Bessie Day Salon Portland

An Aveda salon in Portland, OR

Bessie Day Salon is and Aveda hair salon located in NW Portland, OR.

Courtney has been the genius behind my gorgeous hair for seven years. From blond to brunette to red and through adorable bobs, natural looking extensions, and now an almost pixie, I am always in love with what she pulls off.  The new salon is beautiful-open and light with huge windows. Great street parking.  -Ann M.


Kyle is truly a professional, attentive and talented hair stylist. Big glowy, shiny stars!  :)   - Cindy S.


Who would think that a tint and wax on my brows would make me feel and look so fabulous!! Would not go anywhere else. Courtney your the best     -Susan T.


Love, Love, Love my experience here!!!  Kyle is awesome she is very geniune and gave me an aweseom head of highlights, cut, and style.  I now feel like I can have fun in the sun with my new do.  Beautiful salon, friendly people, service excellence, and refreshing herbal tea.  I'm definitely going back for all my hair services.  I am so grateful in finding Kyle, since I just moved to Portland.  It was meant to be!! Thank you Kyle!!  - Rachel G.


Courtney has been my gal for several years now, and I'm so excited about her new salon!  She has been great at translating my vague "can you make me like this pinterest picture, but less... weird" requests into stylish perfection.  She's super knowledgeable with great tips for how to style it on your own, gifted with her color placement, and fun to talk to on top of it all!  Her prices are reasonable and she is committed to making sure you love your hair.  Love love love!  - Mira C.


I was a walk in on Fourth of July not expecting much but Kyle Ulinger was amazing. She did a dry cut for my curly hair in 40 minutes flat for an exceptionally fair price. It's the best it's ever looked; she knows her way around cow licks and delivered exactly what I asked for.  –Kris R.


Courtney has been cutting my hair and my mom's hair for a while now. She is great! She will listen to what you want for your hair and make it happen. The salon is a relaxing environment-- very clean and it smells great. Plus, this is an Aveda salon! If you are looking for a new salon, I would highly recommend Bessie Day salon.  -  Kate D


"Kyle U. is the only person I let cut my hair! She is efficient, knowledgeable, and very professional. She is extremely polite and makes getting your hair cut quite pleasant. I highly recommend her"   - Arman W


When Courtney opened Bessie Day I had no choice but to follow her, even though it's all the way across town for me, because I love her that much! I wouldn't drive all that way for just anyone but we have been through a lot together- She has cut my hair from a bob to a pixie cut, dyed it dark, bleached it blonde, basically you name it and Courtney has done it to my hair. The amazing thing is that every time it looks adorable! Plus her salon is so lovely inside, I'm always offered a hot cup of pour over coffee and the products she uses smell amazing. I can't recommend this sweet salon enough and even though I am in an exclusive (hair dresser) relationship with Courtney, I know she has other wonderful stylists there too!   -Vanessa L.


"I had my hair done by Kyle U. and was very happy. She is excellent at knowing what products work with your particular hair. She is very flexible, and really focuses on what the client wants. She was professional, a real pleasure to chat with, and gave my hair the burst of life it was so desperately seeking. I also had her dye my hair and it turned out exactly as I wanted-how often does that happen?! Well clearly every time if you see her-highly recommend you ask for Kyle -you will not be disappointed!"  - Breanna H.


I followed Courtney from her first salon to her second, and I followed her to her own space, Bessie Day. She's put her heart into this place and it shows. Any cut, any color, even any product you need, and she has it. If you don't know what you want? Courtney will guide you to the right look for you. My hair, left to my own devices, is an unmitigated disaster. Every time I leave Bessie Day, I've got my groove back.

Today, I stopped in for a cut. It's been a bit and my hair was frizzy and unkempt - the usual for me. Courtney tamed the beast and found a hairstyle that fit my current beard-growing mood. I've seen her work on others, and it's always up to the same high standard, from complex cuts and colors to extensions to wedding hair.

In almost no arena is the axiom "you get what you pay for" more true than in hair. You could go to Supercuts, pay $11.95 for a haircut, get rushed into and out of the chair, and leave, with a imperceptibly heavier wallet and looking like a schmuck with a $12 haircut. Bessie Day Salon is worth every penny: personal (and personalized) service, attention to detail, and a passion for hair. You'll be doing yourself a favor.  - Josh M.


Love Courtney! Love her new adorable Aveda salon! Courtney wants everyone to look great and have beautiful hair. She has been my stylist for years; long hair to bobs, from dark, red and now silver - I've always been pleased.  - Wendy L.


I have had nothing but an amazing experience every time.. I have a lot of thick gray hair. I can' t explain what exactly Kyle does to it. I can say that every time I leave her chair I look 10 yrs. younger and feel 10lbs. Lighter. What more can a girl ask for. I guess for her to stay in Portland, because where ever she goes to work I am following her!  - Adrienne T.


I love me new highlights and cut. Courtney is fantastic! - Marni N.


 Kyle  is amazing! She gave me the best haircut ever, and I have gotten so many compliments on it. I will only go to her from now on!    -Sunny S.


I love Courtney's new salon. It's got a great location, easy parking and relaxing! She does wonders to my hair, which is quite a miracle. Highly recommend this place.

Kyle is one of the best hair stylists I have had!  All of the cuts she has done for me have grown out beautifully and have gotten many compliments from day 1 until the day I went back to have it cut again.  She has a great eye for style, shape and color, and is truly an artist.  I would recommend her to anyone!  -Marisa P.


I know this lovely lady's work, and can vouch for her; I've seen that anything she gets her talented hands on will be beautiful! Blessings on this salon and all who enter here :) Cheers!  - Justin M.


There is a girl Kyle there that rocks!  She gets it right every time.  Awesome chic to chat with and let her talent shine. – Allie M.


Courtney is the best ever!  - Helen C.


Her technique is assured, and her eye is very good. I've had more compliments on my hair since she started cutting it than with the last 3 stylists combined. 

In addition to being a great hair cutter, Kyle's also a very cool and funny person; always a plus when you're the captive audience and the other person has a pair of scissors in their hand.  -John B.


Courtney is the best, she's been doing my hair for years I would follow her any where! Congrats on the new salon!!!             - Stephanie G.


Going to someone new for anything hair related - especially when you've got curly hair - can be a bit scary. Kyle immediately put me at ease. Not only did she give me a great trim (it was getting a little wild), but she truly listened to me and worked with me (I hate it when stylists just do whatever they please without first conferring with the client). On top of that, Kyle is such a blast to talk with.  Easy conversation and a great trim? That's the dream right there.  -M.E.


I have been loyal to Courtney for several years now, and love her new space. She has helped journey with me from older, punkier styles to a prettier, softer look that suits who I am now. She can do the same for you! - Tara G.


You know how a certain era made it feel like you could walk into a beauty shop and you'd be understood, taken care of, and leave feeling like a more accurate version of yourself? When I visit the one and only Kyle A. I get what I need and want. She is a dream come true. Before making decisions, she took a moment to learn about me as a person. Helping me decide how to treat my hair based on my lifestyle is incredible and makes a world of difference! Because of Kyle A I now have a whole new relationship with my hair. The way she cuts it makes sense for the way I live. She is great!  -Emese I. 


Kyle is amazing. She listens and gives you what you want. She also has a keen eye for what will look good on YOU!             - Diana C.