Nicole has been my hair dresser for over three years now, and thru my change in seasons (color). She has always pointed me in the right direction. I first came to her with a dramatic need for a color correction, that I didn’t think was possible, but “she creates magic with hair”. She is great with extensions and knows her product line, and when the trends are changing. If your interested in someone that can make you feel comfortable in your own skin, I suggest this woman. She makes damaged hair look beautiful again. Her character alone sets her apart, but when you add the talent its surprising she’s not completely booked everyday of the week. She truly is an artist in the Cosmetology Industry.
So I was refered to this place by a friend. Best decision I ever made was to ask who she got her hair done with. My hair was done by Niki. Let me just say she is heaven sent. Extremely professional and does anything in her power to get you extactly what you want not like those places where you show them a picture of what you want and then they say they can do it and comes out nothing like it. Prices are affordable and great client care.She is heaven sent and no one else will ever touch my hair again. I want to thank my friend Angie for sharing her hair Angel with me.
My experience here was the best because it is the best hair salon I've ever been to. It's a great atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and socializing. I was super hyped about all the music that was playing in their store. Everything from Franz Fernindad, Jet and Crystal Castles! I replayed my favorites after I left.
I was there for a bleaching + toning + treatment service with Nicole. You can view her work through her Instagram page "hairbyniky" and schedule an appointment ASAP. She was helpful and responsive and I was able to consult/book an appointment/service with her in the span of just a few days. During the service, Nicole was very patient with my hair and made sure my scalp felt fine during the bleaching process. Which wasn't bad at all. She answered any questions I had and made sure that I can reference her whenever I needed to. In conclusion my with experience with Nicole was great she is a sweet person and I would recommend her to anyone. She is a true artist
Avant Garde has their own instagram page too it's "avantgardesalon" this is where I first saw their work and messaged the business to book an appointment with Nicole. Also very helpful and responsive to my goals from their services.
My overall experience was amazing. I couldn't stop looking at how my natural brown hair just changed to a beautiful silky golden ash blonde color. I was like wow! My boyfriend FaceTimed me and was like wow too! lol. It's been a few days since Friday and everyone who has seen the change so far think it looks very nice! Some say it brings out my skin tone even more and that is coming from an esthetician!
Look forward to my next visit here. Thank you Avant Garde Downey.
**Also pricing is sooo reasonable if not even better than reasonable. Book an appointment here no regrets.
I went to Avant Garde Salon for color correction and Nicole did an amazing job with my hair. Nicole is very nice and took good care of me. She thoroughly explained to me that what I wanted for my hair would take 2-3 sessions. I am extremely satisfied with the results on the first sessions. I highly recommend this place.
I have been coming to this salon for over a year! I first found the place by looking through Instagram and I found Nicole! Who was very helpful and did an amazing job in dying my hair purple! I loved it! And everyone that saw it loved it! And now after I came back with her to do a different color! I did pink! And still I'm like omg!!! Her work never disappoints.
I used to do my hair myself I never ever would again! Not after how healthy and soft my hair feels. They really know what they're doing. All the staff is great! I recommend Nicole I seen her work first hand !
Price is reasonable - not too pricey but not cheap! If you want good hair don't pay cheap. Worth it!
I was happy! And will continue to be happy when I get my hair done here!
Here are the pics of my purple and now my pink! Amazing and vibrant colors! Looks straight from a magazine
Just left Nicole for the millionth time and my color is fantastic AGAIN! As I said in my post of Apr/2016, she is the best colorist I have been too....which is why I drive 40 minutes.... just to see her. She has been doing my hair for years. I have watched her do fantastic color on other clients while waiting my turn under the dryer.
Ive been going to Nicole for about 6 months now and let me just say she is AMAZING! Ive been getting extensions and i must say i was scared at first because extensions can damage your hair but the first time i went in Nicole was so nice and she explained everything i needed to know about extensions and my hair is perfect and healthy she is amazing! So amazing everyone thinks the extensions are my natural hair because they blend so well! Ive also gotten my hair cut by her and again AMAZING she really listens to what you want and never cuts more than you ask for ive been to plenty of places that always cut to much! You cant always believe the negative reviews! I would definitely recommend Nicole for all your hair needs!
I've been coming to Nicole at this salon for yearssss and I wont go to anyone else for color or extensions!! We have done everything on my hair from blondes to vibrant colors to dark hair and back. I've never had my extensions last for as long or look as natural with anyone else. Her prices are also extremely fair considering how talented she is. Highly recommend coming to her!!
I have been going to Avant Garde for many years. I can't believe I haven't left a review! I personally get my color, cut, and extensions from Nicole. She listens very carefully to each individual clients requests and makes sure everyone leaves with a smile.
Nicole is amazing with color. My hair was looking so wretched but she got it back on track with carefully created highlights & toner that pulled my hair's color together like magic. The cut & style was also awesome. Gave minimal directions because she knew what to do.
Nicole is the best!!!! (714)209-8667 I always leave loving my hair. She is willing to do fun colors and delivers Pinterest style results. She trained with the master TG colorist Sylvina whom I have been seeing for 17 years...and she really knows her stuff. Lavine and her talented team never disappoint. Weather you want your color and cut on fleek or some styling or movie quality makeup done this is the ONLY place to go!
Nicole is a game changer when it comes to the vision I had for my hair. I literally was one appointment away from giving up on the blonde life because It kept turning out like Lassie, the golden dog. After an embarrassing year of spending $186 each month and constantly hearing, "Honey, your natural base is so dark that it's gonna be a process." On my first appointment w/ Nicole, I bluntly asked her, "Am I being unrealistic?" It was so refreshing to finally hear, "Not at all. I got you!!" Nicole color corrected the burnt orange mess on the first sitting. I honestly had tears in my eyes. Admit it or not, your hair IS a determining component towards self esteem. As a woman, to not radiate from the inside out on a daily basis is unacceptable. With all that being said, Thank You NICOLE! FYI she lifted all my hair without having to trim off any damage. It feels healthier now then when I first walked in.
I LOVE Nicole Belanger! She performs magic on my hair with the Brazilian Blowouts. I have heard that she is even better at coloring hair, however, I have yet to experience that with her. I most definitely will soon. I love the location.
My daughter had her hair and make up done here. The Stylist and make up artist were very pleasant, professional and patient. Her hair and make up looked amazing...excellent job We both have had our hair cuts here as well...such a great job, that we had tons of compliments. Thank you Nicole!
NICOLE BELANGER!!!! She did such an amazing job on my color. I had been dying my hair black for about 7 years and did the yuko process on my hair so it was not in the best shape. I went in to try something new and I was soooo terrified because I've had a number of bad experiences with color. She was so sweet and patient and understanding of my concerns. She worked on my hair until it was perfect and I could not be happier!!!! Thank you Nicole! You are my new stylist!!!
I dye my hair red and have never bleached it and don't plan to either. I am aware that my color washes out faster than any other color and that I'll never be able to get the actual red tone that I want without bleaching it. With that being said, I made an appointment and didn't request a stylist, just made a general appointment. When I got there I was told Nicole would be dying my hair. I showed her a picture of what I was going for and she was honest and said I would never get that if I didn't bleach my hair. Of course I said no, so she helped me pick out the color that was closest to what I wanted. She went on to mix the dye and then the process began. She asked me if I wanted a cut and I only asked for the ends because I'm trying to let my hair grow. She was totally careful with how much she cut off and she had me stand up while she cut. That was a complete first for me. We finished up and OMG I LOVED my hair. It was exactly what I wanted. I am so happy with my results. I booked my next appointment right then and there because I know I wanna come back. I have found my new salon.