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Venus Hair

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(149 Reviews)

361 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

(713) 868-4725

CLOSED NOW
Tomorrow: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
39
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
visa, mastercard
Neighborhoods
Central Houston, Greater Heights
Categories
Beauty Salons, Hair Stylists, Barbers
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: Yes

Specialties: Perms, Curly Hair, Coloring, Kids' Hair

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Merry Ella

02/14/2012

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She's the only one who I will let cut my hair!

Everyone at Venus is friendly and welcoming and its such a treat to see all the decorations and costumes throughout the store. But Becky is the reason why I come. She is awesome! I have thin hair with cowlicks and she manages to surprise me each time I go with a great cut! Thanks again, Becky!

Starsweepr03

01/06/2012

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Best cut of my life!

I went to Venus hoping to find my new hairstylist and I found her!!!! Becky gave me the best cut of my life! I went from having shoulder length hair to a pixie and not only did she not make me look like a man, she made me look fabulous! I cannot wait to go back to her!

I also loved the fact that the salon left the door open and gave treats to visiting 4 legged friends as they passed. What a welcoming place.

kellyalison

12/02/2011

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Becky at Venus Hair a Color Artist

WOW WOW WOW !!! Everyone was totally loving the bright red and purple short shag cut designed by Becky at Venus Hair. You guys were great! coolest salon, best location in Houston. Thank you Venus, beloved ART CAR enthusiast.. for a great experience.. the best of bohemia.

amazystar

11/30/2011

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Grateful & Happy

Thank you so much BECKY, for the color and cut. I was so worried about my hair but Becky did such an AWSOME job on bringing it back to life. It was a mess; the color was ugly orange, over grown and plain looking. I

Eclectic Artist

11/21/2011

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Venus Hair is the Best By Far!

I love going to Susan Venus or Venus Hair! She is amazing and kind about everything!!! I love her and feel loved when I go in there. There are always Tootsie Pops waiting to for me in case I am on the run. If I am late, it is not a crisis and I don't get yelled at.

Oh and the cuts, that is right! The cuts are always great. If I tell her I have a conventional event tomorrow, I get a the appropriate cut. If I want a summer cut; she cuts it short. If I want to try something new she does!I love Venus! She has welcomed my family as well, and loves them the way I do! She has asked that I am bring them back. My parents are older and don't get around so well, and she makes them feel right at home. They have been happy with their cuts too!

I was given Venus Hair's name and number years ago, and found I needed it this year! It has been a joy getting to know the people there. It is also on my favorite street in the Heights. I love the Bead Shop, and Art Show there. So go there and check it out!

Eclectic Artist

Amco63Ed

11/20/2011

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Venus Hair will make you look & feel your very best!

Venus Hair provides extraordinary Salon Service in The Heights. Their cuts are fantastic, but their expertise lies in the art of Haircolor.
Susan and her team are professional, successful Hair Colorists. They use Matrix Socolor and Matrix Color Sync, and years of experience and training to create beautiful hair for their clients...every time!
The salon has an open, warm and friendly ambiance that provides the client a unique and wonderful salon experience. And their prices should make the ""mall salons"" feel ashamed.
Venus, Jill, and Becka are a credit to the Beauty Industry.
I am honored to be their friend and business associate.

Ed-Armstrong McCall

crusyngirl

10/18/2011

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The best in 58 years

I have curly, fine hair and no one has ever cut it right. I'm 58 years old! Finally Susan Venus did it just right. I've rarely had compliments before, but as soon as I visited this shop for the first time, the compliments just kept coming--old people, young people. Two months later with the same haircut, I was still getting compliments! This is a fabulous place!

RitaRohr

05/26/2011

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Best Hair Cut and Color I ever got

I have thick curly hair and have had the hardest time getting a good cut and color. Jill at Venus is awesome and the whole experience at Venus was fun. My hair look great and I have gotten more compliments than I can count! If you are looking to a great cut and color go see Jill at Venus.

cericka

05/06/2011

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Long Distance Journey for a Style

Well ... moved f/Houston back in 9/09 and haven't had a decent haircut/style since! Thank goodness for Venus. When I came visiting back in April, Venus' was my first stop. And she did not let me down! Now if I could just import her clone to Mason County, MI where I live!!!

