Lizzie Horn is amazing. She is one of the few people who can really cut hair (dry, wet, razor cut) and she does wonderful color. I send so many people to her as I know they will be happy with her styling and she is so personable! Lizzie really wants your input but she is great with suggestions, too, and I can promise that you will never leave disappointed. Glad she is at Bob Salon in its convenient location and glad that I was referred to her many years ago. She's the best!
TRICIA!!! I have been so lucky to have Tricia cutting, coloring and styling my hair for the last 14 years now. She is a dream! I have lived in California for the last 5 years and always made a trip to see Tricia in Austin to have my hair done. YES. I flew across the country for 5 years because I would not let anyone else touch my hair. With her technical skill and creativity I simply could not go anywhere else. Not to mention the pure entertainment that she provides naturally. She's a doll :) I love going to see her at BOB Salon. It's a chic, comfortable atmosphere, they have great products and unlike so many other salons the entire staff seem to enjoy their job. When employees are happy it makes a big difference in the quality of work they provide :)
First thought that comes to mind about Bob salon: amazing and a luxurious experience!
When I first walked in, the receptionist was very attentive and customer friendly and walked me to the second part of the salon. I had a highlight appointment with Dan to correct a terrible dye job that could qualify for a misdemeanor in some places.
So I sat down in Dans chair and explained what happened and he was very understanding and unlike most stylists, did not try to force his influence on what I should do to my hair- instead all of his suggestions had my hairs best interest and wouldn't leave me in a nervous wreck once I left.
It was a 2 hour appointment and dan filled every moment with casual conversation, humor, and awesome hair tips that have helped my hair slowly get back to a healthy state. Dan is an amazing stylist and you won't leave disappointed, I definitely recommend him!
I absolutely love BOB Salon! I've lived in Austin for 10 years now and I was unhappy with every salon experience...even left multiple salons in tears. That changed 2 years ago when I booked an appointment with Tricia, at Bob, on a whim. Without reading any reviews, I called Bob because I thought the building was adorable. Good reason, right? :) I left a message on their voice mail to book an appointment and was skeptical that my phone call would be returned, but they called back the same day! The staff was helpful and friendly. I explained that I was recently engaged and needed to find someone who I could establish a relationship with in hopes of her or him fixing my hair for the big day. She set me up with Tricia and I immediately felt connected to her! She is so personal and truly cares about her clients and their personal lives. I LOVE every appointment with her and leave satisfied with my haircuts/styles.
I got married this past October and the wedding day prep was perfect!!! I met with Tricia for a trial-run on hair, we talked about several trendy options but I wanted my hair down and romantic. She completely understood the look I was trying to achieve. I wanted to look like my natural self but better. You know? No caked on makeup, just simple and romantic. Tricia fixed my hair for my bridal photos and Amber did my makeup. The photos turned out amazing!!!
On the big day, Tricia (along with Amber) met my bridal party and I at the hotel to fix our hair. They were in and out! I loved that Tricia had the opportunity to meet my family and friends that mean so much to me. Everyone loved their hair and it stayed all night long.
I would completely recommend Bob Salon...and Tricia....to anyone looking for a fabulous salon experience!!!
Being new to Austin, I tried Bob Salon on a whim, mostly because I had a 'groupon' discount. I was randomly assigned to Dan Logan, senior stylist. He has earned my allegiance for life. He listened to what I wanted (cut and color, trying to grow out a prevous "oops" head shave), and he dug right in. I was SO impressed with him. He barely had to glance at the color description I had (and it was perfect). As he was clipping away, he was fun and just a delightful conversation partner. I really have never had so much fun getting my hair done. I had to get more cut off than I had hoped, but he explained why that was best, the style he suggested, and how to deal with it in this stage. I actually ended up with a really cute cut (I never thought it would look good in this phase). He truly "fixed" it and gave me tips for what to do as it continues to grow. I have never written a salon review before because I have never felt strongly. I really am grateful to Dan for the fun, professionalism, and most of all, the hair fix!
Checking out afterwards was a bit trickier. There was an issue with my groupon, and an apparent miscommunication/misunderstanding regarding the expiration date. Terri (sp?) at the desk was professional, and ultimately we worked out a solution that left both of us happy. She handled it exactly like I would expect a top-notch business to do. (If it was my fault, I apologized for any misunderstanding, but had expectations nevertheless. She accommodated them gracefully and left a smile on my face.) I promised Terri she had earned a full-price-paying client for life (groupon or not), lol! It is a bit on the pricier side, but I am also admittedly not very familiar with the salon rates in Austin. Regardless, it was worth every penny.
I highly recommend them. (Just go and check out the super-cute building! I loved the "non-salon" feel and the privacy of having my own little area with Dan. It was so comfortable ... and did I mention, FUN? The guy is a riot and knows his stuff!) I want to go back and just chat with him, ha ha!
Thanks, Bob Salon. All is well that ends well, and I am beyond thrilled. Move to Austin, check. Hook up cable, check. Find hair stylist, check! YAY.
