Avante Salon Avondale

★★★★☆
  • 3574 Saint Johns Ave

    Jacksonville, FL 32205

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  • 904-586-0027

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Sat: 9am-5pm, Wed-Thu: 12am-8pm, Mon-Tue: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-6pm
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People stop me all the time and ask" who does your hair". I get tons of compliments on it. Natasha really makes my thick frizzy hair look shapely and healthy. I always have that bounce in my step when I leave Avante Salon. Lauren is also

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★★★★★

People stop me all the time and ask" who does your hair". I get tons of compliments on it. Natasha really makes my thick frizzy hair look shapely and healthy. I always have that bounce in my step when I leave Avante Salon. Lauren is also

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I love this salon and have been going here for years. I started going to Avante after seeing a woman w/ cut so gorgeous I just had to ask her who did her hair. I've never anything but a wonderful experience. The staff is warm, professional

3
★★★★★

I love this salon and have been going here for years. I started going to Avante after seeing a woman w/ cut so gorgeous I just had to ask her who did her hair. I've never anything but a wonderful experience. The staff is warm, professional

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Went with my daughter, and we both had a wonderful experience. The shop is on the very quaint and charming St. Johns Avenue, and it fits right in. I loved the staff and my haircut looks great.

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★★★★★

Went with my daughter, and we both had a wonderful experience. The shop is on the very quaint and charming St. Johns Avenue, and it fits right in. I loved the staff and my haircut looks great.

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I love this salon! Natasha is absolutely fabulous, and everyone is so friendly, beautiful, and FUN! Got some great tips and am very pleased with my cut and color! Will definitely refer all of my friends!

3
★★★★★

I love this salon! Natasha is absolutely fabulous, and everyone is so friendly, beautiful, and FUN! Got some great tips and am very pleased with my cut and color! Will definitely refer all of my friends!

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DO NOT GO HERE! Comperable to a Walmart hair salon. The stylist that cut my hair did such an awful job it looked like it had been cut with a machete. I also looked like Peter Pan for about 6 moths while waiting for it to grow back. When I

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★★★★★

DO NOT GO HERE! Comperable to a Walmart hair salon. The stylist that cut my hair did such an awful job it looked like it had been cut with a machete. I also looked like Peter Pan for about 6 moths while waiting for it to grow back. When I

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DO NOT GO THERE, unless of course you like overpaying for mediocre service. I paid nearly $200 for partial highlights and color. I have the same exact treatment done in NC at an Aveda salon ( that??s far more professional than Avante) for $90-$100. I don't mind paying $100-200 if my hair is going to look amazing- but I'm going to have to schedule an apt. elsewhere to fix the mess that my stylist gave me, ugh! The level of unprofessionalism in the salon is APPALING. They don??t even have a receptionist to greet clients or answer the phones so the stylists have to constantly divert their attention from their clients to help people walking in or assist customers calling on the phone. The girl who did my color kept joking I was lucky she didn??t spill color on my face and the stylists gossip about other clients while working... I will never go there again, and I am amazed that this place stays in business

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO THERE, unless of course you like overpaying for mediocre service. I paid nearly $200 for partial highlights and color. I have the same exact treatment done in NC at an Aveda salon ( that??s far more professional than Avante) for $90-$100. I don't mind paying $100-200 if my hair is going to look amazing- but I'm going to have to schedule an apt. elsewhere to fix the mess that my stylist gave me, ugh! The level of unprofessionalism in the salon is APPALING. They don??t even have a receptionist to greet clients or answer the phones so the stylists have to constantly divert their attention from their clients to help people walking in or assist customers calling on the phone. The girl who did my color kept joking I was lucky she didn??t spill color on my face and the stylists gossip about other clients while working... I will never go there again, and I am amazed that this place stays in business

Cons: everything

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This salon is adorable and the staff were a lot of fun to be around. I got what I expected of an AVEDA salon and love my hair. I also had waxing services done. Best I ever had. Don't miss this place! Great find.

