“Total strangers stop me on the street and in public places to admire my cute short hair. I think that is the very best endorsement for a hairdresser. Karyn is fun, imaginative, charming and very talented - a true artist. Cuts and color and inviting space. The whole package!” – NH
“Karyn is a good listener and problem solver. She listened to my hair frustrations and gave me a cut that renewed the love for my hair. Thank you Karyn!” – JB
“Karyn is super sweet on top of being incredibly talented. I've been dying my hair for years and it's never looked better. I get compliments everywhere I go about my hair color. I have bleached hair from roots to ends which is very hard to maintain without breakage and somehow Karyn makes it look easy! She is always open and receptive about trying different colors and always manages to give me the exact color I imagined. She's the best in Portland and beyond!!” – CF
“I've been seeing Karyn for almost 6 years now. I make the drive from Seattle every 10-12 weeks since moving from Portland. She's worth it! My hair has never looked better with anyone else. I'm naturally blonde, but it has darkened over the years. Karyn works her magic using quality products to highlight/style my hair making it brighter w/out looking fake. She is a great listener & has the unique ability to blend what you want with what she knows will work for your hair type/lifestyle!” -SB
Karyn Arizumi is a triple threat Stylist specializing in hair, makeup, and wardrobe. She has worked with clients such as Nike, Levis, W&K, Burton and countless others. Originally from Washington she has lived in Colorado and Los Angeles where she snowboarded and studied her craft. Karyn now resides in Portland Oregon with her husband James Arizumi and two children. Karyn is a nine time marathoner, a yogi, and a creative that is always searching for new adventures in fashion, art, photography and most importantly life.
Le Nalu Noir
September 2014 - Present
Owner / Stylist
Full service, private, by appointment only Salon
Gold + Arrow
September 2011 – September 2014 (3 years)
Training from the Paul Mitchell Academy, Vidal Sassoon education, Vivienne Mackinder, and Wella Academy. Specializing in hair cutting and color design. Using shapes, depth, and hue to mold movement in to the hair. As a stylist for 8 years working in the greater Los Angeles area working heavily with blondes it has become a noted skill to her craft. Giving common knowledge of how to style the hair to make people look and feel great is what Karyn loves about hairdressing. Today's works also include creative events such as editorial styling, catalogs, film, and fashion shows.
January 2003 – Present (11 years 8 months)
I am available for styling hair, makeup, or wardrobe for commercial, editorial, high fashion, and print.
September 2009 – August 2011 (2 years)
Hairstylist, makeup artist, training at the Bumble and Bumble Academy New York, Client building relation skills, Self marketing, software usage of Salon Pro
AG Hair Cosmetics
March 2005 – December 2010 (5 years 10 months)
Burnaby, British Colombia
Responsible for brand awareness, visual merchandising, and establishing relationships with retailers to generate sales. Management of cutting and product training courses for large groups. Successful budgeting and accountability for travel and training expenses.
August 2005 – August 2009 (4 years 1 month)
Strong client building relations, color educator for salon stylists, reached education level goals, successful completion of apprenticeship, Dale Carnegie public speaking seminar completion