Charisma for Hair
Where your style is our passion

The majority of our stylists have been working together since before the year 2000. Our team is a family – and we strive to make all of our guests feel like they are part of our family.

Our stylists don’t just stroll into the salon with a pair of scissors and land behind a chair. We don’t let just anyone stand behind our chairs. Our hair stylists are comprised of passionate, well-educated and creative people who share a belief that the Charisma for Hair experience should be engaging, relaxing, and professional from beginning to end.

All stylists are Master Colorists trained in Trilogy through Goldwell. We have over 200 combined years of experience, specializing in all areas of the salon business: barbering, spiral perming, directional perming, coloring, foiling, bleaching, and much more.

We believe our clients are special, and we strive to ensure that our clients always leave our salon feeling beautiful and happy. We offer free consultations at any time. Stop by and visit us or call for any appointment.

Kim Cross, Owner

Stylists

Sweet words from our special clients

  • Catherine I.
    I love Charisma for Hair. Great scheduling, receptionist and stylists!!
    Catherine I.
  • Elissa L.

    Highly recommend the salon, specifically Kristine! I was a first time customer and the receptionist was very helpful setting up my consultation. About a week later I got highlights and a cut from Kristine and couldn't be happier. So professional and friendly, a wonderful experience altogether!

    Elissa L.
  • Tom B.
    Great Salon!! Kim Cross and her team make it a pleasure looking forward to the next visit. I speak from 36 years of haircuts.
    Tom B.
  • Tammy S.
    Kristine McAvoy listens to my likes and concerns and the results are exactly what I want. Great service, experience & results!👍💙
    Tammy S.
  • Darby T.
    This salon is very clean and has a great atmosphere. I have been going to Kelly for a few years now and she always does a great job and makes sure I am happy. She always offers helpful tips with what style is right for me. Currently I get the balayage highlights and they look awesome. Kelly is the only person I trust with my hair in Gainesville and I have never been disappointed. In addition she is personable and funny which only adds to the experience at Charisma for Hair.
    Darby T.
  • Nancy B.
    Moving to a new city and finding a new salon is the pits, but this place really delivered! They made me an appointment that fit my schedule, called to remind me about it, and even called when an earlier time opened up to see if I wanted it. They allowed my husband to schedule a cut last-minute too. They offered us water & coffee while we waited, and the receptionist was so sweet. We loved our stylists - 30 years experience and it shows! Excellent efficiency, great conversation and consultation, reasonable prices...we felt right at home!
    Nancy B.
  • Dana B.
    Awesome crew so polite and they make you fell welcomed. I've been with Kim for a very "LONG" time.
    Dana B.
  • Kelly B.
    Best salon hands down!!! I went in to have a spiral perm done by one of the stylists. I was not happy with the results and was very disappointed, until the manager Kim called me back. She is the most professional, caring and knowledgeable hairdresser I have ever met. She went above and beyond, she came in on her day off, to fix my hair. she re permed my hair and gave me a treatment to help with any damage. she also gave me some products, which was cool. I also received a phone call from her, to just check on my perm and I thought that was awesome. I love my perm its just what i wanted ! I would absolutely go back, and I would recommend Kim and Charisma to everyone.
    Kelly B.
  • Kristina W.
    Great place to get your hair cut/color/highlights etc. Super nice people work there. Janet has cut/colored my hair for about 8 years. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Plenty of well trained, knowledgeable stylists. This isn't just for women. Plenty of men clients here for just a cut too.
    Kristina W.
  • Alvin M.
    I am so glad I made an appointment here, this is the best place I've gotten my hair cut in Gainesville. The staff are all very friendly and polite, and the service I received was fantastic. I asked to get a slick, side-part haircut and showed a picture of what I was going for. I received the best haircut I've ever gotten, spot on what I requested and very nicely done with fades and everything. The quality of the haircut I received was significantly better than other places I've gone to in town, and because the atmosphere was welcoming I enjoyed the time I spent there very much.
    Alvin M.
  • Malerie W.
    Great jobs on whatever you ask. Color, cut, style. With amazing sweet staff that always gives a warm welcome. Only hair salon I will go to.
    Malerie W.
  • Sheri K.
    When I first moved to this area in 2015 I searched as carefully as I could for a stylist, as I tend to be a bit particular, especially when it comes to my hair! I Googled and found Charisma and first got hooked up with Heather. She was amazing and just what I needed! Heather listened attentively and did everything exactly as I asked. ! Kim, the owner, is also such a sweetheart, so personable. Such a pleasant atmosphere. I don't know why anyone would want to be anywhere else!!
    Sheri K.
  • Meredith H.

    Kristine was amazing! She really took the time to listen to me & understood what I wanted! I feel beautiful!!

