674 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
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I would give the expertise and service zero stars.
I went to Modello thinking they knew what they were doing from what they posted on their FaceBook page. I went to have the Cezanne treatment. They informed me that I could color my hair the same day.
I came out of there with my hair looking like it had been oiled, the color was not what it originally was when colored (and this was when I was leaving the salon a few hours later). The stylist had not idea that the cezanne would bleach the color.
I noticed my hair started breaking and the hair near the back of my head is less than half the length compared to the rest of the hair. My hair is hard and so rough that the split ends are visible in the dark as well! The straightening system was supposed to last 6 months, it is now 3 months later and it is totally unmanageable. I have to use a straightening iron twice a week just so that I don't look like medusa. The color is in bits like zebra stripes.
I paid more than $500 for damaging my hair. They then say that if you put in a good review, they will give you a discount on your next appointment! I am never going to them again! ever! I may just come out bald the next time.
Lauren's hair color is amazing. She is an expert in balylage. It is the best my hair has looked since moving to Atlanta 4 years ago.
I had my hair cut here by Maegan 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. I'm usually not the type of guy to get excited by my hair but this is usually the time I start feeling like I need another hair cut and it still looks GREAT! Not to mention, I got to enjoy a beer during my hair service. I will be going back for my next hair cut! Give her a try, you won't be sorry!!
05/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I cannot say enough great things about Salon Modello. I have worked and lived in the Old 4th Ward/Inman Park area for years. One day, I randomly walked in to see if someone could accept a walk-in appointment. Lucky for me, I was introduced to Aaron. I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted my hair to look, but didn't know how to explain it very well. Aaron listened, made some suggestions, and then used his creative skills to give me the EXACT cut that I wanted. When people say that he is a styling genius, they are right!!! Not only is he a great stylist, but he is really nice, fun to talk to, and VERY professional. He showed me which products to use & how to use them to maintain the style - without trying to sell them all to me. (I ended up buying them anyway) - The prices are far better than other ""boutique salons"" in the surrounding neighborhoods. I know this because I have been to most of them over the years.
I also want to metion how great Alana is. I have known her for a few years and was super excited when she joined the Salon Modello team. I recently went in to have her do something with my color that was fun, a little edgy, and low maintenance. Of course, she nailed it! Amazing! She did something that STILL looks good as it grows out. So talented!
Although I have been going to Aaron for a few years now, and will always book with him, I would feel comfortable working with anyone there. Great job Salon Modello & thank you!
02/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I just had my hair cut and colored by Alana and I couldn't be happier. I wanted a change from by boring hairstyle but didn't know what I wanted. I must admit I was a little scared but after talking with Alana and really liking what I heard, I decided to go for it. My style is a little edgy and looks like it was hand painted with the most beautiful highlights. The true testament to her talent was my husband’s comment that he had never seen my hair look so beautiful! Feeling like a million dollars!
02/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Alana will make you feel like a ROCK STAR! Her edgy style and happy go lucky demeanor will make you feel right at home while you get the color and cut that will make you stand out in a crowd.
There is no way you will walk out of Salon Modello with out oozing Star Quality!
Check out the guys in my band Asphalt Valentine, we would not get our hair cut anywhere else!
01/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Salon Modello for almost a year and I love Lindsey! I love to do crazy, fun suff with my hair and she's always up for the adventure. She always gives me exactly what I want.
One time I really had to tone down my look for a very special occasion and she rocked it! She has helped me reach my goals in growing my hair, while keeping me looking awesome! So no matter you're look, color or cut, I promise she's amazing!
Also I gotta hand it to Alana, she's a master of mens cuts! She colaberated with Lindsey on my of my do's and she gives the best close cut, without using clippers...absolutely awesome!
01/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Aaron for many years now & if there's a guarantee in the crazy world of beauty, its a 100% guarantee that he will always give me what I want in a haircut. I have fine, naturally curly hair that is also constantly highlighted blonde, i.e. not easy to work with. He has always been able to give my combination hair a phenomenal cut that looks great air-dried into it's natural curls, or blown-out. He is the most consistent stylist i've ever met when it comes to a great, updated haircut year after year; simply the best!
01/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
For those of you that have baby fine, thin hair...listen up! This is the place for you! I've had the worst luck finding a stylist that has a feel for my hair, but Aaron has the feel! I've never received so many compliments on my hair as I have since I had my hair cut in December 2010! ""Oh my God, you look like you've dropped 10 years from your age with that hair cut""! Now tell me, how many 50 year old women wouldn't love hearing that!
