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!

about context

SERVICES

OUR SPACE

GREEN PRACTICES

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services

CONSULTATIONS
HAIRCUTS
TRIMS
BALAYAGE

HIGHLIGHTS
BLOWOUTS
UP-DOS
SMOOTHING

CONDITIONING
SHAMPOO & DRY
COLOR
TOUCH-UPS

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WE CAN'T WAIT TO WORK WITH YOU!

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When's the last time you took a break for yourself? Our space is bright, cozy, and meant to be a place where you can relax and unwind. With bright, natural light, the energy is positive & creative.

We pride ourselves in the experience we deliver. Enjoy a drink, relax before your appointment, and know we are completely family-friendly.

our space

At Context Salon, we partner with Green Circle. They recycle our unused hair color, so it does not go into our water system and land fills.

Also they recycle our hair color tubes, and foils. As some you you may have heard old hair can be made into sponges to suck up oil that has spilled into water. So we sweep all our hair up and send it in to be transformed. That’s exciting!

green practices
& premium products

"Being a mom, I often don't take enough time for self-care. Usually, when my bangs get too long, and my stylist sends me a friendly text to see if she can put me on her calendar (thank you, Leslie!!), I know it's going to be one of the most relaxing hours of my week. I absolutely love knowing that when I sit down, I'm in the best hands. I always walk out of Context feeling like a million bucks. I'm so grateful for this team and space."

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"I love my stylist at Context. She is thoughtful and engages me each visit about my seasonal hair plans. I appreciate her ability to take my wild ideas and either temper them or make them a reality. And she's a champ with color. If you're looking for someone that understands you better with each visit and delivers consistent quality cuts/colors/styles, Sandra is your gal."

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"The salon had a nice setup. The staff was professional and stylish but down to earth. 

My hair is super short and curly and Samantha was able to shape it but not too short so that I could grow it out but save face in the meantime. 

Thanks, Samantha. Good job!"

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"Summer has been my hair stylist for 20 years and I always leave feeling like she knows me better than I do. I love leaving my hair opinions to her and letting her creative art transform me. She has color and cutting skills that amaze me. I would recommend her to all my friends and family. I love her cool new space at Context Salon too. Great atmosphere. 
Summer runs right on schedule. She listens to her customers. She's such a pleasure."

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"I am a new client of Summer, roughly a year, but she's so good that I had her do my wedding hair. She did a fabulous job. She really knows how to cut my curly hair to make it look awesome - curly hair people of PDX take note. I have gotten so much positive feedback on my haircuts, and she really aims to fit the cut to your lifestyle and needs. She doesn't push coloring my silver or product, two qualities I value.  I really love the online booking!"

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"Summer has created a gorgeous salon; a reflection of her personal style ... modern, fresh, serene and easy on the eye. She or any of her stylists are there to listen, suggest and educate you about what's new and best for your hair. 

Context is a relaxing world to be in ... and it doesn't hurt that you'll leave even lovelier."

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