Salon 904 adds style to downtown Camas

Hair stylists cut, color, highlight in historic house

Salon 904 is located in a 100-year-old, former one-bedroom house at 904 N.E. Second Ave., in downtown Camas. Salon owner Julie Conger and her husband Brad Conger (both not pictured) purchased the house and gutted it. "I wanted to keep some of the character, but make it work for our needs," Julie Conger said. "I have always leased a space from other salon owners during my career, and this has been my dream to eventually own my own space that I get to create."

A longtime hairstylist says she enjoys owning her own salon in downtown Camas.

Julie Conger opened Salon 904 in a former one bedroom, historic house in June of 2017.

She and her husband, Brad, purchased the 100-year-old structure and then helped Stan Jensen, from Vancouver Handyman, renovate the house and convert it into a studio.

Conger, a Camas resident for almost 12 years, described the 750-square-foot building as “small and quaint.”

“I wanted to keep some of the character, but make it work for our needs,” she said of the building renovation. “We had a great time planning out the space.”

With about 20 years’ worth of hairstyling experience, Conger said she enjoys making clients feel happy and comfortable in the renovated space.

“I want them to feel like family and that this is a fun space to hang out,” she said.

Gayle Singleton, of Beaverton, Oregon, has been one of Conger’s clients for more than 13 years.

“She does a fantastic job,” Singleton said, regarding the haircolor and cut services Conger provides. “Julie wanted to have her own salon. It’s just her style — vintage modern, clean but warm.”

Singleton said driving from Beaverton to Conger’s Camas salon is worth it.

“I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else,” Singleton said. “I totally trust Julie.”

Prior to opening Salon 904, Conger was a hairstylist in Portland, Beaverton and at Urban Style, in Camas.

She said she also enjoys the lack of two-hour parking restrictions by her business, located near Safeway.

“A cut and color can take two-and-a-half hours,” Conger said. “Some clients would get tickets. It’s OK to ticket us, but they’re spending money.”

Hairstylist Michelle Middleton, and hair stylists/makeup artists Billie Reade and Jeni Wright each lease a station inside Salon 904.

They provide haircuts for men, women and children, as well as all-over hair color, highlight weaves and blowouts. Moroccan Oil, Eleven and Style Edit haircare and styling products are available to purchase.

Salon 904, 904 N.E. Second Ave., Camas, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 360-335-4110, email 904salon@gmail.com or visit Facebook and look up “Salon 904.”