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Mona Lisa - 15 Reviews - 1001 SE Water Ave Ste 135, Portland, OR - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (503) 227-5202

Mona Lisa

1001 SE Water Ave Ste 135
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 227-5202
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I have had my fair share of wax jobs around town. Usually I end up wherever I see that bright neon WAXING sign on. Terrible, yes I know. But one of my girlfriends referred to this...


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Best wax job and facials YET 9/24/2009

I have had my fair share of wax jobs around town. Usually I end up wherever I see that bright neon WAXING sign on. Terrible, yes I know. But one of my girlfriends referred to this place so I thought I would give it a try. Also because she was offering 20% off I figured it would be worth it. So I made my way into Mona Lisa to see Elan and let me tell you, no more neon signs for me!!! Elan was very sweet and easy to work with. She put right ease right away and got down to business!! Let without any redness. She has a gentle hand as well. I will be back and you should too!!! Pros: Very friendly staff, cozy atmosphere Cons: Parking was a little tight, but so WORTH IT!!! =) more

waxing @ Mona Lisa 9/24/2009

I recently went to Mona Lisa to have waxing done because they were offering a 20% discount. It was the BEST experience I've ever had. Elan was my Esthetician and she was very experienced as well as very nice and listened to my wants. It was nearly painless because of her technique. I left without out any redness! I will definitely be back and refer all my friends to Mona Lisa!! Pros: best waxing in town Cons: nothing more

Get your hair cut here!!! 7/26/2009

Mendy is the best hair dresser ever! I will only go to her, even when she moved to a new location. She does an amazing job and i always love my hair afterwards. She always makes me feel welcome and talks to me the whole time. There is none of that alwkward silences like in a regular salon. She is the BEST! Pros: Sweetest Person Ever! more

Mendy ROCKS! 2/25/2009

I have been getting my hair done by Mendy for a few years now and I am NEVER ever unhappy. She not only makes my hair BEAUTIFUL every time... but she won't let me mess it up with my silly ideas of how to ruin my hair. She keeps my hair color perfect without letting it damage my hair. I don't know how she does it but I'm so happy that she does. Not only is Mendy a miracle worker with hair, but she's SUPER fun to hang with. She makes the time just fly by with her fun stories and great listening skills. When I leave my appointment with Mendy, I am not only better looking but I feel like I just went to the funnest party! Mendy is not only great for my hair but also for my emotional well being! Mendy ROCKS! more

I totally know what she's smiling about.... it's Mendy. 2/25/2009

I have spent the greater portion of my short life hop, skip and jumping from hair stylist to hair stylist because I never found one that was consistently good. I felt like something was missing in my life not have ""my hair stylist"" when I needed a haircut, and had to pick from citysearch and take my chances. Well, those days ended like a kids birthday party when the clown shows up drunk, when someone recommended me to MENDY. Mendy gets hair. AND as an added bonus, she gets people. So you can trust her to cut your hair how you want it, but also in reference to what looks good with your face shape; AND she is a delight to talk to. (She's pretty funny..) Pros: Mendy, location, big chandeliers, Mendy, good light, good coffee across street, Mendy Cons: Parking can be hard once in a while, that I can't live there. more

I love Mendy at Mona Lisa! 2/25/2009

I have been a fan of Mona Lisa ever since I started to see Mendy Wright a few months ago. Everyone there is very nice and professional providing great haircuts and innovative ideas & looks. Its been hard to find a place that cuts men?s hair well, but she has it down. Pros: Location, Environment, & Stylist Cons: Parking! more

You've found a good one in Mona Lisa! 2/25/2009

Mona Lisa is a fabulous salon! Tastefully decorated in soft blues and creams with large, elegant chandeliers and creatively arranged light-catching ornaments. High ceilings create a spacious ""downtown loft"" sort of feeling. Mendy has been my stylist and she does a great job. I have really think, wavy, coarse hair and she knows how to handle it. I've been to many hair stylists in Portland and Mendy is by far my favorite. She knows what she's doing with hair and also has a great personality. She's got a great spirit and sense of humor about her! I have always felt very welcome and at ease. I would recommend Mona Lisa and Mendy to anyone and everyone I know! Pros: Awesome product at an affordable price. Cons: Parking can be tough, depending on the time of day. more

