Here you will see the reviews of real people who bought the services and products of Lava Salon - Avondale (Hairdressing) in South Carolina.
At present this firm has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 and the score is based on 127 reviews.
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Casey Bramhall from Tabula Rasa Salon is at Lava Salon now! It is just a few minutes from downtown, cool people, good vibe and best of all Casey.
Great staff. Great service. Great space. Great energy.
Noel is amazing
Great place, good atmosphere and awesome staff
Great and interactive service, always willing to work with the customer to achieve the desired result. Great conversation and good times
Go see Katie she is the best in Charleston
The best salon in West Ashley. Fun and hip with excellent customer service.
I needed a salon near my new address. Everyone knows how stressful it is to go to a new hairdresser. I read the reviews and thought I'd chance it since they were all so good. Wow, was I in for a surprise! Don't think I've ever been to a salon where I felt that EVERYONE there was a true professional. You just get that vibe. My stylist is Ashley. I used to worry about the young ones, whether they had enough experience but from the first moment Ashley approached me I could tell she knew her craft. She asked me what I was after and then get this, she listened to what I said. Priceless! I asked for her professional opinion and she nailed it!! Went back for my second visit today and my hair has NEVER looked better!! It's a miracle. I don't have to look any further. Thats why this place is in the top salons in America. Thank you Ashley and Lava! With Lava Lava Love , Lisa Sumrell
Lava salon treated me incredibly well! It is ran by amazing people who truly care about thier clients! I highly recommend thier salon to anyone who is looking to be treated outstanding and leave with healthy beautiful hair!
Amie is the consummate professional. She gave me the best haircut and balayage I've ever had. I'll be back!
First of all, I wanna thank you to all the people who wrote the reviews here. I had no idea where to go because i just moved to Charleston 8months ago and reviews literally made me to come here Lava Salon. And i am so happy about my decision! I got layered haircut, and it came out exactly what i wanted. The hairstylist ‘Micaela’, she did amazing job even i showed her just one picture of this hairstyle. Also not only the hairstylist also front desk staff was very nice and friendly from reservation process to checkout! The location is surprisingly approachable to all the restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Inside/outside both interior design is catching my eyes too. No wonder why they are so professional and stylish!
Had a great experience! I let Ashley choice a cut and color for me and it came out amazing! All the staff are very friendly
Allyson at Lava Salon is amazing! Best cut and color I have ever had.
I went to Lava when it first opened at Avondale, and I wont go anywhere else. Cool place and the staff is great. Geoff does my hair (and has been for years now) and I always walk out feeling like a new woman. He is thoughtful and takes his time. Love it!
Asked for chunky highlights mainly on the top and got the exact opposite. Even showed them an illustration
Very nice place and the staff was very friendly. I am really happy with the haircut..
I have salon hopped around Charleston for about a year now, and finally stumbled upon Lava Salon. I am so happy I found it! This is the best salon I've ever been too. They catered to everything I needed and have a wonderful staff. They were all so kind and polite. I had my hair done by Devin and she did wonderful. She did exactly what I asked for and gave me good advice on how to keep my hair looking good everyday, not just when I walk out of the salon. She gave me styling tips and products tips. My hair is very damaged and a white platinum blonde, and she gave it a baby soft look that lasts! They've got a customer for life! Very happy!
I had gone to Lava salon a year ago for a HUGE, and MAJOR hair transformation. To say I was satisfied is to understate the feeling I had when this transformation was completed. I was ecstatic! It was the best decision ever, and not only are the stylists there some really awesome people to hang out with, they teach you and answer all questions you have about hair, makeup, etc. Every time I go there we do something new to tweak and improve my hair, and every time I love it. I literally will not trust ANYONE ELSE with my hair and when I move I'll travel back to Charleston specifically to visit Lava.
After going to 2 other salons and getting 2 terrible haircuts, I took a chance and went to Lava. Ashley was awesome! She spent time listening to what I wanted done and did it. Now I finally have the inverted bob that I was looking for and it looks great! I have found my new salon!
I love Spencer at Lava Salon. She is always down to do a fun to color on me. I always leave happy! She truly had not only talent, but passion for what she does! I can't imagine going to anyone else to do my hair now. My boyfriend also got his hair cut by spencer and all his air force friends keep asking him where he gets his haircut!
