This month, after nearly 35 years at 7434 N.E. Fremont St. in the Roseway neighborhood, Craig and Debbie Starr will move their Hair Experience salon roughly four blocks west to join Steph Garbarino’s team in the Shear Illusions space at 7106 N.E. Sandy Boulevard, adjacent to the Subway sandwich shop. Garbarino is also a neighborhood stalwart and Shear Illusions has been open in that location since 1979. The Starrs’ new enterprise will be known as Hair Experience at Shear Illusions.
Craig Starr, who is also a contractor, has been working with Garbarino to spruce up the Shear Illusions space. Garbarino and Debbie Starr went to beauty school together. The first day of business at the new shop should be on or around April 18.
“It was our intent to ‘stay put’ so that our old and new clients alike will know where to find us,” said Craig Starr. “It has been, and will continue to be, our privilege to serve the hair care needs of so many wonderful people. The Roseway neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods have supported our business year after year and we are thankful to them and our many friends and clients from all over the region.
“We’ve had some wonderful years here together and have seen many neighborhood changes. Shear Illusions is a wonderful salon in a nice area with ample parking in the back. Although we will miss our little neighborhood salon, we are looking forward to new ‘Hair Experiences’ at Shear illusions very soon.”
The Starrs will be open in the new space Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call 503-281-4414 or visit www.hairexperiencepdx.com.