a boutique salon
Hood River's Unique Hair Care Experience
- Haircut (women) $60 +
- Haircut (men) $40 +
- Color Re-Touch $75 +
- Color Full Head $85 +
- Partial Highlights $85 +
- Full Highlights $100 +
- Color Correction please inquire Tone/Gloss $25
- Shampoo & Style $35 +
- Shampoo & Flat Iron $45 +
- Formal Style $75 +
- Brazilian Blowout $275 +
- Amercian Wave, $300
- Simple Hourly Rate Any Style
- Relaxing Environment, No Hectic Salon
- Personal Attention at my Studio
- Bring Mimosas and Friends, or Fly Solo for Downtime
- Trial Run Sold Separately $75/hour
- Add more people to your party for an hourly rate of $129
- Ideal for the do-it-yourself bride who wants a low maintenance approach with top quality service.
- 4 hours of professional services on location, 1 stylist, (generally allow 1 hour per person)
- stay where you are, we travel to you
- travel fee included under 30 min drive ($50 fee over 30 min)
- Everyone In Your Party Already on Location
- Trial Run Sold Separately $75/hour
- Wedding Coordinator on Location to Handle Questions and Details
- walk from the chair to the aisle
- Add more people to your party for an hourly rate of $149
- Ideal for the bride who wants a customized styling service at her location. You want to relax and go for flawless without the hassle of travel.
- all the benefits of Custom Bridal — doubled!
- 4 hours of professional services on location with TWO stylists
- accommodate larger parties without having to start at 8AM
- 8 hours of styling can service up to 10 people, sometimes more
50% down payment is required to hold a reservation. Non refundable for cancellations under 2 weeks. Basic Bridal Package in salon is very limited availability.
It’s about you. It’s about beauty. It’s about sustainability.
When you settle into the chair at Subi Salon, you might notice what’s missing: other clients, the chatter of voices and the hum of hair dryers.
At this charming boutique salon we’ve created a peaceful environment where you can relax and savor your time. Our private treatment rooms allow you to enjoy the personal attention of your stylist without unwanted distractions. Like receiving a facial or massage, we want you to feel as good on the inside as you look on the outside. That’s true beauty.
We use the luxurious Davines line of hair care products, produced by an Italian family-owned company, whose commitment to sustainability and beauty mirrors our own. You’ll find each Davines productscented with a perfect balance of wood, floral, citrus and spice notes. Created with the finest natural ingredients, they are100 percent biodegradable, cruelty free and free of paraben, sulfate and gluten. Davines packages its productsbeautifully in recyclable materials, donates 1 percent of all sales to environmental nonprofits and purchases carbon credits to adhere to a strict carbon neutral business policy.
Subi Salon also demonstrates a commitment to the environment through our membership with Green Circle Salon, an international organization promoting sustainability in the salon industry by recycling and repurposing hair, foils, color-tubes, papers and plastics and diverting excess chemicals from water systems.
Welcome to Subi Salon! We hope you enjoy your time here.
Who We Are
Subhadra Katz, Subi Salon Owner
More than 17 years ago, I took a leap of faith and left the corporate world to find workmore in alignment with my heart. I left behind the security of stock options, benefits and a 401k and enrolled in beauty school. When I graduated I was hired by a salon that was then the best in the U.S. for French cutting. Eventually I landed in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and found a community that sustains me.
I love my work.It keeps me in touch with my core values, connection and courage. I get to meet people from every walk of life and they enrich my world. Making someone feel good about how they look changes how they feel, which in turn changes how I feel. I make a difference for people, and I get paid for it. It’s a win-win.
Beauty inspires me. It’s a multifaceted concept, so much deeper than just aesthetics. It stems from harmony and balance, which must include opposite shapes and colors. Beauty demands acceptance.I see myself as a modern day healer, using beauty as a medium. I aim to help women embrace who they are with confidence. I’m grateful to have found a way to express my creativity in a way that gives back.
Over the years I’ve trained with the top color specialist from L’Oreal Professional and taken classes with Vidal Sassoon for precision cuts, Jamison Shaw for French cutting, Yosh Toya for curls, Candy Shaw for Balayage, hair painting and styling, and Angelo Seminara, Davines Artistic Director and British Hairdresser of the Year, for wedding hairstyles.
My work is also informed by spending time in nature and by my personal yoga practice. In my free time, if I’m not traveling, you’ll find me wining and dining in Portland’s amazing food scene, hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Tifani Blouin, Subi Salon Stylist
Born and raised in Hood River, I loved tagging along as a little girl to my Mom’s hair appointments. Later my aunt opened her own salon in a small town. It was a community hub where people would always stop into chat, and I loved how that felt. I started cutting my friends’hair when we were teenagers, and always thought of it as a fun, creative process.
I’ve been styling hair since 2007. In the course of developing my skills and craft, I’ve traveled to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to train with some of the best stylists in the country.
I’ve attended the New York City Bumble and Bumble University seven times, which allowedme to train alongside other top national hairdressers to learnthe best techniques and gain artistic inspiration. In 2015, I worked with Bumble and Bumble Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon when I was selected to participate in their first ever Curling Iron Artistry program. I’m currently also the only certified ARROJO American Wave specialist in Oregon. I came back to Hood River in 2015 following four years at Keter Salon in Berkeley, California, which won“Best of the East Bay” six years running.