Decided to go to Lava salon as first moving to the Charleston area. Geoff who colored and cut my curly hair was phenomenal. He was welcoming and provided me a chance to explain what I liked about my hair and also what I wanted. It can be hard to find a hair stylist who is familiar with curly hair and I was extremely impressed. I'll be coming here again.
I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by Grace! We've done a cut and color twice now and I've loved it both times! If you're looking for fashion colors (I did pink and then purple) Grace will do a wonderful job. She makes sure you like the end result. You won't regret going to Lava Salon, everyone is friendly there
Allyson did an amazing job! She knew exactly what I wanted. I've tried other salons and have been disappointed. This was a superb salon experience. Thank you, Allyson.
I just got home from the salon actually. This is my second visit, and I must say, two wonderful experiences!! I showed Ashley a picture of what I was looking for, and she preformed magic on my hair. More importantly, everyone there is so relaxed and friendly, and it's a very comfortable atmosphere. You really feel like you're walking into your friends house when you go... You have the option of being chatty, or you can just sit there and read magazines. I was there long enough today where I got to do a little of both :). I've never felt so at home in a salon before, I didn't even know you could. All of these employees have found a wonderful balance where they are all very casual, but also very professional. Lava salon has themselves another loyal customer. I will not go anywhere else!
LOVE IT! It was a first (but not the last) visit to Lava Salon and Ashley was wonderful. I love my cut and everyone was so nice!
I really enjoy going to my salon and working with Geoffrey and Noel and their employees. They are always on the ball and attentive to my overall needs as a client. I have total confidence in their styling suggestions and am always looking forward to seeing them!
My first legit salon haircut in over 4 years and it was amazing! Ashley did a great job and it’s such a cool environment. Staff is lovely and not only am I going back for all future haircuts, I’m gonna tell all my friends to go there :)
I love Lava Salon and Spencer is the BEST! We started going there because another place botched my husband's hair so badly it took almost 1 month for it grow out enough to fix. We went to Spencer and she was awesome. I decided to go to her myself as well. I have curly hair and grew up in a family of stylists so tend to be picky but Spencer won me over with her knowledge, ability and personality. I have not went to any of the other stylists there but have interacted with a few and have seen them at work and they all seem to be great at their job. I would highly suggest Lava Salon and of course Spencer.
I'm a Charleston native and have been to many salons in the area over the years. I was looking for a new place to call home and I am certain Lava is my new salon!! Katie did an excellent job listening to my preferences and hair history. She had great ideas for my hair and provided a wonderfully flattering haircut. Her knowledge of cosmetology and products was thorough. I'm hooked!
Thank you, Lava! Y'all always deliver.
I went to Lava Salon for the first time last night and was so incredibly impressed with Kelly’s knowledge and talent. I’m one of the pickiest people when it comes to my hair, and I walked out of the salon the happiest I’ve ever been. She listened to what I wanted and made the effort to get to know me while I was at the salon! Cannot wait to go back!!
I am not hip. I am not cool. In fact, I wear Crocs (tell NO one). And yet, somehow, after an hour spent at Lava, under the highly skilled hands of a Master Stylist, I LOOK hip. I LOOK cool. Is there some kind of HooDoo VooDoo Black Magic going on at Lava? I don't know. I only know I wouldn't trust my locks to any other salon in Charleston.
This is the BEST place to get a haircut in all of Charleston. All of the stylists I've met here are very friendly and professional. I have been very satisfied with the results of each of my visits to Lava Salon. As for specific stylists, Ashley's work is excellent and that's why I request that she be the one to cut my hair every time I visit Lava Salon. Thank you!
I used the website to see about getting an appointment for cut and color. I received a call back shortly after and was lucky enough to get an appointment the next day for a cut and color consult with Katie. I read reviews before deciding to …
COSMICtologist / rock Star Jackie Inman cuts my hair. Nothing but great things to say about her dedication to the craft as well as her professionalism. She loves to do clipper cuts so fellas...just book an appointment. Rest of the staff is always very friendly and accommodating. Only salon I've ever been to that offered me a beer while I waited. Thanks Jackie & thank you Lava Salon!!!
