Elan Hair Salon
1601 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 371-3526Add Hours
12/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, if not thrilled, with the service and cut that I received at Elan by Colleen. I purchased a Groupon for deep conditioning and a cut/style which normally means ""cheap"" to businesses... they don't work nearly as hard on pleasing you when they hear the c-word, ""coupon"". Not the case at this salon!
First, I sent my mother in as a guinea pig to see if she came out with a good cut. She has frizzy, delicate, hard to control hair. She always picks styles that aren't right for her body/face type and aren't at the level of maintenance she is willing to give. To my surprise, she came out with silky smooth hair (practically impossible to do with her hair) and a flattering cut that Colleen, the stylist, helped her pick out to match my mother’s face and her styling talents.
When it was my turn to go in, I had to cancel several times, played phone tag, and then was late on the day of because of traffic! Even with all of the changes and the c-word hanging over my head, Colleen calmly welcomed me and soothed my mind about all of the problems that occurred. She gave me honest feedback about the cut and style that I wanted and went to work. I can honestly say my hair looks great and I can wear it straight, wavy, up, down, anyway that I want because of the quality of cut! She even suggested a hair treatment that uses enzymes to lighten my hair versus having maintain everything with dye jobs and highlights all the time.
Colleen was a straight shooter and is amazing with her scissors! This is a great place! It is sandwiched between Santa Fe Optical and a little meat market. Just WONDERFUL!
11/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
In my hometown, I used to have a hair stylist that did my hair for years. I moved to Austin almost 2 years ago, and was worried I might not find someone who I fully trusted with my hair. I had heard about a stylist, Mary Dunn Morehouse, who works at Elan Hair Salon, through a very good friend mine. I thought about it and decided to book a consult with her. A few days later I made my appointment with her and went in to discuss my specific needs. Mary was very warm and genuinely cared about how I wanted my hair to look. She sincerely listened, she did precise work, and was time efficient. My hair now looks AMAZING! Let me tell you and I am very picky with my hair. I have always had great hair but Mary made my hair Fantastic! I couldn't have been happier with her, the salon, or the wonderful results I received. I promise, if you get your hair done once by this awesome stylist, you won't go anywhere else!!!!
07/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am so happy with my haircut and highlights! Mary was my stylist. This was my first time at Elan and I was very pleased with the service and attention to detail. Mary really took her time to listen to what I thought I wanted:) She gave some different suggestions and I'm glad she did. I love it!
06/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I can not say enough about what a great haircut I got last week from Shalena at Elan Salon. I have long hair but it needed some sassy swing/long layers. I have tried many salons in town and my cuts were good not great. I heard about Elan Salon so I called and the owner told me he had just the stylist for me. Wow I am getting so many compliments on my hairstyly. The best part is Shalena used math to create my cut that allows it to fall into place without the need for blowing it dry or curling irons. It's litterally wash and wear. The hair all falls naturally to a swinging beautiful style. Her math is brilliant because my hair cut is amazing. I just had to share the good news with other long hair gals looking for a solution to summer hair. Try Shalena and you'll want to sing about it too!
06/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Terry knows how to rock out a color and cut. I have been traveling to Houston to get my hair cut, but finally found a salon in Austin that is not only comparable, but in many respects goes beyond the Houston salon. The staff is friends, the atmosphere is great!
05/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I visited Elan Hair Salon because I had a Groupon and I'm so glad I did. Elan is a beautiful and relaxing salon with very talented stylists. From my first contact with the salon, I was treated warmly and welcomed. Rob reassured me that they had a sylist who could style my long hair and he was right. Colleen is very talented and cut my hair just the way I wanted from a photo I brought in. She asked intuitive questions and made great recommendations. For example, she found out that I like to use organic products and she showed me several organic conditioning options. If you want great service, great hair and a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere, I definately recommend Elan and Colleen!
03/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Midge is my hairstylist at Elan, and I had decided to get highlights and the Brazilian Blow-out for my heavy wavy coarse hair. Worked great!! (had to be done twice but no big deal - just got more time to chat with Midge and the Rob/Colleen). Great Experience. They are committed to perfecting their work and want happy, satisfied clients. I myself being a professional can recognize their professionalism and can't wait till my next visit with them.
02/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I typically pooh-pooh hair salons. As the disappointed recipient of many bad (even tear-worthy) expensive haircuts, I normally opt for SuperCuts. But after years of searching, I have finally found a top-notch stylist.
Colleen and I discussed my hair at length before she ever picked up her scissors. Different style choices were bandied about but in the end she made it clear she was going to do it MY way.
She gave me a great blunt cut with nice framing and some much needed thinning. It looked great once it had been blown out with high-end products, but I knew the real test would be ME styling it. I warned Colleen that five minutes with a hair dryer and paddle brush is usually the best I can do. Colleen understood that. Having identified me as a low-maintenance self-stylist, Colleen gave me a cut that works with my lifestyle and I love it.
We also discussed color treatments. My hair used to be blondish, but has gotten very dark and ashy in recent years. Colleen recommend an enzyme lightening treatment which works to pull out latent highlights in your hair. She processed a sample of my hair and, liking the preliminary results, I returned a few weeks later for a treatment. I LOVE IT! I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror. The color is very natural and bright and it wasn't nearly as expensive as a dye-job.
So in a nutshell, Colleen knows her stuff. I will return.