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Avati Salon

La Jolla, California

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Avati Salon

La Jolla, California

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V
23 December 2019

Mona is fantastic . I'll definitely recommend my friends to her .

I
22 September 2019

I met Mona yesterday and immediate hit it off. We both enjoy yoga ‍♀️ and being outdoors. She asked me about my hair and made some recommendations. I was very happy with the results . She took her time and the color and cut was exactly what I wanted. I’ll definitely refer family and friends to Mona More...

A
9 July 2019

Their services are always amazing and the staff is fantastic. The gym is always clean and the staff is amazing. Highly recommend.

T
30 June 2019

Bre is the best!

M
25 April 2019

Great hairstylists and atmosphere!

N
13 April 2019

I had another amazing appointment today with Denise! I asked for something completely new, I wanted to lighten the ends of my hair so its light blonde while the top was brunette. It came out so beautiful! She was super careful with the bleach, started out with just a little and really made sure that my ends were taken care of and not damaged. I am so happy with the result, I wouldn't trust my hair with anyone else! More...

M
12 March 2019

Unpretentious, yet deserving to be pretentious!  Meticulously clean; recycling emphasized. Very comfortable environment.  Owner Denise is a multi-talented woman and is also well-traveled .  Between Denise and her husband (a general contractor), this is a very sweet little spot!  Samantha is a very talented stylist and colorist.  I am unbelieveably lucky to have found her after my colorist retired after 25 years. More...

C
30 January 2019

I often forget about yelp reviews unless I had an amazing experience or a horrible experience. Avati has an amazing massage therapist. Robyn's healing hands are just that, healing. Although I am sure she can give you a relaxing massage, I needed more. As a hairstylist I have serious back issues along with arm and leg. I have had numbness in my thigh for two years now, along with a severe burning over my knee. Did the PT thing with no improvement. I knew I needed to find a massage therapist who is an expert at a therapeutic massage to correct the nerve impingement. I saw Robyn twice so far and received immediate results. Still need to continue in order to fully correct the problem, but I finally found someone that gives me results. No more burning. She knows exactly what she is doing. Thank you Robyn. More...

M
26 November 2018

Great haircut

C
1 November 2018

We moved to San Diego from Orange County two years ago and I had the same stylist for over 10 years so I commuted every 6 months to OC for my hair. I finally decided to try this salon that is less than two miles from our home and I am so happy I did! Nicole was very accommodating and responsive, and even though I had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair she asked me some questions and we settled on something I'd like. It came out wonderful! She really took her time and I could tell she cared. I don't normally chat during haircuts/color but we had a lot to talk about and she was so personable. I will definitely be going back to her in a few months for a fresh cut!!! More...

M
27 October 2018

I came here on a recommendation from a friend, whose hair was well cut and highlighted, and looked beautiful! Phone appointments are easy to make; I called in, left a message, and Samantha (an independent stylist at Avati) called me back to make my appointment. She made sure to ask me what I wanted so she could fit me into her schedule, and I had an appointment within the week! A simple haircut costs $40+. It includes a wash, cut, and blowdry. I had long hair and wanted a change to a short haircut, right above the shoulders. I brought in some example photos, which Samantha analyzed. She asked some important preemptive questions about layering and length. Since I dance sometimes, I wanted it long enough to tie into a ponytail - which she took into account - and reassured me that my hair would remain long enough for a ponytailShe also picked up on my nervousness, since this was my first big change, and was very considerate of that: She asked if I wanted some side bangs like the photo, but recommended that I should just come back next time if I wanted them, since I was so nervous already. She showed me what they would look like, and was helpful throughout the process whenever I had questions. Her calm demeanor definitely eased my anxiety.I ended up with a beautiful cut that I love!Samantha is a very talented and helpful stylist, and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process! I recommend Avati Salon for anyone wanting a new style or color! More...

B
27 October 2018

The review left by Maggie McDaniel was greatly slanted in her favor. She has all her belongings in her car and seems to be homeless and she hangs out in the parking lot with known transients and they leave trash in the parking lot and eat up parking spaces for long periods of time that could be used by customers of the businesses in the center. When we asked them nicely, numerous times to clean up their mess and leave the parking lot the others left and she did not, and she was the one that used inappropriate behavior, called my wife names and used foul language. The post she left here was her retaliation for being asked to clean up her mess and leave the parking lot. If she purchased coffee from the coffee stand and wants to sit in the parking lot, drink her coffee and read her paper, that is fine. If she sits in the parking lot for 6-8 hours and leaves trash behind, that is not fine. Also, we are authorized by the owner of the property to help regulate the activities in the parking lot in the best interest of all the businesses within the center.The review left by Jordan Glickman that references the primary e-mail responder from the web site is rude, he is a salesman and made nasty comments about our website and tried to sell us services to redo the website. I asked him in a few short words, "Lose our e-mail address" this was after receiving a number of e-mails where I informed him I was not interested. More...

