Founded in 1983, Avant continues to be the ultimate salon and day spa in Austin, Texas. 30 years later Avant still retains the edge it was built on. An innovative approach to education, superior customer service and marketing together with a visionary business philosophy has positioned Avant Garde as a team with a great future. Avant was recognized by Salon Today in 2015 as having one of North Americas Best and most Innovative Education Programs.
Avant is a company where excellence and impeccable service are the standards. Our salons and spas have a relaxed environment with an energy level that can only be associated with progressive work in action. Our purpose is to be an educational destination.
We are always looking for great people to join our team (Management, Guest Coordinators, Hairstylists, Colorists, Massage Therapists, Estheticians).
If you are the kind of person who says "We" not "Me!" you are on a quest to learn and grow, you love people (and show it), you are a Day Maker, you love hair, beauty and fashion, you care about your environment (global and local), fill out an application.
Avant encourages education providing you with the opportunity to advance into positions such us Salon Educator, Artistic Director, Mentors to name just a few.
We provide concentrated, comprehensive education from the very first day in the Protege Training Program to help you reach your full artistic potential and achieve the income you desire. Our apprenticeship programs are designed to develop technical, marketing, artistic and customer service skills.
Avant educators have been featured at USA top Educational events including American Excellence, Serious Business, Midwest Beauty Show, Aveda Congress, Neill Quality College, Aveda Business College and more.
We bring guest speakers and educators from around the country to our salons and spa on a regular basis. We provide you with ongoing opportunities to attend classes and seminars around the world.

(a’vant garde) n. The leaders in inventing and applying new styles and new techniques in a given field, esp. in the arts.

The leaders in benefits
* Hourly/Commission
* Retail Bonus
* Paid Vacation
* Wellness Days
* Medical Insurance
* Dental/Optical
* Education Co-Op
* Environmentally conscious management
* Aveda LifeStyle Salon
* Progressive, productive work environment
* Fun place to work with incredibly nice people

The leaders in reputation
“Best Salon” Austin Fashion Week
"Best of Austin" sixteen times by the Austin Chronicle
"Best of City Search" Salon, Color, Spa, Massage, Facial,
"Best of the Southwest" by Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, and Elle Magazine
"Best Color Salon" by Elle Magazine
"Top 200 Salon” Salon Today
* Featured and published in Modern Salon , Salon Today and American Salon
* Platform work for Neill Corporation and Aveda

The leaders in education
* Education is one of our core values
* Avant offers ATX BEST Advanced Technical Training Program for Cut and Color Specialist
* Accellerated Learning / Accellerated Earning
* Dedicated Educators and Career Coaches
* Avant’s Detailed Training Manual’s
* Photography Shoots
* Fashion Shows
* Technical Training
* Personal Development