Due to overwhelming demand and response by the West Michigan community, Avantgarde de` Salon & Spa is pleased to announce that they have extended their annual Clip It For Kids event to the full month of April. “It was immediately evident that there was no way we could restrict this event to only one week,” says Bonnie Moore, Salon Owner. “We have been flooded with walk-in and phone call appointments, to the point that our staff have been overwhelmed. Limiting this event to only one week meant we would be turning away dozens of hair donations and that is something I’m just not willing to do,” says Moore. The salon staff would like extend a huge thank you to the people of West Michigan for their amazing response and willingness to contribute to this very import cause. Read More
October marks the fifth anniversary for Avantgarde dè Salon & Spa of Grand Rapids and Avantgarde West of Hudsonville. “This is a significant mile-stone,” says salon owner, Bonnie Moore. Despite launching both salons at a time when the economy and small businesses were facing the toughest of times, Moore was determined to not just grow her business, but to “Make a Difference” while doing it. Read More »
This year Avantgarde Salon & Spa hosted its third annual Mom Makeover contest. We received many heart-felt nomination telling us about so many wonderful and deserving mothers. Each salon selected one mom to receive a full salon and spa makeover package! The winners received a manicure, pedicure, hair cut and color, make-up application and lunch.
And the winners are… Read More »
Nominate A Mom
Avantgarde Salon & Spa has launched its third annual Mother’s Day Makeover Contest, to run March 1 – April 15, 2012. This contest is to recognize deserving mothers in the West Michigan community and to honor them with the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Following the nomination period, each Avantgarde location will select one deserving mom to receive a head-to-toe makeover, along with 2 additional finalists who will each receive one free pampering service. “There are so many mothers in our community who are unsung heroes and deserve to be pampered,” says Bonnie Moore, Avantgarde Owner. Read More »
This October marks the fourth anniversary for Avantgarde dè Salon & Spa of Grand Rapids and Avantgarde West of Hudsonville. Since opening its doors in October of 2007, ‘Making a Difference’ has been the driving force at both locations. Owner,Bonnie Moore says, “The passion to ‘Make a Difference’ touches lives in immeasurable ways.”This founding principle sets Avantgarde apart from many other salon and day spas, and it has proved to be a very successful business model. “We don’t know what might be going on in someone’s life when they walk through our door. We’re here to Make a Difference because we know that everyone needs to be pampered,” says Moore.
Read More »
Salon owner, Bonnie Moore, and the Avantgarde staff traveled to Detroit, Michigan on October 2nd, to attend the 2011 Tiffany Awards. Avantgarde stylist, Jodi Schmalz, was featured in the event’s runway competition for the prestigious Hairdresser of the Year award!
Jodi Schmalz, with her stunning runway models.
Read More »
Tiffany Award Submissions
Avantgarde stylist, Jodi Schmalz, recently submitted creative hair styles in three categories for the 2011 Tiffany Awards prestigious Michigan Hairdresser of the Year Award. Jodi was the only West Michigan stylist selected as a finalist to compete in a runway competition that was held on October 2nd, in Detroit, MI. Congratulations Jodi!
The categories from left to right are Hair Color, Formal and Women’s Editorial, respectively.
Avantgarde Salon & Spa hosted its second annual Mother’s Day Makeover Contest with great success. Margaret Champion and Cyndi Geers were the two winners selected to receive a Grand Prize Makeover. Their full day of pampering included a manicure, pedicure, haircut and color and makeup application. “There are so many mothers in our community who are unsung heroes and deserve to be pampered,” says Bonnie Moore, Avantgarde Owner. “This contest gives Avantgarde the opportunity to pamper two special mothers who have faced difficult challenges in life and given selflessly to those around them, and they truly deserve to be honored.” Read More »
October marks the third anniversary for Avantgarde dè Salon & Spa of Grand Rapids and Avantgarde West of Hudsonville. For two consecutive years, Avantgarde has been awarded ‘Top Hair Salon in Grand Rapids’ by the Grand Rapids Press, along with awards for Top Nail Salon and Top Day Spa. “To receive such an honored distinction as Top Hair Salon during our first year of business was truly an amazing achievement,” say salon owner, Bonnie Moore. “But to receive the same award two years in a row, along with two additional ‘Tops’ awards, is a testament to my amazing team of girls and our mission to ‘Make a Difference’.” Read More »
Farmington Hills, MI, 23 August, 2010 –TNG and The Academy hosted Micheal O’Rourk for a day of training and an evening launch party. In attendance was Alison Lieffers, an Avantgarde West Stylist and Kemon Color Coach, along with our President/Owner, Bonnie Moore (See photo below). This all day event featured industry- leading cutting techniques from world-renowned stylist Michael O’Rourke. This day of training was followed by an evening launch party for an all-new product line. Michael used an impressive six models to display all the great features of this new product, displaying trend-setting styling techniques.
For Mother’s Day, Avantgarde Salon & Spa ran a Mom Makeover contest. We received many heart-felt nomination telling us about so many wonderful and deserving mothers. Each salon selected one mom to receive a full salon and spa makeover package! The winners received a manicure, pedicure, hair cut and color, make-up application and lunch.
And the winners are… Read More »
In a 2010 readership poll by The Grand Rapids Press, Avantgarde dè Salon & Spa was voted Top Hair Salon for the second year, and this year also won Top Nail Salon and Top Day Spa. Defending their title from 2009, as Top Hair Salon, was very important to Avantgarde. And by adding the Top Nail Salon and Top Day Spa awards this year, it was a clear confirmation that after being opened only two and a half years and receiving such an honorable distinction, their mission to “Make A Difference” is being fulfilled! Read More »
Avantgarde dè Salon & Spa announces the arrival of glōminerals, a mineral makeup that protects, revitalizes and restores skin, creating a luminous complexion for all skin types. Avantgarde will be hosting a glōminerals Launch Event on Wednesday, January 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the East Paris location. At this event you’ll be able to try this great new mineral makeup with a free makeup application session. Bring in your old makeup to receive 25% off your makeup purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Read More »
A Cinco de Mayo celebration, hosted by Avantgarde Salon & Spa, brings together local businesses in an event that will feature live music, Mexican food and lots of fun. On Tuesday, May 5th from 7:00-10:00pm, this free event will feature live music by the local band Natchez Trace, delicious Mexican dips, festive beverages, tasty treats from TCBY, fun prizes and information and resources on vacations and travel to Mexico. This is a free event and open to the public. Read More »