C
14 October 2018

Avati employs independent stylists, so appointments are made with individuals rather than the front desk. I had my appointment with Samantha. I came here on a recommendation from a friend, whose hair was well cut and highlighted, and looked beautiful! Appointments are easy to make; I called in, left a message, and Samantha (an independent stylist at Avati) called me back to make my appointment. She made sure to ask me what I wanted so she could fit me into her schedule, and I had an appointment within the week! The salon is clean and well-kept. Pop music plays in the background, and there are plenty of magazines to read if you're early for your appointment. A haircut costs $40+. It includes a wash, cut, and blowdry. I had long hair and wanted a change to a short haircut, right above the shoulders. I brought in some example photos, which Samantha analyzed. She asked some important preemptive questions about layering and length. Since I dance sometimes, I wanted it long enough to tie into a ponytail - which she took into account - and reassured me that my hair would remain long enough for a ponytailShe also picked up on my nervousness, since this was my first big change, and was very considerate of that: She asked if I wanted some side bangs like the photo, but recommended that I should just come back next time if I wanted them, since I was so nervous already. She showed me what they would look like, and was helpful throughout the process whenever I had questions. Her calm demeanor definitely eased my anxiety.I ended up with a beautiful cut that I love!Samantha is a very talented and helpful stylist, and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process! I recommend Avati Salon for anyone wanting a new style or color! More...

B
25 September 2018

You need to call Avati Salon or stop by to make an appointment, you can't set up an appointment via e-mail.  Thank you.

N
25 May 2018

Nicole is fantastic

C
25 May 2018

Denise has been cutting my hair for years.

H
25 May 2018

Robyn's Healing Hands truly are the best in the industry!!!

H
3 May 2018

I love coming here! It's only my second time getting my hair dyed and cut by Nicole Bruck.She's super responsive, gives me ideas since I never know what to do and rates are reasonable! I finally found my hair spot. Bonus...she even helped me fix a bad experience I had at the restaurant next door! Lol she's not only a good hairdresser but her personality is like she's been your friend forever. More...

L
25 May 2017

Samantha makes my hair look beautiful for going on camera and filming videos. She knows what looks best on me and I trust that I'm in great hands for my cut and high light. All the ladies and hairdressers over here are fun and create a great experience. I encourage you to make your appointment today and freshen up your look today! More...

B
1 December 2016

I will echo everything everyone has said about Samantha. Total professional, winning personality, makes going to the salon fun! I don't let anyone else touch my hair! More...

A
17 March 2016

I didn't know what I wanted when I went in, but Samantha helped me figure it out! I left so happy today!

A
1 January 2016

I have very thick, wavy hair that can be an absolute bear to deal with. Samantha did an awesome job and gave me a cute, short haircut that was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much Samantha! I'll be returning for sure :) More...

Y
28 November 2015

I had a kimono engagement photo session planned, and I had no idea who to go to for my hair or to dress me in my kimono. My friend got married a few years back, and she had gotten her hair, makeup and kimono dressage done by Kiyoko. I emailed Kiyoko and she promptly gave me a call back. We set up my appointment. Kiyoko did an amazing job on my kimono updo. She styled my hair to flatter my facial features, and the updo was looked lovely. She is a sweet woman who takes prides in her work. I highly recommend her for any special occasion updo. I know that professional kimono dressings are not common, but if you need one, she is the woman to see :) More...

M
6 November 2015

I have been seeing Bre at Avati for a couple of years now and absolutely love my hair every time I walk out the door. This last time I got the Keratin treatment (aka the Brazilian Blowout) and I LOVE it. My hair is very thick and wavy and now all I have to do is blow dry and it is nice and straight. I normally have to straighten it for a while after blow drying so you can imagine how much time I have cut out of getting ready. My hair looks and feels so healthy and I've gotten multiple compliments which always leads me to passing out Bre's card. Thanks Bre! More...

