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Austral is The Best hair salon in Columbia SC! From haircuts, balayage, brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, color treatments to waxing and makeup applications we take care of all your hair styling needs.Our stylists are highly trained professionals who will listen carefully to what you want before giving you their expert opinion on how they can make it happen. You’ll love our relaxing atmosphere, too!

Come visit us today at 2100 North Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29204 or call 803·790·0770 for an appointment with one of our talented stylists! We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Arden did an amazing pixie cut on me. I have already received several compliments. Her talent far exceeds her years. I was hesitant about having someone so very young cut my hair, but she definitely knows what she is doing!!! I am thrilled!
Amy Aaron
Amy Aaron
16:24 03 Feb 23
Madisyn is the best, got a gloss and cut and love it! I’m so glad I found my go to salon, I like the aesthetic there too.
Mrs. MJZ
Mrs. MJZ
02:24 02 Feb 23
Service was great and everyone was so nice!
Savannah Creasman
Savannah Creasman
18:52 31 Jan 23
Arden was GREAT! She was very professional and i thoroughly enjoyed my experience. First time there but it will not be my last. So glad I found it by accident and very pleased. The salon was beautiful and a great location as well .
Missy Frye
Missy Frye
19:49 29 Jan 23
Victoria Montgomery
Victoria Montgomery
18:35 29 Jan 23
Kortney always takes care of me and brings life back to my hair!
Amber Long
Amber Long
19:09 28 Jan 23
Always a great experience at Austral. Thanks, Tim!
Eveleigh Hughey
Eveleigh Hughey
02:12 27 Jan 23
Fantastic! Finally someone who knows how to cut and color curly hair.
Sarah Jane Senn
Sarah Jane Senn
17:45 20 Jan 23
I really enjoy the place and everyone there is really nice and professional.
Rosemary Newell
Rosemary Newell
22:35 19 Jan 23
Lisa Burgess
Lisa Burgess
22:31 17 Jan 23
Love them!! My hair comes out amazing every time and staff are always so friendly. 10/10 in every way. Get Rollin!
Caroline Swords
Caroline Swords
00:12 14 Jan 23
Tanya Moftakhar
Tanya Moftakhar
15:22 11 Jan 23
Eileen Korpita
Eileen Korpita
19:34 28 Dec 22
Tim is great, my hair is short and he does a great cut!
Rosmin Butterfield
Rosmin Butterfield
23:16 15 Dec 22
Karsyn was very meticulous when doing my highlights. Her attention to detail was impeccable! She did an amazing job! I highly recommend her and can’t wait until my next visit!
Danna Misenheimer
Danna Misenheimer
21:13 15 Dec 22
jessica del valle
jessica del valle
05:29 15 Dec 22
Hannah Scott
Hannah Scott
19:48 14 Dec 22
Austral has provided me with excellent experiences every single time! Amazing and helpful front desk staff and caring stylists who make you feel very comfortable while getting your hair done. Couldn't recommend them enough, and special shoutout to Cara at the front for always fitting me in when I need it!
Alana Pries
Alana Pries
18:43 13 Dec 22
cara feige
cara feige
18:38 13 Dec 22
Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson
23:32 11 Dec 22
Sim Johnson
Sim Johnson
23:31 11 Dec 22
Lindsay is awesome I love my hair, she cut and curled it, it came out beautiful. She's a super sweet person very easy to speak to, with just a few words she figured what I wanted. I can't wait to get my hair done with her for my wedding.
mia hidalgo
mia hidalgo
20:57 10 Dec 22
Collin Johnson
Collin Johnson
16:52 10 Dec 22
collin Johnson
collin Johnson
16:51 10 Dec 22
Jessica Ellis
Jessica Ellis
14:48 10 Dec 22
Simon Shealy
Simon Shealy
14:32 10 Dec 22
brooke Bennett
brooke Bennett
15:37 09 Dec 22
cayce R/C
cayce R/C
22:41 08 Dec 22
Chevonne Hasell
Chevonne Hasell
22:40 08 Dec 22
Kenley Patterson
Kenley Patterson
22:37 08 Dec 22
Madisyn is amazing! I’ve been coming to her for over a year, now. I’ve never been happier with my hair.
Elizabeth Loftin
Elizabeth Loftin
21:49 08 Dec 22
I didn’t get my desired look, but it was not the fault of this salon. This salon, I feel, had gone above and beyond to help me start the process of getting to the look I’m going for.To start: I had let my hair grow out from a previous salon that used a permanent dye. So I had, maybe 3-6 inches of new growth, perm. dye and then blonde ends. I usually have bad experiences with salons, so I grow my hair out long enough just to leave some room for error and correction.Haley (my hair salon life-saver) had done everything possible to help lift the perm. dye from my hair without me having some weird shading of newly dyed blonde new growth, perm. dye that changed to orange/red and then blonde ends. Rather than just accept this outcome, she stopped to talk about issue, explained everything so that I understood all of the possible outcomes, gave me options on how we could eventually get to my desired look and even consulted with other stylists for suggestions to make sure I had ALL OPTIONS available in order to make the best decision that would work for me.She made me feel comfortable, didn’t give off the “I know what’s best because I’m the stylist” attitude; she made me feel like a priority when I felt like my concerns and requests were heard. She did everything that she could possibly do to help get me to a point that was acceptable for us both without