Kirsten first opened Hot Box Betty in Bend, Oregon in 2001 and has since created a boutique that offers a one of a kind experience. To us fashion is art and one of the greatest forms of self-expression. While we try not to take ourselves too seriously, we are slightly fashion obsessed. We stay inspired by individual style and appreciate the art of self expression.
Gold + Arrow Salon was opened in Portland by former Bendite and our beloved friend Gretchen Hotz in September of 2011 and has since garnered a following as one of the finest salons in the NorthWest. "From the moment you enter this wood-paneled West End parlor, you feel immersed in good taste," Portland Monthly Magazine.
Gretchen Hotz, Owner of Gold + Arrow
One beautiful aspect of individual expression is in how we chose to style and or color our hair. Some of us even go so far as to change our looks seasonally as we do our fashion. That's why the marriage of fashion and personal style seemed so evident. Our vision is that the collaboration of Hot Box Betty's style and the Gold + Arrow experience will accentuate each other beautifully. This first collection was hand curated by Gretchen and we hope to have collections curated by the amazing stylists at Gold + Arrow moving forward. This way we are able to showcase everyone's individual aesthetic and push the boundaries of what we each might consider for ourselves. After all, it is fashion and at the end of the day it should be fun.
Our Betties hard at work in Downtown Portland.
Now you can shop while you wait. New look, new dress!
If you're in the Portland area stop by and say hello! Gold + Arrow is located at 1221 SW Alder St., Portland, Oregon 97205. You can also check out the Shoptique on Facebook to stay up to date with what's landing in the salon. We're so excited for the opportunity to share the Hot Box Betty experience in Portland and can't wait to hear your thoughts on the collaboration.