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Pravda - 28 Reviews - 1400 NW 23rd Ave Ste 2A, Portland, OR - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (503) 223-4749


1400 NW 23rd Ave Ste 2A
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-4749
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Vania Staykova is one of the best hairstylists I have ever been to. Vania has been my hairstylist for the past four years. She is totally professional, and consistent in her work....


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Vania is the best! 3/29/2010

Vania Staykova is one of the best hairstylists I have ever been to. Vania has been my hairstylist for the past four years. She is totally professional, and consistent in her work. People comment all the time how great my hair looks, thanks to Vania. I recommend her without reservation to anyone needing a top quality hairstylist. Pros: Vania Staykova is an excellent hair stylist more

Love Love Love Pravda 2/17/2009

I just moved to Portland from Fla in Nov. and was seeking a hair stylist who used Schwarzkopf hair color products and found called Prada and left a message. Vania called me the next day to tell me she was in Miami, Fl coming back from a trip but wanted to book an appt. with me right then and there (she was in the airport terminal waiting for her plane to board for Portland) and I complied. Vania called a day before my appt. to re-confirm the time (which I greatly appreciated). Pros: great neighborhood & location Cons: parking can be a challenge on weekends especially more

Best birthday gift! 12/18/2008

I knew I wanted a really hot cut and highlights. After asking people with great hair who they saw, and hearing about how much Vania was suggested I asked for a gift certificate to Pravda for my birthday. It was amazing! more

Talented stylists 10/26/2008

Pravda has two very talented stylists. I had an all over brown done previously with some caramel highlights and absolutely loved my hair. I received many compliments. I do, however, believe that the level of professionalism could be improved. Overall, I had a good experience and would recommend Gabriela. more

Get a fabulous look!! Trendy yet comfortable 4/1/2008

I love this place! My stylist is Vania and she does a fabulous job. She spends a long time talking to me before my cut and color to make sure we have the same ideas in mind, and she has some great recommendations. Relax in their fun retro chairs, sip wine, and eat chocolates while reading Italian magazines. Pros: Location, experience, wine, friendliness, hours of operation, specials Cons: Parking. But just plan on walking a couple blocks and its no biggie more

Great Service and a Unique Approach 3/27/2008

I have been going to see Vania for little over a year and absolutely LOVE her. I've never had anyone approach my hair the way that she does and am always satisfied with the results. On top of all that, the atmosphere is comfortable, the hospitality is wonderful, and the Vania and Gaby are genuinely nice women and not super-stuffy, too-hip for you types. I'm all about it and would recommend their services to anyone. Pros: Great results, decent price, and customer satisfaction Cons: parking could be better, but hey it's NW... more


I have been going here for over a year and LOVE it!! Vania is my stylist and does an amazing job. She is a perfectionist and is not satisfied unless you are happy with your style. What is better that having a glass of wine and chocolates, complimentary, while getting your hair done? Getting a mani or peddi while you are waiting. Two steps away is a nail salon as well as a place to have a facial or massage. You must check it out, you will not be disappointed!!! Pros: Everything is great! Cons: Parking could be better. more

Best Hair Cut! 12/1/2007

This is a wonderful find! After getting the best hair cut of my life in San Fransisco I've been trying to find someone in the Portland area to match it...and at Pravda you can't go wrong. I looked at CitySearch to find salons that were suppose to give great short cuts and went through several before finding Pravda. Both Vania and Gabriela (Gabriela, thumbs up, you got it right, just like SF!) are fantastic. Because 23rd Street has so many great shops and interests, it's a bear to find parking, but worth the walk, just give yourself time so you're not late for your appointment! Pros: Great cuts! Wonderful staff! Cons: Parking in the area is DIFFICULT!! more

Best cut in town, including that pricey joint up the street. (You know the one I mean) 11/15/2007

Gabriela rocks the house! She took one look at my head and made suggestions that totally improved my hairstyle. She is fast, she is hip, and has given me top notch cuts that turn heads. Thank you Gabriela! more

Vania Is The BEST! 10/24/2007

I have been coming to Pravda for about a year & have developed a great relationship with Vania. She is an AMAZING stylist and colorist. Although I am moving to Seattle, I will continue to make trips down to Portland because I don't want anyone else to touch my hair! In addition to being a great stylist, Vania is also a great hostess - she always offers snacks & treats, wine, etc. And after she washes your hair she gives an AWESOME neck/shoulder massage (seriously, it's really really good). To top it all off, she's a very sweet & thoughtful person (for example, when she came back from a recent trip to Europe she brought me some perfume from Bulgaria). Overall, I would highly recommend her services if you're considering Pravda salon! more

