There are hundreds of hair stylists in Austin, I really appreciate that you are trusting me with your hair! 💜 I strive to give the most premium services to my clients! To me, that means giving you a ton of education and information for your appointment!
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Make sure you look at the Your Appointment section, if you are coloring your hair please go to the Education section. 🙏🏻 I have a ton of information in here as I always like being as prepared as possible! ☺️
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✨ I am so excited about your upcoming appointment! ✨
Please arrive a few minutes early as I would like to have plenty of time for our consultation. 🙏🏻
I am located at Mint Salon, 4023 Guadalupe St, Austin TX, 78751 (Click the address for directions). There is a dedicated parking lot, plus parking on Guadalupe in front of the salon. If the lot is full there is also street parking on 40th and 41st street.
We will start your visit with a consultation to discuss not only your Hair Plan for this visit but your long-term Hair Plan as well. I want you to have amazing hair all of the time! In order to do that, I will make product suggestions and let you know when to come back in for your maintenance.
All New Client Services take a little longer and cost more on your first visit because I include more time so that everything runs smoothly, all following appointments will be at my regular rates.
To be better prepared for your appointment with me I have an Online Consultation Form that I require all New Clients to fill out before their appointment. Give yourself a few minutes to fill it out, there are a lot of questions, but it helps me to give you the best service possible! Click the link below to fill it out:
You are taking time out of your day to invest in your hair, I want you to feel like a queen while you are with me and when you leave! 👑 All Services include a scalp massage, blow out and style + a mini photoshoot at the end! 📸 All Color and Lightening Services include a Porosity Spray, which ensures even color absorption, and a Leave-In Treatment that will help seal the cuticle, fight frizz, and add nourishment and strength.
Lightening services include a Bond Builder, I use Olaplex in each bowl of lightener to keep your hair in the best condition possible, a Custom Blended All Over Color, and a Mini Olaplex Treatment. ✨
THE FULL - $300+
THE MAINTENANCE - $225+
THE REFRESH - $190+
THE REVERSE BALAYAGE - $145+
THE 3T’S - $145+
THE 3T’S WITH A SMUDGE - $160+
SMUDGE & TONE - $105+
ALL OVER COLOR - $80+
ROOT RETOUCH - $75+
THE UNICORN & COLOR CORRECTIONS - $120 an hour
WOMEN'S HAIRCUT - $65
FLAT IRON/CURLING IRON - $10-20+
THE COLOR BOMB - $30
THE HYDRATION MASK - $20
THE MINI OLAPLEX - $10
BROW TINTING - $10
My name is Lindsey Means, and I want to create your new Hair Plan! ✨ I am so thankful that I am fortunate enough to do something that I absolutely love for a living! My passion lies in being the Creative Director for my clients by giving them beautiful customized looks while also helping them maintain their look at home. I love making my clients fall in love with their hair again, it really makes my day!
Lightening hair💡 and Hair Painting 👩🏼🎨 are my specialties and OBSESSION! I love to enhance your natural hair color, blondes and brunettes alike! 👱🏼♀️💇🏻♀️ Dimension is EVERYTHING! 🙌🏼 When you have one solid color it can appear flat. When you have dimension, darker pieces next to lighter pieces, you actually get a brighter result, a better grow out, and hair to die for! I am so obsessed with my client's hair that I can not stop thinking about it, I love taking your inspo pictures and completely customizing it to YOU vs trying to copy someone else's hair.
I started my career by attending Paul Mitchell the School in Costa Mesa, California. I was in Phase Two, graduated with Honors, won two contests in school and I was sent to Vegas twice. I worked in Los Angeles for 6 years behind the chair with my amazing clients. I had the pleasure of working on look-books with multiple jewelry and clothing lines including Mr. Kate, photo shoots for magazines, and hair for fashion shows. I am constantly educating myself, I love hair so much and I am excited to learn everything that I can about it! I spend $1000's of dollars a year on education, making sure that I stay up with all of the new trends so that I can give you the best Hair Plan possible! 💜
I moved to Austin, Texas in May 2016, I could not be happier to grow my clientele in this beautiful city! Along with doing hair, another passion of mine is sharing everything that I have been learning about personal development and business. I want to lift other women up! I live in Volente, on Lake Travis, with a 5-minute walk to the lake. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time at the lake! I have the best fur-babies ever, Owen, a 50 pound boxer mix, and Ziggy the crazy cat, that acts like a dog. I love enjoying nature, listening to podcasts all the time, and brainstorming about our futures with my boyfriend, Dan. I am a huge nerd with a ton of stories to tell! Get ready! ☺️🐕🐈💑🌵
I offer wine, beer, coffee, soda and water to drink. I have a Snack Basket at my station filled with nuts, chips, and popcorn to snack on while you are with me. 🍿
iPhone and Android chargers, complimentary WiFi, and magazines are also available.
