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Congratulations to Our New Color Educators Gretchen & Laci! August 14 2015, 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Gretchen and Laci will serve as our new Goldwell Color Educators for our apprenticeship program.  Congratulations ladies! 

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!

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

   


Welcome Amanda + Erica to Team Urbaca! September 03 2014, 0 Comments

We are so excited to add Amanda and Erica to our talented staff!  Erica is a glamour queen with a special talent for bridal updos.  Amanda is a sweet and sassy cutting expert, complete with Vidal Sassoon cutting training!  For more information or to schedule a free consultation with either Erica or Amanda, give us a call 503.241.5030.

 


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

*FREE*

  


Is Your Stylist the BEST? July 24 2014, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again! Vote for your favorite salon, hairstylist, make up artist and more for the 2014 Portland Fashion and Style Awards! 
www.portlandfashionandstyleawards.com
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pzYpBqxiy96DVOfpr23LKw_3d_3d

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.


Save the Date August 7, 2014 July 22 2014, 0 Comments

First Thursday, August 7, 2014:  Urbaca will hold a "Customer Appreciation" open house BBQ with new artwork by Ericka Eve Plummer.

Featured in lobby:  Erika Eve Plummer photo exhibit

"Song of the Summer Skies." Much like Homer's Odyssey describes the inescapable lure of the songs of the Sirens, the nocturnal NW Summer Skies lure me to the darkest and most specular places . The fading light and ensuing darkness are the song that pull me deep into the night.

Featured in spa:  Abstracted Distractions – Recent Oil Paintings by Cathie Jo Vacca.  Cathie Jo’s abstract oil paintings are personal and layered ephemeral landscapes. 

 

Please join us August 7, 2014 

6-8 pm 

Urbaca Salon 

120 NW 9th Ave #101 

Portland, OR 97209

Food + Drink

Music by Shannon Severson

FREE

 

For Salon Information: 503.241.5030 urbacahairsalon.com

 

For Artist Information: 

http://www.erikaplummer.com

http://cathiejovacca.com


Jasmin's Color On Letterman! July 21 2014, 0 Comments

Nice hair color, Jasmin!  Check out St. Vincent's gorgeous hair color on Letterman!  #goldwell #celebritystylist 
http://www.stereogum.com/1693030/watch-st-vincent-explode-david-lettermans-brain/video/