Adriana and Mackenzie met in 2003 while attending beauty school in Portland, OR. The two became fast friends and after both graduating with a full cosmetology license, they worked in some of the top rated salons in Portland together.
In 2010 Adriana began training with American Crew and has traveled all over the country while still maintaining a full schedule at a busy barber shop in downtown Portland. Now, as one of the company’s top educators and barbering specialist, she is ready to share her knowledge with a new team.
Mackenzie opened her own single chair barber shop in a suburb city of Portland during the winter of 2010. She stayed busy with her loyal clientele and loved the freedom and quietness of being on her own.
After 8 years Mackenzie and Adriana came back together and opened Hair Method Studio in the summer of 2018. The two friends envisioned a salon space where continuing education and support was a priority in helping other barbers and hairdressers reach their potential.
Adriana - Lead Barber/Co-Founder
Known for her trendsetting vision and extraordinary skill, Adriana is constantly fascinated with the positive psychological effect of a fitting haircut. Specializing in textured cuts for men, Adriana takes inspiration from her client’s fashion, culture, and lifestyle when creating their tailored hairstyles. She is a National Educator for American Crew presenting and teaching at conferences all over the country. She teaches straight razor shaves and the art of traditional barbering with a twist on modern day cosmetology.
Mackenzie - Stylist/Barber/Co-Founder
After graduating with her full cosmetology license in 2005, Mackenzie worked in some of the top-rated salons in the Portland area. She mastered her barbering skills at a specialized men’s salon before embarking on her own in 2010, when she leased a station at a well-known salon in Portland’s Pearl District. There, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best stylists in Portland, which led her to continue her education and interest in women’s hair cut and color techniques.
Marina - Jr Stylist
Marina may be an easygoing, go-with-the-flow type of girl, but don’t be fooled — she is the oldest of 10 siblings. She’s been a self-driven leader since day one, setting trends not only at home, but behind the chair as well. She’s always had a passion for art, and has been drawing, sewing, and making clothes for her dolls since before she can remember. It was only natural for her to go down the path of cosmetology, specializing in color. She loves to transform any color and cut into a piece of art to be admired. Marina is patient and most of all loves making her clients happy. She’s delighted to have chosen Hair Method Studio to grow her career and build her client base.
Terra - Sr Stylist
Terra was born in The Dalles but raised in Alaska. She spent every summer in The Dalles with her grandmother, and loved visiting Portland — she always knew she wanted to live here. Terra studied Esthetics in 2002 and Cosmetology in 2004 at The Aveda Institute of Minneapolis before moving to Portland in 2005 to pursue her career as a beautician. Terra has extensive experience with both men's and women's cuts and color, specializing in clipper, razor and shear styling. She can also wield color foils like a champ, and loves a good blow-out or flatiron. She loves to see a client walk away happy, and prides herself on making sure they always want to come back. You can find Terra with a smile on her face and shears in her hand.
Shawn - Barber
Shawn, born and raised in Philadelphia, attended Empire Beauty School, and in 2011, received her teacher’s license in Cosmetology. She moved to Portland in 2015, where she has consistently developed her craft in a variety of ways. She is a skilled barber, sharp with lines and innovation, while taking great care to amplify clients’ looks through thoughtful engagement and creativity. Shawn is passionate, personable, and great to talk to. Client care is her passion, and she is sure clients leave her chair feeling elevated and refreshed.