Melanie Trayer, Stylist

Melanie became an Alumni from Aveda Institute of Portland in 2012. After graduating she landed an extensive apprenticeship program with sought after hairstylist, Thad Grace. While training she was able to advance her skills of precision cutting, texturizing, and razor cuts as well as Goldwell color training.  After successfully accomplishing the apprenticeship, Melanie then became an independent contractor where she built her business through the salon for five years.

By maintaining consistency and awareness to hair growth, her work exudes vitality with all hair types. Whether you are looking for a natural, classy, or edgy hairstyle, Melanie's skill set can shape to your unique style.  Highly trained in color theory and hair painting techniques her expertise encompasses a wide spectrum of colors ranging from, not limited to: natural auburn to vibrant reds; rich to cool tones of brunettes; natural medium blondes to platinum; dimensional highlighting and low lighting; balayages; grey coverage and blending. Melanie has a strong emphasis on communicating hair goals and has an eye for delivering a flattering service to meet client's needs. Staying up to date with the latest hair designs and coloring techniques she attends classes in the Portland area and across the country. She actively works along side local jewelers, make up artists, hairstylists, and clothing designers in photo shoots as well as fashion shows. 

As a second generation hairstylist, Melanie has always had a natural inclination towards the industry and is happy to have her passion be her work. She is excited to take part in making your visit to James Salon exceptional.


Women's haircut $65
Men's haircut $55
Retouch $80
Highlights $120
balayage $140