First time her I went blonde at Lava Salon with Ashley and she did an amazing job. It usually takes me a couple days to tell myself I like my hair after a change in color, but the day I got my hair done I was amazed at how great and natural it looked. She knew what she was doing and took the brassy look away from my hair. I would highly recommend. They have a great atmosphere and really make you feel comfortable while you'll there.
I LOVE going to Lava to get my hair services done!!! I adore the team and getting to catch up with them. Kelly always makes me hair look better and better each time I see her. I just got the Keratin Express treatment and also some Lanza shampoo and conditioner. My hair is feeling and looking fabulous thanks to Kelly's work and suggestions on products to use for my hair!! I can't wait to go back again for my next appointment.
Spencer is amazing!! She is the only person that has ever listened and understood exactly what I wanted for cut/color/highlights and made it happen! I am always extremely happy with the results. Also, her prices are affordable, even for a college student! I will never go anywhere else! I highly reccommend Spencer and Lava Salon!
Love the atmosphere here, the people are great as well as their products. Alyson does my hair and I love it. I have also seen great looks by Ashley too. Love the reminders about appointments too.
Jackie at Lava Salon is amazing. Hands down the best salon experience I’ve had. She spent several hours making sure my hair looks absolutely perfect! Definitely recommend to anyone who wants gorgeous hair.
I love Lava! My stylist, Ashley, is the best and knows my hair better than any other person on the planet. I have thin, curly, hair and it is a fine line between frizz and volume. Lava is also really good about pushing more interesting colors, ones that I can get away with at work while still being a little 'out of the box.'
This salon! Amazing customer service. Michaela was so good to me and listened and gave me exactly what I wanted. Very impressed and I will return.
What didn't I love about Lava Salon? First, the atmosphere is amazing, the employees are welcoming and they are always on top of everything. Jackie is a hair genius (and that's an understatement!) I wouldn't and don't trust anyone else to touch my hair. If you're looking for the perfect cut and color, Jackie is your girl!
Was a bit pricey but I got a great men's haircut especially for it being my first time here. Allison was very conscious of my needs and was extremely friendly. Definitely recommend giving them a try.
Went and saw Jackie at Lava Salon, and let me start off by saying She is AMAZING! She was super helpful and turned my dull hair into a cut and color that I love! She is great with color, taking my boring blonde to a fun dark red, and took the description of how I wanted my hair cut and executed it perfectly.. Will definitely be seeing her for my color and cut every time... this girl is gonna go far Also great salon with such a fun, funky environment...
Specer has been doing my hair for the last year and has done everything I asked for! She is so coniderate of her clients and makes the experience enjoyable. Her cuts are fabulous and combined with her coloring skills she is truly a skilled stylist. Everytime I am in there thet staff are warm and welcoming and make you feel like you are part of their crew. The staff have a great work enviornment and are so genuine to their clients. They also do multiple fundraising events for various locals, such as breast cancer. If you want to go to a fun, fantastic, chic salon, lava is your place!
This is the best place for a haircut.Thanks so much Ashley,you did an excellent job.The service in the salon is great.
I went in to get a haircut, after not getting one for close to a year. I knew that I had wanted to go shorter, but definitely needed the advice from a professional as to what exactly to do. Casey cut my hair for me, and she was amazing! She listened to what I wanted done and gave me her opinion on it, and I love the end result! Also, I came here on a rainy day and was soaking wet when I got through the door, I was given a towel to dry off and some hot coffee. Great customer service and a great place!
I have had many difficulties finding a hairstylist that can give me the look I was going for and one who could thin my hair without "butchering" it, so I stopped in and met Spencer. Spencer not only gave me the exact hair style I wanted, but made sure to get all the details before just jumping in. I was so please with her amazing, almost innate talent that now my whole family gets their hair done by her!
Was excited to try out Lava via recommendation of a friend since moving to West Ashley, however after my phone call, taking down my info and picking a date and time to schedule an appointment I was told they require a $100 deposit for color appointments. I’ve been getting my hair done for a decade and never heard of such a thing. Would never give my credit card number to a place I’ve never been or for a service I have yet to experience with a stylist I’ve never met. Shame, but I took my business elsewhere.
