Portland >Beauty > Magnum Opus Inc.
1415 NW Savier St., Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.535148 -122.685946
Mon./Sat. 8-5 ; Tues./Fri. 8-6 ; Wed./Thurs. 8-8
Neighborhoods: Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest
Quality Found – I am 3 months new to the Portland area. I went to the same stylist for 5 years when I lived in Eastern Oregon. She knew my likes, dislikes, color combos, skin tone, everything! It was hard for me to find a salon, let alone a stylist that I could trust. Kirsten @ Magnum Opus really took the time to understand my needs and what I wanted to accomplish, giving very much wanted suggestions for and against some of my ideas. She did an amazing job not only with the cut, but color as well! I think I found my new stylist for years to come! Job well done! I recommend Kirsten to anyone. The salon its self is very modern and trendy. Loved the whole experience! Try them out!!!
Where's Myrna??? – Myrna has given me the best haircuts & color for almost 3 years now, but alas she's no longer with MO. Shhh...don't tell, but she's up the street at Icon Salon (17th & NW Glisan)!
a little dissapointed – very friendly and lovley space
Ten years' worth of exceptional service -- thanks Magnum O! – I've been going to Magnum Opus for about 10 years (just now discovered citysearch). My stylist has been TRISTAN for the last 9. I have 'difficult' hair and Tristan is the first person I've ever been to who could consistently do a decent job. She has never let me down, even when "I don't know what I want but I want something different," and she doesn't pressure me to buy product. People (even strangers) ask who does my hair. Tristan is an outstanding stylist -- I would recommend her to anyone. Oh, and for my wedding, MYRNA did my hair. It was a work of art! As for the salon itself, sophisticated in both service and decor. I feel very 'swanky' coming out of there. Fashion magazines have recommended Magnum Opus for Portland residents/visitors. I was sitting in Tristan's chair one day, reading In Style and there they were in the article I was reading. Wow, how often does that happen? Parking can be difficult most places in Portland, but in addition to street parking (metered), they also have their own lot for customers.
Cool salon, good stylists, but they raise prices often with no notice. – I have been seeing my stylist for 2 years now & really liked her talent. However, I noticed the last few cuts weren't quite on par with her earlier ones.
And when I began seeing her in 2006, it was $100 for a cut & color. The last time I went in November 2008, it was $175 for the same service. The cut part is only $35 and my hair is short now (it was cheaper when it was longer...go figure)
I think the stylists are forced to tack on all sorts of add on services....glosses, rinses, etc. that are never explained to you & then POW you get the bill at the front desk.
Imagine my horror as I pulled out my wallet thinking...great...after tip, this is going to be a $200 endeavor.
I'm sorry, I know Portland is cheaper than many large cities, but in our dire economy, isn't it better to be upfront about costs? Had I known my stylist's rates had gone up that much, I would have been more inclined to say to her "I can only afford XX amount, what can we do within that parameter?" I'd gladly skip a gloss and conditioning treatment (which don't make a difference on my hair anyway).
The salon is very nice. The products are great & the stylists will not damage your hair.
But I just can't justify splurging like that right now for hair, especially since my cuts have only been *meh* for a while now.
Oh well! Hopefully MO will realize that its good business to post price increases somehow. I've been going there for years, its not like they don't have my contact info.
Best hairstylist ever – I highly recommend Tristen's haircuts. She is very detail oriented, personable, and remembers your preferences. I get asked all the time who cuts my hair and even get strangers stopping me on the street wanting to know who cuts my hair! Often she is hard to get into (because she's so good) so make your appointments in advance. And she is very timely with her appointments.
Please Avoid – I have given the Salon a few tries and have never been completely satisfied. Every time I have gone in I have always made a significant point that I do not like red tones in my hair and to this day my hair is red and I hate it! Also the three stylists I have tried have not been friendly. I would highly recommend NOT to go to this Salon.
GREAT Salon!!! Highly recommended! – I travel a LOT and this salon (fortunately for me) was recommended by the service person/woman at the front desk of my hotel in Portland, OR. Thank goodness I listened to her advice! This is a fabulous salon! I went to Teresa, who is one of the top stylists there (glad she wasavailable) and I will definitely be returning to her as my stylist, as long as I can (I live in the SF Bay area - but hate my current stylist in SF - too "bitchy," if you know what I mean and just not nearly as experienced and fantastic as he claims to be). So...I will be returning...great cut/highlight and overall care, as well as treatment with Kerastase products, which I absolutely LOVE..). Thanks Teresa and also thanks to all the great people at this salon - they make you feel very welcome from the moment you walk in the door. I am a very hard sell...and I would definitely recommend this salon to anyone!!!
Michelle Cameron should be voted "best hairdresser ever" – Where do I start? I have been searching my entire adult life for a hairdresser that not only listened to what I wanted but actually did what I wanted. I found that person at Magnum Opus, Michelle Cameron. She is the epitomy of what a hairdresser should be. First of all, she took the time to actually listen to what I was looking for and when I told her about the color I wanted, she suggested a different shade that would compliment my skin tone more. Was she ever right!! And the cut? The best cut I have EVER had!! I have never been happier with a cut and color in my life! I actually cannot stop looking at myself in every thing that gives off a reflection. BRAVO to Magnum Opus for giving us Michelle Cameron. Finally, I can stop looking! Oh, and did I say that she is adorable, sweet and fun! What more could a person want?? Thank you Magnum Opus and double thank you, Michelle! (I would also like to say that the staff was exceptional!)
Great atmosphere – I've been seeing Lyndsay now for 3 years and she has done a great job on my hair every time. Lyndsay takes the time to listen to what you want and since I like to change my cut and color every time, that is great for me! I had a friend in from out of town once who at the last minute wanted to go in and get her hair done with me. I had already booked my Saturday appointment weeks in advance but Magnum Opus was able to schedule her in for a session with me so we were able to enjoy our girl time together.
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