Thank you for coming by and giving me an opportunity to introduce myself.
Hi, I'm Cortney Pinion, it's so great to have you here!
I've been working behind the chair in Salem, Oregon since 2009. Although I'm originally from LA, I spent almost 20 years living all around the Portland area. While I don't miss the traffic and the constant construction, the foodie in me misses the restaurants! Where is your favorite Salem-area spot to go?
Hairdressing is a passion I cultivated later in life...though I've always loved doing it, this is actually my second career. I graduated from the University of Portland with a B.A. in Psychology and was a social worker for over 10 years in a wide variety of settings. If you ever wonder why I'm easy to talk to, that's likely the reason.
I've always been in the business of helping people, and with my background I truly understand how important it is to make sure someone's outsides match the image they have for themselves. My job, first and foremost, is to listen. My skill and creativity are there to execute the plan we've created together, to help you get closer to the goals you have for yourself.
Two of the many aspects of hairdressing I love so much are the constant innovations and opportunities for education! If I'm not traveling around the US attending seminars, I'm scrolling though my social media feed soaking in the latest trends and the newest techniques that will make my work that much better.
Did you know that I'm also a blogger?
I've also been working on a series of tutorial videos over on my IG -- I'd love to know what you think!
Confession: despite my outgoing nature and dry sense of humor, I'm a raging introvert. No, really.
Are you a pet person? I am a very proud crazy cat lady, and last fall we added our year-old rescue puppy Tessa to the mix. Just so you know, there is no such thing as an unwelcome pet photo in my hair (extra points for costumes)!
I love spending time with my family and we get up to all sorts of crazy adventures. Sometimes that means seeing my favorite bands on tour, other times I find myself participating in mud runs -- but my preference is to travel somewhere I can spend quality time snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles.
Four-time Statesman Journal's Best of the Mid-Valley Best Hair Salon Winner
Salem Weekly's Mid-Valley Best Hairdresser Winner
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