Devin made my hair bounce back with just one visit and the color is awesome. She took my crappy hair and made it amazing and was super nice too! Great atmosphere and I'll be back for sure!
Update: Troy, Noel - you guys are the best. My hair looks PERFECTO! Thank you for going above and beyond to rectify things. I’m a regular.
I went to Lava Salon to see Spencer. All I did was walk in, sit down, and say "fix me." She then brought me a Coke and we were on our way to becoming ready for the catwalk!! She fixed a bad haircut I received when I thought there was no hope! I will never again go to anyone else except Spencer! Whether you have a bad haircut or just in need of a cut, Spencer is the one to see! If it's a laid back, cutting hair in the living room vibe you desire, Lava Salon is the place to go!! I give them two thumbs waaaaay up!
Look, don't let anyone tell you that Casey Bramhall is a stylist: she is a straight up GOSH DARN HAIR WIZARD. It's been a few days since I got my hair cut, and people (even perfect strangers) are still complimenting me on the cut. I showed her a picture of what I was looking for, told her I needed a cut that would survive basically zero effort and styling, and damn if she didn't deliver.
The staff was very friendly and the products they use are great. My hair on the other hand is not what I was expecting. I wanted my hair evened out, and cut blunt on the bottom since the back of my hair grows faster than the sides and …
My daughter had fantastic service. We live out of state and we're visiting family and my brother recommended Lava Salon. Everyone was so helpful!
I recently moved to Charleston and have been looking for a salon. First of, the name of the salon alone is pretty cool, the pics of the inside awesome as well, then the reviews speak for themselves. I tried them out this past Wednesday and went to Spencer who was highly recommended in the reviews for curly haired ladies. She was awesome. She took her time, got to know my hair, gave me tips, was very personable, and it was just a welcoming overall experience there. I'm not used to this Charleston traffic yet and so ran late and they didn't make me feel like a burden at all and even had coffee waiting for me. She blew my hair out straight and it looked great and I've worn it curly since and I'm very pleased. No more triangle syndrome as us curly haired ladies suffer from as our hair grows out. Can't wait for my next appt in 6 weeks.
Lava Salon is the gem of Avondale. What a wonderful place with such a wonderful group of people! I have been seeing Katie at Lava for more than a couple of years now. After my first appointment i continued to go back because of the wonderful job that she did with my hair. Now i go back not only for that, but also to visit with her and the rest of the awesome staff! The space and the people are truly unique and i am always looking forward to my next appointment. Lava Salon - YOU ROCK!!!
On vacation and needed to find a salon that would cut my granddaughter's hair. She is at that age where she is particular. She had 11 inches cut to donate to cancer. The stylist , Katie, did a great job. Everyone was so pleased. Thanks for the great job and for the wonderful atmosphere!
Totally rad vibe
Not only is the atmosphere fun, quirky, and interesting, the stylists clearly know their stuff. Usually when I go in for a hair cut, anywhere, the experience is nothing to write home about. But at Lava, the decor alone is something that makes the experience fun. More importantly, my stylist talked me through exactly what she was doing and the products she was using. As someone with extremely curly hair, having a stylist who knows their stuff is CRUCIAL. And I can safely say Spencer understood how to cut my curls to avoid what all curly haired girls fear: triangle syndrome. Furthermore, she did a color to offset some two-tone issues I had from some some underlying dye from a long time ago. Again, she knew how to ensure my hair would safely come out even and one color. Plus, due to her knowledge of appropriate product, my curls stayed non-frizzy and in perfect shape while still feeling soft and silky- even through a nap! No small feat. I felt safe in her hands, and enjoyed the many screens, wall art and quirky decorations at Lava. It was an all around great experience and I left with better hair. I think anyone would walk out of Lava not only satisfied with the hair styling, but glad they chose such a fun, unique salon. And for all my fellow curled haired girls especially- be sure to ask for Spencer!
Always a top-drawer, A-number one, excellent experience. The focus is on the guest as soon as s/he enters the front door. Katie is terrific: professional and always personable and caring. Front desk is great. Always helpful. Reminders on my phone are very helpful, too. Days in advance with easy response options. They've got it going on at Lava. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Chris
Always a great cut! Super staff who give back to the community.