damaging my hair or giving me a “lost hope” feeling at finding a salon that was actually decent and worth me going back to.As for the facility, the staff yadda ya-The facility was clean, organized, there was always someone helping a co-worker out by sweeping up the hair, helping with foils, cleaning up someone’s workstation (which seemed like a great kind of vibe and place to want to be working at), everyone was a team player, all-hands-on-deck and cordial. Aside from Haley being absolutely amazing, I also enjoyed the mixture of Christmas music that played on the speakers. Although Haley had sung a few sentences every now and then, I was right along with her (but only singing in my head because I can’t carry a tune even if it was in my back pocket).Looking forward to scheduling my next appointment!
Blazay 13
Blazay 13
01:38 07 Dec 22
Best hair salon in Columbia!!
Matthew Rings
Matthew Rings
21:56 01 Dec 22
Kortney is great. She has been cutting my hair for several years and she always does an excellent job!
Kathy Collier
Kathy Collier
19:55 01 Dec 22
Got my haircut with Kristen today - obsesssed with it per usual and they always do a great job! I mainly see Kristen but when I last minute want to schedule something and can’t see her, I’ve seen other stylists and have never been disappointed at austral!!
Maureen Bacon
Maureen Bacon
18:16 30 Nov 22
I love my hair. Lindsay always makes me feel beautiful thanks, great salon and people! ♥️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Teresa R
Teresa R
02:43 23 Nov 22
I botched an at home bleach job at home and dealt with orange tones. I'm trying to go blonde for my wedding. I stupidly put a brown box dye over that since I hated the blonde. After about 4 months I went to see a stylist and was told nothing could be done. I said thanks and no prob. I got a call the next day from Courtney, and she got me in touch with Kylie. I can't say how grateful I am. This girl has worked a miracle. I'm officially blonde in 2 appointments! Still have a little way to go but it is worth the wait! I will be a client for life.
J Lane
J Lane
16:41 13 Nov 22
Sally Dunbar
Sally Dunbar
13:20 10 Nov 22
Bess Anderson
Bess Anderson
17:33 08 Nov 22
I had a great experience. Carson always does a wonderful job with my hair.
PAMELA EGAN
PAMELA EGAN
00:58 07 Nov 22
Love what Kortney does with my hair! I needed some color to fix the boring gray, she added highlights and some slight auburn lowlights and it looks amazing. I love the ambiance of the salon as well. Worth the hour drive to get my hair done here!
K Miller
K Miller
00:44 07 Nov 22
Tim did my hair and it was the best cut I ever had and I'm 70 years old that's a lot of hair cuts. Love it. Thank you Tim and staff.😁
Denise Wooley
Denise Wooley
17:39 03 Nov 22
Kortney was great to work me in and gave me a great cut as well as entertained me with her world view and travel stories. Great experience.
William McAngus
William McAngus
19:44 01 Nov 22
Lindsay always does a great job on my hair. The salon is very relaxing. All of the employees are so nice. I would never go to any other salon in Columbia.
Melissa Wondergem
Melissa Wondergem
19:19 28 Oct 22
Tim is the best! I always leave with a great haircut.
Melanie Baker
Melanie Baker
15:22 28 Oct 22
Austral Salon was my last stop in my hunt for an outstanding hair salon. These guys are color professionals. I have never received highlights like they offer at Austral, either.I'd like to encourage you to forge a relationship with one of the professional stylists at Austral. They are the best in town.EDIT: 10/27/2022Austral Salon opened in 1987. Oh, Brother! I have been going to Austral Salon since they opened. I know that I am a 'lady of a certain age', but I have never frequented a salon for 35 years before. Austral Salon served me well in my early 30s. Do not do the math...Tim cut my hair in the 80s someone else did my color. Tim is specialized! This was back when Tim used to make his 'grand entrance' into the salon. The theatre! Okay, boss, Charlene, I will stop. Austral STILL is the best in town.EDIT: 10/28/2022KRISTIN, who has the dubious distinction of her station's being right beside Tim's, has been doing both my color and my cut for the past 5 years or so. KRISTIN does those kinds of cuts that 'shake your head and it falls back into place. I treasure that.There is no telling WHAT I'll ask KRISTIN to do as far as color is concerned. KRISTIN is cheerful about everything...KRISTIN is also a wizard.
Vivian Leese
Vivian Leese
07:29 28 Oct 22
Kourtney did my hair for the first time about a week ago and I am extremely happy with it. She highlighted it, toned it and gave me the best cut I have had since I have been in Columbia! I am very picky, the color came out perfect and I am finally able to actually style my hair in a few different ways that all look good! It is more expensive than what I had been paying but is honestly worth it to me. Finally found a stylist in Columbia that I really like! Thanks Kourtney, I will definitely be back!
koleck anne
koleck anne
22:26 22 Oct 22
mary anne Roberts
mary anne Roberts
17:17 22 Oct 22
Kortney is the bomb! Not only is she EXCELLENT at her job, but she’s super fast. My hair is fairly long, and she did a full foil, wash, tone, dry, style, and cut in under 3 hours! AND I look fabulous 💜
Wizzy Ugino
Wizzy Ugino
23:20 21 Oct 22

