"Everything We Put In And On Our Bodies Must Be Nutritious And Safe"
Intelligent Nutrients company philosophy
Our team has decades of experience and advanced training in hair styling and in-depth knowledge of the salon business. But what sets us apart is our commitment to organic products. We care about the health of our customers, our staff and our environment. Thus, we only use products that are certified organic. Creating a safe environment has been one of the driving forces for creating our own salon — that and our passion for hair!
Co-Owner and Stylist Ola Smith: Ola has been working behind the chair as a Master Stylist for 20 years. She trained at Matthew John Salon, Aquage (up dos + retail), All Nutrient (color and cutting), Rusk (color and cutting), Framesi (advanced color), TIGI (cutting and advanced foil), Gel (nails), Sebastion (retail), and most recently, Intelligent Nutrients. Before launching Parlour, Ola owned and operated her own successful salon for 10 years (Ola's Hair Design). She was born and raised in Iceland and moved to the United States in 1992. She lives in Portland with her husband and three children.
Co-Owner and Stylist Thomas Leighton: Thomas has worked with the Aveda product line for 14 years and became a Master Stylist after graduating from the Aveda Institute in New Mexico. He continually attended cutting and coloring classes through Aveda's education programs. Eventually, after mastering techniques at Aveda Institute in St. Petersburg, FL, he became an In-Salon training coach, himself, to teaches others how to cut and color. Recently Thomas completed several courses with All Nutrients (color and cutting) as well as Intelligent Nutrients at its Minneapolis Headquarters. April 2017, Thomas completed a course with the American Institute of Haircolor as a Certified Color Technician with All-Nutrients hair color. Prior to his styling career, Thomas earned a degree in small business management from the University of Maine at Machias, which he put to use for several years managing the successful Matthew John Salon.
Stylist Michelle Butler: Michelle graduated from the Maine State Academy of Hair Design here in Portland in 1989. She has been continuing her education ever since. Having spent 14 years with Aveda, she participated in their fabulous on going education for cutting and coloring. She came to join our team here at Parlour when we opened in September of 2014 and has attended training with our Intelligent Nutrients company in Minneapolis. She has now been listed by the Portland Phoenix as one of Portland's top 5 stylists of 2015. Michelle is an amazing addition to our creative team here at Parlour.
Stylist Melissa Roberge: Melissa has been been working and training with Aveda for over 15 years now and joined our team here at Parlour in May of 2016. She is a wonderfully creative stylist who received her training in Wisconsin and returned home to bring her talent to Portland. In April 2017 Mellisa, completed a course with the American Institute of Haircolor as a Certified Color Technician with All-Nutrients hair color. Melissa has been wonderful addition to our team here at Parlour bringing her great energy and knowledge and now is an intrigal part of our hair color education.