Portland >Beauty > Blue Chair Salon
1722 NW Raleigh St Unit 113, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.534158 -122.688846
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
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Awesome job! – Ive been seeing paul at the blue chair salon for a few months now and absolutely love my hair each time i see him. I go to him because he has an opinion of how my hair should look in relation to my face shape and coloring instead of just asking me what i want. Often in the past when ive gotten a great haircut i am dissapointed when the stylist fails to recreate it the next time but pauls consistancy is on point and i am always thrilled with the outcome. I never have felt rushed and am always greeted with a friendly attitude. Paul obviously has a great deal of experience a takes pride in his work even going so far as to refresh my color in between touch ups at no extra charge.
Paid too much, hair is uneven, hair is falling – I used to get my hair cut for $45 from a senior stylist who moved so I was forced to look for another stylist. I went to Paul and asked him a bunch of questions the night before. He said he would charge me $60, no first time discounts. He seemed like he understood what I was looking for so I didn't mind paying $60, when he actually charges $55.
The day of my cut, he didn't spend more than a minute going over what we had talked about my hair cut. First, I felt very rushed becuase he had to wash my hair and not his assistant. Second, he was extremely distracted because his assistant didn't show up until 10:30 a.m. Third, he wasn't listening to anything I had to say. Fourth, he cut my hair the way HE wanted it, not they way I wanted....when I clearly stated how I specifically wanted my hair cut. Fifth, he was sooo rough with my hair....he kept aiming the blow dryer on my neck and kept burning me, he was pulling at my hair as if my hair did something to him.
I got home and washed my hair a couple days later. My hair fell in handfuls, which NEVER happens after a good hair cut. I was blow drying my hair and it was so rough around the edges so I had to finish off with a straightening iron. Once I finished straighening, I found areas where my hair was uneven. I went back to him, he cut the uneven areas and even then he missed an entire area and made my hair even more uneven.
My hair falls like nothing I have ever seen. I would like to get my money back if I can. I cry every time I have to do my hair! It's ruined. I don't like ruining people's image but he's ruined mine with my hair cut!
Need a color correction? Paul is your guy.... – I' ve been bleaching my hair blonde from a box for the past 5 years. Suddenly I felt the need to get back to my roots, so to speak.
I've gone back to brown from blonde several times before....never with any success. It usually turns green for a week before it goes to a redder version of my ash brown original.
This time I decided to go to a color expert that specializes in color correction. Lucky me, I found Paul.
Paul is the salon owner, but he made me feel right at home .He set me right at ease with his incredible European/Austrailian accent as he described in full what he planned to do, and then he got right to work. There must've been over 200 foils in my head, and he blended three different colors together.
The result....a beautiful melange of warm brown, ash blonde and just enough leftover blonde highlights to create depth and movement. It's better than my natural color, and a welcome change from the stark platinum shade I was sporting.
Then came the cut...hellooo, sexy!! He gave me an updated shag that requires little maintenance, but looks great....even on a typical rainy/windy Oregon kind of day. I was impressed with how much time he took to cut each hair until he was completely satisfied.
Bravo, Paul! I came to you for just a color correction, and you gave my hair a new lease on life! I will definitely be back!!
Highly recommend!!!! – Paul is very good about taking what i envision for my hair and improving on it. I would definately recommend him to anyone who is nervous about making a change or worried about translating what they want.
Rachel C. is the one for me – I have very thick and full asian hair. I've tried many stylists in the past, not many knew how to cut mine. Rachel knows well and does very well.
Another Rave for Rachel! – In a word: FABULOUS!
I can't recommend Rachel enough. She's highly creative, professional and has rockin' skills as a colorist. I've really enjoyed having her as my stylist because she actually listens to what I want/need. I ask for an easy, edgy style that works with this curly mop and I walk away with an easy, edgy style that works with this curly mop - no talking me into hours of styling, product and fuss. LOVE THAT!
Rachel ROCKS! – I have short hair and struggle to find a great stylist who consistently creates a great cut. I have been with Rachel for several years now after going to stylist after stylist. I could never get the right cut or color. The cut would either be bulky or frumpy. The color to bleachy. Rachel is PERFECT. I am a mom, so never want to feel frumpy. She always cuts my hair to fit my style, even when we switch it up a bit. You know a good stylist when you can airdry and it looks cute! She also does amazing color. My hair has highlights that never seem to look obvious when they grow out. AND, she styled my hair when I got married several years back, and does an awesome job with that too! Needless to say, she better never leave Portland!!
Wonderful Work!!!!! – I got a hair cut and color form paul and it is absolutly beautiful!!! I wasnt really sure what I wanted and paul worked with me and we figured out something fun and funky. It's the best hair cut and color I have ever had. The color is rich and bright and hasnt faded a bit since he did it! I have gotten so many compliments on it its crazy, even my boyfriend commented on how good it looks and he never notices though kinds of things! I have never felt so good about the way I look!!! Paul is such an amazing hair stylist he can work with any kind of hair, he has so much experience! and the enviroment was professional yet fun and they serve you beverages it is so nice!! They even have wine if you want it!! yummy... I was so relaxed and had so much fun being engaged in exciting conversation!! you have got to check out this salon!!!!
Great Haircut! – Paul is great!!!! I love my haircut! I brought in some photos of haircuts/styles that I wanted to achieve with my hair and asked him what it would take and if it was doable or not. He looked through it and assessed my hair and gave me the perfect haircut to achieve the look I wanted! I never thought I'd be able to get this style with my hair type because I have really thick, heavy hair and the look I was going for was romantic and wispy.
Emily = miracle worker – I came to Blue Chair after an awful experience with a color correction at Bliss (this is when you screw up your own hair trying to be thrifty with home hair color and end up paying twice as much to have a professional fix what inevitably goes wrong.) My home hair color was live-able, just not what I wanted, but the girl at Bliss made it a LOT worse and then refused to fix it.
Emily at Blue Chair was willing to take me on and was able to fix the horrible color job I'd gotten at Bliss. I've been back to see her twice since then, and my hair comes back to life a little more with each visit. Between the hair color damage, and my need to be able to wear my naturally very curly hair both curly and straight, Emily's cuts and color somehow manage to make my hair look healthy and low maintenance.
I worked at a salon part time through college and have had my hair done by very talented people over the years, and I can easily say Emily is one of the best. She listens and works with you to give you what you want, and isn't afraid to recommend something else if she thinks a different approach would look better. The home hair color / Bliss experience was a disaster, but it all worked out in the end because now I have an awesome stylist!
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