Salon Sovay

★★★★★
Downtown salon specializes in fashionable, distinct hair styles for discerning, hip customers.
  • 2444 S 1st St

    Austin, TX 78704

    Cross street: Oltort Street

    Map & Directions
  • 512-519-9937

About Salon Sovay

Hours
Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Special Offer
10 percent off

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Personal Services
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I wish I could give Salon Sovay a good review, but unfortunately I have to give you a heads up to stay away. Last week my daughter-in-law and I were there to have a pedicure as a Mother's Day present. My daughter-in-law got up from a stool sitting under a mirror, bumped the mirror and it fell on her. NO ONE went to help her. She immediately went to the owner, was apologetic, and offered to pay for the mirror. The owner said she would have to "process it" and walked away from her. My daughter-in-law was embarrassed and paid the $50.00 it took to have the mirror fixed. This was not a relaxing atmosphere, and we will not again visit this establishment whose employees treat clients with so little disregard.

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I wish I could give Salon Sovay a good review, but unfortunately I have to give you a heads up to stay away. Last week my daughter-in-law and I were there to have a pedicure as a Mother's Day present. My daughter-in-law got up from a stool sitting under a mirror, bumped the mirror and it fell on her. NO ONE went to help her. She immediately went to the owner, was apologetic, and offered to pay for the mirror. The owner said she would have to "process it" and walked away from her. My daughter-in-law was embarrassed and paid the $50.00 it took to have the mirror fixed. This was not a relaxing atmosphere, and we will not again visit this establishment whose employees treat clients with so little disregard.

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I wish I could give Salon Sovay a good review, but unfortunately I have to give you a heads up to stay away. Last week my daughter-in-law and I were there to have a pedicure as a Mother's Day present. My daughter-in-law got up from a

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I wish I could give Salon Sovay a good review, but unfortunately I have to give you a heads up to stay away. Last week my daughter-in-law and I were there to have a pedicure as a Mother's Day present. My daughter-in-law got up from a

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Sovay is fantastic! I'm a guy and used to go to the barber shop but Sovay really turned me around - and without going all meterosexual on me.

She's a perfectionist and knows what looks good on each individual. Her prices are very reasonable and she's a total sweetheart and hard worker. I know she puts in long hours over there to give people exactly what they want.

She listens to what I want and also manages to recommend slight variations that look great. No joke that it's been the first time my female friends have told me my hair looks good! That never happened before.

Highly recommend :)

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Sovay is fantastic! I'm a guy and used to go to the barber shop but Sovay really turned me around - and without going all meterosexual on me.

She's a perfectionist and knows what looks good on each individual. Her prices are very reasonable and she's a total sweetheart and hard worker. I know she puts in long hours over there to give people exactly what they want.

She listens to what I want and also manages to recommend slight variations that look great. No joke that it's been the first time my female friends have told me my hair looks good! That never happened before.

Highly recommend :)

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I seriously had no clue what it meant to get a "GOOD" haircut until I went to Anthony. I decided to go from super long to super short and it was like the lady cut it with a butcher. So I went to Anthony, due to good reviews from a friend, to get it fixed. Possibly the best decision of my life! I seriously have had at least 15 people ask me who cut my hair and when I left his chair that day I felt pretty again. I know it sounds shallow, but you're hair is VERY important...and he understood that.

Took his time, did an awesome job...and just an AWESOME person in general! He even called me a week later to check up on how I was feeling about my cut!

I would recommend Anthony's hair luvin' to any and everyone!!

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I seriously had no clue what it meant to get a "GOOD" haircut until I went to Anthony. I decided to go from super long to super short and it was like the lady cut it with a butcher. So I went to Anthony, due to good reviews from a friend, to get it fixed. Possibly the best decision of my life! I seriously have had at least 15 people ask me who cut my hair and when I left his chair that day I felt pretty again. I know it sounds shallow, but you're hair is VERY important...and he understood that.

Took his time, did an awesome job...and just an AWESOME person in general! He even called me a week later to check up on how I was feeling about my cut!

I would recommend Anthony's hair luvin' to any and everyone!!

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Sovay did a great job cutting my long, thick hair! I cn't stop looking in the mirror. Super cute salon, friendly people.

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Sovay did a great job cutting my long, thick hair! I cn't stop looking in the mirror. Super cute salon, friendly people.

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I went in to see Sovay to get a haircut about 2 week ends ago--I have extremely long and thick hair, and needed someone who appreciated that instead of dreading it. Before I made an appointment, we spoke on the phone about my hair length, texture, and exactly what I wanted and she actually seemed excited to cut my long, thick hair. I went the following weekend and immediately connected with Sovay as a stylist and as a person. She is a perfectionist, and will not let the client walk out of her salon without being 100% completely satisfied--and I definitely was. Not only did I get an amazing cut and style, but I felt very comfortable talking to her from the beginning. I will be back soon for another hair cut very soon!

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I went in to see Sovay to get a haircut about 2 week ends ago--I have extremely long and thick hair, and needed someone who appreciated that instead of dreading it. Before I made an appointment, we spoke on the phone about my hair length, texture, and exactly what I wanted and she actually seemed excited to cut my long, thick hair. I went the following weekend and immediately connected with Sovay as a stylist and as a person. She is a perfectionist, and will not let the client walk out of her salon without being 100% completely satisfied--and I definitely was. Not only did I get an amazing cut and style, but I felt very comfortable talking to her from the beginning. I will be back soon for another hair cut very soon!

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I just had a haircut by Heather at Salon Sovay. When I got home, my husband said, "Who's that gorgeous woman with the new haircut!" Needless to say, I am very happy with the cut and I highly recommend Heather. I'll be baaaaack!

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I just had a haircut by Heather at Salon Sovay. When I got home, my husband said, "Who's that gorgeous woman with the new haircut!" Needless to say, I am very happy with the cut and I highly recommend Heather. I'll be baaaaack!

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If you want a relaxing experience with great customer service you need to go see Charlie. He really takes time his time and explains your haircut and color to you. He also cuts my daughter's hair and treats her like a queen!

