Jose Luis Salon
1717 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (512) 477-1646
Fax: (512) 477-1646
Jose Luis Salon Inc.
Bike Parking: Yes
By Appointment Only: Yes
01/03/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I visited the salon for the first time today at the recommendation of a friend, and I'm so glad I did! There staff offer what most other mainstream salons seem to lack: excellent customer service, an immaculately clean salon, a variety of services that encourage healthy hair, and a wealth of knowledge!
To say I was impressed isn't sufficient. Everything about the salon is warm and inviting. You're treated more like a friend, instead of just a 'client. I appreciated that after actually discussing my hair and my needs/goals, recommendations were made, but there was no pressure to take those suggestions. It was all up to me and what I felt I comfortable with. I'm planning to go back in a few weeks for another service and I'm very much looking forward to it!
If you pay a visit, you will not regret it!
12/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
They won't do your wedding hair/makeup if you haven't been a client before. Even if you plan on booking other services with them beforehand, you aren't a ""client"" unless you've been going there more than 6 months previously. Very pretentious if you ask me.
10/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Great salon, shiny & bustling....BUT my real reason for going was stylist Cecillia Nguyen. She is FANTASTIC, so personable and drama-free, completely understands long layers, and gives me a better quality cut than I have found in a very long time. When she left Jose Luis, they refused to give me her forwarding information -- luckily I found her at Propaganda Hair Group only a few blocks away on West 5th! Went in to visit her today and I'm thrilled she has changed locations...she is happier and I'm crazy about the new space!
09/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
So here's my experience... I first went to JL Salon on Tuesday to get a haircut by Theresa. I am very picky when it comes to haircuts, and she understood exactly what I wanted and then blow dried my hair perfectly. So I came back today for hair color and made the appointment with Theresa again.
When I arrived, I was greeted by Kelsie, Theresa's assistant who is interning at JL Salon and next summer will be qualified to have her own clients. Well, I might as well have scheduled the appointment with Kelsie because she did everything. Washed, dyed, washed again, and blow dried my hair. Now don't get me wrong, Kelsie is very good at what she does, but when I book an appointment with a stylist, and pay the prices of that stylist, I expect to have that stylist do my hair, and not her intern (No offense, Kelsie- you rock!).
So when we were almost finished hair drying, Theresa decided to make an appearance to ask how everything was going. When I told her that I was not very happy with the way she went to do highlights on another client (sitting next to me), when I scheduled an appointment with her, she said that she was sorry but that is the way Jose Luis Salon handles clients when they are busy, they will assign you to an intern for the whole thing. Then she added how she wanted to ""apologize for not making it clear earlier"".
Now why was she busy if I BOOKED a time slot with her? Or what are appointments for, again?
So word of warning. If you choose to go to this salon and book someone, be ready to see that stylist work on your neighbor's hair while you're assigned to somebody else. Now, word of warning to Jose Luis Salon:
You are in the SERVICE industry, people pay for a service from a specific person and not a product. If you want to be successful in this industry, I would treat your clients with more respect and professionalism and get rid of that ""we're busy we'll let our interns take care of you"" policy.
Way to lose a client.
Maddie cut my hair she was a joy to talk with, very sweet! The cut was exactly what I wanted, she did a fantastic job! The color came out even better than I could have imagined!
Sara did my waxing, she was very profressional and did a fabulous job. I would recomend either of these two to anyone I know! Money well spent!
I moved to Austin from Los Angeles and was very nervous to try a new place. I read all the reviews and decided to give this salon a try. They were great from beginning to end and I am now a faithful client. The salon itself is gorgeous and the staff is very professional. They offer complementary bang trims-which I def. take advantage of. I love, love, love this place and would recommend them in a heartbeat.
03/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
when I went into the salon, I asked for 1 inch to be cut off. Specifically, 1 inch. Next thing you know, the guys cutting off 3 1/2 to 4 inches! WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY DOING!?!? my hair is in perfect condition and did not need to be chopped off. I will never recommend a friend to this horrid place. They are not good with long hair. Don't go......end of story!
12/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Okay let me just say again, best wax ever! So I moved to central Austin about a year ago from New York. I began my waxing hunt. Oh man did it suck! I tried the ""studio"" type places and it was awful. I had the worst ingrowns and bad waxes you can imagine. Finally I asked my babysitter (she's a UT student) where to get waxed. She told me Sara at Jose Luis is where her and all her friends go. I looked up their website and checked it out. I was impressed from the first click. Grabbed my phone and booked my brazilian with Sara. The front desk was awesome! I believe Nicole booked my appointment and answered a few questions I had. Got an email confirmation the day before my appointment which was better for me than another phone call coming in. Parking was a breeze in the garage and walking in I felt a since of relief. This salon is beautiful, clean, current and everyone is smiling. Sara came to get me promptly and gave a me a little tour and intro to the salon. She was so relaxed and sweet. Her room was clean and wonderfully decorated. Even the towels I laid on smelled like a spa :) We chatted about kids and that was about it because she was done in 10 minutes. Yes a full brazilian in 10 minutes, that's what I'm talking about! It was perfect! My skin is smooth and not even red at all. She's even better than my lady back home. I'm beyond impressed with my whole experience. I love this place. I booked my next brazilian and I'm adding brows because she fully earned my trust! Go see Sara for all your waxing you won't be regret it!