2
★★★★★

This salon is adorable and the staff were a lot of fun to be around. I got what I expected of an AVEDA salon and love my hair. I also had waxing services done. Best I ever had. Don't miss this place! Great find.

Pros: Fun place, great location, great service!!

Cons: Parking at lunch hour

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New to town and went to see Jamie who is also relatively new to the salon. I was really impressed with her ability to determine what my hair needed. I have always pulled red when I color my hair( I am a dark brunette with a lot of gray). Jamie was able to pull a real pretty brown with gold and caramel highlights, no red. She is also fun to talk to and a hard worker. I will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

New to town and went to see Jamie who is also relatively new to the salon. I was really impressed with her ability to determine what my hair needed. I have always pulled red when I color my hair( I am a dark brunette with a lot of gray). Jamie was able to pull a real pretty brown with gold and caramel highlights, no red. She is also fun to talk to and a hard worker. I will definitely be back.

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I was in town only for two months while my husband was receiving treatment at the Proton Radiation Center. Although the owner, Natasha, knew I could not bewcome a regular customer, she followed the color formula I brought from my hometown Aveda Salon. She did an excellent job with the color and cut understanding what I wanted from both. Because of scheduling conflict. my next appointment was with Lauren. She too, did a great job. I couldn't have been more pleased. As a bonus. the shop is located in the area called Avondale and is surrounded by good restaurants and nice shopping. This experience gave an added boost tp temporary living in Jacksonville.

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★★★★☆

I was in town only for two months while my husband was receiving treatment at the Proton Radiation Center. Although the owner, Natasha, knew I could not bewcome a regular customer, she followed the color formula I brought from my hometown Aveda Salon. She did an excellent job with the color and cut understanding what I wanted from both. Because of scheduling conflict. my next appointment was with Lauren. She too, did a great job. I couldn't have been more pleased. As a bonus. the shop is located in the area called Avondale and is surrounded by good restaurants and nice shopping. This experience gave an added boost tp temporary living in Jacksonville.

Pros: Excellent work on a new customer!

Cons: None

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I was overcharged for my services. The stylist did not know how to correct the charge. Neither did the receptionist. I was told several times the problem would be fixed. It wasn't. I have now made several phone calls and two visits to the salon to rectify my charge card. "Natasha" was the last one to say she'd fix the problem and said she'd call me back in half an hour. Four days later, I'm still waiting. Now I have to contest the charge through my credit company. What a hassle. The stupid thing is, this salon is always advertising for new customers and cutting deals for walk-ins. Then they run people off with complete incompetence. Bummer.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was overcharged for my services. The stylist did not know how to correct the charge. Neither did the receptionist. I was told several times the problem would be fixed. It wasn't. I have now made several phone calls and two visits to the salon to rectify my charge card. "Natasha" was the last one to say she'd fix the problem and said she'd call me back in half an hour. Four days later, I'm still waiting. Now I have to contest the charge through my credit company. What a hassle. The stupid thing is, this salon is always advertising for new customers and cutting deals for walk-ins. Then they run people off with complete incompetence. Bummer.

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Excellent Cut and Highlight

Cons: Parking can be a challenge

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Discovering Cowfords Traders across the street!

Cons: The mula is gone and now I will spend more to get another haircut....

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Friendly knowledable staff, lots of free parking.

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: the spa-like experience

Cons: the waiting area was a little uncomfortable

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Clean, well managed and professional

Cons: No Cons. Parking is a problem for all off Avondale. Take your time! Live a litlle!

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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!!

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★☆☆☆☆

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!!

Pros: Walk in appointments accepted (although maybe that should be a warning sign)

Cons: Everything else

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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!

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★☆☆☆☆

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!

Pros: convenient location, aveda products

Cons: not timely, lacking communication

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: great staff, no wait and my hair looks great

Cons: I felt that the extra charge for the hairdrying was a bit much.

