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Ben Mollin & Angela Avorio


Private Hair Salon | Exclusive Cut & Color Services

Book your appointment today!

(219) 922-1500 

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Ben Mollin & Angela Avorio


Private Hair Salon | Exclusive Cut & Color Services

Book your appointment today!

(219) 922-1500 

the salon

Cuts and colors, that's what Ben Mollin and Angela Avorio do best! Take a seat in Ben or Angie's chair, just 45 minutes south of Chicago, located in Griffith, Indiana. Ben's come a long way in the hair industry, evolving from haircuts in his basement to taking the beauty industry by storm as a Joico stage stylist. He and Angie have both been delivering high-quality hair services since the 90's. Specializing in color and cuts for women and men, Ben Mollin is a highly trained Joico expert and a trendsetter in the latest haircuts and professional hair color. Ben and Angie offer beauty services for women include precision haircuts, professional hair color, blow dry and styling. Services for men include razor haircuts, razor shave, and beard trims.  

 


the cafe


Photo credit: Penny Frazier, Inspired Living, Julia Perla Huisman Amp provided courtesy of: Billy Ozzello and Dynamite Music 

Photo credit: Penny Frazier, Inspired Living, Julia Perla Huisman
Amp provided courtesy of: Billy Ozzello and Dynamite Music 

Angel Hair Cafe, Northwest Indiana's premier organic juice and smoothie bar offers seasonal vegan, organic, and gluten free dining options.  Photo credit: Wes Reder

Angel Hair Cafe, Northwest Indiana's premier organic juice and smoothie bar offers seasonal vegan, organic, and gluten free dining options. 

Photo credit: Wes Reder

Angel Hair Cafe

As you plan your visit to Ben Mollin Hair Education, treat yourself to something tasty at Angel Hair Cafe. Nestled next to the salon, the connecting Angel Hair Cafe is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.

Gluten free, organic, and vegan options round out the menu. Comprised of fresh pressed juices, crazy cool and nutritious smoothies, farmed fresh salads, and specialty sandwiches, the menu changes seasonally and includes lovely libations like the signature Moscato Slushie, and simple beer and wine selections, like the ever-so cost effective PBR. 

With Angel Hair's central location on the Griffith Bike Trail, the restaurant is accessible by two wheels or four. Angela Avorio Mollin has truly created a healthy alternative to eating on the go.

Now, you might be saying, vegan dining in Northwest Indiana? Go ahead, give Angel Hair Cafe a try. Catch a cool cocktail or try something tasty.

Treat yourself.  

 

the buzz


People are talking about Ben Mollin Hair Education and Angel Hair Cafe.  Here's what they have to say...         

Crain's Chicago Business "How to save a downtown"

NWI.com  "Team effort: One couple's vision is making a difference in downtown Griffith 

Lakeshore Public Media "Angel Hair Cafe Just Off the Beaten Bike Trail"

"Beyond Shear Genius: Hair Education and Angel Hair Cafe with Ben Mollin" www.thinktechhawaii.com

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These are the Tara XO Professional Shear Ben Mollin Edition. Convex Blade. They are available in 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5 and 7 inch blades. (Left Handed Available) They are made from high quality Japanese Colbalt Alloy. The handle is slightly offset for comfort while cutting. For pricing and general information, please contact our sales rep.

Jay Grunewald

jgruney@aol.com

(219) 614-7434

About Ben & Angela


Beauty industry experts with over 20 years of giving the best in professional haircare, Ben and Angie set trends by delivering dynamically modern cut, color, and finishing techniques.

About Ben & Angela


Beauty industry experts with over 20 years of giving the best in professional haircare, Ben and Angie set trends by delivering dynamically modern cut, color, and finishing techniques.

BEN MOLLIN

OWNER/ELITE STYLIST

Facts about Ben

Ben Mollin was born November 29, 1974 on the South Side of Chicago. Raised with teacher, musicians and theater performers for parents Ben recognized his passion for the arts early in his life.

