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.  


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!

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



All About Softening Spray *Aromatherapy* July 25 2014, 0 Comments

Here's a quick video with Sherry about the aromatherapy benefits and uses of Okamura Faramacopia Softening Spray!

  For more information, visit the Okamura Farmacopia website!  


How Do You RELAX In FULL? Comment to *WIN*! June 25 2014, 0 Comments

One of our salon mentors is KMS California's Global Programs Manager Alan Earnshaw.  He stops in to see us every time he's in Portland and imparts us with wisdom from throughout the land.  

Part of KMS California's philosophy is the essential importance of 10 minutes at the shower bowl.  Nearly everyone's favorite part of salon service is shampoo, conditioning and massaging the hair and head.  

One of the first things our apprentices learn here at Urbaca is how to give an amazing shampoo experience.  Everyone has a slightly different technique, Gretchen and Tonya have more finger work while Caitlyn and John use pressure and points.  Despite each stylist's variations, each has a dance, a responsive dance--with your head.

Yeah, a little weird.  Have you tried it?

It works the same way during facials!  Chakra energy balancing is all about relaxation, not only administering but teaching you simple techniques to relax yourself 365 days a year.  : )

How do You relax in full?

Have you had a shampoo/blow dry style or facial at Urbaca? Describe your experience in one word as a comment on this blog or our Facebook Post and you'll be entered to win one of each. Drawing 7.25.14 PS. This round you can enter as many times as you like! Good luck! 

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

What in the world does that mean, anyway?  

There's a reason why Portland has its own tv show, why it's such a popular destination for folks to flock and move!  

We love Portland too, Urbaca's been here over 16 years!    

Like Portland, Urbaca is not the biggest, but there's something different + special going on here--which is why we've been featured in American Salon and In Style Hair magazines!

Our favorite aspects of Portland + your hair/skin appointment = Portland's Hair l Skin Experience!

Friendly:  We're happy to see you!

Curious:  Who are you? How may we be of service?

Unique:  No cookie cutters here, just a consistently solid foundational skill set.

Community Minded:  We work together each day as a team, sharing technical information and creating a cohesive experience for every guest.  We help Portland not-for-profit organizations as often as we possibly can with hands-on volunteering and gift certificate donations.

Artisanal:  We support the apprenticeship model as a teaching salon and strive to create authentic, artistic work.  Our team includes photographers, filmmakers, artists, dancers, drummers, cooks, gardeners + world travelers.  Creativity comes in handy, we are better able to problem-solve color corrections and troubling skin concerns! 

Green:  We offer ammonia free-hair color + organic facials, plus our house line, Okamura Farmacopia, is paraben, sulfate + cruelty free.

Welcoming:  We're glad you're here!


Welcome to Urbaca!

What Is Chakra Balancing? May 25 2014, 0 Comments

You don't have to be a physical empath like Sherry to do chakra energy balancing, it's the oldest form of medicine and anyone can do it!  What Sherry can teach is how to make adjustments to improve your energetic makeup, giving you tips/tools to keep your energy levels balanced and healthy!

Spa Chakra Balancing is included in Power, Deep Pore Cleanse + Hydrate facials and may be purchased a la carte or added to any Urbaca service, $37 for 40 minutes.  It includes custom aromatherapy.

May be used as an energetic supplement for:

  • fatigue/overwork
  • anxiety
  • sluggish, need to lose weight
  • grief
  • infertility 
  • creativity/growth