Monica Marteau

Monica Marteau, owner of French Cut Hair, is one of Portland’s most sought after stylists in the city, especially when it comes to helping client’s transition from long hair to short (or vice versa). She can create any look from classic women and men’s cuts to rocker chic depending on her client’s needs. Monica knew one day she would open her own salon. Oregon’s own “Coco Chanel of Hair,” Monica grew up in the south of France. “I started braiding and hair-styling as a little girl; my grand-mère and cousins were my muses. Grand-mère is an elegant woman who always insisted on looking her best and I learned the skill of listening to my client’s wishes directly from her.”

Monica spent her formative, professional years in Paris working with the industry’s top educators and designers and moved to Portland is 2008 to share her knowledge, vision, and distinctive, French hair-cutting techniques.

When she is not cutting and styling a client’s hair, this vivacious and personable master stylist is working on projects that include film and fashion photo-shoots and, as might be expected, creating a downtown salon of hand-picked stylists with impeccable taste.