The Best Salon in Columbia SC

Welcome! You have just made an excellent decision by choosing our salon. Your Austral Salon experience begins as soon as you walk through our door thanks to complimentary refreshments once inside and highly trained staff members who take pride in making sure their clients feel completely satisfied at all times during their service time here. Our team has everything necessary: expert hairstylist’s for each individual preference; makeup artist’s available customized services such as facials

Austral Salon is the best place to get your hair done in Columbia SC! We offer all types of services from haircuts, color, and styling to waxing and makeup. Our stylists are experts in their field with years of experience. Come visit us today!

You deserve the best service when it comes to your hair. That’s why we only use top quality products on our clients that will leave them feeling confident and looking beautiful every time they walk out the door. Let us take care of you today!

Do you want to look like a celebrity?

Austral Salon is the best salon in town! We offer all of your favorite hair services, including balayage highlights. You’ll love our friendly and knowledgeable staff, who are always happy to help. Come see us today!

Our stylists will make sure that you’re looking your best with a personalized service tailored just for you. Whether it’s an updo or a new color, we have something for everyone at Austral Salon. We can’t wait to show off our work on your beautiful locks!

You deserve the best.

Austral Salon is a full-service salon that specializes in hair, nails and makeup services. We have been providing professional beauty treatments for over 10 years to our clients in the area. Our team of talented stylists are always up on the latest trends and techniques so you can be sure you’ll receive only the best service when you come into our salon.

We want to make your experience at Austral Salon as enjoyable as possible, which is why we offer complimentary beverages while you wait or enjoy a relaxing massage during your treatment. For those who need it, we also offer childcare services during your appointment so mommy can get her pampering too! And if that wasn’t enough, all of our staff members are licensed professionals with extensive training and experience under their belts – they’re ready to help answer any questions or concerns about what’s going on with your hair today!
We know how important it is for women to feel confident and beautiful every day – whether she’s running errands around town or getting ready for an eventful night out on the town – which is why we strive to provide top notch customer service from start to finish every time someone walks through our doors!
If this sounds like something that would interest you then please give us a call today We look forward to hearing from you soon :)
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Austral Salon
2100 North Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29204
803·790·0770
https://australsalon.com/

The Best Hair Salon in Columbia SC

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Looking for a new hair salon?

Austral is The Best hair salon in Columbia SC! From haircuts, balayage, brazilian blowout, 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!

Schedule your next appointment with us online now by clicking here!

