Comments below are from our survey. (updated 12/11/2010)

Melissa did an excellent job on my color and Gabby did an awesome job on my cut. I feel like they gave me a much needed hair update! I will definitely be back for them to do my hair again!

The staff is very gracious and welcoming! I was taken care of expediently and I love my hair cut that Joe did! I will definitely return for more pampering in the future! Thank you and EACH OF YOU HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and/or HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!


I had a facial with Amy and it was the best facial I've ever had. thank you!


Lacy did a WONDERFUL job on my curly hair! I'm very, very happy with my style, and I'll definitely be back! I also look forward to trying Avant's other services as well!


I have lived in Austin since late 2003 and been looking for a hair stylist ever since. I found Jeannie 2 yrs ago at Avant Southpark Meadows. She is an amazing stylist and colorist. I look for someone who will listen to what I am looking for in a new hair style/color and give recommendations as their opinion considering what it will look like on me. I also look for a stylist who is personable. Jeannie is all of this and more. A jewel for the salon!


I absolutely love Carianne! She does an amazing job with my hair and always gives me great tips and tricks. She also gives the most relaxing neck massage when she's shampooing my hair. Her attention to little details like that make me really enjoy the entire experience of getting my hair cut. Thanks, Carianne!


My massage therapist Yvonne was amazing! I had already recommended Yvonne to my family and friends. Hope they come to Yvonne for her wonderful massage.


Jeanie did my color and a cut, she was fantastic. My hair feels so healthy. I haven't been able to find anyone to get my hair blonde without using bleach. Jeanie was able to make my hair a great shade of blonde with color. I had my hair done 3 weeks ago and I have had so many compliments on the cut and color. I am so glad I found her.


I absolutely loved Jeanie Coffman! She really listened to my "babbling" and colored and cut my hair to perfection. I have never had so many compliments. I think I found my salon and I will be back very soon :)


Lauren Gomez did an amazing job! She was very thorough and precise in helping me figure out exactly what cut and style I wanted for my hair. She was very professional yet friendly! One of the best experiences I have had because of her!


I know that no matter what location I will receive great service. It is also comforting that no matter the stylist I am guaranteed an amazing cut. I can't say that of any other salon. I especially like Julia from the Gateway location location and Jessica R. at Southpark.


Very professorial... Hajer is extremely talented...the style of cut she recommended is the most low maintenance cut I've had. Very satisfied!


Love love love Mandy! She knew exactly what I wanted...even better than I did! Erikka styled my curly hair straight better than anyone who has ever straightened it!


My massage with Yvonne at the Gateway was amazing! I've never been back to the same place to have a massage, but now I won't go anywhere else.


I love everything about Avant and Aveda! All of the ladies at the Gateway location are super friendly and helpful. I would and have referred all of my family and friends. Keep up the good work!


Stylist was very friendly and sweet. Scalp massage was wonderful, very satisfied with the results of my haircut. Will recommend to friends and will definitely be back for my next cut.


Avant is a beautiful salon and the hair washing area is so relaxing. Hajer did a great job on my cut. I liked my experience overall and I plan to return.


Gabbi at the North location gave me an excellent haircut. I really enjoyed the whole experience -- great salon & great cut!


It was my first visit. Everyone was very nice - not just the hairdresser working with me. Being a new client - my hairdresser was conservative with my first cut- suggesting I come back for a "tweaking" if needed. I did call for that appointment and was told of your 2 week policy. I think that is a very generous service. Avant is a professional and service oriented salon. I'm glad i made the change over and I look forward to trying your facial service on Friday. Thanks Avant!


Emily at downtown salon saved my hair and I will never ever go anywhere but Avant again!!!


The professionals at the service desk are always polite and positive. The check in process is very easy. My stylist is Amanda Arthur and she is fabulous. She takes the time to greet me if I am early and she is finishing up with one of her clients. She is definitely an artist as her cuts maintain their shape if I can't make it back in for awhile. The shampoo and scalp massage is heavenly. It is nice to have the chance to relax and then be made beautiful.


This was my first time to Avant (Southpark) and I enjoyed it so much! April was wonderful! She even took the time to show me how to style my hair and, honestly, this is the best hair cut I've had in a long time! My husband loves it, too! I'll definitely spread the word about Avant and recommend April to my family and friends!


I went to Southpark location and had two stylist Jeanie and April - both wonderful! My color was perfectly subtle and more gorgeous than I ever thought it could be. As for my haircut April gave me a fresh new look that I've always wanted but never knew how to describe! thank you so much ladies! I WILL be back! (I already have the appointment and everything!)


LOVE LOVE LOVE the aromatherapy scalp massage. I thought I was just coming to get my haircut....but it was a pleasant surprise! I had Amanda and she was absolutely fabulous. She deff knew what she was doing! I will be going here regularly because of the wonderful first experience I had here.


Best haircut ever, thanks Joe! I already recommended your place to my friend Amy and she loved it too. I'll be making a follow up appt for some color in the near and dear future.


Lauren did an awesome job! She was super friendly and my hair looks terrific. Kudos to her!!


Laura Shepherd was awesome. I gave her rough guidelines for what I wanted my hair to do and feel like, and she made it awesome.


Everything was great! Lauren was the best stylist I have ever had - listened, explained, took time to teach me how to style my hair at home and what products were best. She was wonderful.


Emily Clay is the best colorist!


Enjoyed my first time visit here. I got a great haircut for a decent price, and the scalp massage was the best. I'll definitely come back, and I have already recommended this salon to others!


I enjoyed meeting Mandy and Lacy at downtown salon. The scalp massage was especially wonderful. Thank you


I came in for my wedding consultation and Jeanie listened to everything I wanted to do with hair and made suggestions to improve the sytle, which I loved and we're going to use on my wedding day. She also did a fantastic job with my makeup, trying several different looks for the eyes until we found the perfect one, which I really appreciated. I had a great experience and feel very comfortable and confident bringing my friends and family to Avant Garde for hair/makeup on my wedding day.


Both Jeannie & Kem were wonderful! They are full of great information and recommendations. I look forward to seeing them again next month :)


Amanda Arthur knew exactly what to do with my messed up curly hair. She was friendly, professional, and proficient. My hair looked great when she was through and it still looks great today, Thanks Amanda!


Shanna and Ashley (in my opinion) are they best at cutting and coloring!


That was my first time at Avant and I was very pleased with the experience. I will definitely return. Thank you!


After many many trials, I have finally found my hairdresser!!!! She is at AVANT!!! Loved it!


Amy Tull did a great job on my facial. She was friendly and informative. I will definitely come back.


I adore Joe Edwards, at the downtown Avant Salon. I've seen him a couple of times and he's fun to work with, very professional and very helpful!! I have nothing but great things to say about him and the guys at the front desk. Thanks. - Penny


Nice place! I liked my stylist, Gabby. She did a great job on my hair and I will go back!


My first time with Joe and he gave me a great cut. My curls are actually curling and not laying flat. Super! I'll be seeing him again in six weeks time.


I always enjoy the experience at Avant. I usually book my appointment for the end of a day I know will be stressful, so that I can look forward to going there and relaxing while I have my hair trimmed!


My neighbor Susan recommended Avant. I was impressed when she said her stylist had been cutting her hair for over ten years! The salon was great, staff were friendly and efficient, and most importantly, I loved my haircut.


I have never had highlights or coloring. The stylist who did my highlights was great! She made me feel as if I was a longtime customer. I had the last appointment of the day (on a Saturday) and I was worried that the staff would be in a rush to close but that was not the case at all. Everyone appeared to have all the time in the world. Really nice experience.


Avant is the daughter-in-law's favorite gift certificate! It makes all my shopping for he easy, and she is always thrilled! I tried Avant because of her, and I can see why she enjoys is so much! It is a wonderful, peaceful spa experience. Thank you!


Kim was fabulous. She was sweet, helpful and very professional. Her scalp massage was wonderful too! Can't wait to go back! Martha P


Danica is such a fantastic stylist! I will be going back to her for sure for my next haircut, and will recommend her all of my friends!


It is was a friendly environment. I like how you offer different price levels of haircuts. The service was great and I liked my haircut.


I absolutely loved Carianne Edwards. She did an awesome job on my short haircut and I am looking forward to my next visit.


Excellent service, Jen Marie was fantastic. Absolutely love my cut and style. Will be back in about 5-6 weeks.


The staff was great and efficient. I felt that my stylist listened to what i wanted and gave excellent advice.


Melissa Espelien did my partial highlights and was absolutely a joy and a professional. Gabby did my cut and was also a pleasure to work with a skilled. I made a pretty big change with my hair style and they both worked together to make me look beautiful! Also, the salon had a basket of snacks by the 'processing area', which was a nice surprise. Some appointments can take several hours, it was nice to have a little snack to keep my hunger at bay.


I am still talking about what a great job Joe did on my haircut, I love it. I love the products he introduced me to, and I am happy to finally find someone that I can continue with and not bounce around from stylist to stylist. The salon itself was also super helpful & friendly, great visit!


My pedicure was great and very relaxing. Monique was great. Thanks!


Shanna was great and did a wonderful cut for my hair.!! Joanne


Julia was fantastic. I rarely feel comfortable with the person cutting my hair because my hair is pretty finicky about the way it is cut but I had no reservations after I met Julia. She is very professional and super friendly and I look forward to my next cut with her!


I actually just recommend ya'll to my friend Crystal and she's making an appt online! :)


The girls who worked on me did a great job in helping cover up a bad haircut from a different salon. Thanks :)


In addition to a great haircut, I got a ton of great info about how to style and keep it looking great on my own at home. That was super!


Aaron was great. I like that the haircut did not take forever, either!


Mandy has made all the difference in how healthy my hair looks. Her skills with Aveda color have made my hair look healthier than it has in years! She's spectacular!


Danica Metz did a wonderful job on both my haircut and my husband's hair. She took her time during the entire process and was very pleasant and nice, as well.


I had just gotten a speeding ticket and was getting ready for my daughter's birthday party. I was really stressed and thought that there is no way I am going to relax during my facial. Amy was wonderful and by the end, I was totally calm and relaxed!!


Gabby was fabulous. Very professional, fast, and efficient. I was very happy with my experience at the Gateway Salon.


This was my first trip to the Spa/Salon. Laura Shepard did a great job. I will definitely be coming back, and would recommend Avant. Thank you.


I had an Outer Peace Acne Relief Treatment and it was fantastic. Shannon was really great and made me feel relaxed. She explained what she was doing and why (which was very nice). Overall, I had a great experience and intend to go back for another treatment.


Friendly staff, organized company. I enjoy the online appointment scheduling, simple and easy.


I am a stay at home mother who was really looking forward to getting my hair cut and colored. Because getting my hair done always makes me feel great! My husband was late getting home from work, thus I arrived late for my appointment. The young lady at the check in was able to move me around with other stylists at the same level I had requested. I explained to the colorist that I had been seeing a stylist for almost 2 years who never quit got my hair the color of blonde that I wanted. She listened, and totally delivered!! The same with the stylist who cut my hair. I walked out of the salon feeling like my money was well spent, that my hair finally looked the way I wanted; fresh, clean, well blended and had volume. Thank you, thank you, thank you.....I will definitely be back!


I have received facials only a few times in my whole life. But after coming to see Leslie I realize what I have been missing!


I really liked the way that Amanda Arthur cut my hair. She did a great job and is very pleasant.


I had a wonderful experience at Avant. I loved the environment and my haircut was perfect!


Amy was very friendly and professional. She explained each step of the facial and what products she was using. Afterwards Amy recommended appropriate products for my skin type. I thoroughly enjoyed the facial - it was relaxing and rejuvenating...I wish it could have lasted forever!


This was my first visit and first cut with Joe. He did an excellent job! It's such a luxury to have someone so well trained and professional. As far as the rest of the staff, they were all smiling and helpful professionals who made me feel welcome and taken care of. The salon is clean and I love the contemporary decor. I look forward to my next visit. Thank you very much!


I came with a Groupon and will definitely come back.


I just recommended April last night- she's the best!


I will definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family. I was treated special from the moment I walked into the door and my hairdresser (Araceli) had the best customer service I have seen in a long time. Keep up the good work & I will definitely come back.


Monica was fabulous! I arrived to get my hair corrected after a bad coloring the evening before and was quite upset. Monica made me feel so much better and my hair turned out lovely. Lauren also did a wonderful blowout and style of my hair so that I was ready to go out that evening with friends. Thanks so much !!! I plan to be back ! Patricia 


I saw Megan for color on a recommendation from a friend. My hair was SUPER MEGA blonde and I had been trying to go darker (back to my natural color) for months but previous stylists would either continue bleaching my hair or messing up the color (one turned me this weird shade of red/brown). Megan listened to everything I said, gave expert advise and advised me of realistic expectations in going darker. I will definitely continue to go to her. I left SO FREAKING HAPPY!!!


My haircut was perfect- I couldn't be happier! I'll definitely be returning again... and again...and again!


Received a massage with Yvonne and  she was so great. Very personable and gave a great massage. I will definitely be back. Thanks so much.


Of course! I have only been to the downtown locations but I have never had a bad experience and come for all sorts of services.


Had a facial w/ Leslie last week at Southpark Meadows location. It was incredible. seeing her again this Friday.


Aaron Franich, who cut my hair, was especially great!


My stylist Julia was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I loved my hair after she was done.


