Karen is the proud owner of The Nest a Hair Loft. She believes that getting your hair done in her salon should be more than walking out looking great, she truly believes in creating an experience.
Her ability to find the right look for her guests makes her a sought after hairstylist. She is known for her fun personality, but more importantly creating the perfect look for her clients face shape, coloring and lifestyle. Being behind the chair is what makes Karen passionate about what she does. Her approach to custom coloring, and designing the perfect cut keeps people coming back.
“There is more than mixing color and doing a haircut to bring out the best look in anyone who sits in my chair.”
Some of her education includes Business of Baylage, Jamison Shaw French Haircutting, Goldwell Color training, Michael Cole, Kevin Murphy, Davines, and more over her many years as a Hair Artist.
“I have the BEST job in the world, I get to make people look and feel beautiful, hang out with my friends who happen to be my clients!”
Karen takes only NEW clients that have been referred by her existing clients.
Consultations – New Clients Only!
Color Consultaions Free (30 min)
Balayage/Fashion Color: Free (30 min)
New Client Haircut: $70 (1.5 hrs)
Haircut: $70 1 hrs)
Clipper cut: $45 (45 min)
Bang Trim: $10 (15 min)
Shampoo Style: $45 (1 hr)
Partial Highlight: $130 (1.5 hrs)
Full Highlight: $200 (2.5 hrs)
Root Refresh: $75 (1.5 hrs)
Olaplex Treatment: $60 (1 hr)
Elys is thrilled to be working in St. John’s! As a native Portlander, her love for north Portland has grown since she bought a home in the Kenton neighborhood.
She has always had an affinity for beauty and how we can enhance our own inner beauty through natural products with results driven guidance. When she decided to become a cosmetologist she knew finding products that were not only good for nature, but also uses nature to enhance hair and skin.
Style is paramount, with precision hair cutting lending to easy daily styling. As harmony is in nature, natural free form techniques are used to design and style the fiber of your hair also.
Elys takes great pride to your needs as the guest in her chair. With attention to progression and style, her goal is for you to walk out feeling relaxed and happy with your hairstyle, knowing you will be able to achieve the style on your own at home.
Lily, aka “Bleachwavez” Is an experienced and passionate stylist who specializes in all things blonde, creative colors, color corrections, and long, lived-in haircuts.
“I was a tomboy growing up and I’m pretty low maintenance. I love when a look is current and beautiful, without looking overdone. Lived-in, beachy and effortless is how I would describe my style. I make sure my client’s hair works with their lifestyle, and customize each look to fit their needs.” Dry shampoo, Olaplex, sea salt sprays and texturizing sprays are her favorite secret weapons.
With a background in makeup, art, film and photography, Lily is naturally drawn to the creativity of cutting, coloring and styling, and draws much of her inspiration from the ocean, the snow and the outdoors.
When Lily is not behind the chair you can find her attending continued education classes, learning new techniques, snowboarding, skateboarding, camping, cooking, sipping good wine, gardening, or spending quality time with her 2 pitbulls, Juice and Sweet Pea.
Cuts $75-$85 (1-1.5 hrs)
Blowout: $40+ (1hr) (includes shampoo)
Blowout & Iron: $50+ (1.5 hrs)
Root Refresh: $85-$95 (1.5 hrs)
Root Smudge: $65+
Platinum Retouch: $110+ (2 hrs)
All Over Bleach and Tone $300.00
All Over Color: $125+ (2.5 hrs)
All Over Gloss: $60+ (1 hr)
Half Highlight $175+
Partial: $125+ (2.5 hrs) (15-20 foils)
Full: $225+ (3.5 hrs)
Partial: $175+ (2.5 hrs)
Full: $275+ (4 hrs)
Fashion Color Overlay: $150+
(Application after lightening)
Color Corrections: $100+/hour
Olaplex Stand-Alone Treatment: $65+
Toner/ Gloss $65+
Extra bowl of color/gloss $15
Tape-In - $20 per tab
Removal , Replacing Tape, Washing extensions $100/hr
(Prices are base prices and can go up depending on length of hair, amount of extra bowls used, time etc.)