Founder

Tim Shealy

Tim started Austral in 1986. Since then, his focus has been to provide clients with a great experience: great skill and great products. “Skill and professionalism sets our team apart.”

Our Columbia Team

Meet Our Hair Salon Stylists

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Austral hair salon is like no other in Columbia South Carolina! With our modern, open-space concept, warm wood tones, and spa-like atmosphere, you know this is no ordinary hair salon.

Relax and unwind. And when you meet your stylist, you know immediately you are going to look your best and feel great.

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Tim Shealy

Pixie Cuts
– Bobs
– Transformation Cuts

Tim started Austral in 1986. Since then, his focus has been to provide clients with a great experience: great skill and great products. “Skill and professionalism sets our team apart.”

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Kortney Wilkes

Educational Coordinator
– Balayage/Ombre
– Hair Extensions
– Special Occasion Makeup
– Texture Lobs
– Makeup Artist
– @kortney_australsalon

Kortney specializes in bridal hairstyling, makeup, balayage, and extensions. “I love stepping outside the box and trying new techniques.”

 

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Madisyn Morris

– Balayage
– Corrective Color
– Haircuts
– @madisynember88

You can probably find Madisyn at the gym when not at the salon. “I enjoy being able to use my creativity while working and getting to meet people while making them feel beautiful.”

 

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Kristen Dye

– Highlights
– Color
– Foiling

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Kristen now calls Irmo home. Her specialty is hair color. “Good communication is what helps me achieve the results my clients are looking for.”

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Charleane Shealy

As manager, Charleane oversees the daily operations and helps husband Tim with marketing and direction of Austral. She most enjoys helping stylists take their education and talent to a level that they enjoy.

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Lindsay Pfentner

– Up-do’s Special Occasion Hair
– Mens Cuts
– Styling and Blowouts
– @hairbylkp

Lindsay was a stylist in New York before moving to South Carolina. “With each new client there is a new learning experience.” She loves the freedom to be creative, and her clients love the results!

 

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Kylee Jessie

– Stylist
– Makeup Artist
– Foiling
– Balayage
– Hair Color

 I love having the ability to make someone look in the mirror and see themselves as someone that is beautiful and confident. It’s so touching & honoring when all they can do is smile !
My mom always told me if I did what I loved I would never work a day in my life!

 

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Rollin Barwick

Intern/Stylist

@hairbyrollin

 

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Haley Pickney

Stylist

  • blowouts
  • highlights
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I love what I do and the people I do it for.  My goal is to make every person feel like the best version of themselves while building strong relationships.

