3574 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL | Directions 3220530.296753 -81.703628
Sat: 9am-5pm, Wed-Thu: 12am-8pm, Mon-Tue: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-6pm
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Avondale
Excellent Cut and Hightlight in Avondale – I found Avante while walking in the Avondale Shops. I had my long hair cut/ trimmed and highlighted by the owner (Natasha) and I love it. She is great! My hair felt and looked like it never has before. They sale Aveda at this salon and I bought a few items which they said would help me control my hair and keep the color in it. There was no pressure in this salon and the conversation in the shop was clean and educational about hair and color, not gossip!
This is my kind of salon and you will enjoy the multiple experiences, such as the hot towel treatment and the Aveda Hand Rub too. The shop was reasonably priced. You get what you pay for. I mean it's Aveda!
If your looking... all the girls were busy cutting and coloring... the staff are experts... you can tell! Give them a try! Total Rating: 9 to 10... Location 10... Staff 9 to 10... Owner 10! Natasha is good, I'm sure of that!
Lacking in the Customer Service department – After three different visits, each with a different stylist, I am officially done with Avante. My first visit was scheduled with the owner, Natasha, since I was getting over 10 inches cut off to donate to Locks of Love and doing highlights- which I had not done in years. Although, I was unhappy when they didn't give me the option of keeping the hair for me to send in, the cut and color was very similar to the picture I had picked out. I liked it a lot. That was back in Sep and I just went in for a haircut with Emily, who took it upon herself to give me an asymmetrical haircut when my hair is short and super curly. My color could not be done that day so I went in a few days later for color with Courtney. This is where I am infuriated. The card that was supposedly annotated with the colors used on my hair was no where to be found. And to make things worse, it appears that bleach was used in my hair. No wonder the blonde curls were so relaxed. I am not impressed with the "color lift" and the haircut's imperfections have revealed themselves in the process. If you have the money to spend for marginal service than go right ahead and try Avante.
Great Hair services – Have had my hair cut & styled there many times. Service is always excellent. Be sure to ask for Courtney to get the very best service. Excellent selection of products available with knowledgable staff to assist with selections.
My Best Haircut Ever in Jacksonville – Since moving to Jacksonville 2 1/2 years ago, I have been searching for the perfect haircut. I am very particular, and my favorite style is a short inverted bob. After a long search, I finally found what I've been looking for at Avante Salon Avondale. Jaime really knew what she was doing, and I am completely satisfied with the result! Everything falls exactly where it should, and it shapes my face perfecly. It is also very easy to style. I will definitely schedule a second appointment with Jaime!
Courtney did a great job. – I went to this salon for the first time last Friday. Although the salon wasn't as nice as other Aveda salons, I found the staff to be very friendly. Courtney cut my hair and did a great job. First she sat me down to discuss what I wanted to have done and then she gave me a very relaxing scalp massage with some sort of peppermint oil. It felt great! I liked how she used her finger tips instead of her nails like some other stylists do. After she shampooed my hair, she did a fantastic cut. It didn't take her as long as it does at other places, yet she wasn't rushing through it either. I usually don't get my hair dried and styled at salons simply because I hate the way other people do my hair, but Courtney did pretty well. I enjoyed talking to her and could relate to her on several levels. I think Aveda really made a good decision when they hired Courtney.
Great find in Avondale – Yes Yes Yes, Being new to Jacksonville but an older Aveda fan I decided to try Avante in Avondale. I was use to the Aveda points of difference and was sure I would never see it again after leaving Ohio. To my amazement Avante's personnel performed the rituals and I found a hair and body home. The experince was heavenly and the staff was perfect. The salon was busy and smelled like Aveda. They had all the Aveda lines, including make-up and everything for hair and body. The salon was clean and professionally managed. I read several of the others ratings online and can't figure out what some people want?? I think they were Supercuts Clients who does not know what Aveda is about. People complain about everything but Avante is a find and that's a fact. Trust in an old Aveda hand. Avante is well managed and performed C/C/BD on me and I'll be back and with my husband next time. Help the Environment and use Avante for your hair and body needs.
