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Shelly is such a wonderful hair stylist! She strives to get to know all of her customers and to design hair care and cuts and color exactly according to their wishes! I am now sending my fiance to her as well, because she is so flexible and helpful! Excellent service and quality work!


Shelly is terrific! I always love how I look and feel after seeing her. She is truly fantastic at her work - five stars!

Ron Parks

I found Shelly through a friend. I was tired of having a different person every time I went in for a haircut. She is so meticulous about every hair she cuts, I come out with a perfect cut every time and am always pleased. She is fun to talk to and I look forward to my appointments. Great men's stylist!


I have been going to Shelly for over a year now. She is wonderful. I am so appreciative that she doesn't double book or ever keep me waiting. I trust her skills and her advice completely. I've been to previous salons where the hairdresser double booked and I had to wait in the room with the other client while they were being shampooed, colored, etc. Shelly is a breath of fresh air.


I have been with Shelly for 8 years now. She is fantastic. She is always happy to try a new look (and I like to try a new look almost every time I go it seems!) and whatever she does it looks more amazing than the last time. I highly recommend her to everyone!!

Patricia B

Hi Shelly,
I wanted to send you a quick message to tell how how happy I am with the way you highlighted my hair and how it turned out.  You did exactly what I
wanted and I have to smile every time I look in the mirror.  I'm sure it came across as being very flattering during my Skype interview; no matter how things turn out with that company I'll always be grateful for how good you made me look, in spite of my intense dislike of all things Skype. 
I'll be sure to recomment you and pass on your business card to anyone who compliments my hair or is looking for a new stylist.

mark matheson

Professional, on time, completely detailed, and a great shampoo. Best haircut I've ever had and I've tried a lot of places. I found a keeper.

Leslie Black

I have been going to Shelly for over two years at the recommendation of my daughter and love Shelly. She always listens patiently while I describe what I want and then she gently points me in the right direction; considering my age, face, time I have to spend on my hair, etc. I have never been more satisfied with a stylist. She is caring and sweet and knows what she is doing. Bravo!

Robbin Griffith

Just wanted to take a second to review Shelly, for those of you who are looking for a new styist. All I can say is HOW REFRESHING to find someone who truly listens and doesn't do what they want to do without discussing/communicating/explaining. It's also LOVELY to find someone who takes the time for a wonderful, relaxing shampoo. I had a wonderful visit with Shelly and left with exactly what I wanted. Give her a try.

Sammy S.

Thank you for my new "LOB" Shel, the long bob has been so easy to work with and my husband likes it too! Good luck in your new location and happy new year! See you in March :)


Diana Maxwell

I have been searching for a new stylist for six months since we moved here from South Carolina. As soon as I met Shelly she made me feel at ease with her thorough consultation and her warm demeanor. She definitely has an eye for detail and enjoys what she does, it is evident in her work. I am very happy with my hair and highly recommend her. It's a relief that my search for a good stylist is over.

Kim Artwell

I went to Shelly with a head of ORANGE highlights from my previous stylist and overgrown layers. She took the time to completely revamp the color with a fresh base color, then adding highlights. The color is a rich chocolate brown with believable carmel and honey highlights - soo natural and pretty. The cut is great and actually all I have to do is wash and diffuse it and go. I was impressed with the time she took to get it just right, she offered me a glass of wine, had great magazines to read, and the best part was there were no other clients to take away her focus. I will be recommending Shelly to everyone I know.

Kim Watters

Shelly, thank you for working so late Sunday night to fix my hair catastrophe. It looks amazing and my husband is happy to have the 'old me' back. I will definitely be telling all of my friends about your talents. Your hard work and dedication to your work is obvious. Thanks again! Kim

Marie Thomasson

I have been going to shelly for about 2 years now and she always gives me a fantastic cut. I recently took her advice and decided to do the keratin treatment everyone is buzzing about these days. I have a drawer full of products that claim to tame frizz, but nothing could make it look as good as it did when I left the salon, and my unmanageable hair had finally had the best of me. Let me tell you, this was the best thing I ever did for myself! She made it affordable for me - compared to other salons here in Austin and other parts of Texas where they charge so much I could have never afforded to have it done otherwise. To Shelly you are not just a client but a friend she really wants to look good. For that reason alone, you should give her a try.


Thanks for squeezing me in tonight before my trip, you always do what it takes to accommodate your clients schedules, which speaks highly of how much you love what you do. Always enjoy our visits and my haircut looks great! -Dean


I LOVE LOVE LOVE my hair after the keratin treatment you did! It has cut at least 30 mins off of getting ready... thanks so much! See you next month! :)


I have lived in Austin for 10 years and have searched high and low for somebody that gave me the results I wanted. Each time (even after spending $300+), I ended up with highlights that were either poorly done, too "chunky" when I requested a natural look, or color that didn't match my skin tone. When I saw Shelly in our community newsletter, I decided to give her a try. I'm always weary the first time I visit a new stylist, so I told her I would rather have a partial highlight with lots of foils than a full highlights with not enough. She took her time and made sure I got exactly what I wanted. I've never had that many foils in my life, and the results were beautiful!!! (Even my boyfriend, who NEVER notices when I have something done to my hair, said, "You look like you have Barbie hair!")