It was a pleasure meeting Tracey at the Downtown location and her patience, suggestions, and skills were awesome. -- my new do is great! The receptionists were very helpful booking all 3 appointments for me, my mother and grandmother. Leslie's facials were of course the best!


Great Cusotmer Service! I had booked an appointment with a junior stylist, but when she wasn't available (because I showed up late -- my fault), they gave me a senior stylist at a junior price ($30). Now I am sure to come back to the senior stylist because she did an amzaing job and is completely worth her price. Thanks, ladies!


Kem was great! My hair is fabulous. Everyone at the southpark location was warm and friendly. I would recommend Avant to anyone that asked for a salon.


Joe was awesome.


I appreciate the time Jessica took with me to teach me how to achieve a smooth flat-iron look and her patience with my questions. I'm still learning new techniques to create different hairstyles with the hair I have.


I just got a men's haircut from Lauren Gomez at the southpark meadows location and she was great. Very exceptional service! Michael C


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new salon in SouthPark Meadows! Although I work downtown, it's nice to have a "neighborhood" salon. I was very impressed with the customer service I received from everyone! Keep up the good work!


Jessica was great. I love my new shorter cut! I'll definitely be back.


Everyone was awesome to be around. -Samantha


Carianne Edwards is great!!!


Ric is fantastic! He is the first stylist (since I moved to Austin 11 years ago) that actually listened to me and knew how to cut my hair!


Emily did a fantastic job on my color and Joe gave me the best haircut I've had in YEARS!


I will definitely be returning to Avant Salon, I was very pleased with the fast service, friendly staff, and thoughtful consultation and hair cut by Gabby Gallegos.


My stylist April Booher was great. She listened to what i wanted and then cut it in a way that would allow my hair to grow correctly. she offered good suggestions too.


I really liked my stylist Kem and I think she did a great job on my hair!


Gabby did an excellent job with my hair.


April was fantastic! I am really really happy with my cut!


Yvonne was awesome! She put me at ease and worked on the spots that I needed most.


I had a wonderful experience at Avant. I love my stylist, Hajer. She was wonderful. She listened to what I was saying, and even better yet, actually heard me because she did exactly what I wanted. I wanted a conservative cut while I'm trying to grow my hair out of its last style. She did a superb job blending the hard edges of the last cut and making the most of transforming my hair to what will be the next style. And in the meantime it actually looks better than the last style already. And on top of that she was very professional, friendly and likeable. I'm so glad to have found Avant and Hajer. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Holly


I had been going to the same hair stylist for 2 years and I decided to try Avant because I was unable to get in with my stylist before my vacation. Mandy did my color and I loved it! I will not be going back to my old stylist anymore!!


Every time and location I have been to Avant has been amazing. The prices, services and experience is always wonderful!


Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful! Mandy colored my hair and I love it she did an amazing job! Tracy was awesome as well!


I really liked the online booking - made my life very easy! Jennifer was prompt and I really love the cut she gave me - I gave her a little bit of direction, but pretty much gave her free reign and she did an excellent job!


Emily was fantastic and i love my hair. I will definitely be back for my next color appointment. thanks - Alicia 


It was my first service with Jen and my hair looks fantastic. She also could not have been nicer.


Shannon was fantastic! I've only had a facial a couple of times in my life, and the extractions have always kept me away. But Shannon did such a wonderful job that it wasn't painful at all! It was probably the best facial I've ever had.


Natalie was extremely professional with a genuine/down to earth personality that I VERY much appreciated. I've told all my friends to look her up!


I have honestly never had such a great experience at a salon. I've been a loyal aveda customer for years. I've been to tons of different aveda's all over the south but now I have one that I can go to loyally. What got me was the head message during the shampoo. My hair looked great, I felt refreshed, and I got exactly what I needed. I even went to a junior stylist and it felt like I was in the hands of a 20 year pro. Thank You Hajer for doing an awesome job on my hair and listening to my woes of wedding planning. Kind Regards, Angie B


The service was excellent. Have not had as good a hair cut in a long time. Kimberly was very personable and informative.


Great experience (cut & color) - love that you do survey's as well as it's far more comfortable to give honest feedback in this form.


I always have a great experience at Avant! My hair looks great and I feel great every time I leave. There have been a couple of times over the last several years where my color didn't turn out as I wanted it to and they were always very quick to get me back in to fix it for me. I have and still do recommend Avant to my friends and family!


I was referred to Tracy by a friend, and I am very happy with my haircut! She also gave me great advice on what products to use to keep my hair healthy.


Steffan was fantastic!!!! This was the first time I had ever colored my hair and he was able to give me exactly what I was picturing in my head!!!!


Kem Wats is great!


Julia Plaia was fantastic. Great cut, professional attitude and a kind demeanor. Three weeks in and my hair still looks good!


Always a wonderful experience. This was my first pedicure and it was no exception. I travel from the DFW area and try to fit in a visit whenever I can.


The service was awesome. Best haircut I've ever had!


I never experienced great service at a hair salon until I came to Avant at Gateway about a year ago. Your staff impressed me from the very start, and made me feel appreciated and taken care of from the moment I walked in by offering a beverage and magazine while waiting.  Someone who stands out is Melissa Espelien, who has highlighted my hair three times now.  Melissa did a fantastic job on my full highlight, and I am impressed with the outcome of her service every time.  She is professional and expresses great enthusiasm and personality while working on my hair, and she pays close attention to my desires and dislikes.  I've had hair catastrophes two times in my life from the process of dying my hair blonde, and Melissa knows how to highlight my hair without making it fragile and brittle. She teaches me how to take care of my highlighted hair better by informing me of products to use, and when to get my hair cut or highlighted again.  She takes her time with me seriously and never rushes through my hair session to go on to the next client.  I feel safe and well informed whenever Melissa does my hair.  Having someone like Melissa at Avant is beneficial for the salon and customers, and she is a great role-model for the other hairdressers to look up to. She and your staff made my visit a relaxing getaway from a stressful day.  I will continue coming to your salon because you always exceed my expectations.  Abby B. 


I love Carianne! She's awesome always does such a great job on my hair. I am constantly getting compliments on it.


Mandy did a great job on my highlights & Joe did a great job as well on my cut....both were both friendly & nice & listened to what I wanted. Thanks!


I had a great first visit experience! Ric was exactly what I was hoping for in a stylist. He listened to what I thought about my hair and then gave me his opinion on what could improve it. I love what he's started in my hair and I'm looking forward to my future visits! I also love that he introduced me to a color specialist , Ashley, while I was there and had a 3 way conversation about my color in preparation for my first appointment with her. I couldn't have asked for more in a first time appointment.


My first visit (Gateway location) and I received exceptional professionalism from the front desk staff and my two stylists: Vanessa Pereira & Jennifer (Jay) Hernandez. Jennifer extended herself by assisting me with maintaining my style at home. That's personal service!! My color is fantastic! Both made me feel welcome and comfortable and I look forward to my next visit.


I had a great experience with Semia, she was very honest and kind in addressing my specific needs. Thanks for the great service and I'll be back soon!


Kem (Southpark Meadows) was so nice and really took time to assess my hair and describe to me what she thought would work best for my hair. My hair cut is one of the best cuts I've ever had and I'm 37 so that's a lot of cuts. I received the "friends" coupon through email for new customers and thought I'd give it a try. Don't eliminate that program, it worked, I will be returning to get my hair cut by Kim again.


My hair cut was awesome! The stylist knew exactly how to cut my curly hair and offered helpful advice on care and styling. I really loved my hair cut. I believe her name is Hajer, she was very good.


Amy did a great spa facial for me last weekend. Will definitely be back. And Monica and crew did a great job on my hair, covering up the old highlights and getting me back to my natural hair color.


Kem was the best stylist I've ever been to. She spent the time making sure my cut was perfect and that I left satisfied. She also spent the time recommending specific products to my hair type and I will recommend her to all of my friends.


I came in after my hair was destroyed at another salon and Mandy and Carianne made it look 1000 times better - thank you! Will definitely be coming back.


Jennifer P and Shanna did an amazing job on my cut and color!


Amy Tull was great! My skin appears to be plumper & the deep wrinkles not so noticeable. Amy was so sweet & explained what she was doing along the way. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.


I had my hair cut done yesterday and today my co-workers - men and women alike- couldn't stop raving about how cute my haircut look on me. Many thanks to Laura who listened to what I wanted and of course added her little touch to my hair. Laura was very professional and laid back, I love being able to just enjoy peace and quite while my hair is being done. Everyone was nice and the setting is soo relaxing. I will be back definitely.


Leslie Sazon gave me a wonderful facial. She was extremely professional, competent, and personable. She explained what she was doing and why and then gave me excellent suggestions for at home care. I will be back!! In fact, I have already booked my next four facials!!


Loved Tracy at the downtown location. She fixed a bad hair cut I had received. I will definitely be returning as a client of Tracy's. She was professional yet fun. She knew just what to do to fix my hair and made me feel at ease.


The salon was relaxing and staff were really pleasant. Aaron was a lovely hair stylist and I enjoyed my haircut very much.


I love the ambiance and April was fabulous. I will definitely come again.


Ric was great! Excellent conversation and a professional haircut. I'll be back--even if I do have to drive from Dallas. ;)


I had never had color put in my hair and was a bit nervous. Mandy did a phenomenal job with the low/high lights. I have had numerous comments on how natural my hair looks and nothing but positives. I was very satisfied with my cut as well, did a good job with long layers and face framing. 


I have had great service my Jennifer Pena at the Quarry Village in San Antonio. She is very friendly and listens to me on how I would like my haircut. Jennifer brings in a positive environment.


I have been so pleased with my coloring and cuts at Avant Salon. Brittany and Gabi are fabulous. I will definitely be back. Jackie W


I had a great first vist experience! Ric was exactly what I was hoping for in a stylist. He listened to what I thought about my hair and then gave me his opinion on what could improve it. I love what he's started in my hair and I'm looking forward to my future visits! I also love that he introduced me to a color specialist , Ashley, while I was there and had a 3 way conversation about my color in preparation for my first appointment with her. I couldn't have asked for more in a first time appointment.


I love Carianne! She's awesome always does such a great job on my hair. I am constantly getting compliments on it.


I love my colorist, Araceli. She does the best highlights and is really a natural. She is so pleasant and easy to get along with. I live in North Austin so coming to Southpark Meadows is really a long drive for me, but it's worth it because she is so good!


I have visited the Salon twice and am satisfied with the services provided. The hairstylist is very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments.


Ric was wonderful! I have been searching for a stylist in the Dallas area and now have come to terms with having to drive to Austin to get my hair done--because that's where Ric is! :)


Jenn Marie gives great haircuts, she has a well defined sense of style and know what will work well!


I loved my new hairdresser, Joe at the downtown salon. He was easy to work with, open and really listened to me. He now has a new devoted client 


As a first time customer, I was impressed by the courtesy and professionalism of the staff. I love the cut I received from Hajer, I will definitely be back.


Carianne ROCKS! I'm so glad she's back...she's a great asset to the Avant team! I've also tried some of the other services and they've all been top notch!


I am so happy that I found Avant Salon! I haven't been happy a haircut since I left Chicago 6 years ago... until Julia at Avant cut my hair a few weeks ago. She listened to what I said, and she offered recommendations and styling tips. I will definitely go back for my next hair cut!


I love Joe Edwards. Not only is he incredibly skilled and talented, he makes me laugh. The staff at Avant is always helpful, fun and courteous as well, so I really enjoy going there. Thanks guys!! Brenda B


Tracy was great - I have already scheduled my second visit with her. I will definitely recommend her to friends.


I love this salon! Fantastic people and locally owned - there is a family pride feeling you don't get anywhere else.


I went to the Great Hills location. I loved the staff (the receptionist was super sweet) and Julia did an amazing job with my hair. I'll be back in 7 weeks and I can't wait!


Monique was very personable; helped me to relax in a new setting; but most importantly the manicure was great!


Appreciated being worked into schedule, as I was a walk-in. Did not have to wait very long. Also, I had excellent hair cut/trim from my stylist!


I really enjoyed my visit and my hair looks great. Jeannie was my stylist and she did a fantastic job. She was also very friendly and open. I plan to make it a regular event.


I have been recommended by my daughter, Jennifer Bowers. I cannot wait to make an appointment and experience the services you offer. I love what you have done with her hair (cuts and color).


I was thrilled with my haircut. Kem was awesome. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I am glad that I have finally found someone to cut my hair.


The people at Avant Southpark are SO unbelievably nice!! From the front desk to all of the stylists and colorists- it's GREAT place! I go to Jessica Rasor and Jeannie for color - Carmen has done my color, too & they are ALL great!!!


I have been wanting my daughter Katie ( almost 30 ) to take time for a good cut and sprucing up as she has been full time mother of a 3 1/2 yr. old and an almost 1 yr. old without spending time on herself!! She just responded to your email for model for coloring to get highlights. I am so glad, Emily does my hair color and I have always loved it!! Susie H


My daughter is a regular customer and has been wanting me to go and now I will most definitely be a regular customer. The atmosphere is awesome. It was a truly enjoyable experience.


This was one of my best salon experiences. Everyone working there was really nice and fun to be around. I will definitely be back soon!


It was great! I loved my cut and already have an appointment scheduled for next month. Thanks!