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If you want a relaxing experience with great customer service you need to go see Charlie. He really takes time his time and explains your haircut and color to you. He also cuts my daughter's hair and treats her like a queen!

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I was referred to Charlie by a very good guy friend that likes a little bit of an edgy cut. I have a 12 yr old son that I have not been able to get his hair cut the way he likes it and that looks like it should. Keep in mind that i have been in the industry as a manicurist/owner of a full service salon for 16 years. Tried Charlie and ablsolutely loved him!! SO i decided to step out and actually pay to have my hair done after 16 years.....and it is worth EVERY penny! Lastly...Charlie uses a line Moroccanoil..that is the BEST!!!! Smells wonderful!!!

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I was referred to Charlie by a very good guy friend that likes a little bit of an edgy cut. I have a 12 yr old son that I have not been able to get his hair cut the way he likes it and that looks like it should. Keep in mind that i have been in the industry as a manicurist/owner of a full service salon for 16 years. Tried Charlie and ablsolutely loved him!! SO i decided to step out and actually pay to have my hair done after 16 years.....and it is worth EVERY penny! Lastly...Charlie uses a line Moroccanoil..that is the BEST!!!! Smells wonderful!!!

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I've been going to Charlie Hodges there for about 2 years and he's great. Very professional but cool at the same time and always works with me on different cuts and looks. Highly recommend checking out this salon.

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I've been going to Charlie Hodges there for about 2 years and he's great. Very professional but cool at the same time and always works with me on different cuts and looks. Highly recommend checking out this salon.

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The best in town! Highly recommended for anyone that is looking for a stylist with extensive experience, professionalism and for a good price!

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The best in town! Highly recommended for anyone that is looking for a stylist with extensive experience, professionalism and for a good price!

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Charlie Hodges is awesome! I will never go anywhere else to get my hair cut. I recommend him to everyone I see.

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Charlie Hodges is awesome! I will never go anywhere else to get my hair cut. I recommend him to everyone I see.

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Charlie knows just what I want and need. He makes me look and feel beautiful on my color and long, curly hair. He's the best! He also has great discounts that help the pocketbook! Thanks, Charlie! You're the best!

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Charlie knows just what I want and need. He makes me look and feel beautiful on my color and long, curly hair. He's the best! He also has great discounts that help the pocketbook! Thanks, Charlie! You're the best!

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Charlie Hodges is a excellent colorist and hair stylist. Take your hair to Charlie and it will turn out great!

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Charlie Hodges is a excellent colorist and hair stylist. Take your hair to Charlie and it will turn out great!

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I have been going to charlie for about 4 years now. He does my cut and color. I have tried every color under the sun and my hair has always turned out great. He is also all about the health of your hair. If you want an amazing hair artist go see charlie. You can call his wife Niki for an appt at 609-9369.

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I have been going to charlie for about 4 years now. He does my cut and color. I have tried every color under the sun and my hair has always turned out great. He is also all about the health of your hair. If you want an amazing hair artist go see charlie. You can call his wife Niki for an appt at 609-9369.

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Sovay is such a unique & interesting person and on top of that does a great job cutting hair. She takes the time to listen to the client to figure out what they want and what would work best with their hair texture and styling habits. She offers a quality product at a fair price, and I can't wait for her to expand her female beautification empire :)

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Sovay is such a unique & interesting person and on top of that does a great job cutting hair. She takes the time to listen to the client to figure out what they want and what would work best with their hair texture and styling habits. She offers a quality product at a fair price, and I can't wait for her to expand her female beautification empire :)

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Sovay is an amazing colorist and stylist ! Love what she does with my hair!! She really listens and has great ideas. I used to dread haircuts before Sovay, now it's a treat to myself. Drive from San Antonio to see her, have for 3+ yrs. She's the best!

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★★★★★

Sovay is an amazing colorist and stylist ! Love what she does with my hair!! She really listens and has great ideas. I used to dread haircuts before Sovay, now it's a treat to myself. Drive from San Antonio to see her, have for 3+ yrs. She's the best!

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I found Anthony through a girl I worked with and I had been desperately trying to find someone to cut my short, fine, blonde hair. Anthony was the answer to my search! He is a hair artist and does a great job with my hair, and with others. I highly recommend him, at that I drive to Austin from San Antonio just to have him cut my hair

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I found Anthony through a girl I worked with and I had been desperately trying to find someone to cut my short, fine, blonde hair. Anthony was the answer to my search! He is a hair artist and does a great job with my hair, and with others. I highly recommend him, at that I drive to Austin from San Antonio just to have him cut my hair

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Great environment, people and hair cut.

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Great environment, people and hair cut.

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Anthony now cuts my and he colors and cuts my wifes hair. He has mad skills. He is super talented. His approach to cutting hair is brilliant. My wife and I went to my first hair cut with Anthony and were immediately impressed. He is truly a great guy and sincere. We had a lot of fun but most importantly he did a perfect job with my frustrating hair.

Im new to Austin and I am always weary about having a new person cut my hair. My hair is a little thick, a little wavy and a few cowlicks... NOT for amatures! When I find a person who can cut my hair I stick with them as long as I can. You will have to ask him to truly appreciate it but he will "LOVE YOUR HAIR".

If your new to the area or if you or somebody else screwed up your hair and you need it fixed immediatly go to Anthony and feel confident that he will take care of you. He listens and does what you ask. I believe its good to ask him what he thinks and his opinion because he may know your hair better than you do.

MAD SKILLS, SUPER NICE GUY AND HE LISTENS!!!

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★★★★★

Anthony now cuts my and he colors and cuts my wifes hair. He has mad skills. He is super talented. His approach to cutting hair is brilliant. My wife and I went to my first hair cut with Anthony and were immediately impressed. He is truly a great guy and sincere. We had a lot of fun but most importantly he did a perfect job with my frustrating hair.

Im new to Austin and I am always weary about having a new person cut my hair. My hair is a little thick, a little wavy and a few cowlicks... NOT for amatures! When I find a person who can cut my hair I stick with them as long as I can. You will have to ask him to truly appreciate it but he will "LOVE YOUR HAIR".

