For $80, today's side deal gets you a haircut—including shampoo, conditioning treatment, and blow-dry—plus a single-process color at Atelier Hervé (up to a $160 value). This deal also includes a complimentary style consultation to help you discover who you want yourself to want to be.
Tucked into an old, historic house in the niceliest of West Austin's nice neighborhoods, Atelier Hervé's boutique vibe extends from its iron chandeliers right to the tips of each stylish stylist's scissors—making you feel like a welcomed guest rather than just another car on the assembly line that needs its hair done. Owner and master stylist Hervé Lapuente grew up as the child of passport-stamp-filling cosmopolitan stylists, learning the ropes and threads over his incredibly good-looking lifetime and during his more than 20 years of professional salon experience. He'll approach your cut like a designer approaches a fabulous art installation, crafting and molding your do to help you achieve the look you've always desired or the vixen's mane you never knew you had buried in your disheveled noodle nest.
Treated with Atelier Hervé's line of Kevin Murphy products, your hair will be soft and secure enough in its identity to change its stripes: with a single-process color ($70–$85), Hervé will colorize your hair's black-and-white melodrama into a Technicolor musical or change you from a straw-headed flirt into an auburn-topped femme fatale. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Hervé Lapuente was born in Paris, France, but he spent most of his childhood following his stylist parents as they roamed the world crafting coiffures. Taking up the family business, Lapuente trained in France, led seminars in more than 20 countries for hairstyling behemoth Rusk, and opened three salons in Austin. Now settled into the intimate West Austin house where he opened Atelier Hervé, the master stylist crafts 'dos for clients while conversing with them in English, French, or Spanish. Warm wooden floors and delicate iron chandeliers lend the Atelier a welcoming air, aided by natural, preservative-free light, demure couches, and local art.