Alanna // Stylist + Owner
When my professional career began in the early '90s, I had perfected a hairstyle that worked with my curls. Realizing that I had a creative knack for dealing with what I'd call "hair challenges," I entered beauty school. I discovered a passion and excitement that came from transforming a client through a new look—I sincerely enjoy helping other people overcome their "challenges" too!
ALANNA'S FAVORITE PRODUCT
A veteran stylist and creative artist, Alanna has amazing foresight for your most flattering style. The ultimate curly specialist, Alanna accentuates the positives and reveals your individual beauty! When the "new you" is revealed, your look will be expertly maintained by the best Head Games stylist for you.
WHY HEAD GAMES?
All practitioners at Head Games have been hand picked and trained with an integrity and passion to excel—not only as stylists, aestheticians and massage therapists—but as artists committed to their clients and to Head Games. In recent years, Head Games has grown to more than 4,500 square feet and now offers a full spa, tanning, and a yoga studio. The right plan, the right people, and the right space has culminated to an award-winning salon and staff: Head Games was included in ELLE Magazine’s Top 100 Salons for two consecutive years and—throughout the past five years—a combination of Best Hair Cut, Best Manicure, Best Pedicure, and Best Massage in both The Portland Press Herald and The Portland Phoenix.
What people are saying about Alanna
"Alanna suggested I go with something funkier than what I had imagined and I am thrilled with the results! I am still tweaking the product combination, and I love the style! Alanna really listened to what I wanted. She gave suggestions but gave me total control to say no to it. I did not feel pressured at all. She gave me the confidence to go with a funky style. I can't wait till my next appointment at Head Games...you guys ROCK!"
What people are saying about Head Games
"Head Games has a friendly and inviting atmosphere. I am always greeted with a smile and treated wonderfully."
"The entire staffs were very friendly and I felt very comfortable there sometimes that is hard to find in salons."
"I love the atmosphere. The people at the front desk genuinely looked like they liked it there. Love the Tea choices. It was the most pleasant hair experience I've ever had. A+"
"Friendly, Eco conscious, intelligent employees, accommodating, good discounts occasionally"
"Nice atmosphere. Relaxing environment. Did not feel rushed at all. Stylist was pleasant to talk to. Price was good. Result was good."
"I love the atmosphere as well as the attitude off everyone who works there."
~ Rebecca Janisch
"Hot tea, kind staff, comfortable setting, flowers/plants, zoya polish."
"The chemically free environment was the best. Your staff all seems to be happy to be there. Kate was everything Heather said she would be and I left feeling very good about my hair. It was so nice to be greeted like a special friend and offered a beverage."
~ Lorraine Taft
"I absolutely love every experience I have at Head Games. I look forward to all my appointments there! The whole staff makes you feel warm and welcomed like you are visiting friends. Very cool friends. :)"
~ Ann Bowman
"The staff was pleasant, but also very genuine. Head Games has a laid back yet professional atmosphere, and the employees seem at ease and friendly."
~ Matt Peters
"Loved the design of the shop!"
~ Lori Alexander
"The location is very convenient to work, the staff was awesome, the facility calming, and the service menu appears to offer reasonable prices."
~ Jacqueline Richardson
"The Staff was friendly, the atmosphere was calm and soothing, I enjoyed the wine with the haircut. First time in a long time I had fun getting a haircut."
~ Marsha Ames
"Environment was pleasant, offered a beverage, creative vibe of salon and stylist."
~ Byron A. Nilsen
"Love the new space."
~ Claire Oppenhein