The atmosphere is lively, the stylist are so down to earth, friendly and unique and the location is perfect for anyone; from any location in ATL.
In response to the negative review from ""Atlanta Society""...everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I agree with ""mayfield76"", if you have to announce that you are part of ""Atlanta Society"", you are larger than life in your own mind than in anyone else's; and you have issues that need to be addressed with counseling. If everyone was perfect and didn't have a ""history"", life would certainly be boring, so please keep your self-righteous judgmental comments to yourself when entering a review on a business or their personnel.
You go Aaron, your awesome and you are truly an artist with your scissors!
01/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I love salon modello! I got my haircut with Aaron once at his previous location and fell in love with the way he cuts my layers! I've gone through many stylists who leave them chunky, uneven, and unmanageable BUT Aaron always does a perfect job! When I moved north of the city, I still drive all the way downtown to see Aaron cause I know every time, my hair will look great and I don't have to sweat it and re-explain! And you can tell he really enjoys doing it. At this point, when Aaron says he's going to change the cut up a little bit, I don't even blink, cause I know whatever he's doing will turn out awesome and still be within the parameters of what I like in my layers!!!
I've had a few different colorist at Modello and they have always done a fantastic job... I give them an idea and they run with it - always staying within the parameters I set- but coming up with some really creative things! The last color I got had so many dimensions to it that every time I wear it different (up, down, half-up) people think I got it redone cause it looks different! That's serious creativity if you ask me and it keeps my color looking fresh all the time!!
Thanks Salon Modello!! Everyone needs to try this place out!!
(In rebuttal of some of the remarks I've seen here, I've never heard them talk badly about each other. It's definitely a funky group with some cool perspectives so the stuck-up close-minded may label some people ""freaks"" but let me remind you guys that the people different from you are the ones that see the creative like you can't! So keep an open mind and see what they can do!!!)
I have been a loyal client at this salon for a few years. The whole staff is very helpful, really polite and so easy to talk to. Aaron is one of the best stylists I have ever had, he's creative and takes the time to really get to know you and thus offer you something that you will be happy with. I can't stress enough how talented everyone is at this salon! I highly recommend this salon to anyone looking for the haircut that everyone will compliment!
Aaron Rohling, owner of Salon Modello, is a genius with shears. When I was looking for a new stylist to cut my short, edgy do, about 5 of my book club friends simultaneously shouted that I MUST go to Aaron. ""Okaaay,"" I thought, ""That's kind of weird because you all have fairly conservative, albeit stylish and good looking, haircuts. This guy can do my spiky hair, too?"" Honey, yes he can. He'll find the right cut for your face and head shape, and also fit your comfort level of normal-to-way-out-there. I am reeeally picky about hair cutting skillz, and Aaron's are mad! Also, he's a really nice guy.
Finally, after you get your cute new do, you can go get some awesome yumminess at the nearby Highland Baker or go next door to the fabulous fresh Mex place, Across The Street.
Seriously, I can't say say enough nice things. Run, don't walk!
I travel the country for my work and scrutinize those who would cut my hair with the highest degree. I am in Healthcare Sales and appearance is VERY important to me.
I first came to Salon Modello because my long time friend, Tina (Christina to some of you), was a stylist there before she left to teach. After Tina, I went on to Aaron, who was GREAT with my fine texture hair...and those of you with fine hair know how difficult it can be to get the right cut. I just told him what I was looking for and he asked questions as he went along to make sure I was happy with my cut. He was very open to any suggestions I made and I left with a FABULOUS cut and also all over color which was done by Alana. The next time I went to the salon (I have to go when I can due to my travels), Aaron was booked so I got a cut and color with Alana. While, I think Aaron is a mad genius with shears, Alana gave me the best cut I have ever had in my life. In fact, I just made another appointment to have my color touched up and a cut. Never have I gotten so many compliments on my hair in my life. Everyone there is absolutely accommodating and friendly. I couldn't ask for a better salon. Do yourself a favor and book an appointment now. *Just a note to those wavering...If someone doesn't comment on your hair in a positive way very often...then you probably have the wrong cut. Let the team at SM take care of you and you won't ever have that problem again.
