At KaRu Salon of Austin, we aspire to help you be the best version of YOU! Our haircut and hair color specialists know that every client’s needs are unique and our goal is to create a hairstyle for your lifestyle. We want to get to know you – your needs, profession and personality – so that we can design a hairstyle that flatters your life, as well as your physical features. You’ll not only walk out of KaRu looking fabulous – you’ll also feel fabulous! Schedule an appointment today – online or by calling 512-243-8208 and discover for yourself why our clients call KaRu the best salon in Austin.

3500 Jefferson St
Suite 101
Austin, TX 78731

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Welcome to our blog!  Our team of experts will be sharing styling tips, hair trends, step by steps and product recommendations. Get inspired for your next hairstyle or learn how to improve and maintain the health of your hair. These topics and more from the hair experts at KaRu Salon!


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Join us for Client Appreciation Day!

Join us for Client Appreciation Day on Saturday, December 5th 10am-6pm! We want to thank you for your loyalty & support. You, our clients, have made our small business a big success! Stop by anytime between 10am-6pm and receive 20% off Gift Cards, Styling tools, Unite & Oribe Hair Products! Enjoy a spirit and a


Open Mondays for the Holidays!

At KaRu Salon, we want you too look and feel your best this holiday season so we have extended our hours to best accommodate you! Open Mondays – 10am – 8pm Nov.23rd, Dec. 7th, Dec.14th and Dec 21st. Holiday appointments are booking up fast, so please call as soon as possible for your next appointment!


Luxurious Invisi-Tab Hair Extensions now at KaRu!

We are so excited to bring to you Invisi-Tab Hair Extensions! With these tape-in hair extensions now you can have longer, thicker, shinier hair in less than 60 minutes! They are low-maintenance, look incredibly natural, and won’t damage your hair during application or removal. You no longer have to wait hours to get them put


Happy Birthday KaRu!

Happy Birthday KaRu! Come celebrate “5 Years of Success” with cocktails and conversation on Sunday, Sept 13th 6-9pm! KaRu Salon is turning 5 and we want to thank our clients for your support throughout the years for making our small business a big success! Join us for a night of jubilation as we toast to

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We’re G-R-O-W-I-N-G!

We’re G-R-O-W-I-N-G! To best accommodate you, we have been looking for the best stylists in Austin to meet our high standards at KaRu Salon.  At KaRu, we are committed to providing you with five star customer service and the highest quality services. Every stylist at KaRu must have a minimum of at least 5 years experience


Spring Haircut and Color Trends

Spring is in the air! As seasons change, so should your hair! Spring haircut and color trends are anywhere from bold to  bright to soft and simple. With so many options, choosing your new Spring hair cut and color will be the hardest part! Short hair is more popular now than it has been since


“NEW” Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Service

We’re so excited to announce our latest offering, the new Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Service. After diligent research we found the best smoothing treatment on the market which is truly 100% formaldehyde free. Created by the Goldwell Haircare Experts, it was developed with both performance and safety in mind. From wavy to curly, frizzy to unmanageable,


Valentine’s Day Beauty Happy Hour!

Bring a friend and join us for wine and chocolate on Saturday, February 14th 3pm-6pm for our Beauty Happy Hour! Let our stylists work their magic and primp you before you go out! HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: $25 OFF UPDOS – $5 OFF UNITE AND ORIBE HAIR PRODUCTS!


New Year Blowout Special – Only $20!

