Frank Gruber opened the doors to his first salon, The Klip Joint in 1978. After many years of working behind the chair and becoming a successful owner he decided it was time to try a new venture. This is where his dream came alive and Avanté was born. Avanté Salon was created in 1991 for the purpose of offering more salon services to clients at a higher professional level. In 1998 he expanded the salon and changed the name to Avanté Salon and Spa. He added spa services to keep up with this rapidly growing industry. By 2004, he expanded yet again to accommodate his clients and employees. While he enjoyed watching his salon, staff and client base grow he quickly decided it was time to start anew. In 2007, he partnered with one of his stylists, Frank Clamer, and together they opened Avanté on Main Street. This new salon was yet another expansion to create a soothing atmosphere for clients to enjoy the treatment. In 2013, he realized it was time to unite his salons. This is when Avanté on High Street and The Men’s Loft at Avanté came to be. It must be said that Frank has definitely stood by the definition of Avanté; to move forward culturally and stylistically. “The Avanté goal is to be the most sought out salon for innovative skill and client appreciation. We have our clients to thank for our continued growth and success and their patronage is the utmost importance to us. Avanté has established salon wide goals and values to support the service and quality the clients have come to expect.” -Frank Gruber

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Address :Main Street at Exton, 298 Main Street, Exton, PA
GPS : 40.022478- -75.628103
Telephone : 610-363-0600
Email : avante@avantesalon.com
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Opening Hours

TUESDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM THURSDAY 9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY 9:00AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY 8:00AM - 4:00PM SUNDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM


This was my second visit to your salon and second time with Christie. She is awesome! She did exactly what I asked for and is very personable as well. I have already booked my next visit for late August. Thanks!

Yesterday was my first appointment with Gabby. My Avante stylist of over 9 years (that's over 100 visits with the same person!) left after my last appointment in May. Though I knew it was coming for a few months, it was hard to accept the change. However, Gabby quickly made me feel comfortable, and she did a great job. There's not much to work with on top, but I was happy with the results! I look forward to the next appointment with Gabby...

I could not be more pleased with Avante on Main. Best kept secret in Chester County. My hair has never looked this good. KRYSTAL is a miracle worker. She made me even more beautiful for my wedding day, and my mom looked amazing as well. Keep doing great things Avante on Main

Rich was genuinely friendly from the start of my appointment to the finish. Also, he is a very good listener concerning issues of color and style. Rich even took the time to show me the color swatches;I was so pleased with his expert choice. When I returned home my husband exclaimed "Wow! Your hair looks beautiful!" Rich made sure that I had water and magazines while waiting for the color to cure. When I spilled the water and broke the glass(sorry) he quietly reassured me that it was no big deal and proceeded to quickly and quietly clean it up. I feel so fortunate that I have a stylist that is not only super-professional but empathetic to the needs of his clients. With gratitude thank you Rich for a great experience. Donna Usher

Another great color by Frank!

I've been going to Avante for a number of years and have always had courteous, respectful service. Pleased with the cuts and color. Everyone friendly in an informal but professional manner.

Caitlin L is a great stylist, and always takes great care of me. Everyone at Avante Exton is so helpful and friendly too. A great salon!

Rich gave me another great cut and style. I always walk out feeling better and looking better then when I arrived. Thx. You are the best!

I have been coming to Avante almost since it's foundation. Predictable, consistent and excellent service -- everything you would ask for in your salon. The ambiance, professionalism, cleanliness all first class! With so much happening at any time, this is no mean feat.

Great salon! My stylist is the best!!

Jeanne Roldan is my stylist and my Mom's, she always listens and when I ask for advice she is always ready with ideas. This is so refreshing because previous stylist would almost always say,"It was my decision." And offer no advice. I did not go to school to learn what will and will not work with my type of hair it is nice to have a stylist that listens, asks the right questions and explains what she will be doing to get me to the style I am trying to achieve. Thanks Jeanne.

Gabby is a wonderful stylist. She is creative, innovative, but also takes practicality into consideration when helping you choose a look. I love my fresh hair cut! -Rosie

Gabriella did an excellent job getting by hair cut freshened up for summer. Can't wait till next week for my summer color refreaher!! Thanks Gabriella!

Awesome!! Love my hair!

I like Crystal. She listen to my suggestions, loves that I bring style photos and is very accommodating to my ideas.

Great color, cut, advice and always listens!

He did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for Prom!!! Thank you Hans!

Danielle F at Exton Main Street is the best! So Professional and great customer service

This was my second time seeing Jamie and she is amazing! She not only corrected my damaged hair, but she styled it exactly how I wanted!

Thank you for providing wonderful service

The service was excellent. I am glad I chose Avante

I love coming to Avante. My stylist Krystal does a great job with my cut and color every time! She's a fantastic stylist! Everyone is friendly and the experience is always pleasurable! I would definitely recommend Avante.

From the pleasant welcome at the desk to having my hair styled by Krystal I look forward to my appointments.

We recently moved to the area from NC and finding a new hairdresser was something I absolutely dreaded! I feel so lucky to have found Avante and Caitlin Lily! The staff is ALWAYS super friendly welcoming and nice. The receptionists are helpful and quick to greet you. Caitlin is just amazing. She does exactly what I ask and she does it so well! I'd trust her with any cut or style you're looking for. She got me in today for a quick bang trim no charge and on a whim, which as a working mom, I really appreciated. She can also read if you're in the mood for a chat or just need the silence because it's your hour away from life!! The salon is very clean and very big but not too loud. I feel very comfortable here and look forward to coming back every time!

