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Dathan Hunter Salon

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4 1/2 Milk St
Portland, ME 04101
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(207) 774-8887
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Dathan Hunter Salon - Portland, ME
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I moved back to Maine nine years ago and began researching a salon that was cutting edge and offered a sophisticated environment, not the noisy do-it-all salon that seems to have ...

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I went to this salon and liked what Dathan did with color. Very professional. The next month I had to cancel due to snow, and when i canceled I was told that the next appointme...


Cut and Color with understated panache 12/12/2011

I moved back to Maine nine years ago and began researching a salon that was cutting edge and offered a sophisticated environment, not the noisy do-it-all salon that seems to have taken over the industry. Dathan Hunter was highly recommended. Dathan, the owner, was also the stylist to see. It's been several years now and not once have I been disappointed. I have difficult baby fine hair to cut and color. Dathan always manages to make me look and feel beautiful! He is a gifted person in many ways and will always be my stylist . more

Amazing Color and Cut!! 9/23/2011

I was hesitant to make an appointment at first, having been disappointed by surrounding salons in the area. My thin, blonde hair had been dried out and damaged by highlights in the past. Dathan knew exactly the kind of treatment my hair needed. I fell in love with the cut too!! By far the most professional and experienced salon I have been to. The staff genuinely wants you to love your hair! more

Dathan Hunter Salon was a Dream Come True 9/23/2011

Moving to Portland recently from a small town, I had always dreamed of finding a ""big city salon"". Dathan Hunter Salon fulfilled my hopes and then some. Coming to the salon with extremely color damaged hair, Marie went through and expertly corrected, what I'm sure would have been a color nightmere for most stylists. What most stylists would see as a daunting task to stay far away from, she saw as a challenge to be embraced.My color was outstanding, multi-dimensional, bright, exactly the shade that I asked for without wrecking my hair. Kristina took my split and frayed ends from a horror story of a cut to something sleek, stylish, and best of all, shiny. My hair felt healthy for the first time in years. And let's not forgot Laura, who's upbeat personality was almost fun as the beautiful extentions she added in to my hair. The whole team has worked on my hair at one point or another, and I can sing nothing but praises for them. An absolute dream salon, Dathan Hunter is like comfort food for my hair. more

Great Salon In Every Way 9/23/2011

I moved to Portland in June and have never really liked my hair. It is very curly and I am middle-aged and beginning to show some gray. I actually love silver hair and wanted to find a way to ""go gray gracefully"". Not only does Laura cut and style my hair with extreme precision but the highlights she has put in my hair to help my natural gray come in naturally look so good that I don't even see any gray at all. Every week I receive more and more compliments about my hair. I love my hair for the first time in my life. Laura is amazing!! The salon is great. The atmosphere is magnificent. I give Dathan Hunter Salon an A++. more

Great Colorist 5/16/2011

I spend a portion of the year in Maine, and was nervous about having my color done here, I've been seing the same colorist in California for years. I had my had my highlights and a glaze done by Dathan, I feel guilty for saying it but its the best color I've had in years. I try to have my color done and ends trimmed when ever I am in Maine. more

Great Colorist 5/15/2011

I spend a portion of the year in Maine, and was nervous about having my color done here, I've been seing the same colorist in California for years. I had my had my highlights and a glaze done by Dathan, I feel guilty for saying it but its the best color I've had in years. I try to have my color done and ends trimmed when ever I am in Maine. more

Client for life 5/3/2011

Have been a client for 8 years . The Dathan Hunter salon has served me well even in a pinch. In some cases my schedule has been limited and I have had to get in with other stylists in the salon and have never been let down. The whole staff is talented. Couldn't be happier. more

Client for life 5/3/2011

Have been a client for 8 years . The Dathan Hunter salon has served me well even in a pinch. In some cases my schedule has been limited and I have had to get in with other stylists in the salon and have never been let down. The whole staff is talented. Couldn't be happier. more

The worst front desk people! 3/29/2011

I went to this salon and liked what Dathan did with color. Very professional. The next month I had to cancel due to snow, and when i canceled I was told that the next appointment was in three weeks. For anyone with color for grey knows...4-5 weeks is the max, so to wait an additional three weeks ..it was a disaster. I however kept the later appointment,( it was winter and i had no place to go in Maine!) and was told this would not happen again! Four weeks later, on an appointment that I thought was for a Friday, I was told that the date was a Thursday. Again, I could not make it...and again was told it would be a few weeks before I could come in!! Now, I know they must be busy in Portland...but I was a customer in one of the top salons in NY and never experienced such inflexibility....and I never experienced a front desk manager who did not try everything to accmoodate the customer! NOT here...as she said ""OK"" to everyiting..including my not coming back....I felt bad for Dathan and his business! I am off to another salon and will keep you all posted. But this salon had good work...but not great enough to suffer the hassle and the disinterest!!!! more