I had not had my hair cut for almost a year , as I had not found a good curly hair stylist. J made me feel very relaxed. She cut my hair exactly the way I wanted it ( all the dry ends cut off whilst, layering it and making it look longer!) I will definitely be coming back to J in the future - but I won't leave it a year this time!


Everyone at the salon is friendly and professional. I appreciate the courtesy, excellent service, and wonderful assortment of products to choose from. Thanks!


I would absolutely recommend Avant to my friends and family! What a fantastic experience. They really worked to fit around my busy schedule and were very friendly and comfortable to be around. Not to mention an excellent outcome. I am so happy to have found Avant and will happily continue to use their services.


Ric is absolutely wonderful!! He's attentive, detail-oriented and a consummate professional. I'd highly recommend Ric to my family and friends.


Kem Watts is excellent. She gave me the best haircut I've had in years and she was super fast. I'm definitely going back to her!


I had my hair cut by Shanna and she was wonderful! I left with a great hair cut that works for me and my lifestyle. I also had a mini facial with Brooke. I love her! I've had a facial with her once before and was so happy that I managed to book another one with her, not remembering her name. :) I won't forget it now. I will definitely be back and have already referred other friends. One of them already made an appointment with Shanna for next week! I think the owner/manager of the salon is Jackie? She is always so professional and really nice. It makes a huge difference to see a smile and know that the person helping you loves what they do. It shows! Thanks for all you do. -Jnet


I had an overall great experience there for my first visit. I left with a great hair style and with more confidence.


My pedicure was wonderful! Thank you for letting 4 girls sit in your pedicure area for 4 hours. It made for a wonderful girl's day out!


Shannon was such a delight for my facial. It was my first experience for a facial and at your Salon and Spa. Both were absolutely delightful, and I will be back. I was just going to look up the number again to see about a haircut so this offer was just what I needed.


I really liked the website displaying pictures and experience each stylist has. Jay did an outstanding job on my hair and I have received many compliments! I have finally found a stylist I like!


Gabby was great and I was very satisfied with my cut and style. I was impressed from the moment I walked through the door and was greeted warmly. I have already recommended to two of my co workers. Looking forward o my next visit!


Kem Watts was my stylist and colorist. She took the time and the extra step to insure that my cut and color were exactly what I wanted. She did such a great job that my husband has an appointment with her this weekend. Both he and I have curly hair and have found it difficult to find someone who does a good job for us. My experience at Avant was excellent and I would recommend them to friends and family!


This was my first visit to the salon and my first appt with Chris. He came highly recommended and everything I heard about him was true. Very professional and very skilled!


The atmosphere was very relaxing. I was offered something to drink two times upon my arrival. Everyone was professional and warm. Chris cut my hair and I have never had a better cut. He is exceptional! :)


What a wonderful experience to walk into a place for the first time and have everything be so perfect. I can't wait to come back!


Julia has been cutting my hair for years and I always recommend her to people.


Gabriella (Jr. Stylist) from the Gateway location did an awesome job with my hair. I was a little scared because I was having my hair cut short to donate Locks of Love, but it turned out really well. I received so many compliments.


Natalie and Monique were professional and possess the expertise in their fields to make me plan to return again. I have already made referrals to them.


I am sooooooo glad Carrie Ann is back in Austin! I finally found someone that gives me the perfect cut - is so incredibly genuine and honest with me -----I will definitely recommend Avant to friends!


I had grown my hair out to donate it to Locks of Love and was a little apprehensive about getting it cut since I had not had short hair in a really long time. Chris was great and made me feel really relaxed while he worked his magic. I LOVE my new hair cut, it is PERFECT! Not only can I wear it down, but I can also pull it back for yoga and still avoid hair flopping in my face. Chris is an awesome stylist, I have already recommended him to a friend.


Melissa listened to exactly what I wanted done. It took me forever to find a stylist who listened and actually did what I wanted! Definitely recommending her to my friends.


Kim gave me a super haircut and Carmen did a great job on the color. I will definitely be going back to the SouthPark Meadows location.


Brittany and Gabi are so attentive to detail and personable. I loved my time at Avant!


Jessica Razor was fun and efficient! You can't ask for more than that!


Natalie who did my brows was so friendly and easy to talk to, she helped distract me from the pain and eased me into the world of brow shaping as this was my first brow appointment ever! Also, Laura taught me a fabulous new trick for styling my hair and I love it! I will definitely be back!


Mandy and Joe worked great together to give me a brand new look. I would recommend them to anyone!


I've had compliment after compliment on my hair color and cut. My colorist and stylist (arboretum) were exceptional! Thank you, thank you. I'll see you all soon.


My visit to the Gateway location was exceptional! From the time I arrived, I was treated with top notch service by Avant's talented staff in the Spa. Amy did a wonderful facial, Semia shaped my brows to perfection, Yvonne worked out the "5th Grade Teacher" tension in my shoulders and Monique gave me the best spa pedicure I think I've ever had! Thank you ladies for your talent, knowledge and professionalism.


I always recommend Avant salons, with special focus on my favorite stylist, Jen Marie.


Rick did a nice job on my hair.


I've recently started getting my hair cut at Avant, and I believe I've found my new go-to hair stylist in Jessica Rasor. She has given me two great haircuts so far!


This was my first time coming here and Emily was amazing! She is incredibly sweet and great at what she does! After being a loyal customer at another salon for 4 years I've decided to move to Avant for all of my hair needs. Thanks again!


Tracy took great care, did a great job and can carry the right amount of chit chat.


I've had my hair highlighted at the South Austin location and I really think it looks great. This was the first time a stylist really listened to what I wanted and got it right!


Everyone seems very nice and pleasant. My hair looks good and I will be back again.


Amazing consultation put me at ease. I got a cut that I love, and I was shown how to style in like five minutes (I have long hair, and it used to take forever)! Beautiful salon and great staff. I rebooked.


Hajer did a great job. She was friendly and competent. Thanks Hajer.


Those gals are the best. They really do a great job with hair and color. You are treated great no matter why you are in there.


Brittany and Gabi are so attentive to detail and personable. I loved my time at Avant!


Tracy at the downtown location was awesome! She knew exactly what I wanted and made me feel very comfortable. She is very talented! I was very please with my haircut and will be returning to her in the future.


Very peaceful & Brook was very helpful in assessing my facial needs & helping me plan for future treatments. I even sent my husband to her! :)


I was very impressed with how well your system works. Everyone seems happy in their jobs and the atmosphere was professional, yet friendly. I like the way everyone dresses casual-cute and up to date! I was made to feel like I belonged there. Loved the tea!


Jessica Razor was great! She was very patient, friendly, and professional. I have scissor-phobia but she put me at ease. She made it clear that she was going to give me a cut that I would be happy with and that would give it some shape. She accomplished both. I was very happy with my cut and the whole experience!


Laura Shepherd did a fabulous job cutting and styling my hair.


My visit to Avant was a great experience. Love the ambience and love my haircut/design serviced by Jessica Rasor. Her confidence and friendliness made me feel at ease. I am very happy with the end result. Jessica listened and delivered. The Southpark location is very convenient and I am now an Avant customer. Thank you!


Yvonne at Gateway is exceptional!


Jen Marie is the Best!


I think Aveda products are top quality and all of your stylists are very well trained and do a fantastic job.


Love the salon, always have a great time there.


Araceli provided outstanding service during my visit to the salon. Thank you. I will definitely schedule another appointment for other services.


Joe was fantastic. I'm so glad Mandy recommended him.


Gabby was excellent and very friendly while still being professional. I felt like she really understood what I was wanting for my haircut.


Kem was wonderful! I am so happy with my haircut. I really appreciated Kem's knowledge and willingness to teach me new things about taking care of my hair. She had the perfect combination of listening to my preferences and using her own creativity and expertise.


I already recommended a friend and she made an appointment this week. Lacy was great and will be returning on a regular basis.


Melissa did the best full set of highlights I have ever had done. She listened to every thing I said and gave me advice for what I was looking for. She went above and beyond and met all my expectations.


My hairstylist Kim was absolutely fabulous. Will go straight to her next time.


I have already recommended Hajer to a friend who usually goes there but her stylist moved away. It was my first time to go there and I will definitely be back!


Semia Harvey provided me with enlightening information about my skin. I have been to several Aveda Salons over the years for facials but I have never left feeling so informed and excited about taking care of my skin. I plan to see Semia regularly.


I had a great experience at Avant.  Shanna did a great cut and Monica did a wonderful job with my color. They both were very friendly and I will definitely be coming back.


I went and saw Mandy after 3 weeks of getting my hair highlighted at another salon in Austin. My roots already looked horrible and it was too golden. Mandy did a "partial partial" since it had only been 3 weeks. The difference was dramatic, though! No more roots and my hair is a more beautiful sandy blonde. I have set my next appointment the same day.


This was my first time going to an Avant Salon and the hair stylist by the name of Jeanie Coffman was awesome! She did a great job in listening to what I wanted and gave me a fabulous haircut. She gave great tips too! I will definitely be coming back to her. Thank you to all the employees at the southpark meadows salon for making me feel welcomed. : ) ~Jen


Monica, my colorist, was really spot-on. I think it's the best color I've ever had in my 15 years of going to salons. Thanks!


Chris at the downtown location is fabulous. Now that I found him, I will be a regular!!


Jeannie was so great! I completely trusted her to play around with my color even though it was my first visit! She was perfect!!! Not to mention I got so many compliments that same day from random people :)


I got a 20% off coupon from a patient when I worked for a doctor. I decided to use it for a haircut. I went for the $40 cut with Gabby and LOVED how she cut my hair. It was the first time my boyfriend also liked it. I will definitely be seeing her for my next cut. Loved the atmosphere and interior as well - very chic and comfortable.


I was very pleased with the personal attention I received. I loved both the color and the haircut.


Shanna did a great job. I was pleased with the cut and she was fun to chat with. All you can ask of a good stylist!


Joe did a great job, I will definitely be back again. Thanks!


It was great. I wasn't very specific with what I wanted, and trusted my stylist. She did a beautiful job and was very understanding about my concerns!


I loved the cut done by Gabby. It was just what I wanted. I loved the color done by Ashley. It was exactly what I asked her for. They were both great and the salon was very nice. I will come back. So I really want the $10 off coupon!


Araceli was exceptional. She was very patient with me and answered my questions. She gave me an excellent haircut. I usually spend less than $20, I am a guy with short hair, I paid more than double this but will return to Araceli because she was extremely nice and did an amazing job.


You carry high quality products and your staff is knowledgeable. I came in with issues and was listened to and my problems were resolved. Thank you!


Tracy was great! Beautiful smile and personality. And she did a great job on my hair.


Julia is AMAZING!!! She is a true asset to the Avant Salon team!!!!


Ashley and Amanda both did an outstanding job!


I have received so many compliments on my new hairstyle and the color. The cutest comment came from an unknown little girl who was running wildly up and down lanes in a store who suddenly stopped & looked up at me to say "I love your hair!" She must have been about 5 yrs old.


Hajer rocks!


I ended up at Avant for the Locks of Love hair drive. It was the last day of the drive and I had about an hour and a half to mentally prepare myself for the cut. Aaron cut my hair and did a fabulous job! I ended up with a stylish bob. I've gotten so many compliments on my new do! I got way more for my $20 than I ever expected to and because of that Aaron and Avant will have a new client. Thank you Avant for holding the Locks of Love hair drive and thank you Aaron for treating me like I was a full price paying client.


Ashely took care of me. She did a great job and I will be coming back soon. I will be making the next appointment in a few weeks. Your service as great, and I will recommend to friends.


I recommended Avant specifically Hajer Selim to my colleagues, and both have been extremely happy with the service.


I had an appt with Araceli and she gave me a fabulous cut and color. She really listened to me and took her time to do a nice job. And I like how eco friendly Avant is.


Aaron was amazing!


I am so very happy to be a client again!! I drive from Belton. Hajer is FABULOUS!!!!! Can't wait to come back 2/12 for color with Melissa. Both are at Gateway!!!!


Stephan was fantastic! He made time for me even though I wasn't able to get to my appointment on time. His talent with coloring and an eye for my personal style made it one of the best hair experiences yet. I'd highly recommend this salon's staff.


Natalie did a bikini wax for me - it was my first ever and she was WONDERFUL! I've already told three other ladies about her and your salon.


Ashley did a beautiful job with my color and I was very happy with Amanda's haircut; it is growing in well.


I recommend people there all the time. Love the eyebrow waxers! April and Semia are both fantastic!!!


I received an excellent haircut and shampoo from Jay. Customer Service is very good.


I had a great experience. The facial and massage were very relaxing and I felt younger when I left the salon. It was a wonderful birthday experience!


I thought Tracy O'Hargan was very nice and did a great job. I have only been going to Aveda salons for years because of the products and the skill level that comes from all the stylists.


Ashley H is the best!! She is the most knowledgeable colorist I have ever been to and I have been coloring my hair for almost 15 years! She is truly a wonderful piece of the Avant salon!


Emily colored my hair PERFECTLY!!!! And Tracy gave me an awesome style. They were both so sweet and fun...Avant is now MY salon! Thanks!


Jessica Rasor cut my hair this morning and I am so pleased. I have had this cut before, but she absolutely exceeded my expectations. Thank you!!!


I especially recommend Lacy at the downtown location. Always up and ready to create something new with me in mind. I never leave disappointed.