    Meredith H.
  • Michael R.
    Upon presenting a picture of what I wanted, they did a wonderful job re-creating it atop my dome. Very pleased with how friendly and accommodating the employees are.
    Michael R.
  • Roger C.
    I have been a customer of Kim's for many years! She always does a fantastic job ! All of the staff are courteous and helpful. Great customer service ! Very friendly !!
    Roger C.
  • Allison N.
    Deb is definitely THE BEST!!! Not only did she do an amazing job correcting the color mess I had but she's a wonderful person as well!!
    Allison N.
  • Hannah D.
    Love this salon! After going to 3 consultations before going to Charisma for Hair, I can definitely say this salon is the best around from service to affordability. Everyone is so friendly and genuine. They are transparent with costs and services. I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Kae do my hair. She did a fantastic job!! She knew exactly what I wanted based on pictures I showed her & made it look better than I imagined. She cut it & gave me a balayage/ombré. It turned out so beautifully blended. I recommend this salon to anyone!!!
    Hannah D.
  • Erica W.
    My first time visiting the salon I was booked with Kristine. After leaving the salon I knew that I would visit her again. You will leave with beautiful hair and happy!
    Erica W.
  • Sandra C.
    Best group of stylists ever!! Come in and see the fabulous creations from some of the best trained and most professional hair experts anywhere.
    Sandra C.
  • Joni J.
    Kim has been my hairdresser for over 15 years. She is very meticulous as she cuts, shapes and fluffs my hair. And it doesn't take her very long either. She is a true professional. And besides that, we have fun visiting. I always receive compliments for how pretty my "do" looks. She is amazing, and I wouldn't trade my time and experience there for anything. Thank you, Kim.
    Joni J.
  • K W
    I love my hair stylist, Janet! She's been doing my hair here for about 5-7 years now. The salon is clean and bright. Nice music in the background. All of the other stylists are very nice and friendly. Great parking. Another plus? Starbucks is nearby! One of the ladies will make a run to Starbucks if you need it. I have no bad comments about this place.
    K W
  • Jenneina D.
    I was recommended Charisma by a co-worker . My daughter and I have been going there for well over 11 years now. We have had color, highlights, perms, cuts, and even a rescue cut from a swimming pool over chlorination accident. I highly recommend them. Awesome Awesome staff !!
    Jenneina D.
  • Grace M.
    OMG!! Kristine has such artistic creative talent! I am beyond happy and very glad I came to this salon!! I lovey new hair cut!!
    Grace M.
  • Natalia M.
    I had an amazing experience here! They squeezed me in at 7:30 PM and Kae cut my pixie, and dyed my streak. She works incredibly fast, and does it well. She listens to everything you want. On top of that, she's hilarious! Best place in Gainesville! Will definitely be back soon!!!
    Natalia M.
  • Mackenzie G.
    I absolutely love Charism for Hair! I had Kae and she did absolutely amazing. Perfect balayage! She completely transformed my hair from a dry brown! Not only is the product amazing, but Kae was upbeat and fun the whole time! I absolutely recommend it, especially if you're thinking about balayage!!!
    Mackenzie G.
  • Katie G.

    I moved here from another state and was so nervous to have someone new do my hair. Kae instantly put my mind at ease and my hair looked AMAZING. She's helping me get my hair healthy again and my blonde has never looked better! Her highlights are so thin and natural looking!

