Austin >Beauty > Topaz Salon
1509 S Lamar, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.252048 -97.763911
Neighborhoods: Zilker, South Lamar
MONIQUE IS AWESOME (and does extentions!) – I moved out here from California and (gulp) had to find a new hairdresser. Monique at Topaz is by far my favorite hairdresser in Austin. I've been going to her for a couple of years now and I've never left unhappy. She does really great hair cuts and uses great color - my hair turned out exactly like I had hoped it would.
Added bonus - she does EXTENTIONS!! Sooo hard to find someone who not only does extentions but does them well. Really reasonably priced, real hair and they look amazing. She helped me pick out the color, order the extentions, etc. and they match my hair perfectly. Mine are put in using little bonds and you seriously cannot see them or tell that it's not my hair. Mine usually look great for about 4-5 months and don't fall out.
Seriously can't rave enough about her.
Doenst get better than Aydrian – I didnt dislike my current stylist, I just wasnt wowed by her. My coworker who's hair always looks fantastic referred me to Aydrian. And let me tell you, WOW!! I have longer, layered hair and didnt want to lose much length, because of this I always assumed there was not many options. Boy was I wrong. Aydrian was able to rework my layers which gave my hair movement, volume, and life it had never seen before. My highlights were equally as impressive. Aydrian gave me a very natural highlight but still managed to add interest. If you dont love your current stylist go see Aydrian, you will love her!
Love my Courtney!! – I was going to the same stylist for years and of course she moved out of state! I tried going to other salons, but hadn't had any luck and just wasn't truly happy with my hair. One of my friends told me about Courtney. So, being the nervous client I always am I sent my boyfriend in for a cut with her. She was so fun and did an awesome job! I got to see one of her female clients on the way out and was very impressed. A couple weeks later I went to see her and was so happy, finally again! My hair is very fine and curly and everyone always layers it in such a way that it looks good flat ironed, but awe full when i let it air dry! She recognized my concerns and assured me that she knew what she was doing :-) she even offered to dry it curly then flat iron it for me too! It was great both ways!
I'm very happy I found a stylist again! I definitely recommend Courtney at Topaz to assure you will have fabulous hair!
Rahel at Topaz, love it!! – So i have seen rahel a few times i have followed her from her old salon to Topaz. I absolutely love the move and change to Topaz. I still get the great same service but in a more unique, fun, and relaxed environment. I trust her with my color and haircuts because she has never let me down. Not only do i love the job she does but she has really become a friend to me. I always look forward to my appointments because i love how i always look and having a glass of wine during my visit is a great perk. Everyone should give her chance because she will truly deliver!!
Vicki is awesome! – I moved here from Califorina recently and needed to find a stylist. I went to other salons in the area and just got a trim because I was never really impressed until I went to Topaz and found Vicki. She really listened to me when I told her what I wanted for my hair cut. She didnt mess up my bangs either! She gave me great advice for taking care of my hair too. She made me feel relaxed enough that I trusted her with doing some highlights. I've gotten so many complements, from my niece who's 12 to other women in line at Target! I love my Hair and I'm so glad I found Vicki.
Great Salon all around!! – Lorraine at Topaz is FANTASTIC! I am fairly new to Austin and it is typically hard for me to find a hair salon that understands my frizzy, extremely curly, and at the time I went into Topaz, half curly/half chemically straightened hair. I have now been to Topaz a few times and each time I get my crazy curly hair blown out perfectly straight, with body, and Lorraine performs a masterpiece each time that my husband has even commented as to how great it looks. Also, the cut always comes out just right and my color still holds it luster almost 2 months in. Highly recommend Lorraine and this wonderful salon:)
Amy T. is the last stylist you will need to look for...EVER! – I first went to Amy T. for corrective coloring. I called the salon I first found her at & they scheduled me an appointment with her. I'm so glad they did because she was able to fix my hair & it came out way better than I expected. I have tried so many other salons & they always color my hair a green tone plus they never cut my hair the way I want. I have blonde hair so it's hard for me to find someone that can color my hair without messing it up. Amy colors & cuts my hair perfect every time. She's not only a great stylist, she also has an awesome personality. She makes you feel comfortable & at ease from the moment you meet her. She takes her time to listen & work on your hair, which shows how much she cares about her profession, her clients & that definitely makes a great stylist!
Amy Taras at Topaz Salon – Amy Taras was the fourth stylist I tried when moving to Austin--it's hard to find someone who understands how to cut curly hair, let alone color it. Amy's hair IS curly, so I felt comfortable that she knew her stuff as soon as I met her. Her cuts are great--not only great-looking right out the door, but up to several months later. She asks what you want, but she also has opinions, if you want to hear them--and they're always good ones, though she never tries to pressure you out of your comfort zone. When I decided to try coloring, Amy made sure I was happy with the highlights, bringing me back in to fine-tune the first process at no additional charge. Curly hair can be hard to highlight--it's easy to overprocess and frizz it, and if the highlights aren't put on right for your curl, they look unnatural. Amy is uncanny at being able to color what seems like each individual curl. I've never had so many compliments on my hair--or a hairdresser I trust more.
Vicki at Topaz- best cut I've ever had. – I'm a nightmare to deal with when it comes to my hair. I hardly ever know what I want, and even when I do I never know how to explain it to my stylist. Somehow Vicki at Topaz figured it all out and gave me the best cut I've ever had. I came in with some vague ideas what I wanted to look like. Vicki listened, asked some questions, gave me some suggestions, and then worked her magic. I've never received so many compliments on my hair as I have since I've been going to Vicki. She is fun as hell to talk to too.
I've since referred a friend in desperate need of something new to Vicki for highlights and a cut, and Vicki made her look 100 times better.
nightmare experience, horrible bussiness practices – Topaz is horrible. The stylist, Christal, dyed my naturally blond hair dark reddish brown when I asked her to even out my color that had grown out from a summer of using sun-in. I was horrified by how dark she made my hair, it was completely the opposite of what I described. She offered to fix it but actually made it worse. My hair looked like a birds nest and wouldn't even get curly anymore like it usually does. When I complained to the manager Donna, I was told that the salon "independently contracts it stylists" and they were not able to refund me. She did offer to have me come back a THIRD time to fix my hair, but after two bad jobs I didn't trust them anymore (I did go somewhere else and paid out the rear to have it fixed). Donna had Chrystal call me and we argued without getting anywhere. Chrystal claimed that she couldn't refund me since she lost time and money trying to fix my hair. I told her that wasn't my problem since she messed it up in the first place. She kept repeating her lame argument even though mine made so much more sense, and we could not agree on any resolution. I talked to Donna again and she insisted that there was nothing to be done, even denying me a gift certificate to the salon or some free products as reparations. Now I may be mistaken, but when a salon hires a stylist, shouldn't they take responsibility for when the stylist screws up?? Or can anyone walk into Topaz from off the street and cut/color hair? Shame on Topaz for hiring someone who does not know how to color hair, and not wanting to take responsibility or make any kind of amends. I truly hope they change their horrible business practices and exercise more discretion when they hire stylists. If you go to this salon and get bad results, do not expect anyone to care or do anything to help your situation. You will just have to deal with it.
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