theo aalto

master stylist

Working independently in stylish Northwest Portland, Oregon, Theo become a maverick in color amendment and hair design.  Small wonder his clientele included directors, writers, filmmakers, and multitudes of local fashionistas.  Combining a keen sense of style and an amazing knack for mixing color, this hair guru’s savoir faire has ensured his professional reestablishment after relocating to Atlanta in the autumn of 2010.

Theo paid his dues catering to Portland’s elite social set for fifteen years, notably as a color specialist at Magnum Opus salon which boasts over forty chairs, as well as The National Beauty located in the heart of downtown Portland. 

“The law of color never changes” is the mantra.  The seemingly impossible color request can be realized by applying almost two decades of know how.  Many new clients cross his path borne of a need for corrective color work.

Since landing behind the chair in 1996, Theo’s encountered just about most every plausible color mishap.  He focuses on the integrity of the hair, closely observing its condition and what it will be able to endure utilizing a detailed understanding of the chemistry of haircolor, pH, and the composition of the hair itself. Whether you’re choosing a bold new look or availed of “super natural” rich, vibrant results, rest assured that your hair is in experienced, trustworthy hands.  Theo’s approach to hair is integrative.  Equally skilled in wet and dry cuts, he has trained with the Jamison Shaw group of Atlanta as well as the late John Sahag on focused cutting techniques in multiple workshops.  He has also had the distinct honor of being the featured education event platform artist for the esteemed Ron Wilson of Sacramento.  Additionally, regularly attending classes held by Schwarzkopf, KMS, Joico, Goldwell, and Rusk, to name a few, help to keep his shears sharp and color vibrant.  Continued education is paramount to Theo’s arsenal.

Those privy seek him out because of his innate ability to adapt to and attentively deliver style tailored to the individual.  It’s purely a bonus that you feel you’re visiting with an old friend.  Chairtime with Theo Aalto means a confirmation of your own personal style; an evolution that brings you to levels of esteem here to fore untapped.