Carl G. Stark. Hairstylist. artist.

I am an east coast transplant now living the dream in the city of roses, Portland, Oregon. I strive to be the best listener I can be, to help you find a style that looks great simply air dried out of the shower, or blown out for a night on the town. I am a direct, hold no prisoner, sugar-coating free stylist. I favor low maintenance, lived-in looks.

“Carl is an amazing and extremely talented stylist! He always comes to the rescue and gives life to my battered hair. He listens, he’s brutally honest, always knows exactly what to do, and I trust him 100%. He is always up to date with current trends so whenever I’m unsure of what to do with my hair, I tell him to make it look good and he never disappoints! Every time I have strayed away I always come running back. He also provides valuable styling tips and introduces me to new products. I highly recommend Carl for your hair care needs whether it be a cut, color, or style. He truly is the best! I look forward to my next visit!”
— Anne B. 12/04/14
“So thrilled to find Carl! An amazing and perceptive listener - asked all the right questions and then designed a cut that worked with all my answers. And NO shaming me for wanting a simple-to-manage style (like the last guy did!). His salon has a sweet, calm and friendly vibe. So thrilled to get the recommendation to him. Looking forward to going back. AND - don’t ask me how he did it, but I had not itchy chunks of hair down my shirt after we were done. Heaven!”
— Sam (Ms.) H. 6/21/14
“I came to Carl for the first time a few weeks ago for a big change — from a sleek asymmetrical chin-length cut (that grew out into a hot droopy mess) to a fabulous, airy, stylish French-inspired cut with heavy ‘60s bangs. I showed Carl some photos and he asked all the right questions. I felt pretty confident that he knew what I was looking for, and when I saw the result, I was sure! I gave him a tall order, with specific looks I wanted for the bangs, the neckline, the texture, pretty much everything. He gave me his honest assessment about what would work with my head shape, hair texture, growth direction, etc. and made sure that I was okay with his plan. This nitty gritty discussion made me comfortable that he really knew his stuff and ultimately wanted the cut to look good on ME. He really delivered! Carl also gave me some helpful, realistic styling tips for me and my lazy-as-possible priorities. I’ve followed his instructions and my hair looks adorable even in my basically incompetent hands. I teach fitness classes, so I see something like 60 women every day that I instruct. I have gotten tons of compliments on my hair, and several women have told me that they were now thinking about copying my cut. Couldn’t be happier with my first experience with Carl, and I’m glad I finally found a stylist whose aesthetic sense I can trust!”
— Lauren K. 12/15/13
“Carl has been my main squeeze for the last 10 years.... In the 10 years I have moved back and forth out of state and always saved my hair appointments with Carl whenever I visited home. Carl has set the standards high for this gal, no one can come close to his amazing talent and awesome personality. I have referred numerous friends to Carl and each one of them heart-shape him as much as I do. Book him, you’ll be so happy you did!”
— Angie K. 9/18/13



The Bobby Pin Salon

4807 SE Division Street.  Portland, Oregon 97202

(503) 914-9165