If your new to the area or if you or somebody else screwed up your hair and you need it fixed immediatly go to Anthony and feel confident that he will take care of you. He listens and does what you ask. I believe its good to ask him what he thinks and his opinion because he may know your hair better than you do.

MAD SKILLS, SUPER NICE GUY AND HE LISTENS!!!

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I got recommended to Charlie when he worked at a different salon. That was four years ago, and I have never let another person touch my hair ever since. Not only is he an AMAZING stylist who elevates hair color to an art form, he's also incredibly funny and cracks me up every time I see him. I always look forward to going. If you're even a little OCD, you'll love Charlie because he's a perfectionist. When I first met him, he told me that every woman has a picture in her head of exactly what she wants her hair to look like, and his goal was to make it exactly like that picture. And he does it! Very highly recommended; I will be with Charlie until the bitter end.

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I got recommended to Charlie when he worked at a different salon. That was four years ago, and I have never let another person touch my hair ever since. Not only is he an AMAZING stylist who elevates hair color to an art form, he's also incredibly funny and cracks me up every time I see him. I always look forward to going. If you're even a little OCD, you'll love Charlie because he's a perfectionist. When I first met him, he told me that every woman has a picture in her head of exactly what she wants her hair to look like, and his goal was to make it exactly like that picture. And he does it! Very highly recommended; I will be with Charlie until the bitter end.

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I went to Charlie for 2-3 years and then moved way north and needed to pay off some debt. My hair hasn't been the same since.

Charlie is really good at cutting, coloring, and styling hair that doesn't want to be styled.
I've missed having people comment on how great my hair looks after he cuts it.
I'm thinking it's time to deal with the drive and the few extra bucks.
In addition to all that, Charlie (and his wife, Niki) are really nice people.

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I went to Charlie for 2-3 years and then moved way north and needed to pay off some debt. My hair hasn't been the same since.

Charlie is really good at cutting, coloring, and styling hair that doesn't want to be styled.
I've missed having people comment on how great my hair looks after he cuts it.
I'm thinking it's time to deal with the drive and the few extra bucks.
In addition to all that, Charlie (and his wife, Niki) are really nice people.

Pros: artistic, creative; intuitive stylist

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I recently moved to Austin and was worried about finding a stylist, considering I have a short hair cut and am VERY picky! BUT I called here and talked with Sovay, she recommended Anthony. He is amazing. Very particular and actually listens to what YOU want. He does a great job of cutting my hair, and we are trying to grow it out and it still looks cute :) He also does my color, blonde, and of course it looks amazing too! He's the best!

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★★★★★

I recently moved to Austin and was worried about finding a stylist, considering I have a short hair cut and am VERY picky! BUT I called here and talked with Sovay, she recommended Anthony. He is amazing. Very particular and actually listens to what YOU want. He does a great job of cutting my hair, and we are trying to grow it out and it still looks cute :) He also does my color, blonde, and of course it looks amazing too! He's the best!

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Anthony is the only person I trust with my hair and I will travel ANYWHERE to get his hair luvin'. A couple years ago, I had doubts about getting bangs since I'm a girl on the go and didn't want all the upkeep they require, but Anthony thought they'd make me feel sexy. He was right & he's bent over backwards to meet me on my hectic schedule to provide the trims I need. He's one of a kind!

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★★★★★

Anthony is the only person I trust with my hair and I will travel ANYWHERE to get his hair luvin'. A couple years ago, I had doubts about getting bangs since I'm a girl on the go and didn't want all the upkeep they require, but Anthony thought they'd make me feel sexy. He was right & he's bent over backwards to meet me on my hectic schedule to provide the trims I need. He's one of a kind!

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Sorry ... accidentally hit "publish".

Where was I? Oh the comb and sizzor thing. I can only describe it as a fast, rhythmic interchange between comb-n-sizzor which provides a better look and final product than just doing the clipper thing.

Then there's the razor cut. Well, you'll see. The razor provides a nice, soft textured cut that not even a pair of thinning shears can reproduce. Not many stylist use the razor but Erica is crazy good with them.

I just hope I have her for a long time. I appreciate her skill.

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Sorry ... accidentally hit "publish".

Where was I? Oh the comb and sizzor thing. I can only describe it as a fast, rhythmic interchange between comb-n-sizzor which provides a better look and final product than just doing the clipper thing.

Then there's the razor cut. Well, you'll see. The razor provides a nice, soft textured cut that not even a pair of thinning shears can reproduce. Not many stylist use the razor but Erica is crazy good with them.

I just hope I have her for a long time. I appreciate her skill.

Pros: Is EXCELLENT w/ razor and prefers sizzors over clippers

Cons: Calling a San Antonio number for an Austin appt!!! ;)

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Charlie Hodges has been cutting my hair the last 2 years and I love him!! He's so friendly and does what I want. But basically, I let him do his thing and it always turns out perfect. We like to play and experiment so it's cool. He loves cutting Asian hair and does a great job!

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Charlie Hodges has been cutting my hair the last 2 years and I love him!! He's so friendly and does what I want. But basically, I let him do his thing and it always turns out perfect. We like to play and experiment so it's cool. He loves cutting Asian hair and does a great job!

Pros: cute and personable, great garden

Cons: a bit south for me cause I live north

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Anthony takes his time in getting to know you and what your hair needs - it needs his Hair Luvin! I had a serious case of alopecia in the front of my head. It was so embarrassing. He gave me a gorgeous cut & color. After seeing him for about 6 mos I have beautiful hair. I feel sexy and I can hold my head up high. He asked me to trust him and I did. I've followed him from San Antonio - His Hair Luvin is devine!!!

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Anthony takes his time in getting to know you and what your hair needs - it needs his Hair Luvin! I had a serious case of alopecia in the front of my head. It was so embarrassing. He gave me a gorgeous cut & color. After seeing him for about 6 mos I have beautiful hair. I feel sexy and I can hold my head up high. He asked me to trust him and I did. I've followed him from San Antonio - His Hair Luvin is devine!!!

