Awards and Honors/ National Hairdresser of the year 2011 & 2012  The Global Directory of Who's Who. www.gdoww.com

Please call 614-530-1900 or 877-385-5138 for 24 hour booking Services, or feel free to book on line. Thank You

 El Salon, April Brooks ~Exclusively recommends professional hair products such as; Color Insider matrix, Number4 hair care, de Fabulous Hair Care, Surface, and Aquage. I truly believe they are the perfect tools for preparing the hair for the best in Color, manageability and style. All are dedicated to creating a healthy, flexible hold as you style, giving you the ability to control any texture.

I have been very blessed with my professional endeavors as a hair artist. Being the top producing master hair artist for 20 plus consecutive years and having numerous promotions, at one of the largest salons in the world is only the beginning of my many achievements. Being in the beauty industry for many years has brought much success and accomplishments through my passion and desire I have for making everyone look and feel their very best, in addition, to building unbreakable and memorable client relationships.

I look forward to seeing you. I can be reached at 614-530-1900 or you can also schedule an online appointment.  All the best, April


  • N.4 High Performance Hair Care
  • Aquage
  • de Fabulous
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OMG April insisted i get a brazilian blowout! LUV IT! I have to keep from tearing up with joy that i have found her. My hair is so soft, shiny & manageable! I get so many compliments. April definetly knows what she is doing.(And a great personality to boot!) My pics of before/after are on the web site. Check em' out! Lela P.
Lela P.
April Brooks is a talented young woman that is simply gifted in professional hair care. She not only nutures your hair but she also nurtures your spirit with her polite disposition, caring personality and sincere interest in doing what is best for her clients. She is truly a step above the rest. Rhonda Peeples
Rhonda P.
It has been 8 wks since I came to you begging you to cut the relaxer out of my hair & give me a new look that gives me wash & wear hair. Well you did it! You knew me better than I knew myself. You cut a little bit each time until I was comfortable. Thanks so much! -Deb M
Debora M.
Thank you April!!! I am a black female with REALLY REALLY thick hair. I went to April for a keratin treatment and WOW my hair is so pretty and silky! It is so easy to manage now! I dont have to spend a ton of time on my hair anymore, and that is a relief! April is always patient and cares about her clients. She's an excellent stylist! Definitely schedule an appointment...NOW!
Sky P.
April is amazing! She listens to what you want and does your hair perfectly! She will totally out do your expectations I guarantee it!
Sarah R.
April is amazing! She listens to your wants and does your hair perfectly! She will totally out do your expectations! I guarantee it!
Sarah R.
April is an amazing colorist! My hair is the exact color I want it and it is always incredibly healthy after leaving April's chair. I would trust her to change my hair anyway she feels fit, she is truly a skilled professional!
Rachael H.
I had gone into April for my first haircut in over four years and had absolutely no idea what to do. I thought I wanted something shoulder length, but she knew better once she got to work with my hair. I absolutely ADORE the cut and how knowledgable April was, and that she went in depth teaching me how to style it and explaining each step she did. She was incredibly friendly and made me feel right at home the second I walked in. I will DEFINITELY be going back to her!
Morgan K.
April did my hair for many years and then I lost her. When I found her I found my friend. My hair is rejuvenated, noticed and envied. Try her and trust her. She'll be the hair stylist you've been looking for. You won't be sorry, I promise. Elaine G.
Elaine G.
I have never met such a wonderful and truly gifted woman in my life!!! She is by far the ONLY person I trust with my hair. It's almost like she reads my mind and knows exactly how I want it cut and styled! She is absolutely wonderful and I cannot thank her enough for everything!
Rebecca S.
April knows how to treat a curl right. More than ten years ago I once naively boasted that you can't cut curly hair poorly. I was proven wrong by an unnamed stylist with a mullet cut that would make me the envy of any 80's rocker. After a year in hiding, one of my curly friends recommended April to me. I am so fortunate to have found her! I've been one of April's clients ever since, and would trust my naturally curly hair with no one else. She's given me healthy hair that is admired and envied. She is extremely talented and knows what is best for your hair (whether it be products, cuts, colors or styles.) With the years came changes, too. She is now helping me fight the battle of the grays... and I will follow her wherever she may go to have her on my side. My curls love her - as do I!