I've been going to Lava Salon off and on for over ten years and they are the absolute best. I say off and on because when they're booked, they're booked - so be a better person than me and get in the routine of scheduling hair appointments in advance! Seriously though, everyone on staff is phenomenal (I know this because, again, sometimes I take whoever I can get when I'm looking for a last minute cut). If you're looking to style your hair for something elegant, or to be different, or just to enjoy a relaxing haircut, you will not be let down by Lava stylists. Truly, your hair is in excellent hands.
I have gone to Lava since I moved here last year. I am the type of client that can be a stylist's dream or his/her nightmare because I LOVE to change my hair; And I change it often. Lava has been great, not only because their products and services (and prices!!) are AMAZING, but also because the entire team there treats clients like family. I genuinely love walking in the door there because I have become to feel like part of their team! I primarily see Katie - she's a color wizard! - And I know that Katie will not only give me premiere customer service and a gorgeous outcome every time, but she will also be honest with me and set realistic expectations around what I want. She makes sure that my hair not only looks great, but she also maintains the health of my hair. The entire staff is wonderful, talented, happy, and helpful. From walking in the door and being greeted by the warm and welcoming Melanie, to Katie's stellar service, to Spencer (one of the stylists) giving makeup tips, right down to the owners, Nole and Jeff, swinging by Katie's chair to say hello. I'd 100% recommend this salon to anyone looking for a hair-home in Charleston :)
Devin cut my hair and she was fabulous!!! She was very friendly and professional, and she gave me the best haircut I've ever had. The whole staff wanted to make sure I was comfortable, excellent service!!!
I went in for a balayage highlighting (no haircut, just color) and my stylist was great. She gave me the precise color I wanted and did an excellent job at making it look natural! I was surprised with how costly the total became but it was worth it, especially after recently going to another local salon and not getting the hair color I asked for. Only thing is that parking isn’t the easiest in the back if the small lot is full or blocked by loading trucks. It’s a very trendy, chic salon!
Casey is the absolute best! Turned my way overgrown roots into something exciting and fierce! Great salon and even better stylist.
Just moved to Charleston and Lava was reccomended to me by my Stylist in Virginia. What a great place and everyone was so welcoming! Super fun place and excellent stylists! Ashley was great!
I moved to Charleston a little under a year ago and was worried I wouldn't find a salon as great as the one I had in Florida. I was totally wrong to be worried. Spencer at Lava Salon brings out your inner diva and is so consistent with her amazing talent every time I visit! Absolutely love this place!!
Had an awful cut here by stylist Casey. The technique used to cut my hair was terrible. Didn't get the cut finished because one side was done so poorly, I was scared to have the other side completed. Based on the reviews of this place, I thought I would come out feeling like I was walking on sunshine. Instead, I'll continue to salon hop in hopes of finding someone that dazzles. By the way, gave two stars because of the way the situation was handled by Troy.
Casey is the best hairdresser ever. Great staff also.
Geoff and Noel are incredibly committed to the most personalized service and quality products! They have built an incredibly talented and creative team! I have always been thrilled with my hair when I go to Lava, and for 5 years it's the only place I've gone in Charleston!
Got my hair cut the other day with Noel. I can’t brag on her enough
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and great technique!
My scalp feels like it's been very badly sunburned, it hurts!! I don't trust anyone to cut my hair and now remember why. I went in with a specific cut and came out with something completely different, my hair is a freakin mess! Thinned out way to much in the back and not enough in the front. It was cut too short so now I have to wait for it to grow out, not happy at all!! Will not go back
I came in on a whim. For over a decade, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this place. (It lives up to its hype.) I was immediately greeted by Troy, who was a complete delight. Kelly has done my hair twice now and she did …
Great people - it feels like family, and there's always some entertaining conversation happening. High quality hair services (cuts, color, etc) with stylists who clearly know what they're doing and listen.