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As a guy with hair "issues," i.e. thinning in the front and a little on the very top, I have a hard time finding people who can cut my hair so that it draws attention away from the balding spots... but after visiting Anthony, I finally got a haircut that made me feel totally GQ for the first time since I started losing my hair.

He really spent the time to figure my hair out and went through several steps to make sure it turned out right. I really respect a person who takes the time to continue learning his/her craft even after mastering it. Anthony takes his art seriously, and it shows (on the customer, that is).

On another note, I got to meet the owner Sovay and hang out with her while Anthony cut, and she made me feel right at home. I had a blast, you guys! Thanks for the experience and for such great service.

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As a guy with hair "issues," i.e. thinning in the front and a little on the very top, I have a hard time finding people who can cut my hair so that it draws attention away from the balding spots... but after visiting Anthony, I finally got a haircut that made me feel totally GQ for the first time since I started losing my hair.

He really spent the time to figure my hair out and went through several steps to make sure it turned out right. I really respect a person who takes the time to continue learning his/her craft even after mastering it. Anthony takes his art seriously, and it shows (on the customer, that is).

On another note, I got to meet the owner Sovay and hang out with her while Anthony cut, and she made me feel right at home. I had a blast, you guys! Thanks for the experience and for such great service.

Pros: sees to your personal hair needs

Cons: great talker and listener -- easy to lose track of time!

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Anthony has been cutting my hair for eight years now, and even though I no longer live in Austin I wait to get my haircut with him when I visit town. Anthony will really listen to you and give you a style that works with your personality and lifestyle. He also cut my boyfriend's hair for the first time the other day, and did a fantastic job on his hair as well. I highly recommend Anthony - he is wonderful!

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★★★★★

Anthony has been cutting my hair for eight years now, and even though I no longer live in Austin I wait to get my haircut with him when I visit town. Anthony will really listen to you and give you a style that works with your personality and lifestyle. He also cut my boyfriend's hair for the first time the other day, and did a fantastic job on his hair as well. I highly recommend Anthony - he is wonderful!

Pros: Great attention to detail, great location

Cons: None

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The first visit I had with Anthony, he chatted with me while feeling the texture and direction that my hair naturally likes to grow. Afterwards he suggested a haircut that perfectly suited my face and lifestyle.

Every haircut is an enjoyable experience, not just the haircut but the company and conversation. You can tell he is concentrating on your hair even during the lighthearted chat sessions.

I highly recommend him for haircuts of any style, but especially shorter to midlength bobs.

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The first visit I had with Anthony, he chatted with me while feeling the texture and direction that my hair naturally likes to grow. Afterwards he suggested a haircut that perfectly suited my face and lifestyle.

Every haircut is an enjoyable experience, not just the haircut but the company and conversation. You can tell he is concentrating on your hair even during the lighthearted chat sessions.

I highly recommend him for haircuts of any style, but especially shorter to midlength bobs.

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Was a long time client of Pink. When they closed I went to Ann Kelso, but when they closed I became fed up with salons. Love the concept of Salon Sovay. Stylists are independent, all working in a central (very cool and hip) location. Thought I would give it a try.

Erica came recommended because I have thick hair and I love heavily layered, textured cuts. I went in with a picture and my fingers crossed...

By far, the BEST hair cut I have ever received. Love a stylist who listens to you, but also makes suggestions to improve on my vision of the perfect style. Walked out of there four inches of hair lighter - with the exact cut I wanted. Just thrilled.

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Was a long time client of Pink. When they closed I went to Ann Kelso, but when they closed I became fed up with salons. Love the concept of Salon Sovay. Stylists are independent, all working in a central (very cool and hip) location. Thought I would give it a try.

Erica came recommended because I have thick hair and I love heavily layered, textured cuts. I went in with a picture and my fingers crossed...

By far, the BEST hair cut I have ever received. Love a stylist who listens to you, but also makes suggestions to improve on my vision of the perfect style. Walked out of there four inches of hair lighter - with the exact cut I wanted. Just thrilled.

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

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Anthony has been doing my hair for 5 years now and has a new home at Salon Sovay. He has taken me from short to long, from natural to colored, and everything in between; The most important part is that I have been happy every time! He will always take you down a good path for your lifestyle and personality. I was also impressed with the atmosphere Salon Sovay. Everyone I met made me feel right at home. If you are in Austin and need ANYTHING done to your hair, give Anthony a call.

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Anthony has been doing my hair for 5 years now and has a new home at Salon Sovay. He has taken me from short to long, from natural to colored, and everything in between; The most important part is that I have been happy every time! He will always take you down a good path for your lifestyle and personality. I was also impressed with the atmosphere Salon Sovay. Everyone I met made me feel right at home. If you are in Austin and need ANYTHING done to your hair, give Anthony a call.

Pros: Style, Professionalism, Atmosphere

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Anthony Brown has been working on my hair for a couple of years. I went to Anthony after having a run with bad cuts and bad color jobs. He spent the time to see what color I want my hair and delivered! He also gives me consistent cuts that are easy to style and need very little work. Anthony is creative and will suggest cuts that are lifestyle appropriate, but will not age you.

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Anthony Brown has been working on my hair for a couple of years. I went to Anthony after having a run with bad cuts and bad color jobs. He spent the time to see what color I want my hair and delivered! He also gives me consistent cuts that are easy to style and need very little work. Anthony is creative and will suggest cuts that are lifestyle appropriate, but will not age you.

Pros: Personable, Meticulous, Artistic

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I went to Anthony Brown at Salon Sovay and got the best haircut and color ever. He even recommended a great non lather shampoo that has helped to keep my red hair red! The salon is extremely laid back and chill and everyone is super nice. I had a great experience at Salon Sovay. If you book an appointment, ask for Anthony!

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★★★★★

I went to Anthony Brown at Salon Sovay and got the best haircut and color ever. He even recommended a great non lather shampoo that has helped to keep my red hair red! The salon is extremely laid back and chill and everyone is super nice. I had a great experience at Salon Sovay. If you book an appointment, ask for Anthony!