Shannon S.
my mom sis n me adore april.we lived in america 7 years ago n thats the time when we met her.after 2 years v moved india and ever since then we all girls travel to states just to meet her and get our hair done.she is the only one who has ever done my hair.trust me you can once you are with her you never gonna like it anywhere else.she transformed my looks which truly made me more confident.she is not only exceptionally creative but also great person with beauty :).i love april so much she is best best best..god bless you april.you are gem of a person and we are so lucky to know you.. -Aashita
Ashita M.
April does an amazing job she knows her stuff! I always enjoy spending time with her.
Jenna H.
I've just moved to Dublin and was in search of a new hair stylist. I am so glad April was recommended to me. On my first visit, she shared some great tips for keeping my hair looking great and healthy. She's great and I'm looking forward to returning!
Latoya E.
April Brooks is amazing. I first came to her after a bad relaxer from another stylist that left my hair damaged and thinning. She brought my hair back to life and I have been hooked ever since. I most recently have received the keratin protein teatment and my hair has never been softer. Thanks April for all that you do. Your skills and wonderful personality are a blessing!
Shelly L.
It is hard to find the right words to describe the tremendous difference April has made in my life. Not only is she able to tailor the perfect look for me concerning my hair, she has a heart for me as a person and that gifting in her is priceless. I love what she does with my hair, but the real treat is just knowing April and seeing the genuine caring for people come out every time I visit her wonderful Salon. She is more than just an awesome stylist...she is a friend and a sister in Christ to me.
Katrina L.
I have been going to April for many years now and will never change!!! April is the best...she knows color, style and has a great personality!!!
Karla Y.
April Brooks is the Clint Eastwood of hair follicle management--she takes no guff from unruly cowlicks, accelerated sideburn growth, and certainly knows how to tame bewildered hairstyle variations. Always quick to converse, April is a charm with all of her customers. My hair--often of the 'confused' and 'unbidden' classes-is, I've learned, a feat to cut, correctly or not! Moreover, though, for almost two years now April has been able to provide an unprecedented and unfathomable haircut. I've no desire to get a haircut from anyone else, and, as I've learned, April can tell if I ever do have someone else cut it. Considering to go anywhere else for haircare would be preposterous, and those who choose to do so should seek therapy--the best cut in Columbus (or 'the planet' specifically, as I've traveled far and wide in my profession as a penguin-mitten packaging inspector) is bar-none: that of April Brooks. She even has a mirror on the wall in which you can watch your entire hair-cutting process! So when it's time to snip, clip, and trim that built-in toupee of yours, head on down to the loft of April Brooks.
Caz F.
April is the absolute best!!!
Shelly P.
I started going to April over a year ago. April is the only person I will ever see again! I feel extremely comfortable letting her choose the style and cut. She even mixes it up every few visits. She did a great job selecting a hair color that compliments my complexion. I can’t wait to see what she does with the blue extensions I’ll be getting next week. - Stacie S.
Stacie S.
My hair was dry and over processed.April applied a deep conditioner.The difference was remarkable.My hair was soft and full of body.It allowed me to extend the life of my relaxer by two weeks!The weather outside was frightful but inside was delightful thanks to the cozy fireplace and warm conversation.This upscale salon deserves 5 stars! -Angela C.
Angela C.
April has been beautiful, talented long time friend & stylist, we have shared lots of styles & smiles. She is a magician with my difficult hair...Paula D
Paula D.
April Brooks is the only person I've let touch my hair for about 12 years, since I was 9 years old. My mother took me to several places trying to find a way to tame my very long (down to my waist) very thick and very frizzy hair while still keeping the natural curl (its very very curly) but she literally got no answer, everyone was intimidated by my hair. Thankfully my mother kept looking and we found April. April turned my frizzy unmanageable hair into smooth healthy hair with bouncy, defined and unified curl. It was so much better than we expected and we were SO SO THANKFUL! I've been going to April ever since for treatments, cuts, &styles. My mother also started seeing April for her hair and now April is more than just my hairdresser, she's a family friend.