My stylist, Maria Diaz, was WONDERFUL!! I come into Austin from Dallas at least once a month to visit my boyfriend, who lives close by. I will definitely return to Avant Salon.


Loved Melissa and already sent my roommate Andrea in there! My hair looks amazing!


I absolutely love my new haircut. I've had haircuts similar to this in the past, but I have to say the job Jess did was superior to others. I will definitely be recommending her to everyone I know. And will be back!!! Thank you.


Love Ashley & Jay!! They are fabulous......


I have a difficult time finding someone who can cut my hair because it is wavy and requires meticulous layering. Julia was able to cut my hair perfectly. It looked good that day and the next day.....I did not have to wait a week to adjust. Impressive.


My first experience at Avant was fantastic. You have a very customer oriented as well as talented group. Brooke gave the most relaxing facial I have ever had, but also provided excellent feedback about ways to improve the look and feel of my skin. In addition, Jennifer (Jay) kept me laughing and had me walking out the door with a wonderful new haircut. I have been looking for over a year since I moved to Austin for a salon with great personal service and beautiful results. I'm happy to say I have found all that and more at Avant! Thank you very much! PS The online booking is a wonderful option. It was the very thing that brought me in today.


Gabby was great! That was the first time I have actually left the salon and didn't have to go home and fix my hair...it looked awesome. I will be back!


I appreciated the follow up call, and cannot tell you how many compliments I got on my hair after the cut... thanks.


Semia was wonderful. The facial was for my 11 year old granddaughter. Semi gave her good advice for life long beauty and health care for her skin. Shelby and I both thought it was a wonderful time.


Ric was absolutely lovely...I can't wait to my haircut again! THANKS!


I really loved my color done by Crystal and have already been back a second time. I plan on making her my new colorist.


Jessica Rasor was absolutely wonderful!!!


Jeanie was awesome. She was comfortable to be around. She listened to all my babbling and she fixed (in process of) my hair that another salon had ruined.


Hajer was very nice. She was very patient and yet attentive with my daughter's hair. She turned 13 and decided to donate 12 inches of her hair to locks for love. Will definitely return.


The hair stylists at Avant are always amazing. I wouldn't go anywhere else to get my hair done. I especially like Jessica R at South Park Meadows and Julia P. at the Downtown location.


Came in looking tired and old. After Jeanie warmed up my color and gave me the absolute best chin length bob I have ever had (I love the bob and have had about 6) I walked out very happy. This haircut has been the best. I have not had to work at all. It falls perfectly even when I let it just air dry. This was my 1st time with Jeanie and also at Avant. I can see that she is very educated and takes pride in her work. I WILL be returning!


I had my first hair cut and color and I loved it!! You were recommended by my last stylist in California and I will have to thank him personally!


I had the most awesome experience!!! It's really challenging to find an artist who really enjoys their work and has positive outcomes...hence my awesome hair cut. Considering that I am somewhat anti-social with a hint of potential "J" really made me feel very comfortable, listened to what I was looking for, and understood what I needed. Most of all, she never stopped smiling and spoke of how harmonious everyone is with each other, which from what I understand, is usually not the case. I am definitely going to return not just for my products, but for the awesome services you offer. I am genuinely grateful that this organization exists. Keep up the awesomeness!! See you soon!


This was my first time to the spa and it exceeded my expectations. Originally I chose the spa due to its close proximity to my house, but I will keep coming back due to the great service. Since I was a new client, I received a goody bag at check-it, which is always a great way to start an appointment. Gabby was right on time and did an amazing job with my hair. It looked so healthy after she had finished the deep conditioning treatment and the haircut. Kuddos to Gabby! I'll be back!


I haven't had a current haircut for 4 years!!! And I could even style it just like she did! Thank you Jay!!!


I was very happy with the salon & with Amanda, the stylist. Great experience!


I loved that Jeannie knew curly hair and was positive and helpful. I felt good with the experience and would recommend her and Avant to anyone!


Lacy was awesome and I love my haircut!


Jessica Razor did a good job and I'm quite happy w/ the cut. With salons popping up all over the city and filling their establishments w/ stylists w/ little experience and pricing too high kept me moving from one place to another. it's nice to have found a salon in my neighborhood that seems to have experienced, confident stylists, that offers continuing education for their employees and are reasonably priced - affordable. I will be back and hopefully as a long term customer! thank you.


This was my first visit. Amanda did a tremendous job and was very professional. Other staff (desk, reception, etc.) were friendly and courteous, as well.


Mandy at the downtown location did an amazing job with my hair color. I will definitely be back.


Cut-a-thon was my first visit to Avant. Araceli is a doll. Looking forward to going back to the Gateway location which is closer to me.


Tracy was excellent! She was recommended by a friend who has been a satisfied client of Tracy's for a while. I am extremely picky when it comes to my hair but decided to take a chance. I could not be more pleased! Her personality and talent will be recommended for sure.


Tracy is always a delight and provides a wonderful cut.


Araceli was very helpful!


I had a facial and so did my daughter...wonderful experience. Very nice staff that took care of us. I sent an email to all my friends telling them about your services.


My experience was great. Both the lady who washed my hair and Jessica Razor who cut my hair were awesome. Everyone was very friendly and the facility was very clean.


Amanda and Jen Marie are awesome! I love my hair and the products are great.


My entire experience at avant was wonderful. Atmosphere was relaxing and customer service was outstanding. Vanessa had some great ideas for color and cut and was a pleasure to work with!!


I was greeted immediately! The ladies that colored then cut my hair were very friendly and did a fabulous job! I will most definitely refer my friends to Avant!


I absolutely love getting facials from Natalie Guerra at the Gateway location. She has a very peaceful and healing energy and helps me feel rejuvenated and recharged. She is also really great at what she does and truly cares about my experience at the salon. The Aveda products she uses on my face leave my skin feeling so amazing.


I've never had a stylist that I wanted to continually go back to, but now I have one at your salon,


Laura did a great job with my hair and she was so cute and funny. I really enjoyed it. I also had a facial recently that was very enjoyable as well! I'll be back again soon!


LOVE the free parking! Also, Tracey is WONDERFUL. I went in there and told her I had no idea what I wanted but I wanted more layers. She somehow knew what I meant and my hair turned out exactly as I wanted it!! I would recommend her to anyone.


Melissa and Gabby were wonderful to work with. My hair was amazing and they were so fast and efficient.


Overall great experience. Easy to get to, plenty of parking, Aaron was great. Will be going back for bang trims and my next cut.


Chris was so nice! He really took time to explain how to do my hair on a regular basis and was really friendly!


Stefan and Chris are amazing at the Downtown Austin location!! I have already recommended them to 3 of my friends!


I have already recommended this salon to my friends here in Orange, TX who occasionally go to Austin and are always looking for a good haircut.


Laura gave me a great haircut. I'm very satisfied.


Just love Julia Plaia at the downtown location. She did a great job!


Amanda gave me the best cut I've had in Austin!


Both Hajer and Meagan were fantastic! I love my cut and color!


Gabby did a wonderful job on my hair.


Hajer was very friendly and professional. I took my daughter in for the Locks of Love hair drive and Hajeer made my daughter feel so special and pampered. Thank you for making it a wonderful experience!


With very little direction given to them or even much of an idea of what I really wanted b/c I am horrible at explaining what I need. Crystal did an amazing job and my coloring is PERFECT... and Tracy gave me an amazing cut that was so easy to style in a hurry which is exactly what I needed!


I was very pleased with my appointment with Julia for a trial run on a hair style for myself for my daughter's upcoming wedding. Coming in without pictures of what I had in mind--within a few minutes and a few scans through some magazines, we were "on the same page". We are looking forward to our scheduled appointments on the big day! I love your salon.  


Though Gateway is a little out of my way, your salon talent and customer service will bring me back.  I can pick my hair color and cut by your stylist.  Their hair is my envisioned hair.  Avant is everyday beautiful. - Sharon N


This was my first visit to your salon. Tracy is very friendly and made me feel very at ease. I have received lots of compliments on my hair style. Thanks and I look forward to my next visit.


Vanessa was exceptional.....the very best hair coloring experience I have ever had. I sure am happy that I found her and your salon. Thank you very much!


April did a great job on my brows and was very professional and personable. I will definitely go back to her for maintenance.


Stephen and Marie both did an excellent job on my hair! I LOVE it. I came in with overprocessed hair, along with a bad haircut and they both worked magic. I have since been back to Stephen for a partial highlight and he, as before, did a great job. He was a bit late (his bus was late) but worth the wait!


I love my haircut by Aaron Franich. He is awesome and I always recommend Avant Salons to my friends and family.


Love Brittany and will be back to see Shanna for a haircut.


Yvonne is the best! I enjoy getting a message from her. I always come away feel terrific. I will come back again to see her. Thanks Yvonne. Betty


Julia was awesome! Loved my haircut with her!


Aaron was great! So was Tina.  I was quite nervous about donating 10 inches but they made my hair look fantastic. Everyone who saw me loved it and asked where I went. I will pass the word on your location!


It was great. 1) Thank-you for participating in Locks-of-Love; I grew my hair out for an extra year specifically planning to donate it to someone who supported the cause. I really appreciate your helping them. 2) Gabby, right out of your training/interning program, did a wonderful job. She listened, suggested and got it right. I even had a woman at work wait w/ pen/paper for me to give her Gabby's name/number so she could get a cut "just like mine". Good job and thanks.


I would definitely recommend Mandy for her color service at the downtown location. She's great!


Great cut, great atmosphere, had an excellent experience.


Carmen did an amazing job coloring my hair! I will definitely be returning for future services.


Araceli was sweet, gracious, and friendly. Best of all, she gave me a great haircut!!


Carianne was Brilliant. She listened, communicated, then executed a great style. After many BAD hair cuts in Austin I am happy to find ya'll ! Avant Salon should be proud to have Carianne as a stylist. Thanks for a great experience and Yes I will be back.


Thanks Joe for doing a great job on my hair. Just love it!


I had a great experience at the downtown location. Crystal colored my hair and Aaron gave me a haircut. Both did an excellent job and I plan on coming back again.


I enjoyed my haircut and the ability to book an appointment after work. I have been looking for a salon in the area and feel like I have found a great one.


I thought Vanessa made good use of our time. I like the team approach. I also like the knowledge and availability, and use of products.


I try really hard to take good care of my hair. Most stylists do 3 things that cause me to never go back to them again- break my hair off trying to comb out the tangles in a hurry, cut it in drastic layers, and then scorch it with a blow dryer and straightening iron- all of which I hate. Aaron did none of these things. I like the way he cut my hair and would definitely recommend him to a friend.


I went to have my color corrected and the master colorist did an awesome job.


I would recommend facial by Semia. Semia has very good knowledge about skin and its problem. She will recommend the type of facial needed for individual's skin. Semia also does a very good job in extraction. My skin always glows and clean after getting facial from her.


I love the haircut "J" gave me. I get compliments all of the time. On Facebook today, a woman I barely know told me that she "covets my hair." The praise doesn't get much finer than that.


Love all the salons and crew! Way to go Roy!


I experienced favorite hair cut at Avant!!!


Avant is an amazing experience. Fun, exciting atmosphere, wonderful attention to all of the details that are involved in getting your hair done. Love this place!


My experience there was great! I have a nice highlight done by Stephan and prior to that I had my hair cut by Chris. Both artist are very good and I have plans on returning. Thank you guys, Pat Fernandez


This was my first hair cut with Amanda. I will be back. She gave me a great cut and really has vision for how good my hair can be. I like that!


I moved to Austin over 3 years ago and have not been able to find a stylist I felt 100% comfortable and confident with until Amanda. She was attentive, listened to what I wanted in a new hair style, made suggestions and the end result was fabulous. I plan to visit your salon often in the future!


Mandy was awesome! Great person and did an awesome job on my hair!


Amanda Arthur is awesome & I recommend her all the time. I carry her cards in my wallet because people are constantly stopping me & asking me who does my hair. I like Avant because it's not pretentious & instead relaxed & welcoming.


Amanda was recommended to me by my friend Lisa Crowder and I got one of the haircuts of my life! I promptly encouraged my best friend Heather to give her a try. She loved her cut too!


Aracelli did exactly what I wanted and even more. She made my highlights look better than ever and I've gotten non-stop compliments on them and my cut. Love it and have already recommended her to my mother and will to anyone!


Carmen did a great job with my color! And she was really sweet and professional. I liked it at Avant a lot!


Jessica S. at the Southpark Meadows location did a cut and style for me recently. It was fabulous! I was warmly greeted and taken to meet my stylist. Jessica took time to identify my needs and my desire for my finished look. She made a few very good recommendations as to the cut and then went to town! I was treated to an overall wonderful experience at the salon and my hair looks great! Will definitely return and recommend to others. ~Marisa Middleton


This is easily the best salon I have ever been to. I usually go to the Gateway location, but for this visit I had to be down south, so I went to the Southpark Meadows salon. I was just as impressed with the talent and professionalism there. I wish I could go to both!


Ashley provided my service on my last visit for partial highlights. She did a fantastic job! They look great and were done much quicker than my previous stylist at another salon. I was so pleased that I already booked another appointment with her!


Tracy is the best hairdresser! She is extremely personable, and I look forward to coming back to the salon- the energy is great...I will recommend to my friends too!!