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Wow, what a suprise to find a great Aveda Salon in Avondale. I came in to Avante and was greeted by a smile and offered something to drink. This was nice. The receptionist and my Stylist as well as all the other girls were all talking the having a great day. I was extremely pleased with my Cut, Color and Highlights and wow, my hair looked awesome! Felt incredible! Aveda is awesome because I searched it out and got lucky to find Avante. The salon was Clean and Sharp. This Shoppe sales the full line of Aveda Products which is very unusally in Jax. I would highly recommend Avante! I have no idea how others can write a bad review about this salon??? It's run professionally and that's refreshing from the normal trash talk salons. I'm a high maintenance woman and I know a tight run salon and this Aveda salon foots the bill! I think the last writer was having a very bad day and decided to take it out on Avante. Bad business! This salon is high style in an old eclectic neighborhood. Go see for yourself... you'll see!

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★★★★★

Wow, what a suprise to find a great Aveda Salon in Avondale. I came in to Avante and was greeted by a smile and offered something to drink. This was nice. The receptionist and my Stylist as well as all the other girls were all talking the having a great day. I was extremely pleased with my Cut, Color and Highlights and wow, my hair looked awesome! Felt incredible! Aveda is awesome because I searched it out and got lucky to find Avante. The salon was Clean and Sharp. This Shoppe sales the full line of Aveda Products which is very unusally in Jax. I would highly recommend Avante! I have no idea how others can write a bad review about this salon??? It's run professionally and that's refreshing from the normal trash talk salons. I'm a high maintenance woman and I know a tight run salon and this Aveda salon foots the bill! I think the last writer was having a very bad day and decided to take it out on Avante. Bad business! This salon is high style in an old eclectic neighborhood. Go see for yourself... you'll see!

Pros: Great and Talented Staff, Well Managed, Clean

Cons: No Cons

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: My hair, Aveda products

Cons: parking

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Ok-did I walk into the same salon as some of the others reviewing this salon? The address is correct...it's the same salon.
Ok-yes I got my great cup of tea...as all Aveda salons offer. The receptionist was quite nice...great start. The salon itself certainly isn't high end by any means. The web site is definately decieving and in actuality does not reflect what you would expect to walk into. The is an older salon no doubt about it. Given the Aveda name I also went to this salon...don't let that fool you either. There was no ahhhh spa like feel here.

I specifically mentioned when booking I was concerned that many hair dressers over book and fall behind on Sat. I was assured that this was not the case with the owner and my appt would be on time. I got to my appt 15 mins early. I waited 1/2 hr for my appointment to begin...then when no one approached me...I went back to the receptionist and asked if the person that would be working on my hair was there...there were only 3 stylist there! The owner was suppose to do my hair and had actually just washed another persons hair and hadn't even started the cut. Ok-I booked for my hair appt...not for somebody else to have their hair done during my appt and for me to watch. I left and not happy what so ever. Please do not tell me that I was not in a good mood before going there...I was elated as I was having a nice afternoon!
I was hesitant to even write something here because I don't like to think negative thoughts and produce even more bad energy.
I am not even going to go into detail about the conversation one of the stylist was having about how immigrants that can't speak english shouln't be allowed in a class room of those who can.
What a sad display. I don't recommend this salon to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok-did I walk into the same salon as some of the others reviewing this salon? The address is correct...it's the same salon.
Ok-yes I got my great cup of tea...as all Aveda salons offer. The receptionist was quite nice...great start. The salon itself certainly isn't high end by any means. The web site is definately decieving and in actuality does not reflect what you would expect to walk into. The is an older salon no doubt about it. Given the Aveda name I also went to this salon...don't let that fool you either. There was no ahhhh spa like feel here.

