Portland >Beauty > Envied Tresses
11821 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9722045.526607 -122.540426
Neighborhoods: East Portland Neighborhood Office, Hazelwood
I have been going to Alicia for a year and a half now and she is THE BEST in Portland. Like another reviewer wrote- my natural hair is actually stronger, thicker, and longer since I've begun getting the extensions with Alicia.
I LOVE my new Brazilian extensions. Yes- they are a bit more $, but so silky soft and tangle-free that the minimal extra cost is well worth it. Alicia is very competitively priced, so the added cost of higher quality hair isn't really an issue (I get new extensions about every 9 months).
I know this is long, but it has a lot of information, and I believe that all of it is important in order to make the right decision when it comes to your hair. When your hair looks good, you feel good! When I first came to Alicia, I had a short bob. I found her through my mom, who also gets extensions. I went to Alicia, not for extensions, but because I could not find anyone that could cut perfect straight lines with such a dramatic (angled) hair cut. Alicia did an amazing job with my hair cut. I always knew that I would want long hair for my wedding day, which was about 6 months away by the time Alicia first put in my extensions. Even with a short A-Line (much shorter in the back) bob, you could not even tell that I had extensions. My hair is very straight. Even when I wore it straight, which was most of the time, you could not tell. I have had my hair colored/cut every way under the sun, but kept it long for the majority of my life. I knew the length as to which my hair can grow. It never went past a certain place. I always wanted very long hair, but no matter how many times I trimmed, it never grew past a particular spot. After my wedding, Alicia put in very long extensions. It was so much fun to have hair so much longer than my natural hair would grow. As I type this, my natural hair is now longer than the extremely long extensions. People always say that when you get extensions, it ruins your hair. With other methods, this is true. With the method that Alicia uses, my hair is much longer, and way healthier than it has ever been! My mom has had the same experience. My mom is blonde, and thought that her hair would not grow long because of the daily damage, plus bleaching. Today her hair is also healthier than it has ever been, and she gets it cut every time she goes in to see Alicia, because it grows longer than she likes to wear it (which is pretty long). I will probably cut another bob some day, just because I am that kind of girl, but if I am going to have long hair, I WILL have extensions! I have very straight, soft hair. It does not hold a curl. With my extensions, my hair is still just as soft, but if I choose to curl it, it actually lasts. I would not ever go to anyone else for extensions. Not just because I love Alicia (which I do!), but because I have heard those horror stories about how damaging extensions are to your hair. I know it is hard to see in the photo (with the black hair and dress), but my hair is all the way down to my waist. All throughout high school I had long hair. It never went past the middle of my back. If you are considering extensions, please call Alicia. In this huge, long paragraph, I still cannot even express how much I love my long hair, and my extensions. I am stopped with compliments all of the time. Alicia is so good at what she does. You can tell that it is a passion for her, and she always does an amazing job. Cutting, coloring, experimenting (she just recently talked me off of the ledge of a very bad hair idea, came up with a much better solution, and I could not be happier!). If you have any questions from a customer's point of view, please feel free to contact me personally through facebook (My name is also Alicia- I signed on to citysearch with fb, so I assume that my info will come up when I am done. If not, you may ask Alicia for my phone number).
This is the best thing I have done yet for beautifying! – I went to a few places to get a "bid" on getting extensions and was shocked at the prices! I did a little research on line and found Alicia, a woman passionate about her trade! She was personable & professional and her prices were amazing. I was also so surprised at the speed of her work--she can take out my extensions, color/highlight my hair and put them back in, all with in 2 hours time! And they are wonderful! The hair has been great and the experience has been great. She's fast, friendly, genuine and inexpensive! I have had my extensions since March 2011 and I am extremely happy with the results!
I totally recommend Alicia!
Miracle Worker – I have natural curly hair which was once long, but it was thin and in deciding to get a body perm to enhance the volume I learned that the technician used the wrong rollers, left the chemical in too long and used a comb and hot blow dryer to try and reverse what she had done. Needless to say my hair was ruined. It started breaking off at scalp and I was devastated. Thinking the only option I had was just to let it grow out and make the best of it, that’s what I did for about a year. After having surgery a year and a half ago my hair began falling out (which was one of the side effects of the surgery) so not only was my hair broken, short and ruined, it was now falling out. I needed help desperately.
I found Alicia’s web site and called immediately. Not knowing what to expect I had a million questions which she happily answered each and every one. She has an amazing knowledge of extensions and general hair care. I couldn’t wait to get an appointment. I even had dreams of what I would look like before I even made it in. I was excited but afraid of what I would look like because of what I was giving her to work with.
