When you want to switch up your look and feel confident, finding the right hair salon is a must. If you’re in the need of some pampering and want to make sure you get taken care of, check out these salons in Gainesville.
Beach Break Salon
Located on W University Ave, Beach Break Salon is a Paul Mitchell location with great prices and service. Inside, the salon is bright and sleek, and you have a nice glimpse of Downtown through the large windows as you get your hair treated. There’s a lot of cute, chill, beach-themed decor that makes the atmosphere very serene. The staff here is very knowledgeable on contemporary cuts and truly care about your hair. They will listen to whatever idea or vision you have in mind and help it come to life.
All of the stylists are very professional and personable and will make you feel comfortable and confident, taking their time to perfect your look. Parking is a bit of an issue, as there aren’t usually many spaces, but usually you can park across the street and walk over. You should also make sure to call ahead and make an appointment since the stylists run on a tight schedule.
Location: 603 W University Ave
Avant Garde Salon
Avant Garde has a wide range of hair services, including cuts, color, treatments, and waxing. The friendly staff is always eager to help you and listen to what you want. The stylists are experts in hair and color and will be thorough and meticulous with your locks. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while you sit in the comfy chairs and get treated. The salon is very chic, clean, and modern and the vibe is cozy, warm, and inviting.
Besides getting your hair done, you can also enjoy other services like manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages. Prices depend on which stylist you choose and how many years of experience they have and their level of advanced education. Make sure to call ahead and ask about the prices to make sure, as they’re subject to change at any time. No matter what, you can be certain that once you leave Avant Garde, you’ll be feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Location: Shands South Parking Garage, 1310 SW 13th St
Mode Salon has two locations, both of which that feature polite and professional stylists. The salons are classy and comfortable, and customers feel pampered as soon as they walk through the door. You will always be greeted with a smile and the receptionists will offer you cold or hot beverages to enjoy. The stylists are very patient and take pride in their work, always making sure you are informed and pleased.
They always use products of the highest quality that contain natural ingredients and are good for your hair and the environment. The stylists are also extremely punctual and organized, making sure they do their best every time. The salon also offers manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and microblading -- all of which are reasonably priced and professionally done.
Location: 603 E University Ave
The Salon at 716
At this salon, every staff member is always helpful, considerate, and a pleasure to work with. The stylists are passionate about what they do and are very methodical with their practices. You can always expect to be greeted warmly and taken care of. The workers are up-to-date on all the latest trends and have high levels of expertise, especially in vivid and pastel coloring. You’ll definitely be looking your best once they are done. The salon is pretty close to campus and offers excellent service at affordable prices.
Location: 716 W University Ave
Stax Hair Salon
This quaint, little salon has super cute decor and a clean, tranquil atmosphere. The head stylist, Susan, has been working there for decades and her experience and knowledge really show in her work. She is an expert at coloring and will definitely get your hair exactly the way you want it. She knows how to work with all kinds of hair types and always makes great suggestions. The other stylist, Sara, who joined the salon quite recently, is also fabulous. You can have a nice hot coffee while you wait and lay back in the cozy and quiet setting that makes you feel right at home. Since the salon is so small, though, make sure you make an appointment ahead of time.
Location: 3909 W Newberry Rd Suite F