Pros: Great hair cut and color, cool laid-back salon

Cons: none

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I was referred to Charlie 3 years ago by co-workers and I have never regretted listening to them about him. He has cut, colored and styled my hair to perfection each time. What's best ... he understands my type of hair and has given me a cut and color that works best with it. I have very fine, thin hair with very little body. He understands this type of hair very well. Where other stylists have overprocessed my hair leaving it burned and broken, he has never done that. He has worked with me to find a color that is close to my own. As a result, as I gray and my color grows out, it does so with a completely natural look. There is never a color line. He has given me a cut that suits me well and gives me a professional, up-to-date look while being very easy to style. He has always taken additional time to talk with me about styling techniques. I've never been disappointed with the results. I count Charlie as one of my very good friends.

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★★★★★

I was referred to Charlie 3 years ago by co-workers and I have never regretted listening to them about him. He has cut, colored and styled my hair to perfection each time. What's best ... he understands my type of hair and has given me a cut and color that works best with it. I have very fine, thin hair with very little body. He understands this type of hair very well. Where other stylists have overprocessed my hair leaving it burned and broken, he has never done that. He has worked with me to find a color that is close to my own. As a result, as I gray and my color grows out, it does so with a completely natural look. There is never a color line. He has given me a cut that suits me well and gives me a professional, up-to-date look while being very easy to style. He has always taken additional time to talk with me about styling techniques. I've never been disappointed with the results. I count Charlie as one of my very good friends.

Pros: Personable, knowledgeable, professional, works with me.

Cons: None

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With Charlie, I always know I'm going to get my hair exactly how I want it. I've been going to Charlie for several years now and he is always up on the latest trends and can execute flawlessly. I highly recommend him... and the salon in general. Top tier stylist and salon!!

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★★★★★

With Charlie, I always know I'm going to get my hair exactly how I want it. I've been going to Charlie for several years now and he is always up on the latest trends and can execute flawlessly. I highly recommend him... and the salon in general. Top tier stylist and salon!!

Pros: Talented, Comfy, Personable, Private

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Charlie has been doing my hair for 6 years. I give him free range to be creative and my hair has come out beautiful every time. Not to mention his cuts are awsome. He does the most amazing bob. If you want a friendly, knowledgeable cut and color stylist go see charlie. You won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

Charlie has been doing my hair for 6 years. I give him free range to be creative and my hair has come out beautiful every time. Not to mention his cuts are awsome. He does the most amazing bob. If you want a friendly, knowledgeable cut and color stylist go see charlie. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: awsome stylist, cute and laid back atmosphere

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I went to Charlie Hodges at Salon Sovay after doing extensive research on Citysearch and other Web sites, on which both he and the salon had gotten great reviews. I needed to update my highlights and get a trim, since I was trying to grow my hair out. To start with, the Salon is in a great location and has a very comfortable vibe - same with Charlie. He has his own private room, which is great, and he's very personable. However, that's where the good things end.

Charlie told me that he couldn't do what I wanted with my hair for a variety of reasons (none of which had ever prevented my previous stylist from turning out excellent results), but we agreed on an intermediary step that we could develop into something better in the future. Ugh. Instead of trimming my hair, he cut huge chunks out of random sections. After blow-drying, he had to be pressed repeatedly to use a straightener, even though it was impossible to see what the cut was like without him doing so.

When it was finally dry and straight, it was obvious that he had not let the color process long enough - there was a clear dark halo around the top of my head. After pointing this out, he agreed to correct the color the next week. I went back in, but he did not correct his earlier error - instead, he brightened ALL of my hair. It is now way blonder than I ever wanted. Furthermore, it looks horrifically fake - huge sections were left untouched, while others are verging on platinum. If you put it in a ponytail, it looks streaky and dirty.

I couldn't do anything else about the color without doing serious damage to my hair, but the cut was a whole different problem. In the two days after my cut, three friends sat me down to tell me how uneven it was. It was true - one side was at least 3/4 of an inch shorter than the other. I would have gone back and had him fix it, but at that point it was a taste issue - there was no way that looked good, and I didn't want to hear additional excuses about why he couldn't do things that other stylists could and would do in a heartbeat (like an even cut). I ended up paying $80 to get the cut corrected at another salon (Waterstone Aesthetics, it's great). So much for growing my hair out - they had to cut another 1 1/2 inches off to get rid of Charlie's chunks.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Charlie Hodges at Salon Sovay after doing extensive research on Citysearch and other Web sites, on which both he and the salon had gotten great reviews. I needed to update my highlights and get a trim, since I was trying to grow my hair out. To start with, the Salon is in a great location and has a very comfortable vibe - same with Charlie. He has his own private room, which is great, and he's very personable. However, that's where the good things end.

Charlie told me that he couldn't do what I wanted with my hair for a variety of reasons (none of which had ever prevented my previous stylist from turning out excellent results), but we agreed on an intermediary step that we could develop into something better in the future. Ugh. Instead of trimming my hair, he cut huge chunks out of random sections. After blow-drying, he had to be pressed repeatedly to use a straightener, even though it was impossible to see what the cut was like without him doing so.

When it was finally dry and straight, it was obvious that he had not let the color process long enough - there was a clear dark halo around the top of my head. After pointing this out, he agreed to correct the color the next week. I went back in, but he did not correct his earlier error - instead, he brightened ALL of my hair. It is now way blonder than I ever wanted. Furthermore, it looks horrifically fake - huge sections were left untouched, while others are verging on platinum. If you put it in a ponytail, it looks streaky and dirty.

I couldn't do anything else about the color without doing serious damage to my hair, but the cut was a whole different problem. In the two days after my cut, three friends sat me down to tell me how uneven it was. It was true - one side was at least 3/4 of an inch shorter than the other. I would have gone back and had him fix it, but at that point it was a taste issue - there was no way that looked good, and I didn't want to hear additional excuses about why he couldn't do things that other stylists could and would do in a heartbeat (like an even cut). I ended up paying $80 to get the cut corrected at another salon (Waterstone Aesthetics, it's great). So much for growing my hair out - they had to cut another 1 1/2 inches off to get rid of Charlie's chunks.

