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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 - 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 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 - 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

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

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