Best salon Ever Katie is the best
Lava Salon is easily the best place in Charleston to get a men's haircut. I went in with a mop of hair, no clue how I wanted my hair to be styled, and an irregularly shaped head that would make almost any stylist refuse to even attempt to figure it out. Despite this, Grace welcomed me into the salon, offered me a drink, and then really took the time to figure out what to do with the hair on the aforementioned irregularly shaped head. She did an incredible job, and I would highly recommend her to anybody. I will definitely return for my next haircut. Thanks again!!!
Best salon and staff far and wide!!!
Great salon, did a better guy's cut than the barber shops I've tried, highly recommended across the board for all styling! Pricing is very fair, well worth it.
I was so pleased with my experience here. My stylist Kelly did an excellent job, listening carefully to my ideas, offering helpful suggestions, and ultimately creating a masterpiece. She was very accommodating, kind, and friendly. Highly recommend!
After 5 years of searching the Charleston area for a salon, I've finally found my home! Devin was very patient with my ultra-specific hair color needs, and took my vague guidelines for a cut and turned it into something awesome. I have extremely thick hair, very difficult to manage, and Devin gave me a cut that I'm actually excited about styling myself. The atmosphere in this place is also ridiculously fantastic. Everyone is happy, laughing, and goofing around. I left twice as happy as when I walked in the door just from being around the staff.
Spencer did my cut and color, she knew exactly what I wanted even though my description was very vague. I am extremely pleased with my stylist and my look. I will definitely return to Lava and recommend you do the same :)
I LOVE going to Lava - everyone there is so friendly you feel like part of their team! AND I get compliments on my hair all the time (even though it's going gray)!
EXCELLENT & PROFESSIONAL. Well run, always on time.
How can you NOT love LAVA! The people, the ambience, the way they treat you from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave... Kind, Caring Professional!
Congratulations on researching for a hair salon and finding the most amazing one in charleston. I had my hair done by the very talented Spencer and she is truley gifted. No joke, everywhere I go people who see my hair say I look "like a movie star". I almost don't want to write a review bc I don't want to wait behind you on her schedul. But she deserves a happy customer to shout to the world how amazing she is. She works hard, she's so friendly, and she truely knows what's she's doing. So once again, congratulations on finding the most amazing salon. You should go ahead and make an appointment.
Amazing atmosphere and awesome people!!! My wife and I go and we love the people and how good we feel when we leave. My daughter got her first cut there and it's the only place my wife feels comfortable. Thanks team Lava!!
Went to see Jackie for a complete hair makeover. I asked her to pick a good shade of red for me and a cut that complemented my facial features and WOW... she did not disappoint. I am SO happy with my new look and I've been getting non-stop compliments. Everyone says my new color looks more natural and beautiful with my skin and eyes than my natural one so I think I'll be going back to Jackie for routine maintenance on this look. Their prices are great, too. Much better than comparable salons in the Charleston area. I even stocked up on Surface products while I was there (a very highly rated product line). So happy with Lava!
This salon has a great work environment. The manager and stylist are so friendly. I got blonde highlights by Grace and will be going back.
Love this place and love Katie!
WOW, stellar service!! Spencer is an exceptionally talented beautician.
I will always go to Lava for all my hair needs! I never walk away disappointed.
Love, love, love Lava! Ashley is fabulous, capable and thorough. She respects what I want to do with my hair, but then improves upon my concept. My hair has never looked better!
Best salon in Charleston. Have been going for years. Would not go anywhere else.
Got in town for my wedding and needed to get cleaned up and they got me in quick. Nikki was awesome as well as the rest of the staff. Neat atmosphere and great customer service!!! Thanks!!!
It was my first time at Lava Salon and I couldn't have been happier with the results! My haircut was done by Spencer and it was honestly the best haircut I have ever had. Lava Salon is definitely a place to go for a haircut. Very hospitable and professional and a very relaxing and cool atmosphere. Definitely going back every time!
Lava Salon has been voted the Best Of by Charleston City Paper readers two years running for a reason! The entire staff is friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and above all, PROFESSIONAL. They use the best products, and all the stylists are committed to continuing education to stay on top of all the latest techniques and innovations. You will not be disappointed in choosing this salon...I went in on a whim this time last year, and I am in the chair every month for color. I spend a lot on maintaining my hair, and I choose to spend it here because they are the best! I love my stylist, love my hair, LOVE THE LAVA!!!!!