Clare has an aura of welcoming about her. She's caring and thoughtful and considers YOU — your personality, your current life, your style — when making suggestions. I have curly hair with red undertones, and had lost trust with my previous stylist after he'd taken my color to blonde extremes. It'd been a year and a half since I last highlighted my hair, but I knew I could trust Clare to give me the more subtle toning that I wanted.
The best thing about Clare is that you feel like her only client. Not only do I leave with a wonderful look (so many compliments!), but not once do I feel rushed or on a schedule. The conversation flows naturally, and it's so refreshing to have a genuine connection with your stylist.
- Nicole Boucher
Being a guy, I like a quick, precise haircut. Clare does that and she does it well. I'm happy with my service and continue to go back for my cuts. Thanks Clare!
We moved to South Portland from Florida on June 1, 2015. I immediately set out to find a stylist that I could rely on to cut my hair the way I wished and not just a standard haircut. We met Clare at a local business in July and she has been handling my hair cuts since then. She is friendly and eager to please her clients and maintains very high standards and reasonable fees. My wife and I shall continue to benefit from her professional service and highly recommend her.
- Bruce Hirdlera
Randomly at work one day about 6 months ago I looked at my co-worker (who happens to be my sister) and said do something with this…as I pointed to my very long curly and big 80’s hair. She excitedly began dialing numbers for stylists that could take me there and then…she found Clare.
When I walked into the salon and met Clare, discussed with her that I needed and wanted to leave 1988 far behind when I left that day. She calmly talked me through what she could do with the length, color, and bigness that was in front of her. After about an hour and a half…I was thrilled, my sister was thrilled, and my husband loved it. The cut was all me. Somehow after just meeting me she knew and captured my personality in a cut and color.
Since that first meeting and multiple cuts, colors, and highlights later, I have had my daughter go to Clare and have recommended her to anyone who asks who I go to, which happens a lot. My daughters hair had been damaged by a bad highlight at another salon and Clare was able to repair the damage and give her the color she had wanted.
When I used to sit in a salon I dreaded the time it was going to take, now I get excited to go and hang out for an hour or two, gossip a little, and come out with an amazing cut and color. Clare makes spending time on myself fun and I am so glad I was able to find her.
I just moved back home from living in DC and one of my biggest worries was finding a stylist. I found Clare in the greatest little salon in Old Port and I couldn't be more ecstatic. She freshened up my layers and gave me new bangs which I'm rocking. She also matched my red color perfectly which made my husband happy too. Not only has she met my stylist needs, but she also does facials that fit right in with my hair appointment and my busy schedule. One stop, two services, and an easy walk to downtown afterwards. So glad I came back and couldn't be happier :)
- Jennifer D
I never thought of myself as a “facial” kind of girl. I’m more of a rinse and run with an occasional acne after- thought once they appear and the scar is forever fading into the past. Clare changed all of this for me and not only did she get my neglected skin back on track she also made sure to educate me on the importance of skin maintenance and the health benefits of simple at home therapies. What impressed me the most about Clare’s service is that she made sure to get to know me as a person. My daily schedule,maintenance routine, eating habits and stress habits were all taken into consideration while preparing a plan for me and my skin that would work within my busy lifestyle. Clare’s natural healing abilities and her awareness to my concerns made for a soothing and holistic experience; my sessions with Clare were definitely all about me.
- Julie O.
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Clare is the only stylist I found who cuts my straight, baby fine hair the correct way. She created a beautiful V shape in the back and added just enough layers and texture to give my hair life and body. I also have my hair lightened with the balayage technique, It's just the right amount of sunkissed pieces with a few darker pieces for dimension, I love it and I receive a ton of compliments. She rocks at brow shaping too! Love the brow cream she carries.
I really love that she uses natural and effective products. I felt pampered and my skin looks and feels fresh and vibrant. I can’t wait for my next one!
- Jessica Radke
I have spent most of my life in harsh outdoor conditions and my skin has paid the price. Clare introduced me to simple techniques and a product line (Only Yourx) that have been extremely beneficial for my overly sensitive skin. All my consultations with Clare have been informative and nurturing. She takes the necessary time to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who has skin issues.
I initially sought out Clare’s services to get advise on sun damage and the age related changes on my face. We set up a treatment plan to start the process of reversing these changes. She was very knowledgeable about skin types and the correct products to use. I had VERY dehydrated skin, which was being intensified by the skin care regimen I was using. She recommended the correct skin care products which after using for just one week, I have noticed a tremendous difference in my face. I leave Clare’s office feeling “dewy, glowing and refreshed”.
- Dr. L Nordhus