Thank you to Jeanne Roldan for such a great experience. She really paid attention to what I needed and gave me a great cut and color, fabulous.

I always enjoy my time with John. I get the best haircuts and the best conversation. I appreciate him and the salon very much.

I absolutely love Avant Salons. They do such an amazing job. I walked out looking better than I have in a long time. Most places I go to make a mess of my hair, but not here. Crystal is an amazing stylist. She listens to what you want and makes magic happen! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

My first time ever going to Avante and I loved it. I was referred by a co worker to go here and I'm so happy I did. I specifically asked for Rich and I loved him. He made my hair look amazing. Definitely going back to see Rich for my next hair cut

The salon itself was gorgeous and very clean and modern. The staff was extremely kind and Frank really took the time to help me decide the best choice to lighten my hair. I have very thick, long coarse hair and he handled it like a pro and my cut and color was amazing. He was honest and realistic with the process of lightening and I look forward to coming back!

Great first visit and style with Gabriella.Thank you

So appreciate her genuine attention to making my hair behave. She's great! Peggy Gehring

Caitlyn L. Was awesome! Will definitly be returning!!!

I love the salon and I got a great haircut! First time I say I am getting my next cut before my hair was even blow dry.

Gabriella is a wonderful stylist! Her coloring is on point and she is a joy to talk to

This was our first time at Avante. I brought my almost 13 year old daughter in for her first significant haircut since she was 4 years old. She was able to donate 8" with the help of our amazing stylist, Michele. My daughter was nervous at first, but Michele put her completely at ease and talked her through every step of the way. My daughter left with a huge smile on her face and maybe even with a bit more confidence. Thanks, Michele!

I absolutely LOVE my color. Gabby always nails it!

A wonderful salon and my hair stylist is awesome!

I have been a customer for a number of years,. My visit today was just like all others - consistently excellent. Everyone is treated with respect. I observed an elderly lady having her hair done slowly conducted with the assistance of the hairdresser to her seat. Wonderful to see. Also, a young (20's) man looking for a new look was greeted by a hairdresser excited about making the change for him.

I got my hair cut with Gabriella for the first time to correct a previous haircut at a different salon. She did a great job with the consultation and asking questions continuously throughout the haircut. I was happy with the cut and the overall experience.

The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable!! Will definitely return!

Caitlin was fantastic! I had a great time with her and love my hair!

I had a great experience at Avante and will definitely be coming back. The prices are reasonable, the service is amazing, and Rachel Turley is so talented and friendly! I will definitely be coming back.

Thanks for doing an awesome job on my hair!

Very good job by Amanda. She walked me through the process and we discussed what was being done. She knows what I like and Iam very pleased with my hair and my experience. Would highly recommend Amanda!

Wonderful attention and great customer service! Very pleased with my hair!

excellent salon, great stylists, nice people all around

Awesome job by Amanda Krek!

got a great haircut, just what I wanted

Always pleased with the attentiveness of the staff offering to get me anything. Awesome haircut as usual by Dani Black!

Going to Avante is like a mini hour long retreat to escape anything in the real world. And the hairdressers are on point

This was my first experience with Avante Salon in Exton and I loved every second of it! It can be hard to find a stylist that shares the same passion for pixies as I do but Rich knew exactly what to do! I have had a pixie for a little over a year now and this is by far the best cut I've gotten! Thank you for an amazing cut, Rich! I'll definitely be back!!

Hans is amazing !!!!!

Been coming to the salon for 10 years now with Celeste as our primary stylist. Myself and my 2 teenage daughters love her and the salon. Warm atmosphere, always greeted nicely etc. With all the competition in the achesrer county area it says something that I have been a client for 10 years. It begins with Celeste and her skills as a stylist both technically and personally because she listens, gets it and delivers. It does help that the team there all make us feel like we matter and are always pleasant.

My first time here at Exton. Could not have been more impressed by Jeanne's work. I will definitely be back to see her. My new go to stylist.

Corey did a fantastic job!!! Love my highlights/lowlights and lob!

Love, love avante ! Frank is awesome! Friendly, family atmosphere. Very professional.

My color is great. John does an outstanding job on my hair.

Krystal. Fabulous hair stylist. Always cheerful and fun to be with.

First time here, I had my hair cut by Kate. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. I loved my hair so much I teared up and I have received sooo many compliments. I am looking forward to getting the color done next!

Everything about this experience was fantastic. Beautiful, hip, welcoming space, friendly staff, easy parking and on time. Jamie came highly recommended by a friend and did an amazing job with my hair. I will definitely be going back.

I was thrilled to learn that Rich Reidy was back in the area and working at Avante. He is skilled, creative and conscientious, attributes I greatly value in a stylist.

Krystal does an amazing job on my hair! The color, highlights and cut are always lovely. The only reason for the less than perfect score is that the price is too high. But I continue to pay it because I love my hair.

Did not got value for money.

Fantastic place High quality Great customer service

Kate is AMAZING! I've been to salons all over our area and finally found my stylist...yeah!