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Shag Salon provides a creative and approachable environment, with an expertly trained team to indulge client's needs. We pride ourselves in producing and maintaining healthy, beautiful hair, customized to your individual lifestyle. Our well-crafted team thrives on continuous education, staying ahead of the ever-changing trends and techniques of the beauty industry.
We are inspired by the old is new again, from timeless tailored styles to re-imagined classics to what is trending and cutting edge. Come see why Shag has been a leader in Austin's Beauty Scene.
Michael is the owner of Shag Salon and a Master Stylist with a wealth of experience. Previously a Senior Stylist at Austin’s Jose Luis Salon, Michael continues his mission in mastering the art of hair. Having gone through extensive training, he has also participated in the 2011 Trend Vision competition, Alexandra Matiz’ editorial styling and advanced color class (Wella Studio NYC), Vaughn Accord’s V76 advanced men’s cut class (Oribe Studio NYC) and Oribe advanced styling class (Oribe Studio Miami) He is certified in Sassoon cutting and Global Keratin Treatments and loves doing anything from precise men’s cuts to classic and avant-garde cuts and color.
Beauty begins with Beau — a Forth Worth native specializing in stunning color and precise cuts. Since his starts in 2003, his impressive career has included time as a Bumble and Bumble network educator, Hotheads extensions specialist and a certified Wella master colorist with Jose Luis. Beau is one of the owners of Shag Salon and a master stylist.
Katie McKenzie first fell in love with the hair industry when she became the front desk coordinator at the Toni&Guy Salon in her hometown of Tucson, AZ. Toni&Guy salons are well known for creating precise and individual looks for each client which inspired Katie to attend and graduate from cosmetology school. She was motivated to put her creativity and new skills to work when she then moved to Phoenix, AZ where she continued to work for Toni&Guy. In Phoenix she quickly became an Advanced Color Specialist and was known for her artistry. As a known thought leader in the beauty industry Katie was deeply involved in the marketing and styling for Phoenix Fashion Week as well as countless photo shoots within the T&G Salon. The 6+ years she spent with T&G taught her the importance of continuing education as a stylist and that she is determined to always be at the forefront of new techniques and trends within the industry.
Katie specializes in Color Corrections, Balayage, Natural Highlights, and Extensions. When you are sitting in her chair it is important to Katie that you work together to come up with a look that is uniquely you and fabulous. She is known for making sure all her clients feel comfortable by explaining the process and options they have in order to achieve their desired look. She is more than happy to give you a complimentary consultation before booking your color service to go over any questions you may have and to make sure you are excited about the changes to come! While sitting in her chair, Katie’s caring and upbeat personality will have you feeling right at home and thoroughly enjoying your salon experience. You will leave the salon feeling confident and looking amazing!
11 years ago, Tierney’s best friend suggested she leave her job she was bored at and pursued her passion of coloring and cutting hair. She’s a native Texan, born in Denton and has now been in Austin for eight years and is still in love with the city. She studied at the Toni&Guy academy in Dallas, Texas and apprenticed/worked for the company for seven years. During her years at Toni&Guy she took several cut and styling classes to further her craft.
After being in Denton, Tierney wanted a change and moved to Austin, Texas. Here she started learning more about color and Men’s styling, taking classes whenever she could. She’s always kept up with any new color technique and always wanting to learn more. Tierney has also worked with several different color and product lines since being in Austin, but specializes in Wella and Joico color intensity for color and Kevin Murphy for products.
Now that she has started working for herself she was just able to do hair for a film that shot her in Austin, done several photo shoots, and has been invited to do hair for events for high end liquor companies. She’s hoping to have more opportunities like this in the future, but truly loves to be in the salon having one on one time with her clients.
Tierney spends her free time knitting, listening to true crime podcasts, making cocktails or drinking wine, playing music, or just hanging with friends. She loves to travel and trying new craft beers. Oh, and enjoys the occasional karaoke night.
Kaili moved to Austin in 2016 from Columbia, South Carolina where she has been a hairstylist since 2010. She attended Paul Mitchell The School and graduated with honors after her advanced education. She also assisted in training Paul Mitchell students for 2 years.
