​​​​~Chai Josie (pronounced Shay),(She/Her) ~

I have been doing hair for twenty years. Received my licenses in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, and business management training in Salt Lake City, UT. I have worked there for eight years and moved to Portland twelve and a half years ago and I'm still in love with this quirky town!

My experience over the years includes working in multiple salons, fashion shows, hair shows, multiple coloring techniques, precision cuts, barbering, special occasion up-do styles, funky, straight, fine thin, very thick, color correction, platinum bombshells, extensions, and last but not least, I am mostly known for my curly hair skills.

About curly techniques; I Absolutely  will not use thinning shears and the razor because I believe it will cause frizz. Techniques I use are through Deva Curl (Curly Girl book) and my own experiences with my own curls, and learning from others. I love the challenge of working with the most unruly, thick, curliest of hair! You may also look up reviews of me on www.naturallycurly.com.

Products I use and promote are silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, and cruelty free. I use Deva Curl,  Loma, and the Color lines I use mostly use are Keune and Goldwell.

Services are always guaranteed for up to 2 weeks. I treat my clients with patience, compassion, love and careful listening. 

See ya soon for some hair love! <3 Chai

****If you are a client, please/text me if you are having trouble booking or would like to get on my cancellation list.*** 

  • Precision Cuts
  • Curly/Texture Specialist
  • Barbering
  • Creative Colors


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