I LOVE my hair! This is the third time I have visited Salon Borealis and walk away incredibly happy each time. My mom lives in Seattle and now only has her hair done by Michael when she is visiting Portland because he does such an amazing job coloring her difficult hair. While I was in the salon, two women were there who drove all the way from Yamhill just to get their hair done. Highly recommended, fun atmosphere, and fabulous color and cut!
I can’t thank Michael enough for his amazing service! My experience with Michael confirmed that sometimes other stylists don’t have the interest or investment in their craft to actually be the creative artist they signed up to be. Michael gave my hair the time and attention it desperately needed for a long time, giving me a set of amazingly bright, light highlights, the kind my other stylists could not deliver. I also requested a challenging cut, going from kind of long blah to an “a line” bob which is also amazing. I am really happy with the outstanding, attentive service that I received, and I am happy to have a stylist whose work I really love!
Michael is the very best! A skilled practitioner of color, style and cut, nobody does it better! Nobody! His first words to me 15 years ago when I entered his North Plains salon to set up my first appointment was “Your hair looks like hell, I know just what you need!” I looked at myself in the nearby mirror and realized how right he was! He’s been working his magic on me ever since!
I LOVE my cut and color. I’m a lady in my early 50’s who has tried many different hair styles and colors. I came in with yellow hair with grown-out dark roots, and Michael understood what I was concerned with and asked just the right questions to put together a look that was flattering, professional, and easy for me to maintain. He is a great communicator and I think that makes all the difference in the world. His depth of knowledge is evident when he explains why something doesn’t work, especially when it comes to color. He is one of those few people that have the ability to take your complexion, eyes, shape into consideration. This guy is a master at what he does. Jovial, funny and just a down-right a great guy. I will not go anywhere else now.
I’ve been going gray since I was 17 and have been all “natural” hair colors under the sun. I came to Michael at Salon Borealis with the challenge of wanting to find a way of being my natural color mostly, but with a bit of pizzazz. Over the last 5 months, I’ve enjoyed beautiful haircuts by his hand, and creative color and highlight work that is quickly bringing about the transformations I seek. Accolades from my family (and a cat call on the walk home from the latest appointment) have me thinking that I’ll be facing my next milestone birthday in style.
Michael is the top colorist in the city. He is a genius with color. He should be world-renown or have a TV show, he is that great! I have been going to him for over 10 years, first at Zen Do and now Salon Borealis. He is the best of the best in town and on the entire West coast. I used to live in LA and went to many of the greats there like Jose Eber and Christoph, the salons of the stars, and I can honestly say, Michael is equal to or better than anyone in LA! I love this guy!
Make an appointment today with Michael Ferrell’s Salon Borealis, your full-color hair salon.
We are located near St. John’s in North Portland, Oregon, at 4936 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203. We even have maps and directions to help you get there easily by car or public transportation. There is plenty of parking.
Salon Borealis is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Book online or call us at 503-289-0133.
* Hair images are representative of hair color techniques. They may not represent the client’s results.