1607 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 524-8567
Primary Phone: (512) 524-8567
Phone: (512) 517-1392
Orbit Salon LLC
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: Yes
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06/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I absolutely love Jessica. Every time I get my hair highlighted, I can expect a ton of compliments. I'm loving life as a blond and am so happy she took me there. I've also always had massive quantities of hair, a ton of it and really thick. She is the only person who could tame the wild beast. The only problem is my haircut is always way cooler, hipper and trendier than I am. But I'm trying to catch up!
06/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Ross is awesome. Ross is Ross-some! I've been going to him for a year and a half. I got my hair done yesterday, and I love it. He can always keep up with my hairbrained ideas (PUN), and add his genius to them to make them even better. He is an artist. Ross, you can't leave Austin. Ever. I love the salon too, it's really cute and the staff are super nice.
05/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Having just moved to Austin from Oregon about a month ago I was very apprehensive about finding a new stylist/salon that I would love. I found Orbit Salon on the internet and made my appointment. What a wonderful experience! I can't say enough good things. The staff are super friendly and Ross is awesome!! I tried a new cut and he got it spot on perfect. He is truly an artist and a great , friendly guy. So, if you're looking for a new salon I would try Orbit. You can't go wrong!!
05/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I discovered Orbit a couple of years ago. I went to a couple of different stylists before I landed in Ross's chair. The other stylists were very good, but Ross seemed to be able to read my mind and understand my hair better than anyone has in over 23 years. I've tried everything from bold to subtle cut/color, short to medium-long cuts, and been happy. Even better - both of my daughters LOVE him. My emo 12-year old said he's a genius and proudly displays a picture of herself with Ross on her Facebook page (she's super gregarious and had a great time ""dishing"" with Ross). My hip, style-conscious 18-year old loves her cuts and said he did exactly what she wanted without her having to say much (she's the quiet type).
I have to appear on TV and in the media as part of my job and can always be sure that the cut is fun enough for a night on the town, but adaptable enough to do a TV appearance and look ""professional.""
09/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was my first visit to Orbit and I'm SO glad I tried it out. Jessica Edwards gave me the cooooolest haircut I've ever had!!! I think I gave her quite a bit of leniency and I'm really glad I did. I am just in shock over how much better a really good haircut can make me look. I seriously look 100x more hip! Thank you Jessica! I will DEFINITELY be coming back here.
09/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Orbit salon based on the reviews I read on citysearch. I had asked the girl who cut my hair to trim up the bob I already had, as I wanted to grow out my hair a bit. The hair cut looked fair (not great) when I left the salon, but when I got home and tried styling it myself for the first time, i realized that there was a whole chunk of hair in the back that she had forgotten to cut. For the price that I spent on this haircut, this is very sloppy and unprofessional. I would go back to her to fix the mess, but I just don't trust her to do it since she's the one who blatantly missed the hair in the first place. I have NO idea how even a beginner hair stylist would do something such as this. Despite the staff being very sweet and welcoming, I am very unsatisfied with this salon and do not plan to go back.
07/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was really lucky to have been sent to Lisa Herzog at Orbit by a friend several months back. I have short hair and get bored easily and Lisa gets me and likes to have fun experimenting with new styles and colors. She listens to me...which is so important in a stylist because I've come out of other salons looking like a freakshow before...but even better is that she's creative and can visualize the end effect which allows her to make some awesome suggestions that might sound crazy at first but make me look better than I could have imagined when I first went in looking for a change or an update.
I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends.
05/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My experience at Orbitz has been absolutely wonderful!! I have been getting a haircut there about once a month since Oct. 2007, always with Erin, and I am always just blown away by how good of a job she does. I am a chronic stylist jumper, because I am never just 100% satisfied, but with Erin I am always 110% satisfied! For example, the first time I walked in, I brought a picture of what I wanted, she politely explained to me that it wouldn't work well with my hair, but walked me through a style similar that would work. Every step of the way she checked to make sure I was happy, when I wasn't she listened and adapted. Then, about two weeks ago, I walked in with pictures of what I thought I wanted, and told her to surprise me, and it is the best cut ever! I love it! Also, I have gotten a massage here, and the therapist is wonderful! She got all of the knots out of my back, and was so nice! The one thing with the massages though, is being that the house is older, you can hear a lot of what is going on in the salon. That is a bit distracting. I am still going to return though because she did that great of a job!! The other wonderful part about Orbitz, is that you get a free three week trim. Being that my hair is super short, that is perfect maintenance, and they are so nice, event hough you aren't paying!! I just love everything about every visit I have made to this salon! Just Wonderfully Amazing!!!!
