Lakeview native Stacie Marie has returned to Lakeview and brought her hairstyling business with her.
Marie grew up in Lakeview and graduated from Lakeview High School in 2005. After graduation she did a variety of jobs including being a wildland firefighter. Knowing she always loved hair and cutting hair, she was encouraged to enroll in the John Paul Mitchell School in Portland and did so in 2015.
She spent the past five years in Portland, not only learning from the best stylists in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, but working at some of the high end salons in Portland. She did apprenticeship training for cutting at Evolution, and for hair coloring at ColorAuthority — two salons in Portland — and worked in both salons as an employee while she was in her apprenticeship. She credited the schooling and the apprenticeship with giving her the skills to be excellent as both styling and hair coloring.
“I have always loved doing hair. In high school I would cut and style my friends’ hair,” said Marie.
She said styling hair is a passion of hers, and something that she can do anywhere. While she said she misses some of the life in Portland, she is excited to be back in her hometown of Lakeview and to help people look their best. She said she still has family in the area, and with COVID impacting salons and their ability to operate in 2020, she said it just felt right to come back and be near family and to bring her business with her.
“I love being outdoors and what better time to move back to Lakeview than during COVID, when everyone wants to be outside,” said Marie.
She said she does not miss the traffic, busses and crowded areas, and enjoys being close to nature once more. When she was working in Portland she was one of 20 other stylists working in the salon, and she was working as a junior stylist. After a couple of years working as a junior stylist, she felt it was time to go out on her own and make her own way.
“I found the experience educational. Everyone was really nice, friendly, and I learned so much from everyone. But I was ready to go out on my own,” said Marie.
Since she has moved back to Lakeview she said she has found everyone to be really nice and welcoming and looks forward to styling people’s hair and showing off her skills.
She specializes in hair coloring, men’s and women’s cuts, facial waxing and eyebrow waxing, and more. She said she is a hair coloring specialist. Coloring consultations are complimentary. A men’s haircut costs $20, a women’s $30, eye brow waxing $15, coloring is a la carte and depends on what people want. Each haircut comes with a free shampoo and conditioning.
She said the best route is for people to make appointments with her; she is currently set up in a back room in Details Salon. Marie is available for appointments Tuesday – Saturday and can be reached at 503-757-7768.