has been working my hair for 3 years and continues to do a fabulous job! I like to change my style often and she hits the mark every time!

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★★★★★

As a Vancouver resident, I searched hard for a stylist close to home ..... But Hello Gorgeous is well worth the commute. Lea Olen has been working my hair for 3 years and continues to do a fabulous job! I like to change my style often and she hits the mark every time!

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Lea Olen at Hello G is so talented, she is simply amazing. Ever since Lea started doing my hair not 3 days can go by without someone saying "I love your hair or your hair is gorgeous". Clerk's at the Store tell me how much they love my hair, people in the hall at work stop to ask me who does my hair. Most importantly I love my hair!! The Salon Staff is great, very friendly and easy going, Jack Leighan is also simply one of the most talented, genuinely nice people I have ever met. At least 8 or 10 of my friends and co-workers now go to either Lea or Jack and they love their hair too! After 2 years I am still 100% satisfied with Hello G, I cannot imagine not having them to take care of me, they have become family..

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★★★★★

Lea Olen at Hello G is so talented, she is simply amazing. Ever since Lea started doing my hair not 3 days can go by without someone saying "I love your hair or your hair is gorgeous". Clerk's at the Store tell me how much they love my hair, people in the hall at work stop to ask me who does my hair. Most importantly I love my hair!! The Salon Staff is great, very friendly and easy going, Jack Leighan is also simply one of the most talented, genuinely nice people I have ever met. At least 8 or 10 of my friends and co-workers now go to either Lea or Jack and they love their hair too! After 2 years I am still 100% satisfied with Hello G, I cannot imagine not having them to take care of me, they have become family..

Pros: Talent, Price, Atmosphere

Cons: None, None, None

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I heard of Hello Gorgeous from a friend after my stylist moved and it's too bad I didn't here about this place earlier. I was greeted warmly by at least 2 people and offered several choices of beverages. My stylist Shannon was very personable and attentive. She used her expertise and together we decided on the cut and color that was right for me. It turned out fantastic and I have received numerous compliments on my hair... something I am not used to. Many thanks to HG and Shannon for such a great experience.

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★★★★★

I heard of Hello Gorgeous from a friend after my stylist moved and it's too bad I didn't here about this place earlier. I was greeted warmly by at least 2 people and offered several choices of beverages. My stylist Shannon was very personable and attentive. She used her expertise and together we decided on the cut and color that was right for me. It turned out fantastic and I have received numerous compliments on my hair... something I am not used to. Many thanks to HG and Shannon for such a great experience.

Pros: Friendly, Experienced, Inexpensive

Cons: Temporary Remodel

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I am in my 40s with a young attitude. For years I tried different high-end salons and ended up with soccer mom cuts or just BAD cuts. I even left one of these salons with orange, fried hair that looked like it had been hacked into a cut. I hated my haircuts/colors for a long time until I found Hello Gorgeous (through City Search) and Phary over a year ago. I constanly hear compliments about my cuts and color. Thanks HG & Phary! P.S. My teenage son has the most stylish cuts at school thanks to Phary too.

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★★★★★

I am in my 40s with a young attitude. For years I tried different high-end salons and ended up with soccer mom cuts or just BAD cuts. I even left one of these salons with orange, fried hair that looked like it had been hacked into a cut. I hated my haircuts/colors for a long time until I found Hello Gorgeous (through City Search) and Phary over a year ago. I constanly hear compliments about my cuts and color. Thanks HG & Phary! P.S. My teenage son has the most stylish cuts at school thanks to Phary too.

Pros: Good eye for color, Good ideas for styles, Fun to talk to

Cons: Books up

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I enjoyed the service....but my haircut is another story. I asked for one thing and ended up with another. My hairdresser told me "i have the cutest idea!" He must have been confused on the definition of cute, becasuse what he did was far from cute. He believed that all women should have some sort of bangs. i look like an idiot with bangs, but i have them now. I asked for something quick and easy to fix in the mornings, um...didn't get that either. I would not recommend this salon.

