In September, Andrea Forshaw purchased the Black Sheep Salon at 4620 N.E. Sandy Boulevard in Hollywood from Dani McGinty, who retired in February. McGinty took over the former Flip Salon about three years ago and changed the name of the business to Black Sheep after remodeling the interior. Flip had previously been doing business in the space upstairs from Hot Lips Pizza and Tiger Lily Tattoo for 14 years.
Forshaw is a stylist who started doing hair when she was 12 and began her formal beauty school training in 2003. She has completed advanced training in precision hair cutting techniques, based on Vidal Sassoon’s methods, and she specializes in fine, ultra-straight and curly hair.
“After working in the industry for thirteen years I wanted a salon of my own,” said Forshaw. “Not a large ‘mega’ salon, but something small that catered to one person at a time. I think I’ve found that with Black Sheep. Black Sheep is known for it’s affordable luxury and a peaceful relaxing atmosphere. I offer the best cut and color for the money, with an in-depth consultation. In honor of my sister Tess, who I lost to cancer in 2005, I will take appointments from anyone in active cancer treatment – or a onetime post-chemo visit – at no charge.”
Forshaw offers haircuts for men, women and children, along with beard and mustache trimming, color with lowlights or highlights, shampoos and styling. Appointments can also be made for special needs clients, both adults and children.
“I also do wig and toupee cutting and styling,” said Forshaw. “I have an hourly charge for removing hair extensions, tangles, mats and foreign objects. I am very good with ultra fine or straight hair. If it involves hair, I can help you.”Forshaw has fond childhood memories of the neighborhood.
“My mom lived in the Hollywood Towne House apartment building and I visited her there on weekends back in the late 1960s,” said Forshaw. “I remember the Hollywood Theatre and the Chinese restaurant that is still over a few blocks on Cesar Chavez. My favorite shops in the area now are Lux and the Hollywood Farmers Market.”
For more information, call 503-880-6007 or visit www.blacksheeppdx.com.