The day of my appointment was one of the happiest days I’ve had in years. I went in a mess and came out looking beautiful. My hair was long, thick, healthy and gorgeous. I couldn’t believe how she was able to blend in my own hair to make it look totally natural. I’ve been going back for almost a year and have even gone four inches longer which I love even more. I get compliments on my hair all the time and I have Alicia to thank for that. She is truly a miracle worker, a delightful person and a wonderful human being. Thank you Alicia
Alecia is Magic! – I thought I had tried every extension method out there. That alone tells you I was still searching for something better. My hair needed a better method. By the grace of God I stumbled across Alecia's website. I decided to give her a try.
Alecia turned out to be an outstanding extensionist and a major sweetheart! It's easy to say that her extension method was the best I could have ever hoped for. She has a unique anchor method that keeps the wefts smooth and secure. This was the damage-free method I was looking for! And better yet, my hair looks fantastic all the time. I am totally satisfied.
Alecia is an angel, and I will only go to her!
Alicia is a caring, thoughtful, sweet, professional lady ! – I had never had any experience with hair extensions & was researching them on-line when I came across Alicia's web site. I decided to call her to tell her about my hair problem & to see if she could help me. She made me feel so comfortable & was so easy to talk to. She spent a lot of time explaining everything to me & I knew I found the right person to help me. After she finished my hair, I looked in the mirror and was so happy with my results ! She did a fabulous job ! I have received so many compliments about my hair & I love how easy it is to care for & how natural it looks. I don't ever want to go without these extensions & Alicia's talent again ! THANK YOU ALICIA !!!!!
Alicia the hair angel – I live in the midwest and was visiting Portland with my husband for business. I had recently lost a majority of my hair due to medication from an illness. I was wearing extensions which had fallen out on our trip. I frantically tried to pin them and was in desperate fear that they would fall out the next evening while on the dance floor with my husband at his employee awards dinner. I was up all night in tears and came across Alicia's site. I called her first thing the next morning. She was comforting and put all my fears to rest. Even though it wasn't her scheduled work day she came in special for me. In no time I went from looking hideous to beautiful. Alicia is a miracle worker! She advised me several sites where I could purchase quality but affordable hair online for the future. She promised me this unique inexpensive technique she created would help my hair grow back naturally with little to no damage. It's over a year later and she was right. I fly from the midwest every six to eight weeks just to have her work her magic. She's worth every minute of the 9 hour round trip flight and her prices compared to most hairdressers is beyond reasonable and even factoring my flight expense I still come out financially ahead. I'm envious of those fortunate to live in the Portland area as you have an amazing diamond sitting right in front of you!! She the best ever!!
BY far best hairdresser ever!!! – I've been going go Alicia for 6+ years and I absolutely love her work!!! We started with me being bleach blonde with hair extensions an at that time it was perfect just the way I wanted it to be.. Then gradually we went dark and I couldn't be happier now!!! She helped me transition from bleach blonde to an off black color without ruining my hair and truly perfecting it!!! She has that perfect hair knowledge that you would need to feel like you will walk away absolutely loving it!!!! I have been getting extensions with Alicia forever now and can not be happier!!! It has truly made a difference in how my own hair has grown as well the extensions helped my hair get back to being healthy and beautiful! I can easily not have extensions now but I love them to much!!! The way alicia braids them in and the hair she uses is simply the best and the quality with price is unbeatable!!! Its pain free and lasting quality ive never had any problems with my extentions and havent had one complaint in the 6 years ive been going to her!!! I truly trust her with my hair I know she knows what's best for it!! I would recommend her a million times over and
over she's just overall amazing her personality and her
work are beyond expectation! I always receive compliments on my hair and every time I recommend her I always say without her I wouldn't have the amazing hair that I have due to her incredible pro touch! If you are searching for great extensions and color well you don't have to search anymore because if your reading this that means you now know Alicia! I'm telling you you won't be disappointed! She is to die for!!!
Portland's Best Hair dresser!!!!!!! – Alicia has cut, colored, and highlighted my hair for the last 9 years! She is amazing, and very skilled at what she does. She is easy going, and very friendly. I personally have not had extensions done from her; however, I have seen her work while I have been in the shop and it looks amazing. Her prices are very good, especially for the quality of work you receive. I would recommend everyone to go to Alicia, because you won't get the same treatment anywhere else.
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