Pros: Peaceful, Reasonably priced

Cons: Uneven cut, bad color, no accountability

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Sovay does the best eyelash perms. I have gone to several other places in Houston and no one does as good of a job as she does. At some of the other places I have gone it was a little uncomfortable, but Sovay is very gentle and even relaxing. She produces wonderful results everytime. I wouldn't recommend anywhere else for an eyelash perm or tint but Sovay!

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★★★★★

Sovay does the best eyelash perms. I have gone to several other places in Houston and no one does as good of a job as she does. At some of the other places I have gone it was a little uncomfortable, but Sovay is very gentle and even relaxing. She produces wonderful results everytime. I wouldn't recommend anywhere else for an eyelash perm or tint but Sovay!

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I would fly 2000 miles for a haircut...as long as Miss Sovay is holding the scissors!
I left my beloved neighborhood in South Austin in November 2008, to move 2000 miles back to the Mountians of Vermont. Salon Sovay was a part of my life in that neighborhood and community.
I remember when the Salon first opened and I met Sovay. This gorgeous girl was on her hands and knees with her hair up and old jeans on, slaving away painting, scraping and building her salon from a run down old house. She was passionate and determined to create a great salon, never complaining about the hard work.
I was one of the first people to get a haircut there and was hooked immediately. She approaches her work as an artist, and as a musician I could relate to that language. She also attends seminars and workshops with the best in the industry. It was always fun to hear her stories on the latest thing she learned because her dedication and enthusiasm are so authentic.
When I came back for the emotional closing of my house last month, I called Sovay and she went out of her way during her off hours to schedule me in. She also (unsolicited) offerred to ship me products from her Salon. She genuinely likes to make people happy and cares about each client.
I am coming back in April and will not let anyone touch my hair until I get there, I do not care how frizzy my hair gets until then. Sovay is an uptown girl in high heels, yet really a good old South Austin girl with an artist's soul. She puts her heart into her work and goes every extra mile for each client. That is why I will go 2000 miles to get my haircut at Salon Sovay.
I miss Y'all!
Becca

2
★★★★★

I would fly 2000 miles for a haircut...as long as Miss Sovay is holding the scissors!
I left my beloved neighborhood in South Austin in November 2008, to move 2000 miles back to the Mountians of Vermont. Salon Sovay was a part of my life in that neighborhood and community.
I remember when the Salon first opened and I met Sovay. This gorgeous girl was on her hands and knees with her hair up and old jeans on, slaving away painting, scraping and building her salon from a run down old house. She was passionate and determined to create a great salon, never complaining about the hard work.
I was one of the first people to get a haircut there and was hooked immediately. She approaches her work as an artist, and as a musician I could relate to that language. She also attends seminars and workshops with the best in the industry. It was always fun to hear her stories on the latest thing she learned because her dedication and enthusiasm are so authentic.
When I came back for the emotional closing of my house last month, I called Sovay and she went out of her way during her off hours to schedule me in. She also (unsolicited) offerred to ship me products from her Salon. She genuinely likes to make people happy and cares about each client.
I am coming back in April and will not let anyone touch my hair until I get there, I do not care how frizzy my hair gets until then. Sovay is an uptown girl in high heels, yet really a good old South Austin girl with an artist's soul. She puts her heart into her work and goes every extra mile for each client. That is why I will go 2000 miles to get my haircut at Salon Sovay.
I miss Y'all!
Becca

Pros: Professional's eye, artists soul, Sovay Rocks!

Cons: 2000 miles away from Vermont!

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I've been going to see Charlie Hodges at Salon Sovay since August, and I've never had a better cut and color in my life. I grew up in Philadelphia and went to the same stylist since I began coloring my hair eight years ago. I moved to Austin and after calling Salon Sovay and getting a consultation on the phone, I made an appointment with Charlie.

I color my hair platinum, and over the years it's been difficult to get and maintain a true almost-white blonde. After my first visit with Charlie, I had the most perfect shade of platinum ever. Every time I've gone back, Charlie has been meticulous about making sure each strand is perfect, and there are no yellow spots or missed patches. In fact, Charlie is extremely professional and takes a lot of pride in making sure his clients are 100% pleased with his work.

I really can't stress enough how perfect my color has been since I've been seeing Charlie. Anyone who colors their hair platinum knows it's very difficult to achieve a uniform color and then to maintain it. Charlie will give you the best platinum, there's no question about it.

In addition to that, my hair cuts are always amazing. I really like having edgy hair that I can play with and style many different ways, but still stay feminine. Charlie gives me exactly what I want every time.

He's a super guy. Awesome color, awesome cuts, and overall he's so friendly and down to earth that I always look forward to coming in to see him. Go to Salon Sovay and see Charlie, go platinum, and you'll never go anywhere else.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to see Charlie Hodges at Salon Sovay since August, and I've never had a better cut and color in my life. I grew up in Philadelphia and went to the same stylist since I began coloring my hair eight years ago. I moved to Austin and after calling Salon Sovay and getting a consultation on the phone, I made an appointment with Charlie.

I color my hair platinum, and over the years it's been difficult to get and maintain a true almost-white blonde. After my first visit with Charlie, I had the most perfect shade of platinum ever. Every time I've gone back, Charlie has been meticulous about making sure each strand is perfect, and there are no yellow spots or missed patches. In fact, Charlie is extremely professional and takes a lot of pride in making sure his clients are 100% pleased with his work.

I really can't stress enough how perfect my color has been since I've been seeing Charlie. Anyone who colors their hair platinum knows it's very difficult to achieve a uniform color and then to maintain it. Charlie will give you the best platinum, there's no question about it.

In addition to that, my hair cuts are always amazing. I really like having edgy hair that I can play with and style many different ways, but still stay feminine. Charlie gives me exactly what I want every time.

