Seattle >Beauty > Gary Manuel Aveda Institute
1514 10th Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.614483 -122.319446
Sun & M Closed
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Broadway
Get a great cut and style at a fraction of the cost by the up and comers of the salon world. They may be students but don't worry - there's a licensed pro nearby watching their every move.
Don't go for a relaxer – I went as a model for a relaxer. I wanted to check their product and see if getting my hair done at an institute would be a good fit for me. I had a great personal experience with the people there, the prices are good and it didn't took as long as I thought.
BUT MY HAIR ISNT STRAIGHT. I have fine, curly and frizzy hair. I've had japanese straightening and permanent straightening treatments done before so I was expecting a similar outcome. Maybe is the product or the procedure but after all I am still curly. I try contacting the girl that did my hair to find alternatives but haven't heard from her.
Even though the people were nice I think I will stick with my regular hair place because the results are just not there.
Dear clseattle: I am very sorry you had this experience at our school. Please allow us to provide you with options. Contact me directly and I'll arrange everything. You will be satisfied with the outcome--I promise. Kind Regards, Gary Howse, Co-Founder gary@garymanuel
horrible – I have just gotten home from one of the most homophobic and disrespetful experiences I have had in my life, which was at the Aveda Institute salon. I was seen by a student named Remy. My experience with her was completely unsatisfactory to say the least. She said nothing to me almost the entire time she worked with me. She walked away from me without saying a word twice and left me sitting in the chair wondering where she had gone. The haircut I recieved was not what I had described at all and when I asked her to adjust some things she walked away and got her teacher. The woman, whose name I can't recall, treated me equally as disregarding. She cut my hair extremely short while speaking to me in a disrespectful and mocking tone. I was offered none of the services that are provided with a haircut, in fact they were never even mentioned to me. I walked away from that experience almost in tears and quite frankly shocked at how completely homophobic that situation was. I am a genderqueer individual. I am a female with a masculine appearance. I asked for a man's haircut and I was treated like a piece of garbage. I am so disappointed in the service and treatment I recieved. I went into Aveda with respect for the care they provide and I now have none. I would recommend this salon to no one and would encourage all lgbtq individuals boycott this establishment
This saddens me greatly. I take pride in my businesses being accepting of all people. We have always had an entirely loving and accepting relationship with the LGBTQ community. But I accept that we have hurt you and for that I am forever sorry. Please know this is NOT who we are. We will use this very unfortunate event to educate and hopefully enlighten our students and staff. Please find it in your heart to forgive us. I promise you we will do better. Sincerely, Gary Howse, Co-Founder
Nothing But Fantastic – I've been here a couple of times now and I will keep going back.
Quality does change with each student, especially dependent on how long they've been training, but I've always had an above par experience with each dresser.
I'm male and only go in for cuts; they always get it right and I've even let them experiement a bit (one dresser asked if she could go a bit "funky" with the cut) and I liked what she did so much that it's my normal request now.
Always polite, always friendly, those students have the best attitudes.
NOTE: The students do not get money for the cuts! They only make tips, the actual charge for the cut goes to the institute. Because of this, my tip always equals the amount of they charge for the cut because it just doesn't seem fair to me that they aren't earning that money for the work.
SUPER Facial! – Extremely positive experience in every respect! My daughter treated me to my FIRST facial on my 50th birthday. What a lovely surprise for a mother/daughter day out! The girls were very efficient and comforting. Afterward, I felt as tho I had received a face lift! :)......the foot soak was such a soothing touch. Thank you AVEDA.....(I'm almost 51---time to return!!)
eatman – My lady friend really enjoyed it from beginning to end however i had to pay for it so lower your prices please
great haircut – I had my hair cut here by Kaitlin and she did a superb job. I actually preferred the cut she gave me, over the way my regular stylist cuts my hair. Kaitlin was very professional, friendly, and did a fabulous job cutting and styling my hair. Thanks Kaitlin... I will be back for sure!!
Gary Manual Aveda Excellent Choice for Personal Care – I've never had a bad experience here and it's a great bargain considering the service. The best haircuts I've had over the last ten years has been here and I've always been treated as if I was their best customer. It's also a great way to test out the Aveda line of products. I've gone in just for a haircut, and ended up having mini-massages, make-up applied and so on just so the students can get more practice in. That makes for a enjoyable time and I always leave feeling like I did something special for myself.
Awful place where inexperienced trainees experiment on you!! – The first time I was here for a hair cut n color the supervisor took a look at my hair n literally started screaming at me that theres no way the color will take...Jeez relax lady !!1 She continued with erh loud n extremely rude "opinion"....that the poor girl who was working on my hair kept apologizing after she left.
I went back after many months to gv it a 2nd chance and this time the trainee was awful...after almost 3 hrs she colored my hair unevenly n when the supervisor told her to redo it..sh erefused and said I was done!!1
NEVER COMING BACK...its well worth your time and money to go someplace else where u get quality for ur money.
Thanks for taking the time to describe your experience at our school. I know we can do better. I also know we will do anything to change your mind about our business. We really do care.
Our students are predominately the best and the brightest young people training for the beauty business today. We are not perfect--but when we make mistakes we promise to make things better (and even perfect).
Please contact me directly and I will do everything I can to make your day.
Gary Howse, Co-Founder
Gingers First Hair Cut – I had a 9:00 a.m. appointment with Ginger on Thursday and I was her model for her very first hair cut. My hair hadnt been cut in about three years and it truely was a mess! She cut my hair into a "Bob" and I must say," I love it!!!!" Ginger did a very professional job and I am looking forward to her graduating and being my stylest .
GREAT JOB GINGER!
Great cut, great color – I went in yesterday for a cut and color at GM Aveda Institute. I had a GREAT experience. My hair was placed in the capable hands of a stylist called Tuesday, and she did wonderful. She was knowledgable, and very helpful when figuring out what exact shade to color my hair. She convinced me (and rightfully so!) to foil in some very subtle highlights to the overall dark chestnut color. This was a great suggestion. The end color is rich, natural, and perfect!
She did an excellent job on the cut as well. She knew exactly what I was going for.
Also - I will say, she made me feel very comfortable about my hair lifestyle. i.e - I rarely blowdry, flat iron, or use any product in my hair. Whenever I tell stylists this, it is usually followed by a speech about why I should, or at least patronizing looks, as if I were a child. Not so with Tuesday. She complented my hair, and seemed very much onbaord with my no-frills lifestyle. This was a refreshing change!!! Thanks Tuesday. I'll be back again.
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