I pride myself on my expertise in client care and service. Because of this, there are a few policies that I uphold to ensure the ultimate salon experience for my clientele.
I can only guarantee my color services if the suggested products are purchased. I like to be as transparent as possible with all my clients. I try to under promise and over deliver. If I have not met your expectations with your hair, please contact me within 48 hours. I am happy to make reasonable adjustments as needed.
I require 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Rescheduling with less than 24 hours before your appointment will result in your card being charged 50% of the services that were booked. Failure to show up for your appointment will result in your card being charged 100% of the services booked.
Due to my tightly booked schedule and my desire to give each of my clients the best service possible I will not be able to accept a client who is over 10 minutes late. You will need to reschedule and will be charged 50% of the service booked.
I cannot guarantee that your hair will look exactly like your inspiration photos. I will do my very best to customize your Hair Plan to you, going in the direction of your inspo pics. Most inspo photos are edited (I edit mine a bit, but I don't alter the hair much), light is a HUGE factor, skin tones are different, natural hair and texture is different.
Most of the time it should be achievable in one session but in some cases, it does take multiple sessions to get there. I like to let my New Clients know that I will do everything possible to get you to the inspo pics! Either way, you will leave with gorgeous color!!!
Beautiful hair is created in the salon, it is maintained by you at home and by getting on a regular Hair Plan. There are two parts to investing in your hair, getting it done at the salon and taking products home. I can only guarantee my color services if the suggested products are purchased.
Let me explain a little about Drugstore Products vs Salon Grade Products. Drugstore shampoos do contain high-grade ingredients found in salon products but they only contain small amounts of them. The majority of what you are using is water, with minimal amounts of what your hair needs. They will typically make the outside of your hair feel soft and smooth, but nothing penetrates into the hair meaning your hair is parched on the inside.
Salon grade shampoos tend to be on the pricier side because they are highly concentrated with high-grade ingredients. The majority of what you are using is the high quality ingredients and very little water. They often consist of vitamins, essential oils, and minerals that are truly nourishing from within. Since premium shampoos are more concentrated, you don’t need to use as much to see results. The products that we have at the salon range from $25-45, prices below subject to change.
I have to warn you about buying Salon Grade products at the grocery store, Amazon, eBay, etc. Unless you get them from a salon, the product could be what they call diverted. Diverted product could be diluted with fillers, they may be expired, and they may contain bacteria. I’m pretty sure product from Ulta isn’t diverted because they are considered a salon. A lot of time the diverted product is actually more than at a salon!
Now that you have ALL of the education let me tell you about my absolute FAVORITE products that are suitable for all hair types.
Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer $28
I’m obsessed with this! It has 405 degree heat protection, plus UV protection. This will soften, detangle, de-frizz, tame flyaways, eases styling and protects against breakage.
On day one, apply to damp hair, rake through, and style. On day two, apply to dry hair to refresh and re-style.
MILK by Reverie $42
ANTI-FRIZZ LEAVE-IN NOURISHING TREATMENT
Fueled by nourishing ingredients derived from coconuts, olives, almonds, and other natural sources, this leave-in conditioning treatment does more than tame frizz. The lightweight formula also protects and moisturizes, leaving hair soft, silky, and shiny without weighing it down.
I love using this and the Primer above to let my hair air dry. It’s NEVER looked better!
BEDROOM.HAIR puts touchable texture, separation and movement into the hair, while still allowing you to run your fingers through from roots to tips.
This lightweight finishing spray delivers flexible hold and touchable texture, helps enhance elasticity and suppleness for increased touchability, and protects against environmental stressors
This is one of my all time favorite products!