 

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Arden Pavlick

Stylist

Born in Philadelphia, Arden has now settled in Columbia SC.  Apart from being a stylist, some of her passions include music and art.  Her focus is to provide clients with an luxury experience while making them feel beautiful
  • Hair cut
  • Highlights
  • Natural blended dimensions
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Karsyn Misenheimer

Stylist

Karsyn grew up in Forest Acres and played tennis for A.C. Flora high school.  She has always loved this industry and is excited about her future.  Her favorite services are blonding, blowouts and balayage.  For fun she enjoys hanging out with the work crew.
  • Blonding
  • Blowouts
  • Balayage

 

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Our

Services

If you are anxious about changing hair salons or changing your hairstyle, we can put you at ease. For only $30 you can have a consultation with your stylist before you make any decisions. Tim Shealy and his team of experts are well-versed in today’s edgy styles like balayage, brazilian blowout, Keratin
and colors as well as the classics. At Austral hair salon in Columbia SC, we are committed to serving you with the professionalism, respect, and skill you deserve.

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Partial Highlight

A partial highlight is a highlight service that applies highlights to only part of your head. Highlights are placed, typically, in only  the top ​half, or the top and side sections of your head.

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Full Highlight

A full highlight involves highlighting hair in every section of your head from the nape of your neck, to the hairline in your fringe and everywhere in between.

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Coloring

Single Process Color means that a new color or toner is applied all over to create a new base color. It is used for covering grays and adding shininess and dullness to the hair.

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Hair Cuts

A women’s haircut includes a wash, blowdry, and style.

A men’s haircut includes a wash and style.

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Balayage

Balayage is a form of lightening the hair using a painting technique.

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Blowouts

Blow Out Flat Iron
Keratin Treatment
Keratin Express
Brazilian Treatment

Our

Prices

Styling

Haircut, Shampoo & Blow dry $44 – $88
Maintenance Bang Trim(existing clients) No Charge
Blow OutStarting at $41+
Blow Out and Flat IronStarting at $66+
Blowout and Curling IronStarting at $66+
Up DoStarting at $79+
Avocado Oil Conditioning Treatmentabove shoulders $39+
Avocado Oil Conditioning Treatmentbelow shoulders $69+
Inca Conditioning Treatmentabove shoulders $39+
Inca Conditioning Treatmentbelow shoulders $69+
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsVolumizing $38
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsEnergizing $38
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsHydrating $38
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsNourishing $38

Color

Single Process (roots only)Starting at $109+
Double Process (roots to ends)Starting at $130+
Eye Brow ColorStarting at $19+
HIGHLIGHTSLOWLIGHTS
Full HeadStarting at $146+
Half HeadStarting at $130+
OmbreStarting at $261+
BalayageStarting at $191+
Corrective Color$122+ hr

*Price will vary based on additional color request and or additional chemical needed for clients with longer or thicker hair.

Straightening, Curl, Frizz Control

Blow Out Flat IronStarting at $66+
Keratin TreatmentStarting at $485+
Keratin ExpressStarting at $213+
Brazilian TreatmentStarting at $395+

Bridal

BRIDE
Bridal Consultation$32
Makeup Trial$131
Bridal Portrait$131
Wedding Day Hair $158
Wedding Day Makeup$131
BRIDAL PARTY
Hair (in Salon)$79
Makeup (in Salon)$110

Special Occasion

Makeup$110
Hair$79
False Eyelashes$35

Facial Waxing

Wax Chin. . . . . . .$22
Wax Eyebrow. . . . . . .$27
Wax Lips. . . . . . .$22
Sides of Face. . . . . . .$32

Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions$32 Consultation

Salon

Opening Times

Find out just what Austral Salon can do for you. We’re open Monday thru Saturday. Use our Request form or call today for an appointment

MONDAY

10:00am

4:00pm

TUESDAY

10:00am

7:00pm

WEDNESDAY

10:00am

7:00pm

THURSDAY

10:00am

7:00pm

FRIDAY

10:00am

6:00pm

SATURDAY

10:00am

4:00pm

SUNDAY

C L O S E D

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Our Products

Organic Pure Care is a complete line of exclusive hair care products which is dedicated to the beauty and care of the hair and scalp, from the balanced formulations based on high quality plant extracts. Organic Pure Care Products are the result of advanced research by innovative technologies. Every single product line contains high concentrations of pure essential oils, extracts from plants and flowers according to the most traditional and ancient techniques of collection. The high-quality therapeutic powers, the aromas, the colors that characterize each essence are kept in a natural way, without the use of harmful chemical additives. Following the arc of the seasons and the ripening of plants, Organic Pure Care may be subject to some slight variation of color and scent. For harmony and an end result that focuses on the person giving comfort, with an ally of exception: Nature.