Well it's been almost 3 years since my original review for Bob Salon and going to see Tricia Lee is still an absolute highlight. It's a SHAME how bad I am at rescheduling timely so today when I walked in, my hair was raggedy for sure.
She put some spark back in it with color and a super cute angled cut that gives my hair body and shine. (I'm starting to sound like a Pantene commercial.)
Honestly the transformation she did to my hair today - made me get up and hug her - there are simply no words when someone with skills makes you feel glamorous and during grad school finals week no less!
I have recommended Tricia to numerous friends and she quickly becomes their regular stylist. She's down to earth and quick witted without any of pretense. She's been doing hair for 14 years and knows her stuff so I trust her after some less pleasant salon experiences elsewhere.
Bob Salon is located right off 35th St & Jefferson in cute spunky building that's hard to miss with plenty of parking.
Dan at Bob's is fabulous saved my hair...great job with the blonde. I have search...and had many bad experiences, but Dan put me at ease , and my hair is in great shape. Hard to do blonde right, but Dan's got it down...if your a blonde and like it to look natural and healthy...please don't pass him up .
Sarah Bensley is amazing! Every time I look in the mirror the cut and color make me smile. I've been too nervous to try blonde for fear of it looking unnatural. Also, I never thought I could have my hair this short, (I have thick, sorta curly hair) but I love the way it hangs. I will definitely be going back. Pricey if you're on a budget but totally worth it. Blonde is not a color I plan to gamble with.
Fortunately, Bob reached out via email letting me know my previous stylist had left and that if I wanted to follow, they'd miss me but if I wanted to try another stylist they'd offer a 50% off discount. The offer was too good to let pass so I scheduled my next appointment with Tricia Lee.
I walked back into Bob with very low expectations and ready to be disappointed again. I'm happy to report, I wasn't disappointed at all. As a matter of fact, I am proud to announce that I have finally found "the one."
Tricia was so easy to talk to. The whole process was easy breezy. I didn't have a nervous stomach at all. Tricia completely put me at ease and when I walked out, I was so happy with the end result.
Originally I talked to her about Balayage but since she didn't have the proper tools for application, she did her own form and it turned out great. It was the great compromise between highlights and my natural dark blonde color.
Tricia really won my trust and I truly look forward to returning.
I bought a Groupon for BOB Salon and went there on a whim. I was fortunate enough to have been assigned to James. I'm very thankful for the amazing professional service he's provided me over the last year as well as the personal touch. He understands color so well and my blonde has never looked more natural. And let me tell you...he gives an incredible blowout!!!
- Jodi R.
I just went to see James @ BoB today and he was consistently great! This was not a one hit wonder experience. He listened to my concerns with the coloring and went that extra mile to provide the great customer service he did from my last appointment. I left feeling beautiful and know I have found my colorist/stylist.
I look forward to my next appointment!
- Ginger S.
I Love this salon!!! Michelle was absolutely amazing! Blonde expert! I've tried several color specialist and she is the first who was able to get to the blonde that I wanted! Great energy and really great service!
- Fawn A. - Pflugerville, Texas
Amazing experience all around! I have been going to Tricia Lee for over 10yrs! That should speak for itself! I have golden blonde hair which can be a difficult color to achieve, but she hits it out of the park every time! And over the years I have gotten asked a million times who does my hair! I actually had to ask her to give some business cards to hand out when people asked me who I went to. I've never had one person go to her and not be happy! And did I mention she gives the best head massages ever!! The other stylist there are amazing too! Jean is another good one to go to! Trust me, you will be happy when you walk out of there!
- Allison H - Austin, Texas
I followed DAN LOGAN to Bob Salon. Love the location and how the owners set up and decorated the 2 adjacent wooden houses used for the salon. Very Austin. That said - I would follow Dan Logan to a cardboard box if that is where he set up his cut/style/and color chair. He is a genius. My first appointment with him was just by luck, at another salon. I went in with a cut and partial highlight/lowlight color that was partially grown out. He looked at my color and knew immediately how to mix his potion for the best color match. I left there that day with the BEST, most natural-looking color I have ever had. Dan has been doing this for 21 years, but it's not just his experience. He has an eye. He knows how hair behaves and he's honest with you about the limitations of your own hair. If you ask for something that may not complement you, he will explain that to you and give you other choices. He helps you understand how your own hair works and what would work best with your lifestyle and personality. Did I also mention he is very funny and smart? I used to look at hair cut and color day as a chore, but now that Dan is my hair stylist I don't want to leave the salon. I can't believe I'm writing this because now he may be too busy to schedule my hair appointment! But, I sincerely want what is best for him and for him to get the attention and credit he deserves. You will, too, when you meet him. Why do you not already know him? He just recently moved here from California where he had his own salon. Schedule your appointment now before he is booked up.
Thanks, James! You were so patient with me. Thanks for giving me a great cut.