Coronavirus

Hundreds of Local Stylists Say It's Too Dangerous for Salons to Reopen

“It’s dehumanizing to be told that our clients need to be six feet apart while we are right on top of them. Are we less human? Worth less?”

05/13/2020 By Eden Dawn

Staying stylish

Portland Stylists Offer Covid Hair Tips

Bang trims, hair health, roots tips, kids cuts, and more.

04/02/2020 By Fiona McCann

True Colors

This Portland Tattoo Artist Specializes in Surprise Ink

Mark Dugally of Inkbus Tattoo gets under your skin—and then inks it.

02/26/2019 By James Stevens

Beauty

I Had My Blood Spun in a Centrifuge and Injected in My Face to Look Good

In the continued quest for better skin, I turned to the hot new beauty treatment: my own blood.

01/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Wellness: Body Talk

One Editor's Elaborate Wellness Routine, Explained

Here's what it takes to be Portland Monthly style editor Eden Dawn.

01/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Long Weekends: Soak It Up

Carson Hot Springs Is Basically a Hot Tub Time Machine

An hour east of Portland, rustic relaxation awaits.

09/11/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Mama Sans Drama

7 Oh-So-Portland Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t just take her to brunch again.

05/02/2018 By Sarah Hutchins and Kelly Clarke

Woman Up!

Make Art, Rock Out, and Plot Career Domination at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Event

Our second annual wellness and empowerment bonanza boasts a roster of hands-on experiences to inspire creativity and get you where you want to go.

04/25/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Mississippi/Williams: Shops

15 Perfectly Portland Shops in the N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

Vinyl records and fancy salts to natural oddities and feminist art, this hip 'hood stocks all our local obsessions.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Style Spotlight

North Portland's Cloak & Dagger Is the Cheers of Barbershops

The two-year-old N Williams barbershop combines a welcoming bar-like vibe with serious styling talent.

09/26/2017 By Kayla Brock

Trophy Case

8 Winning Portland Design Finds

From beautiful brass mobiles to bold boxing gloves for women, these locally designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Body Talk

Portland's Bloom Beauty Summit Showcases Celebrity Stylists of Color

Join makeup artists, hairstylists, and life coaches for a two-day natural beauty expo.

09/18/2017 By Kayla Brock

Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Division/Clinton: Shops

10 Perfectly Portland Shops in the Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Prepare for a trove of chic threads, comic-book finds, stylish stationery, and lady-approved sex toys.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Everyday Activism

You Can Now Support Homeless LGBTQ Youth by Washing Your Hair

Rudy’s Barbershop is donating bottles of its new unisex product line to Portland’s Outside In, among other organizations.

03/28/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Tuck Woodstock

Hair to the Throne

This Is the Guy Who Gives Portland’s Top Chefs Amazing Hair

Emmanuel Santana coifs the likes of Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, and B.J. Smith.

01/23/2017 By Chad Walsh

Winter Relaxation: Floating World

Welcome to Portland’s Flashiest New Spa

Knot Springs boasts soaking pools, panoramic views, and Pendleton towels.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas