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Urbaca Salon

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120 NW Ninth Ave Ste 101
Portland, OR 97209
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(503) 241-5030
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Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
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Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
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Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR
Urbaca Salon - Portland, OR

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Things I value in a hair stylist/salon:

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I don't know what to do. I now have hideously short choppy hair and look HORRIBLE. I cry every time I look in the mirror. John, who is a nice enough guy, for some reason decided t...

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/30/2013

A couple weeks ago, I went to Urbaca for a haircut with Gretchen for the first time. I'm the kind of person that usually feels like haircuts are a slightly stressful errand, but getting a haircut from Gretchen felt like a luxurious treat and I can't wait to go back. I LOVE the style Gretchen gave me... I walked out of the salon feeling so pretty! Seriously, I don't remember the last time I felt that pretty. I immediately wanted to go show it off to everyone I know. :) Gretchen is highly skilled and knowledgeable - she knew exactly what to do to make my hair look amazing, while still being simple for me every day. She also taught me some easy styling tricks that I've been using. I have been recommending Gretchen to my friends, and I honestly wish I needed a haircut more often because I want to go back soon. Gretchen is also so sweet and easy to talk to. She's a keeper! As a bonus, Urbaca is a peaceful, beautiful space and everyone that works there seems friendly and relaxed. Yay for my hair! :) more

Things I value in a hair 1/12/2012

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Love my new 'do! 8/13/2011

I bought a Sharing Spree for a cut and highlight with Laci that I used last week. I had a great experience! Laci was knowledgeable and friendly and my hair looked great when I walked out- with new bangs that I love! A complementary glass of wine and a great scalp massage made my day and took my salon experience to the next level! I definitely recommend Urbaca if you're looking for a relaxed, upscale salon in a great location downtown- with free parking to boot! more

I can't look in the mirror 5/22/2009

I don't know what to do. I now have hideously short choppy hair and look HORRIBLE. I cry every time I look in the mirror. John, who is a nice enough guy, for some reason decided to just chop and chop and chop away at my hair, even though I said I really need to still be able to get it into a ponytail after the cut. The cut accentuates my most unattractive feature, which is a sharp jawline. I honestly do not know what I'm going to do; it's not like it can be fixed. I just have to wait for it to grow (which will likely be about a year)! Oh my gosh, I cannot get my head around the idea that I have to wait a year before I can look in the mirror and not cry. Pros: Really nice space, friendly owner Cons: I HATE MY HAIRCUT! more

Caroline is AMAZING! 3/28/2009

I have never been to someone that I trust so much with my hair, I am very particular about every detail about my hair color, cut and style and Caroline exceeds my expectations every single time. I have been seeing her for over a year and have referred many friends to her that are now her clients. Overall, Urbaca and is a wonderful salon and I highly recommend it! Pros: Example: best croissants in town more

Great hair style and cut by John-VERY happy! 2/19/2009

I just had my hair cut and styled by John Lee. He is GREAT!! This was my 1st visit to Urbaca and I have to say that my experience from setting up my appointment with Joe over the phone, my reminder phone call for my appointment, my incredible hair style to the 2 girls at the counter on my way out has been the best I have ever had at any salon I have been to. This is the 1st time I can say that I actually have a ""hair style"" and not just a ""hair cut"". I LOVE IT!!! I don't think that I have ever really liked my hair cuts until now. Pros: You can park in Pearl Bakery parking lot. more

What Urbaca Does When Things Aren't Right 10/22/2008

Hi, I work for Urbaca! I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with your haircut, dubhemerak3000. more

Not worth fifty bucks 10/15/2008

I suppose this place isn't so bad, but if you know what you want in a haircut, I really don't recommend it. I told the hairstylist exactly what I wanted, and she did nothing I asked her to do because she wanted to do what she was ""into."" I think it's great that there's so much passion, but if I'm going to pay fifty dollars I expect--well, first of all, to actually get my hair *cut*, which didn't really happen, and I expect for the haircut to be nice. Coming out of the salon I was angry at how little of a difference there was from when I stepped in; and just two weeks afterward, I look like a misshaven dog. So, if you already know what you're looking for and if you like *short* hair, I don't recommend this place. I will definitely not be going back. I wish I could get a refund. Pros: nice place, friendly staff Cons: short haircuts are no good more

Locks of Love 5/22/2008

I, along with two co-workers hunted high and low to find a good salon in town that participates in the ""Locks of Love"" program. Which collects hair donations, and creates wigs for children with hair loss. Pros: Locks of Love, Free Parking, Great Staff, Good Atmosphere Cons: Didn't find one! more

The friendliest high end salon! 3/13/2008

I love this place because it looks like a high end salon, provides high end services, has high end employees, but isn't the slightest bit snobby and the prices are not what you'd think they would be. Pros: Everything! Cons: Couldn't find a thing wrong with this place if I tried. more

