Our vision at Context Salon is to create a unique style tailored to you as an individual, be it classic, avant-garde, or simply enhancing your natural beauty. Each stylist is well suited to provide for ladies and gentlemen of all ages, lifestyles, and hair types. 

Nestled deep in the heart of NE Portland, we are centrally located on the corner of MLK and Failing and open weekends for your convenience. You’ll find our online booking makes it even easier to make an appointment any time of day or night. So stop in, have a cup of tea, play our piano, and walk out feeling like a million bucks!



Leah Stylist

Hairdressing has given me a professional life of creative freedom and wonderful clients, for over 11 years. I am committed to making each client feel special and heard. I have been an independent contractor my entire career, taking classes along the way to keep my techniques current and contemporary.
Currently accepting new clients, 971-303-7156 • Leah.tiger@gmail.com


Jessi Stylist

I like to listen to you to hear what is standing in the way of you loving your hair and work with you to solve the issues, through product recommendations and styling techniques paired with a great haircut. I am a firm supporter of You Do YOU! I do not think there are hair rules or that bangs can be too short!

I love love love bright bold hair and the people that will rock a mullet. I think hair is a fashion statement just like the clothes we chose to wear. I also love soft blended balayage highlights and beautiful browns. We will get your hair to match you! Click below to book now.  (more…)

Sandra Raymond

Sandra Raymond Stylist

Sandra has been behind the chair for nearly two decades as a skilled, creative hair stylist and colorist with a good ear for listening. She continues to be inspired by current trends, vintage trends, and her clients.

Sandra likes to think in terms of shapes when creating a hairstyle. One person she has always admired who pushed this idea forward as an innovator in hairdressing is none other than the late great Vidal Sassoon when he said: “If you get hold of a head of hair on somebody you’ve never seen before, cut beautiful shapes, cut beautiful, architectural angles and she walks out looking so different- I think that’s masterful.”

Summer Cranford

Summer Cranford Owner

Owner and founder of Context Salon, Summer Cranford has been practicing the art of hair design for 15 years. She loves working closely with your best features to find your sweet spot whether it be a slight reshaping or epic transformation. Her natural talent to bring out your best shines in everything she does, not only soothing your soul, but also sending you out into the world with more confidence than ever.
When Summer isn’t behind the chair, she may be found reading poetry and/ tap dancing.