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We’ve Moved!

After ten years, Salon Borealis has moved to 6507 North Princeton Street, Portland, OR, 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. There is plenty of parking and look for the big rainbow as the entrance is there on the west side of the house.

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 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 or 971-322-7333.

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

We’re at 6507 N. Princeton Street, Portland, Oregon 97203. Enter by the rainbow on the west side of the house. Plenty of parking all around the block, no permits required.

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 - blonde with green and pink hair coloring.

My first visit with Michael was exactly what I was hoping for! Very thorough consultation – we understood what I was hoping for and what Michael could create. He didn’t begin the process until we were “on the same page.” This is incredibly important when it comes to hair color. I was completely at ease with his talent and I’m over the moon with the outcome! Hopefully this won’t come across as vain however… I LOVE my hair! Between the outcome of my hair color and cut, along with the terrific conversation, this was an experience I will cherish. Honestly. Oh! And his price range is great! What a gem!

Ann H, Cathedral Park, 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 - 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 with red and blond highlights.

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!

Christina P., Jersey City, New Jersey

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

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