The team members of Chameleon
Each team member has a passion for their craft. We promote a fun and comfortable environment in our salon, and you will find that each team member is laid back, friendly and most importantly-- good at what they do! Please let us know if you would like us to recommend a stylist who will suit you best. To learn a bit more about each of us at Chameleon, you can check out the staff profiles we have provided below. We love our team and know you will too!
Owner | Hairstylist
Raving Reviews: “She was so nice and patient with me. She really listened to what I want and made me more than happy when all was said and done.” - Melissa H. (Yelp)
“She is a real master at both color and cut.” Mary D. (Yelp)
Madelyn began her training in California at Paul Mitchell in April of 2005. Although her first attempt in the hair industry was at age five when her and her childhood best friend gave each other new do’s. “She butchered my hair, but I just gave her some texturized bangs.” Madelyn finished her professional training when she moved to Portland. Shortly after graduating she opened Chameleon Salon. “I wanted a career that wouldn't be mundane. the thought of a career that was not only creative but would always have tons of variation from day to day excited me.” When asked what she’s most passionate about doing she say’s color is her specialty. Looking at her portfolio it’s easy to see why; from beautifully blended balayage to neon unicorn hair and everything in between, it seems she really has found the variety she was looking for in her career. Her favorite part about hair, though, starts with the person in her chair. “My goal with my clients is to determine what style will work best for them based on their hair type, lifestyle, budget and how much time they want to dedicate towards maintaining their style both at home and in the salon.” When Madelyn isn’t giving killer consultations, cuts, and colors, she’s channeling her inner Martha at home for friends and family. “I will be the hostess with the mostest some day!” Honestly though, she really does make a mean trifle. She also loves spending time with her two doggies, Wesley and Ozzy, who’s names are inspired by her true #1 obsession; Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Licensed Hair Designer, Esthetician and Nail Technician by the Oregon State Board of Cosmetology
Core & Adaptive Training at Paul Mitchell in Los Angeles, CA.
Hands on training classes focusing on award winning, creative coloring techniques from Paul Mitchell
Trained in Thermal Japanese Relaxing Systems
Certified Brazilian Gloss Stylist
Corrective Coloring Classes focusing on achieving the right desired results through planned color formulations.
11+ years experience with Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color (my current color line).
Several Paul Mitchell Hair Color classes focusing on the chemistry of the hair color and the hair itself, providing the knowledge to fully understand the color I am using on your hair.
Barbering Classes focusing on classic barbering techniques. An in-depth look with hands on training in classic men's haircuts, tapers and shaves.
Paul Mitchell Blonding Technique Classes focusing on placement and tonal dimension for blondes.
Balayage hair color techniques, hair cutting and styling classes taught by celebrity stylists Eric Alan Nelson and Richard Nelson.
Attended America's Beauty Show in Chicago, IL. 2008
Attended Fashion Focus in Seattle, Wa 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014
Attended The Gathering 2014, a Paul Mitchell seminar focusing on Cutting, Coloring and Styling taught by some of the beauty industry's most talented and respected stylists!
13+ years of experience
Hairstylist | Esthetician | Nail Tech
Caring for others and helping them see their own beauty has always been a big part of who I am. My father passed away when I was young and I have followed in his footsteps. By sharing my creativity, skills and empathy with clients, loved ones and friends. I LOVE what I do and I'm always excited to share it with others.
License hair designer by the Oregon State Board of Cosmetology
Attended Fashion Focus hair show in Seattle,WA 2014 & 2015.
Was an honored stylist for a Rose Festival Princess on her coronation day 2014.
My career as a hairstylist began back in high school as I would create awesome looks for myself, friends, and local bands. When I graduated in 2005 I immediately enrolled in beauty school and have been working in salons ever since. I am from New England and moved from New Hampshire to Portland in 2013. I have always loved doing hair, it is one half creativity and one half service. Vision is great, but I also LISTEN and for that I have happy clients! Let me find a fitting style for you, whether it is enhancing your natural look or completely changing your entire head to match your favorite color! I will consult before we begin about a maintenance plan and some daily styling ideas. Bandit Styling is my brand and I feel right at home working at Chameleon Salon!
Licensed hair designer by Oregon State Board of Cosmetology
10+ years experience