Josh Is Fabulous!!!! 10/17/2007

I had been looking for a new hairdresser since moving to Portland about 4 1/2 years ago. I finally found someone who didn't make me look like I had just been to the butcher or was trying to imitate animal patterns with my hair coloring, in fact, he makes me look beautiful. I normally try and see how long I can go without washing my hair after our appointments because his styling is also rediculously amazing. If I can ever trick someone into marrying me, or if I decide I want that, he would style my hair for the wedding. If I leave Portland, I will fly or drive back simply to have Josh do my hair, he is that good. He is very good about figuring out what you want done to your hair, providing you with options, and then using his creative brilliance to make you look fabulous. I cannot recommend this man enough. Pros: Josh Brown, best hair dresser ever. Cons: Josh Brown only works 4 days a week. :( more

Joshua does great hair! 10/17/2007

Joshua is the best stylist I have ever had. I have very dark brown thick hair that he turns a shiny lovely platinum, and he cuts it so that it requires no styling (I am a lazy blond), but always looks fabulous! Pros: skill, price, friendliness more

Josh rules! 10/17/2007

Josh at Pravda has been doing my hair for several months, and I have to say that every time I seem to get exactly what I want, even though I don't know how to describe it to him to begin with. My hair is curly underneath and sorta straight on the top layers, and most hairdressers have been befuddled and sent me home with uneven, unflattering cuts. Josh knows exactly what to do, not to mention that he is a color genius. I couldn't be happier, and for the first time in my life I feel like I've got the hair thing handled. I couldn't recommend someone more! Pros: Location is great, Josh Brown my favorite stylist! more

Pravda and Gabriela are the Top in Portland 8/28/2007

Gabriela, the owner and a stylist at Pravda, is the top in hair Pros: Everything Cons: That I didn't find this place sooner! more

Best place to have your hair done 7/18/2007

I would like to say couple of words about Vania, one of the stylists at Pravda. I've been her client for several months already and I could not be more happy. She cuts my hair, she colors it and she also does my hair extensions when I feel like having long hair. She pays a lot of attention to her client's wishes but at the same time makes her own suggestions so you know the outcome (no one likes surprises when it comes to their hair). She is an expert in what she is doing. She makes me feel like I have my personal stylist. Thank you very much. My suggestion to everyone: VISIT HER, you will be more than satisfied. more

the best hairdresser in town!!!!! 7/7/2007

I have been in Portland for two years and I have been trying different hairdressers in NW ( and even in Europe), but I have never had such an amazing experience untill I found Vania at the Pravda salon. Friend of mine told me about Pravda few months ago. I had Vania and I LOVE her. She brings a special European flavour and taste to the salon. She has an energy that makes you feel you are on the best place where you can get your hair done. I am very pleased and happy that I found her and as long she is around, I will follow her from now on!!!!!! I have recomended Vania to my sister and few girlfriend already. My sister also said that ""Vania is the one"":). I agree with the comment above that she LISTENS what YOU want!!! TRY it, you WILL love it!!! more

great people 12/1/2006

These people are great and it has been a pleasure to know them!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! Pros: n/a Cons: n/a more

A completely delicious event: the Best Haircut you ever had, mixed with Old World Wisdom. 11/18/2006

Portland has a gem in it's midst by he name of Iwona. Ask for her at Pravda. She has created, by far, the most amazing haircuts for me. I trust her so explicitly, that two months ago I let her do what I thought was the unthinkable. I let her cut off my long hair and give me a short 'do (ala. Sienna Miller). Let me tell you, I look fabulous. I don't live in Portland, but I make sure to see her every time I fly in. Pros: great service, private more

Fabulous Cut & Color, Relaxed Atmosphere 11/9/2006

I switched to Pravda after going to Dosha for several years. Pravda is a totally different experience and exactly what I was looking for. Its a very small and friendly salon. The stylists there are clearly focused on building a relationship with you and making you happy. I see Gabriela, she is fantastic. I love the cut and color she does and she fun an interesting to talk to while you are in the chair. I highly recommend Pravda if you are looking for the best cut and color you can get , while also being a relaxed, friendly salon. Its not for you if you are looking for NW 23rd pretentiousness. Pros: Very talented stylists / colorists, fun place Cons: tiny waiting area, shared with another business more

Great stylists 10/22/2006

Definitely a great salon. However, the person who I used to see would never listen to me. I would walk away with a nice haircut, but it was never what I wanted. I'm very vocal about what I want and it amazes me that I would just be ignored than charged $150. Quality of the work...yes. But beware, you may not come away happy about it. Pros: Hair's health is a priority, Experienced stylists Cons: Parking, Lack of interest in Client's personal needs sometimes more
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  • European-themed boutique hair salon offers precision cuts, highlights, waxing, perms, relaxers and gray coverage.

  • 11/19/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 8am-9pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest