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Are you looking for a hairdressers and barbers in Haverhill that is that little bit different? Embrace your individuality and personal sense of style at Avant Garde -“ specialists in hair, nails and manicure.

 

If you are tired of having the same hairstyle as everyone else in Haverhill, it's time to visit Avant Garde!

 

As owner, Westley Hellen explains, "Avant Garde is a salon with a difference. It embraces individuality, offers the highest levels of service and is most importantly, creative in the purest form.

 

"My clients span all ages and backgrounds, but the things they do share are a fun, experimental personality, pride in their appearance and an interest in fashion and current trends."

 

However, despite Westley's creative approach, his training has taught him to be highly methodical when it comes to cutting hair. "I provide my clients with a technically correct haircut, which makes their hairstyle look better for longer and easier to look after once they've left the salon," he says.

 

"When a client comes in with an idea, we discuss their lifestyle and assess their hair type and face shape to make sure that they get the result they want. I will always be tactful but honest as I would never want to see someone unhappy because I didn't tell them that the style they wanted simply wouldn't work.

 

"Sometimes people want a cut that accentuates a feature; others may want to minimise a flaw. I believe that all of these factors must be considered in order to achieve a cut my customer will love!"

 


 

All about the hair cut

 

For Westley, it's all about the cut - having trained as a Vidal Sasson hairdresser, he has a real passion for the technical intricacies that go into creating a good hairstyle. Once this has been achieved, the colour and styling serve to enhance the look.

 

It is an approach that reflects Vidal Sassoon's - to never 'concoct styles that just wash out, but cut a shape that stays in the hair, making it quick and simple to recreate every day.'

 

And this ethos certainly seems to be working - at the ripe age of 19, Westley opened Avant Garde and two years later, has built up a regular, loyal clientele that love the fact that they receive an individual, personal service and walk away with a haircut that's a little bit different to the norm.

 


 

Services

 

Avant Garde offers a wide range of services, including:

 

  • Cuts
  • Colouring
  • Full head colour
  • Tints
  • Highlights and lowlights
  • Hair up
  • Wedding and special occasion hair
  • Men's hair
  • 20% discount for card-carrying students and children under 16
  • Nails - gel overlays and foil wraps
  • Hair extensions

 

Westley uses Vidal Sassoon professional products for all styling and colouring; retail products are available to buy at the Haverhill salon.

 


 

Nails

 

We expect a lot from our hands and feet - don't they deserve to be treated?

 

Rather than subjecting them to harsh chemicals and damaging buffering, why not book an appointment at Avant Garde? Westley's wife, Colette Hellen, specialises in gel overlays - a gentle way to help your natural nails and still enjoy a fantastic look and finish.

 

Colette will gently soak and buff your nails without thinning before using GELish overlays - a hybrid between gel and polish that gives a flawless finish and fantastic colour and lasts for up to three weeks.

 

She is also experienced in applying Minx foil wrap, which produce high quality, artistically finished finger and toe nails in a fraction of the time it would take to create freehand nail art, in addition to up-to-the-minute customised sets of nails with nail art.

 


 

Make an appointment

 

Please call Avant Garde on 01440 869 153 to make a hair or nail appointment.

 


 

 

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latest reviews

In January 2015, said about Avant Garde

I can't say enough good thinks about the boys at Avant Garde, they make getting your hair done a fun and pampering experience and I've never had a bad haircut I didn't absolutely love from them.

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In January 2015, said about Avant Garde

Defo the place to go!! Johnathan saved my christmas by sorting out my hair!! He gave it a lovely heathy cut and a beautiful all over colour... It's such a great atmosphere

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In January 2015, said about Avant Garde

I loved my visit to avant garde the service was amazing and the staff themselves are so friendly and attentive! The haircut was exactly as I asked and it wasn't rushed at all I will definitely be going back in future and I recommend it to everyone!

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In January 2015, said about Avant Garde

My visits to Avant Garde are always such a treat. The staff are so helpful, friendly and welcoming. It is good to see a local business thriving through great customer service and hard work. I look forward to continuing offering my support in 2015 and beyond.

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In January 2015, said about Avant Garde

Thank you to Westley and Jonathan for my pre-Christmas cut and colour. Received lots of compliments about my hair from family and friends over Christmas but you always do such a fab job. I have complete trust in you and love the way I can just ask you to do something different and it always comes out looking great.

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In December 2014, said about Avant Garde

Avant garde is a haven of design and style. I always leave happy and impressed with the creativity of Wes.

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In December 2014, said about Avant Garde

Avant Garde is so relaxing, the staff are friendly, fun and professional - love them!

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In December 2014, said about Avant Garde

I like it because it's local and small, it feels more personal with the nice people inside.

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In July 2014, said about Avant Garde

My hair always looks great when I leave here. I genuinely love coming to Avant Garde to have my hair cut.

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In June 2014, said about Avant Garde

I like the way that they wash your hair and then cut it! I love my hair! Five Stars!

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In June 2014, said about Avant Garde

I had a very good hair cut at Avant Garde. I look forward to returning. Five Star.

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In June 2014, said about Avant Garde

The atmosphere in this salon is brilliant. Great service and very personal. I look forward to being there every month!

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In May 2014, said about Avant Garde

A fantastic cut from Westley. They provide great service with a smile. Thanks guys x

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In May 2014, said about Avant Garde

I always receive an excellent service. The best haircut in town hands down - fantastic

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In May 2014, said about Avant Garde

I use this salon regularly and always leave satisfied after being well looked after and receiving an exceptional standard or hair care.

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In May 2014, said about Avant Garde

Have been a customer for a few years now. Always receive fantastic advice and service.

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In May 2014, said about Avant Garde

I would definitely recommend and have already done so to many friends. The salon is very professional with a lovely friendly atmosphere. I always enjoy having my hair done and come out feeling relaxed and happy.

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In May 2014, said about Avant Garde

Fantastic service, very friendly and professional. They are highly recommended.

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In March 2014, said about Avant Garde

You will get consistently brilliant results and great customer service from Avant Garde

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In February 2014, said about Avant Garde

An excellent service in a warm ambiance altogether a wonderful experience :)

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In February 2014, said about Avant Garde

Avant Garde offers a really great service, Wesley is so attentive, taking the time to excel & exceed expectations. The atmosphere here is really great too, so friendly & inviting, everything geared to really enjoying the experience whilst getting a superb hairdo; can't recommend highly enough!

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In February 2014, said about Avant Garde

I haven't used Westley myself but my daughter Jade always has a huge smile when she gets back from Westley and that makes me smile too

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In February 2014, said about Avant Garde

As far as I am concerned Avant Garde Hair Boutique is the best hairdressers in Haverhill

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In February 2014, said about Avant Garde

They always deliver a really great service with up to the minute and stylish haircuts.

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In February 2014, said about Avant Garde

Avant Garde Hair Boutique is a fabulous and friendly and professional salon.

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