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Vanity Junkie - 56 Reviews - 901 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (503) 235-2411

Vanity Junkie

901 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-2411
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Vanity Junkie - Portland, OR
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Excellent, professional service! I searched Google for a salon and decided on Vanity Junkie. I called & they were able to get me in the next day for a major cut & color. I've had...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 6/8/2013

I've seriously had the best hair color and hair cuts from Noel Tucci here at Vanity Junkie. She helped me grow out a shorter cut with my baby fine hair into longer layers that give it a lot of body, and has done an excellent job with color that combines my natural dark blonde and light gray with golden highlights and low lights - looks great and grows out gracefully. I've had compliments from four people who are closest to me, that it's the best my hair has looked.\r \r Not only this, Noel is great to work with, and it's such a cute, relaxing salon to go to. This speaks of the Hawthorne location. I look forward to trying the new Beaverton location closer to me. more

Excellent, professional service! I 2/16/2012

Excellent, professional service! I searched Google for a salon and decided on Vanity Junkie. I called & they were able to get me in the next day for a major cut & color. I've had so many bad experiences I was worried when I booked the appointment but they were very friendly on the phone & accommodating. I went and my styllist was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is a clean, fun salon. Parking was easy. And I can't say enough good things about my stylist. I will be making this my hair care home! more

Great find! 3/26/2011

I came to this salon because of great reviews and a Living Social coupon. My stylist was Maria, and she asked right away what I wanted. I told her some subtle highlights and thicker bangs, and she was very receptive. She worked with me for the best look for my hair. She even curled my friends hair while my highlights ""baking"". I ended up with very pretty highlights and a cut that was exactly what I asked for. I noticed Maria didn't have any reviews yet at Vanity Junkie, and she deserves a good one. It was an excellent experience. Thumbs up! more

nice place and treatments 10/26/2010

I would say that this shop is a good find. I like that they have nice products and as well as nice staff. My haircut was done well and the the girl tried to be kind and not too chatty during my style. I wish that the parking would have been better though, otherwise I would go back. more

love Love LOVE Vanity Junkie 8/18/2010

The atmosphere and the ambiance of the Vanity Junkie is so cool, and the girls there are awesome. I am partial to Amanda because she did my hair for so long before I became a mom and had to stop pampering myself... but, I digress- I was never dissatisfied leaving there, and was always looking fierce after my appointment. You would be lucky to have any one of those girls work their magic on you and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. LOVE LOVE LOVE VANITY JUNKIE more

Where hair dreams come true 6/25/2010

I grew up with a hair stylist for a mom, so getting my hair done by someone else is a rare occurrence. Since I live too far from my mom, my hair had grown out into an ugly mess. It was time for a change. A BIG change. I didnt know what exact hair cut I wanted, but I did know that I wanted layers, and some bright blue streaks. I went to Vanity Junkie and was assigned Tesla. She's young, cute and energetic, but dont let her youth fool you. She's amazingly talented. Hair is her passion, and she shows it with her intuitive and creative skills. The result was a hair cut and color more beautiful than I could have imagined. I wont be able to go back to her, as I am about to move out of state. So do me a favor and get your hair done by Tesla for me. Pros: fun, creative, friendly, free beer Cons: none! more

Tasia rocks the locks! 6/4/2010

This salon achieves the perfect balance of professional service and comfort, in a glamorous, unsnooty way. They carry Redken and Pureology products, both of which I totally heart. They have a kickass garage door they can open to the sidewalk when the weather is nice. But honestly, the best thing about this place is my stylist, Tasia. She is the cutest freaking rocker there is. She doesn't play roller derby, but she could. She takes time to really listen how I want my hair, and always cuts and colors with unmatched skill. Call and make an appointment with Tasia, you won't be disappointed! Pros: neighborhood price, excellent service, vino! Cons: can't think of any! more

Search No Further 6/3/2010

My first wax experience was great. No waiting even though the place looked packed. Friendly and good conversation to keep my mind off the discomfort of a full leg wax. Very professional with a relaxed vibe. Thanks Jenny. Pros: professional, efficient, great atmosphere, location Cons: none, maybe just call a week ahead to schedule more

Great salon without the ""we're too hip for you"" attitude 12/21/2009

Tesla Rocks! and not in a bad 80s hair band kind of way... I read all about Vanity Junkie on Citysearch (along with many other salons) and decided to give it a try. I typically go to local schools (Aveda and Paul Mitchell) for services as I don't get to riled up about salons in general. I wanted a new look and wasn't sure what it was exactly, just something different than I usually have. I walked into VJ was welcomed and waited for my appt on a comfy couch. Tesla greeted me and took time to discuss what we should do to change my look, she had a lot of good ideas. Her skills and personality made the appt fun and time flew. Now I have a great style that works for when I let my unruly wavy hair do its thing and can be sleekly styled with a flat iron. I will be back to see them! You should go too for a welcoming and fun salon experience without all the ""we're too hip and cool for you"" attitude of salons in the Pearl or downtown... Next time I am asking about the Bar mentioned in other review as I missed it this time... Pros: Experienced and creative stylists Cons: I didn't get to experience the Bar... more