The worst front desk people! 3/28/2011

I went to this salon and liked what Dathan did with color. Very professional. The next month I had to cancel due to snow, and when i canceled I was told that the next appointment was in three weeks. For anyone with color for grey knows...4-5 weeks is the max, so to wait an additional three weeks ..it was a disaster. I however kept the later appointment,( it was winter and i had no place to go in Maine!) and was told this would not happen again! Four weeks later, on an appointment that I thought was for a Friday, I was told that the date was a Thursday. Again, I could not make it...and again was told it would be a few weeks before I could come in!! Now, I know they must be busy in Portland...but I was a customer in one of the top salons in NY and never experienced such inflexibility....and I never experienced a front desk manager who did not try everything to accmoodate the customer! NOT here...as she said "OK" to everyiting..including my not coming back....I felt bad for Dathan and his business! I am off to another salon and will keep you all posted. But this salon had good work...but not great enough to suffer the hassle and the disinterest!!!! more

The Best Salon 3/22/2011

I've been going to Dathan for over 10 years and have always had the best service and attention. I get a cut and color, and have become addicted to ""being"" a blonde. Dathan knows if I'm asking for something that I won't maintain given my busy schedule, and customizes his approach based on the person and how they will maintain (or not) the style. I have sent all my friends and family there over the years and he has 100% satisfaction from all of them. I've even moved to New York, but still fly back every 4-6 weeks to get my hair done! It's always fun at the salon, and you always leave looking great. more

The Best Salon 3/21/2011

I've been going to Dathan for over 10 years and have always had the best service and attention. I get a cut and color, and have become addicted to "being" a blonde. Dathan knows if I'm asking for something that I won't maintain given my busy schedule, and customizes his approach based on the person and how they will maintain (or not) the style. I have sent all my friends and family there over the years and he has 100% satisfaction from all of them. I've even moved to New York, but still fly back every 4-6 weeks to get my hair done! It's always fun at the salon, and you always leave looking great. more

Kristina - Skilled and Accommodating 2/2/2011

I came to Dathan Hunter's thinking I knew exactly what I wanted and left with what I didn't know I wanted but totally did. Kristina was accommodating of my ideas while explaining for me what I would never think to consider and gave me a hair cut that was so much better than what I had been used to. I left looking forward to the breeze running through my hair even though it was well below freezing outside. more

Kristina - Skilled and Accommodating 2/1/2011

I came to Dathan Hunter's thinking I knew exactly what I wanted and left with what I didn't know I wanted but totally did. Kristina was accommodating of my ideas while explaining for me what I would never think to consider and gave me a hair cut that was so much better than what I had been used to. I left looking forward to the breeze running through my hair even though it was well below freezing outside. more

Kristina has STYLE 1/21/2011

I have had the pleasure of having my hair cut and colored by Kristina many times. more

Kristina has STYLE 1/20/2011

I have had the pleasure of having my hair cut and colored by Kristina many times. She took me from an outdated, shorter style to a longer, updated, and yes, SEXY style! I had been unsuccessful at growing my hair out for years, until Kristina. That transition had been difficult for me because my hair is thick, wavy and generally unruly. Kristina is talented, professional, patient, kind, and accomodating. Her goal is for her client to leave happy and feeling great about themselves! I suggest you book an appointment with Kristina and find out for yourself. more

Just not worth it 1/13/2011

First I shopped around read all the reviews then picked this salon. I had not gotten my hair cut in a year and it was well over due. Kristina was pleasant enough but her cut was horrible, noticeably chopped and not at all blended. When I pointed this out to her three times she tells me its my highlights that are causing this and there was nothing she could really do...huh? So I wondered why everyone in the salon who had highlights did not have a chopped up head of hair. When I left thank god I was able to find a friend of a friend to fix what supposedly was unfix-able and now YES my hair is blended well. Just mad that I actually paid them...I really should have just walked out. more

Just not worth it 1/13/2011

First I shopped around read all the reviews then picked this salon. I had not gotten my hair cut in a year and it was well over due. Kristina was pleasant enough but her cut was horrible, noticeably chopped and not at all blended. When I pointed this out to her three times she tells me its my highlights that are causing this and there was nothing she could really do...huh? So I wondered why everyone in the salon who had highlights did not have a chopped up head of hair. When I left thank god I was able to find a friend of a friend to fix what supposedly was unfix-able and now YES my hair is blended well. Just mad that I actually paid them...I really should have just walked out. more

Marie is awesome! 11/13/2010

I've never written a review on here, but after my 2nd visit with Marie at Dathan Hunter, I just had to. I've been on the search for a great stylist since I moved to the east coast in 2005. I've tried about 1/2 the salons in Boston and a couple here in Portland --- finally, I've found a stylist that gets it. Marie is super fun, does great color and is a pro with the scissors. She actually listens too! This is the first time in 5+ years that I've actually booked follow up appointments in advance --- and it's because she's that great. more
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Owner Message

  • Established in 2001, Dathan Hunter Salon continues to excel in the hair care industry. They stay true to their focus of healthy hair while specializing in hair cuts, hair color, silk cap hair extensions, updos, carotene hair smoothing complex and Japanese...

Editorial

  • Portland's premiere salon works with all hair types and offers cuts, color, up-do's, shampoo blowdires and the Japanese Straightening System.

  • 9/18/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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