Portland >Beauty > Leepin Lizards Hair Place
1217 SW 19th Ave., Portland, OR | Directions 9720145.518729 -122.693670
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Goose Hollow
I love my hair again!!! – My old stylist is back in town and I couldn't be happier! After years of seeing Rachel at Blades, I was devastated when I heard she was leaving town for awhile. She is the only stylist that has ever really listened to what I wanted and was always consistent with my hair. While she was gone, I tried about 4 different stylists but had no success. I was thrilled when I found out that she was back in town and working at Leepin Lizards! So, of course I immediately made an appointment with her for a cut and color. The results were, once again fantastic! I finally feel cute again! It even looks great when I don't style it! Thanks so much Rachel!
THE BEST COLORIST – It's been hard to find a great colorist for the buttery blonde highlights I am looking for, Until NOW! Casandra took time and really got what I was looking for. She gave me the best color I've ever had and is a true artist. She was personable and professional, without chargeing an arm and a leg. The cut and highlight was only $125, it normally cost me so much more. If you are looking for a colorist look no further then Casandra at Leepin' Lizards. You well truely be happy.
Best salon ever! – Hmmmm... so weird to read anything bad about this place. I have been coming here for YEARS and have yet to have anything but the best experiences here. I see Marilyn and she ROCKS at short hair! Everyone I see around me with their new 'do's look fantastic, and it's a great place with an awesome vibe. These folks are artists, and they create for and look after you like no where else. I say try it and you will have found your hairdo home!
WORST HAIRCUT EVER – i walked in a few months ago to get a haircut and they got my in right away.. i brought 2 pictures of what i wanted... i wanted to have a haircut that was short on one side and got longer as it went back to the other side. i go to school at the aveda institute, and know that this haircut isn't that difficult to do with a pair of shiears.
but what did the guy do?
he took a mens CLIPPER and clipper cut the side of my head! and there was no connection and my hair from the side looked like a mullet. it was a really really bad experience. i was horrified sitting in the chair. not to mention i paid money and didnt even get the courtesey of a shampoo with my hair!
i left, in tears.
this place is aweful! :(
My hairstylist works magic with my thinning hair ! – I'm in my mid 30's and my hair is slowly starting to thin. This was starting to frustrate me because most stylists either try and convince me to shave my head or get a military cut or they try and sell me on a bunch of gels, creams, shampoos, ect. that is either supposed to magically regrow my hair or that's supposed to make it look like I've got more hair.
I went to Leepin' Lizards and had my hair styled by Donna Brown. My hair's still about 80% there (compared to my teens) and at 35 years old I still want a rock n roll style cut. My favorite hair style is a rockabilly pompadour (early Elvis style) and this requires that I have a lot of hair to comb up and pile on my head (like the band, The Straycats.)
When I told Donna what I wanted to do with my hairstyle, she said "no problem!" She didn't try and get me to go with a shaved down style and she didn't try and sell me a bunch of products that either don't work or that I don't need.
She cut my hair into a perfect pompadour and it's hardly even noticeable that my hair is even thinning. I've already had a few people that I run into on a regular basis (grocery store cashier, coffee shop barista, doorman at the nightclub, ect.) comment that my hair looks really cool.
Donna also colored my hair (blonder) which made it really tough to see my scalp through the thinner parts (normally, that's a problem for me.)
All in all the experience was very cool and I'm not planning on ever going anywhere else because I've FINALLY found a hairstylist who can work with problem hair and still make me look more rock n roll !
Also, the salon reminds me of the new wave salons of the 1980s (decor and the music they're playing) and Donna's obviously still in touch with the alternative music scene and she can do any of the latest cuts that I've seen on college rock bands nowadays. I'm very sold on Leepin' Lizards and on having Donna as my hairstylist.
Great cut, really nice people, cool salon... a trifecta! – I had been going to another stylist for several years and had been dissatisfied, so I started looking for a new one. I read the reviews on Citysearch and decided to try Leepin' Lizards Hari Place out. WOW!!!!
I have short hair and like to be able to put a little "paste" in my hands and rub it through my hair, comb and finger style and go.... I can do that now. My hair looks so good, and I love the style. I could not be happier and I am so pleased that I read the reviews and made the appointment.
I saw Marilyn, the owner, and she listened to my desired and complaints about my previous stylist. She translated my vague desires into a great cut that is easy to do, and I look fabulous in my new style
I would HIGHLY recommend Leepin' Lizards Hair Place to anyone.
Extremely Professional – Leepin Lizards is a true "gem" of the NW Portland scene.Tucked in between two great boutques, the salon offers the best of both worlds.At my appointment,I observed several different walks of life having their hair done.The gal sitting in the chair on my right was a child advocate and more on the conservative side,on my left a young hipster was having her locks coloured a lovely shade of purple.The stylist I was working with(Jeremy) knew I was looking for something new and presented me with several options and I am still TOTALLY pleased with my new cut and color.And I have to say ,he is very reasonably priced for his talent.If your new in town or just tired of the same old thing,give this place a try.
best hair stylist – perhaps one of the most traumatic parts of moving to a new place is finding a hair stylist who you like.
you start asking - stopping people on the street - "who does your hair?????" it took me awhile. at last i have
found my person - and now people are always asking me "who does your hair?"
go to leaping lizards - don't be put off by the funky street design or eclectic art that hangs on the walls.
it is portland afterall - and the staff knows their craft. the owner marilyn devine and her crew run a tight ship -
treat their clients with respect - and deliver.
i was impressed from the very beginning. i had been going to a fellow who just went through the motions - no ideas, no energy, no nothing. he was bored and so was i. i needed a change. i met marilyn briefly before my first appointment. when i arrived, she presented me with different magazine options - she actually had
taken the time to think about me, my hair, my sense of style, and what might look good on me. wow.
i was immediately smitten. and yes, she continues to be engaged - always present and listening.... i recommend her without reservation.
best cuts/colors for women's short hair ever – It usually takes me two-three years to find a decent hair dresser (i.e., cutter) when I relocate to a place. This time, when I returned to Portland after a 20-year absence (don't ask!), the wife of a friend suggested I try Marilyn at Leapin' Lizards. Since the salon is right around the corner from where I live, I tried it out. That was three years ago, and I have never looked back. First time out of the shop, every time out of the shop, a miracle. Not only does it look good right then, but it continues to look good right up until the 6-week oh-my-god-I-need-a-haircut point. If you have short and/or problem-esque hair, Marilyn Divine (the owner) is for you! She also does my color right, and the same every time. Plus she is fun and smart (she does improv on the side, so there's always something interesting to talk about). Try this out -- you won't be disappointed.
Friendly people, awful cut – I went to the salon last week after reading these reviews. Walking in I thought there was a very cool vibe and I enjoyed chatting with the stylists. My stylist was very friendly, but I left in tears with the cut. I usually have funky layers, but somehow I ended up looking way too short and bland. My hair just falls to my head without any personality. Product helps, but it still looks awful. I am so sad having to let it grow out again. After visiting another salon, I was told there wasn't much they could do w/o making it much shorter (and then why have hair at all?). They were able to fix my uneven bangs, though...thankfully.
Unless you are referred to a specific stylist, and have seen their work, I wouldn't take my chances. I wish I had thought to get the name of the woman who cut my hair.
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