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★★☆☆☆

I enjoyed the service....but my haircut is another story. I asked for one thing and ended up with another. My hairdresser told me "i have the cutest idea!" He must have been confused on the definition of cute, becasuse what he did was far from cute. He believed that all women should have some sort of bangs. i look like an idiot with bangs, but i have them now. I asked for something quick and easy to fix in the mornings, um...didn't get that either. I would not recommend this salon.

Pros: nice staff, unique, original

Cons: took a long time, bad parking, bad listening

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Upon moving to Portland about 10 months ago, I began trying different salons in an effort to find a good stylist that could handle my naturally culy, shoulder length hair. After a few not so great experiences, I found Hello Gorgeous. Thank God!

I needed a fun, updated cut that would work with my professional life. The staff at HG made me feel welcome and comfortable from the moment I arrived. That first visit was a blast and the result was style that works perfect for me. Shannon did a great job and she and Crae consulted with me on color options. I appreciated their expertise and honesty for pointing me in the right direction with my color.

I am completely happy with HG and have told many people to give them a try. In fact, my best girlfriend has made HG her salon of choice as well!

2
★★★★★

Upon moving to Portland about 10 months ago, I began trying different salons in an effort to find a good stylist that could handle my naturally culy, shoulder length hair. After a few not so great experiences, I found Hello Gorgeous. Thank God!

I needed a fun, updated cut that would work with my professional life. The staff at HG made me feel welcome and comfortable from the moment I arrived. That first visit was a blast and the result was style that works perfect for me. Shannon did a great job and she and Crae consulted with me on color options. I appreciated their expertise and honesty for pointing me in the right direction with my color.

I am completely happy with HG and have told many people to give them a try. In fact, my best girlfriend has made HG her salon of choice as well!

Pros: Skilled staff, Great grices, Fun atmosphere

Cons: None!

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I am in the market for a new stylist- Went here for a cut. Tried to give as much info as possible. I thought I was very clear about the length and shape I wanted, but I ended up leaving with EXACTLY what I was trying NOT to get!! I will not go back. The cut felt amatuerish- like I was letting my little sister cut my hair, not an experienced professional. My hair is 2 inches shorter than I wanted and with probably the most unappealing shape it could possibly take. Then, the styling was like letting a 10 year old play with your hair- it was an uncomfortable hour! I was emabarrased to come back to work. I wish I wouldn't have gotten my hair cut at all!! This is the first bad cut I've had in years. Gross!

1
★★☆☆☆

I am in the market for a new stylist- Went here for a cut. Tried to give as much info as possible. I thought I was very clear about the length and shape I wanted, but I ended up leaving with EXACTLY what I was trying NOT to get!! I will not go back. The cut felt amatuerish- like I was letting my little sister cut my hair, not an experienced professional. My hair is 2 inches shorter than I wanted and with probably the most unappealing shape it could possibly take. Then, the styling was like letting a 10 year old play with your hair- it was an uncomfortable hour! I was emabarrased to come back to work. I wish I wouldn't have gotten my hair cut at all!! This is the first bad cut I've had in years. Gross!

Pros: cheap cuts, friendly staff

Cons: inexperienced staff, staff had bad hair 2!

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I had a gift certificate and tried the salon. Matthew cut and colored my hair and I thought he did a great job! It was also a nice plus to actually get a "scalp massage" during the experience.

Good service, conversation, and relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

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★★★★☆

I had a gift certificate and tried the salon. Matthew cut and colored my hair and I thought he did a great job! It was also a nice plus to actually get a "scalp massage" during the experience.

Good service, conversation, and relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

Pros: good parking, evening appts., friendly

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I have been going to Hello Gorgeous for over two years, Jack, the stylist I have seen, is fantastic! He has taken me through several big hair changes and always treats me with respect and humor. He even did my formal hair for a wedding this summer. The cost is high, but the service and skill is totally worth it. If you wish to feel pampered and beautiful, check them out!