By the way... I laughed until I cried because the girls were so much fun! It was great girls. Keep up the good work!
Don't Go Here!!! – When I called this salon I explained to the receptionist that I wanted to be scheduled with a master stylist/colorist; someone who knew what they were doing and could make some suggestions because I wanted something different but was unsure what exactly I wanted. I was scheduled with the owner.
I arrived early and still had to wait almost 20 minutes after my appointment before the owner was ready for me. After I explained what I was looking for, she proceeded to talk only about herself and her life as she worked on my hair, no interest in the client. I agree with one of the other posters, the salon was not up to par of typical Aveda salons; older and a bit run down. The washing stations were right across from the break room where I had the honor of listening to one of the staff tell her peers all about her roommate's cat and it's inability to use the litter box.
I have to say this is the worst hair cut/color I have ever had!!! The owner told me that my new color would blend better with my natural color and there would not be such a definitive difference as my hair grew out. Um HELLO!!! I color my hair BECAUSE I want to cover my natural color! If I wanted my hair to be a grayish brown with white streaks I'd simply grow it out! Oh, and I don't know if I missed something, but I thought the mullet went out in the late 80s. Yes ladies, my hair looks like a mullet cut, it's THAT bad. I'm going to Casablanca today and praying they can fix me!
IF YOU VALUE YOUR HAIR AND YOUR MONEY YOU WON'T GO TO THIS SALON!!
Avoid this salon – As a new resident to the Jacksonville community, I was hopeful that this salon would be a place I could go to permanently from now on. The staff was eager to get me in the door for an appointment, but once I was taken back to the stylist chair 20 minutes late the whole experience dwindled. My stylist was friendly enough but a stiff feeling of inexperienced questions about what I wanted persisted. I brought pictures as examples, however they were not looked at the entire time. upon the mid point of my appointment another client was booked which caused my stylist some obvious tension as my hair was not done. With 15 minutes until her next client was to arrive, I was instructed that a dry would not be possible. As not wanting to leave with wet hair I moved to another station to dry my own hair. Upon paying I was visibly unhappy- a girl wants to leave the salon feeling like a goddess, not a wet dog! Upon checking out I made it clear to the owner that I was not to be charged for a blowdry as one did not occur. This was the eureka moment that she sprung upon me that I was at fault for not requesting one. The girl stylist made a quip as well that it was not in her schedule and the next client had arrived. I replied that her being overbooked was not my fault or problem and that I had to wait to be seen. My highlight the next day were a bit streaked and not as expected. I will not go back for touch ups for fear of what will happen again. I left feeling like I should be the one apologizing for their unorganization and lack of time management. The owner of the salon gave me an unthoughtful "we're sorry you were disappointed, and that this would be a learning experience for them." I recommend staying away from this place of business!
Lauren was great. – Today I went to get highlights with Lauren, and it was a great experience. I didn't feel like she was in a hurry to get to her next client, which was a VERY nice switch to my prior experiences at other aveda salons and they quick to get me my services started. The color was just perfect, great scalp massage and hand massage. The only thing that I thought was a little outrageous is the fact that after you spend $90 on processing the salon charges and extra $22 just to dry your hair, I guess I just think that should be included in the price. Overall I would be sure to recommend this salon to anyone.
Love, Luv, Luhv it!! – I had an awesome experience. Thank you Natasha and staff. You made me feel welcome, my hair looks awesome, staff was attentive and friendly. Salon looks sharp, and Aveda products are the best. Booked my next appointment before I left. This salon knows color and highlights and my hair has NEVER looked better! Bonus - lunch at Biscotti's! Negatives: parking at lunchtime. But with so many great shops in this historic district it is to be expected. See you in 6 weeks!
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