A born entertainer, Ben picked up a saxophone at age 8. With the support of his family he began Jazz lessons at age 10 and was privately taught by Tenor sax player Kent Lemon. His passion for beauty began around that time as he was intrigued by Vidal Sassoon commercials of the early ‘80’s. At age 14, Ben gave his first permanent wave to a classmate and the rest is history.

Immediately going to study cosmetology after high school, Ben has always pursued his passion for music, learning how to play 10 different instruments. "Hair was always something which allowed me to work in three dimension and allowed me to develop an understanding of anatomy" he recalls. At 21, he owned and operated his first salon and has been a gypsy of sorts playing in different bands and working on photo shoots, movies and runways along the way.

Claim to fame

In 2007, the debut of "Shear Genius," Bravo - TV's reality competition for hairdressers, one of the genuine surprises was Ben Mollin. The tattooed, music-loving stylist was eccentric and humble. Exhibiting an eagerness to learn and a passion for his craft, Sally Hershberger and Vidal Sassoon commended Ben for his raw talent and his growth over the course of the competition. And grow he did, right into the number two spot, taking second place and outdistancing the thousands of other stylists who auditioned.

Joico.com - Video interview with ISO Artist and 2007 "Shear Genius" Runner Up, Ben Mollin.

Ben shares ideals that have shaped his success in the hair industry.

War on

Ben is a guest artist with ISO, and recognized all over the world. He hosts and judges The Supreme Salon Tour "Hairwars." Ben is in demand for personal appearances, video projects and more. Featured in "50 Hairstylists," a book featuring the fifty most influential hairdressers in the country, Ben's passion and raw talent for his craft has turned him into one of the most exciting innovative hairdressers in the industry.

ANGELA AVORIO-MOLLIN

OWNER/ELITE STYLIST

Creative Competitor

Angela Avorio Mollin has what it takes to compete against renowned hair industry icons. Her technique and creativity landed her a trip to Hollywood to challenge Joico’s top artistic director, Damien Carney in a “Head to Head” challenge. After producing a high-fashion look with texturized curl and massive volume, her signature technique, the “Avorio knot,” helped Angela take home the win.  

Watch Angelia Avorio's video submission in Joico's Head-to-Head Challenge! Her video had the most views, and she won a trip to Hollywood to compete against celebrity stylist Damien Carney in a hair showdown.

Watch challenger Angela Avorio go head-to-head against Joico International Artistic Director Damien Carney. Host Crystal Fambrini takes you through the contest first-hand, and goes in depth with both artists about their hairstyle choices and the steps taken to achieve each editorial look.

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on Stage with Ben


Ben Mollin travels the world.

A platform hairstylist,

 trendsetting hair industry educator, 

and one hell of a party host,

 Ben is always on board.

on Stage with Ben


Ben Mollin travels the world.

A platform hairstylist,

 trendsetting hair industry educator, 

and one hell of a party host,

 Ben is always on board.

Salon Wars/ The Mane Event

Salon Wars is Ben Mollin's latest adventure, sponsored by Joico, coming to a city near you.

Go head to head against other talented hairstylists. 2 teams, 2 hours. Get your glam on.

 

Destination Education REGISTER NOW!

Punta Mita, Mexico January 16-23 2016

Rock out with Ben Mollin and other hair industry icons at the hottest hair education event of the winter.  

www.destinationeducation.ca

Ben Mollin gained his hair industry expert status by starting in his basement. Follow Ben on his journey to the top of the hair and beauty industry and see what's in store for him next!

COSMOPOLITAN CLASS

Internationally recognized as an expert in fashion hairstyles, Ben inspires his team to deliver the hottest styles trending across the globe. Not only does Ben directly influence the stylists at his signature salon, he travels the world, educating and inspiring other professionals within the beauty industry, leading continuing education classes sponsored by Joico. Train with Ben at a hair trade show and you can produce the latest in modern techniques in cut, color, and finish.

