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!

First Thursday TONIGHT! 6-8 pm August 07 2014, 0 Comments

Urbaca's Customer Appreciation BBQ is tonight!  

Live music, new art work, food and drink by our good neighbors at World Foods, games, prizes + sales!

This is the biggest celebration we've done in a while!  Hope you can make it.  : )

120 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 101 Portland, OR 97209



Yes We Travel + Come In On Our Days Off July 24 2014, 0 Comments

We are happy to come in on our days off and/or come to your location to provide bridal hair and make up services!  

On-Location and salon-closed services start at $370 and include in salon hair/make up trial and day of hair/make up for the Bride (additional mileage charge outside 20 mile radius of salon).  

For details, please call 503.241.5030.

Urbaca Weddings in FULL SWING! June 29 2014, 0 Comments

Thank you Brides for choosing Urbaca, we are honored!  Wow, weddings!  Team Urbaca Weddings Gretchen, Caitlyn, Laci + Daria are working overtime to keep Portland's brides gorgeous.  Talk about COMMITTED--on location, in salon, in salon on days we're CLOSED--these superstars are rocking it!  : )  

Congratulations to all brides + grooms this summer!  

Portland's Hair l Skin Experience May 29 2014, 0 Comments

Conundrum! Solution! May 15 2014, 0 Comments

Wow, big response to our hiring blitz!  We are inundated with resumes from stylists who are moving to Portland.  It makes sense, Portland's a cultural hot spot right now, tons of people are moving here!  

These seasoned stylists may have decades of experience, but no clients.  As a commission salon our stylists are employees, they do not rent their chair.  We also offer medical insurance and vacation benefits for our employees.

Plus, we have our New Talent graduates who have worked very hard for 7-12 months, working hard at the bottom of the totem pole and supporting every member of the team.  They need to be tended, nurtured and grown on a daily basis.

As you can imagine, we must be very judicious about this kind of hire!  How exciting, though, a stylist from another city, fresh talent + inspiration...?  And we do get a new bridal party request every day, this summer's going to be nuts, we will need all hands on deck.

Now that we have a system in place--it only took us 16 years!--for the New Talent program for brand-spanking new stylists, we may turn our attention to Seasoned Stylists entering a new market.  

Whether it's moms coming back to styling part time or the salon professionals who cannot escape the siren song of Portlandia--i's hard to start over.  But you know who did exactly that?  Urbaca's new owner, Daria Daniel.