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the nest pdx team


Please note: pricing varies for each stylist.

Karen Miles.jpg

@KarenDax on Instagram

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, Bumble and Bumble, Kevin Murphy, Davines, Redken, 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 is not accepting new clients at this time. 




-Haircut  $80+ (depending on length and thickness)

-Clipper cut: $50+

-Add on hot tool styling or smooth blowout $15

-Bang Trim: $15+

-Shampoo Style: $70.00+


-Partial Highlight: $165+

-Full Highlight: $250.00 +

-Balayage $200.00 + 

-Root Refresh: $85.00 + 

-Toner and blowout $75.00+

-Toner with color service $65.00+

-Vivid Color 120.00+  a hour (consultation needed.)

-Bleach and Tone on Virgin hair. $350.00+ (consultation needed)

-Bleach retouch with Toner $300.00+ and up 3 hour appointment 

-Olaplex Treatment: $65.00 +

Karen Miles
Elys Claire.jpg

@Elys_Claire on Instagram

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.


Haircuts for everyone are based on time

 @ $80.00-$120.00 (Depending on length & texture. Clipper cuts too!

Bang Trim $15

Add-on Conditioning Treatment $25

Shampoo Style $60

Olaplex Treatment $60

Color Consultations are free or book with a haircut and we can talk then.

Elys Claire
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@StylesByDeniseMarie on Instagram

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 exploring with her husband, her two dogs Abby, Samantha Sue, and even their kitty Izzy goes on their adventures. She has a fun camping/travel blog on YouTube Coast to Cascadia.


   If you are a new color client Please book a color consultation for your first appointment.

Women's Haircut: $80+
Men's Haircut: $50+


All Over Color: $125+

Root Touch-Up: $85+

New Balayage $300+ 

Balayage/Ombre: $225+

Full highlight: $225+

Partial Highlights: $150+ 

Color Correction: $100 an hour

Creative Color: Price Varies 

(consultation required)

Toner $65.00

Shampoo/Style: $65+

Updo/Specal Event Styling $75+

Denise Lindgren

@HairTerrarium on Instagram

Whether its finding vintage décor for her 70s themed St. Johns apartment 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 eight 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.


Pixie Haircut $75

Long Haircut: $85

Bang trim: $15

Add-On Conditioning Treatment: $25

Shampoo/Style: $70



Single Process Color: $125

Single Process Color - Roots Only: $85

Ten Minute Express Root Touch Up $100
Full Highlight: $200

Partial Highlight: $200

Balayage Highlights: $215

Add On Toner $60

Double Process Vivid Application: $250

Corrective color: $100/hr

Bleach & Tone: Price Varies

Bleach & Tone - Roots Only: $150

Bleach Wash: $55

Olaplex Treatment:  (blow-dry not included) $60

Toner Touch-up with Olalex $130

Toner Touch-up Blowdry included $85

Toner Touch-up No Blowdry $75

Brazilian Blowout: $300

Brazillian Blowout - Roots Only: $150

Upstyle: Price Varies 

(consultation required)

Elle McFadden

@TracyPdxStylist on Instagram

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.

Tracy has been a piercer for decades as well, not to mention making needle piercing legal in the the state of Oregon. A true legend for piercing in the Northwest!! Tracy is an expert in her crafts and makes everyone feel comfortable because, well she is a Master! You can find her at Robot piercing


Haircut $85

Haircut Short hair $70

Clipper cut $50

Beard trims $20

Bang/Neck trim $15

Childrens cuts  $25-45
(depending on age and hair texture)


Full highlight with toner $285+

Full highlight and haircut $310+

Full Head balayage and toner $310

Partial highlight and toner $175+

Partial highlight and haircut $225

Partial Balayage and toner $200

Half Head highlight and toner $225

Half Head highlight with haircut $285

All over color: $130

All over color and haircut $200

Root retouch: $75

Platinum retouch and toner $235+

Platinum root to end $450+

Vivid color and bleach $390

Vivid color/fashion colors: $250+ 

Vivid Color panels $175

Full Head Balayage: $335+

Toner only $65

Color correction: $100/hour
(consultation required)


Olaplex treatment with color service: $40

Shampoo/Blow out / style $85

Olapex treatment: $60

Hair extensions: $100 per hour
(consultation required)


Facial Waxing

Brows: $25

Lip: $20

Tracy Faraca

@Rizo.Snips on Instagram

Cat has always been very passionate about hair, and jumped at the opportunity to attend the Aveda Institute here in Portland. Getting to do creative, hands-on work and helping people smile at their own reflections is what makes them tick! 

Cat loves doing vivid color services, which turn your hair into a bespoke work of art. They also love blonding using gentle products and techniques to keep your hair feeling healthy and looking great. They’re an enthusiastic curly hair specialist who enjoys educating clients on their natural texture so they can get maximum joy from their curls. The goal is always to collaborate with you to create a beautiful, custom look that takes practically no time to style and can fit any maintenance schedule. Cat is currently only accepting new clients for vivid, blonding, and curl services.

When not working, Cat can often be found with their nose buried in a book, painting, drawing, sculpting, enjoying the great outdoors, and scaring their friends with horror films.



Haircut $80

Bang trim $16.00

Olaplex treatment $65

(consultation required for color)

Full highlight $270+

Partial highlight $165+

Balayage $270+

Double process/Vivids $325

Extended vivid color $450+

Platinum $325+

Cat Good
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