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Koa Beauty

Portland, Oregon
Average rating: 4.9 78 reviews

Hair Salons Hair Extension Technician Beauty Salon Hairdresser

Hair Salon located in Portland Oregon.

Service area

Within 30 miles of Portland, OR


Reviews of Koa Beauty

Average rating: 4.9

4.9 average from 78 reviews

Rating: 5 via Google
EJ Kim
12 days ago
So glad I chose to check out KOA Beauty!! Nikki is a very talented and knowledgeable stylist, and I'm incredibly happy with my first balayage experience. She is super easy to talk to and made sure I felt 100% comfortable with what we wanted to do with my hair. I'll definitely be going back and highly recommend Nikki/KOA Beauty to everyone!
Rating: 5 via Google
Tiffany C
20 days ago
Hands down, best place in Portland to get your hair done. I go to Rachel and her passion for hair is what makes her so good at what she does. I found her via instagram and loved her before and afters. Kudos to her for being so fabulous!
Rating: 5 via Google
Chanel Tran
2 months ago
Brittany did an amazing job! It took ~5 hours to do my hair, but I was comfortable the whole time. The outcome of my hair is awesome! I’m usually timid about people bleaching my hair, but she did it amazingly. I can’t wait to go back in and let her work her magic :) She is very personable, professional, and considerate. I would 10/10 recommend.
Rating: 5 via Google
Natalie Mendez
2 months ago
Nikki did a fantastic job. She nailed it! She took her time to listen to what I wanted which resulted with a very happy customer. Not only did she do a great job, she also made a little over 3 hours fly by! I got the balayage + haircut. I will definitely come back and will certainly recommend Koa beauty to friends. Also, the salon is adorable and the service is very professional. I can tell that Nikki and the girls at Koa are passionate about hair, stay up to date with current techniques and trends and want to please their customers.
Rating: 5 via Google
Aubbrey Runcorn
2 months ago
Kristina was extremely sweet, very professional and very knowledgable.
Rating: 5 via Google
Angela Moneyhan
2 months ago
I love Kristina. She knows hair, is not afraid to try new styles but is also conservative with her approach. I always like how I look walking out of there. Great color, extensions, cuts...whatever you need.
Rating: 5 via Google
Haley Borton
2 months ago
I’ve been going to Kristina L since I was 22! (Now 34.) Before I found Kristina, I would Google the city for stylists, jumping from salon to salon trying to find someone I liked. Kristina attends numerous conferences across the nation every year to keep up on the latest coloring and styling techniques. As a result, she always makes my hair look current, without me having to battle it. The cut and color is done so well that it’s easy to get the look I’m after. I moved out of the city a couple years ago, but haven’t dared to try other stylists. She is worth the trip. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Rating: 5 via Google
Amber Maddox
4 months ago
I have been going to Kristina for a couple of years. She fixed my “bayalage” mess of black on top and blonde on bottom and I haven’t seen anyone else since!! She’s the best around...always keeping up on education and super knowledgeable about color and extensions. I always look forward to my glam appointments with her!!
Rating: 5 via Google
elisha oldenkamp
4 months ago
Always super friendly and welcoming. I have known Kristina (the owner) for many many years and she awlays provides the best experience and i always walk out loving my hair.
Rating: 5 via Google
cece huang
4 months ago
Excellent service, and excellent work! I love my new caramel balayage and haircut! Nikki was excellent and took her time and has great attention to detail. Would recommend her!
Rating: 5 via Google
Marissa Shannon
4 months ago
Looked around online for a promising salon. Found KOA and Nikki did an amazing job with my requests. Top quality and product for a fair price. Definitely going back for future cuts. Thank you!
Rating: 5 via Google
Leila Ortega
5 months ago
I went through a total transformation from brunette to blonde with Nikki. I had an idea of what I wanted, but Nikki patiently talked with me to make a clear plan for what we were going to do. I never felt nervous or uncomfortable. I have super thick hair and Nikki was meticulous and really took her time to get this right. I so appreciate all the time and energy that went in to this #glowup! She even topped it all off by giving me a cute cut! I feel like a million buck babe!
Rating: 5 via Google
Renee Geib
5 months ago
I’ve gotten my hair done before and never really loved it but my experience at Koa Beauty was amazing! I got my hair done by Nikki and she exceeded my expectations! I’m absolutely obsessed with my newly colored hair and would definitely recommend Koa to anyone that wants to get theirs done no matter what type of hair:)
Rating: 5 via Google
Audrey Johnson
5 months ago
