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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 - 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

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 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 - 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 - 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 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

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