He's a super guy. Awesome color, awesome cuts, and overall he's so friendly and down to earth that I always look forward to coming in to see him. Go to Salon Sovay and see Charlie, go platinum, and you'll never go anywhere else.

Pros: pretty much everything

Cons: none that I've encountered

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I came to see Marcy to get a new cut and style for my longish curly hair after 1. years of homemade haircuts follow by 2. nearly 9 months of backpacking around the world. Clearly, I was in need of a change and spiff up. I was recommended to Marcy by a mutual friend and was not disappointed. I came in with no clear vision, but was hoping to leave looking like a rock star, and said as much to Marcy. We came up with an AWESOME plan, which was executed with skill and confidence. It looked great and made me feel fabulous, rock and roll, and pretty all at once.
An incident after my most recent cut by Marcy (a honed and fresh rendition of the initial style) goes like this: I get my hair cut, go to a hot and vigorous yoga class during which I put my hair in a pony tail. When on my way out of yoga I let my hair down and shake it out and a woman passing me on the street stops and says, "Oh my god. You have the best hair I have ever seen EVER!"
In short, Marcy's vision and skill are such that my hair looks good all the time. I'd recommend her unconditionally.

2
★★★★★

I came to see Marcy to get a new cut and style for my longish curly hair after 1. years of homemade haircuts follow by 2. nearly 9 months of backpacking around the world. Clearly, I was in need of a change and spiff up. I was recommended to Marcy by a mutual friend and was not disappointed. I came in with no clear vision, but was hoping to leave looking like a rock star, and said as much to Marcy. We came up with an AWESOME plan, which was executed with skill and confidence. It looked great and made me feel fabulous, rock and roll, and pretty all at once.
An incident after my most recent cut by Marcy (a honed and fresh rendition of the initial style) goes like this: I get my hair cut, go to a hot and vigorous yoga class during which I put my hair in a pony tail. When on my way out of yoga I let my hair down and shake it out and a woman passing me on the street stops and says, "Oh my god. You have the best hair I have ever seen EVER!"
In short, Marcy's vision and skill are such that my hair looks good all the time. I'd recommend her unconditionally.

Pros: constant compliments on my 'do, even after a hot yoga class

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The visit started off with a "phone consultation" during which the person who answered the phone took about twenty minutes to understand what we were looking for, and what type of hair we had. Based on this consultation, she matched us up with a stylist she felt would be best for us. When we arrived to the salon, my stylist (Tracie) took several minutes to get to know what type of hair I had, and what style I was looking for. She also recommended something based on my face structure. During the cut, Tracie was very friendly and we had a pleasant conversation. The person who cut my sister's hair ended up being the owner- and my sister turned out looking like a bombshell!! Both of our cuts were great and we had such a pleasant experience with this salon. The prices I felt were very reasonable and I would highly recommend this salon to anyone!!

2
★★★★★

The visit started off with a "phone consultation" during which the person who answered the phone took about twenty minutes to understand what we were looking for, and what type of hair we had. Based on this consultation, she matched us up with a stylist she felt would be best for us. When we arrived to the salon, my stylist (Tracie) took several minutes to get to know what type of hair I had, and what style I was looking for. She also recommended something based on my face structure. During the cut, Tracie was very friendly and we had a pleasant conversation. The person who cut my sister's hair ended up being the owner- and my sister turned out looking like a bombshell!! Both of our cuts were great and we had such a pleasant experience with this salon. The prices I felt were very reasonable and I would highly recommend this salon to anyone!!

Pros: staff was friendly, seemed to be very knowledgeable

Cons: none that I can think of

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Tracie has been taking care of my hair for 4 years and I always walk out feeling that my overall appearance is perfectly enhanced. For the first few times she would ask me what I wanted from that particular visit, but now I just hand myself over to her care with no direction needed. It's that easy - walk in, walk out looking so much better with no worries.

2
★★★★★

Tracie has been taking care of my hair for 4 years and I always walk out feeling that my overall appearance is perfectly enhanced. For the first few times she would ask me what I wanted from that particular visit, but now I just hand myself over to her care with no direction needed. It's that easy - walk in, walk out looking so much better with no worries.

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I just got an incredible, cute, hip short cut from Salon Sovay's newest stylist, Anthony Brown. He rocks! He took the time to make my hair look fabulous, was professional and obviously very passionate. I feel like a total rock star!!!!

Sovay did my highlights and they are equally fabulous. She put just the right amount of blonde in my hair to accentuate my eyes and right afterwards, when at the grocery store, a clerk actually commented to me about how pretty my eyes were!

2
★★★★★

I just got an incredible, cute, hip short cut from Salon Sovay's newest stylist, Anthony Brown. He rocks! He took the time to make my hair look fabulous, was professional and obviously very passionate. I feel like a total rock star!!!!

Sovay did my highlights and they are equally fabulous. She put just the right amount of blonde in my hair to accentuate my eyes and right afterwards, when at the grocery store, a clerk actually commented to me about how pretty my eyes were!

Pros: Anthony Brown's cutting skills!!!

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I have been going to Heather for the most part of about 5 years. I am one of those who use too dread when it was time to get my haircut, because I never new if it was going to be good, ok, or terrible... And then I met Heather. She has consistently given me a GREAT haircut coupled with the fact that it's no small task (I have what some might call difficult hair). I have always recommended her to all of my friends cause she will help you conceptualize what you want to accomplish and then give you good feedback on where you and your hair can go from there (as far as health, styling, and tricks to make your hair the best that it can be).

Go see heather. You'll be glad you did :)
Thanks Heather
Aaron Bryant

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Heather for the most part of about 5 years. I am one of those who use too dread when it was time to get my haircut, because I never new if it was going to be good, ok, or terrible... And then I met Heather. She has consistently given me a GREAT haircut coupled with the fact that it's no small task (I have what some might call difficult hair). I have always recommended her to all of my friends cause she will help you conceptualize what you want to accomplish and then give you good feedback on where you and your hair can go from there (as far as health, styling, and tricks to make your hair the best that it can be).

