I'm surprised to see the two negative reviews on here because I've been a loyal fan of Chad's for the past 11 years. I met him at L'eau de Vi and then followed him to Clay to Wink to his newest home, his very own Salon Intution. I've lived all over the world and have had my hair cut and colored by the stylists in some of the most style-conscious cities in the world (including Kim Kardashian's stylist in NYC) and I can genuinely say that I have never found anyone as talented as Chad. I currently live 8 hours away from Asheville (where I grew up), but I still make the trek back every few months to go to Chad. If he were in any major metropolitan city, you can be sure that you'd have to book months in advance and you'd also be paying hundreds and hundreds for his talent. I've sent many of my hometown friends his way over the years and now they too board planes to see him before they let anyone else touch their heads. He's an artistic master with a truly kind soul and if he's ever running late it's because he cares genuinely about making every client feel great about his work. He will take the time to do precise, quality work whether you're a new client or a veteran like myself. For that I will always return to him and I will gladly wait a few extra minutes because I know he will give me the same care and attention. I get compliments on my hair all the time. I can't recommend him highly enough.
WOW!!!!! All I have to say is WOW!!! This salon is the best in WNC. I recently started going to Tyler and he has done my hair 3 times now; and each time, I tell him something new to do and he does it PERFECTLY!!!!! However, this time he suggested that we try something new and modern, "ombre" ...HE DID AN AMAZING JOB!!! The placement was perfect and he was so particular about his work. I left there feeling like royalty, I felt so pretty and had several compliments on my hair all day!!! Thank you Tyler, you are the best!!! I also see Kim for my nails. She is fabulous! She ACTUALLY cares about my nails and wants me to have the best. I love her and I am so glad I found her! Rachel does my eyebrows and I have never felt so pampered while just getting my eyebrows done. I went on my lunch break to get them waxed and left without one welt or red spot on my face! AMAZING!!! I LOVE THIS SALON AND I WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!! Everyone there treats me like family and I feel at home everytime I go!!! I actually enjoy going to get my hair, nails and eyebrows done!!! Thank you AVARI family!!! Brandi and Kim you have done a fabulous job!!!!!
I have been a Hair Emporium customer since 1993. I have drifted away a few times but always come back to this wonderful salon. Everyone is ALWAYS so freindly and family like with me. Even the other stylists who are not doing my hair. Sure, sometimes I may hafta wait even tho I have made an appt but it doesnt matter because a good stylist and may I mention freindship is hard to find in a salon. I have always been satisfied with Linda"s employees. some employees come and go and come back again for some reason. This must be a well rounded staff no matter who is there. Linda must be an excellent boss to work for and is a very pleasant person EVERy time I am in the salon. I have had color,perms cuts, kids cuts, everything done there. I like the stylist who jokes "color we can fix! its the perms we have to worry about!" with her sparkling smile. We all know she is kidding. Really, this is a fun shop to hang at even if you are just having a bad day. They will cheer you up. So give them a try or two. If you dont like one stylist, there is more to pick from, and they dont get mad like some backstabbing salon people. Try them out! 12-28-08cu