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100 N. 14th Street,
Herrin, IL 62948

(618) 988-2638


*Our Marion location is temporarily closed due to fire damage. 

106 E Main St,
Marion, IL 62959

(618) 422-8600

Our Services





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Where Quality & Service Meet

The Avenue is the business that it is today because of the hard work and dedication of our team. Together we have one common goal: to give you an outstanding service and one of a kind experience that is to the best of our abilities. Every client who steps through our doors is treated like family, because without all of you, there would be no us. We want to thank you for joining us on this mission. The best experience; every client and every time.

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How It Started

The Avenue is a vision created by husband and wife team, Evan and Olivia Porter. They both have roots in the Southern Illinois area, but spent time living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After having had the opportunity to work alongside leading professionals in the industry, in the highest rated barbershops and salons the city had to offer, they decided to bring the experience and knowledge they had acquired back home to Southern Illinois.

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In August 2017, The Avenue opened its doors in Herrin, Illinois with a team that is comprised of local professionals with outstanding skills and a wholehearted belief in our mission.

Following such success with our fresh approach to servicing our clients, in October of 2020 The Avenue opened a traditional Barbershop in Marion, Illinois. Finally and most recently, the Avenue began a build out for a newer and larger Herrin location and anticipates its completion this fall.

We are confident that our team is the most professional, educated and talented set of individuals in the Southern Illinois industry.

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Meet our Team

In 2022 our mission remains the same, the best experience; every client, and every time. Continuing education, learning new and trending techniques and staying in the forefront with our business and customer service remains our promise and passion. We challenge ourselves to give you a better experience than you’ve had previously. Exceeding expectations while meeting your needs is our goal. Thank you for choosing us and welcome to The Avenue family!

Courtney Whiting

Stylist / Extension Specialist

Amy Lind

Salon Director

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us!

I'm really glad I found this place! I got cut by Zach & was really happy and impressed by his attention to detail. I will definitely be back!

Jimmy Bryant

Marion Client

Had an excellent experience. Ethan was very professional. Gave me a great cut and a great conversation. Will be there again.

Joel Kirby

Marion Client

"Ethan was great with doing my 7 year old son's hair. He was really nice and polite. My son is definitely going to start going to him in the future."

Heather Black

Herrin Client

Really a skilled artist, came in looking like hobo baggins and left looking like a southern gentleman. Great attention to detail, great care taken for customers, it's a new favorite of mine.


Marion Client

"I was on a mini vacation and found these guys. Made me feel like I had been there before and excellent haircut. Thanks"

Wesley Harmon

Marion Client

"Honestly one of the best barber shops i’ve ever experienced. Ive been to a lot. My barber for about 8 months was Ethan. He took my mullet from trash to amazing. Atmosphere is awesome, other barbers are super chill folks, music is always fire and over all it’s just a really good experience. Your hair is taken care of, the barbers make you feel welcomed and comfortable."

Eligh Cade

Herrin Client

"I've only had 1 haircut during the whole pandemic so I was in desperate need of a refresh. Emily got me all the way together! She listened to exactly what I said I wanted, and then I trusted her judgment for the finishing touches. I felt like a whole new woman walking out. Highly recommend!"

Tiffany Smith

Herrin Client

"I love this place! I went in for the first time because I was wanting to try something different and Evan took my example of what I wanted and made it even better. Loving the haircut and the atmosphere that The Avenue Barber Shop and Salon provides!"

Hunter Franklin

Herrin Client

"I booked Olivia for my hair and Cheyenne for my Wedding makeup last weekend. The team was amazing and I loved my hair and makeup. I had so many compliments and it stayed undisturbed through tears, dancing, shots, etc all night! I looked as good at 12 as I did as 5. I was planning the wedding from out of town and they were very flexible when trying to schedule my trial. I even stopped by the shop to clean up my brows a few days before the wedding and the wax was well done with a nice shape. I wish I would have known about the Avenue sooner. I will probably time my haircuts for when I'll be in town in the future! Olivia and Cheyenne were also just fun people to talk to which helped keep the day fun!"

Sarah Daly

Herrin Client

"Nice atmosphere. Friendly people"

Charla Schaubert-gerardi

Herrin Client

"Absolutely wonderful experience!"

Kasi Bastien

Herrin Client