RUNWAY GLAM

Ben Mollin hosts the high-fashion runway beauty competition, Hair Wars.  In conjunction with Windy City Media, Ben has challenged the most talented hair and beauty experts to bring out their best runway looks by hosting the salon tour in cities like Vegas, Scottsdale, Alberta Calgary, Chicago, and El Paso.  

Beauty industry professionals benefit when Ben Mollin is around. A dynamic presenter and esteemed industry expert, learning from Ben Mollin is inclusive.

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Appointments


Appointments


By phone

You can schedule hair and beauty services by calling (219) 922-1500 during our normal business hours.

Ben takes appointments on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9am-9pm and works occasional Saturdays.

Angela takes appointments on Fridays.

Please call (219) 922-1500 for more details.

 

salon appointment information 

24 hours to cancel 

We ask that your please notify us 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or change your hair or beauty appointment. If you fail to cancel your appointment within 24 hours, you will be charged 100% of the service cost. Sorry about it, but last minute cancellations impose a great inconvenience and loss to our salon. 

late arrival

We run the private salon like clockwork. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to your scheduled hair and beauty appointments. If you are running late, we ask that you give us a call at (219) 922-1500 to let us know your estimated time of arrival. Regardless, if you show up to your appointment 30 minutes or more past the scheduled appointment time, you will be refused services and charged 100% of the service cost. 

confirmation

As a courtesy to our clients, we regularly make phone calls to confirm your hair and beauty appointments. We will usually contact you one business day in advance to remind you about your upcoming visit with Ben Mollin or Angela Avorio. However, if we are unable to reach you, please understand it is your responsibility to uphold your scheduled hair and beauty appointment dates and times. If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please get in contact with us in advance so that you are not charged within our 24 Hours to Cancel policy. 

Appointments only

We service a private clientele by appointment only. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate walk-in guests. To make an appointment, call (219) 922-1500.

pricing & Payments

Hair cuts and colors and are priced according to the services rendered. If you are concerned about the cost of your service, please discuss this with Ben or Angie at the time of consultation, prior to any services being rendered. Cash and most major debit/credit cards are accepted as the preferred payments. Personal checks are also accepted, however, any returned check will result in a $25.00 service free charge plus the face amount of the check to be paid before any other services can be rendered.

salon environment

As a courtesy to other guests, and in our efforts to offer a relaxed and professional atmosphere, we kindly ask you please do not bring children to the salon if they are not scheduled to receive a hair or beauty service. We also ask you to please limit cell phone conversations while you are in our space. Sorry, but we hope you understand.

 


Faq about appointments

How much will my hair appointment cost?

Haircutting and coloring costs are based on the service requirements. If you are concerned about the cost of  your hair and beauty services, please discuss pricing at the time of consultation, prior to any services rendered.

Booking

When should I book my haircut or color appointment?

It's never too early to book your next appointment with Ben Mollin or Angela Avorio. They keep a busy calendar, so schedule your hair appointment in advance. For women with short haircuts, this may mean scheduling an appointment every 6-7 weeks while women with longer hairstyles may allow for 7-8 weeks. Guys can usually get by with a haircut every 4-6 weeks. So, go ahead, grab your calendar and plan ahead. Book your haircare appointment with Ben or Angie today. 

(219) 922-1500

How often do I need to get a touch- up on my hair color? 

Depending on whether you have sun-kissed highlights, a rich brunette base, or pesky gray hairs to cover, be prepared to rock your roots by scheduling your touch-up appointment in advance. On the day of your hair care services, at the time of consultation, talk with Ben or Angie about how often your color will need to be refreshed. His happiest clients plan ahead and book return appointments before leaving his chair. Call today for an appointment. (219) 922-1500

 

Call (219) 922-1500 to schedule your next hair appointment