I've seen Shelly for highlights, cut and the straightening treatment and have been more than satisfied with every service. (I even let her give me bangs, which requires a lot of trust!) Not only are her prices ridiculously reasonable, she also takes a lot of pride in her work. She even texted me a few days after my straightening treatment to make sure I was satisfied and liked it. (And YES... I love it!)

Shelly would never start on a client unless she had the necessary time to do a fabulous job, so if you are looking for a "quick fix" she isn't going to be the person for you. She is going to want to take her time and ensure that you get the service you deserve. Her biggest strength is that she is a perfectionist, and I would not take the time to write a review her unless I had the utmost confidence in her.

Kristy C.

Hey there, I usually don't bother with reviewing people/businesses but I felt I just had to share my positive experience with Shelly. I had some crazy colored hair going in.. it was box dyed then darkened with highlights by a stylist. As the colors wore off, the middle of my hair looked a bit brassy/orange. I went to Shelly to get a partial highlight and cut. After our consultation, she told me that she needed to do several things to get the new look that I wanted. I was fine with that and felt included and respected in the consultation process (which is not something that I can say all the time!) I'm sure you all have experienced a consultation where you thought the stylist understood what you were looking for, only to walk out with something else. The heart break and disappointment! Well, you WILL NOT experience anything like that with Shelly. She listens, recommends and manifests what she says she will.

If you want someone who is invested in you and has integrity and compassion, Shelly is your stylist. Not to mention she is just a sweetheart. So, Shelly Abbott is your new go-to person whether you just need a trim, color correction, highlight, whatever! (Ohh, and the girl gives an awesome scalp massage with the color treatment!!)

Gabriella L.

Shelly, you did a fantastic job on my hair today! Thank you for accommodating me on a Sunday afternoon... I feel so confident for my job interview tomorrow! I am so happy I found someone who is willing to work with my crazy schedule AND do a terrific job on my hair. I loved everything about my visit today. You are professional, fun, and an artist. See you in about 6 weeks! Gabbi

p. ortega

Dear Shelly:

Once again, thank you so much for your assistance in helping us all to remember we're beautiful inside and out! I always feel so good when I leave your salon and... the world seems a little brighter! Wow! What do you put in your hair color!!!!! No, I'm very well aware its your expertise and desire to give all your clients a wonderful, memorable experience. So thank you! Ronny loves my hair and - me too!

Patty Ortega


I am very picky about highlights for my fine, "blonde" hair... I have been to the most "reputable" salons in Austin and been disappointed. Shelly did a great job - took her time and truly wanted me to be happy with the results... and I am! :)


Just a note to tell you how delightful it was yesterday to be pampered, colored, washed, and conditioned! My husband loved the color and how soft my hair was. For my part, I loved how thorough you were with the color, how soothing you were with washing my hair and how relaxing it was to have a scalp massage. I'll be back for sure....thank you!


Shelly has been taking care of my hair for about 3 years!! :) She is absolutely AMAZING and I couldn't ask for anyone better! She is incredibly professional, she works with me to explain the best options for my hair color and type to always accomplish the look I want. Shelly takes her time to ensure perfection every time and it works!! I constantly receive compliments!! Thank you so much for always taking care of me, Shelly!!! :)


I've been going to Shelley for over 2 years now and have been extremely happy. I receive compliments quite often for my hair. Thanks Shelley!


Shelley did a great job on an updo for me. It held up great. I had an appointment with her in the morning & by the time my evening was over, my hair still looked like I just left the her chair. I had several compliments. Thanks!!


Just a note to thank you for taking your time to get my hair just perfect. I absolutely love the sassy new cut and highlights you gave me and I have already received tons of compliments in just one day! It was great to meet you and I will see you again in about six weeks! --Sami


Shelly is a great stylist! I just went to her for the first time and can't wait to go back. I'm so happy with my highlights and cut! I have received so many compliments on my hair. Thank you Shelly!

melissa stout

Thanks so much for doing a great job on Hailey's hair! It looks great and she (and I) are super happy with it. You were so sweet to spend so much time with was good for her to hear you tell her some of the things I try to. Teenagers think their moms know NOTHING! I'd love to have you do mine.

Jeannie R.

Finally!! A hairstylist that listens and takes her time! I have had a lot of trouble finding a stylist that can make my baby fine hair look good. Shelly Abbott does wonderful color ( I have had people stop me in the store to ask me where I get my hair done), and does a fantastic precision cut. She really painstakingly cuts my entire head of hair perfectly. Now, even if it droops a little on a very humid day, it looks great.
I love the private room. After a day of teaching school, I enjoy the peace and the quiet conversation with an adult. Give Shelly a try, you won't be disappointed!!


