About Us

Alvaro Biscarini: Founder and Owner

Alvaro Biscarini has an outstanding 47 years of experience as a hair stylist. He opened Alvaro & Amici in Perugia, Italy in 1957. Then immigrated to South Africa started off in Cape Town and worked his way to the Vaal Triangle where he established the second salon, Alvaro & Amici.

He recognises the uniqueness of each client; the necessity of assessing their needs and the importance of creating a unique look for each woman.

Alvaro has given careful attention and skilled service to literally thousands of woman all across Italy and SA. He creates a unique look for her rather than going “by the book”. Add to this exceptional experience and service, his charm, engaging personality and pride in his staff and salon and you have a truly remarkable beauty specialist.


When you walk into Alvaro & Amici Hair Salon, you enter into a wonderful world.


European sophistication and home style charm provide a chic and soothing atmosphere. The salon is flooded with natural light. The handsome and very comfortable furniture throughout the salon is complimented with massage chairs at the wash basins. Once massaged and ready for the stylist you are invited to sit in our cozy corner and relax and sip a delicious cappuccino, wine or other delightful coffees, teas or juices.


Established in 1957 in the gracious Perugia community, Alvaro & Amici is a hallmark of Perugia, Italy. Then expanding to South Africa in the Vaal Triangle where Alvaro & Amici continue to strive.


This full service salon has 5 Qualified Stylysts, 2 assistants, 2 nail technicians and a receptionist.


Each highly trained and very friendly professional members of Alvaro’s team, Amici meaning friends, as the salon welcomes all, is committed completely to you. They listen closely to what you want and exceed all expectations.


  • Superb service

  • Highly trained and friendly

  • A beautiful and relaxing environment

  • Happy customers who look and feel their very best



Tel: (011) 794 5085


Our receptionist will advise you on the approximate time to allow for your visit; however we recommend you allow ample time, particularly for colour appointments.

For your convenience, we encourage you to make your next appointment at the end of each visit, as the most popular days/times are often unavailable.

Appointment requests can be emailed to us. Please note that emails are checked first thing in the morning and once again in the afternoon.

If your request is urgent, please call our reception team 011 794 5085. All styling and colouring appointments are re-confirmed 48 hours before by our receptionist.

To cancel, please give us at least 24 hours notice

Salon Information

Together. A passion for hair.

(011) 794 5085

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Visit us:

Northgate Shopping Centre
Shop 607, Phase 6,
Mr Price Centre


(016) 932 4263

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Visit us:

The Coloseum Centre,
corner Chopin Street and Delius,
S.W.5 proper

Salon Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm