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Hair Perfection!

When it comes to finding a hair salon, there are a lot of things to consider. How well the stylists cut your hair, the atmosphere of the salon, and the quality of the conversation you have with the stylist all play into your experience! At Knaughty Hair Salon in Portland, ME, you will find yourself more than satisfied with all of the above and more!

From hair cuts and coloring to waxing and facials, Knaughty Hair Salon is ready to send you off looking your best! Check out our services here

Hair Services in Portland ME
Salon in Portland, ME

A little about us…

Since our inception in 2002, Knaughty Hair Salon has been providing people in Portland, ME, and surrounding areas with outstanding salon services. People come to us for an amazing haircut and a fun time. We strive to make your experience as good as it can possibly be. 

We have worked hard to create the unique, urban ambiance that Knaughty Hair Salon has, and our clients love it! Check out what some of our clients are saying here. 

Meet Our Staff


Billy began his career as a hairstylist in 1974 in Boston. After four years he returned to his native State of Maine and opened his first salon in Waterville; now known as People’s Salon & Spa. In 2000, he decided to try out the Portland market,splitting his time between two locations. In 2002, Billy and Melissa purchased the Portland establishment and renamed it Knaughty Hair Salon.

Throughout his career, he has studied with many of the masters in the beauty profession, The Chadwicks, Jingles, Alan Benfield Bush, Tony & Guy, as well as many of the top educators at L’Oreal Professional. He continues to travel frequently to N.Y.C. to attend workshops, as well as across the country and Europe. For several years, Billy also served as a Senior Educator for ABBA, a professional care hair company, traveling around the country working many major trade shows; as well as educating others in the art of hair cutting, coloring, and finish work.

The beauty profession is a huge passion for Billy, and he enjoys working with his clients to help them bring out their best and feel good about the way they look. On a personal note, Billy also runs and owns The Pleasant Street Inn in Waterville and loves his two Jack Russell Terriers, Chauncey and Lucy.


Melissa (also known as Mercedes) has been in the hair industry for over 20 years. She started her career at Matthew John in 1997. Melissa is a co-owner of Knaughty Hair Salon. Melissa has been educated by Rusk, Tigi, Vidal Sassoon, Framesi, and the latest, Loreal. She believes education is what makes a successful hairstylist keep current and also to educate the person sitting in the chair.

When Melissa is not at the salon, she enjoys spending time with her two children.


Justin specializes in both precision cutting and color with his artistic vision and enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. Justin always has a watchful eye on the latest trends as they appear on the fashion scene. He is always working on his technique and pushing the boundaries of hair. He was apprenticed at Knaughty Salon by stylists who have mastered their skills through training at academies such as TONI&GUY. Whether he is styling a dream wedding or rock star hair of the Air Guitar circuit, he enjoys the medium and artistic expression. If you are looking for contemporary cuts or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with the experience with Justin as well as a result.


Ana has been a licensed esthetician since 2007 and has been involved in the beauty industry for almost 15 years. Formally of Paradiso Salon and Spa and also Fabu, Ana is extremely excited to be back with her team at Knaughty, as she originally worked with them almost 15 years ago!

Ana enjoys and provides a variety of skincare services, from full body waxing to customized facials, and she especially enjoys providing makeup services for wedding parties. Ana’s goal is to have you leave the salon feeling beautiful, pampered, and renewed!


Adam is the newest member of our team and comes to us with over 30 years of experience in the beauty business… more info to follow.


Tiana has been with us at Knaughty Hair for over a year… more info to follow.

Come in to have us cut, and color your hair, sending you off looking your best! Give us a call today to make a reservation!

Hair Salon in Portland, ME | Knaughty Hair Salon
Knaughty Hair Salon

305 Commercial St #6
Portland, ME 04101

Contact US

Phone: 207-874-0929

Business Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday - Monday: Closed