    Katie G.
  • Patricia B.
    I go to Janet every five weeks for a haircut and style. Don't know what I would do without her!
    Patricia B.
  • Lindsey H.
    Best service!
    Lindsey H.
  • Kelly B.
    I went in to have a spiral perm done by one of the stylists. I was not happy with the results and was very disappointed, until the manager Kim called me back. She is the most professional, caring and knowledgeable hairdresser I have ever met. She went above and beyond, she came in on her day off, to fix my hair. she re-permed my hair and gave me a treatment to help with any damage. She also gave me some products, which was cool. I also received a phone call from her, to just check on my perm and I thought that was awesome. I love my perm it's just what i wanted ! I would absolutely go back, and I would recommend Kim and Charisma to everyone.
    Kelly B.
  • Joy H.
    I received the best haircut I've gotten in years. I am so thankful I went in!
    Joy H.
  • Danielle L.
    Kae was amazing, I needed a big change and she made it happen! Sooo happy with my result. Will be recommending and seeing her again 
    Danielle L.
  • Kristen G.
    I just moved to Gainesville and needed a place to get my hair cut. I was so delighted to find Charisma for Hair. My hairdresser was Kae and she was AWESOME!! She gave me a great haircut and was such a pleasure to talk to! She was also kind enough to squeeze me in the next day to add some more layers to my style. I love it!! I will definitely be going back to her for my next highlight or color! Thanks Kae!
    Kristen G.
  • Amber F.
    I had a spiral perm & eyebrow waxing done by Kim. It came out looking absolutely beautiful 💕 Kim is hands down a great stylist and professional. This was my first time here and I will definitely be back! 👍🤩😉
    Amber F.
  • Alyssa Q.
    Deborah did an amazing job on my hair! For the first time ever, not only did I leave the salon thrilled.... but I also love my hair when I style it myself. I will most definitely be returning to her!
    Alyssa Q.
  • Cybre O.
    Kristine did an amazing job on my hair!! She was awesome to talk to and she made me feel very comfortable! She knows her stuff when it comes to hair. Kristine is helping me to darken my once very blonde hair back to my brunette color❤
    Cybre O.
  • Sheri B.
    Took a chance when I found Charisma for Hair online when I moved to the area. I was impressed with the professional way I was treated from the start. I was booked with Heather and she has been a perfect match for me and my "quirks" , Lol! She is patient, takes time to understand what I want, and even writes down what she does each service so she can refer to it the next time make changes or keep things exactly the same! I'm so happy I have found my hair care salon!!
    Sheri B.
  • Rebecca W.
    Janet has been doing my hair and many of my friend and family's as well for well over 10/15 years. Everyone there is well trained and do what you ask for.
    Rebecca W.
  • Jenneina D.
    I was recommended Charisma by a co-worker . My daughter and I have been going there for well over 11 years now. We have had color, highlights, perms, cuts, and even a rescue cut from a swimming pool over chlorination accident. I highly recommend them. Awesome Awesome staff !!
    Jenneina D.
  • Mark G.
    Great place, family has been going for years. Kae is fantastic.
    Mark G.
  • Marilyn C.
    Awesome. Heather is amazing. She takes the time to get to know you/your hair, checks in periodically, and then is always willing to tweak what she's done to be sure you are happy.
    Marilyn C.
  • Tom B.
    Great Salon!! Kim Cross and her team make it a pleasure looking forward to the next visit. I speak from 36 years of Haircuts 🙂 Thanks Kim
    Tom B.
  • Natalia M.
    I had an amazing experience here! They squeezed me in at 7:30 PM and Kae cut my pixie, and dyed my streak. She works incredibly fast, and does it well. She listens to everything you want. On top of that, she's hilarious! Best place in Gainesville! Will definitely be back soon!!!
    Natalia M.
  • Joni J.
    Kim has been my hairdresser for over 15 years. She is very meticulous as she cuts, shapes and fluffs my hair. And it doesn't take her very long either. She is a true professional. And besides that, we have fun visiting. I always receive compliments for how pretty my "do" looks. She is amazing, and I wouldn't trade my time and experience there for anything. Thank you, Kim.
    Joni J.
  • Heather P.
    This is a very nice neighborhood shop. I highly recommend it for basic color, cuts, and even special occasion hair, for prom or weddings. Excited to take my three year old for her fist hair cut and cannot wait to them to clean up my husband!
    Heather P.
  • Lisa H.
    LOVE JANET! She is my hair soulmate!
    Lisa H.
  • Sarah W.
    I have been a client of Janet's at Charisma for about 15 years. She is the epitome of professionalism and it is supported by her terrific staff and owner Kim. I have been having my hair cut, colored and styled and have sent numerous friends and family including both of my grandmothers. I trust them!
    Sarah W.
  • Linda M.
    I love Charisma. Wonderful, friendly staff and always beautiful results (thank you, Kristine!).
    Linda M.
  • Alvin M.
    I am so glad I made an appointment here, this is the best place I've gotten my hair cut in Gainesville. The staff are all very friendly and polite, and the service I received was fantastic. I asked to get a slick, side-part haircut and showed a picture of what I was going for. I received the best haircut I've ever gotten, spot on what I requested and very nicely done with fades and everything. The quality of the haircut I received was significantly better than other places I've gone to in town, and because the atmosphere was welcoming I enjoyed the time I spent there very much.
    Alvin M.
  • Neko C.
    If you try this salon I promise you won't be disappointed. For starters the location has its own parking lot, it's easy to find in Magnolia Park, and the staff is full of talented, unique stylists that will listen to you and give you the attention your hair needs and more. Initially I was apprehensive because it was my first appointment, but my hair stylist Kae made it wonderful! I will definitely go back for maintenance and/or upgrades for my hair.
    Neko C.
  • Stephen G.
    Wonderful shop. Quiet professional atmosphere. Friendly folk. Ms. Debbie is my barber and has been for many years. Friendly, professional skillful artist with scissors. Recommend her and Charisma to all.
    Stephen G.