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Sherry's Okamura Farmacopia Named One of Portland Monthly's 8 Artisan Apothecaries Grown in Portland! March 16 2015, 0 Comments

Read all about it here!

Wealth Attraction With AM Northwest's *Breakthrough Energy Expert* Linda Binns February 25 2015, 0 Comments

Would you like to go from stuck to UNSTOPPABLE?  Join us at Urbaca Salon Thursday 02.26.15 *6:30 p to hear Channel 2 AM Northwest energy expert and author Linda Binns!  Free*  Beer/wine 21 + up

RSVP 503.241.5030 or on Urbaca's MeetUp page for a special gift at the talk!

 


 

*The parking lot we share with Pearl Bakery will be PAY TO PARK only after 6:30 pm 02.26.15.  Sorry, no parking passes available.  

 


Happy 2015 Skin Care Giveaway! January 05 2015, 1 Comment

Check out one of pdxblogger.com's top choices for fashion & beauty, Ladies in Navy!  Enter to win skincare for your skin type!  

#newyear #newyou #skincare #blogger #skin #bestbloggerpdx #spa #organic #acne #oily #dry #mature #sensitive #teen #men #antiaging #antioxidant #madeinoregon #peace #love #joy #happynewyear


Instagram Contest! November 12 2014, 0 Comments

A cool opportunity to WIN Okamura Farm products, check out this Instagram post from merecdavison aka blogger Martha Chartreuse!
http://instagram.com/p/vTsCg_iIM-/?modal=true

 

 

 

 

 

#contest #skin #skincare#madeinoregon #blogger #giveaway #beautysecret #organic #parabenfree#sulfatefree #crueltyfree #vegan #marthastewart #peace #love


We're In the Pink and Green! November 07 2014, 0 Comments


Check out this great blog review of Urbaca's services from mama-to-be Jane in her blog In the Pink and Green!  Hair and make up by Caitlyn.

Okamura Farmacopia Supreme Creme is a *Favorite Fall Beauty Product* October 26 2014, 0 Comments

Make no bones about it, we have always admired Martha Stewart as a taste making creative powerhouse!  When we found one of our new favorite blogs, Martha Chartreuse and saw she had a passion for replicating Martha Stewart Living cover shoots, lets just say it was love at first sight!  We have some cool stuff coming soon in cooperation with the Martha Chartreuse blog but we're letting the cat out of the bag just a bit!  Miss Meredith, the maven behind Martha Chartreuse, listed Sherry's Okamura Farmacopia Supreme Creme as a Favorite Fall Beauty Product!  Read all about it here!


Coffee and Cardigans Blogs Portland Living Urbaca-Style! October 26 2014, 0 Comments

We do indeed love both caffeine and cashmere, how excited do you think we were to find Miss Callie's sweet PDX lifestyle blog, Coffee and Cardigans!  Read all about her Urbaca experience here!

Urbaca is a *Fall Favorite* of Ladies in Navy! October 22 2014, 0 Comments

We recently had Portland lifestyle blogger Kelsey in for a Hydrate Facial and shampoo and blow dry style.  

Check out her review on one of our newest favorite blogs Ladies in Navy!

 

 


Headshots at Urbaca? September 13 2014, 0 Comments

We had an interesting question yesterday from our guest who is presenting at a conference and needed a headshot.  She thought it would be great to have her hair and make up done, then have someone take a good digital picture of her.  We could totally do that!

Then we got to brainstorming how it would be useful for dating sites to have a cute picture, or realtors needing to update their look and have something they could use professionally.

We've been taking a lot of photos around here, fast and furious because we are so dang busy we usually only have about 20 minutes to spare!  Danae and Sherry have had fun grabbing quick, cool shots.  

Here are some photos we've taken in house:

  Photos by Danae 

   Photos by Sherry

I bet if we asked real, real nice we could bring in an actual pro photographer for an added fee, if people wanted a more comprehensive shoot?  

Um, yeah, we're calling Crystal Genes!

 

What do you think?


WARNING: Urbaca's Hair Apprenticeship is REALLY HARD September 10 2014, 0 Comments

Hairdressers are a wonderfully creative bunch but it takes a specific skill set to become one of the 5% truly successful cosmetologists.  Our benchmark of the top 5% would be a 6-figure stylist, as in you TAKE HOME 6 figures, not just do that dollar amount in services per year!  

It takes talent, certainly, to achieve that kind of success.  But as my old theater mentor Jon Jory used to say, "Talent and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee."  That was how long ago I heard this, a cup of coffee was only 2 quarters.  Egad.

We've heard the word grit recently and there is a spirit of resiliency necessary to do this work.  Day in and day out, guests will bring you their problems and expect you to perform miracles.  See:  Talent.  Sometimes you will fail, and you will fail spectacularly--to learn from the experience and move forward takes grit. Not everyone has that.

I can tell you a group though, that inevitably has grit.  Anyone who has graduated Urbaca's New Talent Hair Apprentice program.  At Urbaca currently that is John, Jasmin, Chelsie, Laci, Gretchen, and Caitlyn.  Each of these stylists started at the bottom with talent and grit and worked their way up to become the successful stylists they are today.

Our apprentice program is hard, but human.  We expect you to show up not on time, but early.  To have common sense and learn efficiently.  To anticipate needs and multitask accordingly.  To participate as part of the solution.  

All you need to do then is add, time, talent and training and you'd be well on your way to your 6-figure income.

We are currently hiring for our next New Talent Apprentice Superstar.  We should do a reality show for this, what do you think?

xosherry