Welcome to MIX. Owned and operated by yours truly. I am originally from New Orleans, and have lived in Austin for 18 years. I’ve been a hairdresser, specializing in hair color, since 1999. I’ve worked with Aveda for the past 25 years. My previous salons include Salon JKL in New Orleans, and Avant Salon here in Austin. My passion for education has lead me to work with some of the best talents in the industry. I have done extensive training with Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, Redken, Wella, and Davines. I was also an educator for a decade of my career. I have in-depth experience with all hair types and colors. My areas of focus include corrective color, blonding services, reds, vibrants, low maintenance color and cuts. My goal is to maintain the integrity of your hair while providing an exceptional service every time.


Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged $25. No shows will be charged $50. Fees will be added to the price of your next appointment. 


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Vanessa has been coloring my hair for well over 15 years!! I was one of her first clients after she moved here from Louisiana and have been with her ever since. She is by far THE BEST colorist in the industry!! She has always done a superb job ... and she's fun as hell to talk with!! :-) I highly recommend her for her expertise AND her energetic, infectious personality! You will never be disappointed with your color from Vanessa!!
Julie B.
Vanessa has been doing my hair for over a DECADE (and she does my mom's hair too!)! Curly hair, straight hair, whatever type of hair you have, Vanessa is your girl! I have extremely thick, curly hair. She has continuously given me amazing advice and helps me get the 'look' I am wanting while still keeping my hair healthy & fresh. She is the BEST Color Specialist in Austin, TX. Book your appointment, I promise you won't be disappointed! -Lauren H.
Lauren H.
I first saw Vanessa when I decided to take the plunge and do something I’d been contemplating doing for years - dying my hair blue! And, I saw her after a disastrous home attempt. She came up with a plan of attack, fixed the mess, and I haven’t looked back since. From peackon blue to navy, to two-tone… blending roots and new growth, transitioning to pinks, and now sporting a wonderful mix of deep magenta and sunrise, Vanessa has helped me through this hair adventure. She has a magic ability to somehow pluck the color image from my head.
Alicia N.
Vanessa is the best colorist in Austin! She has been coloring my hair for almost 15 years! She also colors my daughters hair. My daughter lived in Dallas and would drive to Austin just to get her color done! That’s says a lot. Vanessa is honest about what colors looks best and colors that don’t! She pays extra attention and keeps your hair in its best health. I absolutely love her! Highly recommend her! -Frances H
Frances H.