Great customer services. 12/18/2007

Great customer services. Jeff was the best stylist. I lost his track. If somebody knows where he is now please write. more

Great Salon! 6/14/2007

I went in to Urbaca for color, I had Caroline, she put in low lights and highlights and was able to make my skin look like it was glowing! I definitely recommend Urbaca! Pros: Great Place! Free Parking in the Pearl, are you kidding me! Cons: None :) more

WONDERFUL facial! 10/18/2006

Just got a facial yesterday with Sherry and it was absolutely wonderful! Her technique is to die for!! I got exactly what I came for... smooth skin, relaxation, and a skin care regimen to maintain. I definitely will be returning! I just wish I found this place sooner... Thanks Sherry & Urbaca! =) Pros: facials!, parking lot, great products Cons: none so far... more

Go see Tonya!! 9/23/2006

Tonya at Urbaca is wonderful. I went to her after several bad color jobs and she fixed my color in one process. She also gave me the best cut I've ever had. more

""10"": URBACA=THE TOTAL PACKAGE 12/13/2005

Received Urbaca certificate as volunteer from Planned Parenthood. Had never visited before; its fabulous. Joe, the owner who actually answers phones with care, tact, and professionalism, booked a first (free) appointment for me w/ Tamara&I to consult. I met Tamara: beautiful, capable, and just returned from NYC for the latest, hottest trends. Found out I could donate my long hair to Locks of Love for cancer children's wigs. Next: the haircut. Got an auburn rinse which turned out natural-looking/shiny. I did not recognize myself. Everyone loves it and I get carded all the time now! I found my new boyfriend and have more confidence. This is professionalism, community- consciousness and talent. I recommend Urbaca to everyone. Pros: super-friendly, listened to client, Locks of Love-donatn Cons: no cons to report more

Kevin is a Superstar with Scissors! 9/27/2005

Kevin is the best hairstylist ever! He is amazing with a pair of scissors. I started going to him over 2 years ago when he rescued me from a bad hair cut given to me by another stylist (not someone from Urbaca). I have since referred about 7 people to him and they all LOVE him and continue to use him. If you want to love your hair then go see Kevin. more

facials to die for! 9/26/2005

I have had facials and waxing done by Sherry, and they are AMAZING. The waxing is the most pain-free I have experienced, and her facials send me to a whole new world! She is extremely easy to get along with and very knowlegable about her services. Every time I walk out of there, I feel like a new person! How refreshing! Pros: location, service, ambiance more

Rosemary at Urbaca for COLOR! 7/27/2005

Rosemary at Urbaca did an amazing Job on my Hair Color. She took her time, used different colors to create an overall great blond. I went much lighter and she was able to controll the ""gold and red tones"". The atmosphere is very professional, but still personal and Rosemary is a very nice and stylish hair stylist, which understood what I wanted in my color. I recommend her highly. more

Wedding Day Woes 7/24/2005

I don't even know where to begin. I'd been going to Tamara for nearly 3 years. Sadly, for my wedding day, she was unable to get me in at a reasonable time (8am for a 4pm event...), even 3 months in advance, so I was scheduled with someone else. Arriving at 12:30, I wish I'd had a photo of what I wanted, but thought ""cascading waves"" was pretty straight-forward. One hour later, I could tell we weren't headed in the right direction, and although I'm usually easy-going, I thought I'd better speak up. After all, this was my wedding. She finally got another stylist who seemed to know what he was doing. By 3pm, I thought if I at least looked presentable, since no one seemed to know how to create these elusive ""cascading waves"" (at least no one who was willing to take the time to do it...), I left the salon looking OK, but by the time I'd arrived at my in-laws, where the event was to take place, I took one look in the mirror and saw ""Kitty"" from ""That 70's Show"" staring back at me. I broke down crying, washed my hair (which they didn't do, BTW!), and styled it myself. While it wasn't the ""cascading waves"" I had pined for, it was pretty. nearly 6 months later and I'm still a little bitter. I hate to lose a good hairstylist, but I can't go back. Not only am I terribly disappointed, but now I'm faced with having to find a new stylist. Oh, the horror! Pros: Friendly staff, free parking Cons: Lack of loyalty on stylist's behalf, lack of acknowledging short-comings more

AMAZING SKIN TECHNICIAN!!! 4/12/2005

I have had numerous facials and waxes done, but none compare to those performed by Amber at Urbaca. For years I had them done at another spot in The Pearl - but nothing compares. Amber does a near-pain-free job on waxes not to mention her fantastic facials. Her recommendations when asked about skin products have been flawless and have helped tremendously. Highly Recommended! Pros: VALUE, ATOMOSPHERE IN SPA, SKILLED more
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Editorial

  • Upscale hair salon, located next to the Pearl Bakery, offers cuts, color, perm, waxing, facial and tinting services.

  • 1/11/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun: 9am-4pm, Tue-Thu: 9am-7pm, Fri: 9am-6pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl

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