Go see heather. You'll be glad you did :)
Thanks Heather
Aaron Bryant

Pros: Best Hair Stylist in Town

Cons: Every once in a while she goes on vacation ;)

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My sister and I have been going to Charlie for many years, even before he was at Salon Sovay. I have strayed once or twice because of commuting distance, but always come back to Charlie. I once saw a "world renowned" stylist who ruined my hair..it had to be cut off to a very short length to get it to grow back healthy. it is now long, silky and soft again..thanks to Charlie. He always shows so much concern, takes all the time he needs and is very precise. He does my highlights and cuts and I could not be happier!! Charlie's private studio also is a place where I can totally DE-STRESS, knowing I am in the most capable hands in Austin!
Thank you Charlie for all you do!
Stefanie

2
★★★★★

My sister and I have been going to Charlie for many years, even before he was at Salon Sovay. I have strayed once or twice because of commuting distance, but always come back to Charlie. I once saw a "world renowned" stylist who ruined my hair..it had to be cut off to a very short length to get it to grow back healthy. it is now long, silky and soft again..thanks to Charlie. He always shows so much concern, takes all the time he needs and is very precise. He does my highlights and cuts and I could not be happier!! Charlie's private studio also is a place where I can totally DE-STRESS, knowing I am in the most capable hands in Austin!
Thank you Charlie for all you do!
Stefanie

Pros: Takes the time to do an outstanding job everytime!

Cons: none

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I've been going to Heather Davis since she was in the outlets in San Marcos. She is amazing. From the very first time she cut my hair, she listened to what I wanted and discussed what would work and what wouldn't with my hair type. She listens to the kind of work you want to put into your hair and teaches as she styles to show you how to recreate it at home. I live in McAllen now and I will still make the trip every now and then to get styled by Heather. She is a real sweetheart and treasure of Austin. Check out Sovay, peoples. For real.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Heather Davis since she was in the outlets in San Marcos. She is amazing. From the very first time she cut my hair, she listened to what I wanted and discussed what would work and what wouldn't with my hair type. She listens to the kind of work you want to put into your hair and teaches as she styles to show you how to recreate it at home. I live in McAllen now and I will still make the trip every now and then to get styled by Heather. She is a real sweetheart and treasure of Austin. Check out Sovay, peoples. For real.

Pros: dream hair. everytime.

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When it comes to my hair, I love to go with the best...and Heather is the best!! I've been going to Heather for my hair cuts and colors since she was at the outlets in San Marcos (years ago). Ever since the first time she cut my hair, I've had the kind of hair that I've always wanted! You know, the kind that's soft and manageable that just falls into place no matter what. Just tell her what kind of style you are looking for and she will give you what you want. Even if you aren't too sure about the kind of cut that you are looking for, she'll talk it out with you and it will come out great! I'm always getting compliments on my hair and you will too! If you want the kind of hair cut that you've always been looking for, go visit Heather Davis at Salon Sovay in Austin!

2
★★★★★

When it comes to my hair, I love to go with the best...and Heather is the best!! I've been going to Heather for my hair cuts and colors since she was at the outlets in San Marcos (years ago). Ever since the first time she cut my hair, I've had the kind of hair that I've always wanted! You know, the kind that's soft and manageable that just falls into place no matter what. Just tell her what kind of style you are looking for and she will give you what you want. Even if you aren't too sure about the kind of cut that you are looking for, she'll talk it out with you and it will come out great! I'm always getting compliments on my hair and you will too! If you want the kind of hair cut that you've always been looking for, go visit Heather Davis at Salon Sovay in Austin!

Pros: My hair always looks great!

Cons: None

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For the past two years, I have gotten really terrible haircuts. I jumped from stylist to stylist wondering if I would ever have good hair again. I had all but resigned myself to a life of hair travesties when somehow I ended up in Heather Davis?? salon chair, and I??m glad I did.

The first thing I appreciated was that Heather really took the time to thoroughly discuss with me how she was going to cut my hair and to make sure that we were both on the same page before she began. During the consultation, we also discussed future plans for my hair and how the cut I was going to get would facilitate the achievement of my present and future hair goals/visions.

During the hair cut, Heather was very personable and easy to talk with. I also felt very comfortable stopping her and asking her questions about the procedure, and she seemed pleased to lend her expertise to the conversation, which was very reassuring.

After we were done, Heather then encouraged me to go home and play with my new style and come back if anything needed to be adjusted. This was very refreshing since most stylists seem to be offended when you ask them to adjust your cut; they take it personally as if they did something wrong, but Heather understands that sometimes you just change your mind.

The main quality that stood out about Heather is that she looked at me as a person- not as a client. She genuinely cared about me and my needs and that kind of selflessness really translated into her work and created amazing results. Plus, she??s really sweet. I will be back!

2
★★★★★

For the past two years, I have gotten really terrible haircuts. I jumped from stylist to stylist wondering if I would ever have good hair again. I had all but resigned myself to a life of hair travesties when somehow I ended up in Heather Davis?? salon chair, and I??m glad I did.

The first thing I appreciated was that Heather really took the time to thoroughly discuss with me how she was going to cut my hair and to make sure that we were both on the same page before she began. During the consultation, we also discussed future plans for my hair and how the cut I was going to get would facilitate the achievement of my present and future hair goals/visions.

During the hair cut, Heather was very personable and easy to talk with. I also felt very comfortable stopping her and asking her questions about the procedure, and she seemed pleased to lend her expertise to the conversation, which was very reassuring.

After we were done, Heather then encouraged me to go home and play with my new style and come back if anything needed to be adjusted. This was very refreshing since most stylists seem to be offended when you ask them to adjust your cut; they take it personally as if they did something wrong, but Heather understands that sometimes you just change your mind.

The main quality that stood out about Heather is that she looked at me as a person- not as a client. She genuinely cared about me and my needs and that kind of selflessness really translated into her work and created amazing results. Plus, she??s really sweet. I will be back!

Pros: I have great hair

Cons: I hope my hugs didnā??t make her uncomfortable

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