I specifically mentioned when booking I was concerned that many hair dressers over book and fall behind on Sat. I was assured that this was not the case with the owner and my appt would be on time. I got to my appt 15 mins early. I waited 1/2 hr for my appointment to begin...then when no one approached me...I went back to the receptionist and asked if the person that would be working on my hair was there...there were only 3 stylist there! The owner was suppose to do my hair and had actually just washed another persons hair and hadn't even started the cut. Ok-I booked for my hair appt...not for somebody else to have their hair done during my appt and for me to watch. I left and not happy what so ever. Please do not tell me that I was not in a good mood before going there...I was elated as I was having a nice afternoon!
I was hesitant to even write something here because I don't like to think negative thoughts and produce even more bad energy.
I am not even going to go into detail about the conversation one of the stylist was having about how immigrants that can't speak english shouln't be allowed in a class room of those who can.
What a sad display. I don't recommend this salon to anyone.

Pros: I did't get my hair done here and was probably better off

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As a newbie in the Jacksonville area, my first salon experience left me with patchy color and an uneven cut. I went to Avante for corrective color, and haven't gone anywhere else since. From the start of my relationship with them, I've found the staff very knowledgeable and professional, and while we had a good laugh over my unfortunate experience, Christina and team were able to undo all the damage and make me look great! Even my husband who has very thick, unruly hair endorses the team for taming his locks. I've been to a lot of salons across the US with my various moves and have to rate Avante among the best. I will continue to be a loyal customer.

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★★★★★

As a newbie in the Jacksonville area, my first salon experience left me with patchy color and an uneven cut. I went to Avante for corrective color, and haven't gone anywhere else since. From the start of my relationship with them, I've found the staff very knowledgeable and professional, and while we had a good laugh over my unfortunate experience, Christina and team were able to undo all the damage and make me look great! Even my husband who has very thick, unruly hair endorses the team for taming his locks. I've been to a lot of salons across the US with my various moves and have to rate Avante among the best. I will continue to be a loyal customer.

Pros: Great team with great products!

Cons: Parking can be tight depending upon when you have an appointment.

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As I expected from an Aveda Salon, Avante' was like stepping into a vacation. I am very cautious when choosing who colors my hair, and she did the most amazing work I've seen in a long time. These sculptors are the best in Jacksonville!!!

2
★★★★★

As I expected from an Aveda Salon, Avante' was like stepping into a vacation. I am very cautious when choosing who colors my hair, and she did the most amazing work I've seen in a long time. These sculptors are the best in Jacksonville!!!

Pros: Artistic Perfection, Affordable, Service

Cons: Leaving to get back to the office!

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As a regular customer I enjoy and appreciate:
-Consistently excellent haircuts
-Super communication and attention to every detail
-Complimentary spa treats with Aveda products (scalp and hand massages)
-Style and product useage lessons that truly help me.

Thank you to Natasha and staff! - MM

2
★★★★★

As a regular customer I enjoy and appreciate:
-Consistently excellent haircuts
-Super communication and attention to every detail
-Complimentary spa treats with Aveda products (scalp and hand massages)
-Style and product useage lessons that truly help me.

Thank you to Natasha and staff! - MM

Pros: great ambience, products to sample, up to the minute style suggestions

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I recently moved to Jacksoville, and my first salon experience here was a bad one. After reading the mixed reviews about Avante, I was a bit wary of making an appointment there. However, I am a big fan of Aveda, and Avante is an Aveda Concept Salon, so I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the salon. I received an abundance of personalized attention from the staff, who were very professional and friendly. Additionally, I received excellent services in both cut and color. Natasha was very attentive, and spent a considerable amount of time ensuring that the services she provided matched my needs. Courtney was delightful to work with as well. I am very pleased with the outcomes, and I plan on being a regular customer. Thanks Avante!

2
★★★★★

I recently moved to Jacksoville, and my first salon experience here was a bad one. After reading the mixed reviews about Avante, I was a bit wary of making an appointment there. However, I am a big fan of Aveda, and Avante is an Aveda Concept Salon, so I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the salon. I received an abundance of personalized attention from the staff, who were very professional and friendly. Additionally, I received excellent services in both cut and color. Natasha was very attentive, and spent a considerable amount of time ensuring that the services she provided matched my needs. Courtney was delightful to work with as well. I am very pleased with the outcomes, and I plan on being a regular customer. Thanks Avante!

