OLIVER KELLY

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Specializes in

  • Traditional barber cuts

  • Precision cutting

  • Intuitive shags

  • Short hair

  • Razor cuts

  • Textured curls

Oliver believes that hair can be a unique expression of who his client is, and seeks to serve the vision of his clients. Hair should do most of the styling for you, should grow out perfectly, and Oliver wants to set up each client to love their hair, long after leaving the salon. Oliver achieves this by embracing natural texture, and teaching clients how to love their natural hair by utilizing new techniques they might not be familiar with. Oliver moved to Portland from Asheville, NC, where he worked at Pivot Point, and continued his education with Goldwell, KMS, DevaCurl, barbering, Wella, Davines, and many more. He focuses much of his work on barbering; his barbering perspective positions him well to work with short hair in a way not typically offered in a traditional salon setting. Oliver specializes in textured curls, short, vintage and modern cuts, classic barber cuts, detailed, intuitive cuts, shags, razor cuts and designs. While Oliver is a cutting specialist, he executes beautiful, lived in color, as well. Beyond the chair, Oliver spends his time with his partner and fluffy dog. He writes and publishes books of poetry and short stories, plays and builds drums, records horror movie soundtracks, and explores Portland’s nature on his motorcycle.