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We Are Moving!

After ten years, Salon Borealis is moving 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.

The last appointment date in this location is December 22, and we have only a few appointment slots open for your custom, professional hair coloring, cut, and style with the renown Michael Ferrell. Book now.

The new location will open mid-January, and we will be announcing a grand opening date in the next few weeks.

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 503-289-0133.

We are located near St. John’s in North Portland, Oregon, at 4936 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203. We have maps and directions to help you get there easily by car or public transportation. There is plenty of parking.

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 - blonde.

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!

Brooke 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 - 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 - 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 - red hair with blond highlights.

My hair was in dire need of a do. Michael gave me the most flattering haircut and the color was totally gorgeous. I will definitely make this one of my future hair style stops!!

Martha J., Seaside, Oregon

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