best hair colorist portland

Danielle Richardson Testimonial- "My Favorite Hairstylist in the World."

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Danielle has been my stylist for over ten years. I do a lot of video and public speaking work where my hair needs to represent my punk loving style and yet be professional at the same time.

Danielle is a master hair cutter and colorist who can work with even the most difficult hair. I often say- "I want to do blue this time or let's go back to the basics and only do blond highlights." I can also go a lot longer between cut and colors with Danielle as she is a magician. I don't know how else to describe what she can do! I recommend her to all of my friends and she has cut my mother's hair for many years as well. I always feel better after spending time with Danielle. She has a good spirit. This is important when you’re spending hours with someone!

Here is our latest style! My hair is shaved and styled underneath so that I can look professional with the hair down and a bit more edgy when I pull it into a bun.


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The Perfect Hair Color for You in Portland, Oregon with Danielle Richardson

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I want to know as much as I can about new clients before we make a final decision on a hair color. It helps to know what the client wants from a new color. To look younger, older, more professional? Or maybe they want a funky look that involves a bright color such as blue or purple. I begin the process by asking many questions about the client’s desires. This paints a visual picture in my mind’s eye. I can then use my expertise to create the perfect color that matches a client’s dream.

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Great color is an art. It is all about chemistry. Some color changes are simple and can be attained in an hour while others require a few days and multiple services. No matter what a client decides, they will go home with a color that fits any lifestyle and as always, grows out in a natural way so that the person doesn’t have to constantly come into the salon.

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Most people can go blond, red, brunette or blue! The goal is to get the right tone and undertone that compliments an individual’s natural skin and features. This creates a color that makes people say, “Who did your hair! It’s gorgeous!”


What's my secret to hair cuts and colors that last?


Many of my clients say that they can go much longer between colors than with other stylists. What is your secret, they ask!

It’s true! Thi is my secret and it’s one of the reason I have long term relationships with my clients and their hair.

I really work hard to know my clients. That’s important to me. Whether I am with a new client or a valued client I’ve known for decades, I stay attuned to their needs. I love color that is natural even if it as far away from what would be called their natural hair color. I use techniques and formulas designed to wear well with minimal upkeep.

How is this possible?

First of all, I rarely use one color. Instead, my process includes blending multiple colors in the same range to create an incredibly natural look that is unique to that person. This allows for a more natural grow out as there is not simply one line of color that people see. It means that my clients don’t have to come into the salon every few weeks for a touch up (unless they want to) .

When a client is in my chair and we see their desires come to life- it’s like they own this new color. It wears well on them. My goal is to give you a color that is a perfect fit. Please call today or visit my page to schedule an appointment.

- Danielle