I love Koa Beauty and my hair stylist Nikki. Koa has a relaxing and chill vibe which is a nice contrast to a typically high energy, loud, large salon. The appointments are never rushed which is great. Because of this, I can talk to Nikki about color ideas, styles, get her opinion and then decide what I want. I have been thrilled with my color and hair since I came to Nikki this fall. Having moved from another state I was apprehensive about a new hair stylist. I am lucky I found Nikki and Koa! I just love the color and style she creates for me.
Rating: 5 via Google
Jennifer Ahrens
5 months ago
I have been going to visit KOA, Kristina since opening (and before). Great service, super nice place and very pleased with the results!
Rating: 5 via Google
Cheryl Yee
6 months ago
I haven been going to Kristina for over two years now. She’s amazing and worth the drive from Seattle. She is always trying new things and learning the latest trends. On top of that, she’s super friendly.
Rating: 5 via Google
Fnan Gawenka
6 months ago
I’ve been going to Koa for a few years now and recently had my hair cut by Nikki. She listened to exactly what I wanted and did an amazing job! Great energy and made it such a fun experience. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5 via Google
Tessa Chen
6 months ago
The owner is so NICE and talkative and the price is cheaper than I use to pay. It’s also closer to my place and just right in downtown. Also it’s close to my favorite coffee store DUTCH BROS I’m happy!!! You can just walk over after your salon. Such a great great place. The most important is she is talented. SHE GOT SKILLS! She really cares your hair and wouldn’t waste your money and you would see the results.
Rating: 5 via Google
Esperanza Lorena
6 months ago
I absolutely reccomend Koa Fearless Beauty! Kristina was so sweet and easy to talk too. She really made my experience a great one! She also gave me the exact cut and color I had envisioned. I'm so happy with it!
Rating: 5 via Google
Alex Schweitzer
6 months ago
Professional and friendly staff. Clean and modern facility that uses great hair products. The owner and her stylists are all super nice and do a great job of creating an inviting atmosphere that gives great hair services. Been twice for hair cuts and color and the staff all know what they're doing and know what works on who and explain everything, getting confirmation along the way. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5 via Google
Karabel Bramow
6 months ago
Five star rating for Kristina Lindquist :) She is the best hair stylist I know. Very talented, professional, creative, and truly one of a kind stylist. I’ve been going to Kristina for 18 years and never have I had a bad experience with her. She is always on time and she is so fun to talk to. We always have something to talk about. I love that she is always going to classes, training seminars and shows to ensure she knows the latest on hair trends and styles for her customers. Definitely, the BEST hair stylist in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Highly recommend Kristina Lindquist for hair service :)
Rating: 5 via Google
Elizabeth Roberts
6 months ago
Kristina is the best! I trust her opinion and always walk out feeling amazing! I used to dread getting my hair done and because of her, I look forward to it!
Rating: 5 via Google
Lisa Cairns
6 months ago
I have been a client of Kristina’s for 15 years. I appreciate that she continues to improve her practice by taking classes and always striving to be her best for her clients. I completely trust her to cut , color and style my hair and I have never been disappointed in her work. I feel fortunate to have her as my hair stylist and highly recommend her.
Rating: 5 via Google
Marlo Maroon
6 months ago
Love this salon. Brit is my favorite though I’ve never seen anyone leave looking anything less than amazing! Highly recommend.
Rating: 5 via Google
Andrea Schmeichel
6 months ago
Color geniuses, awesome salon!
Rating: 5 via Google
Ariel Beier
6 months ago
I could never go to a different salon. The owner is amazing and has never disappointed me even when I want to go from dark to a crazy bright color.
Rating: 5 via Google
Wendy Atkinson
6 months ago
Best extensions in all of Portland!!!!! Love this salon. Kristina is so talented & super friendly.
Rating: 5 via Google
Mahriah Zimmerman
6 months ago
Kristina was great. I love my hair FINALLY. Beautiful studio. Highly recommend. And.... I'm a tough critic!
Rating: 5 via Google
Sarah Larson
10 months ago
Nikki did an amazing job with my hair! I came in for a cut and blonde balayage. I told her what I wanted and she gave me exactly that. She was super friendly and easy to talk to. I'm extremely happy with my results and will definitely be coming back to see her. 10/10 would recommend.
Rating: 5 via Google
Lauren Garverick
1 year ago
I love this salon! The vibe is bright and friendly. Rachel is EVERYTHING! I came here to get my balayage-gone-bad fixed. Her awesome personality and knowledge put me right at ease. One of the main things that set her apart from others was that she took the time to explain her thought process as far as color and technique. For some reason I really appreciate this over a stylist hearing me and saying "okay", then running back to mix color without telling me what they have in mind. She transformed my honey yellow hair into an on-point beautiful beige-y blonde, all while keeping the health and integrity of my hair in mind. This lady is talented with both color and cut!
