Honesty, integrity, and consistency are the foundations to which Jessica holds. She is an excellent communicator who listens to your every beauty desire. She demystifies the art of hairdressing so that you can recreate your style at home. Having a strong knowledge of the chemistry of products and the biology of hair, Jessica uses the science of hair to help you understand that your choice in product is equally as important as your choice in hairstylist. Born and raised outside of Washington D.C., Jessica brings to Portland her East Coast flair. She is an amazing colorist, specializing in color corrections and blonding as well as creating rich tones to compliment any skin tone. Jessica trained with colorist Beth Minardi and has been an educator for Paul Mitchell and Sephora. She is certified in DevaCurl cutting and Vidal Sassoon ABC’s of cutting.
“Though all the stylists [at Alchemy Salon] are talented, Jesslyn Irvin is expert at snipping thick curly hair and creating natural looking highlights.”
Washingtonian Magazine September 2010 article Great Hair at 23 Salons in the DC Metro area
“When I found her I finally found someone who consistently seemed to care that I like my cut. She is very good at finding what suits you and actually doing it!”
“I can walk in and all I have to say is make it look good and it happens!”
“Consistent good service. Consistent good results. I’m very pleased with the service and high quality of hair care.”
“Jessica was very communicative with my hair needs and understood exactly what I wanted. She gave me a great cut on my first visit and laid out a plan for restoring my color. Which on the second visit we did and I love how much better my hair looks and feels!”
“Jessica listens, gives advice and works with you...even when you’re not sure what you want! Her demeanor is always up beat, cheerful and engaging! I found a gem when I met Jessica!”