Avenson Salon & Boutique

Avenson Salon & Boutique


Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!!! What a beautiful wedding & amazing family!!!!

Venue: West Liberty Community Center
Caterer: Jeff's Market West Liberty
Photographer: Michelle Quinn Studios
Hair: Avenson Salon & Boutique
Kegs: Giri BP
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, Wild Soul Weddings owner La Rae and a new friend, Sean, from Sean Michael Images, celebrated Paul and Rachel as they made their sweet love last name official!

These two pivoted slightly by reducing their 300 person guest list down to a fraction. Their beautiful intimate day was still absolutely perfect in every way!

Paul and Rachel’s love is so beautiful that there were so many times when I cried along with them. Their first look was filled with joyful tears, and Paul could not stop telling his bride how beautiful she is, and how lucky he is to have found her.

They definitely had a team of amazing vendors, and we loved meeting so many new friends!

Take a peek at their wedding day highlights!

Koru Aronia Berry Farm
Simply Blooming
Avenson Salon & Boutique
Ashley Forbes
Jerry and Margie's Catering
Brides & Weddings
Mojo Productions
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Donithan!!!

Wedding venue: Rapid Creek Cidery
Bridal Shop: Hope's Bridal & Prom
Tuxedo Shop: Brides by Jessa
Makeup stylist/Salon: Avenson Salon & Boutique - Emily Urban
Hair stylist/Salon: Avenson Salon & Boutique - Emily Urban
Wedding bands: Diamond Leaf Jewelers
Florist: Hydrangea Bloom
Caterer: Rapid Creek Cidery
DJ: &C memories
Videography: Table 20

Looking for a new stylist.
I just have to share - a coworker and I were talking today about getting haircuts and she was asking if my stylist wore a mask. She unfortunately had an experience where she was told the stylist would have one on but when she arrived the stylist wasn’t and the other clients weren’t either. For her, she wasn’t comfortable and left and felt awful about the whole experience. I just have to say kudos to Melissa Avenson and the rest of the team at Avenson Salon for keeping their word and keeping clients and themselves as safe as possible!! 🙌 It isn’t easy, it’s not cheap, it wears you down (I’m sure) but you are doing a rockstar job of being responsible. Thank you and don’t worry, I sent my coworker your way 😊👍
I can hardly wait until my appointment Friday!!! It’s been too long Melissa.
Hi. I used the Moisture and my sad hair is very happy, bouncy and full of volume. Thanks for the tutorials and time you take to keep us all looking beautiful.
Do your stylists offer gift certificates?! I would like to support my stylist, Amy Van Loh, during this difficult time, and I’m sure others would as well! 💙
Just a friendly reminder! 😀
What silent auction item(s) are you planning to bid on at the event? We are grateful to our In Kind Sponsors who are helping to make this part of IMM a success.

Cubs Tickets ($300 value)
4 tickets: Section 218, Row 12, Seats 1-4
The winner of this item will get the contact information of the donor giving these tickets and will be given a few games to choose from in the Spring of 2020.

Avenson Salon & Boutique ($100 value)
5 Kevin Murphy hair products, $25 gift certificate to salon, and a headband

Benders Studio ($100 value)
1 month of unlimited classes

Tailgate Iowa ($55 value)
$35 gift card to Tailgate Iowa City, case of Busch Light beer, black and yellow Hawkeye football, popcorn, and peanuts

Heartland Soles ($50 value)
$50 gift card
Mouse pad with your company logo. Give me your design or high resolution photo and I can make it happen. Avenson Salon & Boutique

At Avenson Salon & Boutique we thrive on collaborating & creating long lasting, beautiful haircuts, Inside, you will also find, a little unique boutique.

At Avenson Salon & Boutique we are experienced Stylists with technical training! Hair services such as: Specialty colors & applications, lash color & lift, smoothing services & Hair EXTENSIONS! All of our services are provided by trained professionals using high quality & luxury products (Kevin Murphy, Brazilian Blowout, Pulp Riot). Stocked with hand-picked apparel and novelty items by all of us!

Photos from Avenson Salon & Boutique's post 07/11/2023

Before & Afters allow me to say less…
look and see for yourself!!

Photos from Avenson Salon & Boutique's post 07/11/2023

Check out WHATS NEW inside our boutique!!

Photos from Avenson Salon & Boutique's post 04/13/2023

NEW in Stock
Chambray SANP 🫰Button, Frayed Hem longline Shirt!!!
You guys, this is a MUST HAVE I was feeling like something special in this outfit today!!

Photos from Avenson Salon & Boutique's post 03/19/2023

White and charcoal grey options!!! S-XL
$50 🤩Mention this post and save $10 off purchase!!!!


