Looking Good!

leanna-hairWe’re looking and feeling good, thanks to Leanna McDowell, our new on-site hairdresser.

Leanna offers cuts, curls, style & color for men and women — and serves residents, staff, and the community-at-large.

Her skill and enthusiasm is matched with warmth and kindness.

“I believe I’m here to help people find love and beauty in their reflection,” she says. “We put a lot of energy into protecting children but in our culture we don’t always put so much care and love into our elderly,”

Born in Portland, Leanna has lived all over the U.S. and now makes her home in Dufur. She is an instructor at Gorge Academy of Beauty in The Dalles and has a passion for color.

“I’m a hair artist, a colorist, a chemist,” she says. “I can turn the hair every color of the rainbow.”

Leanna is typically available Mondays and Tuesdays. To make an appointment, place your name on the reservation form located outside the Salon, located on the first floor, across from the Activity Room.

Leanna joined Columbia Basin last fall and has found a second home among new friends. “I’ve  been so embraced by everyone here, the residents, and nurses, and all of the staff!” she says.