Pam – Owner/Manager
From earliest childhood I’ve had a genuine passion for hairstyling. (Unfortunately, my Barbies and other dolls all ended up slightly bald because of the wear-and-tear of my early experiments with styling hair.) I consider myself very fortunate to have a career that is so interesting, rewarding and satisfying for everyone concerned.
Part of the pleasure for me (and for many of my clients) is keeping up with the newest hair styles and techniques. It can be fun to change things up once in a while just to keep life fresh, fun and exciting.
On the other hand, some clients really prefer to stick with a favorite comfortable hair style, and they appreciate knowing that I’m happy to provide them with the consistent cut and style that suits them best.
I do believe that, while it’s important for a professional to keep up-to-date with the latest fashions and styling techniques, it is also essential to really look at all clients as unique individuals — carefully evaluating the condition, texture and growth patterns of their hair, taking into account their facial shape & profile, and also considering the lifestyle and specific needs and concerns of each person. Do they want hair that is low maintenance, or are they willing and enthusiastic about spending more time on their hair? Do they want a professional look? A casual style? Or perhaps a cut that can be easily modified for both professional and casual settings? It’s important to me to meet the individual needs and challenges for each one of my customers.
Honestly, I enjoy all aspects of hair styling — tackling the trendiest cut, replicating traditional styles flawlessly, doing classic perms for curls or just body, and providing professional-quality coloring from the most subtle coverage to all-over highlights or maybe even a splash of a brilliant color woven in here and there — whatever enhances the desired look!
I’m also happy to wax, primp or pluck any facial hair while you are here, if needed. Just let me know what you want when you book your appointment.
Ray’s ever-fresh charm and quick wit keeps everyone around him smiling and entertained. But he is also serious and focused when it comes to his specialty — hair design. He stresses the importance of creating an individualized style for each man or woman, taking into account each person’s specific hair type, bone structure and general physical appearance, in order to achieve the most flattering and comfortable style possible.
Ray says that he feels honored to be providing hair care for clients whose families he has served for generations. Clearly he works well with people of all ages, and he is particularly skillful with chemical services including perms, coloring, highlights and weaves.
Ray is especially compassionate with his clients who experience hair loss due to chemotherapy. He makes a point to escort these brave souls to a wig store to help them select the best hairpiece to help them look good and lift their spirits. He arranges to purchase the chosen wig at his dealer’s discount, and then kindly provides it to his clients at cost without charging them anything for his time or for any additional cutting or styling he performs. Clearly Ray’s good heart is reflected in his generous care for his clients who need and deserve this special attention.
Bella specializes in traditional roller sets for our mature clients, and you can see her artistry really come to life when she fills a request for a stylish up-do for a special occasion such as a wedding. She has exceptional skill in preparing long-lasting perms to keep any style looking fresh, and she’s great at doing coloring that helps give any woman a flattering, more youthful look.
Gentle, thorough facial waxing is another service Bella is glad to offer, which can be easily included when you are in for a hair appointment. You’ll leave with a lovely, well-styled look and a smile on your face after an appointment with this delightful lady.
Diane also has a flair for cutting hair of all types and works well with children, women and men. She has a zeal for barbering, using a straight edge razor to achieve that perfect close, clean cut. She also loves to create lovely up-dos for special occasions, and she’s adept at doing more routine roller sets and blow-dries.
Her exceptional talent is also used effectively in styling and maintaining wigs and other hair pieces that are an important aspect of our appearance for many of us. Basically, once Diane gets her fingers in your hair, she’ll be sure to please you with her deft touch and creativity.
Joy’s particular specialty is working with children, starting by gently helping them to feel comfortable with the procedures and atmosphere of the salon. She begins by introducing the youngsters to their first “Air Cut” and “waterless shampoo,” helping them to overcome any fears or confusion at the beginning, so their first “real” haircut will be familiar and effortless. Many grateful parents can testify to how well this gentle, patient approach has worked with their children.
Joy’s clients of all ages know and appreciate her gentle, expert touch. Many people claim that having a shampoo under her expert hands is a wonderful, therapeutic stress reliever. And when it comes to cutting hair, she works creative magic with her scissors, following natural hair patterns and growth with a free-style technique that results in a flattering, low-maintenance style. She has definitely honed her hair-cutting and barbering skills to perfection.
Joy is also an enthusiastic and skillful colorist, favoring the subtle results of gloss colors that blend with the grey, rather than covering it. Additionally she enjoys perming to add body or create curls as desired.
A unique service we offer at B2 Beauty & Barber, that most salons do not, is ala carte services. Which means, you are able to get a fabulous haircut, or coloring, without the shampoo and styling. If your pressed for time, or would rather do it at home yourself, we can do this for a very reasonable price. So just specify if this is your wishes and we are happy to do what works best for you! All stylists are independent contractors, so prices may vary. Feel free to ask for a free consultation, or base quote. Not all of our stylists take credit cards to keep their prices competitive, so please check when you make your appointment.
Address:4475 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR, 97225
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday – Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Friday – Saturday: 8 AM to 5 PM