Tiffani Y.
April, thank you! April suggested I try the Keratin protein(Kerafusion) and I'm so glad I did. My hair is marvelously soft, silky and manageable. I no longer dread trying to do my own hair at home, with sad results. Now, it's always amazing. I'm no professional nor am I talented AT ALL at washing and styling my hair. The Keratin treatment just makes my hair so easy to handle even an "all thumbs" person like me can pull it off. April, thanks for your expert knowledge and technique. Check her out and see for yourself!
Colette P.
April is amazing! She got exactly the color I wanted the first time I went to her and I always leave with exactly the natural blonde color I want. And her Keratin treatment is life changing. She makes the process fast and painless and the results are fantastic! It's a must for anyone tired of battling their thick/curly hair everyday. Whatever your hair need, April will help you!
Amanda S.
As an Asian, I found it's so hard to find a good hair dresser in Columbus as most of them have no idea how to trim Asians' hairs until I found April. She is definitely the best ever and it's so amazing she could really use her tuition to find a perfect style for you! I believe she is an artist and really an expert in her area!
Jiayin W.
April is blessed with a true talent and a strong passion for hair care and style, a rare combination which means great results for the client.
Bev D.
I have gone to April Brooks to have my hair done for something like 15 years, maybe longer. I've lost track. I am known for my hair. It's beautiful, and I'm not a boaster. I moved to Chicago about 11 years ago. After my move, I thought it was practical to establish services, such as hair, locally. I did my research and found two of the top hairstyling celebrities in all of Chicago, people with outstanding reputations, and I knew of people who regularly went to these people. OMG. I left the first celebrity with stringy, wiry hair that neither went straight nor curled. The second I left with salt-and-pepper hair, and I was all of age 39. I sat outside the salon on a stoop, called my mother, and cried. Needless to say, that was the end of that. My hair is beautiful and I am known for it because of April. The fact is that my hair is extremely difficult to do anything with. April gave me what I call a New York look, like something you only see in magazines. It is curly and bouncy and totally works with my face and my personality. It gives me edge and attitude. It is extremely easy to work with. Humidity, rain, and wind are all friends to my hair; it just gets better with such things. Complete strangers are constantly stopping me on the street, in an elevator, or at a store, saying, I love your hair! Where do you go! Everyone comments on how lucky I am to have natural curls. They're not natural. They're curls by April, which look natural. April is worth the plane trip to Columbus or wherever else she would happen to be. You will leave her salon looking and feeling like a million dollars. Get ready, because you're about to get a lot of great compliments on your hair and your style. You will feel at the top of your game because of your hair.
Sue N.
Thank you April for saving my hair! I wouldn't trust anyone else with it. I recommend you to anyone who isn't 100% satisfied with their hair. You are a true genius in your field!
Cara S.
April is the only person I would EVER let touch my hair. She has been doing hair for years and there has never been a time that I questioned what she wanted to do with my hair, because she has that creative eye to give the best style ever! every-time.
Marcella B.
April's the BEST! I've been going to April for over 29 years. She could be the hair stylist for the Stars! She's that good. She's excellent at color mixing to get a natural color. My hair has a lot of wave to it, and April always gives a good cut--More importantly, her cuts grow out great and don't look wonky as it grows out. She's so good at cutting a style that goes with your face shape. She's won all kinds of awards at shows, she is simply the BEST!! -Dana T.
Dana T.
I have been going to April for about 20 years and she is a master with color and cuts. She has done almost all of my family and all agree she is a master of cuts, color and texture. She is my only hair person as I see her weekly. She is my recommendation to many friends as well. She has my husband hooked as she is a licensed barber as well and she cuts his wavy hair and keeps it manageable. Alice & Jim Stout
Alice S.