G
11 October 2015

I am fairly new to the salon way of life, but I must say, salon Avati is fantastic. I was thinking about doing a purple dip on my hair and after browsing several other salons made an appointment for a consult. Bre was very sweet and very honest about the temporary quality of the vibrant dyes. It was so refreshing. I did think about it for quite a while before I made my appointment, but I am so happy with how it came out! Bre was very nice, and she made it easy to trust her work. Thank you! I would absolutely recommend her to a friend. More...

J
22 March 2015

Called and left a message about getting a hair cut.  They called back and set up a time for me later that day.  Got me in gave me a good haircut and it did not cost much at all.   Thats all i ask so...

E
7 February 2015

Wow what a hidden gem! Theresa did an aaaamazing job on my hair. I have very thick wavy longhair----I truly cannot go to most people to get my hair done.  I Was very nervous to go somewhere else away from my usual very expensive salon----I am so glad I did! Not only was the environment awesome- Theresa was a joy- and my hair is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much! I'll be back! More...

A
31 December 2014

Colleen did an amazing job on my hair and she was an absolute pleasure to talk to! She was so enthusiastic and helpful and even managed to fix my at-home dye job even though I was only there for a hair cut! She now has a new permanent client! This salon is cozy and friendly and the staff all seemed like absolute dolls! Can't recommend them enough! More...

K
14 July 2014

Denise has done my hair for years, but last Saturday, on my wedding day, she out did herself.  My wedding hair style held up through the service, a classic car convertible ride and the whole reception.  I got so many compliments on the hair and make up by Kiyoko.  I had never had my makeup professionally done before and I was a bit nervous, but I loved it.  These two wonderful ladies added so much to my special day.  I added a couple photos to the Avati photo page. More...

N
12 July 2014

I live just a few blocks up the street and was so pleased to discover how nice this salon is!  Over the past few years I've been going with my fiance to cost cutters and other similar salons, but have never took the time to find a hair dresser that I really loved. After having driven by this place for a year now, I decided to check it out and got a haircut a few weeks ago.  My hair dresser as Colleen.  She did a really amazing job!  I have really thin hair that looks weird if it's not layered properly, and she nailed it!  I will definitely go back. More...

A
20 April 2014

I have been having my hair done by Denise for years and trust no one else with my hair now. I was thrilled to find that she recently opened a salon more central to most locations. This location is very clean and trendy. Not to mention, that all of the products they carry in the salon are amazing and have literally transformed my hair from dull and dry to shiny and full. I recently left San Diego to move to Phoenix and I still wait to have my hair done at Avati by Denise whenever I come back home to San Deigo. More...

J
16 March 2014

They lined up my cultisac perfectly. I'm not sure how it worked but they put Nutella in my hair for an hour and I've gotten at least 2 phone numbers since then and that was over 2 years ago! Highly recommended.

H
10 February 2014

Sam has been doing my hair for years and I highly recommend her.  I get cut and color.  The salon has been remodeled and it looks wonderful.  Plenty of parking available.  Every stylist in there is super friendly and I enjoy going there.  I am always happy with my hair when I leave. More...

A
5 February 2014

I'll follow Bre to whatever salon she goes to, but I'm really glad she's at this one...super nice, super comfortable and completely renovated. I love coming here. It's in a quiet shopping center with plenty of parking, everyone is super friendly and works like a family and of course they have Bre who has been doing my hair perfectly for years.They also have a facialist and a masseuse! More...

D
19 October 2013

I moved to San Diego 10 years ago and Samantha gave me my first hair cut. I followed her from UTC, to Mission Valley, to Regents Rd and at some point I wandered away. When looking for a new salon to go to that was near where I usually travel and won't break the bank I did a Yelp search and came up with Avati Salon. This is where I unknowingly found Samantha again. My haircut came out great. She listened to my likes and dislikes and gave me a great cut. The salon is nice, clean and unpretentious. No skylight in the center of the salon with bamboo growing, no water falls with exotic plants and no endless glass shelves filled with product that they are pushing. Just pleasant surroundings, nice people and wonderful service. My days of salon hopping are over! More...

R
2 October 2013

First time there and would go back again. Samantha gave me the hook up and did a fantastic job coloring and cutting my hair! ! Go see her so she can work her magic like she did on me. More...

G
7 April 2013

Been going to Sam for my haircut for 4 years and she's great and have always walked out happy with my hair.  It's so nice to be able to schedule you're appointment via text rather than calling in.  The new salon is great, nice and clean and i can't wait for their expansion when it'll be even nicer.  Definitely recommended. More...