She has always been the best hair stylist ever for me! You won't be disappointed. And what a shop she has ... you'll be enamored and charmed.

Soon I'll be moving back to TX and you know where to find me every 2 months.

Imagetaker9

04/11/2011

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This place is great!! Thanks Becky!!

I was looking for a new stylist and checked online to see who got more thumbs up. Venus Hair Salon was by far the best rated salon in Houston... And once you go, you will see why!

Some like the clinical look of some salons, but I love a salon that puts you at ease as soon as you step in the door. Venus Hair does just that! The chairs that you sit in while getting your hair done are the original salon chairs, the walls are covered with old salon items from bygone eras, as well as conversational pieces that are scattered in little niches in the store... I am sure that I could visit this place a thousand times and discover something new. By this point, I haven't even had my head touched and I am already loving this place... Not to mention the hearse art car that is parked right outside of the salon!

I was scheduled to have my hair cut by Becky. My first impression from just looking at her is that this is gonna be a blast! And I was right... I told her what I was looking for and she did it just right! Not to mention, I loved talking to her... She has a great way of putting you at ease and having fun!

Needless to say, I think that I have found my new stylist... I am gonna be going back in a couple of weeks to get my hair cut again from Becky!

If you want fun cuts, color and a great experience Venus Hair is the place to go!

stavener

03/17/2011

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Awesome Salon!

I went and got my hair cut and colored by Becky. She did an awesome job! My hair is soooo gorgeous! The color is fabulous and the cut is divine!
I will definitely be going back for my next cut and color!
Thanks Becky!

amanda86

12/04/2010

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The Red Queen!

Venus has cut and colored my hair for over 10 years, she is the master of color - specially reds... I love you!

mk280zx

10/25/2010

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Jill @ Venus Hair

I drive from Austin to Houston to have my hair colored and cut by Jill. That should say it all....mk in austin

LittleRedEm

10/08/2010

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10 Stars!

After doing tons of online research looking for a hair salon in Houston that would be right for me, I finally settled on visiting Venus Hair. I recently moved to Houston, and after 10 years of going to the same stylist I was VERY nervous about letting anybody near my long, curly hair with scissors.

As soon as I walked in the door I felt a little more at ease. The entire salon is covered in kitschy, fun art, dolls, masks, etc. I get a little uncomfortable in sterile, modern, minimalist salons, so this type of atmosphere was great for me. Almost like an extension of home!

After talking with Becky for 10 minutes or so, I felt like I could completely trust her and put my hair in her hands. She cut my hair and I also got a gloss treatment to rev up the shine and hydrate my curls. Bottom line, she did a wonderful job with my hair! I will definitely be back for my next cut and I will be telling everyone I know in Houston about my experience.

Jill fan

10/08/2010

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Venus Hair and Jill Rock!!!

I have personal knowledge of the referral for polish princess and am very upset. Jill is not only the best at color and cuts but is a real sweetheart ! There were quite a few facts that princess left out. If your going to tell a story lets tell all the facts. First of all she came to Jill with a request to ""fix a bad haircut"". Jill did her best and she left happy. PP came back to Venus Hair THREE more times with complaints and all three times Jill did her best to satisfy the princess. (as is her policy there was no charge for those 3 visits because Jill does whatever it takes to please the customer) Then PP made a 5th appointment for a new hair cut and told Jill she wanted her bangs notched. That is what Jill did. When PP started whining Jill stopped and informed her that there would be no charge for her 5th haircut but that she would no longer be able to cut her hair because she was uncomfortable with her requests. Keep in mind this girl had a bad haircut to begin with and came in 5 times asking for haircuts all the while stating she was trying to grow her hair out!! Helpful Hint: If you want to grow out your hair STOP asking for it to be cut ! I am a 54 year old nurse and I want Jill to know that when my daughter first brought me in it was because I was feeling depressed and really just old. ( I was looking pretty old too) Jill's hair care has made me feel and look younger, she has really made a difference in my life. I get compliments very frequently and I would follow Jill anywhere because if I have anything to say about it, I will never let anyone else touch my hair. I make my appointments six weeks in advance and always leave feeling happy and beautiful! Venus Hair is not a ""Quirky"" Salon it is awesome with originality. I have also noticed the fact that Venus cuts hair for seniors at a very reduced rate. How much more could you possibly want out of a hair salon. So my advice to polish princess is yeah go back to the mall. That may be the best place for you. But as for me and many many other satisfied customers, well keep hanging out at Venus Hair where the happy people go. So sorry you had to be booted out :)