Rating: 5 via Google
Zarah DelGreco
1 year ago
Rachel has made me feel so beautiful, taking the time to teach me how to recreate the look, and she's also fixed someone else's horrendous haircut on me! This facility is also absolutely gorgeous inside though slightly hard to find.
Rating: 5 via Google
Liberty Paden
1 year ago
Rachel is my new absolute favorite person !! It was my first time getting my hair dyed, so I came armed with a million different photos of the color I wanted and she mixed the absolute most beautiful color for me. It looked so natural but bold, and most importantly it made me feel amazing. She’s super attentive to detail and was really communicative through the process. I left with exactly what I wanted, which is incredibly rare. (The fact that the salon was absolutely beautiful didn’t hurt either!!)
Rating: 5 via Google
Debbie Hoff
1 year ago
Great salon! Highly recommend Krista!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Madison Meyer
1 year ago
Sarah is a hair goddess! I look forward to every chance I get to sit in her chair and let her work magic on my hair. 💘 The salon is chic and beautiful and the ladies couldn’t be more friendly. I recommend KOA to everyone I know!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Andrea Hogan
2 years ago
Kristina has such a warm and confident energy. She makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door and her space is beautiful! LOVE my haircut and thrilled to finally have found someone in Portland that is so talented!
Rating: 5 via Google
Snot Face
3 years ago
I have been going to Kristina for years and she always gets my haircut right! I even made the mistake of going to a salon close to home once which ended in a horrible lopsided disaster, but after one visit to Kristina she made it so much better and I ended up loving the new haircut. She has taken my hair from short to long, blonde to red to brown and back to blonde. Very professional and an excellent listener.
Rating: 1 via Google
Valerie Gonzalez
3 years ago
I had an extremely disappointing/frustrating experience with Kristina. I emailed her before scheduling to ask if she could achieve what I wanted (silvery hair) based on my current hair, find out cost, and the number of visits it would require. She responded saying she would love to do it and would likely be able to get me there in one visit (based on all the info I gave)and gave me a price. I agreed and set up a time. I was shocked at the end of my appointment when my hair was BLUE. She did not apologize or even act concerned. She commented that she loved it and would do this color on her own hair. Not what a client wants to hear when something this drastic happens. She then sent me home with a color remover and told me to let her know how it washes out. Well, it went bad. My hair was orange after using it. I told her I needed to come in and do something about it. She did another color remover and toned it, thats it. Thats what she considered "fixing it". When I asked her if another color appointment would be part of the first visit since she did not come even close to achieving what I asked but still took my money, she said no. She said, "it takes a lot of time and effort" so nothing will be free. So she thought it was appropriate to keep my money for making my hair worse than when I started. She also tried to claim my hair in the photo before seeing her is "so silver because you used Pravana silver" which is not true because I hadn't done anything to my hair in over 3 months. I used Pravana in the past but it washes out quickly. Certainly would not still be making a huge difference 3+ months later. My hair has the damage of someone being platinum but without actually achieving that color. She eventually agreed to refund me and apply the cost to another visit (meaning free like I asked initially). I agreed but she text me the morning of my appointment to cancel and refer me somewhere else. She never took responsibility for her mistakes or the damage she had done and then wanted someone else to fix it. The best part is she said she would mail me a check for the refund but surprise it never came! I had to drive downtown (from Hillsboro) to pick it up. When I reviewed it she spelled my name wrong and wrote the date as 3/16/2015... Needless to say I had her write a new one. I've never experienced anything like this before and hope I never do again. I do not recommend anyone go to her not just because of the skill, or lack there of, but how she decided to handle the whole situation. You've been warned.****I posted pictures of each phase on my Yelp review if you want to see for yourself***
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Emily Stenlund
3 years ago