April is VERY good with color -- she takes great care to be sure what she uses is safe for your hair type and will work for the color you want to achieve. I always leave very happy with my hair! Sharon K.
Sharon K.
Our family loves April. We drive all the way from Indianapolis to get our hair cut and/or colored. It always turns out beautifully!
Lori V.
April is AMAZING!! She is so knowledgable and talented at her craft! April is kind and really listens to what I need! She has become not only my hairdresser, but also a good friend!
Autumn N.
I love going to see April! She is very creative and always keeps my hairstyle up to date. I love the new keratin treatment. My hair is more manageable than it has ever been before. Love it!! Kit vsughan
Kit V.
My name is Connie Rauch, and I live in Lima, OH (about 1 hour 40 minutes north of Columbus). Approximately 20 years ago I became frustrated with trying to find a stylist in my area that could consistently give me a good cut. Natural looking color was also a concern, as the gray strands were becoming too numerous to pluck. I knew Charles Penzone employed talented, well trained stylists, so I gave them a call and requested a stylist that would be excellent with color. I was given an appointment with April, and the rest is history. Natural looking color to cover gray is what I desire, and many people have expressed surprise when they discover that I color my hair. It has all the natural highlights and lowlights that nature provides us in our youth. April has also been able to reproduce a cut from photos I have brought to her, and to suggest new looks she feels would be appropriate for me. What's more, when I have an appointment with April, I feel as though I have had a visit with a Christian friend. April works hard to be on the cutting edge of new developments, techniques, and products to serve her clients' needs. -Connie R.
Connie R.
April is the best! She has an AMAZING TALENT for cut and color. My friends are amazed how natural my hair weaving's look and especially how long they last. Wouldn't go to anyone else. April S.
April S.
April has been doing my hair for 13 years. I would not think of going to anyone else! She is amazing. My hair is thin and fine. It has always been very difficult for me to style. However, since April has been styling it, I look like a new person. Many people are surprised that I am 65 years old. She is wonderful!!
Kit V.
April has been my go to gal for over 10 years. I have never come away thinking,"Oh well, it will grow out!" April is a master with the cut and style and also a magician with color. If I want a new look she gives me input and I always walk out knowing I was heard and understood. She helps me look my best and feel good about my appearance. She is a relationship builder and I look forward to seeing her monthly so we can catch up with each other. I would never hesitate to recommend her work to others. She is tops in her profession.
Beckie D.
I find myself at a loss for words to express the gratitude I have for April and her incredible God-gifted talent. She is a Master at her craft and I believe this is due in part to the fact that she listens to her clients and cares enough to take the time necessary be to be knowledgeable regarding new products, techniques, and technology. I am a middle aged, white female with a history of hair loss. I moved to the Columbus area approximately 7 years ago, fortunately for me, April was recommended to me by not only my daughter but by the Charles Penzone Family of Salons, as their best hairdresser, not just in the area but as they put it “best in the country.” I made my first appointment with April and have never felt the need to go elsewhere! They were right about her skills but they failed to mention that she had such a thoughtful, caring, all-around beautiful personality! April has tirelessly researched options to help with my hair loss condition and was extremely careful not to ‘rush into anything;’ in the interim she has kept my remaining hair as healthy as possible and looking good. On a recent visit she told me about a new product/technology she thought might be worth a try for me. We tried it and talk about an “extreme makeover” you should see me now! I thought I was a generally happy person but now, due to April’s skill and creativity, I would describe myself as exuberant! Since April has applied her knowledge and weaved in a hair piece, I have received many comments about how great my hair looks, that I look much younger. People who haven’t seen me for a while just can’t seem to put a finger on what has changed about me (that’s how well the colors match and blend in) but they all comment about how rested I look, how peaceful, how much younger etc . . . it’s all about the hair! I once again feel feminine; dare I say, even pretty! April’s creativity has not only transformed my looks but has made a tremendous difference in my life. I enthusiastically recommend April to anyone who wants a stylist who listens and cares about her client as a whole person, including their spirit! She always works to make you look your best! Sincerely, Linda Hood
Linda H.