Silk Aloe Line

Aloe restores health to hair. Born in arid environments, this incredible plant has developed the ability to transform on the inside, using sunlight and minerals extracted from the ground in a number of beneficial substances. Its health giving properties are due to the quantity and quality of substances that are inside the plant. Aloe contains the B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, B15) and vitamin C, to regenerate skin tissues, and act as natural cerebral stimulants.

Wellness Line

For scalp and hair, absorb the precious beneficial effects of these essential oils. Relaxing, Calming, Toning, Energizing, and Avocado Oil Treatment. The properties of the essential oil will act through the skin and the breathing for body and mind care in harmony with your senses.

Beauty Argan Line

Our hydrating line to make the hair healthier. Our Argan Oil products, like all our lines, are designed to make hair softer, shinier, bright, and full of vitality.

Inca Restructuring Treatment

INCA is an excellent natural cosmetic treatment that is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (about 93%) and with its outstanding quality surpasses all other oil substances used in the cosmetic world. Inca oil protects both the structure of the hair, and the scalp, giving both the chance to rebuild natural barriers through excellent moisturizing qualities. Its use is very suitable for treated hair, which is porous, dry, dehydrated or sensitive. It regenerates and restores all the fiber and the roots; the vitamin E contained in it is part of the process of regeneration and renovation, and its unsaturated fatty acids deeply nourish. It prevents, treats and resolves all types of hair problems.

Our Products

Organic Pure Care is a complete line of exclusive hair care products which is dedicated to the beauty and care of the hair and scalp, from the balanced formulations based on high quality plant extracts. Organic Pure Care Products are the result of advanced research by innovative technologies. Every single product line contains high concentrations of pure essential oils, extracts from plants and flowers according to the most traditional and ancient techniques of collection. The high-quality therapeutic powers, the aromas, the colors that characterize each essence are kept in a natural way, without the use of harmful chemical additives. Following the arc of the seasons and the ripening of plants, Organic Pure Care may be subject to some slight variation of color and scent. For harmony and an end result that focuses on the person giving comfort, with an ally of exception: Nature.

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Silk Aloe Line

Aloe restores health to hair. Born in arid environments, this incredible plant has developed the ability to transform on the inside, using sunlight and minerals extracted from the ground in a number of beneficial substances. Its health giving properties are due to the quantity and quality of substances that are inside the plant. Aloe contains the B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, B15) and vitamin C, to regenerate skin tissues, and act as natural cerebral stimulants.

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Wellness Line

For scalp and hair, absorb the precious beneficial effects of these essential oils. Relaxing, Calming, Toning, Energizing, and Avocado Oil Treatment. The properties of the essential oil will act through the skin and the breathing for body and mind care in harmony with your senses.

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Beauty Argan Line

Our hydrating line to make the hair healthier. Our Argan Oil products, like all our lines, are designed to make hair softer, shinier, bright, and full of vitality.

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Inca Restructuring Treatment

INCA is an excellent natural cosmetic treatment that is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (about 93%) and with its outstanding quality surpasses all other oil substances used in the cosmetic world. Inca oil protects both the structure of the hair, and the scalp, giving both the chance to rebuild natural barriers through excellent moisturizing qualities. Its use is very suitable for treated hair, which is porous, dry, dehydrated or sensitive. It regenerates and restores all the fiber and the roots; the vitamin E contained in it is part of the process of regeneration and renovation, and its unsaturated fatty acids deeply nourish. It prevents, treats and resolves all types of hair problems.

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2100 North Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29204
803·790·0770

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Why choose a career with Austral Salon? At Austral Salon, we believe in growing talent. Owner Tim Shealy works closely with each new hair stylist for 6-12 months to further develop technique and professionalism, building a solid foundation of education and experience.

As a major retailer of Organic Pure Care hair care products in the Southeastern U.S., stylists get to use these products exclusively at the salon. Ongoing education and training on these products is provided by Tim as well as Organic Pure Care representatives.

All stylists receive ongoing training in the latest trends, techniques and products from owner Tim Shealy, Organic Pure Care representatives and more.

As a bonus, Austral provides paid vacation for its permanent, full-time stylists; something unusual in the industry. Stylists also enjoy a great working environment in Columbia’s premiere hair salon.

At Austral Salon, our stylists are professionals, and they are treated that way.

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