04/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Having just moved to Austin, I needed to find a place to get my haircut. After reading the reviews (most of which were glowing) I decided to try Orbit. After all, the chief complaints seemed to be about hair color/salon cleanliness, neither of which deterred me. I'm a man, I don't want my hair colored, and I can get my hair cut in a dumpster as long as it looks good afterward. Anyway, when I got there, the staff was super-friendly and I thought the interior was cute. I have no idea what the complaints about cleanliness were about, the place seemed clean and tidy to me. However, as soon as I met the person who was going to cut my hair, I knew I was screwed. (They seemed really sweet so I will refrain from using any descriptors re: their identity). My instructions were incredibly simple and the stylist followed none of them. Basically, I was given a crew cut. Seriously. I look like friggin' PeeWee Herman. I keep trying to figure out what exactly the stylist was going for. I still can't figure it out. It is THE WORST haircut I've ever gotten, and I keep getting angrier and angrier about it with each passing day. There's nothing I can do with it. It's so insanely short, except for these really weird, super-long pieces that I keep finding near the back of my head. One side in the front was too long while the other side was way too short, but I fixed that (kind of) when I got home. I read the owner's responses to the complaints on citysearch and, while I appreciate his willingness to try and rectify the problems, unless he's pioneered a new technique that'll bring my hair back, there's nothing I can do but wait. Considering how ridiculously short my hair was cut, I think I'm gonna be waiting a while.... I read in people's reviews that they really appreciated the lack of attitude at Orbit, and I did as well, but I'll take a ton of attitude and a good haircut over a friendly staff and a horrible cut any day of the week.
03/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was surprised to see the last reviews--MY experience was fantastic--I am PLEASED with both my cut and color. I found Orbit by searching ""salons specializing in trendy cuts"". I spoke to the receptionist who was very polite. I was looking to make a drastic change (drastic for me anyway) and I shared my thoughts with her and she quickly and confidently recommended someone for the job. When I got there, the customer service was awesome. They offered me a beverage and my stylist wasn't running behind which I hate about most places I have had my hair done. Jessica was great. She was friendly and we seemed to have some common personality traits. I consider getting my hair done part of ""my time"" and I like to relax and enjoy myself. I usually like to read and although we chatted, she also gave me some time to myself to read my book and I appreciated that. Like one of the last reviewers I am pretty particular about my hair. This is THE HAPPIEST I have been in a VERY long time. Jessica listened to my needs, my cut is adorable and easy to maintain, and the color is great. I was shocked by the cost because I have paid MUCH, MUCH more for work that I haven't been near as pleased with. I LOVE my new cut and it is getting rave reviews so far, which is nice. I have already been asked several times about the salon and stylist and have certainly shared both Orbit and Jessica's name with everyone who has asked. My ONE and ONLY concern was that while under the heat during my color processing the product became very liquified and began running --I was a little afraid of what my color might look like, but Jessica was quick to respond and as I mentioned--I am VERY happy with the result. To the last reviewers--I would certainly take the salon up on its guarantee. They gave me a flier explaining their desire for customer satisfaction--not all salons do this--and they even called to be sure I was happy! I think they mean it when they say they want you to be satisfied!!
03/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to this Salon based on the reviews here. On the Salon's website they paint a picture that is nothing like what the salon is like in person. It was very dirty Salon - dirty in the restroom and very poor customer service. The hairdressers Chris had poor skills. When I left I felt I had just left a haunted house! I would never recommend this Salon to anyone. Please don't believe everything you see and what they advertise on their website. Don't waste your time in a place like this !
02/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I just moved to Austin from LA about a month ago. I have always worked in high end salons, but had no idea where to go now that I am in TX. Anyway, I found this salon through City Search. When I called in the receptionist was very nice and recommended a colorist/stylist for me. I was a little hesitant, as I told her that I come from a high end salon backround and I am very picky, but she quickly referred me to someone with out listening to everything I had to say. I figured, I'll go with it and keep my fingers crossed this person is good. First of all, the salon is nowhere near as nice as it appears on the website. It is very run down, nothing matches and it's really dirty. Anyway, my girl was nice, but didn't talk much and took almost 2 hours to put foils in my hair. When I was being shampooed I asked if she was going to tone my hair and she told me it matched and we didn't need to. I thought this was odd, but whatever. During the haircut everything seemed alright and she blew my hair out almost the way I like, but it was a little beauty pagenty. No big deal, as when I do it myself, it won't look like that. So the second I get in my car and I look at my hair color in the sunlight I was horrified. It was bright butter yellow...glowing in the sun. I went home right away and I used a toner that I already had there to try on get rid of the bright yellow. It helped, but my roots are still pretty bright. I was trying to stay positive , but after blowdrying my hair myself I realized that it is super heavy on one side and the back is totally jacked...it looks like I have 2 hair cuts. She cut a shelf in the back of my hair. I will say that everyone was very nice and seemed to be having fun, which is great and a nice enviroment. If anyone has any suggestions, I want to know who s the absolute BEST in Austin. I want upscale, I am not into this vintage, artsy Austin vibe when it comes to my hair.