A wax I'll go back to 11/16/2009

I've had my fair share of unfavorable waxing and facial experiences, until I visited Jenny at Vanity Junkie. Not only was it clear that Jenny knows her stuff, but she also understands the importance of listening to her clients, educating them on best practices and providing excellent product knowledge. I was also pleased to see that she understands how personal (and painful)waxing can be and that each individual handles it their own way. I can't wait until my next VJ visit! Pros: Well educated, listens to what I want, timely and accurate! Cons: I can't get in more often! more

Hot mama! 11/14/2009

As a middle aged woman about to be a grandmother, it is wonderful to be called a hot mama. I give credit to Vanity Junkie. I have fine hair and am very picky about my cut and style. I have been going to VJ for three years and have never been disappointed. They keep me fresh and youthful. I get my brows done by Jenny, they look better than ever. My daughter and my friends also get their hair styled and brows waxed at VJ's. I highly recommend them for all services. I also appreciated that they give back to their community in many ways. Pros: Attention to detail, competent professionals and kind hearts Cons: None, completly trust VJ's more

The Male Perspective. 11/12/2009

As a male it's hard to go into a ""salon"" and not your local Great Clips. Yeah the Cost Cutters of the world are on every street corner and maybe you're lazy? Maybe it's the intimidation of not knowing what to ask for? Maybe you don't want to hear all the female gossip? Maybe you don't care about your appearance? Well, it's time to change all that.The girls at VJ are very understading, helpful, laidback, and fun. You'll get a great cut and a feeling of confidence. It's the kind of place you can kick back, have a beer and let them work thier magic. Pros: Great place! Cons: Parking more

Fun and Fabulous 11/12/2009

The atmosphere is funky, fun and exciting. The whole staff is very pleasent, professional and knowledegable about your needs and wants.\r I have been going to Sara since they opened 3 years ago and have never had anything but amazing results with my color and cuts. Her attention to detail has always made me look amazing and got me so many compliments from both men and women. Sara ""ROCKS"".\r I wouldn't go anywhere else! Pros: Staff, Location and Atmosphere Cons: Can't think of a one! more

Trust your stylist! 11/12/2009

I LOVE Vanity Junkie. Everyone who works here is friendly and nice. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and I especially love that I can sit and sip a coffee or tea while I get my hair done. But most importantly, never before in my life have I had a hairstylist that I trust as completely as Sara. I usually can't decide what I want when I walk in, but Sara will talk with me and get bright-eyed with ideas. I feel completely comfortable just sitting down with my coffee and letting her do her thing, because I always, always leave happy. Her knowledge and skill has made me a devoted and loyal customer. Pros: knowledgable and skilled staff, fun atmosphere Cons: what cons? more

Funky & Fun 11/12/2009

Vanity Junkie is an awesome place where you truly fit in whether it is your 1st visit or your 50th! Great location fun,funky, and professional atmosphere! Love it! more

Definitely the Best! 11/12/2009

From the ecclectic decor and relaxed atmosphere to the amazing professionals who work there, Vanity Junkie is hands down the best salon I've ever been to! You owe it to yourself to check it out. more

BEST IN PDX! 11/12/2009

Great place to go for a mens haircut! Great owners, staff, atmosphere, and BAR! Highly recommended! Pros: Great people! Cons: None. more

Relaxing Experience 11/12/2009

I just had the most soothing, relaxing facial with Jenny. She uses Eminence products, which are all natural and feel wonderful. Jenny is a total professional and adapts the facial to the condition of your skin. You can be ready for the harsh winter weather and have a great experience too. more

Funky, Fun Experience 11/12/2009

I live in Arkansas and whenever I visit Portland I have to get spruced up at Vanity Junkie. Sara is the best hair colorist, will advise you on what is best for your hair so as no damage. All the hair products for sale are the best highest quality also. Glass of wine and all the people that make up Vanity Junity make it a fabulous experience. If you have to wait theres a great pub next door. Can't wait til my next trip.\r \r Sue King\r Springdale, AR Pros: Reasonably priced, easy parking Cons: Wish I lived in Portland more

Great service...always! 11/12/2009

The girls at the Junkie are more like a family than just co-workers; they provide a welcoming atmosphere to all clients and friends. Services are done with the highest standards of excellence and results are always fashion forward. They also use the best products around and are always striving to learn about the latest and greatest things in their industry. Pros: knowledgable professionals more
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Owner Message

  • Nestled in the Portland, OR area, Vanity Junkie clients get their beauty fix with a funky mix.

    At Vanity Junkie, clients are encouraged to come in for a hair cut, hair coloring, or a special occasion hair style, with Redken, Purelology and Sexy Hair styling products.

    Vanity Junkie also offers organic facials featuring Eminence products, various waxing types and a minerology make-up customized for each client. To compliment the customized mineralogy make-up, Vanity Junkie suggests trying some sassy lash extensions to accent their clients eyes.

    Stay awhile or stay a day at Vanity Junkie, where it's good to be vain.


  • Come to a place where you are allowed to be vain - Vanity Junkie offers hair coloring, hair cutting, facials, waxing and make-up applications.

  • 3/19/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tues.-Sat.: 10am-6pm Also By Appointment
  • Payments:

    Cash, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Buckman