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Jan is AMAZING! I've gotten my hair done from her since I was 17, and I continue to get a straightening every year. Julie Ann hasn't done the japanese hair straightenings with her for a few years now, but regardless, Jan KNOWS what she is doing. She is more than qualified to handle wild, unruly, and stubborn ethnic hair like mine and make it flawless. No more hour plus straightening sessions! If you want a friendly and lovable stylist, amazing quality service, a reasonable uninflated price, and silky soft manageable straight hair, Jan is the woman to go to. DO NOT GO TO LERESH. Too many complaints come out of there and to much unnecessary money is spent. Complete Design's Jan is the way to go!
Jan is amazing!. Jan did an amazing job with my Japanese Hair Straightening. She was efficient, and I felt comfortable and trusted her completely with my unruly hair! And she was so much fun. She even brought snacks since the process took over 3 hours. Overall, well worth it. I wouldn't trust anyone else in the Portland area with Japanese Hair Straightening. Since she does them about once a week, I would say she is one of the very few pros in town! If you are thinking about Japanese Hair Straightening, call Jan!
Fun, fun, fun, and very good at what they do!.
I just had my hair straightened by Julie Ann and Jan at Complete Designs and I couldn't be happier! I had checked out two other salons, but didn't feel confident or comfortable going to either one. After talking with both Jan and Julie Ann on the phone I was ready to put my trust in them and I was NOT disappointed! They are a great team and two of the nicest people you could ever spend 2 1/2 hours with! They were very effecient with their time and I felt very confident that they knew what they were doing.
The end result is fantastic! If you are considering the Japanese Thermal Straightening procedure I highly recommend Julie Ann and Julie. It's an expensive process and I was concerned about getting my money's worth after reading the reviews of the other two places I considered. I'm so excited to have straight hair! And it's great when you spend that much on your hair and you don't have any regrets.
Thank you Jan and Julie Ann!! I'll be back when my roots grow out! You guys rock!
Truly a High Class Experience that is Affordable and Fun!.
Wow!! I am still reeling from having too much fun with these two ladies. Someone should make a video about them! Personable, fun warm.,bubbly and amazing! They wrap you inside their beauty bubble and you never want to leave. Forget the snooty high class snobs and their prices, these experienced ladies know their craft and perform it with a snap crackle and many giggles to boot!!
I went in with coarse unruly Sunday bent hair and came out silky smooth and ready for action!! And with two people working on you (pamper city) I had time for a pedicure after!!!
Many Thanks to shananana!!!! If not for your reco I would never have found these two and would have possible gone down the wrong path!
Great Portland Find.
I had been searching for someone to do the Japanese Straightening system on my hair for years, and finally found Julie Ann and Jan at Complete designs a few weeks ago. I had gotten a consultation from LeResh at Dolce, but she priced me at $650. This didn't include the shampoo and conditioner she claimed you needed to keep your hair straight. So when Julie Ann priced me at $400, and said there was no need for any extra shampoos because that's the point of getting it permanantly straightened, I decided to make an appoinment with her.
She and Jan were fabulous. They both seemed bubbly and enthusiastic, and since there were two of them, the length it took for the process was cut nearly in half. They continued to answer my questions throughout the process, holding my hand the whole way since it was my first time. When it was done, Julie Ann stuck to her price, $400, and even dropped by my house later that day because I forgot my earring!
After about two weeks with my hair I am completely satisfied. I have heard that the first week or two the hair can be flat and limp, but after I dry it out with a hair dryer for about five minutes, it has the same volume I had before, but with soft, smooth and straight locks istead of dry, frizzy and wavy hair. Five minutes with a hair dryer is heaven, because before I would dry for five and then straighten my hair for twenty minutes just to get rid of the waves.
Thanks Julie Ann!
Best Japanese Hair Straightening in Portland. Julie Ann and Jan are the best. Not only do they do a fantastic job, they are both so nice and fun to be around... and, most importantly, their rates are very affordable (if anyone tries to charge you more than $250 these days for Japanese straightening you are getting ripped off). I highly recommend them.
Julie Ann is the best!!!. I've been to Complete Designs twice, both times for Japanese hair straightening with Julie Ann. She is an amazing person, both when it comes to her career and as a person. She is very kind-hearted with a great sense of humor and a laugh that will brighten anybody's day, and is very precise at what she does and nurturing in the sense that she walks you through everything to make sure you understand. A while back I had gone to Dolce salon for Japanese hair straightening when LeResh was one of the only people that did this process on the west coast, and she had quoted me at $500 then charged me over $650 for the service and pressured me to buy tons of products so that my hair would stay straight. I was 17 years old at the time and saved up for a long time for this, and over $700 later (not including tip) I still didn't have straight hair! I continued flat ironing my hair every day, and was extremely disappointed in the results. Well then I found Julie Ann about a year later, so I went in for a consultation and she quoted me $230 which I thought insane. I went in a few weeks later, paid $230, and six months later my hair was still straight as a pin! And she talked me OUT of buying product because she said the purpose of Japanese hair straightening is to have perfectly straight, frizz-free hair without having to use products or flat iron it! I recommend everyone to see Julie Ann...even if you are just curious about the process, go in for a consulation! You can reach her at the salon at (503)282-0954 and she works Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays normal business hours, 9-6 or 10-6. I am not the type to feel compelled to write reviews, but I feel so strongly that Julie Ann is the best that I feel I should post how wonderful she is, while also warning others about my horrible experience with LeResh at Dolce. Julie Ann, if you ever read this...you're the best!
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