Since living in Austin, she has continued to grow and blossom her creativity. She specials in balayage, blondes, and dimensional color. Kaili also loves bold fashion colors just as much as natural-looking hair color. Her cuts and color are tailored to fit each guest in her chair so they can feel beautiful and confident.
Kaili loves to stay up to date with new trends and continues to educate herself on new techniques.
“I love the creative aspects of salon life,” Kaili says. “When you look good, you feel good. That’s what I want for all of my clients.”
Abel recently moved to Austin from Dallas with over 15 years of experience in the industry; Abel, an extension specialist, possesses certifications in virtually every aspect in the business. He loves creating new and different looks and turning up the sexy! A master colorist with emphasis on traditional foils, foiliage, and balayage. Precision cuts have also been a forte with Abel, in addition to a wide-ranging skillset from pixies to long layered looks and everything in between.
Abel also considers himself quite the fashionista and a true artist with an understanding that hair and fashion go hand in hand.
Nancy came to Austin in 2007 where she relocated from East Texas. After graduating from the Aveda Arts Institute Nancy began her career working at Jose Luis Salon where she assisted Jose Buitron and gained further knowledge in the industry. Nancy’s passion is driven by the beauty in the natural world. Nancy specializes in keratin, balayage and tailored haircuts to fit your desired look.
Just relocated from DFW with 25+ years in the business.
Specialize in redheads, fine thin hair and short hair. I truly am passionate about meeting new clients and meeting their hair care needs and making sure that it fits their lifestyle. I also make sure you know how to care for your style post salon appointment. Hobbies are cooking, dancing, art, gardening and anything that is beautiful to behold.
Taylor is originally from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and moved to Austin to pursue a career in Cosmetology. She graduated from Avenue Five Institue in 2019, shortly after becoming the Salon Assistant learning tips and tricks from every stylist! Growing up, she was always doing her friends hair and makeup, whether it was for school dances, concerts, or even just to go out! Her favorite services are Brading, Styling, Highlights/Balayage and Blowouts. Taylor spends her free time creating fun makeup looks, learning new conspiracy theories, cooking, and playing with dogs.
I started my hair journey in 2021 after deciding on a career change and I couldn’t be happier. Throughout my education and mentoring, I have found a special love for layered cuts, especially shags and mullets! I also enjoy balayages and love being able to use my artistic eye to create something subtle and natural looking or bold and colorful! Aside from hair, I love all things art and like to spend my free time creating with all kinds of mediums such as crocheting, drawing, collaging and photography. I love exploring Austin, picnicking at zilker and hanging out with my cat, Birdie. I’m excited to create a community through hair and can’t wait to meet you!
Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a group of teenage girls gathered in a bathroom past their bedtime. Little did their parents know their little girls would come home with a whole new look thanks to some store-bought hair dye.
Since then, I love doing wild colors and wild cuts! I’ve been in the industry for over 2 years in school and in salons. I am a well-rounded stylist thanks to my multiple mentorships, and I’m excited to take on any task given to me. I’ll listen to your needs and we will work together to make you feel like a better, more comfortable you.
In my free time, I love to draw and play video games! I would love nothing more than to nerd out with someone or listen to anything you’re passionate about! Making a friendly connection and long-term trust with my clients is my goal, and I can’t wait to meet more wonderful people.
Gabrielle is a unicorn, born and raised in Austin, Tx. She went to Baldwin beauty school and worked in a blow-dry bar for 5 months before starting the apprentice program at Shag! She grew up watching her Uncle become a master hairstylist and was a hair model for her cousin to practice on during her cosmetology school journey. Gabby has always loved doing hair, some of her favorite services are shampoo blow drys, updos/style outs, and balayages. In Gabby’s free time, she likes to take road trips, go to concerts and take dance classes!
After relocating to ATX by way of Dallas and the glamour of Las Vegas, Robert brings his talents of managerial skill and personable wit to our front desk. In addition to his welcoming charm, Robert is a Skilled paper sculpture who has been featured in multiple publications, his artwork can be found throughout Austin and proudly right here at Shag Salon.