🖤high waisted
🖤cuffed or un-cuffed options
🖤button fly



How to best work with your gray…
There are 3 main ways of transitioning to gray hair from dyed hair:
🦃the cold turkey method (letting the dye grow out or cutting it out),
💆‍♀️the salon transition (having a stylist blend your old color hair to match your natural gray), or
💆‍♀️🦃💇🏻‍♀️the combination of both. Waiting it out, work with your outgrowth and then blending mid to end to correspond with outgrowth!

find this helpful or have questions about your own Grey transition? Leave a comment or question below. ⬇️


It’s true! I can’t say the last 3 years were easy for me OR my salon crew but you wouldn’t know it if you’ve visited us!
The salon has continued to pull together, grow together, help each other through good times and really super sh*tty times!
I was overwhelmed with it all from home life to work life during this time too. I was lost, scared and totally unsure of what the F**k-a-Roo to do! What kept me pushing forward and figuring it out were the friendships and talent I have inside our salon! They were worth it to keep going!! It’s worth it for me as a women in business, to keep going! At the end of the day, my clients, my career and our salon is my happy place. I can only hope to create a space you all are happy & feel good in too!!

Looking forward to 2023 with you all!! 💛. We appreciate ALL your continued support friends!!

Love, Melissa




It’s unreal how many weddings we had this year! Even more unreal is how many we had to refer to other salons! You guys, 50+ wedding requests we couldn’t take on! That is bonkers! Needless to say, the 2023 requests are rolling in & we already have so many on the books. We love wedding hair ladies but we only have so many weekends avail. Schedule your 2023 wedding hair today!


Stay 𝓯𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓱 & 𝓬𝓾𝓽𝓮 this ❄️winter with our 𝓢𝔀𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓣-𝓢𝓱𝓲𝓻𝓽 𝓼𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷!
Need 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑪𝒐𝒛𝒚? Or 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒊!? We got you “covered”…literally!


🍾Sending off 2022 by Reintroducing our Salon Manager…. KARLEY


🍾Sending out 2022 by are introducing our Advanced Stylist….Jessica


🍾Sending off 2022 by Reintroducing our Right hand helper and Stylist in Training…Olivia


🍾Sending off 2022 by reintroducing our
Owner/Stylist/Hair ExtensionSpecialist


🍾Sending off 2022 by Reintroducing our
Stylist/Lash specialist….Noelle!!


Hi There, It’s that time in December when we like to give back. We are working to donate items to the DVIP!
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
During the month of December Bring in any non-perishable items and receive $1 off per item UP TO $10 off your service that day or your next service for those that just stop by to donate!! !!
Donation box is in the salon. Stop by anytime and we will credit your account. We look forward to another BIG DONATION to give them again this year!!


Everything here is inside Avenson Salon & Boutique. New, unique and so Cozy!
🎁Velvet Bell Dlares
🎁Oversized Baby Blue Sweater
🎁Black bodysuit
🎁Black Jumpet Outfit
🎁Bright Multi color Sweater
🎁Orange and Berry Shackets
🎁Long sleeve Iowa S**t!


No need to add more highlights here! Utilized old highlights for a NEW LOOK!


STOCK UP friends.. just a reminder … this SALE is usually just once a year


Did you know… you can get a totally
NEW LOOK from your Old Hilights
Stylist: Noelle

Photos from Avenson Salon & Boutique's post 11/13/2022

What an Incredible variety of hair requests! 👉All unique and beautiful. Weather we are creating a BLONDE layout or you have a VIVID color request, it still requires the same skill and knowledge!
Stylist: hair_by_lililoughran


Now-Oct 31st! Get the sale while it’s on SALE!!!!


Feel Free to Zooooom in on this hair.…🙌
I did, and we are the ones that did the HAIR!!
Usually I’m a little more humble but DAAMMMN…. This Hair was in on 🔥. But it wasn’t just luck. We had some beautiful ladies to work with for one of our Fav. friends… ❤️

Photos from Avenson Salon & Boutique's post 10/11/2022

Hey Lovey, I have to get honest… taking selfies for ALL to see our NEW items, it is for sure my least favorite part of the boutique gig!
It’s lighting, posing and trying to seem comfortable in my own skin (which currently I’m struggling with daily…I know a lot of us can relate).
However, it’s a MUST DO for YOU❤️
Lucky for US ALL… we have size options from SMALL-3X!!
I will also be honest about my curvy wear… it is just starting out, I want to make sure I can truly provide all sizes in quality and relevant clothing!! Soo here I’m wearing…
Bodysuit in: 1x
Shackets in: Large
Cardi in: Large or XL both fit get but different
Jean jacket in: Large

Never assume it won’t fit or we wouldn’t have your size… try it on lady love! You may be surprised and find a great new piece to feel your best in!!

*PEEP*. Who spotted photo bombing!?? 😂 she even somehow managed to not look surprised at all, totally “struck a pose” AND, per-usual, has a HUGE SMILE on her face. Our personal favorite accessory she seems to NEVER forget to wear every day!!!❤️



Show Us you ❤️Love Us by taking a moment to VOTE for Us in the “Men’s Salons or Hair Salons” category at
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Thanks Friends

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🎃 5 weeks till Halloween 🎃
🦃8 weeks till thanksgiving 🦃
🎄 13 weeks till Christmas 🎄
Stylist: .by.amyvanloh


It’s that time again… help us WIN again!! Show us some love and share this with your friends too!! VOTE FOR US at locals LOVE US!!! Please and thank you ❤️




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159 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

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