Whether you’re seeking a classy coiffure for holiday cocktail soirees or a new tonsorial direction, look to these three chic beauty boutiques for expert guidance.
HAIR M | W (1015 NW Lovejoy St 503-715-2884, hairm-w.com) This past spring the neighborhood ushered in its newest salon, upscale Hair M | W, an elegant addition to the Lovejoy strip. “I lived in the Pearl for 10 years and was confident that it would be a good fit for us,” says owner Celeste Trapp. “Pearl residents and visitors appreciate quality products and service, and that’s what we provide.” The salon is divided into women’s and men’s sections—gentlemen sit back and enjoy a light massage during their hot-towel shaves and haircuts, while ladies receive a free polish change and makeup touch-ups before they head out with their brand-new dos. Photo above courtesy of Hair M/W.
GLOW BOUTIQUE (736 NW 11th Ave 503-224-8711 glowboutiquesalon.com) Step into modernly modish Glow Boutique for any number of services. Opened in 2009, Glow offers a fullservice menu touching on everything from cut-and-colors to waxing, nails, and lashes to body wraps and custom airbrush tans. Let the talented staff—which consistently takes classes to keep up with the newest beauty trends— spoil you from head to toe. Photo above courtesy of Glow Boutique.
K A SALON (510 NW 10th Ave 503-686-5297 kasalonpdx.com) K A Salon owner Kelsie Winters is a jill-of-all-trades. Her one-woman studio uses Paul Mitchell and Keratin products and specializes in coloring— specifically for those looking to go blond. In winter she uses ombre, balayage, and all-over color (yes, even color correction for DIY jobs gone awry) to help liven up that mane with a vibrant burst. —Eden Dawn