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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
Got my hair done today and it was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend Madisyn she’s so good and I always leave happy thanks to her wonderful talent!
Amber Azocar
Amber Azocar
22:17 15 Oct 22
Very friendly staff and Courtney does an excellent job. I’ve tried other places and I always come back🥰
Polly Sim
Polly Sim
19:25 15 Oct 22
This place is awesome! They did a fabulous job on my hair. They are also very caring and helpful to my mother who broke her arm and cannot fix her hair. They care for their clients & it shows!!
Margaret Ashley
Margaret Ashley
22:22 12 Oct 22
Madison cut my hair and as always did a great job! She is very professional and knows how to cut hair. I would highly recommend Austral Salon to anyone who needs a new "do"! Very pleased. Great service from the entire staff!
Diana Merrill
Diana Merrill
21:59 11 Oct 22
Always a great visit.
Gwendolyn Galphin
Gwendolyn Galphin
18:15 06 Oct 22
Love Kristin..she is so great! Not only does great hair but super nice!
yodabella Tatum
yodabella Tatum
18:23 05 Oct 22
I've been a client for around 10 years and I’m not going anywhere soon! Not only is the salon clean, well staffed and extremely professional, the authentic attention & care given to clients is consistent and genuine. I greatly value my relationship with Kortney and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her skill as a stylist, her artistry, her attention to detail, and her timeliness as well! Highly recommend a visit!
April Donnelly
April Donnelly
17:53 04 Oct 22
Good place!!!!
Amay Patel
Amay Patel
06:04 30 Sep 22
Kristen cut and styled my hair. BEST haircut ever! I showed her a picture of cut I liked. We discussed how it would work for my specific hair type and lifestyle. Great style! AND best of all - husband said cut made me look 5 years younger! Thanks much!
Diane Grant
Diane Grant
00:37 24 Sep 22
Best salon by far! Absolutely beautiful and fresh! Madison is the best!
Kaci muthig
Kaci muthig
21:32 21 Sep 22
Madison Did an amazing job transforming my hair. She was very Friendly and sweet.Staff was so professional. I highly recommend this place
Aya Obaidat
Aya Obaidat
19:43 17 Sep 22
Kylee gave me a balayage today and I absolutely loved it. She was so friendly and a really good listener. If you ever need someone to do an amazing job on your hair while you complain about your day, she’s your girl.
mollie miller
mollie miller
17:42 14 Sep 22
Tim and his staff are the best. Always a great cut and conversation. Salon is always clean and atmosphere is relaxing.
Amy Coker
Amy Coker
23:55 09 Sep 22
I had an amazing experience with this salon, Kylee did fantastic on my wedding hair color it looks so good. I could hardly believe it was my own hair when I first saw. They were all very professional and did everything so well. Definitely recommend going here
A.M. Wolf
A.M. Wolf
20:56 08 Sep 22
Love Austral! Was struggling to find a salon in college that was reliable and not super expensive and was so glad when I found them. Emmie always exceeds expectations 😊
Kaylee Harvey
Kaylee Harvey
20:04 08 Sep 22
Haley was my stylist and I LOVE the work she did! I came in a pretty hot mess, and she listened and guided me to reach the best end results for my damaged hair. I wanted to add some dimension to my hair, so I asked to go lighter and get layers. I felt totally pampered and spoiled, I would definitely go back. Thanks Hailey!♥️
Melanie Caraballo
Melanie Caraballo
21:07 01 Sep 22
Madyson is amazing!
Elizabeth Loftin
Elizabeth Loftin
16:38 30 Aug 22
Excellent as always. Tim cut my hair; Arden colored and styled it. Thank you.
Brenda Fox
Brenda Fox
18:02 25 Aug 22
Ellison Kirby
Ellison Kirby
00:40 21 Aug 22
I loved my haircut. Tim is super personable and very knowledgeable about hair. It's hard to get a nice pixie haircut and he did a great job 👍
Maria Heath
Maria Heath
17:37 19 Aug 22
Wow! Kortney was off the chain. Best haircut in a long time
Henry Connor Coan
Henry Connor Coan
22:09 17 Aug 22
Kourtney is an amazingly talented stylist. Seriously. The best. Love the graduated bob haircut with precision thinning she did on my thick hair. So happy to have found her. Have not met her peer since i moved to Columbia.
Renee Madden
Renee Madden
21:17 10 Aug 22
Emmie washed,cut,and styled my hair and did a nice job. I have very thick hair and most ppl don't know how to cut thick hair well. She is patient and takes her time to cut my hair correctly. I would recommend her to ones with thick hair!
Brenda luvorchids
Brenda luvorchids
15:15 03 Aug 22
Loved it! I got the color done exactly the way I was looking for
fabiana lopez
fabiana lopez
18:16 30 Jul 22
Tim cut my hair. Kristin colored it. They were both warm, savvy, and good listeners paying attention to who I was and what style and color would work for me. I felt very comfortable in the salon -such a nice vibe- and with them. The layout & the attention you get are peaceful and spacious. I plan to keep going. I just recently moved here. I was very happy with the style and color. Susan S.
Susan Shadle
Susan Shadle
01:01 25 Jul 22
Incredible staff with impeccable service
Dan Overton
Dan Overton
15:25 20 Jul 22
Madisyn is amazing! Love the way she cuts and styles my hair!
Skylar Batman
Skylar Batman
14:36 14 Jul 22
I have had my hair cut here a couple times and last time I went in I didn’t love the cut- but they were quick to fit me in to fix it free of charge with a different stylist named Mary (who was amazing and so thorough, highly recommend her!) and I’ll definitely be back!!! Austral/Mary had amazing customer service! 🤍
Julie Wong
Julie Wong
15:34 11 Jul 22
Lindsay is a very professional hairstylist and I could not be more pleased with the results. I told her what I envisioned and she listened and I got more than what I wanted in the cut, style, color, and highlights. She is a true professional that is very talented at her job. The others at the salon make you feel very welcome. Visiting Austral is a very good experience.
Brenda Long
Brenda Long
10:32 07 Jul 22
Emelia Dominguez
Emelia Dominguez
16:46 01 Jul 22
Highlights done by Emmie and very happy with the results. Very friendly staff at this salon. My first visit and Emmie was so sweet! My blonde highlights are beautiful and exactly what I wanted. Will definitely be back!
Katie Keinath
Katie Keinath
11:03 30 Jun 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.”