To the tacky person who ""claims"" they are a part of ""Atlanta Society"" and hates Salon Modello....
1. If you have to tell people you are a part of ""Atlanta Society""...you probably are not or you either married into money...or better yet, just a wannabe.
2. If you just wanted a bob, I'm sure the people down at SuperCuts could have accommodated your needs since that seems to be about the level of expertise you need.
3. Money doesn't buy taste or class. Do a little more research...I suggest a good ettiquette class or read this book, ""Why Princess Margaret will never be a Kappa Kappa Gamma: A Southern Primer."" Study hard.
I've been coming to Salon Modello since they opened, back when most of the staff LEFT James Madison (i.e. NOT fired) to create a more laid-back and fun salon atmosphere.
Christina was my original stylist and I adored every cut she ever gave me. When she left the salon to start teaching, I decided to switch over to Aaron. In my opinion, Aaron is a genius when it comes to hair. That being said, if you are picky about how you like your hair - you need to be specific and DIRECT with him. Because he is so talented, Aaron can sometimes treat every hair cut like an art project - using his artist's eye to picture what cut would look best with your hair type, face shape, etc. If you're laid back and trusting, he can do amazing things to your head! However, if you know exactly what you want, spell it out and be firm. Aaron is never rude nor challenging, and I'm confident he wouldn't ever give a cut he was asked not to.
I have not tried any of the new colorists or stylists that have been hired in the past year. I have found them to be friendly and helpful, but definitely more relaxed than in-your-face with their helpfulness. I have always been offered a drink and head/shoulder massage as soon as I walk in the front door.
Overall, if you're looking for a full spa treatment, go to a spa and spend your buckets of money there. If you want a trendy, laid-back salon with talented and friendly hairdressers, try Salon Modello.
06/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
A dear friend of mine has followed some of the staff at Salon Modello from their previous employers and highly recommended I give Ashley a try, I have lived in the Virginia highlands area for years and have tried many high end salons in the Atlanta area but I was looking for the right fit for my particular taste. I wanted to add color to my hair in a funky but not trashy way; I was told Ashley was the stylist for the job. She not only truly listened to what ideas I had she took extra time to make sure I understood all the options based on things I had never even thought of (skin tone, face shape and color of my natural hair) after the consult we went with a deep wine red color mixed in to my natural brown. When she was done with the color she took me outside of the salon, something that had never been done by any stylist in the past so I could see the true color in the sunlight, I was speechless it was way more then I had expected, cutting edge style while still looking sophisticated. AMAZING!!! I was so stoked about the color I request that Ashley please cut my hair, being a color expert she is not often able to do cuts, but I was determined to have her complete an almost perfect job. After we had built a relationship with the color when she cut my hair we did another complete consultation, I had previously mentioned how I always get these super bad headaches and when washing my hair she remembered and mentioned it and gave me an extra long scalp massage with calming shampoos, I could not believe she had remembered that I said that. When cutting my hair Ashley suggested I try bangs which I never had before, even though I was hesitant I trusted her professional opinion and went with it. WOW I looked like a totally new women she gave me a swoop bangs as she likes to say and textured my layers giving my hair major body. To sum it up I highly recommend the salon, but make sure to schedule in advance because Ashley books up pretty quick.
03/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This was awful. My hair is a mess, I could not think when I was there due to the loud noise. The owner looks like a freak show and the luxury and relaxing experience that I am used to, was missing. I am a member of Atlanta Society and decided to try some place new. It was the worst mistake I could have made. I will be sure to spread the word that this place is off limits. My husband said the owner has a bad reputation I should have listened. Avoid the place is what I have to say.
01/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I followed Christina here because I have tried MANY different salons in Atlanta and I have found Christina to be the best. I am very picky/obsessive/obnoxious about my hair and I need everything to be done perfect. Christina is also a perfectionist and she delivers each time. When i decide to do big changes to my hair, Christina is really sweet and patient even though i'm neurotic about my hair. Last time I wanted bangs but I was scared to get them, she first cut long layers in the front, then long side swept bangs, then long bangs, then short bangs, instead of just chopping the hair all off at once because i think she knew i would have panicked.
I have been going to this salon since it first opened and I have been seeing Christina even longer. I trust her with hair so much that I have sent my mother in law to see Christina and she too has become a loyal customer. Aside from a talented hair stylist, Christina is also very personable and easy to get along with.