Portland >Beauty > Arabella Salon & Spa
2637 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste C, Portland, OR | Directions 9721245.541436 -122.661782
By Appointment Only
Neighborhoods: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Eliot
Kirsten is amazing! :) – Kirsten was personable and sweet and not only took into account what I wanted, but also gave me her professional opinion. I got bangs for the first time in a few years and she did a great job of putting me at ease when I was nervous about the change. She also gave me a haircut that was amazing! My hair looks healthy and full and shiny! Kirsten really cared about what I wanted, and took into account my personality & lifestyle when cutting/styling my hair.
Not only was Kirsten great, but the entire salon has an amazing, warm, fun vibe to it! I even got a tour of the place when I arrived! :) I have never been more pleased with a hair appointment in my entire life! Arabella is amazing, thank you! :) I can't wait to go back!
Piper always does great work! – I have been going to Piper for cut and color for 5 years. I have long thick wavy unruly hair. Piper too has similar hair so she personally knows what to do with it. Every 3-4 months I get the Keratin treatment. It works so amazing on my frizzy hair. Thank you Piper for always being upbeat and personal every time I see you. You always get my color just perfect. Thanks for the arm and hand massage. Bang trims in between cuts are free. Check out piper you will be happy you did.
Piper is an great stylist and a great person ! Our Piper has grown up before our eyes, she came to us as a young eager stylist and now she is a talented seasoned , honest & kind business woman! We love her and we love watching her work . We are so lucky she is part of our team !
Piper is SO amazingly awesome! – I just have to say, that my overall experience at Arabella Salon & Spa was so lovely. Thank you Piper for making me feel fabulous and gorgeous with my new 'do! You are magic!
I had been growing out my hair for sometime and with embracing the idea of cutting it, I also wanted to try out a new stylist as well. I had read such great reviews on Citysearch about Arabella so I decided to call and book an appt. with one of their stylists. I got an appt. with Piper on really short notice. Super Awesome. On the day of my appt., I kind of got a little lost (it's not a storefront salon, it's upstairs in a loft) and was super nervous, but once I found my way, I was taken away... to a hidden gem, right off MLK Blvd. There's an amazing rooftop garden and a really 'breezy' peaceful vibe. All the people are super nice and friendly! And they play good music too. :)
Anyway, Piper greeted me and was super nice and spent time getting to know me and what I wanted. That's something I really appreciate. She knew how nervous I was and really made me feel at ease. The rest is history...
And success! I'm now rockin' a new 'do and feelin' FAB!
I will be back!
Amazing stylists, Amazing space! – When I first moved to Portland, I was desperate to find a good stylist--I've got a incredibly finicky 'do and don't just let anyone touch my hair. And I'm uber picky. Fortunately, I landed at Arabella Salon first... Since then, it's been 4 years and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. I generally see Amanda Williams, but on occasion when she is working on a film, I go see Libby Beaman. They both kick ass! Incredibly talented, knowledgeable and precise! They really take the time to educate their clients and make us feel comfortable. Their color and product line, Davines, makes the most wonderfully smelling shampoos & conditioners too! That doesn't hurt. I am still working my way to trying Davines' skin care line, which I've heard great things about. On top of the amazing service and great product.. The space is fabulous, with a retro oven for a filing cabinet--it's all things alternative, with good tunes and cozy rooftop garden... I feel at home with Arabella. Thank you guys!
Amazing people with amazing talent! – The first time I walked into Arabella I felt at home. Everyone was so warm and conversational. I didn't feel looked down on like I had at other upscale salons in the past. I had my hair cut by Trish and she took my damaged mop and made it look HOT! I picked out the Nou Nou shampoo and conditioner from Davines because it made my hair feel like silk! There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this salon and that is a first! Thanks guys!
No More Mullet ! – Everyone at Arabella is amazing but my personal favorite is Miss Amanda Williams. I'm picky and my hair is all kinds of not cooperative. I tell her how I would like to look and she figures out how to make that happen. She is a hair artist. The products they carry are yummy too. I started using their new skin care line and it's improved my skin by a million. They have a sweet roof top garden and that is something you don't get to see a lot on the west coast. The vibe at Arabella is fun and relaxing, I often end up spending a lot more time there then I really needed too. . . and that's not just because Trish is so hot....
Amanda is the creme de la creme of hair stylists! – Finding a great hair stylist is always really difficult for me. Someone who listens to what you want, but also gives some great suggestions as to what would look good on you if you're looking to change it up. A friend suggested that I go see Amanda at Arabella after a botched haircut and she worked her magic and FIXED it! Ever since then I've been hooked and will NOT go to anyone else.
I really like the location / atmosphere of this place too. It is on the second floor of a warehouse-type building and has a loft / large studio feel to it. It's very comfortable and relaxing inside with couch seating while you wait.
Portland's best hairdresser (and spa) – Amanda (the salon owner) has been my hairdresser for 17 years. It's impossible to say enough about Amanda's ability to wrestle some style and life into my hair. Her knowledge of color is incredible, and her competence with hair cutting is unsurpassed! I can't count the number of times people have complimented my hair (it's ALL Amanda).
Arabella Salon and Spa also carries amazing hair and skin products (Davines); the salon's helpful and knowledgeable staff are always willing to lend a hand to assist with any questions.
As an added bonus, you can cover all your waxing/facial needs with the fabulous esthetician, Stephanie June Johnson.
You've got to try this place!
Steven Lightfoot – I completely lucked out last month when searching for a salon over the net for my trip to Portland (I live in Australia). This salon is fabulous and Steven transformed my hair from a frizzy, dry, home color disaster to the best it has ever looked.
How he managed to make my hair healthier and softer while applying a full head of completely beautiful, natural blond is a mystery to me, but he did and I will be making the trip back to this salon no matter how far the trek!
So, thank you Steven for the beautiful cut, color and conversation :)) I have never had so many people comment on how great my hair looks!
Amanda, she does it all so well with a smile on her face! – I've been seeing Amanda, the owner of Arabella salon for almost 4 years now. And I don't have a single complaint. She's truly amazing--like a fairy, she buzzes around and adds sparkle making anything and everything awesomely beautiful! I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to changing my hairstyle, but I tell no lie--even though I get the same hair cut/color every time... I always fall in love with it all over again.
In addition to her capabilities of making me 'fall in love' with a hairstyle...she can do anything. She's been in the hair industry for over 15 years doing hair and makeup. Relaxers, extensions, wigs, hair that does itself and twirls! (just kidding!) She has major accomplishments with working in the film industry also, working on major movies like Twilight, Indiana Jones, Into the wild, etc.
You can do no wrong by going to her. I swear!
Go on, give her a call 503-249-6558!
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