Christina H. is amazing! I have been seeing her for about a year now and she gave me the cutest pixie cut ever! She's so friendly and does a fantastic job with everything she does!
Rating: 5 via Google
Kristin Collins
3 years ago
Love Koa Beauty soooo much! They're always so friendly and up to date on current trends!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Heidi Farland
3 years ago
Kristina is so fun and talented! Beautiful salon that makes your appointment everything it should be! I would recommend KOA beauty to anyone!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Carly Poe
4 years ago
David is brilliant! Absolutely perfect, fierce hair every time!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Jamie Mobley
5 years ago
Olivia is amazing!! She just moved to this salon and I am so glad to have followed her to Koa. This salon is beautifully decorated and has a relaxing, calm, light and airy atmosphere. Olivia's relaxed yet professional manner and spot-on style fit in very well in her new surroundings. Great salon, fantastic stylist, total satisfaction.
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Jos Read
5 years ago
Kristina is THE BEST. She always gets my hair perfect, which I've never found with any previous stylist. I'm really picky about my hair and it's so nice to find I don't have to worry about it coming out wrong when I go to her. Plus she's just an awesome person.
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Becca Johns
5 years ago
Kristina is an amazing stylist, and wonderful woman. I've known her for years and she's cut and styled my hair many times. I've always left happy with an extra bounce in my step. I love this girl. <3
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Erin West
5 years ago
Kristina is very talented and I highly recommend her for her expertise with color. She's also incredibly cool and has great customer service. Go see her!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Jennifer Butenschoen
5 years ago
Kristina is an incredible stylist & a wonderful person! Not only does she listen to what you want, she goes above and beyond what you are expecting! I have extremely thick, course and long hair and let's face it... I dont trust many stylists with my hair. Ive been going to Kristina for over 7 years now and everytime I leave her chair Im ecstatic with my "doo!" She will make you laugh while in her chair and you will be extremely comfortable with her, too. She will listen to what you dont want and try fun stuff if you are feeling adventurous! 100% of the time ive loved my hair and I thank you Kristina! So excited for you and your own salon..... I know with your husband, furbabies/kitties, family, friends and clients by your side, your business will be unstoppable!!!
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Shauna Marx Bryant
5 years ago
Not only is Kristina one of my besties, she is the most fabulous stylist I have ever been to. Bias aside I have always been so happy with every shade of blonde or purple she has done with my hair. Not to mention the style she did my hair for my wedding day, was also gorgeous!
Rating: 5 via Google
Karissa Cole
1 hour ago
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1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Lingxi Li
1 month ago
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Karybell Sarabia
1 month ago
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James Paterson
3 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Leann Ogasawara
3 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Sara Louber
4 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Kacy Dolan
4 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Joelle Hval
6 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Susannah Fennell
6 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Shauna Henderson
7 months ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Shirley Liao
8 months ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Cami Dixon
1 year ago
Rating: 5 via Google
Kristin Cordz
2 years ago
Rating: 5 via Google
theresa gallagher
3 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Haley Zimmermann
3 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Ashleigh Wright
3 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Jhordan Arroyo-Day
4 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Cherice Pope
4 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Huy Pham
4 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Chelsie Killian
4 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Jason Gerken
5 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Susanna Frandsen Meeks
5 years ago
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Auntie Brooke
5 years ago
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Cori Lindsey
5 years ago
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Ashley Troy
5 years ago
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Courtney New
5 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Kris At Koa
5 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Ray Santos
5 years ago
Rating: 5 via Facebook
Angela Troy
5 years ago