Portland >Beauty > Iolite Salon
1109 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.531048 -122.682530
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
MARCIANO! How did I live without him? – I just discovered Iolite Salon after my previous stylist moved out of state.I was particularly searching for someone who uses Wella color, as it works so "wella" in my hair! ;) As fate would have it, I found Marciano/Iolite online and couldn't be happier. I am absolutely *thrilled* with color and cut, and have already booked my next two appointments with him.
The salon is small and no-frills, yet nice and without pretension. I was nervous, but Marciano put me at ease quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Not only is he talented, he is warm and very good at communicating with his clients.
Iolite Salon and Marciano have my highest recommendations! You will not be disappointed!
BROOKLYN HAS MOVED!! – Hello City Searchers! This is Brooklyn, I have been a stylist at iolite for 3 1/2 years. I just wanted to let everyone know that I have taken the next big step in my career, and opened my own place! I can be contacted here:
Angels & Architects Hair Studio
1435 NW 23rd
Portland, OR 97210
We are located in a charming white house on the corner of NW 23rd and Quimby, (right across from Matador), and parking is free and easy to find! iolite was a wonderful place to work and I will miss everyone there. I just wanted to reach out to my clients who may be searching online and not leave a loose end... you know where to find me when you need me!
Because Having Great Hair Matters.
If you don't see Brooklyn, you're missing out – This is going to be a unique posting, because I left my first visit with Brooklyn happy, but not DYING over how perfect everything was. The funny thing is, she's so amazing because she did EXACTLY what I instructed her to do during my visit. (I have control issues with stylists) I think she sensed my uncertainty when I left, and she reassured me that if I needed anything at all, simply to call her cell phone and let her know. Well after 2 or 3 days I did, and let me tell you, this girl is a class act. She had incredible training at Vidal Sasoon for years, and it's clear her hair skills aren't the only thing she learned from them...
I called her to ask if I could come back in to have her revise one or two small things, and she was SO accommodating to me, I couldn't believe it. She never made me feel bad for a second, even though I basically asked her to re-do what she recommended me to do the first time around (I was too stubborn to concede) and my hair is flawless now. She was so sweet and professional, and my hair truly IS amazing. She took her own time to fit me in and do her job right.
Really, if I had shut my mouth the first time and trusted her like everyone says to do, I could have saved an extra trip. But I'm so glad to see customer service is alive and well in Brooklyn's chair, I gave her a huge tip the second time around, especially after she gave me a great first time discount and still took such good care of me when I wanted to come back, and she didn't charge me a cent.
How refreshing after years of dealing with pretentious, self-absorbed stylists. Brooklyn's got all the bragging rights in her talents, and a great attitude in service and customer satisfaction as well. Thank you Brooklyn, you're a doll and you will have my business for years to come.
Marciano is AMAZING!! – I moved here 4 years ago and always fret when I need to find a new stylist. I searched citysearch for the best reviews & came across Marciano's name and shining reputation. I took and chance and haven't strayed since. I have A LOT of hair and he always knows just how to cut it to make it not only manageable but beautiful as well. He does amazing color too & is simply just a sweetheart. As long as I am here, Marciano is the only I will trust to mess w/ my locks!
Brooklyn is the BEST of the best! – I found Brooklyn online and saw her this month. She is so amazing! She has such a warm smile and made me comfortable right away, it's scary trying a new hair person! My hair was so awful, I told her I hadn't been to the same hairdresser more than twice in a LONG time before she even started because I was skeptical. I asked a lot of questions, and she never made me feel bad about it. She informed me so well, and even told me no when my ideas wouldn't work, which actually impressed me. I trusted her and my hair looks SOOOO good! I've had so many compliments already, my hair styles easily, JUST like she said it would, it falls right into place!! My color is so pretty and natural, just like I wanted because I'm low maintenance. It make take me a few months because my hair is so amazing, but I promised Brooklyn I'd be back to see her because I'm so impressed and I look so good! Thank you so much Brooklyn, you're the best!! And thanks to all of you who posted reviews about her, because I trusted you and found her too. This is my best hair ever Brooklyn, thank you, xoxo!
Ask for Marciano !!! – Marciano is an artist. He has cut my hair for over 3 years and he always knows what to do. He is just really good at what he does and he always makes me feel great during and after my cut. I leave the salon feeling like a princess., with great hair of course... =)
Totally recomend him.
The BEST of the Best.... – “Thao is the best of the best hair stylist out there. If you haven’t got your hair done by her, you’re missing out on looking good and feeling AMAZING. Every time I have an appointment with her I can’t sleep the night before. I get really excited to see her. Not only is Thao amazing, but she is very honest to her clients about what will work and what won’t work. Thao is really friendly and makes you feel like you are there to hang out with a best friend then your hair stylist. Beside the fact that she is an amazing hair dresser, she dresses very trendy. The best DRESS AWARD goes to you Thao. I won’t mind moving next door to her salon, so I can walk by her salon and see how cute she dresses every day. She has a really warm smile, a smile that is unforgettable. I love how the fact that she listen, give good advice and I consider her as a “CHEAP” therapist. lol Thao is too cute! If you knew her, she is so well rounded? (PERFECT, YES PERFECT).. THANK YOU THAO for making me feels beautiful. I always feel like a princess after you’re done with me. What would I do without you. xoxoxo”
My hair extensions are gorgeous! – I heard Brooklyn does hair extensions at iolite salon and I went to see her because I HATE my hair. It is so fine and weak, it never looks pretty. I booked a consultation with Brooklyn and she answered all my questions and I felt so good, I placed an order to get extensions with her asap. She took such good care of me, and my hair is SO AMAZING! The kind she uses doesn't use glue or bulky bonding things, so my hair won't suffer whenever I decide to take them out (which may be never!) and my hair looks so friggin amazing, everyone loves it!! Even my skeptical mom ran her fingers thru my hair and said they feel great too. I am so excited to have the long pretty hair I always wanted, thank you SO MUCH Brooklyn, the confidence and happiness you've given me is priceless.
Brooklyn knows her stuff – I saw Brooklyn last week and I have never been happier with my hair. She is friendly and easy to talk to, she understood my fears and really listened to what I wanted. She gave me a really good first time discount and I will SO be going back, I have never looked better or been happier with my hair. My color is SO gorgeous, TWO strangers complimented me while I was out shopping this weekend and I gave them Brooklyn's card (she told me she continues discounts when her clients refer new people). Thank you so much Brooklyn, you made me so happy and I could never thank you enough.
Brooklyn is the BEST! – The place may be small, but the results are HUGE. Brooklyn is not only professional and extremely talented, but sweet and personable, too. I gave her free reign with what to do with my hair. She chose a new look (that got me some compliments) without totally reforming my "look" or making it appear unnatural-- just more beautiful. She has an excellent ability to listen to what you want and can still apply her fabulous personal touch. You won't be sorry.
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