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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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.