Pros: Friendly and skilled professionals

Cons: None

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This salon aspires to be exclusive but falls way short of the mark. The owner/manager butted into my consultation and was on the verge of being snippy, not with the stylist but with me. The stylist was not a student, but the manager treated her as if she was. The manager needs advanced customer service training if she wants to build up return cilentele. Basic customer service: treat all customers as if they were your favorite -- not as if you were doing them a favor by letting them in the store. I will not go again and will not recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

This salon aspires to be exclusive but falls way short of the mark. The owner/manager butted into my consultation and was on the verge of being snippy, not with the stylist but with me. The stylist was not a student, but the manager treated her as if she was. The manager needs advanced customer service training if she wants to build up return cilentele. Basic customer service: treat all customers as if they were your favorite -- not as if you were doing them a favor by letting them in the store. I will not go again and will not recommend it to anyone.

Pros: Store is clean and visually appealing

Cons: Manager/owner is the biggest detriment. Thinks she's "special, " but no way!

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One of the highest priorities when relocating to a new area (I moved here from NY over a year ago) is to find a great hair salon and colorist/stylist. After many misses I was finally rewarded by discovering Avante Salon in Avondale. The staff is patient, respectful knowledgeable and they are always willing to hear your personal concerns. As for pedicures, I gave up on them awhile ago after preferring a root canal to the brutal handling of my toes and feet....Then I gave it one more try at Avante...they are the BEST and I actually look forward to the pampering!!
Thanks and see you again soon!

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★★★★★

One of the highest priorities when relocating to a new area (I moved here from NY over a year ago) is to find a great hair salon and colorist/stylist. After many misses I was finally rewarded by discovering Avante Salon in Avondale. The staff is patient, respectful knowledgeable and they are always willing to hear your personal concerns. As for pedicures, I gave up on them awhile ago after preferring a root canal to the brutal handling of my toes and feet....Then I gave it one more try at Avante...they are the BEST and I actually look forward to the pampering!!
Thanks and see you again soon!

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I'm sorry but I have to disagree with some of these reviews. I gave the salon the benefit of the doubt after reading some bad reviews and have to agree I wouldn't go back. I wasn't having a bad day, I'm not difficult to please and like I said I gave it the benefit of the doubt. The staff did offer me a beverage and gave me a consultation, but the niceness ended there. I have to agree with the consensus and say there was no show of respect for the clients or staff. I've been to many Aveda salons and this one didn't impress me. The conversations in the salon were controlled by the owner and she became much of a nuisance while I and others in the salon tried to relax and enjoy ourselves. As being a paying customer I expected to be the main focus, not have the main focus be on the owner and her problems.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm sorry but I have to disagree with some of these reviews. I gave the salon the benefit of the doubt after reading some bad reviews and have to agree I wouldn't go back. I wasn't having a bad day, I'm not difficult to please and like I said I gave it the benefit of the doubt. The staff did offer me a beverage and gave me a consultation, but the niceness ended there. I have to agree with the consensus and say there was no show of respect for the clients or staff. I've been to many Aveda salons and this one didn't impress me. The conversations in the salon were controlled by the owner and she became much of a nuisance while I and others in the salon tried to relax and enjoy ourselves. As being a paying customer I expected to be the main focus, not have the main focus be on the owner and her problems.

Pros: clean, offered refreshments

Cons: not an enjoyable experience

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Immediately when I walked in I was greeted and offered a beverage. The Aveda Comforting Tea, as they call it, was so good that I had to buy some. Walking in I just expected to go straight to get shampooed; however, it was sooo much more than that. I got a consultation and then a head massage, I was then taken to the shampoo bowl and was given a hand massage and a hot towel on my head. Finally, I was put into the chair to get my hair cut. I asked the person that did my hair if the hand massage and everything was something special for the day or what. She told me that the salon was an Aveda Concept Salon and this was with EVERY client!! Well that just settled it right there. Anytime that I want to just relax and have time for myself I will be at Avante for sure!! My hair stylist also showed me how to achieve the look that I wanted with my hair. That was so helpful because I usually leave the salon with perfect hair and can never get that look ever again.... LADIES you know what I am talking about. Okay so in all this was truely a great salon and I already booked my next appt.