I describe my hair styling philosophy as “radical self expression.” I hope my clients leave feeling more like themselves and that their styles enhance their life experiences after they leave my chair. I feel I offer clients honesty and trust, and I’m a great listener.
When I’m not working, I love fitness, travel and exploring the Gorge with my husband and our two chihuahuas, Sammy and Brooklyn. A certified yoga instructor, I believe in feeling your best inside and out. What I love most about being back in Hood River is the close community. The people here are creative, artistic and open to letting me work my craft.
Monica Pennington, Subi Salon Stylist
I’ve had a passion for doing hair for as long as I can remember. As a kidI would style my Mom and Grandmother’s hair whenever they would let me, and Iwas the hair stylist for all my friends’high school dances. Eventually I decided to take it seriously andenrolled at the Aveda Institute of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I have been a stylist for 11 years and love it. The work is fun, engaging, challenging and ultimately the perfect job for me.
Currently I specialize in color and styling but am expanding my focus to include specialty men’s cuts. I’m excited to study straight razor shaves with the hope of providing quality barbering services in Hood River. I love connecting with my clients and giving them the opportunity to express their individuality. I don’t just cut hair, I consider myself an artist. I work to create a look. Hair is the one accessory you wear every day, it should express who you are.
I moved to the Gorge eight years ago to follow my dream of living in the Pacific Northwest and being within hiking distance of a waterfall every day. In addition to enjoying the trails with my best pal, Mogely the dog, I like rafting and biking. I’m also studying to be an herbalist at The School of Traditional Western Herbalism.
What People Are Saying about Subi Salon
Big Talent, Small Town- M.C.
Large city talent in a small town! Now I don’t have to travel to Seattle for a keratin treatment! My color and highlights are back to high quality and look so natural without any red or brassy tones. Subi is as experienced as any major large city colorist in L.A., Seattle or New York.
Big Talent, Small Town-Hope from Portland
I stumbled upon Subi’s website after deciding to escape Portland and marry my salon experience with some quality outdoor time in the Gorge. I’m so glad I chose Subi Salon. The atmosphere is relaxing, and Subi is down-to-earth, and super accommodating. She takes pride in her work, and ensures that her clients feel good about the results. Thanks Subi!
Curl Power- Alanda Stelzer
I love Subi’s work! She understands curly hair and I love her advice! Love the color … She knows just what I want!
Curl Power- Nicole Keim
I came on a friend’s recommendation and I was 100 percent satisfied. Subhadra was warm, friendly and really listened to what I wanted in my haircut. I have curly hair and it’s hard to find someone who knows how to cut curls, but she does. I’ll definitely be back and will recommend to others.
Simply the Best- Kari H
Subi is not only a breath of fresh air, she is remarkably talented. My hair went from straight, fine and bland to bouncy, alive and fun! Wow! What a beautiful difference! Thank you, Subi, for the best cut and color I’ve ever had! You are an absolute delight. My hair and I look forward to seeing you again!
Simply the Best- Susan Witt
Best haircut in years! I’ll definitely be back. I would recommend Subi to anyone looking for great color and a fresh look. Thumbs up!
Great for Guys- Paul M
Subi is a great stylist and a cool person with whom to spend your time! I really like my haircut. Her space is clean, comfortable and well appointed. She uses the sustainable line of Italian products, Davines.
Great for Guys- Ken Earle
Very nice haircut. My wife was very happy to see my clean and professional appearance after Subi cut my hair.
Pampering Perfection- Jennifer Perret
My hair looks amazing and the relaxing setting of Subi’s salon allows me to feel spoiled, pampered and relaxed. I love the privacy of a single client at a time, which Subi provides. Subi is amazing!
Pampering Perfection- Stephanie Hartman
It is always a treat to step out of the chaos and into Subi’s calming space. Plus I love my new Subi-do.Always a treat.
Tough Hair Tamer- Corrie M
This lady knows hair! I have fine, straight hair that is not easy to cut and Subi gave me a great haircut. Subi also did my hair for my wedding and she did an amazing job. She worked magic and created just what I wanted to make it appear like I had a lot of hair. My mom, sister and mother-in-law were all very happy too. I can’t say enough good things about Subi!
Tough Hair Tamer- Annette B
Subi knew how to cut my thick hair and I got the perfect new haircut! She listened to my hair ideas and introduced me to some good quality hair products. Just what I was looking for!
Wedding Wonders- Meghan K
Subhadra is an amazing person and an excellent stylist! She did both my wedding updo and my fiancé’s hair and makeup. Both of our styles stayed intact and beautiful the entire day. Her shop was so relaxing, and she was a joy to converse with. It was a great way to start our wedding day. Thank you, Subi!
Wedding Wonders- Alyson E
Subi is awesome! I hired her to be onsite for my wedding to do hair and makeup. Planning with her was easy, and when the wedding prep schedule got crazy, Subi went with the flow and arranged for another stylist to be there on short notice to accommodate everyone. Besides doing absolutely gorgeous updos and styles, she was a cheerful and calming presence to have in the bridal suite. It really was a treat having her there to help get ready for the big day!
Kid Magic- Melody Acosta
Lovely and charismatic lady soothed the fears of my 13-year-old haircut-phobic daughter. She looks great. They both do. Maybe I will be next.
Kid Magic- Ali A
Subi is incredibly knowledgeable about hair and color. Always a fabulous experience, and now I bring my kids to her.