Salon Nyla
  An AVEDA Concept Salon




Salon Nyla has been a Portland institution for over 35 year and an AVEDA concept 

salon for the last 20 years.  With the recent semi-retirement of Nyla herself, the salon is now owned and operated by long-time employee, Gina Jones, who ensures

Salon Nyla continues the tradition of excellent customer service, welcoming and comfortable surroundings and the highest level of quality hair color and styling to be found anywhere in Portland.

Meet The Team

Rachel is the voice greeting you on the phone and the smile welcoming you as you come through our door. Since 1993 she has been a regular fixture at Salon Nyla.  As the manager Rachel cares for our guests, keeps the chairs filled and products on our shelves. We are lucky to have Rachel on our team!

Gina Jones

Rachel Aby

Nyla opened her first salon in 1984, years later and multiple successful salons later, Nyla has stepped away from ownership to focus on the art of hair and her clients.  She has been an active member of the Soroptimists International of the Americas for the last 35 years. An organization that encourages women's empowerment through education.

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Future team member


Nyla Thomas

Crystal Harris

Crystal discovered working in the salon offered her the opportunity to take care of people and help them to feel good about themselves.  After learning about essential oils and the benefit of plant-based treatments and products, she knew working with Aveda products was also going to be a good fit for her.  A graduate of Mt Hood Community College’s cosmetology program, Crystal has been at Salon Nyla since 2017.

Gina began her career at Salon Nyla in 1997. She trained directly under Nyla and achieved master stylist status. After taking time off to stay home with her kids, she came back to work and purchased the salon in 2018. Her goal is to create an enjoyable atmosphere for her talented employees and a comfortable environment for their guests.

Pamela Northey

Pamela is our newest team member. She started with Salon Nyla in the Summer of 2021. She is from Seattle and comes to us with over ten years of experience behind the chair in haircuts, hair color and perms. She enjoys all aspects of being a hairstylist but her most favorite is the art and creativity of hair color design.