Testimonials

What our clients are saying about us:

I go to VA because my girl Shauna is there. She listens and gives me exactly what I want every time. She's been following my hairstyles for 3 years. She is the only stylist I've seen in Portland since moving here exactly 3 years ago. She is a genius with curly hair. I enjoy the staff as well and love being offered coffee when I'm there. A well run business

May 9, 2017

Just visited for the first time to get a mani/pedi. Everyone was so friendly and Amanda was amazing! Will definitely recommend to friends and will be back!

May 9, 2017

So happy that I found Jina at Venus Allure! I have dark super super kinky/coily hair and have been desperately trying to find a stylist who could keep up my blonde color after moving here a year ago. She dove right in and made sure I got the color that I wanted without damaging the integrity of my hair. Not to mention she is an absolute sweetheart. Any girls with curls I highly recommend her!!

May 9, 2017

I went to Shauna for a cut after she rescued my friend's hair. She did an amazing job!
I have fine hair that I have no intention of ever styling. Yet, I would like it to appear full and bouncy (unreasonable, sure).
Shauna listened patiently to my requests. Then gave me exactly what I asked for- defying science!
If you have fine hair, she is the stylist for you.

May 9, 2017

I went to Shauna for my first Deva cut and it was a terrific experience.  She is the best!  Very kind and compassionate and just really very informative.  I have a terrific haircut and one of the best experiences ever for a hair cut.  I really can't recommend Shauna and Venus Allure enough. The rest of the staff that I met/observed were all kind and accommodating.

May 9, 2017

I stumbled into Venus Allure after scouring the salons on groupon. Had a friend who had used them before. I was trying my luck for a walk in appt on friday. Lucky for me Kyla had a cancellation which freed her chair up for me. I have super long blonde hair. I just wanted it cleaned up a little, and since the Groupon special called for highlight--so did I.

I did something unheard of next! I asked for partial highlights that "nobody will notice, like nobody. Not even my boyfriend"

She nailed it. Along with communication, always making sure I was comfy and just overall great communication. I highly recommend kyla if you get anxiety over cuts, or dyes. She really listens!

May 9, 2017

Go see Amanda for your nails!!! I have been seeing Amanda for a while (...like 6 month. I keep going back! Can't find anyone better!) and I followed her from her last shop in Beaverton to this one and I'm so happy for her!! She does an amazing job. She is super detail oriented, she takes her time but isn't slow, and is super fun to talk to and easy to get along with. I wish more nail techs were like her.

May 9, 2017

After a visibly botched all over color at another place in Milwaukie, I looked on Yelp for top reviewed places in Portland.  I selected Venus Allure.
The stylist, named Shauna, not only had to correct the mess left in the wake of my days old hair disaster, but had to make the outcome look realistic, natural and professional.
Happily, Shauna succeeded at it all!  This meant something special for me because, as a blind person, I can not directly observe whether the work is well done and must go through my day until I can find someone honest and clear-eyed enough to tell me honestly.  My daughter filled that role this go-round and said that the work looked amazing.
Thanks, Shauna and staff for your welcoming and professionalism.  I plan to re-visit Venus Allure regularly.

June 26, 2015

I went to Shauna at Venus for my very first DevaCurl haircut on my disorderly curly hair. It was my first dry haircut experience, so I was very apprehensive.  Shaunawas amicable, observant, and well-informed.  She doesn't have curly hair, but she KNOWS curls.  She is Deva-certified, but even beyond that, she is an artist and acts with an instinctive aptitude to bring out the best of your curls.  She took the time to cut each individual curl group -- two hours of work in total.  While she was cutting she explained the method she uses (Deva Curl).  She took extra time to show me a new way to dry my hair, and was very considerate with product recommendations, but not at all pushy about me needing to buy anything.  Plus, she was just very charming and enjoyable to be around.  I'll end this review with the honest admission that I cried after my haircut -- tears of relief that I finally found someone who can bring out the best in my hair and, by extension, my natural beauty.  Having curly hair is an arduous journey, and everyone's curls are different.  I highly recommend Shauna if you need help embracing your specific curls and making them look their best.

June 26, 2015

Peaceful, relaxing, pleasant, high-quality services. Looking forward to another visit.

November 20, 2013

Amazing customer service!! Lots of extras. Incredible experience. We had a large group and even though we were running late, they took really great care of us and pampered us.

November 20, 2013

Jina has been cutting my hair for two years. She always takes good care of me and gives me a great cut. Thanks!

November 20, 2013

Everyone at the salon is always so professional and kind.  I've been getting my hair done by Shauna and she is very talented with both colors and cuts!!!!

November 20, 2013

A girlfriend surprised me with a pedicure appointment at Venus Allure Salon and Spa. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in and saw the unique set up, different from my typical pedicure place. The staff were very friendly and talked to us throughout the appointment. It is the only place I have gone where they gave me the nail polish afterwards to take home for touch ups. Enjoying a nice pedicure with good company and a glass of wine was a great way to enjoy time with my friend while she was in town, I recommend it for girls day. I made a return appointment while checking out.

November 20, 2013

Shauna does my hair and she is undeniably great! The owner and manager are on top of it and very hands on with the clients and provide a 5 star experience to everyone that walks in. I am a client for life!

November 20, 2013

Jina is so great. She is meticulous and does a fantastic job on my hair, and my hair isn’t easy.

November 20, 2013

I had a pedicure  today and it was very relaxing.  This place is a joy to be at and the glass of wine was a nice touch!  I will be back!

November 20, 2013

Massage was best I have had. He has strong hands when needed. My lower back was tender so he was gentler when he needed to be.

November 20, 2013

A week ago I got my hair cut with Jina. She does the Deva Curl hair cuts. My hair is so curly now. It lost its curl after having children and she brought it back. I am so happy.
Please tell her thank you and I will be back! Michelle

November 20, 2013

I had my nails done today and they look amazing! Wonderful experience, I love going to this salon each and every time! Thank you

November 20, 2013

EXCELLENT service, LOVELY brilliant nail technician and GORGEOUS facility! The front desk lady is warm, light-hearted and adorable. Thank you, Venus Allure for being my favorite Salon in Portland.

November 20, 2013

I have to say that I love this place.  I have had two really great experiences here- and each time with the same stylist-SHAUNA.  I adore her. Why?  Because she is SHARP as a tack, has a fantastic sense about people, and gives a mean haircut.  She loves working with curly hair- which I have- and she gave me a beautiful and functional cut that was exactly what I wanted.  She also cut and bleached a strip into my teenage son's hair- and this was the first time he let anyone NEAR his hair in ages.  She was so cool with him.  Gave him a great style that he liked and they talked music for a good hour and a half while she worked on his hair.  Also- Shauna didn't just cut and style my hair, she taught me how to style it myself in a way that she knew I would since I don't spend much time on my hair.  I love Shauna and you will too.  She knows what's up with your hair.  She knows what's up.

November 1, 2013