April Downs

April Downs

Master Cut Specialist

LOCATION:  Gateway Shopping Center, Austin
SERVICES:  Haircuts, UpStyles, Event MakeUp
EDUCATION:  Graduated from Aveda Institute , Avant's Training Program, Advanced Aveda Education, Maurice Tidy, Dylan Sit, Tristin Morrison, Dennis Clendennen


April was one of the first students to graduate from the Aveda Institute Austin.  During her time there she earned student of the week and student of the month as well as the place of haircutting stylist in the prestigious national competition 'Full Potential'.

April has been an Avant team member since 2012 growing her knowledge through intricate studies in haircutting , curl, texture and styling essentials with Dennis Clendennen.  The classic bob and Styling Essentials with Aveda Purefessional Jami Eastin and advanced haircutting with Ron Fredericks and Connie Strang.

April's excitement for new adventures and experiences have gained her opportunites to work with film makers, photographers and top companies around Austin.  This includes being the hair and makeup artist for Jeff Ray during the Sigur Ros mystery film experiment 'Varuo' and for his short film "Where the red fox lies."  She has also been the hairstylist for KLRU, PBS, ACL live with Jack White and the Peacocks. Her work can also be seen in an episode of A&E's new show 'Modern Dads'.  April has also worked with local photographers and companies such as Bill Long, Juju Fotofactory, Soto and Co. and has done a few cover features with Austin Women's Magazine.

"Having studied music and hairstyling, I feel my artistic eye likes to see rhythm and musicality in each of my guests hair.  Their experience is very important to me and when they leave my chair I like to see them walking to a new beat."