Because I work downtown, I decided to go to Avant - purely for convenience. I will now go to Avant because of the service and talent!!! Tracy gave me the BEST haircut I've had in a very long time!


I got exactly what I wanted and my stylist was very professional and friendly. The online scheduling is great!


I loved my facial and am now sold on the AVEDA products for my skin too! Leslie is wonderful and a huge asset to your salon. It was fabulous.


I've already recommended your salon -- I had a great experience and probably the BEST shampoo ever!! Thank you, Lynda Coble


Everyone at the salon made me feel relaxed and welcome. This is the best haircut and service I've ever received at a Salon in Austin. Great place!


The person who cut my hair was very knowledgeable and capable...and took the time to explain what he was doing and why. He asked for my opinion, and I felt like he actually listened to what I said. Other staff were nice, comfortable waiting area...no complaints.


I visited the salon at Southpark Meadows and had a fabulous experience with Araceli. Will definitely be back!


Loved Chris! He knew exactly how to cut my hair and I didn't have to tell him. Much appreciated after many years of bad hair cuts!!


Jay was very nice and welcoming. She did a great job- the scalp massage nearly put me to sleep!


Yvonne is the best massage therapist I've ever been to. She's intuitive, caring, and helped prepare me for what was a challenging weekend after a harsh week. I can't say enough about her and her talents & abilities.


Tina is the best colorist to be found, anywhere, hands down!!!!!!!!!!! I have naturally curly, unruly, and course hair that has been turning a bit grey over the past few years and I have searched for someone who can color my hair without making it ashy colored and extremely dry. She has been working on my formerly VERY damaged hair and has aslmost entirely rehabilitated it from root to end in the past year. I love her and will not go anywhere else, ever! The Avant products, I believe, play a key role in making my hair softer and more natural too. I have recommended her and Avant now to more than 5 people. Two, for sure, are switching to her at Avant in the very near future.


Jessica S did a great job with a totally new haircut and style. Besides her skill with cutting hair, her customer service and communication skills were excellent. She checked in with me throughout the process to be sure we were clear with each other.


Megan and Carieanne were both great!!


Jessica was awesome! She listened to what I wanted and helped me come up with a plan to meet my "hair goals"!


I was very pleased with my first appointment with Julia. She listened to me and clearly understood what I wanted. She seemed very skilled in understanding hair and working with it. I look forward to my next appointment with her.


Both my massage and my facial were excellent


Wonderful atmosphere. Punctual and hospitable. Young and fresh place. Mandy is talented and cordial. Great experience. I will be back.


The enthusiasm and general enthusiasm expressed by the employees made for a relaxing and fun spirited time. Thanks!


The haircut was great - Aaron is so talented! I know I'm always going to get the perfect style and cut that looks good on me - - not one that's perfect for someone else's face and hair.


Love the haircut! Love the stylist and atmosphere. I truly love that you offer discounts for Locks of Love. Thank you!


I love the professionalism, ambiance, service, and cleanliness of your establishment. I also appreciate your efforts of contribution locally and globally.


The haircut is great. It's a new style for me. Lacy took my feedback on what I needed (easy to style but trendy) and created a great look. I've received a lot of compliments. Thanks!


I adore Carianne! She did an awesome job with my hair last time and I have booked a 2nd appointment with her.


Things I liked: my colorist (Crystal) was excellent; appointment was on time; pleasant greeting when I arrived; relaxed atmosphere in salon; sample of shampoo to take with me I would definitely return.


Thanks Avant for my great cut & hilites! Steffan was great :) Will see you soon.


Carianne was professional, explained what she was doing, gave styling tips, and my hair looks wonderful!


Melissa at Gateway did a fantastic job and she was so sweet and friendly. I LOVE my hair!!! I will be back next time I'm in Austin!


I just recommended Araceli Guerrero to a friend this morning and gave the phone number. VERY nice salon, comfortable and inviting. I will definitely go back to Araceli!  Thanks for asking. - Linda Harris


Friendly, Great colorist who saved my hair. Young, vivacious staff. Great stylist who cut my hair and makes it bouncy and fun and stylish. Thank you so much!!!! I just moved to town and recommended it to my good friend from 20 years and she was so impressed she came out immediately to Avant!


Amanda was excellent. She's very skilled and professional.


Jessica was great!! I have not had this many compliments on my hair cut in years. I use to be a loyal Avant customer from 1988-92, my stylist was Whitney Taylor. After she left your salon on Guadalupe I left as well. I am so glad to be back with you guys!!


The staff at the Avant Salon are very friendly, up to date on all the latest styles and techniques. They always make you feel pampered and refreshed. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting the latest styles and coloring.


Mandy at the Downtown location is the best colorist I have ever worked with. She is a true professional and I have no doubt that she is the only one who can color my hair. She's the best.


Tina Spears is, hands down, the most skilled colorist that I've ever encountered. My highlights were beautiful, and she listened to exactly what I wanted. I'll never go to another salon after this experience.


I love the girls and their upbeat personalities. They are the best. I always recommend my avant salon to my family & friends.


I have had a relationship with Avant (Connie) for 25 years (before Connie and Roy opened AVANT! Connie is incredibly talented! Every location has outstanding service and staff is always professional.


First really good haircut I have had in four years! Thank you.


Loved the oil treatment, shampoo and conditioner! Danica was wonderful and doing great things with my hair. Also, love the affordable price.


My recent haircut was my first visit to the Avant South location. It's convenient for me as I live in Buda. I'll definitely be a return customer.


I already have and will continue to recommend Avant Salons and Spa because of my great cut and styling by Laura Shepard in Austin. I already sent my daughter Laura for her haircut and she loved it! Laura Shepard also attended to my daughter. My Laura lives in LA and has been to excellent hairstylists there and said Laura Shepard did a better job than anyone had in L.A.!! Now that's a great compliment! Avant gives exceptional service and we will continue to recommend your wonderful salon and spa! Thank you!!


The stylists I have been to are very personable and talented. My cut, color and style were exactly what I wanted. Thanks!


My experience was wonderful at Avant. I love my haircut and color. Both Meagan and jessica R. were great! I will definitely be back!


Julia was great. I love my hair cut.


Gabby is great! Good addition for your company!


Amazing personalized service and fun personality. Will definitely make another appointment. Thank you!


Great cut from Aaron, Color from Mandy and excellent customer service. I've recommended Avant to my friends before (3 of them have followed me there) and will do so again.


Megan and Marie did a great job (bold, highlight, underline) on my hair! I also appreciated that they recommended products that would help me manage my mane. My hair was in such bad shape for so long that I was looking for stylists that could give their professional opinions on what would enhance my cut and color. Thanks so much for all of your help! I've already recommended you both to my friends.


I really enjoyed my massage. I will come back soon for another one.


I'm so happy with my hair cut! It's great and has been complimented each time I am out and about. I have already recommended Avant to everyone I talk with. Thank you so much!


I enjoy the environment in the spa. It is very relaxing. April's waxing skills were excellent. Almost a pain free experience!


My stylist, Jessica, was amazing! It was probably the best hair cutting experience I've ever had. Not only did she do a good job, she was quick!


I live in North Carolina and when I visit my daughter in Austin I look forward to visiting your salon. I wish I could come more often. What a great place.


I was very pleased with my experience at the downtown Salon. Emily and Allison both made me feel comfortable and part of the decisions for what was best for my hair. The best part is that I am able to recreate what they did in the salon for myself.


Love Avant! Love Amanda Arthur! My life changed when she came back.


Jessica Rasor is great! Can't wait to have her cut my hair again.


Meagan did great highlights on me! I love them!


I worked with Ms. Jay and she was absolutely amazing!!! I am so happy I found her. I have been to MANY salons in Austin and have had no luck. She did a wonderful job and really listened to how I wanted my hair to look!


Russel, Julia, and Lacy have been outstanding in their service, professionalism, artistic ability, and uplifting attitude. They're the reasons I'm a repeat customer.


I loved my stylist Allison. She did such a great job not only on my cut but styling my hair after. She told me what she was doing so that I was able to to it on my own later. I cant wait to come back and get another ! I would definitely recommend her and the rest of the Downtown crew to my friends and family ! Marcella Brock


Tina is the best. I have been coming to her for years. Not only is she skilled with hair color, she can apply the color that matches your skin and hair. I enjoy her company when I come and she always makes me feel very special. I am overweight and very conscious about it, never has she made me feel that this is a problem for your saloon. I appreciate her very very much. Also, Connie is the best! I have seen her for over a decade and she has not changed at all. She is always so welcoming and makes you feel special.


Everyone at the Avant Salons are welcoming, friendly and accommodating. There's every reason to try it once, and then, you'll keep coming back!


The last time I was in Amanda did a fabulous job!


Tina (Tee Tee) in the downtown salon has been highlighting my hair for years. It is not an easy task as I have a lot of gray and very thick, medium long, incredibly curly/frizzy hair. Not to mention I have very dark brown hair and I am a blond "wanna be". She is always happy and upbeat. It makes sitting in her chair a lot more bearable. Actually, it is fun! I always leave the salon feeling like a model. Tina is an asset to Avant. I also use all Aveda products and when in another city, if I need some type of service I always prefer to use an Aveda salon.


Mandy is great with color - she has been doing my hair for years. I love her! Pedicures are also wonderful!


I am hopelessly devoted to Avanta - Jessica R and Meagan were amazing from the Southpark Meadows location! This is the first time I think I'll actually stick to a hair stylist!


Carianne has given me the best haircut in years! And I love the shampoo massage.....she's one of the best!


I love the treatment I receive at Avant. I can go in totally stressed and walk out feeling like a new woman!! Shanna really worked with me until I got the style I was looking for. First time was good, second time was great!! I was also pleasantly surprised when I was able to return the product that didn't work for me. Thank you!!


I have already brought in 2 new clients, Carole Raubs and Lynn Courtney. We all love your salon and spa services. dj


I sometimes go try others--but come back to Avant.


Jen Marie (haircut) and Melissa (color) did an amazing job on my daughter, Mikali's hair...we both LOVE it!!!! Deborah Finn


Overall a great experience.... relaxed, but professional. The Southpark salon was spotless!


Love the friendly service and ambiance of Avant Southpark Meadows. Also have coupons that are great.


When I moved to Austin it took me longer to find a new salon than it did to find a new doctor. There were several hits and misses but I finally found my way to Avant and I couldn't be happier. The atmosphere at Avant is friendly and welcoming, the prices are competitive and the stylists and colorists are top of the line. I've had people at work comment about my hair time and again, about how natural it looks, and i always tell people where I go. I would be happy to recommend Avant to anyone!


I get a great cut every time. I tried going somewhere a little less expensive but all I got was a cheap looking cut. At Avant, I get style.


Love the South Austin location. The staff is so professional and friendly. Keep up the good work.


Yvonne gave the best message I ever had. I will be back for another one soon.


Very professional staff but not snotty! There is something very appealing about people who love what they do. Their enthusiasm is contageous. Keep it up and never change that great attitude! Carianne Edwards gives me the best haircuts. DY


LOVE Avant. Melissa and Amanda are fantastic. I recommended Avant to my daughter and she has been seeing April regularly and loves her as well. Service is always excellent.


The staff is friendly and welcoming. And my coloring and hair cuts have always been perfect. Shanna and Mandy have transformed my hair. Thanks to everyone! You are all the best! Nancy Healey Salado


BEST HAIRCUT EVER!!!! I have never received a haircut like I did at avant, my hair never looked so good, honestly I never knew I could look soo good!


Yes, I LOVE STEFFAN, he gives his clients the personal touch and is always friendly and interactive between visits to the salon for other services. As a new talent protege I feel that his technique and approach, knowledge is beyond reproach in comparison towards other colorist I have been to in the past. I have prebooked appointments for not only myself but for my mother and family members with him.


Kimberlee at Gateway gave me the best haircut I've had in YEARS! It still looks fresh after almost 5 weeks.


Emily at the Avant Salon downtown is a wonderful colorist. I also like her personality. She is very professional.


I consistently buy massages from here as my "gift of choice" to family and friends. I also LOVE April's facials!


My hairstylist (Hajer) was amazing. The best apprentice I've had yet. I appreciated her opinion on the haircut, especially when she gently disagreed with something I wanted to do based on the shape of my face and hair.


I got a wonderful haircut from Jessica S. The service was great and everyone was very friendly. The entire experience was top of the line and the price was reasonable.


Carmen does an exceptional job with hair color. She consistently nails it for me, and I always receive compliments every time she colors my hair. I will certainly continue visiting her at Southpark. Thanks, Carmen! Carol


I came in for a model hair cut with Hajer and had a great experience. She gave me a great cut and was extremely professional and easy to communicate with. I wouldn't have guessed that she was just starting out. I've had the same stylist for several years, but think I may need to switch after the experience I had at Avant earlier this month


i was very happy with my experience. the head and neck massage was phenomenal and i really like the way my hair turned out. it was my first time at avant and I found it to be much more professional than the other salon i had been going to. I have already recommended to multiple friends


I loved the outcome of my hair cut. It was exactly was I was expecting. Jessica did a great job and I will recommend this salon to family and friends.


I have lived in the USA for 14 years , I moved here from England where I was a hairdresser, this was the best haircut that I have had in 14 years!!!! Jay did exactly as I asked and I will be rebooking my next appointment with her soon. I have told all of my friends about my fantastic experience at Avant!!!


