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Van Michael Salon

778 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-6604
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Van Michael Salon - Atlanta, GA
Van Michael Salon - Atlanta, GA
Van Michael Salon - Atlanta, GA


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I had my hair colored by a young lady today named, Tong. Never before have I had such a fantastic color job done. It is beautiful. My hair was in such a mess where I had tried ...


I have been going to Van Michael for over 5 years now and their customer service has only been getting worse and worse. When you go to pay, their front desk staff is very rude as ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/15/2012

I've been to salons all over the metro Atlanta area and about 7 years ago, I went to Van Michael for the first time and have yet to go anywhere else since! Unfortunately, recently moving to Portland has put me on the search again for a colorist and stylist... having yet to find anyone here, I fly back to have my hair done at Van Michael. Joey is the goddess of color. She's kind and beautiful, listens to what I have in mind, shares her opinion... and voila! Magic! You will love, love, love her! I've yet to recommend anyone to her that hasn't. Recently, I saw Rob for my cut and he's a genius. It's the best hair cut I've had in 29 years. He's kind and sincere and a visionary and an artist! more

The worst experience of all! 11/11/2010

Unfortunately, I went to Van Micheals at 39 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30305, to get a spiral perm with KHIA MCLENDON and I ended up paying a total of $404.92; I ended having a half of my hair completely straight and after talking to the manager I was told that KHIA did not feel like helping me because she is one of the top ones and she knew what she was doing. So, save your time and money on this one more

A worry free salon. 10/17/2009

I had my hair colored by a young lady today named, Tong. Never before have I had such a fantastic color job done. It is beautiful. My hair was in such a mess where I had tried to do it myself and another salon had tried to fix it. Thank you so very much Tong. I will continue coming to your salon for her to do my color. Pros: Fantastic Salon more

Nilan is great!!! 8/27/2009

If you are the kind of person who just wants to sit down and trust the person doing your hair, Nilan is perfect for you. She always as an idea of what would look good on me and I never have to worry about not liking the cut. Great conversations and good people watching are added bonuses. Pros: Great ideas for new styles, proffesional staff, top notch! more

Their Loss 4/17/2009

I am sadden to know that Michael Campbell is no longer with Van Michael. He is the BEST, it's unfortunate because a lot of women of color are loyal clients. Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: Lack of stylists of color more

Love my color!!! 11/6/2008

My friend tried to help me save money by coloring my hair with color from CVS. It was a disaster! I live near the Highlands so I booked an appointment with Van Michael and was able to get in with Jyll. Not only did she fix my color but it looked better than it did before I tried to do it at home and it felt healthy too. I am hooked. I highly recommend Jyll. Pros: Very talented colorist. Salon looks great! Cons: parking but hey it's the Highlands more

Jaime is excellent for color, great customer service 10/27/2008

I am really into having natural looking highlights, and I could not be happier with Jaime... she's a perfectionist and really into making it what you want. The salon is nice as well, with some great stylists... more

best salon service anywhere 10/1/2008

I started seeing Lexi for color and Mekaylah for a cut at the Highlands location about a year ago, and I'm impressed every time I go into the salon. Lexi always explains everything she's doing so I'm not expecting anything that's not possible for my dark dark brown hair, and she's taken me fiery red back to brown and everything in between in that time. Mekaylah is a great haircutter, reasonably priced and always on time! She handles my very thick, wavy hair with ease! Pros: great stylists, friendly, highly skilled Cons: parking...but, it's the Highlands more

Best salon in the south 9/30/2008

I've lived in a few southern cities and Van Michael's has to be the most consistently excellent salon I've been to. I see Rob for my haircuts and Stuart for my color. I really can't say enough about those guys. They feel more like friends to me at this point. I guess the only negative thing I could say about them is that it's damned hard to get in with them unless you book an appointment in advance. I suppose that's the price you pay for being in demand! Pros: Pretty much everything Cons: It's hard to get a last minute appointment more

Will 9/30/2008

So I have been trying to find a hairdresser for years and had given up my search when a friend recommended Van Michael Salon in buckhead. Unable to force myself to go to Buckhead I opted for the salon closest to me and am forever grateful I did. Pros: hand massage, consultation Cons: Parking, more

Horrible Front Desk Staff 9/10/2008

I have been going to Van Michael for over 5 years now and their customer service has only been getting worse and worse. When you go to pay, their front desk staff is very rude as if you are a nusiance. It really leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The person whom has cut my hair doesnt even listen to me anymore about what I want and makes me wait for 30-45 minutes EACH time. My time is not valued at all. Honestly, I am sick of overpaying for mediocre. I am looking into another place where I can get what I pay for. Pros: Aveda Salon Cons: Front desk staff have horrible attitudes, overpriced more

