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! – I have been coming to Pravda for about a year & have developed a great relationship with Vania. She is an AMAZING stylist and colorist. Although I am moving to Seattle, I will continue to make trips down to Portland because I don't want anyone else to touch my hair! In addition to being a great stylist, Vania is also a great hostess - she always offers snacks & treats, wine, etc. And after she washes your hair she gives an AWESOME neck/shoulder massage (seriously, it's really really good). To top it all off, she's a very sweet & thoughtful person (for example, when she came back from a recent trip to Europe she brought me some perfume from Bulgaria). Overall, I would highly recommend her services if you're considering Pravda salon!
Josh Is Fabulous!!!! – I had been looking for a new hairdresser since moving to Portland about 4 1/2 years ago. I finally found someone who didn't make me look like I had just been to the butcher or was trying to imitate animal patterns with my hair coloring, in fact, he makes me look beautiful. I normally try and see how long I can go without washing my hair after our appointments because his styling is also rediculously amazing. If I can ever trick someone into marrying me, or if I decide I want that, he would style my hair for the wedding. If I leave Portland, I will fly or drive back simply to have Josh do my hair, he is that good. He is very good about figuring out what you want done to your hair, providing you with options, and then using his creative brilliance to make you look fabulous. I cannot recommend this man enough.
Joshua does great hair! – Joshua is the best stylist I have ever had. I have very dark brown thick hair that he turns a shiny lovely platinum, and he cuts it so that it requires no styling (I am a lazy blond), but always looks fabulous!
I trust Josh so much that the last time he did my hair, I told him to do whatever he wanted it with it. This was a first for me, as I am usually quite picky about my 'do! He did a fantastic job; not only am I extremely pleased with the results, but I have gotten tons of compliments.
Josh rules! – Josh at Pravda has been doing my hair for several months, and I have to say that every time I seem to get exactly what I want, even though I don't know how to describe it to him to begin with. My hair is curly underneath and sorta straight on the top layers, and most hairdressers have been befuddled and sent me home with uneven, unflattering cuts. Josh knows exactly what to do, not to mention that he is a color genius. I couldn't be happier, and for the first time in my life I feel like I've got the hair thing handled. I couldn't recommend someone more!
Pravda and Gabriela are the Top in Portland – Gabriela, the owner and a stylist at Pravda, is the top in hair
styling in Portland. She combines European style and professionalism
with American warmth and years of experience. What I loved about Pravda was that I didn't come away feeling like I'd just spent 2 hours making superficial smalltalk with a stranger. I left myself in Gabriela's
hands and ended up with a great cut. When I asked what she thought
about bangs (I have curly hair, so you'll understand that this is a
risk...) we talked about the cut and she showed exactly how to care
for and style them. I've gotten so many compliments on my haircut!
Furthermore, she has an excellent line of products that don't have any
chemical or artificial flowery smell. She shows you just how to use
them, where and the amount. However, she's not at all pushy in her
approach to selling them, which sets her apart from many salons, and
they are indeed top of the line.
Pravda Salon itself is cozy -I wouldn't say small- and with its two
chairs it lends itself to a very convivial atmosphere that you can't
get in the larger salons which push the number of people passing
through its chairs rather than quality and time on good haircuts.
Pravda is like a fine restaurant which cares as much about your
experience and the artistry of the food rather than maximizing
I did a lot of research before I decided on Pravda for my next
haircut. I asked around, walked in and spoke with stylists and read a
lot of the reviews on Citysearch. Pravda Salon was everything its
reviewers claimed it to be and more; now I recommend Gabriela to all
my friends. Five stars +.
Best place to have your hair done – I would like to say couple of words about Vania, one of the stylists at Pravda. I've been her client for several months already and I could not be more happy. She cuts my hair, she colors it and she also does my hair extensions when I feel like having long hair. She pays a lot of attention to her client's wishes but at the same time makes her own suggestions so you know the outcome (no one likes surprises when it comes to their hair). She is an expert in what she is doing. She makes me feel like I have my personal stylist. Thank you very much. My suggestion to everyone: VISIT HER, you will be more than satisfied.
the best hairdresser in town!!!!! – I have been in Portland for two years and I have been trying different hairdressers in NW ( and even in Europe), but I have never had such an amazing experience untill I found Vania at the Pravda salon. Friend of mine told me about Pravda few months ago. I had Vania and I LOVE her. She brings a special European flavour and taste to the salon. She has an energy that makes you feel you are on the best place where you can get your hair done. I am very pleased and happy that I found her and as long she is around, I will follow her from now on!!!!!! I have recomended Vania to my sister and few girlfriend already. My sister also said that "Vania is the one":). I agree with the comment above that she LISTENS what YOU want!!! TRY it, you WILL love it!!!
great people – These people are great and it has been a pleasure to know them!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
A completely delicious event: the Best Haircut you ever had, mixed with Old World Wisdom. – Portland has a gem in it's midst by he name of Iwona. Ask for her at Pravda. She has created, by far, the most amazing haircuts for me. I trust her so explicitly, that two months ago I let her do what I thought was the unthinkable. I let her cut off my long hair and give me a short 'do (ala. Sienna Miller). Let me tell you, I look fabulous. I don't live in Portland, but I make sure to see her every time I fly in.
Now I'm going to stray a little bit, but trust me... for any of you ladies that are interested in symbology, read on... In the last few years I have become very interested in the symbolic quality of hair cutting. Ladies, I'm sure you understand what I am referring to. A new phase in your life usually merits a shedding of the past, symbolically manifested by the cutting of hair. In the days of the Matriarchs, women would only cut their hair on the full moon. With Iwona, every time I see her, it feels like the full moon. Her presence is extraordinary and I acknowledge her for being so devoted to her craft.
Go to Pravda. My Mother, my 16 year old Sister, and I highly recommend it.
P.s. Oh, and, there is an adorable coffee shop below where you can show-off your new look while taking a moment to enjoy the charm of 23rd street.
Fabulous Cut & Color, Relaxed Atmosphere – I switched to Pravda after going to Dosha for several years. Pravda is a totally different experience and exactly what I was looking for. Its a very small and friendly salon. The stylists there are clearly focused on building a relationship with you and making you happy. I see Gabriela, she is fantastic. I love the cut and color she does and she fun an interesting to talk to while you are in the chair. I highly recommend Pravda if you are looking for the best cut and color you can get , while also being a relaxed, friendly salon. Its not for you if you are looking for NW 23rd pretentiousness.
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