By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Parker has created a three-chair salon intended to be peaceful and comfortable in a grown-up environment, she said, “so you can have a conversation without having to shout over a crowd of people.”
Eight years ago, Parker joined the styling business after realizing she likes working with people and being in charge of her work day.
“I decided not to go to med(ical) school,” she said. “I wanted more autonomy and to be able to do my own thing.”
Parker worked earlier at a Urbaca, a Pearl District salon where she learned cuts, color, perms, styles, up-dos for women and men.
“I can do a high-and-tight, too,” she said.
What Parker likes about her work are the same things that keep customers coming back: long-term relationships, sincerity and integrity.
“I don’t always tell my clients what they want to hear, and vice versa,” she said. “They are paying me for my expertise and my advice of what would be best for the client.”
The salon is located on the second floor of a building with a view of downtown.
Appointments for Hanh Solo may be made at (503) 236-3468. The website is hanhsoloforhair.com.