Not only WILL I, but I HAVE recommended y'all [since I was recommended to you by my friend Nancy, who sees ... Kim? Maybe?]. You guys have the greatest people at the Gateway salon! Don't EVER let Carianne or Melissa leave.


I happened to be in town for the weekend and needed a haircut. They fit me in, and the stylist (Lisa) was very good. She gave me a much better haircut than I have been receiving at home.


My pedicure was the best I have had since moving to Austin 2 years ago. Monique was the best!


Vanessa, the stylist is amazing! She took the time to make my new hairstyle really fit me and my personality.


Laura cut my hair, and I love it. Also, the shampoo was fabulous.


The staff was so friendly, helpful, positive. It was a really enjoyable experience. Crystal in downtown Austin is so talented and fun to work with, I feel so fortunate to have met her! I will definitely be returning to her!


Carmen did an outstanding job on the color for my lowlights. All my friends and family have complimented the color. I couldn't be more happy. Jessica cut my hair and did a great job. She gave me more body and layers and I am extremely happy with the cut!


Nice place. All the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I just spoke to my stylist and she recommended different things with out pushing them on me. I loved the finish product.


Chris Gilson is up and coming young talent! I was referred by a loyal client of Avant -- she absolutely swore by the caliber of service Avant delivers and she was so right on the money. Chris did an abfab job to my hair. I will recommend him and your salon to my friends!


I went in on a "special" discount day for a hair color and cut. This was my first visit to Rick and Jen. I am quite impressed, and booked repeat appointments with both of them before I left the salon. Besides being professional, both are personable, and I enjoyed myself in the relaxed atmosphere. It felt like my "old" Aveda salon in Houston. Thank you.


Yvonne Bergeron was fantastic! She was very accommodating during my massage- I was suffering from pretty severe allergies at the time and she not only tailored the experience to that but she also provided tips on how to improve my resistance to the allergens in the future. I'd definitely recommend her to my friends & I intend to come back and see her. Keep folks like this on your staff & you'll continue to earn loyal customers!


Service, as always, was awesome. The Stylist (Aaron) was very personable, and did a good job of feeding back my instructions to make sure they were clear. It was a great experience, which I look forward to repeating soon.


Cut & color perfect on first visit. Wonderful to find an Aveda salon 7 mi from new home! Keep up the good work.


I arrived about 45 minutes early for my appointment as I was coming from South Austin up to North Austin during rush hour and I had allocated too much time for travel. I was treated to a simple manicure and pafarrin dip that was fabulous and made the wait fly by. Great example of customer service going above and beyond!


My colorist was super nice and helpful. I've never had a good experience getting my hair done, until I came to Avant Salon.


I've tried 2 other stylists since moving to Austin, and for the first time, I really like my haircut. Thanks Roxie.


I had my hair cut by Vanessa G. I had no thoughts or input as to what I wanted except that it be easy to take care of. She gave me a wonderful cut and went over how I should dry my hair but when I went home I was unable to duplicate the look even after days of trying. I called avant to say I was not satisfied with the cut and was immediately scheduled for an appointment. Vanessa listened to what I was saying and took a few minutes to see what my hair was doing (I have a slight flip in certain spots). She then concentrated on the problem areas and I now have a hair cut that I love and am able to duplicate. It's easy and I've already been complimented on it. Beverly Vogel


I really appreciate all the staff at the downtown location. They are always friendly when I check in and offer me something to drink. And, Julia is so wonderful; she makes me feel welcome and relaxed, even when I've come from a stressful day at work. Jennifer Garner


I had a terrible time finding a new salon when I moved here almost 2 years ago; worse than finding a new Dr.! I actually drove back up to Fort Worth more than once to go to my stylist of many years. I also tried several salons here in Austin, and just wasn't happy until I found Avant. I love my colorist Jen Plaia, she is awesome! The Gateway Salon is so comfy and not snobby at all like some people seem to think. Every person I have had to deal with has been professional and nice. I would recommend Avant to any of my family or friends.


Since I moved to San Marcos, I have not been able to find a great hair salon/stylist (I trust one person with my hair and she is in Houston). I have trusted Aveda products and Aveda salons for a while now, so I decided to try out the nearest one. I was very happy with the service I received at avant! Chris was so great! I can now say I have found my trusted salon/stylist in the San Marcos/South Austin region.


I am complimented on my hair all the time and often sent friends over to Avant.


Trinity,
What a pleasant surprise to get this email from you!  Thank you SO much!
Our wedding was absolutely wonderful!  The only thing that would have made it better would have been my sister's presence.
I also wanted to thank you and your team for all your hard work.  You have been an absolute pleasure to work with and your team did amazing work for me and my group.  I received numerous compliments on my hair and make-up that should have gone to you all!  Also, thank you for your support when I couldn't hold it all together (when my sister called with the bad news).
If I am ever in Austin again for a special occasion, I will make sure to come to you guys for all my needs.
Thanks again! Bonnie



I was very impressed by the facility. Also, Yvonne (massage therapist) was completely wonderful, and full of knowledge and positive energy. I left completely relaxed, with a deep sense of well being.


I will absolutely refer my friends and family to Avant! The time I spent at the salon was amazing!


Leslie was very professional and gave me numerous pointers to improve my regime. I look forward to my next facial with her.


I was very pleased with the haircut I received in your salon. I will come back when I need another one. Sincerely, Charlotte Thomas


I want you to know that the staff was great. I am going to go back soon and my mom loved it too.  Everybody was so nice and helpful. I have been telling everybody about Avant Salon and spa. You all rock!!!!!!!!!!


RIC SALVADALENA IS THE MOST TALENTED STYLIST I'VE BEEN TO. HE HAS A VERY PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR YET WARM AND FUN. HE GLADLY SHARES HIS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATES ME ON HOW TO MANAGE MY HAIR SO THAT I ENJOY IT EVEN AFTER I'VE LEFT THE SALON. FROM THE VERY FIRST APPOINTMENT HE UNDERSTOOD WHAT I WANTED --A LOOK THAT FITS MY LIFESTYLE AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS. I ALWAYS LEAVE FEELING REFRESHED AND GORGEOUS! THANKS, RIC!


 I was there Saturday and very pleased with everything. I am so glad that my sister-in-law (Carolyn Nelms) arranged my appointment. I was very relaxing. I really enjoyed myself. Thank You!!!


When I walked in I immediately felt comfortable, like I was at a friend's house. The employees were great, didn't act like they thought they were cooler than other salons/ spas..... I have lived in Austin 1 year and have hated every hair cut until now. Tracy (Colorado location) was FANTASTIC, she listened to me, offered great suggestions and I LOVE THE CUT!!!! I will definitely be back. Thanks to the owners for a great experience, great choice in employees, team atmosphere, great vibe in the shop. Tracy felt like a friend that just felt like cutting my hair. She even gave me a hug when I left. Julaine Calhoun


Avant has provided me with the most professional and relaxing experiences with both manicures and pedicures. The staff is extremely helpful and informed. I've been to several other salons around town, and I always come back to Avant. I also appreciate that Avant occasionally provides discounts/coupons. This is something I have not found that other salons/spas do.


Carianne is the best hair stylist I've ever had. She really listens and always does exactly what I want. She's also fun to talk to, I really look forward to my appointments with her.


My facial with Natalie was really lovely. I felt very pampered and I've already had a compliment on my skin!  


Tracy was great and I love my haircut !


VANESSA PEREIRA does the best color. My hair looks the best it has in years.


Jessica Rocks! Not only do I love my haircut......she was a pleasure to visit with....very relaxing and professional. I WILL be back!


Julia was great and really made me feel beautiful after leaving!


I have sent friends to Avant !! Jeanie is the best. I have never had some much trust and been so happy with someone doing my hair.


I donated my hair in Jan. to the Locks Of Love drive. Carianne is my stylist and she is great!!!!! I recently had an appt. with her and I like the fact that she is very involved in the community and loves animals! She donated her time at the St. Baldrick's drive at Dell's Children Medical Center yesterday! Way to go, Carianne!!!!!!!!!!!!


Laura was great! I would definitely recommend her. Amazing scalp massage and she made my hair look healthier and cute while I was in the process of growing it out.


You guys have been cutting my hair since I was in college. Now your cutting my families hair. I love you guys. We hate hair that's blah. We like avant hair.


Yvonne was the best masseuse I have ever been to. She knew her stuff and knew what she was doing. I like the back of the Salon, it was very relaxing. NIce touch with the hershey kisses too.


I just moved to Austin 3 months ago. Someone referred me to Avant. Jessica S at southapk did my highlights and my hair has never looked better. Thanks Jessica.


I will absolutely refer my friends and family to Avant! The time I spent at the salon was amazing!


I was very impressed by the facility. Also, Yvonne was completely wonderful, and full of knowledge and positive energy. I left completely relaxed, with a deep sense of well being


Leslie at Southpark Meadows was very professional and gave me numerous pointers to improve my regime. I look forward to my next facial with her.


I will and have recommended Avant Salons to my friends. I love the stylist, Jessica Rasor, they assigned to me. She did a fabulous job on my hair. I have gotten so many compliments. Your staff does a great job in customer service, they made me feel very comfortable when I walked through the doors of Avant.


I went to this Salon with the hope that i would like the service. Not only did I find great service but also great gals. I colored my hair with Jessica and she advised me on hair color and why. She cut my hair and I loved it. The test for me, is ,if people notice my hair and hair color. People noticed and I got great compliments. Then, I had a facial and met Leslie and she made me look beautiful.. These gals are heaven-sent. I am a customer of theirs--they are keepers.. All the gals are courteous and very friendly. They make you feel at home. Keep Jessica and Leslie and pay them well----they are worth every penny. Thank You Blanca S


My first time and I LOVE my hair!! Definitely impressed.


I have had a facial with Natalie, massage with Yvonne and haircut with Roxy. My husband and daughter have also visited. We love the place.


Great customer service! I was in Austin from Houston to get married. I was offered something to drink as soon as I arrived by the man at the counter. My stylist was also super! I believe her name was Mandy. I told her what type of up-do I was looking for but was open to anything and she used her creativity and created a great look for me! It was fast, simple, and relaxing. Everyone that I came in contact with was very friendly. I was very pleased overall. Thank you for making me look and feel great on the most important day of my life! Sincerely, Michelle E


Roxi helped me donate my hair and give me a hip short do that's a lot easier to manage and style. I love my new haircut and would definitely go back.


It was my first visit and FAR exceeded my expectations! Ric at Gateway is an incredible artist.


I loved both Carmen Spivey and Jessica Rasor and will come back to them again. I am never loyal to colorists or stylists and always shop around for someone new, but these two ladies were the perfect combination of professional, friendly, and honest that I seek in hair care professionals.


I am so pleased with my cut and color. I can't tell you how many comments I've gotten. The color is great and great on me; the red has really stayed vibrant. The cut is perfect, so flattering to my face; it really feels like a haircut FOR me rather than ON me, if that makes sense? I will definitely be back and I've been raving to everyone.


I was in Austin for a wedding, and I went in to see Julia for a run thru for an updo. She did a great job and we figured out how to tweek the style for the wedding on Saturday. It was better than I had imagined. She is very kind and gracious, and made me totally at ease. I was concerned with my eyes, they had some eyelid swelling going on, and Julia also recommended a few false lashes to fill out my eyes, and WOW!!!!! It was the perfect solution. I received soooooo many compliments at the wedding, on my hair and makeup. Thank you so much Avant, especially Julia. I will be in any time I am in Austin. And the entire wedding party looked fabulous, especially the BRIDE. You all made an anxious woman, feel totally at ease!!!!!! Patty C


I went to Avant to see Emily Clay at the downtown location. She was so extremely sweet, friendly, and knowledgeable. I actually wasn't 100% happy with my hair color because it was a little too dark for me. After waiting a few days, I called the Salon to see if she could try and lighten it. They were MORE than willing to get me back into the salon to fix my hair. Emily gave me few options on how to lighten the color and I was so pleased with the outcome!! I then got my haircut with Allison and she was phenomenal as well. I can't wait to go back to the salon...fabulous work staff!!! Semia at gateway was also amazing at waxing...you can't go wrong at these salons.


April, who did my facial, was very thorough and attentive. It was fabulous!


I received a much needed relaxing time while I had my hair cut colored and styled.


The facial was wonderful and I noticed definite improvement in my skin. Leslie is a very professional and polite esthetician.


I always receive a great hair cut and exceptional service. Thanks!


I have sent friends to Avant !! Jeanie @ southpark is the best. I have never had so much trust and been so happy with someone doing my hair.


People are helpful and friendly. Best hair cut I have had in a long time. I tell all my friends about your place. I have had two friends have their hair cut there after I told them about Jessica R.


The time Vanessa took to show me how to style my hair after she gave me the beautiful cut was very much appreciated.


Amanda Arthur was my stylist yesterday. She was great! My hair looks 110% better, and in fact has never looked this good in my life! she also had a great attitude/demeanor and made me feel comfortable, when I usually get very nervous with a new stylist, since I have very difficult hair to cut. I will definitely be seeing her again next time I need a haircut.


Thank you I had a wonderful experience at your salon. I got the best color ever from Carmen and a snappy haircut - Ginny


Avant staff is very friendly. The stylist that I used was very knowledgeable. The online services are very convenient.