2
★★★★☆

Immediately when I walked in I was greeted and offered a beverage. The Aveda Comforting Tea, as they call it, was so good that I had to buy some. Walking in I just expected to go straight to get shampooed; however, it was sooo much more than that. I got a consultation and then a head massage, I was then taken to the shampoo bowl and was given a hand massage and a hot towel on my head. Finally, I was put into the chair to get my hair cut. I asked the person that did my hair if the hand massage and everything was something special for the day or what. She told me that the salon was an Aveda Concept Salon and this was with EVERY client!! Well that just settled it right there. Anytime that I want to just relax and have time for myself I will be at Avante for sure!! My hair stylist also showed me how to achieve the look that I wanted with my hair. That was so helpful because I usually leave the salon with perfect hair and can never get that look ever again.... LADIES you know what I am talking about. Okay so in all this was truely a great salon and I already booked my next appt.

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Aveda in avondale, love the brick, their cilantro vinegrette dressing is to die for. and Biscotti's, the Fox has the best breakfasts ever. The shopping in Avondale is nice a bit expensive. Love the Casbah, their hookas are great.

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★☆☆☆☆

Aveda in avondale, love the brick, their cilantro vinegrette dressing is to die for. and Biscotti's, the Fox has the best breakfasts ever. The shopping in Avondale is nice a bit expensive. Love the Casbah, their hookas are great.

Pros: crowded at lunch time

Cons: crowded at lunch

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Don't believe everything you see on Citysearch!! Women can be wicked and witchy and write a negative review whether it's true or not. This salon is extremely professional!! The staff give great consultations, using pictures and swatches for color. Value-added services such as scalp massages, hand treatments, etc. are included with every service including mens cuts. The prices are in-line with their competitors and the salon is very clean. Special requests are always met with a "can-do" attitude. If someone doesn't like this salon they are having a really bad day, are too difficult to please, or just set out not to like it from the beginning.

2
★★★★★

Don't believe everything you see on Citysearch!! Women can be wicked and witchy and write a negative review whether it's true or not. This salon is extremely professional!! The staff give great consultations, using pictures and swatches for color. Value-added services such as scalp massages, hand treatments, etc. are included with every service including mens cuts. The prices are in-line with their competitors and the salon is very clean. Special requests are always met with a "can-do" attitude. If someone doesn't like this salon they are having a really bad day, are too difficult to please, or just set out not to like it from the beginning.

Pros: Professional, Clean, Value-added xtras

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As I walked into the salon they practicly attacked me, and put some tea in my face and told me it was part of the experience. Then the receptionist told me my hair stylist was running late, before I knew it I was waiting there for thirty minutes with no hairstylist insight. When I was waiting I could over hear a couple of the girls who worked there talking about what a horrible place it was to work. My stylist finally arrived and told me sorry for the wait. The cut was decent, but all that time waiting and listening to all the negative talk about this salon had already made me never want to come back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

As I walked into the salon they practicly attacked me, and put some tea in my face and told me it was part of the experience. Then the receptionist told me my hair stylist was running late, before I knew it I was waiting there for thirty minutes with no hairstylist insight. When I was waiting I could over hear a couple of the girls who worked there talking about what a horrible place it was to work. My stylist finally arrived and told me sorry for the wait. The cut was decent, but all that time waiting and listening to all the negative talk about this salon had already made me never want to come back.

Pros: lots of time to sit, not crowded, tea?