I have to let everyone know that Shelly is great and should be your stylist!! I had gone to another stylist and ended up with a haircut that I was not at all happy with. It wasn't what I asked for and didn't have the quality one would want in a haircut. Therefore I was very nervous to let anyone else mess with it but Shelly immediately put me at ease after she gave me a consultation and made sure we understood each other.Taking her time giving me the full attention my hair needed. I can't thank her enough for taking care of me and in such short notice. I had contacted her at night and the very next day she took care of me. I would HIGHLY recommend you go see Shelly. You will be so happy you did as I am!

kimberly mcquaid

I have alot of gray in my hair, so it is difficult to color and hold a color for more than 4 weeks. I have been seeing Shelly Abbot for the past 6 months and I love her. She took the time to get my color right and make sure I was happy with it. She also made sure she understood what kind of hair cut I wanted. She will not let me go until I am happy. She takes the time to get my hair right and will do whatever it takes to make sure I am pleased. She also works with my schedule and I can book all my appointments on line. I take my daughter to her as well to get her hair cut. My daughter is 12 and has special needs...Shelly was sensitive to my daughters needs and dealt with her hair accordingly. As a matter of fact i just went out of town for the holidays and four of my family members commented on how fabulous my hair looked. I will definitely continue to have Shelly cut and color my hair.
I found the bio on her website very helpful in making my decision.
Kimberly M.

cathy sawicki

Shelly Abbot is terrific. She is not only skilled at giving a precision haircut but actually listens to how you want your hair cut. Shelly does take the extra time it takes to cut my "extreme" naturally curly but fine hair, which happens to be thick. It is a tough cut that she does well with each visit to her salon. I have had only three people in my lifetime that could give me a great cut and Shelly is one of them. I am so fortunate to have found her after a four year search. Shelly has been very helpful to me, also, on what hair products I can use to tame the frizz on those humid days. Also, my husband's 88 year old aunt saw Shelly for over a year before moving back east for a haircut and color and she couldn't have been kinder or more patient with her. Shelly is a genuine jewel professionally and as a person. I recommend her to others frequently.
Cathy S.

Elizabeth Little

Shelly Abbott has been making my hair look fabulous for almost 3 years now! For the first time in my life I am happy with both my cut and color. Shelly is truly a talented professional who offers amazing results at an incredible value.


Superior mens haircut to anything you will get at SportClips or any of the chain salons. Here you will get attention to every detail, and it's well worth a little extra time in the chair. Shelly is my girl.

Melissa Peterson

This review is long overdue. I've been going to Shelly for about three years now and I would never go anywhere else. I have referred many friends, coworkers and even strangers to Shelly because I truly believe in her. She makes recommendations for changes every now and then so I never get stuck in a rut. Each time, I love my hair more and more, and I am always being complimented on it. I owe it all to Shelly.... I've never met another stylist like her, she is truly a rare find!

Kimberly McFarland

I am so impressed with the natural looking highlights, and the haircut you gave me today is the best! It's a relief to have finally found a great hairstylist and I look forward to our next visit. It was a pleasure, Shelly! Thank you! See you soon... Kimberly


Shelly is great at giving you the style YOU want. She wants you to be pleased and goes the extra mile to make it happen. She is very sweet and loves to make you happy with your hair! Thank you Shelly for making me look great. :)

Hailey Bennett

Shelly is the first stylist I've been to since I moved to Austin 3 years ago who had the patience to work my difficult hair. She was personable, friendly, and took her time. I loved not being rushed and knowing it was her priority to make me happy. I love my hair and will recommend her to everyone!


I've been going to Shelley for about a year and have never been disappointed! She does such a good job on my unruly hair that I can go longer between cuts then I have ever been able to before - they grow out really well. Thanks Shelly!!


I love Shelly. My husband and I have been using her for over a year and will go no where else. She is very accomodating and does whatever it takes to make her clients happy. We enjoy seeing her once a month and she just a great job on my color and cuts. She is very friendly and you will not be disappointed.


Just a note to let others know that Shelly is an awesome stylist. As a first time customer she did everything to perfection. Shelly takes much pride in her work, you will not be disappointed.


Great job and awesome work. Can't wait to see you soon !

Susan Widsten

Just a note to tell everyone how happy I am with my highlights/cut!
Finally, a stylist I can go to who listens to me, and who does exactly what I want with my hair. I'm so happy that each time I go to Shelly's salon, I leave happy, and my hair doesn't look different every time. Thanks, Shelly!

512 exSALONce

Nice creative informative website

Greg Burnam

Great new website, Shel! Keep up the great work!! You are awesome!