Featured

Stylists

Austral hair salon is like no other in Columbia. 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
– @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 Brazell

– 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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Emmie Gray

My goal is to add a smile with every service. “The only way to do great work is to love what you are doing” I enjoy using my creativity to transform client’s hair and see the excitement on their faces.

– @emmieg_styles

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Maisy

West Highland Terrier

Love to take naps and eat treats, Rinse & Repeat.

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Our

Services

If you are anxious about changing hair salons or changing your hairstyle, we can put you at ease. You will have a free consultation with your stylist before you make any decisions. Tim Shealy and his team of experts are well-versed in today’s edgy styles and colors as well as the classics. At Austral, we are committed to serving you with the professionalism, respect, and skill you deserve.

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.

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.

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.

Hair Cuts

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

A men’s haircut includes a wash and style.

Balayage

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

Blowouts

Blow Out Flat Iron
Keratin Treatment
Keratin Express
Brazilian Treatment

Our

Prices

Styling

Haircut, Shampoo & Blow dryStarting at $35
Maintenance Bang Trim(existing clients) No Charge
Beard TrimStarting at $12
Blow OutStarting at $25
Blow Out and Flat IronStarting at $45
Blowout and Curling IronStarting at $45
Up DoStarting at $55
Avocado Oil Conditioning Treatmentabove shoulders $30
Avocado Oil Conditioning Treatmentbelow shoulders $50
Inca Conditioning Treatmentabove shoulders $30
Inca Conditioning Treatmentbelow shoulders $50
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsVolumizing $30
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsEnergizing $30
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsHydrating $30
Essential Oil Conditioning TreatmentsNourishing $30

Color

Single Process (roots only)Starting at $87
Double Process (roots to ends)Starting at $117
Eye Brow ColorStarting at $15
HIGHLIGHTS/LOWLIGHTS
Full HeadStarting at $119
Half HeadStarting at $103
OmbreStarting at $180
BalayageStarting at $200
Corrective ColorConsultation Only

*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 $45
Keratin TreatmentStarting at $400
Keratin ExpressStarting at $175
Brazilian TreatmentStarting at $325

Bridal

BRIDE
Hair TrialStarting at $75
Makeup TrialStarting at $55
Wedding Day HairStarting at $125
Wedding Day MakeupStarting at $65
BRIDAL PARTY
Hair (in Salon)Starting at $65
Makeup (in Salon)Starting at $55

Special Occasion

Up DoStarting at $55
Blow Out Flat IronStarting at $45
Blow Out CurlsStarting at $45
False Eyelashes$35

Facial Waxing

Wax Chin. . . . . . .$17
Wax Eyebrow. . . . . . .$22
Wax Lips. . . . . . .$17

Hair Extensions

Hair ExtensionsComplimentary 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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Being on time for your appointment is greatly appreciated to ensure that you receive your full service and other clients are not inconvenienced. We respectfully reserve the right to decline any client a service we don’t see fit.

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

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.

Organic Pure Care Color Line

Organic Pure Care Color Line

Fast, powerful, and environmentally friendly, developed with the needs of Stylists and their guests. This innovative color line was created to help the successful Stylist in a way that allows for business growth – both economically and professionally. Obtain optimal results with color, in complete safety.

Wellness Line

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

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

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Join Our Team

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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