Hair Savior---Mendy Wright 2/25/2009

Mendy Wright saved my hair. I used to be bleach blonde and decided I wanted to be a darker blonde. The other stylist I went to didn't fill my hair or use the correct color and my hair turned brownish grayish orangish. After 5 hours and a lot of laughs and delirium, Mendy got my hair to an acceptable color and by the next time it was what I wanted. She's a great stylist and the only hands that are allowed near my head anymore!!!! Pros: central location (only minutes from downtown), parking spots available more

Best Hair colorist in Town! 2/25/2009

Mona Lisa is such a relax setting and Mindy is the best in the buisness and has spent many years as a hairsylist to the fashion industry and models. After spending years struggling with my hair color at other salons, she knew just what to do and has always got it just right! and her smile and wit are just a extra bonus! Everyone that goes to her , raves and goes back! Good luck getting in! Pros: Not overly priced for such skill! more

Mendy Rocks! 2/24/2009

By far, Mendy is the best hair stylist I have ever had! She works well with my curly, thick hair, never making it look frizzy or ""poofy."" She also does a phenomenal job coloring my hair, always choosing colors and tones that complement my style and my personality. Over the years, I have seen Mendy work on people who have a variety of hair styles and textures, and she always does a wonderful job of listening to the client and offering suggestions when it is appropriate. As if Mendy being a great stylist wasn't enough, she also has a wonderfully funny and engaging personality. Strangers will become friends by the end of the first appointment! more

hair for those who care to look their best 12/22/2007

I was pleasantly surprised and was delited that my hair was, yes, perfect. mary was spectacular and my hair was perfect. Now I am a man and yes I was impressed. It is a hidden treasure at Eastbank commerce center. Thank you, as you said my hair is what I wanted and more. Pros: the best haircut I have had since leaving in Detroit 14 years ago more

Greatest Colorist, Lyda 1/29/2007

Talk about a hidden treasure. Lyda A. has got to be one of the best colorist the city has to offer. The salon is very small but perfectly appointed. It feels like you have your own salon and she is there to do your hair. In the summer the windows are open and I didnt feel like I had spent a great summer day inside away from the great weather. In the winter it is cozy and warm feeling. Easy acess and plenty of parking!! Right off the freeway. Imagine that in an upscale salon. Pros: Lyda is very accomadating with appts. Cons: Could feel very cramped if alot of people were there at one time. more


both mary and natalie are two of the best hair-dooers in portland! just know that you will receive nothing short of professional yet comfortable service from these fabulous ladies.... its like stepping into a girlfriends living room having a martini and getting beautified! LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! *note* i dont think the review posted re: facials/natalie was placed in the correct spot. this natalie doesn't do facials and she's an on-time sorta gal! Pros: parking easy, convenient location, martinis Cons: n/a more

Natalie's the best! 7/12/2004

Natalie has been styling my hair for almost 10 years now (whoa!), and she always does an amazing job. I just visited her new salon in the Eastbank Commerce Center, and it is fabulous. Same great decor and style that has been her trademark since she was at Aphrodite and Mona Lisa in the Pearl. As for the services, let me just say I am a very indecisive client and I have naturally testy hair. Natalie has always been able to come up with a great cut and color for my wash-and-wear lifestyle. She also gives an amazing neck massage! And her new location is perfect - spend an hour or so chatting with Natalie and Mary (and maybe even Prancer, the cutest dog ever) at Mona Lisa, and then meet up with friends for lunch at ClarkLewis. Hello! Could there be a better afternoon? Pros: great products, good parking, nearby restaurants more

Excellent Facials 6/1/2002

I was a bit put off when my facialist, Natalie, was late for my appointment (and didn't apologize for it), but the facial I received from her was so excellent, I'll go back again in a heartbeat. Unlike other salons I've been to, she has a genuine consultation with you before she begins the facial, and really tailors the treatment to your needs. It was the most effective facial I've ever received - it not only felt great, but my skin looked noticeably better when I left the salon and still does. Not only is Natalie very experienced, but she uses the highest quality products in town. It was also a bonus to leave with a cute little goody bag full of valuable free samples and a gift certificate. Pros: Best facials more
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  • Salon offers professional stylists who offer their expertise in hair cuts, full coloring, highlights and perms.

  • 4/27/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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    Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl, Buckman, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program