Be true to you. Simple is beautiful.
At Nomadic Goat we want our clients to feel comfortable in their own skin. Through exploration and empathy, we work to elevate our clients so they are able to see their true beauty. By helping to enhance their natural features, we help our clients see themselves in a new light.
We believe that beauty is a feeling and we want to pass that feeling on to everyone we meet.
Nomadic Goat is an intimate beauty studio located on the Flat Iron Block in Portland’s West Bayside neighborhood. We are an eco-conscious and cruelty-free studio specializing in intuitive haircutting + color to compliment your style, and natural eyebrow shaping + makeup applications.
Brian + Sheena
Brian and Sheena are multiple award-winning artists in the beauty industry. Combined they have over three decades of experience taming manes, pruning eyebrows, and making people smile.
Meet The Goats
Eyebrow Pruner + Makeup Artist
Being in the beauty industry for well over a decade has opened my eyes to the way people see themselves. I think that now more than ever we need to empower and elevate one another.
I want my clients to see that they all have something beautiful to offer. There is so much power behind our individuality. Our uniqueness allows us to stay true to ourselves and there is nothing more gratifying.
My eyebrow obsessive-compulsive disorder paired with my love of symmetry has allowed me to refine and master the art of eyebrow shaping and makeup applications. I love a strong, natural, and low maintenance brow that is suitable for each individual’s face. My makeup theory: less is more! No need to hide behind a full face of makeup, simple is beautiful.
Master Hairstylist + Colorist
I have always felt the most joy when I am doing something creative. Being in the hair industry for close to two decades has allowed me to channel my creative drive and develop my own unique and intuitive style of cutting and styling. My past experience as a salon owner in Boston has allowed me to cultivate an environment where our clients feel like they aren’t just a number in my chair, but instead know they are in a safe place where they are truly being heard, and the foundation of a real relationship is being built.
Wake, shake, and go! hair is what I strive to give each of my clients. I love to encourage each person who sits in my chair to embrace the natural texture of their hair. I use the movement and shape of the haircut and enhance it with purposeful placement of color. My approach to color is customizing a tone dependent on each individual that will best compliment their hair, skin, and eye color. I am a lover (not a fighter) of gray hair and prefer to work with it rather than trying to cover it up.
Afterall, when your hair is on-point you walk with a little extra swagger in your step, and confidence is a beautiful thing.
From Happy Clients
“I always leave the salon feeling more confident, relaxed and renewed.Syed Z.Haircut
Nomadic Goat is a beautiful, intimate, laid-back space. Brian is AMAZING!!! Always exceeds expectations. His stylistic yet holistic approach to cutting hair, attention to detail, and sensitivity creates a level of care that involves embracing (my) hair for what it is and trusting the process to unfold as it will. Absolutely adore this man!”
“Brian is an artist.Kristin P.Haircut & Hair Coloring
He takes into consideration not only the texture of your hair, but also your habits; what you do with your hair, how you style it & whether you’re an ear tucker. When choosing a color he looks at your complexion & eye color to find what suits you best.
He takes all that information & gives you a look that flatters!
I highly recommend Nomadic Goat”
“The best salon in Portland, Maine.
I'm so happy with my hair color and brows!
Nomadic goat is the best!”Natalya D.Hair Coloring
“Fabulous in every way! Brian Rand is the most talented stylist ever and time and a haircut with him are well worth the trip from Boston. Brian, Sheena, and the magical space offer a warm welcome. Thank you, Nomadic Goat!”Karen L.Haircut
“Finally, I've found a super talented color/stylist in Portland!! I'll be back... FOR SURE.
Brian really heard what I was looking for, took time to chat with me about myself and my color/cut ideas, and then executed exactly what I was hoping for...beautiful, natural-looking color and a fresh, super easy to maintain & style cut....
I walked out feeling like myself (only BETTER) again! I had an absolutely amazing experience at Nomadic Goat! And I would recommend the cut/color services to anyone!”Katie B.Haircut & Hair Coloring
“Brian is the God of hair cutting , hands down. He knows how to work with your hair in the direction of how it naturally grows and his cuts work well even after a couple months down the road with minimal styling. Your hair will leave with a healthy bounce and in a cool stylistic way.”Noe C.Haircut
“Literally the best hair salon experience I’ve ever had.
So pleased with my hair cut.
Amazing atmosphere and location. Thank you!”Jeremy S.Haircut
“Sheena is simply lovely - so easy to talk to, and a total pro! I had not touched my brows in at least two years.
She gave me a perfect shape and a beautiful tint. What a difference! The space is also beautiful, relaxing, and open - fun to look out and see what's going on at the corner of State and Congress.
So, so happy with my brows and will definitely return.”Cathryn S.Eyebrows & Lashes
“Brian and Sheena made us feel right at home with their intimate setting.”Carolyn C.Haircut
“Brian is great. Been following him around from place to place for the past 14 years. No one is better than him.”Patrick M.Haircut
“Sheena was extremely helpful on taking me through the proper makeup application process. She kept it simple enough where I felt I could replicate it on my own, but at the same time, gave me enough info to do more when I want to get fancier! I love her take on skincare and keeping it simple and just adding enough to make YOU stand out.”Abigail W.Makeup Lesson
“Fabulous haircut! What a great experience. I think I have found the perfect salon for myself!”Evelyn M.Haircut