Do you need some relief after the holiday madness?!?! Treat yourself to an hour of peace and serenity to enjoy a stress-relieving scalp massage with aromatherapy, relaxing shampoo and a bombshell blowout! This New Year Blowout Special – Only $20 (reg $35) is for a limited time only with select stylists, Ashley & Katie. This


Holiday Festivities at KaRu Salon

Holiday Festivities at KaRu Salon are in full swing! We have created two special events this season to make holiday shopping easy and to help you look your best this holiday season. Back by huge demand, our annual Client Appreciation Day is Saturday, Dec 6th 10am-6pm and our Holiday Open House is on Thursday, Dec


Oribe Hair Collection

The highly anticipated Oribe Hair Collection has arrived! Oribe defines luxury in hair care. Oribe hair products contain top-quality ingredients sourced from around the world free of sodium chloride and parabens. Most of their shampoos do contain sulfates but they are naturally derived from corn, wheat and coconut which are kind to your hair. Amongst our


NEW Unite Luxury hair care products

We are in love with the NEW Unite Luxury hair care products! The new Unite Luxury line is intensely enriched with crushed pearls Hawaiian organic honey and pure argan oil. These premium ingredients heal and reconstruct damaged hair. The crushed pearls protect, hydrate and remineralize the hair. Hawaiian organic honey prevents hair loss and promotes

Ombre Hair Color

Ombre Hair Color

Ombre hair color is still popular as ever as one of hottest hair color trends for 2013! With style icons such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, and Gisele Bundchen wearing this look, ombre hair color is one of the most requested hair color looks at KaRu Salon. The word “ombre” is a french word


Dry Hair Remedies

Learn dry hair remedies that will protect, hydrate and repair your hair this winter by the hair experts at KaRu Salon. In short, the weather, indoor heat and hats have taken their toll on your hair this winter. It’s frizzy, crispy, static-filled and dull.  Dry hair is hard to control, won’t hold a curl or


Our Favorite Holiday Hairstyles

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, KaRu Salon wants to share with you some of our favorite holiday hairstyles and beauty tips to make sure you look fabulous for your next holiday event.  A bit of flair is appropriate for this festive season but you don’t want to over do it. Charlize Theron


UNITE Hair Products

KaRu Salon exclusively carries Unite hair products. Unite hair products are SULPHATE, PARABEN, DEA, MEA and GLUTEN FREE.  It is 100% VEGAN and is formulated with antioxidants that reconstruct damaged hair and lock in hair color. UNITE  works closely with fashion and has been featured in several of the top beauty magazines.  This boutique line of


Fall Hair Trends at KaRu Salon

As seasons change so should your hair. At KaRu Salon we want to give you the scoop on the hottest fall hair trends this season. Say goodbye to summer’s humidity, frizzies, and sun-damaged hair and hello to gorgeous Autumn hair! Bangs and braids are here to stay as the ultimate hair accessory this season. Perfectly


A Messy Bun is One of Our Favorite Hairstyle’s at KaRu Salon

A messy bun is a one of our favorite hairstyle’s at KaRu Salon. It is a chic and stylish look that can be worn for many occasions. It looks great at work, for school, a wedding, and an evening party. This fashionable look takes minutes to acheive and looks effortless. One of our favorite stars


How to Blow Dry Bangs by KaRu Salon

Are you struggling with how to blow dry bangs? Bold heavy bangs such as Lea Michelle and Zooey Deschanel are a frequent request at KaRu Salon. Bold heavy fringe like these require a proper blowout to look modern and fashionable.  It is important to learn how to blow-dry your bangs from your stylist and  use


The Best Hairstyle For Your Face Shape by Karu Salon

Find out how to choose to best hairstyle for your face shape from the hair experts at KaRu Salon. Choosing the best hairstyle for your face shape is essential for the success of a great haircut. A good haircut should compliment your lifestyle, flatter your face shape and stature. Not sure what face shape you


Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Keratin Smoothing Treatments are a revolutionary hair craze that has swept the nation, changing the lives of frizzy haired women everywhere! It has no doubt been life altering for those who have combatted stubborn frizzy hair. Now you can have smooth silky locks without all the blowdrying time and use of heat tools. Keratin Complex Smoothing


Summer’s Must Have Hair Products

This summer’s must have hair products are  what we call at KaRu Salon  “Summer’s FIVE TO SURVIVE”.  These five UNITE  hair products are just what you need to protect your hair and  maintain your hair color this summer. Don’t leave for your next beach trip without them!  Trust us, you’ll be sorry…  So, here we go.