M
24 March 2013

I was thrilled to be referred to  Denise after losing my hair stylist of 20 years.  Denise does a fantastic job with my color (blonde high-lights) and cut/style at a very reasonable price.  She assures 100% satisfaction and is very detail oriented.  As owner of Avati, Denise has a watchful eye to all of the various work areas: nails, hair, facials, massages insuring each area is as clean as hers is. The salon has a warm, inviting atmosphere with ample parking, a coffee kiosk, and a restaurant in the center. And, they accept credit cards as well.   With its convenient location to Costco, it is  easy to have one's hair done-and follow-up with shopping.   All of the stylists are professional and welcoming! There  is "No Weirdness" at Avati Salon!Try Denise or one of the many stylists there, I am sure you will not be disappointed. More...

S
13 March 2013

I am very happy to have found Avati hair salon! Everyone is very friendly, nice and professional.  Denise takes excellent care of  my hair and even recommended a shampoo and conditioner that helps keep the color longer and its made my hair shiny! Love Avati Hair Salon!!

K
2 March 2013

Thank you Yelp for FINALLY finding me a hair salon that I love! Coleen is awesome. I've been wanting the Emma Watson/Anne Hathaway pixie cut for months and every time I went to a salon, they made it to long and not hip/funky enough. Coleen was so excited to do the cut, she did it perfectly and worked diligently to get it right (I have a lot of hair for short hair). She did an amazing job and I love it!! She's also a great person. So fun to talk to and its not an awkward silence while she's working. The salon is small, but they're expanding. It is very nice though and you can tell the staff all enjoy working together. She used some great products on my hair and my usually dry hair is so silky the day after. I love this place. I LOVE that I finally found some where and someone who is perfect to be my stylist! Oh and the prices are great too :) More...

M
21 January 2013

Bre is a delight! Came to donate my hair to Locks of Love. The best ever hair salon experience. Loved the shampoo they used to wash my hair. The seat to sit in while they wash your hair is so comfy. Nice vibe.Clean store. For your next touch up, highlight or style. Be good to yourself and make an appointment to see Bre! More...

C
15 September 2012

Colleen is fantastic! The price for a shampoo, cut and style is just right and I really love the salon. This is a new salon for my neighborhood so iIve only been to her twice, but I am very satisfied and will be back. Can't wait to see what she can do when I chop my hair off after my wedding! More...

E
7 August 2012

I love Avati salon.  I have been seeing Colleen for a few years now.  She has taken me from very broken short hair, to much more depth in color and length.  My hair is much healthier.  She is the best stylist and always listens.  She constantly is taking courses to better her skills.  I have gotten so many compliments on my hair since I have been going to her.  I recently moved to orange county and I still drive back to see her!  The salon is very nice.  Plenty of places to park. Everyone in the salon is friendlly. The product selection is very good.  I highly recommend Colleen!! More...

L
22 July 2012

Sam is the only person I will let cut my hair ever!! I even got my sister hooked on Sam. Denise, the owner is amazing as well. Nicest person you will ever meet and is an amazing stylist! I love everyone at Avati Salon! More...

C
20 July 2012

Bre is an amazingly talented hair stylist; she is great with color and can do pretty much anything you ask her to do (I like to bring pictures and she just takes one look at them and gets moving on the new style).  She does excellent blonde color and great short cuts; give her a try!! More...

A
24 May 2012

dang it...i've beaten around the bush a lot and have gotten lots of pm's about who does my hair.  i've never yelped about sam when she was arriba salon because i liked being able to make appointments and not have to fight to get one.  but that makes me a selfish yelper...so here you go yelpers!  fab-o and fun!!! samantha keeps me blonderific and saved my previous blonderexic hair.  i will drive and follow her wherever she is - she is that good and i've gone through 6 different colorists from encinitas to northpark.one different colorist broke off my hair and caused a reverse mullet that i had to grow out for a year.  sam was with me on that journey and made each stage of my hair growing out to look fashionable and camera ready. yeah for sam!check out my story on youtube: youtu.be/qz_bP9uNVwc More...

M
10 March 2012

I have been going to Samantha for a few years.  She was at Arriba Street Salon in La Jolla Colony, but moved to Avati Salon off of Moreno by Costco.  I have curly hair, but iron it out most of the time.  She cuts my hair so that I can wear it either way and it looks good.  Last week I had a keratin treatment done by her and it is awesome!  My hair looks better than it has ever looked.  Her prices are good and the service is better. HairbySamantha_SD@yahoo.… More...

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