10/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've lived in Houston for two years but have yet to find a salon I like - instead, I travel to Austin periodically for my color and cuts by Miss Jessica Chapman! Who is not only the nicest person on the planet, but she does a fabulous job! And I'm not the easiest person to please. I went to her for balayage and LOVED it! She always does a great job on my cuts - never going too short or doing her own thing, which I've had people do before. She always listens to what I want and I've never walked out of there anything but happy. My only complaint would be that because she's so popular she's hard to get an appointment with! So call in advance! Everyone is really nice though, there's always a good energy there and the salon is beautiful on the inside!
06/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been in a hair slump for quite some time after becoming a first time mom. The Jose Luis Salon website was very attractive and modern and the prices were very reasonable. I live in Georgetown so it was quite a drive but worth every bit! I saw Danielle and she did a wonderful job on my hair. She fixed a hacked up haircut from my previous salon (that I will never go back to). I even received a thank-you post card from Jose Luis Salon. I cant wait to go back!
05/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Theresa has done my hair four years now and I couldn’t be happier with everything that she has done. I am constantly changing my color and cut and Theresa is always prepared to change things up for me. She is constantly learning the newest coloring and hair treatment techniques and is willing to tell me all about them and try them out on me. I call her a “Hair Genius” because she is so incredibly talented. Theresa is always honest as to what she thinks I can pull off style-wise and I really appreciate her expertise. I highly recommend her services.
04/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Before I started seeing Theresa at Jose Luis Salon, my hair never looked right. Then one day my mother in law was raving about Theresa at Jose Luis Salon. So I made an appointment and went in to get my hair cut and highlighted. When I left my hair was looking the best it had ever looked. Now, three years later, people are constantly complimenting me about my hair. I love my hair, and before I met Theresa at Jose Luis I could have never said that.
Not only does Theresa make my hair color and cut look better than ever. She is really talented at styling hair and applying makeup. She has done both for me a few times. Each time she somehow managed to make my skin look flawless and gave my hair those gorgeous Hollywood curls. Theresa is a Rockstar.
Everyone at the Salon is incredibly nice and the Salon itself looks and feels super swanky. I would highly recommend Jose Luis to anyone!
04/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Jessica for about 5 years now. I currently live in Houston but I travel to Austin every 5 weeks just to see her! Needless to say, I love her! It is so hard to find a stylist who really listens and gives you exactly what you want. Give her a try and I know you will be pleased!
I see Audrey ..she can cut my fine thin hair! She makes it look thick and full..she also has mastered coloring my hair so that going from colored hair to gray has been easy and I always get complements on the cut and the color!
The salon is so much fun to go to..so sleek and modern, very chic! Love it!!
I've been going to Jose Luis for about 3 years now and absolutely love it! I moved to Austin from Boston and was a little worried about what to expect with salons down here but I couldn't be more thrilled with Jose Luis and my stylist Jessica M-C.
The atmospher is luxe but relaxed - walk through the doors and receive a friendly greeting and a chilled glass of wine (or hot tea/ coffee - bevie of your choice) and get ready to enjoy 2 hrs + of pamper time! :)
Jessica is incredibly personable and patient. She's a pleasure to chat with and even better knows how to ask the right questions regarding color and style. I'm EXTREMELY picky about who does my hair b/c looking naturally blonde is a MUST and blending hair color is an artform. Depending on season I tone down or play up my highlights. Jessica has nailed the color (and cut) EVERY single time! It usually takes about 2.5 hours b/c she's a perfectionist and it SHOWS! I love that... she truly takes her time with each client and makes sure you're THRILLED with the results! As an added bonus she gives the best shampoo/conditioner massage EVER (that's generally everyone's favorite part! :)
If you're looking for a SURE bet hair colorist/stylist I reco her ANYday! People new to Austin or looking for a change should check her out! Have to give props where it's due!
Audrey Page has been my stylist now for about 4 years. She does an amazing job with my hair! I have long, very think, wavy hair, and she's able to tame it! I get so many compliments on my hair. She gives a great cut and is also good with highlights.
I recommend that you try this salon out. You'll love it! You must go to Audrey if you have thick and/or long hair. You'll be very happy and impressed with her talents.
I also recommend trying out the Kerastase products. They've made my hair so much more manageable.
Before going to Jose Luis I had been going to another salon and I wasn't loving my hair. I was feeling like the style was boring and my color was never coming out right... so I wanted to try a different salon. I had been going to the other salon for over 3 years and I felt bad for needing a change... but after I tried out Jose Luis I know it was the best decision!
So I was recommended to try Jose Luis Salon! I saw Audrey Page! I explained how I kept going to the same girl at a different salon and I was not happy with the style or color. She went over what she thought about my hair and was really understanding with what I wanted. She was very helpful in explaining what we could do with my hair. After my first appointment I left completely in love with my new hair! She was friendly and really made me feel comfortable. I left not only excited about my hair, but I felt like I had a new friend!
WIthout a doubt, Audrey is my new favorite stylist!!!