Avant Aveda Salon Spa is seeking stylists to enter our Protege Educational Program. Aveda background is preferred, but not mandatory. Applicant must have a can-do attitude and be flexible to the demands of the salon, our guests, and their teammates.

The Education

Avant’s educational program is one of our major points of difference. Avant has spent the last 30 years developing an educational program that focuses on technique and style as well as personal development and customer service systems

Avant's mission has been to educate, train and create the best hairdressers to provide the most complete service in an inspiring and innovative atmosphere. By committing to this philosophy, Avant has built its outstanding reputation as Austin's finest salons.

Avant stylists share the vision of creating a salon that will place continuing technicaland creative education for its entire stylist as one of its highest priorities. A culturethat will continue to emphasize the growth of the individual hairdresser as an artist,craftsperson, professional and human being.

From the moment a stylist is hired, the Avant educational process begins. Avant stylist must attend weekly classes, participate in In-Salon Hands on Training, and attend all major hair shows in the Southwest. All Avant staff, including salon and client coordinators, attend classes in communication, customer service, team training, and product knowledge.

The scope of Avant’s education extends beyond the technical and creative to the personal side of this business. In the end 80% of the success comes down to the abilities to communicate with and service people.

the Education Program
Avant’s educational program is one of our major points of difference. The training program consists of Fundamentals, Intermediate, and Advanced. On average, it takes about one year for a stylist or colorist to complete the program…. but your education has just begun.

By the time stylists and colorists reach the artistic level, they have been in the industry for a minimum of ten years and are considered technically and creatively at the top of their field. Respected by their peers, coveted by their clients and looked up to by students, being at the arttistic level is the ultimate goal for anyone wanting recognition within the competitive, fast-paced hair styling industry.

It is every stylist’s desire to be considered, technically and creatively, top of their field. Because of this, we have designed our program to give opportunity and support in all territories throughout a stylist’s employment at Avant.

Duties include personally assisting Avant stylist and/or colorist. This includes performing stress relieving treatments on clients for your stylist or colorist and finishing of clients. The schedule of Tuesday through Saturday is determined according to your stylist or colorists’ schedule, and training on Mondays and/or Sundays.

After completing training as a Protege (3 months) you are now eligible to test-out as a Avant New Talent stylist or colorist.

Intermediate – New Talent Stylist
During this time you are in Intermediate, additional duties might include cutting or coloring of your own clientele, performing stress relieving treatments and finishing of all your clients. Intermediate training is conducted on Mondays for 8 hours, and salon schedules are Tuesday through Saturday.

Advance – Junior Stylist
After completing training as a Protege and training in New Talents (on average 6 to 9 months in training) you are now eligible to test-out as a Avant Junior stylist or colorist. You now go on a sliding Commission, and by achieving your Aveda BenchMark (ABC) goals have the opportunity to make $30,000 to $100,000+ per year, plus an additional $10,000 to $30,000 in tips....

Position Description:
The Stylist performs color or cut, style, treatment and consultation services for Avant Salon Spa clients. Essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  • Maintain relevant licenses and ensures licenses are available for display
    where services are provided
  • Obtain client information through use of intake forms and/or addendums for each client, assessing problems and conditions and consulting with client on recommended treatments
  • Display a professional, positive, outgoing, energetic and respectful attitude towards clients and coworkers at all times
  • Record detailed notes on salon clients, including contraindications, allergies, medications, formulas and treatment preferences.
  • Actively and regularly participate in sales and marketing events, campaigns and assigned tasks to grow business, create repeat client requests and meet sales and retail goals
  • Stay up-to-date and educated on retail lines and products and proactively promote these products to salon clients
  • Attend and participate in departmental trainings and salon staff meetings
  • Present a polished, professional image at all times
  • Maintain correspondence with clients, including writing thank you notes and other treatment follow up communications to develop and retain repeat clients
  • Complete side work duties as directed by Front Desk Leads or Salon Coordinator
  • A demonstrated ability to perform a wide range of hair styling services
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • The desire and ability to exemplify AVANT’s mission, vision and values in every interaction with clients and coworkers
  • A commitment to punctuality and reliability
  • The ability to work nights, weekends and some holidays

"Best Hair Salon" - Austin Chronicle 2011
Y'all love Avant. You just can't help yourselves. Owner Roy Fredericks is a true pioneer in Austin's beauty scene with decades of successful salons under his belt. Extraordinarily talented stylists go through Avant's meticulous training process, ensuring that when you see an Avant haircut, you know it's an Avant haircut. With his ever-growing empire in Central Texas, Fredericks and Avant will be remembered as the foundation upon which our current fashion scene was built."

AVANT Salon Spa has a clear vision: to be the very best. The best salon in the Austin market and beyond. A place where our clients desire to return again and again for the perfect, luxurious experience. A place where our employees look forward to coming to work each day, knowing that they’re part of a team where everyone is encouraged and supported, where they’re able to make a difference, where they can truly grow their career in a professional, respectful, world-class customer-service, team-oriented environment.