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We’ve Moved!

After ten years, Salon Borealis has moved to a new location, returning to our roots with a custom-style home salon in the University Park area of St. Johns, just 2 blocks from New Seasons on the corner of Princeton and Newell.

We will be open for business January 15, and appointments will go fast so please contact us immediately to ensure an appointment slot for your custom, professional hair coloring, cut, and style with the renown Michael Ferrell. Book now.

We will be announcing a grand opening celebration soon to celebrate the new year and new changes with you. You know we love a good party surrounded by our wonderful friends that just happen to be clients.

We are excited about welcoming the next decade in a new location with a new attitude personally crafting your beautiful self and help you select your ideal hair products.


Michael Ferrell of Salon Borealis.Make an appointment today with Michael Ferrell’s Salon Borealis, your full-color hair salon.

Salon Borealis is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Book online or call us at 971-322-7333.

Upon booking an appointment, you will be provided with the location and maps of our new location.

Give the gift of beauty to friends or family with an eGift Cards for Salon Borealis. Available online and in the salon today.

Salon Borealis - hair coloring - Brown with gold highlights.

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!

Sandra B., Portland, Oregon

Salon Borealis - hair coloring - red hair with gold highlights.

The truth is that I cannot stop saying ‘Wow.’ It’s what I’ve said since I walked out of your salon, Michael. You are an artist, detailed and au courant in every sense, taking the time to explain your procedure so very thoroughly. Your ability to mix warm and cool tones to create an edgy yet natural look has produced nothing short of a gorgeous look that works, both in the office and onstage with the band! The effect has done wonders for my skin tone. You were spot-on, darling. Love the new color line from Italy. Thank you, thank you, for being you. xo!

Naiya C., Portland, Oregon

Salon Borealis - hair coloring - red and purple highlights.

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!

Linda N., North Plains, Oregon

Salon Borealis - hair coloring - Brown with highlights.

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.

Kim S., Camas, Washington

Salon Borealis - hair coloring - Blond with dark under highlights,

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.

Fiona T., Portland, Oregon

Salon Borealis - hair coloring - Light Brown with Blonde Highlights.

Michael has been cutting my hair for years. He has a talent that is incomparable. I never have to worry when I sit in the chair. I always step out of his shop feeling beautiful. Michael, thank you for making my hair famous!

Anna, Portland, Oregon

* Hair images are representative of hair color techniques. They may not represent the client’s results.