GREAT SAVE BY THE MGR BUT horrible experience with stylist 5/14/2008

I have been a fan of Van Michaels for awhile but my colorist left so I haven't been to a Van Michael in about 1.5 years. Since i moved to VH, I naturally choose VM to do a cut and color. Great colorist, great brow wax but then it was time for a cut. No was the theme for the day. I brought a picture that was insulted, I was told, ""well I am not sure what we do about this"" to my cowlick, I didn't want the straight flat iorn look and when I asked about ""sprucing it up"" after I got the flat iorn look, I was told ""well you don't want to do that as you could then damage my hair"" instead of just spritzing my hair and adjusting, and finally I was SHOCKED when we were done as I looked atrocious and the response was ""go home and play with it"". You are kidding right? I thought that a stylist was supposed to style. more

Not worth it 4/10/2008

Insultingly expensive + unfriendly front desk personnel = 2 stars. Sorry Van Michael. If you don't improve the customer experience and value, someone else is gonna beat you to it. more

Going downhill fast 3/28/2008

Van Michael used to be known for the best stylists and colorists in the south. Unfortunately, those days have passed. Over the past few years and continuing today, they have lost their best talent due to their changing corporate attitude. They used to have one of the top training programs in the business but this too has fallen into obscurity. There is no longer any innovation. The client experience has become mediocre at best and the service has become overpriced. There are many other salons in Atlanta who still value your business and have much better talent, much of it from the early days of Van Michael. I urge you to seek them out. Your time and money will be better spent. Pros: Well know name Cons: Lack of talent. Noisy. Overpriced more

The most depressing gift ever. 2/27/2008

My boyfriend arranged for me to have my haircut with a ""top stylist"" here about a month ago for my birthday. I have beautiful, long, layered hair... Well, I had that. I went in for a new STYLE and was specific that I didn't want too much length to be lost unless absolutely necessary. I told him I'd be OK with 1-2 inches, but that's all. He said, ""Oh, we're not even going to take off that much!"" He proceeded to spin me around and show me exactly how much he was going to cut off - Fine, it wasn't much at all! So far, so good - nice people, nice atmosphere. Pros: Nice place, nice people Cons: Inconsistent quality among stylists, over priced more


I relocated to Atlanta 3 years ago & I have been in search for a hair salon that has excellent stylists, are courteous & most importantly a salon that knows how valuable your time is. I found all of this at Van Michaels in Buckhead. As a Black woman, I was skeptical at first, but to my shocking surprise it is the best salon that I've ever been to since moving here. I have visited several times with different stylists & my visits were all great. The best thing of all, no waiting!!! If your appointment is at 5:00pm, they mean 5:00pm. Im in & out within an hour. I received a chair massage, which was so good. Mick did the best cut ever. I've never cut my hair short & was nervous at first and didnt even know how i wanted it cut. He just said ""I'll take care of you"" and that he did, he went to work & the outcome was Fab-U-Lous!! Elyce & Juana are also very talented stylists, they were all great. I would definitely recommend this salon. Each stylist specializes in different things, which is also great. Im so glad I finally found a hair salon that embodies everything I want. Pros: Excellent time management & courteous staff Cons: I have yet to be disappointed more

Stuart and Quinn are the best! 6/26/2007

I just moved to the area and went to the Highlands for the first time a couple weeks ago! My color before was HORRIBLE and Stuart fixed it! It looks soo good and I keep getting asked who did my color... and dont worry I am telling everyone Stuart. His asst. Quinn was awesome as well and very professional! What a GREAT TEAM... And the joke of Quinn being his professional asst... I think thats a good idea... she is awesome! Pros: Everything Cons: Parking.. more

Exactly What I Wanted 4/22/2007

Went about a week ago for the very first time. I walked in, was nicely greeted, and then shown around the salon. Did not wait at all before I got started with Mark. He was great. I told him what look I was going for, and he told me how to get it. He even explained the science behind it, which is the first time any stylist has done that for me. My cut ended up exactly as I wanted it. They did not push any Aveda products on me, just asked me once at the register if I was getting anything else, which I did. This place may be a little expensive for some ($60+ for a men's cut), but it's well worth it if you ask me. Pros: service, ambience, skill level of stylist Cons: parking, price more

Pretty Good 10/29/2006

I saw Courtney for years and she is a great stylist. Main reason I left was to find a new colorist. It can be pricey, depending on who you see. I haven't been there for over a year so I can attest to the snobbiness of the staff now, but I never had a bad experience. Parking can be hard. Cons: Parking, prices more

VAIN Michael's 8/3/2006

It is too bad that a salon with such talented stylists have allowed their reputation to substitute for overall salon service. I have gone off and on to the same stylist at VM since the original store opened in Buckhead. While I have been pleased with my hair cuts and stylist, the salon experience is always frustrating. The constant overselling of Aveda products and services, the long waits, and the disorganized/snobby staff don't make it very relaxing. And when I am paying $85 for a hair cut, I would prefer to leave the salon feeling better than when I walked in! No longer willing to fuel the VM (vanity machine!). Pros: Great hair cuts Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE--atmosphere, price, staff not acceptable more
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  • The full-service Aveda salon is renowned for superior professionalism and top-of-the-line color and cuts.

  • 3/28/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM,Sat-Sun Closed
  • Neighborhoods:

    St. Charles/ Greenwood, Northeast

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