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Hello Gorgeous for over two years, Jack, the stylist I have seen, is fantastic! He has taken me through several big hair changes and always treats me with respect and humor. He even did my formal hair for a wedding this summer. The cost is high, but the service and skill is totally worth it. If you wish to feel pampered and beautiful, check them out!

Pros: Free parking lot, Nifty decor, Amazing talent

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I can't say enough about Grace. I am always recommending her to my friends. She is patient, full of great ideas and so informed on the latest styles. I followed her here and am glad that i make the drive to see her.

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about Grace. I am always recommending her to my friends. She is patient, full of great ideas and so informed on the latest styles. I followed her here and am glad that i make the drive to see her.

Pros: great location, experienced, laid back

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I felt like I just had to take the time to rate & relay my experiences at Hello Gorgeous...

Every single time I have been there, I am comfortable, relaxed & happy. I followed my stylist (Matthew H. - that lovable imp!) from another salon I thought was great. I have come to realize that I like Hello Gorgeous even more - not that I wouldn't follow Matthew anywhere, but Hello Gorgeous is the perfect combination of "Spa/Salon" and a funky & fabulous atmosphere. Everyone is great there and I recommend Matthew & Hello Gorgeous to all my friends, colleagues & clients!

2
★★★★★

I felt like I just had to take the time to rate & relay my experiences at Hello Gorgeous...

Every single time I have been there, I am comfortable, relaxed & happy. I followed my stylist (Matthew H. - that lovable imp!) from another salon I thought was great. I have come to realize that I like Hello Gorgeous even more - not that I wouldn't follow Matthew anywhere, but Hello Gorgeous is the perfect combination of "Spa/Salon" and a funky & fabulous atmosphere. Everyone is great there and I recommend Matthew & Hello Gorgeous to all my friends, colleagues & clients!

Pros: EVERYHING & EVERYONE!

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down to earth, great attention to detail, totally schooled..These aer the hairdressres that travel all over the world training other hairdressers...COOL.

ALWAYS a good vibe and crazy conversation going on..You'd like it.

2
★★★★★

down to earth, great attention to detail, totally schooled..These aer the hairdressres that travel all over the world training other hairdressers...COOL.

ALWAYS a good vibe and crazy conversation going on..You'd like it.

Pros: fun, on time, fabulous color

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After many many years of trying to find a hairstylist that satisfies me, my search is over. The staff is GREAT. They are up to date on the latest styles and techniques. They listen to their customers. Not everly priced. Great atomosphere... I'm so happy to have found this place. A+!

2
★★★★★

After many many years of trying to find a hairstylist that satisfies me, my search is over. The staff is GREAT. They are up to date on the latest styles and techniques. They listen to their customers. Not everly priced. Great atomosphere... I'm so happy to have found this place. A+!

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I found Hello Gorgeous to be an extremely positive experience. I would highly recommend them as I will be a returning myself. The staff are highly skilled and extensively trained by some of the best stylists and colorists in the country. I have visited many spas in Portland trying to find a fabulous hairsyyle. This place offers the talent, creativity and customer service that is difficult to find. In addition, the atmosphere is extremely comfortable as they make you feel right at home. Two thumbs up!!

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★★★★★

I found Hello Gorgeous to be an extremely positive experience. I would highly recommend them as I will be a returning myself. The staff are highly skilled and extensively trained by some of the best stylists and colorists in the country. I have visited many spas in Portland trying to find a fabulous hairsyyle. This place offers the talent, creativity and customer service that is difficult to find. In addition, the atmosphere is extremely comfortable as they make you feel right at home. Two thumbs up!!

Pros: Ability/Talent/Skill, Inviting Environment, Location

Cons: none!

 

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