Would like to give special thanks to South Park Avant and Areceli who made my visit a favorable one. Everyone strived to do their best and make me feel as comfortable as possible especially Araceli. I would also like to give thanks to Jennifer and two other stylists who assisted in making my visit a pleasurable one. I am pleased to say that I love my new style and will be back again but a little earlier and possibly when there are fewer customers and a fair warning as my "wide load" hair can be a bit time consuming.
Sincerely, Surita


Melissa at the Gateway location did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and I absolutely loved it! Everyone complimented it! Thank you so much!


I loved the way Brittany colored my highlights. She did a great job with the red highlights. I liked how the salon is intent on having the customer fully satisfied, it is a wonderful feeling. thank you.


I just wanted to let you know the care and the expertise Allison (at the downtown location) took when I got my haircut last week. I had been growing my hair out for quite some time and wanted to donate to Locks of Love. I participated in your drive with Allison cutting off over 12'' of hair. She spent over an hour and a half making sure I got a great, cool haircut and that I was comfortable going from my long locks to something much much shorter. Thanks to Allison for a wonderful new haircut! - Kristine C.


It can be a difficult and somewhat personal choice finding a salon that makes you feel comfortable. I've been searching for the right one for quite awhile and when I booked this appointment, my expectations weren't very high, I was just hoping I wouldn't be disappointed. In short, my appointment far exceeded my expectations and I'm very happy that I chose Avant. Allie was my stylist and from the get go, she presented herself professionally and knowledgeable with hair. She explained what type of brush would work best for my style (my hair is very thick), but was careful not to push me to into buying anything unnecessarily. She also showed me how I should properly blow dry my hair in order to get the results I wanted with my new haircut. I'm very happy and have already received several compliments on it. Oh and another bonus for me is having the convenience of being able to book on-line. I love that! Thanks very much for the follow up and exceptional customer service. Brenda B


Brittney Mooney was great and she has earned a life long customer. Staff was professional, (hard to find these days) and very friendly. Thank you!


Tracy gave me one of the best haircuts I have ever had. She took the time to understand what I was looking for and to also conquer my calik. So Thanks Tracy, I will definitively be back!


I really love my cut... I know, without doubt, it's the best cut I've ever had.


I have had many compliments on my new hair color - first time to ever be highlighted. Yes - I'll recommend your salon every time I get a chance.


I think Carianne did a great job with my hair. Very nice salon.


Just had a last minute haircut with Aaron at the 4th and Colorado salon. It was a fantastic cut, I had a very nice chat with Aaron throughout the appointment, and I look forward to recommending him. Thanks for having a place on your website I could use to send him my compliments. Best, Amanda


I had a wonderful experience at Avant and I will be coming back in the future for all of my hair appointments! Crystal did a great job coloring my hair - I've never had blonde highlights look so natural and beautiful, even after going to Aveda salons for the past 3 years! Great job Crystal, and I loved the atmosphere at Avant!!


Actually I am glad  that you sent this email asking me my thoughts about your salon. Carianne was my stylist and the whole experience was GREAT!. I'll definitely be back.


I moved from [another salon which shall remain nameless] a couple of months ago to Carianne at Gateway, and Melissa has also done color on me once [and will again on Saturday], and I can't tell you how much BETTER Avant is than That Other Place. Not only do the stylists listen to what I want, they are also good at telling me what will work and won't work with my hair and facial structure [ always gently, but they do know what they are talking about]. This, to me, is a sign of good customer service as well as great knowledge about what they're doing, and I am so happy to have found you guys!


Jeanie at the South location was extremely professional & knowledgeable. I was there as a model for color. Would LOVE it if you could do more model offers for cut and/or color!!


I've bounced around town trying to find a stylist who was consistent and professional. I've found that person in Arcaceli at Southpark Meadows. She's been cutting my hair for about a year now and I've never been disappointed. She does a great job listening to what I want and then executing the cut perfectly. I've been stopped numerous times by strangers asking me who cuts my hair. I always receive compliments on my cut. I never plan to go any where else to get my hair done.


My mom referred me, and I couldn't be happier! I already have told my friends!


I have had many compliments on my new hair color - first time to ever be highlighted. Yes - I'll recommend your salon every time I get a chance.


Carianne did a great job with my hair. Very nice salon.


The online booking tool was extremely helpful. I was able to see exactly how much I would need to spend. And when I arrived, the staff were very courteous and offered fresh juice or water. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Also, Laura was very welcoming and talented!


Mandy at Gateway has always done a wonderful job on my coloring and I would not go to anyone else.


I had my hair cut for Locks of Love and it was awesome! I have received so many compliments. Thank you!


My facial with April was fantastic and all your staff were very nice. Thanks


I've been in only a few times, but I've been pleased with the services I have received. I've had a manicure for my bridal portraits, a facial and two eyebrow waxes by Brooke. She's been extremely helpful in preparing my skin for my wedding. She's always very helpful, and I don't feel like she's trying to push her services on me.


Carianne is great! Look forward to seeing her again in the future.


Shanna - cut, Ashley - color, Brooke - waxing.  They are all awesome.


I have recommended this salon on a couple of occasions. I do not get my hair cut very often, but the cut I got here by "Roxi" was great. Have gotten many compliments. Thank u.


Staff is very professional and polite. Treats customers like they're very special. Hairdresser (Shanna) is not only a great haircutter, but she is very friendly and professional and makes it a pleasure to go there.


I'm always very happy with the services you all provide as well as with the providers themselves. I really love Jennifer (hair) and Brooke (waxing)!


Roxy was great. I love my hair cut.


Jennifer did a wonderful job on my cut and style. I have never had my hair styled at a salon without having to go straight home and wash/style it myself. On day three (hate to admit this) hair was still "fixed". I love the products, too.


Vanessa is the best at color -- reds!!!! Daisy is our favorite for cuts.


Every service I've had at Avant has been wonderful. Avant gift cards are my "go-to" gifts for special occasions. Special thanks to Vanessa, Jay and Brooke. Keep up the good work


I have been extremely pleased to find a great salon in Austin to call home. My daughter loves her new look, and I'm planning a fun girlfriend spa date soon. Many thanks!


Jen did an amazing job! her professional opinion really made my color pop!


The experience at Avant in Austin this past Saturday was great. It was the perfect way to begin the day of my daughter's wedding. The bride and her attendant's glowed...thank you.


Consistently the best haircut and color around!


My experience today was unbelievable. I truly enjoyed every minute of it. Amanda was so knowledgeable and so kind. She did an incredible job on my highlights and I felt so special. Rick was awesome. So personable and he did a fabulous job on my hair. I was so pleased with both and will definitely be back. I went to your online site and noticed wonderful references on both Amanda and RIck. I went with that and am so thrilled!!!!!!!!!!! I will recommend and can't wait to see this team in a month. Debbie Davidson Austin, TX


This Salon has consistently provided hair crafting that goes beyond what is to be expected. I believe it started with the owners desire to create in markets where no one existed before, like the poet trying to write things that we all knew existed but hadn't seen before. This Salon has achieved what I consider eye opening styles that one might never have understood or considered. With that in mind we should understand where it is that we can achieve that sort of success, Avant is the place where you can find the poetry you were looking for without ever knowing you were looking. Thank you for continuing to bring those special things in life that we all take for granted. Sincerely Cris


Haircut by Amanda, color by Vanessa. Both stylists were lots of fun, but very professional. Haircut and color were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this salon to ANYONE!!! Front-desk personnel (checking in upon arrival and checking out upon completion of services) were very kind, attentive, and professional without being stuffy. Beautifully decorated salon as well. Great experience--I will definitely be back.


This was my first facial EVER! . I was early to my appt, and expected to wait, but didn't have to. I wasn't sure what to expect, but wasn't disappointed. I can't wait to schedule my next facial. I was very pleased with my visit from start to end!


Jen Marie really knows her stuff, and both she and Amanda/colorist treated me like a special guest while I was there for a "hair makeover." Lovely customer service and overall positive and supportive attitudes. I loved them!


Heck ya I will recommend ya'll to friends. It is a lovely salon, nice people and yet reasonably priced. Thank you very much.


Hi, I have already recommended Brooke at Avant to a few of my friends. I was greeted and shown to the spa waiting room, very nice atmosphere. Brooke was right on time, and put me at ease - it was my very first facial! I didn't know what to expect, and she walked me through everything. She suggested products (after I asked for recommendations) and talked about what was best for my skin. In no way was she pushy at all, I could tell she just wanted the best for my skin's health. I purchased some Aveda products that day and also purchased a couple supplements, etc. I have been using them ever since with no problems. I really appreciated her advice. I hope to see Brooke again and wish her the very best. Sincerely, Teresa


I just want to tell you that you are very lucky to have Amanda Hasty working for you. I have been coloring my hair for years at many different salons in many different states and I have never found anyone as knowledgeable as Mandy. She not only knows her stuff, she is a lot of fun and makes the client feel special. This visit was my second with her and I live in Tennessee. I will be coming to her again this summer. If I could get a special airline fare more often I would never let anyone else touch my hair, she is that good! Thank you for employing Mandy. Donna Kelley Belvidere, Tennessee


I enjoyed both treatments (facial and massage) very much, and the staff was wonderful.


Amanda was FABULOUS and did an exceptional job cutting my hair. I feel human again! I'll be back for sure! 


I enjoyed my first experience. I will definitely return.


Jenn Marie is fabulous!!! :-) I have recommended her to my family and friends and everyone is very impressed!


Absolutely best hair cut of my life!  My stylist was amazing and I finally have found the look I love for my curly hair thanks to her artistry. Agnes


I have been a regular customer at Avant since the days of one salon on Guadalupe in the early 90's. My daughter was in kindergarten then and I would bring her with me and the stylists would give her a "workstation" and brushes and combs so she could pretend to be a fabulous stylist; and they'd take her next door to Amy's Ice Cream when it was still in the Guadalupe building. My daughter is now 25 and since those days, I've followed Teresa to the north Austin location who has cut, curled, and colored my hair for all these many years. She is a wonderful, hilarious, talented, kind stylist and colorist who genuinely cares about her customers. I can't imagine going anywhere but Avant. The people who work at this salon are special and it is always a wonderful treat to spend a morning or an afternoon with people who are warm and friendly, and of course, highly skilled and professional. I recommend Avant to everyone I know.


I've had a great experience at Avant every time I've been in. From buying cosmetics to hair cuts. I even had my wedding makeup done at Avant. Every stylist has been great, and the staff gives great advice and is always very helpful.


Love the atmosphere...classy, relaxing...it's the experience that you should have when getting a haircut.


Avant was recommended by a friend after I relocated from Dallas to Austin. I'm very finicky about who cuts my hair (I have an unruly coif) and wanted an Aveda salon. Lacy and the downtown Avant salon  were excellent. I received terrific service, a great cut, and will most certainly return to and recommend Avant.


I go the Avant Gateway because of Rick. He is an accomplished professional with a personal touch. LeAnn GIllette


I am a new customer here. I had the same hair stylist for years and was nervous to move on. But Julia has been amazing. I would recommend her to anyone.


My service was exceptional and my hair looks fabulous. I am very, very happy. I was referred by Amanda Darnell who, for her wedding, had her hair done by Emily. It was an excellent recommendation. I am very pleased.


Wholeheartedly. I'm known among family and friends as the woman with the crazy hair, but after a cut from Connie and highlights by Carmen, I'm getting a lot of compliments. I even wear my hair down now just to show off. I'd never had my hair highlighted before and am delighted with what a difference it made. Thanks guys!


Yes I will refer my friends! Jen did a perfect job on my hair color! Matter of fact I need to get back in there for a haircut very soon so I can find the perfect stylist as well.:) I love this place I have the same person all the way until my hair is complete unlike other salons that pass me off to a trainee. I won't mention any other salons but if I am going to pay a lot of cash to get my hair done I want it done right and I don't want an assembly line to do it. It was very personable and not so snudy like other places. This place rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have already scheduled my next appointment and am looking forward to it. thanks.


I came into your Salon with hair that was 15 inches long from my crown and had it cut into that of a more classic male short cut my longest hair is 5 inches in the front and fades quickly to about a inch all the way around and tappers out this cut was performed by one of the junior artists Lacy and she did without a doubt the job I would have received from a master consultant. All in all I have no complaints and will return for service again, I had such a hard time finding a salon in Austin that could cut my hair I had walked out of two places before coming to your salon.


Today was my first time at avant and I loved it. I am originally from Chicago, but I have lived in Austin for 3 years. I have never been to a salon here and now I wish I would have started years ago. I love how Emily colored my hair! I really recommend this salon, it was a great experience.


I went in to see Laura (a junior stylist) and in not really being specific with what style I wanted (I was simply unsure as to what change I wanted for my hair - I just knew I wanted change!), she was able to give a great cut that had defined style.


My name is Jackie Truax. On January 30,2008 @ 5pm I went into the Downtown Avant Salon on 4th & Colorado with my Twin Sister Joanne, to get my hair cut for Locks for Love. We were greeted by Russell who made us feel like we were at home. As I waited for my Stylist I glanced around the Salon. It is Fabulous!! I felt as though I was truly about to change my life. You see I am a 53 yr old woman and about to become a Grandmother for the very 1st time March 28th to my Granddaughter- Gabriella Claire Roach. I let my stylist completely take over. He made me feel sooooo very special, and gave me the most Beautiful haircut and style I could ever hope to have. It has truly changed the way I feel about myself. I look 10 yrs younger and my confidence is soaring. I have always been a pretty outspoken person, but this haircut not only gave me the chance to help a child, it helped me within myself.  I will be going to the Avant Salon for my future trims and styling. I highly recommend this Salon & the Salon/Spa in North Austin and the Aveda products they use on their customers are wonderful. So if you want a little pampering, a little "girl" talk and an experience you will truly NEVER forget...go to an Avant Salon....afterall...you're worth it!! With much Love, Jackie


Absolutely loved Laura, my haircut, and the whole experience!


