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2328 NW Westover Unit B
Union Hair and Skin Boutique
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A nomad from the southern Oregon coast,, from a young age Chandra was taught the world was bigger than where you are from. Spending her childhood between California and the UK (and literally everywhere in-between) she was fascinated early on by culture, fashion and adventure. Being the daughter of a prominent UK DJ ,introduced her to many popular musicians and celebrities in the 80's, and led to dreams of working creatively within the entertainment industry.
By the age of 10, Chandra had an avid obsession with fashion magazines, which she would cut images out of to make her own books. By 12, she had a working knowledge of cuts and color, and by 19 she was performing burlesque in hand-made costumes with a troupe featured on HBO and BBC. By 25 she put down roots in Portland and focused on a career behind-the-scenes as a stylist.
Still fascinated by arts and crafts, Chandra's passion has taken her cross-country to study under masters in cut, color , extension and design. She has over a decade in training with KMS, Goldwell, Davines, Redken, Kerastase, and most recently Kevin Murphy, NBR extensions by DKW, high quality Jane Iredale Cosmetics and CND Shellac.
Her specialties can be broken into two categories:
Natural: Long lasting, effortless cuts that work with the client's natural texture or curl. Fine-Hair tailoring and styling education for encouraging volume and heallth. Full-Hair tailoring to decrease bulk and create movement. Organic cut and color applications that create gorgeous hues, soft blending and balanced results for every individual. Balayage, Soft-Ombre and Underlighting are among the techniques employed in this category. Casual/soft bridal styles that are beautiful without being stiff and unnatural. Natural looking customized hair extensions, temporary and semi-permanent to suit the individualized needs of every client.
Transformative: Corrective color and hair-treatments to fix just about any color mishap or situation, working with long-term and short-term goals to ensure clients are on the path to their dream hair.
Fashion cuts and color; working with the latest in hair cut and award-winning color formulas.
Textured Updos; Special occasion style-outs employing behind the scenes tricks with an emphasis on outrageous volume, shape, and surface texture. Micro-crimping, braiding, supplemental hair and accessories are all incorporated in this service for the most creative effect.