How to Prevent Your Hair Color From Fading

1. Use Color Enhancing Hair Products. Avoid using products that contain alcohol and sulphates as they remove hair color. Unite hair products are formulated with color locking antioxidants and are sulphate, paraben and gluten free. 2. Deep Condition Your Hair at Least Once a Week. Damaged hair is prone to fading so nourish your hair with a repair treatment such


3 Tips to Protect Your Hair This Summer

Use UNITE 7 Seconds Leave-in Conditioner religiously! It hydrates and protects your hair from sun-damage. Wet your hair before you get in the pool. Your hair is like a sponge, once it absorbs the water it will not absorb as much chlorine. This will protect your color from fading and drying out from chlorine. Use



One of the hottest hair trends right now is braids. Celebrities like Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba are wearing unique braids that look chic and effortless. Check out this link to see several ways to wear braids…


New U Luxury Argan Oil

This is a must have! It can be used on wet or dry hair leaving the hair feeling soft and healthy with lots of shine. It does not leave the hair looking oily and can not be overused. KEY FEATURES: Reduces blow-drying time Extends color life UV and thermal Protecter Nourishes and revitalizes For ALL


How to get Emma Stone’s Beachy Half Updo

Layer Unite Session whip and Boosta Spray all over damp hair to bring out your natural texture, but leave ends straight to create a windswept effect. Your style will take its own shape as it air-dries. Finish with Unite Second Day to enhance waves and polish ends.


Bright peek-a-boo highlights

We are loving this hot new hair color trend! Jewel tones are huge this Spring. Vibrant pairings of turquoise, blues, reds, purples and pinks. Big and bold multi-colored highlights will give a vibrant contrast to darker hair, whereas blondes and redheads will be sporting pastel tones of yellow, duck egg blues and baby pinks.


A Finger on the Latest Trend

Modern finger waves are irresistible, especially when they’re as pretty and polished as the ones January Jones wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. With prom and wedding season approaching, it’s a great alternative to an updo.


Wedding Hair

Wedding season is here and one of the biggest things that a bride-to-be wants to know is how to wear her hair. Browse our Updo Inspiration album on Pinterest and see wedding hairstyles from a classic chignon to romantic curls.


Return of the Fringe

According to a number of sources, this popular trend has never really gone out of style…it is just back with a Bang! for Fall/Winter 2011.  Take a peek at these great ideas from and think about bangin’ it with a fresh new look.   Aren’t sure if bangs are right for you?  There are software programs that allow you to put in

Rocker Asymmetrical Crop

Rocker Asymmetrical Crop…

When it comes to wearing your hair short, this “rocker asymmetrical crop” is on the list of upcoming trends for the fall season. While it is indeed a daring ‘do, the beauty of it (if you’re brave enough to take the pixie plunge) is its messiness. Rocker chic means no-muss-no-fuss!

Smoky Metallic Eyes

Smoky Metallic Eyes…

At KaRu a little metallic shadow takes eyes from smoky to smoldering. Rim the eyes with black liner, brush a charcoal shadow over the lids and into the crease. Dust on a copper shade with a hint of shimmer. To make eyes pop—and hearts stop.

Big Voluptuous Hair

Big Voluptuous Hair…

For big voluptuous hair try applying a small amount of Second Day in your hands. Then add 3-4 sprays of Boosta Spray and mix together. Apply from roots to ends and blow dry with a round brush

The Low Side Part

The Low Side Part…

A low side part instantly adds sophistication and drama. At KaRu Salon we use the technique to punctuate the ’60s-inspired ponytails that are so hot for fall fashion!! After applying Unites Blow and Set Lotion to the hair, blow it dry with a boar-bristle brush, blasting the roots with extra hot air for additional height.

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