A salon that feels as good as it makes you look? Sign us up! We spent a early afternoon with the talented mastermind/creative director/owner of WINDOWWALL, Kim Namanny who is sweeter than peaches n’ cream and has got skills. Kim has set the bar high with a coveted team of stylist that’s training, education and experience provides a life changing hair epiphany. Located on the third floor of the Ford building you are greeted by giant pained windows, a beautifully decorated waiting area and sky high ceilings that really seal the deal. Oh and the view - we are talking relaxing modern treehouse filled with some badass ladies, but irl you are in inner south east industrial, how do they do it? All of the accomplished stylists at WINDOWWALL’s goal is create custom do's that embrace each clients unique shape and hair type, the result is something effortlessly natural, something that everyone can appreciate. A better you, but really!
Just take a look for yourself below! If you are looking for a change, don't hesitate, the WW ladies are busy gals.
1. Why Portland? What was it that drew you to Portland or has kept you here?
Portland has always been known for its creativity. With rainy days it makes for the city to bloom with its creative thinkers. This I love and have always adored the people whom it attracts.
2. What are your favorite things happening in Portland (design or otherwise)?
I enjoy our dinning scene. With farm to table still on the latest and new up and coming interior designers the city is really starting to sparkle in its ambiance.
3. How did Windowwall start?
It was seriously an authentic persuit. We originated in a art studio with one mirror and one chair evolving into what we know call our industrial tree house with five-chairs.
4. What has been your biggest obstacle?
Honestly, learning how to build a team with the right hires.
5. What or who inspires your design?
My design style is really inspired by a New York Gallery meets French Flea Market. I love little trinkets.
6. What are your favorite things about Portland?
Dive Bars and being able to ride your bike anywhere, along with the unique people it attracts.
7. What is your favorite part of your studio?
I love our large industrial windows that overlook downtown and Southeast Portland.
8. Your favorite thing about your workspace?
I absoutley love our team at WINDOWWALL.
9. Tell us two truths and a lie!
Razor cuts are amazing, but not always the best option. Colorists need to understand chemicals before they indeed can become a proficient Colorist. All salons are created equal.
10. 5 things you can’t live without.
My team, my hands, coffee, sunshine and good music.