Gator Glam: Local Beauty Spots in Gainesville


You may have your favorite spa or hair salon back home, but moving up to Gainesville for college means having to find a new “salon away from home.” I asked some people what their favorite local places were and these are a few they said to try!

Mode Salon West: “I love Mode Salon West because they really try to promote the experience with super friendly staff and really great hair products.” – Michelle Provenzano, telecommunications junior.

Avant Garde: “It was my first massage experience, and the woman who did mine explained everything to me and made it such a relaxing experience. They usually run a Groupon too every now and then for a 60-minute massage.” – Emily Gonzalez, political science senior.

Salon 5402: “They're all really cool and easy to talk to, and they know exactly what to do when you ask for a certain style. A lot of places will mess up even if you give them a picture of what you want, but Salon 5402 gets it right every time.” – Blythe Ferguson, pre-dental freshman.

Champagne Salon: “I like Champagne Salon because they understand a women's eyebrow and are very good at threading them! It's right by campus, so I am able to walk there whenever, and it’s very good pricing.” – Tatiana Blanco, advertising sophomore.

Beach Break: “I'm obsessed with Beach Break because of the atmosphere. Everyone is so professional, and they become your friend. I always go to Emily, and she knows my whole life story; it’s like a therapy session when I go there!” – Jen Korngold, psychology junior.

It sounds like Gainesville has some hidden gems! I urge you to try a few of these places and find a favorite for yourself!