My son and husband bought me a gift certificate for spa tapas and when I finally got to use it... I WAS SO THRILLED. Everyone at the shop made my day away from my boys so wonderful! thank you so much!


I love my hair color. I've had lots of compliments, and one person even told me I looked 10 years younger! You can be sure I'll be back. Your staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks, Carol


I already brought my Mom in for a pedicure. I'll be back.


Roxana did a great job cutting and styling my hair. She made sure to ask me what I wanted out of my haircut and gave me great recommendations on how to style my hair. I will definitely request her on my next visit! Semia was also very professional and made my first time getting a bikini wax a semi-painful experience, instead of super- painful.


Both Carmen and Lacy did exceptionally well on my hair - I will be back again soon!!


Brooke was fabulous! I came in for a wax and it was painless and no redness or irritation. She's the best!


I had never experienced a facial before, and I wasn't sure what to expect. To be perfectly honest, I was a little nervous. WOW! What a great experience. I did not want it to end. Everyone I encountered was extremely pleasant and helpful. Natalie did my facial, and she was great. I can only rave about the service I received, and I would definitely want to visit again.


I love Avant. I have given gift suggestions of a facial at Avant. I am planning to give a facial gift certificate to my boyfriend for Xmas. He loves them!


I had my hair cut and colored, and it looks great. Then, while I was there, my stylist recommend that I come back and get my make-up done for my wedding. I did, and it looked amazing. Everyone is also very friendly and helpful.


I tell all my friends where I go, and even some strangers. I get so many compliments on my hair I just wish everyone went to Avant!


I've been going to Avant for several years now, and think the salon is wonderful! I really appreciate the recent discounts you've offered -- that helps a LOT.


I was going through a rough patch and decided to start a new day with new hair, so I decided to spoil myself at Avant. Kim was wonderful and I can't say enough about how great I looked and felt when I left. I will definitely recommend her and will return myself! Thanks! Jill Pro J. Pro Photography


It's one of my favorite places, I always feel relaxed and pampered.


The avant experience is wonderful and my family and friends should enjoy it as well. Thank you.


Roxi was absolutely a delight. She not only was very nice but acted very professionally. I will not only recommend Avant as a salon but I hope that Roxi will stay so I can have her cut it again and recommend to others. Thank you-this was only the second time that I have had my hair cut here since we just moved three months ago from AZ and I have never been treated so nice and as one should when they go to a salon rather than just another head of hair. Thank you for being such a great salon!!


Love the e-mail specials you all send. They have prompted me to come in and purchase products and services on two occasions within the last year.


Like that they offer occasional specials for various services.


Laura was GREAT! I am already looking forward to going back to see her!


I've sent so many of my friends over to avant and they all rave about the services. Thanks for giving them the same pampering treatment I always get when I go. --Bianca Moses


I have already recommended Julia to many friends. She is so sweet and very talented!! And she took the time to show me ways to style it and explain the products she was using. Best haircut I have ever had!!


Going to Avant Salon was the best experience. They are all so friendly and knowledgeable. I was having a lot of hormone problems affecting my hair and they helped me with this problem more than I ever imagined. I will go back and recommend Avant to everyone. Thanks so much.


Every time I get my haircut at Avant (downtown) I love it more. I get my haircut by Julia who was originally recommended to me by a friend. We both still use her and I have been completely satisfied by her services.  I also LOVE the aveda products!!!


I absolutely love Avant. Great haircuts by Shanna and I just had the most amazing facial I've ever had by Semia the other day. I recommend Avant to my friends every chance I get. Love it! Love it! Love it!


I have been going to Avant Salon at Gateway for nearly 6 years and have recommended many friends. Also love the Aveda products. Jen Marie is great!


I am new to Austin and was looking for an Aveda salon. I have been to Avant twice and am extremely pleased with the high quality service and attentive reception personnel. I have already recommended the salon to my daughter-in-law.


Brooke  at the NW spa salon in the arboretum was the esthetician for my spa treatment on Wed, Oct 3rd. She has a great personality and made me feel very comfortable, and I was very happy with the results of my treatment. I will definitely be back! ~ Melissa Illig


I have been extremely happy with Avant and their hair coloring. I started with Ashley at the Gateway Avant in Austin, Tx and transferred to Emily at the downtown Austin location. Emily has been a great source for offering me a variety of options but still remaining true to my original option. She is an excellent stylist and have always received compliments on how wonderful my hair looks. I'm constantly telling people about Avant. Although it can be pricey at times, you pay for what you get and I believe it is more than worth it


I just wanted to thank you for all the services and staff that Avant has. My first visit was amazing. I moved from DC to Austin back in August and had not gotten my hair cut in such a long time. Not only do I love and adore the cut and style of my hair, but the service and staff were amazing. Prices, I felt, were also GREAT for the services provided! Julie (Julia?) was fantastic. She did SUCH a great job with my hair and it looks sooo good. I even wore it curly today rather than blow it out and the cut works great with it! She did such a wonderful job! Thank you so much for your salon and services! I can't wait for my next visit in June. Virginia


Thank you so much for the wonderful spa day! (Tues 5 June). It was absolutely marvelous. I am planning another one in Aug when my son goes to camp again. Everyone was super!  LeAnn

Connie was amazing!  Best haircut ever!  Thanks again! Allix


Hi there,
I wanted to tell you OUTSTANDING your salon is.  I had the same hairdresser for several years before she moved away a few years ago.  Since then I have not been able to find a salon or hairdresser that I have liked and am comfortable with telling her what I want and then listening to her advice as to if it's a "good idea" or if another way would look much better on me.  Well I had an appointment with Jennifer Marie at the NorthWest Salon on Capital of Texas Highway this past week and she is AWESOME!!!!!   She is so friendly and really listened to what I was wanting and then offered her advice and I felt comfortable enough with her even on the first visit to listen to her and I am so thankful I did.  It's the BEST hair cut/style I've gotten since I lost my hairdresser.  Sadly I found her just as I am about to move to San Antonio, HOWEVER, I will DEFINITELY be driving back to Austin just to see her.  I hope you will never lose her!!!!  Not to mention that you have a beautiful salon with awesome customer service.  Having tried sooooooo many different salons...UGH!!!....I had forgotten how awesome it is to be in a "real" and "true" salon.

JUST SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!! THANK YOU!!!!


Hello!
I just wanted to tell you that getting a haircut at your salon was a great experience. Why? Well, you had that blend of upscale professionalism mixed with a staff†who seemed to actually LIKE people.  It's wonderful to get a relaxing spa experience with the massage, the relaxing scents, and the beautiful interior, but having staff members who are giving fake smiles, running their practiced encouragement or questioning lines on you while their mind is somewhere else totally diminishes the experience. Julia, who was my stylist, was very genuine and when I asked for a little different shift in my cut (my first time ever having the guts to ask that of a stylist) she was incredibly accommodating and not at all upset or flustered at my request. She also recommended some amazing products that have my hair looking better than it has ever looked. My hair has always been horrible...thin shaft, not a lot of it, and frizzy on top of that. Now it looks smooth without being weighted down and even looks thicker.
I really liked that I could get an appointment within a couple of days of my phone call, which means that you're staffing appropriately. (The bull-sh#t of having to wait because you're so "exclusive" means nothing to me and I just go somewhere else when I'm ready for a cut.) I have to be in the mood to get a haircut for several reasons....it's a huge wait because the stylist is always running behind (it was NOT the situation at your salon, I waited maybe 5 minutes because I was early), it's usually a huge expense for an average experience  (well, it was expensive but not disproportionate to what I received in service and the products...not to mention joining the Aveda club AND getting a coupon emailed), and they always make me feel like I'm totally uncool. I have to be in the mood to schedule an hour of a condescending attitude. (hey, some of us are just not girlie-girls so my fashion may not be ultra chic...I guess that's why I don't seem to "rate"). When I finally got myself in the mood for the usual salon experience, I didn't feel that "we'll tolerate you because we want your money, but you really don't belong here" at your salon, and it was greatly appreciated. I'll be back.
Thanks for the opportunity to tell you in email that I enjoyed it...I'm much better at writing than I am at telling someone in person...and thanks for the coupon. I'll use it when I come back.
 Ellen


I am new in town and visited your salon recently for the first time for some color and highlights.  Emily went above and beyond to make sure I left there completely satisfied with my hair color.   Obviously she is quite talented but she is the utmost professional.   I love my hair and welcome the compliments from my friends and family.  I look forward to my next appointment!


Hello -  My wife is a long time customer of you salon, so in essence I have been paying for your services for a while.  She is always so happy so I decided to try one of your 1 hr massages.  It was great!!  The staff was professional and polite, and the lady who performed my massage was friendly and great!  I walked out feeling like a new man.  I really appreciate the great service.

Thanks again ( From a guy who normally doesn’t go to a Salon ) - Chris

 

My haircut was very nice and I’ve had many people tell me they like it.  Anyway, I’m scheduled for March 1.  Thanks.

I was very pleased with my Avant experience, and have already started telling all of my friends to go there.  I am already scheduled for Jennifer to do my updo for my wedding on March 10th.  I will also use Jennifer to do my hair from now on. 
Thank You. Jane


Just to let you know.  I was in last Friday for a cut, color and eyebrow wax.  My experience was nothing less than fabulous.  The girls were wonderful and the staff was courteous.  The environment was pleasant. I can not wait till my next trip.  Thank you so much. 
Did I mention I love my hair!!!
Sandra


Thank you for the follow up. I can't believe I've never gone to your salon since I moved here from Dallas! I've been looking for 4 yrs to find a place I always want to go back to, and now I have. The service was excellent! I haven't cut my hair short for 4 yrs now because I've always been scared that I would be disappointed, but Jennifer Marie (sp?) did a great job, and I get compliments all the time :) Both services I got from your salon has been great. I hope your services stay the same. Thank you!

 

My service was awesome at Avant! Jennifer was great and I've had nothing but compliments on my hair.  I went from a long due to a short one. Avant was very relaxing environment that was much needed. Thanks!!


My experience at the Avant spa was great!! I've been in town for a couple of months and stumbled across Avant from all the great reviews. I was looking for an affordable stylist that could get the job done. The receptionist I was speaking with recommended Rudy (at gateway) since he was in my price range. I've had battles with my hair for years and always had people telling me to relax my hair. Most stylists use thinning scissors on my hair which ruins it. Well Rudy has taught me to embrace my curly hair and not fight it. The haircut was amazing and he has educated me on how to style it which now takes me under 5 minutes. He was very friendly and professional and the shampoo/scalp massage was great!!!. I highly recommend!!


I really enjoyed my trip to Avant Salon. I just moved to the area and have tried several other salons without success. However, when I walked into Avant, I knew that it was a place that I would enjoy. My stylist Ashley was very helpful and I am planning on definitely going back to her. And she suggested products for my hair, but didn't push them on me like some salons do. All and all, I really enjoyed my visit and am looking forward to coming back.


I recently visited Avant Spa (Arboretum area) for facial and massage. This was by far my best spa experience ever! I definitely recommend this spa to anyone looking for a great spa experience. Oh and I loved the products they were using during the sessions! I will be back!


I recently had color applied by Vanessa. It's the best color job I ever had! People stop me everywhere complimenting me on the fabulous color. I always hear.. where do you get your hair done?!! :-) I should carry an entire box of your cards in my pocket - I've already handed out tons. My hair has been traditionally difficult to color, since I like deep red. My wonderous red hair usually faded, but NOT THIS TIME! Vanessa did such a great job - and treated me so well - it was a wonderful experience! She made all her work feel effortless to me, and treated me like royalty. She also sold me an awesome hair product that I love - the Aveda Damage control - so luscious! thank you Vanessa - you're a dream! This is the most amazing salon - you have a client for life!!!
 

That is what I was told when I asked where to get my hair done. I moved here in July. I was very apprehensive to go to a new salon after years with my last. Avant made me feel welcome and wanted. They did marvels with my hair. Now I wished I moved here sooner! Avant is a great salon in a great city.


Avant is one of the best salon experiences I have had. I am in town working on a film and had my hair destroyed by our stylist. I was not going to let anyone touch my hair till I got back to LA, but when would that be. One of our interns suggested Avant, I gave it a shot, and I feel human again. Thanks to Jen Marie and the staff at Avant.


I had my bridal make up with Jackie from this salon. She was tremendously patient, helpful, and calming. I love the makeup that she did for me. Plus, she is really nice. I had Jackie and her assistance did my entire wedding parties & mothers... and everyone was just so happy and looks very pretty. They really listened and tried to achieve the looks that you want.
 

I stopped in the other day for a facial and had a relaxing and wonderful experience. I have had many facials in the past and this one was well worth my money... better than any other facial I have ever had, hands-down. I am new to the area and will definitely be returning for a hair cut soon.

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