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I was in the salon receiving another service, trying to decide if this was a place I could get my hair services also. The owner of the salon was working on a client. If I was that client I would never return. Natasha stepped away from her client at least 12 times to take care of other things in the salon. She just jumped in and corrected everyone all the time then discussed the issues with her client. She did not say anything positive to or about her employees. I loved my service performed by someone else, however, I will not return due to this owners disregard for her staff , client and others in the salon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was in the salon receiving another service, trying to decide if this was a place I could get my hair services also. The owner of the salon was working on a client. If I was that client I would never return. Natasha stepped away from her client at least 12 times to take care of other things in the salon. She just jumped in and corrected everyone all the time then discussed the issues with her client. She did not say anything positive to or about her employees. I loved my service performed by someone else, however, I will not return due to this owners disregard for her staff , client and others in the salon.

Pros: price, friendly staff, location

Cons: owner, dirty floors, atmosphere

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I didn't find the staff friendly. Actually, I take that back - they were very friendly to each other. They acted like I was interrupting them. They didn't sweep the hair from the person before me and there was hair in the chair that I had to wipe off myself. I explained in detail how I wanted it cut. She cut too much and thinned my hair which I specifically said I didn't want. I couldn't tell how bad the cut was because when she dried my hair, she had no skill there either and my hair was one big over-styled, producty mess. As soon as she was done, she went to lunch and didn't even wait for me to pay.

By the way, I didn't get any of the pampering that the other reviewer described.

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★☆☆☆☆

I didn't find the staff friendly. Actually, I take that back - they were very friendly to each other. They acted like I was interrupting them. They didn't sweep the hair from the person before me and there was hair in the chair that I had to wipe off myself. I explained in detail how I wanted it cut. She cut too much and thinned my hair which I specifically said I didn't want. I couldn't tell how bad the cut was because when she dried my hair, she had no skill there either and my hair was one big over-styled, producty mess. As soon as she was done, she went to lunch and didn't even wait for me to pay.

By the way, I didn't get any of the pampering that the other reviewer described.

Cons: Overpriced, Not Talented

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I was greeted warmly by the staff. I was offered refreshements while I waited. The stylist took a lot of time to counsel with me about my hair. It was great. I felt confident I would get what I wanted and I did. My color never looked better!

I was treated to a neck and shoulder rub while I was there. At the shampoo area they put a hot towel on my head and did an awesome hand rub with lotion. I asked why I was getting such special treatment and they said they do it for everyone!!

The stylist showed me how to style my hair at home so that I could recreate the look. She also recommended products that would make my style last. Overall this was the best salon experience I have ever had and I already made my next appointment!

2
★★★★★

I was greeted warmly by the staff. I was offered refreshements while I waited. The stylist took a lot of time to counsel with me about my hair. It was great. I felt confident I would get what I wanted and I did. My color never looked better!

I was treated to a neck and shoulder rub while I was there. At the shampoo area they put a hot towel on my head and did an awesome hand rub with lotion. I asked why I was getting such special treatment and they said they do it for everyone!!

The stylist showed me how to style my hair at home so that I could recreate the look. She also recommended products that would make my style last. Overall this was the best salon experience I have ever had and I already made my next appointment!

Pros: skilled professionals, value added services, clean and friendly en

Cons: parking is difficult

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The staff greated me warmly; however, the respect seemed to end there. My stylist was 45 min late for my appt, and when I was taken in she continued chatting with staff for 15 min prior to cutting my hair. She off-handedly appologized for being late, but did not seem sincere. She then paid no attention to my request for a "trim," despite my protests about the length of hair she thought needed to come off. She ended up cutting 4 inches off my hair, when I requested 1 inch trim. I left very upset, and will never return to this salon.

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★☆☆☆☆

The staff greated me warmly; however, the respect seemed to end there. My stylist was 45 min late for my appt, and when I was taken in she continued chatting with staff for 15 min prior to cutting my hair. She off-handedly appologized for being late, but did not seem sincere. She then paid no attention to my request for a "trim," despite my protests about the length of hair she thought needed to come off. She ended up cutting 4 inches off my hair, when I requested 1 inch trim. I left very upset, and will never return to this salon.

Pros: Clean

Cons: No respect to time, Poor haircut

 

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