01/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
once I found Jessica at Orbit Salon, I knew I wouldn't be going anywhere else. I've always had the same boring hair - long, one length, maybe a couple of layers. It really didn't matter who cut my hair, since it was the most lame, basic haircut in the world. Every four months or so, I'd realize I was turning into Cousin It, and I desperately needed a trim. I would just call whoever was closest at the last minute and see who could get me in. Last year, I stumbled across Orbit's clever website, and I decided to try something new. When I told Jessica I was tired of looking like a Mormon housewife, she gave me the best cut I've ever had in my life. I'm not exaggerating, I've gotten more comments on this haircut than I've ever received. It's young and flattering, and it feels like I paid a lot of money for it. When my sister saw it for the first time, she called and set up an appointment. Not only that, but Jessica LISTENED and BELIEVED me when I told her I needed low maintenance - this style is even more low maintenance than the straight, boring, one length hair. I can comb my hair out of the shower, let it dry naturally, and it still looks good. Also, getting my hair done is a fun experience; the salon has really friendly front door staff, a relaxed atmosphere, and yet still feels trendy. Plus, the prices are reasonable, so I don't feel guilty going back every 6 weeks for a trim. Try them out, you won't regret it!
12/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Orbitz salon and was placed in the care of Miss Jessica. She is a fantastic stylist and colorist. I love my hair now. She was able to take my dark brown, almost black hair to a really awesome Sandy brown with Gold highlights. I think my hair looks better than the Jessica Alba photo I showed her. She also gave my long shaggy thick mane a new cut that reduced the heaviness and split ends. My new cut is managable and in vogue.
My husband smiled the minute I walked in the door and said wow... I love it.
My stylist was very attentive and honest; she did not make me feel rushed. She worked non-stop to fight any red color that wanted to peek through my hair during the color lifting process. Also Jessica's personality was really comforting. She is a nice person to talk to, who left me with a great impression of her talent and wonderful humor.
Orbitz is a pleasure to visit. I'll go back for highlights and I'll definitely refer orbitz to 20 more girlfriends and acquaintances this year... minimum. I also want to say besides the stylist, the atmosphere was very cool. The girl at the reception area was quick, smart and intuitive. No waiting, no confusion. She offered me coffee when I first came in, which I so needed (my appointment was early on a Saturday). The owner had his chair right next to Jessica's. He was accommodating, and polite. He would check on patrons around the salon and was approachable and friendly. He seemed hands on in his shop. I liked that.
Great crew at Orbitz. It makes me think of the wonderful California salons in Santa Barbara and along the coast. Anyway, If you gotta take a risk with your hair, Choose Orbitz. They are keepers! Thank you guys.
When I first moved to Austin, Oribt was the first salon I tried out and I haven't been to another place since! I am a loyal customer to Will Oliver because he is so good at what he does and is such fun to be around. I adore Will! Before I met him, I would always end up with hairstyles that were too tame for me despite my many explanations of what I wanted. Will is great at understanding what I'm looking for whether it be bright purple highlights with long hair, or a cute, messy blonde bob. He is equally as talented with funky colors and cuts as he is with softer, more professional looks. I'm hooked :) Orbit is hip yet totally unpretentious. I love it!
Will Oliver has been styling my hair since 2003; I have followed him until he finally arrived here at Orbit Salon-which I love! Everyone is attentive and gives excellent customer service. I visit Will at the Salon about every 6 weeks for hair color and style. I get so many compliments on my color and style, and I suggest Will and Orbit. Will makes sure my hair is healthy and in the best condition. Whenever I visit, I get to have a cup of coffee while he works on my hair. We laugh so hard because he has such a fantastic personality. Thanks for everything!
10/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Mischa (aka Michelle) is a doll. I have been going to Mischa since I moved to Austin about a year ago. I am always extremely nervous about changing stylists, but Mischa came highly recommended so I gave it a go and am happy to have her as my new stylist! Mischa always takes the time to talk to me about what cut and color I'm going for and then offers her suggestions. I recently decided to change my normal platinum blonde locks to red. Mischa has been wonderful trying to get the right color. She explained to me from the beginning that it would take multiple applications for the color to stay. Just as she explained, it took a bit but we now have the right color and it is a beautiful change for the fall! Not only am I in love with Mischa, but the salon itself is a treat. The old dryers remind me of when I used to go to the salon with my grandmother. Great memories :)
09/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went to this salon seeing great reviews online. But it turned out to be a risky deal for me. I think my hair dresser did not do a good job of setting my expectations and fulfilling them appropriately. Ofcourse I wanted a new look and that's why I was there. But I got a feeling that a lot of damage was done in terms of style. Uneven locks, just plain gauchy. Even worse was that the hair dresser was trying to pass his work off as a piece of art.
I was so embarassed to sport my hair in public. I have been pinning it up in all directions to make myself look acceptable. Even that is hard as some of the hair was cut so short it looks shaven.
If you still want to try this place make sure you know what you are getting. If you are not in the mood to be so risky, you may want to step inside Catena's Hair Studio next door.
09/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I read the other positive feedback about Chris Kirkpatrick and it is all very accurate. He was very honest about the haircut that I had in mind (WAY too much maintenance) and he cut it in a very stylish, low maintenance style that fits my lifestyle. He is very professional and he made me feel very comfortable. I cannot recommend him enough.
Orbit Salon is a very cool place and the location is within walking distance of a lot of places in the downtown area. The prices are very good and the staff friendly. I am definitely going back and recommending it to my friends and co-workers.