Amaz for Hair
1509 Old West 38th St, Austin, TX 78731
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07/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Ava is the best! I always leave her salon with movie star gorgeous hair. People constantly ask me where I get my hair cut.
After moving from New York I had a hard time finding someone talented; now I won't go anywhere else. Even when I moved to Houston, I commuted back to Ava. People in Houston would ask who did my hair and became discouraged when I told them I go to Austin! My mom still drives from Houston for a hair cut because she gets so many compliments and never has a bad hair day; Ava knows hair, and knows how to make you beautiful.
Great salon, great staff, great service, but most importantly -- movie star hair!
Thank you, Ava! You're a true beauty and we love you!!!
I have no idea why some people have the need to be so rude? I know people go to his site for reviews, but not for nastiness. Sounds to me like a smear campaign, maybe by a former employee. I know that's been known to happen on this site. No need to be hateful. I've known the owner for over 20 years......she is someone to be trusted for her amazing talent and her compassion.
I have been a customer of Ava Hastey for 12 years - even before she opened Amaz For Hair. She is a wonderful, caring, giving person who truly cares about the quality of her work , about her customers and about the community. For the past 12 years, I have not trusted my hair to anyone else. She also cuts my children's hair, my nieces and nephews, my sister and my father. Going to her salon is like therapy for me - I can go in feeling stressed and frazzled and come out feeling relaxed, like a new person, ready to face the world again. Ava will do whatever she can to make all of her customers feel comfortable and cared for and I highly recommend her and her fabulous staff. I always look forward to my next appointment because I know she'll take good care of me and my family. (and for slwa1978 who commented below - must be a man who can't understand the value of a really good salon - if all he's looking for is ""cute girls"" he should try Sexy Scissors and leave the high quality salons to those who appreciate them)
04/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had gone to Ava for haircut and highlights. Three days later, the hair at my crown began breaking off. Ava had left the highlights in too long while she attended to another customer. When I called her to inform her, she told me it was my fault because I didn't purchase one of her expensive Kerastase products, then told me that she woudn't believe me unless I came in to show her. When I made it into the salon, she kicked me out.
Never before have I met such a selfish, incompetent hair dresser. I have no doubt that this review (as with all reviews that are less than 4-5 stars) will be removed from this website, as Ava is diligent in trying to weed the truthful ones out as quickly as possible.
That's just who she is.
10/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This review is long overdue! I moved to Austin 7 years ago, and spent the first 3 trying to find the right stylist. I tried one after the other, which all came highly recommended. Then, I finally found Brenda at Amaz!
Before Brenda, I just thought that it was typical to leave the salon thinking ""I'll get used to it."" After 3-4 times at each salon, I knew it was time to switch again. It's been 4 years now, countless highlights, color, treatments, and cuts from Brenda, and I haven't once left Amaz for Hair feeling this way. It's exactly the opposite, as I always look so forward to the next time I get to go back! Not only do I leave with hair that feels & looks great every time, but my time spent there with the staff always makes for a great day. Brenda is extremely talented and knows how to make everyone's color and cut exactly how they want it. If I am feeling indecisive, I can trust that she's going to surprise me with something I like. Thank you Brenda for everything you've done for me!
12/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Ava Hastey has been cutting my hair for over twenty years. Not only does she give a fabulous cut, she is a fabulous person with a great, though sometimes crazy, personality. I wouldn't let anyone else cut my hair, except maybe Brenda--in the opposite chair. I also just enjoy going to AMAZ for Hair as it is so relaxing and all the people there are special.
I wanted to write briefly about my experience at Amaz for Hair. Every time I called to make an appointment at Amaz, the staff was personable and professional. I have been a client of Deklynd's for approximately five years and followed him everywhere he has gone so I wanted to thank Amaz for letting me know where Deklynd has moved to! I will truly miss the salon as each experience was a good one - Brenda also did my hair once when Deklynd was unavailable and she did an excellent job! Thanks for all of your hard work!
I would like to thank the entire staff of Amaz for Hair for two years of working with some incredible talent and for their continued support by letting my clients know where I'm now located.
The few disparaging comments which were posted absolutely do not reflect my opinion of the staff or my work experience at Amaz.
When I need to get my style on, I always go to Amaz. They've just gotten all of the details right. The folks there are charming and do consistently good work. And even though they're busy, I always feel comfortable and well taken care of in this shop. Having my hair cut there is one of the few luxuries I won't cut back on.
What do you look for in a salon? I look for a place where I can get reliable, consistent results from a caring, congenial team. At Amaz for hair, you're always welcomed, cared for with special attention, and your hair is colored, cut, and styled with loving care and with your personality in mind. Ava, Brenda, and Jara are the cream of the crop, and their teamwork is evident. Treat yourself.
