Portland >Beauty > Blades Hair Studio
822 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.528844 -122.694384
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
The best haircut I have ever had...Thank you Gaylynn ! – Gaylynn was my stylist and she is wonderful. I was totally at ease and could tell from the moment I walked in that I would get an excellent haircut. I can't say enough wonderful things about my new hair style. I feel ten years and 4 days younger!
I made another appointment before I walked out the door... pssst, when you make your appointment ask for Gaylynn!
Its worth the drive into the big city – I made the mistake of not following Gina on her big move from Forest Grove to Blades Hair in Portland . I had someone new cut my hair and in a little over a week later I was on the phone to schedule my appointment with Gina so that she could FIX it.
Gina impressed me the first time I met her by simply taking the time to get to know me and my hair before the scissors came out. She knows style and gives suggestions (her professional opinion) instead of just cutting your hair. She takes her time to make it just right and has never hurried me out of the chair. She's great with kids too; she cuts all of my families hair. Blades is a nice environment also; friendly, casual, and open. I was introduced to the other stylists and their clients as well. Great move Gina......I'd follow you anywhere.
So Glad I Found This Place – We're new to Portland and David was recommended to us. I've never had such a great haircut! He was like an artist at work cutting my hair. The cut lays just right and frames my face perfectly. He absolutely knows what he's doing. Janet does a fabulous job of running the salon, everything was very welcoming and comfortable. Lovely salon.
Best Salon and worth a drive! – I have gone to Blades Hair Studio for approximately 6 years now. I live in Gresham but it SO worth the drive. I will not go anywhere else! David is my stylist and I know that when he is done cutting and styling my hair that it will look fabulous. I actually have people ask me where I get my hair cut..it just happened last night when we were at dinner. If I want to try something new I feel confident that with David's expertise that it will look just as great as my original cut. My daughter has had to have David "fix" several of her color mishaps that she performed on her own hair and one was right before her prom! Again, I would highly recommend Blade Hair Studio. They are Great stylists but great friends too!!!
Best colorist in town – david has been cutting & coloring my hair for years and he is a master! A neighbor ,who is also a hair stylist commented that she couldn't believe my hair was colored. ( i am completely gray when au natural) The atmosphere is casual & relaxed yet professional. Gay Lynn, who is a new addition to blades, has also colored my hair with great results. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
Feel and look great! – I have been going to David for over 16 years and that speaks for itself! Even my mother comes in from California to see him. I give David creative rein and have never been dissatisfied. I used to think I had to have a perm and now I haven't had one in 12 or so years. I was looking for a color change (too much silver showing) and David chose the right one to change to. I get nothing but compliments! David and his staff care and take pride in their work. My styles have always been easy to manage and that is important when you have to go home and style it yourself. David and his staff are always on top of the styles of today and listen to what you feel would work for you. I walk out of Blades feeling terrific because my hair looks great and so do I. The products they sell are products that they have had a hand in developing so they work just the way they should. Never pressure to buy, but your hair looks and feels great so why would you not? I would and do recommend Blades to everyone I know.
Dahling, it's simply FABULOUS! – In keeping with the many other 5-star reviewers, I LOVE THIS PLACE!
Six years ago I looked at a woman and asked, "Where do you get your hair done?" She gave me a card and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. My first colorist then was new & misunderstood my intent - the resulting mess was fixed gratis (that person long gone also). The free parking, complimentary beverages, great 'zine & tune selection, trimmed bangs in between cuts, and no-tip policy are all just dessert to the "full meal deal" at this home to some of the most caring, best-trained, talented (not to mention congenial) hair professionals in this town. And I've tried a lot. They can take you from "the world is full of &*%&" to "Aaah, I'm ready to go at it again!" in a couple of hours. They listen to your hair concerns (and a few others besides) and pay attention to your hair's idiosyncracies.
Disasters happen in life. Take your hair to Blades and let it be ONE disaster you never worry about! It's well worth it!
Blades is the best! – Not sure what the previous reviewer is referring to... sounds like sour grapes. Whatever. Here's what you need to know and what's important: Blades is an amazing salon. David is a master at cutting hair, with many years of experience. My hair is difficult to work with, strong, thick, coarse, unruly. David's talent for cutting so it behaves, is simply incredible. There's no other way to describe it. He listens well to what you want, will tell you straight up what will work or won't and why without making you feel like an idiot. He also "listens" well to your hair, paying close attention to its lines, quirks, cowlicks, and tendencies so that he works with your hair, not against it. He's supported by a talented team...Gaylynn does a superb job with color and has a great deal of experience in the industry. It's a pleasure going to a salon where the employees have considerable experience and depth. There are too many young stylists "out there" who behave as though it's all about them, and frankly, it's a relief to deal with folks who are highly professional yet warm, who pay attention to the details such as applying your color with a great deal of care, making sure that there are no stray blobs of color on your face or neck, etc. I also love their no tipping policy. It's a relief. Blades also has a range of yummy hair products, and they'll bend over backwards to make sure that your experience is the best. Do yourself a favor: if you're looking for a new salon, give Blades a shot. You won't be disappointed.
Trust David! – Blades is an amazing salon, I started going there several years ago after reading reviews on Citysearch. The team, lead by David, helped me to grow my haircolor out to my natural gray through some great cutting techniques. I am back to coloring my hair again, it was fun to see what my gray looked like but I'm not quite ready to let it go gray for good.
David is the best, the only stylist I have ever let have carte blanche with my hair. I trust him implicitly.
David at Blades is the best in town – David rocks. He makes me feel much better looking than I am.
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