Portland >Beauty > Dosha Salon Spa
3490 Se Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.511976 -122.628779
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Richmond
Great manicure probably because I did the Shellac. Pedicure polish was chipping off before I even got home. Would not go again
Beware this place is filthy and exposes the public to raw sewage leaking from its pedicure stations.
Best pedicures, massages and facials and love the steam room/soaking pool!
Avoid This Place – Went to have my medium brown hair cut and colored. I stressed over and over that I did not want my hair to come out dark. Reassured that it would not. A lady with 8 years experience dyed my hair said the roots would be slightly lighter and blend in the with the rest. Result: Bright orange roots and black hair. A five minute haircut that was a joke. I complained and went back a few days later. She corrected the haircut (it still looked awful), but absolutely REFUSED to admit that she had done anything wrong with the color. The stylist, Phung, was angry that I had called her manager, she kept me waiting 20 mins for my appointment then would not listen to me. I gave up. I fixed my hair myself, but I have to wait for the black to fade. She told me my hair looked brown but everyone else said that my hair looked black. Talk about being in denial. This woman actually thinks that she is a good stylist. My husband said that they are worse than Supercuts. I agree.
I called to make an appointment with my talented and sweet stylist Mandi Buckley, and learned quickly that she has left the salon (I assume for bigger and better things) and was told she has moved out of state!! I immediately searched Facebook to try to get intouch with her. and IN FACT learned that DOSHA is LYING about her leaving the state. How horrible is that? Sounds like a cry of desperation. (Because Mandi is one of the best things to happen to that place.) She is in fact still on Portland, and cutting hair at 220 Salon in Downtown. Also, They offered me a FREE cut with the stylist of my choice if i stayed with them! I inquired about this to Mandi, and she replied by saying the tech. wouldnt be getting paid AT ALL for the discounted services! This is an unethical salon. I can't believe how they are treating Mandi after 5 years of service for them! Do not go here.
I have been going to dosha for about 4 years now and I have to say, that every time I go back, it gets worse. I found a wonderful hairstylist a while ago and got my hair cut by her many times, but then she was moved to a different location. I followed her there and continued to get my hair cut by her. The next time I tried to make an appointment they said she no longer worked for dosha. This happened 3 different times, with 3 different hair dressers. I started to see a pattern, and I can now say that I can tell dosha does not treat their employees well. I've even had a hairstylist that was completely rude the entire time she cut my hair and told Me how she was going to cut MY hair. Just no....save yourself the despair.
Dosha Salon--Clackamas – What a disaster!!! I went in for a haircut that involved short hair with long layers and came out with what the girls at Dosha called " a cute pixie". Were I going for a PIXIE this would have been great, but I wasn't! My hair is now 2 inches long all over, and will take weeks to grow back out. I am mystified as to how one can take a picture in, but come out with something that looks nothing like it. If I had wanted hair that was 2 inches long, I certainly would have asked for it......this is a place I will never go back to, nor ever recommend to anyone.
Forget it – A dear friend recently gave me the gift of a very generous salon/spa certificate to Dosha I went here for a manicure/pedicure. It was not even a little bit good. The polish came off the next day. Dosha is one of the most overrated salons/"spas" around. The staff is miserable, the management surly, and the services overpriced and mediocre at best.. It's unfortunate to pay $70+ dollars for a mani/pedi when you get "chop shop" quality.
Awful services - lots of hype – I would never go back. My pedicure was done by a young man whose hands were shaking and he took twice as long as the two folks there. It was creepy.
I paid to have a more senior stylist for a haircut as I wanted a change and advice. She mentioned twice "Well, now that you are older (I am 53) . . . . ." Then proceeded to give me the worst haircut I have ever had. She refused to wash my hair before the cut and said she always cuts hair dry. I have very curly hair and that just doesn't work, I told her so and she said, "Let's just try it, I have a lot of experience" Well, she found out that I actually knew my hair better than she did, she looked a bit shocked when she was trying to blowdry and style it afterwards and kept snipping bits off to try to fix it. I called a halt and left. It was an awful experience in a beautiful setting - they should pay more for better stylists rather than a gas fireplace. Don't go.
expensive for what? – I went in for a massage, hair style and make up. This was a first for me, as I have never pampered myself professionally. The setup and feeling was very nice, but it was all for the eyes, less for the body. The massage was wimpy. And the hair stylist seemed like she had no idea what to do with my hair. She seemed afraid of it's natural curl so she covered in in about 8 products. I felt like the bride of frankenstein. The make-up was good, but nothing too special. Both the hair and make-up, though scheduled were very very late. All in all, because of the huge cost, I will not be going back.
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