This salon is by far the best in Austin. First off, I really enjoy the time I spend there: the staff are all very fun people and are very interested in making you comfortable; each is willing to lend an ear, give a hug, give encouragement, etc. Not that your stylist should be your psychologist, but I have listened to clients in other chairs talk their way through problems with the help of the stylist. Second, for all the comfort, they also run an impeccably professional operation. The shop is always nice and neat, appointments are confirmed, etc. Third, there is some great people watching to be had in the shop. Clients wear some of the best shoes I have seen in one spot in a while, which also goes to show you that well dressed, fashion conscious people trust these women! And finally, I love AMAZ for the compliments I get on my hair when I go out. People from the Saks Fifth Avenue make up counter to the conveneince store girl to waitresses at restaurants routinely comment on how nice my hair looks. I have referred many a friend and stranger to make an appointment at AMAZ.. You cannot go wrong with any of the sylists...they are each marvellous with color and cut! Also, I have told both Brenda and Ava, ""just do what you want, I trust you"" and I have never ever been disappointed!
I?ve been going to Amaz for years, and every time I walk in the door there I feel myself relaxing. The atmosphere that Ava has created is serene and lovely. Each of the people who work at Amaz seem genuinely interested in providing a nurturing environment by the way they interact with the clients. Everyone is professional and yet approachable and caring. And I always have a good time when I?m there.
The haircuts I get at Amaz are the best I?ve gotten anywhere. Ava?s expert technique results in a haircut that not only looks great in the beginning, but also lasts. She has a way of cutting my hair that makes it grow out gracefully.
Over the years, I have come to know Ava as a person of integrity and heart. She genuinely cares about people, both in the salon and in the world. In so many ways, she is quietly making a difference in the lives of many.
I wholeheartedly recommend Amaz for Hair to anyone who wants the best.
Was charged more than what the services were quoted on the website. Not happy with the hair, but the owner, Ava, is not open to criticism. When she makes mistakes, she blames the client.
Interesting that everyone is providing this place five stars only - no fours, no threes.....makes you wonder who, really, is writing these reviews?
12/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Aside from the great (and I mean great and current) haircut and color I always get, I love the salon because the mood is upbeat and positive. I receive compliments on my cut and color around town and recommend Amaz . I like the individual attention and the individual look I get . The products are very useful ....I don't buy many, but the ones I get work exactly the way they did in the salon..Treat yourself.
11/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Today I had the pleasure of visiting Brenda at Amaz and from the moment I walked in the door I knew that I was in good hands. After moving here from Los Angeles I kept going back and forth to get my hair cut there because I was so nervous about finding someone in Austin. I have very thin, fine hair and usually leave hair salons feeling disappointed but today I left Amaz feeling beautiful. Brenda is such a sweet and talented artist; she took great care in listening to what I wanted and gave me more than I expected. I love my hair and Brenda!!
Deklynd Channing is THE BEST hair stylist is all of Austin, TX. Every time I get my hair done by him, I know that my hair will be absolutely perfect. From the color, to the cut and style, there is no one better than Deklynd. I have worked with many different stylists for photo shoots and Deklynd has been the best. I highly recommend going to check him out. You will never have to look for another stylist again!
Deklynd Channing is an amazing hair stylist!!! He fixed my hair after it was ruined by a stylist that works at a ""well-known"" salon on South Congress. My hair now looks great!! Thanks a bunch Deklynd and the folks at amaz!! I will definitely see you in 8weeks! ~A. Delacerda
I've been going to Deklynd for five years and I have never had less than a fabulous haircut and color. He knows that I hate spending a lot of time on my hair and he knows how to style it so that it is practical and looks great for my professional job at the same time. He is a master at color and making my highlights look natural. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
07/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I find it sad to read some of the recent reviews about Ava and her team at Amaz for Hair. I have been going to Ava for 7 years. My daughter also goes there and not once have we had anything but an amazing experience.
A hair dresser recently left Amaz and he was clearly bitter about leaving. Instead of leaving professionally he has decided to launch some sort of juvenile smear campaign against a women whose experience far exceeds what he has yet to learn. I would not want to work with someone who has that much anger and who tries to use it to be destructive.
Ava and her team remain professional, fun to be with and exceptional professionals at what they do.
Hopefully the Ex Amaz employee's middle school behavior will cease very soon and he will just get on with his life.
07/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have never experienced anything close to rude at Amaz. If I were a stylist that wanted to keep my clientel, I would send them a postcard or e-mail to let them know I was moving. In fact I have had stylists do just that for me. I think it is rude not to do that for your customers...unless you would rather lose that particular customer. Don't blame the salon for this. The fault belongs to your stylist for leaving you in the dark. Ava and her staff always provide the best in customer service and in skill. Remember, you get what you put out.