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!

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!

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!



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



Spa Services to AVOID June 24 2014, 0 Comments

In this You Tube segment, Licensed Esthetician and certified American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better facilitator Sherry talks about spa treatments you should avoid while undergoing oncology treatment.

Introducing Urbaca's You Tube Channel Skin Care With Sherry June 23 2014, 0 Comments

Skin Care With Sherry segment on #urbacasalon's new You Tube Channel!

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