Denise loves to help people express their best self image and to make each client feel happy and beautiful! She also gets to enjoy the benefit of having a creative outlet for herself.
Denise attended The Avenue Five Institute in Austin, TX where she went through extensive training, becoming certified in Sassoon precision cutting as well as learning different coloring techniques, high fashion styling and updos. She worked as a stylist in Austin for 6 years before relocating to Portland in January of 2019, where she's continued to pursue her passion as a hairstylist.
When she's not behind the chair she enjoys listening to and playing music. Likes to dabble in photography, jewelry making and cooking. She loves spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping and exploring with her husband and blue heeler mix, Samantha Sue. She also has an amazing little kitty at home named Isabel Rose, who will soon be accompanying her on the outdoor adventures.
Women's Haircut: $65.00
Men's Haircut: $45.00
All Over Color: $100+
Root Touch-Up: $65+
New Balayage $300+
Full highlight: $200+
Partial Highlights: $100+
Color Correction: $100 an hour
Creative Color: Price Varies
Updo/Specal Event Styling $75+
Whether its finding vintage decor for her 70s themed St. Johns aparetment or hosting soirees for close friends, Elle has style bursting through her. Mentored by her older sister, also a professional hairstylist, Elle put in over nine years of work cutting and coloring in salons on the coast of Florida and is now working her sixth year in beautiful Portland.
Elle’s clients have far ranging wants and needs that are continually met with attention and care, always accompanied by an infectious laugh. Re-texturizing and smoothing, precision haircuts of all shapes, lengths and stylings are all welcome. Coloring is really what floats this visual-minded lady’s boat. Balayage, Foiliage, and Color Melts are her absolute favorite.
Outside the salon, Elle can be found goofing off around town. Find her rocking out to anything from Outlaw Country to Patti Smith to Black metal. Or at home making her own essential oil perfumes and reading tarot cards.
Short Haircut: $65
Long Haircut: $75
Fade Haircut: $40
Bang trim: $10
Neck Trim: $5
Beard Trim: $10
Add-On Conditioning Treatment: $25
Single Process Color: $125
Single Process Color - Roots Only: $75
Full Highlight: $200
Partial Highlight: $125
Balayage Highlights: $215
Double Process Vivid Application: $250
Corrective color: $100.00/hr
Bleach & Tone: Price Varies
Bleach & Tone - Roots Only: $140
Bleach Wash: $55
Olaplex Treatment: $60
Brazilian Blowout: $300
Brazillian Blowout - Roots Only: $150
Upstyle: Price Varies
Tracy loves the connection between doing a clients hair and making a person feel good. She is a real people person. She believes that doing that little act of self care can change a person’s perception of themself. She loves doing vivid colors and cuts from short cuts to long shags. Tracy is also a trained men’s barber and loves keeping up on men’s styles and beard trims.
Tracy attended the European Institute of Cosmetology here in Portland. Tracy is a Portland native and has loved watching her city grow and change. She grew up going to punk shows and owned and worked at her own piercing/tattoo studio in North Portland. She transitioned out of doing piercing full time and into doing hair 15 years ago. “Hair is a way for me to continue to be creative and connect with my not just my neighborhood but my community.”
Tracy has been involved with fashion shows, hair and fashion photo shoots. She has worked with small independent businesses to create advertisements using her eye in both fashion and hair and makeup. She regularly attends color technique classes and cutting classes in both men’s and women’s hair cuts and styles.
When Tracy is not working she is traveling abroad, camping, hiking or hanging with her beautiful teenage daughter and their dog Finn. She loves having backyard BBQ”s with friends and enjoys a good laugh and often is a bit of a jokester.
Women’s cuts: $65-80
(depending on length and time)
Men’s cuts: $40
Beard trims: $20
Childrens cuts: $25-45
(depending on age and hair texture)
Full highlight: $185+
Partial highlight: $125+
All over color: $125
Root retouch: $75
Platinum retouch: $125+
Vivid color/fashion colors: $250+ (consultation required)
Color correction: $100/hour
Olaplex treatment with color service: $40
Shampoo/Blow out: $40
Olapex treatment: $60
Hair extensions: $100 per hour