Portland >Beauty > Pravda
1400 NW 23rd Ave Ste 2A, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.532820 -122.698583
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
Vania is the best! – Vania Staykova is one of the best hairstylists I have ever been to. Vania has been my hairstylist for the past four years. She is totally professional, and consistent in her work. People comment all the time how great my hair looks, thanks to Vania. I recommend her without reservation to anyone needing a top quality hairstylist.
Love Love Love Pravda – I just moved to Portland from Fla in Nov. and was seeking a hair stylist who used Schwarzkopf hair color products and found called Prada and left a message. Vania called me the next day to tell me she was in Miami, Fl coming back from a trip but wanted to book an appt. with me right then and there (she was in the airport terminal waiting for her plane to board for Portland) and I complied. Vania called a day before my appt. to re-confirm the time (which I greatly appreciated).
Vania is a consummate hairstylist!!! I appreciated her recommendations for cutting my hair and the products to use to give my thin & fine hair more body. When I go to a professional I appreciate getting their expert advice....Vania is a true professional!!! I HIGHLY recommend her!!!
Best birthday gift! – I knew I wanted a really hot cut and highlights. After asking people with great hair who they saw, and hearing about how much Vania was suggested I asked for a gift certificate to Pravda for my birthday. It was amazing!
After a nice phone call with Vania discussing my ideas we made an appointment. I was heading out of town, but wanted to get this done before leaving. She offered to come in at 8:30 am for me, and even arranged for the nail salon next door to open early so that I could get a manicure! The price is about the same here as other places in the area, but you would think you would have to pay a lot more for this treatment - you definitely cannot get accomadated like this at the "other" salon down the road. My hair looks gorgeous. I get compliments all the time. My nails are still pretty. The coffee shop downstairs is delicious (I am so trying the crepes next time!). I could have just moved in! Did I mention the head and neck massage???
There is another stylist there that I am sure is great, too. But I heard great things about Vania and I am glad I saw her because I am sooo happy!
As far as parking is concerned. I parked right in front of the place, but I didnt expect to. What do expect for 23rd? Its never more than a couple blocks to walk though, even on weekends. I'm sold.
See you next month Vania!
Talented stylists – Pravda has two very talented stylists. I had an all over brown done previously with some caramel highlights and absolutely loved my hair. I received many compliments. I do, however, believe that the level of professionalism could be improved. Overall, I had a good experience and would recommend Gabriela.
Get a fabulous look!! Trendy yet comfortable – I love this place! My stylist is Vania and she does a fabulous job. She spends a long time talking to me before my cut and color to make sure we have the same ideas in mind, and she has some great recommendations. Relax in their fun retro chairs, sip wine, and eat chocolates while reading Italian magazines.
I got a coupon from their site that gives you a free bottle of shampoo AND conditioner with a cut and color - BIG BONUS! This is not a large salon full of apprentice stylists. You have the choice of two very talented, and well traveled, women. Prices are typical for this type of service.
Ive been to many salons in my life - including a few others within walking distance of Pravda - Pravda is my fav! Vania will call you a couple of days after the service to see how you like it. Great customer service!
I get compliments everywhere I go now, and have referred several people. In fact, a couple people at work call me the "great hair girl"!
The appointment does take a rather long time for a cut and color (it was over 5 hours last time!!), but it was very worth it. Im a very busy working mom, so this is my big get-away from the house event!
Plan enough time to shop on 21st Ave, and get some delicious food after your appointment to show off your gorgeous hair. There is a coffee shop downstairs, and little nail salon on the same floor. I make a day of it! Thanks! ~Cammy
Great Service and a Unique Approach – I have been going to see Vania for little over a year and absolutely LOVE her. I've never had anyone approach my hair the way that she does and am always satisfied with the results. On top of all that, the atmosphere is comfortable, the hospitality is wonderful, and the Vania and Gaby are genuinely nice women and not super-stuffy, too-hip for you types. I'm all about it and would recommend their services to anyone.
YOU WILL LOVE PRAVDA!!! – I have been going here for over a year and LOVE it!! Vania is my stylist and does an amazing job. She is a perfectionist and is not satisfied unless you are happy with your style. What is better that having a glass of wine and chocolates, complimentary, while getting your hair done? Getting a mani or peddi while you are waiting. Two steps away is a nail salon as well as a place to have a facial or massage. You must check it out, you will not be disappointed!!!
Best Hair Cut! – This is a wonderful find! After getting the best hair cut of my life in San Fransisco I've been trying to find someone in the Portland area to match it...and at Pravda you can't go wrong. I looked at CitySearch to find salons that were suppose to give great short cuts and went through several before finding Pravda. Both Vania and Gabriela (Gabriela, thumbs up, you got it right, just like SF!) are fantastic. Because 23rd Street has so many great shops and interests, it's a bear to find parking, but worth the walk, just give yourself time so you're not late for your appointment!
Editorial Review – European-themed boutique hair salon offers precision cuts, highlights, waxing, perms, relaxers and gray coverage.
Best cut in town, including that pricey joint up the street. (You know the one I mean) – Gabriela rocks the house! She took one look at my head and made suggestions that totally improved my hairstyle. She is fast, she is hip, and has given me top notch cuts that turn heads. Thank you Gabriela!
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