I knew right then...I'd met my hairstylist for life....
This is truly one of my favorite places to spend time! The staff is so friendly and warm and I feel pampered the moment I walk in. Shawn, the owner, is my hair stylist and has always taken FANTASTIC care of me...and I'm very high maintenance :) Seriously though, she is the BEST! She is always on time and and always professional and always takes the time to listen to what I want. I always leave there with a smile on my face!
My very first experience at Ritual was when I called the salon in tears because I was having a hair crisis meltdown. Shawn told me to come to the salon right away...she stayed late (3 hours) and completely fixed my hair disaster!!! And I knew right then...I'd met my hair stylist for life :)
A new RITUAL for me/ Melanie Jensen.
I went to Ritual for the first time the other day (my hair designer recently moved there) and it's professionalism reaches my high expectations. The owner features an artist of the month as well so I look forward to going in not only for a hair appointment, but she has some awesome taste to share in her decor (which I believe is for sale as well).
My mother was a hair designer and she did my hair for 21 out of 26 years and when she was incapable of doing my hair any longer, I was on a long and well thought out journey to find the perfect hair cutting replacement. Then I found MELANIE JENSEN, who is by far the best and ONLY person that will ever touch my hair again. She listens to what i have in mind and we thoroughly discuss the options we have considering my wants and my heart shaped face. We have developed a professional relationship built on trust, I KNOW she is going to do an amazing job. Nothing is worse than telling a hair designer what you want (even with a picture in hand) and having them butcher you up. I am extatic to know i will never have to do that again! I HIGHLY RECCOMEND Melanie to anyone, especially if you are "hair lady" shopping.
Moving on. I have been to Ritual about 10 times. I tried it from the high reviews in Citysearch and asked for Venus because of all her rave reviews. Venus was fantastic but left the salon. So I tried several other stylists who were ok, but nothing to write home about. So I made an appointment with Shawn the owner. She did a great job with my hair. However. I was shocked by her high price for the cut when after the appointment I went to pay. I want to say it was something ridiculous like $65, which I was not told about before the appointment. I figured it might be higher than the other stylists, I expecting like $45 maybe even $50... but the price was too much. Her prerogative, obviously she has made a name and some people are willing to pay that, but despite the great cut from her I have not been back since. Honestly thought it was a bit pretentious for a salon owner in a strip mall in Hillsboro to charge that much.
Great Cut! Thanks Kirsten.. I am new to town and went to the Internet looking for a salon. This was my third local salon attempt since I moved here 6 months ago. I lucked out this time! Kirsten is great. I love my new cut and she is friendly and very good at cutting hair. I will have her color it next time. I expect I'll be just as happy. Thanks Kirsten. You Rock!
Worst hair experience I've had in a long time....
I'm not sure how they've received the Best Of awards over the past few years as my hair experience with them has got to be one of the worst I've ever had. I've read a lot of a stylist by the name of Kim who doesn't seem to be employed there anymore which is a pity, as she seemed to be their only saving grace.
Anyway, I paid over $90 for a hair color I could have gotten out of the box. I asked my stylist to go w/a lighter color and it took him 2 1/2 hours to complete a partial weave and w/my experience with other stylist that is completely unacceptable. When he was waiting for the color to set, he seemed completely oblivious to the fact that I was dissatisfied w/the time it had taken him. I also had to go find him when my hair dryer thing turned off. When he started to wash my hair, he ran his fingers through it while it was unshampooed and unconditioned so he was literally pulling at my hair. He also started to dry my hair w/out asking me which way I part it and at that point, I was tired of waiting and ready to leave. When I got back to work, my friends commented that my hair was dark and a taupe like color which was completely opposite of what I wanted. I called the salon asking to have the manager call me back and in the meantime had to go somewhere else to get a color correction done.
It would have been a good color if I was a 70 year old woman, but it was drab and dull. I would highly recommend people not going to this business. It's been 3 days later and I'm still waiting for a callback from the manager. So yes, it was hands down one of the worst hair experiences I have ever had. Save your money and time and search elsewhere for a good salon with color experts working there.
Change your life with Thermal Straightening!. Ok--I've been to a lot of salons including REALLY expensive salons in downtown PDX and the Pearl. I have to say Ritual is absolutely the best. The best deal, the best service, and easy and free parking. I've been getting cuts and color there for several years but I just got the most awesome Thermal Straightening treatment. It will change your life. I didn't have frizzy or uncontrollable hair, just super wavy hair with a poufy mind of it's own. All I can say is my life is 100% easier since this treatment. RUN DON'T WALK. And it's not super expensive either. Love it. XOXO to Ritual Hair.
Heck Yeah!. I think I have been to every salon from Tanasbourne to Forest Grove looking for a place to get my hair done. Some places are easy to rule out, they're dirty, or obnoxious or too small. I wasn't so sure when I pulled up to the salon because it's in a business park that lacks a certain street appeal, but, wow! I was pleasantly surprised when I went in the door. Friendly, clean, relaxing and beautiful salon. I had the best time there talking with a couple of the stylists and another client. I feel like I just stumbled onto the salon version of Cheers. Hair's great, price is reasonable & service was perfect. I have my next appointment scheduled!
I'm so glad that someone found Kim. When I first went to Ritual I was scared. Kim made my experience there fun and I kept returning because i loved the way she did my hair. When I went back for an appointment that I had scheduled I was told that she was no longer there and got my hair done by another stylist.
She did an ok job but it was not as good as Kim would have done. The last time I went there I felt like I was just a DOLLAR sign because of the treatment I got.
It was the day of Valentines and I got the most awful service that day and I had plans that night.
I have made my appointment with Kim at her new place and i can't wait to see her.
Rockin Hair CUT!!. I had my hair cut by Javaise. Her level of professionalism was extrordinary, never once did I feel worried that she would mess up my hair. She made it seem as though we were just hanging out having fun! I can tell she truly LOVES her job! When she was finished with my hair, it was more like she had created art. I am so pleased with the hair cut and color that it boosts my mood everytime I look in the mirror, and it actually makes doing my hair in the morning more fun. The salon was sooooo clean and well put together. All the girls working there are so friendly and welcoming! I recommend Ritual Hair Design to everyone. I am truly amazed.
Happy Customer. I found Ritual on this website after my hairdresser moved away. I was very happy with my hair and thought everyone there was very nice. When I went back to work I had two people tell me my hair looked great, which hasn't happened for a while. I also love the hairspray that was recommended. Thanks, Shawn! I'll be back!
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