TellinItLikeItIsAsUsual

10/04/2010

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Wouldn't think of going elsewhere!

I have used Venus hair for over a year. I go once a month like clockwork. I cannot recommend this place enough. If you need color correction, this is the place to go. Jill is my stylist and is an artist and master at color and high lighting. Venus has owned this salon for YEARS and she did my hair once when Jill was out of town. Loved her work as well. I feel very lucky that I have found this little shop that is easy to get to in the Heights and takes such good care of me. The idea of trying to find another stylist or salon is as scary as the idea of dating again! Thank you so much ladies for all your hard work, and the fun, dedicated customers you've got that make all my visits so much fun!

JerBear2

09/30/2010

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Love Venus Hair

I've been going to Jill @ Venus Hair for over two years now. Terribly disappointed to read the last review...I too was looking for an alternative to the Toni & Guy salon and totally found it. Jill has been doing a great job! She does amazing color...check out her photos on the Venus site. I've gotten tons of compliments, both on color and style. I'm sorry that Polishprincess has the perception of a bad experience...I love this place and will be a customer for a long time to come.

Tartist

08/31/2010

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Venus Saved my Hair from a bad haircut

I called in desperation and made an appointment with Susan Venus to save my hair from a disastrous haircut. I had long hair and the short hair had no style.
Susan took time to ask what I wanted and I told her I wanted a short easy care-free style. She gave me the best short hair style I have ever had. She cut the style appropriate for my hair texture - thick and curly. I love it! It is a cute bob with bouncy curly layers.
I will go back and have her style my hair again.

imissaustin

08/25/2010

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Terrible - they know it and they don't care!

Highlights are slopped on in a hurry so they don't even get near your scalp (the reason you're there in the first place is to get rid of new growth but you'll still have it.) She stuck me under the dryer too long creating bleed (bright orange bleached out blotches). She tried to hide her crappy job by globbing dark brown dye all over my hair making it nearly black. Then she had the gall to charge full price. Went to a new salon next day and set an appointment to correct my hair. All they could do was try to get some of the dark dye out. I have to live with crappy, blotchy hair for two months before they can do more without damaging my hair further. I'm broke and my hair has never looked worse!!

apronless

03/10/2010

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My Only Go-To Place

Traumatic childhood/teen/adult experiences taught me that while hair does indeed grow back, the interim experience tends to be brutal.

Due to learning lessons the hard way, hair salons are now something I have no problem being a snob about. After a mullet experience not too long ago, I now run in the opposite direction of a friend of a friend cutting my hair or finding the 'best deal' on haircuts in town. I'd rather not look like Billy Ray OR Carrot Top, thank you.

Jill at Venus is the only person in Houston who I trust to take shears to my hair. Sometimes I go in with a photo of a cut I want, other times I just need a few inches lopped off to get me back where I was the last time I was there. Never have I left the salon in tears or had to go back and have Jill fix her cut.

The prices for haircuts are outstanding and Jill has a legion of followers. I met one the other day out of the blue and we both rhapsodized over Jill's expertise. A fair price, awesome skills, and many fans is a triple-threat for booking a cut, so call a week or so ahead. Saturdays seem to be the busiest and I have never seen them take a walk-in, but the planning ahead is worth it.