Modele Salon

Modele Salon opened its doors in September 2005, with a team of fashionable, educated stylists. We opened Modele in the Historic downtown neighborhood of Oregon City, bringing an urban chic environment to the outlying Portland Communities which led us to this charming area.

Introducing... Michelle Ketchum

Happy Tuesday everyone! One of the reasons Modele is what it is today is because of the lovely Michelle who started here at age 19! Now a successful stylist and new mommy, she is here to share her story! 

How did you first fall in love with doing hair?
It all started when I first started working here, as the receptionist. Watching all the women be so creative, and completly change someones look in 2 hours. I wanted to be able to do that, so I went to school only 4 months after starting here.


What do you enjoy most about this profession? 

I love being creative, being able to build a relationship with all my clients.


What do you feel like are your strengths in hair styling?


I think my strengths are talking someone through styling their hair. I explain everything I'm using. From how I blow dry to what product I put in your hair.


What is your favorite product?

These days my favorite product is Surf Spray, I use it both wet and dry. It helps dirty my hair up after its washed. Dirty curly hair is always better!


What advice can you give to clients struggling with finding a new hairstyle?

Looking through magazines can always help, but really just sitting down in my chair and talking things out is best. Finding out how much time you spend or are willing to spend on your hair in the morning is a huge deciding factor also. Im good at asking questions.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

I see myself having traveled the world more, having fun adventures with my husband and adding another addition to my family!


Thanks Michelle!!