Blonde angel wash $32
Make every moment a bombshell moment, and banish brassy tones with BLONDE.ANGEL WASH. Lavender-infused, color enhancing shampoo takes on all tones – from creamy to platinum, and with the help of added optical brighteners rescues dull color – taking it from drab back to fab. Helps restore shine and brightness and maintain ‘cooler’ tones. Gentle enough to use every wash.
repair.me rinse $38
Repair, renew and restore dry, damaged, frizzy over-processed hair with REPAIR.ME.RINSE, this deeply nourishing and strengthening conditioner helps reconstruct and repair the hair. Packed with a powerhouse of ‘soft-state proteins’ and enzymes to deliver gentle lubrication to the hair, while helping to restore and protect against future damage.
My hair has NEVER felt better after using this only 1 time! I highly recommend this to all of my blondes and anyone who has damaged hair.
I know that this is might be a huge investment for you. It is worth every penny, your hair will thank you! The great thing about the products that we sell are that they last! The Washes and Rinses last between 2 - 4+ months depending upon how often you wash your hair. Around 2 months if you wash your hair every other day, and 3 - 4+ if you only wash 1 - 3 times a week. We are able to order liter sizes for Kevin Murphy Washes and Rinses, which range from $71 - $80 which is a savings of $50+!
The styling products will last you just as long, or even longer! It all depends on how often you use them. I will make sure that you know how to use all the products for maximum longevity! You will know if you like the products within 1-3 uses, if you aren’t completely satisfied call or text me! You can always exchange them for something else at the salon. I’ve got you girl! 💜
Education Time! 👩🏼🏫 Please read if you are getting Lightened! 👇🏼
When hair is lightened it goes through 8 stages of lift: Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Orange-Gold, Gold, Gold-Yellow, Yellow, and then finally, Pale Yellow. Sometimes hair can go past Pale Yellow to White and that is BAD! 🙅🏼♀️ When it is White it is damaged, it lacks protein, it does not have any pigment left, and it is highly porous, which means it holds water and does NOT hold on to color. Darker hair takes longer to get through the stages of lift and lighter hair does not take as long, because it doesn’t have as much pigment to get through.
This is why it may take multiple sessions to get to your goal. I always aim for the color of the inside of a banana 🍌 for Blondes, that way when the color fades you will be left with a beautiful yellow tone that you can correct at home. I try to get all of my Brunettes past the Orange 🍊 stage, when you are in the more Golden ⚜️ range it is easier to correct at home. This is why all Lightening services include an All Over Color, I will either enhance the color or correct it depending on how your hair lifted and your goals.
I use a demi-permanent color which fades on tone, doesn’t lift the hair, locks in moisture and protects the condition of the hair while improving shine. Typically, a demi-permanent will last 8-15 shampoos and slowly fade depending on how often you wash your hair, what products you use, your water, minerals, chlorine, etc. This is why is it so important to use Salon Grade Color Safe and Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner, only wash your hair 1-2x a week, and use the right products to maintain your look at home.
Now that you have your fresh new hair, here are some Aftercare Instructions!
Do not wash your hair for at least 48 hours. If your hair has been lightened it can take up to 2 weeks for the cuticle to close. That makes it easier to lose color pigments during that time.
Only wash your hair 1 - 2 times a week. Water is one of the things that will cause your hair color to fade, it can have chlorine, minerals and other crap in it that color doesn’t like. Dry Shampoo should be your new BEST FRIEND! We have dry shampoo by Kevin Murphy and Bumble and Bumble at the salon
Use Salon Grade Products, I can only guarantee my color services if the suggested products are purchased. It really is worth the investment! When you use salon grade products you don’t have to use as much, your hair will be in better condition, and your color lasts longer.
Limit your heat styling. Heat is another thing that will cause your color to fade fast. If you blow dry your hair, you must use a blow dry spray with heat protection! I love using Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer + Milk by Reverie before I blow dry. Message me if you have questions about product! email@example.com
Remember, your color will fade, sadly, there is no way around it. If you’re lightening your hair, I suggest The 3T’s 8-10 weeks in between your lightening services to Treat, Trim and Tone your hair. Brassiness is a given, sadly, but with the right products and getting on a Hair Plan you can Beat the Brass! 💜