How I Went From Brunette to Blonde: An Editor’s Diary

The first few months of 2014 have taught me an important lesson: never say never. Because one day, you’re going to wake up, look in the mirror, and decide you want to transform your dark tresses to blonde. At least I did, which was something I always swore I’d never do.

My infatuation with blonde hair started at the Beyoncé concert last July, and came to full fruition last Thursday at Blanc Salon. But it wasn’t an easy process—it took four months, three dyeing sessions, two salons, and a whole lot of chemicals, but I’m finally at a color I love. Here’s how I got there.

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Are You in Dire Need of Haircare Products? And Do You Have Extra Shower Space?

If you answered yes to both, read on. I have a drawer spilling over with haircare products right now, and I only have one head to experiment upon. Therefore, I’m unloading by sending a basket-full of goods to one reader. I’ve got two sets of shampoo (because, eventually, you’ll run out), conditioner, repair mask, volumizer, UV […]

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The Top 10 Salons in Dallas

In the March issue of D Magazine, you’ll find a wealth of beauty 411, including our editors’ picks for the best ten salons in town. This highly edited list excludes plenty of savvy salons that we simply didn’t have the space to list, but when you’re looking for a guaranteed good cut and color, you […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gift for Your Frazzled Friend

A free ticket aboard the pampering train is a sweet deal for any lady friend. I recommend a gift card to La Bichette. Not only will she walk away with a pretty new ‘do, she’ll spend the time in a Parisian-themed salon complete with crystal-encrusted mirrors, buckets of frilly, polka dot umbrellas, and complimentary champagne […]

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Get Princess Kate’s New Bangs for Free at Capelli Salon

There are some serious beauty steals available to you this month. Next week you can get a free makeover or blowout at the new Hair Bar. If it’s a forehead full of Kate Middleton inspired bangs you’re looking for, you can have that for free too. Capelli Salon is offering this stylish snip without cost. From […]

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The New Hair Bar Location Opens Next Week, and You Can Score a Free Blowout

The Hair Bar is opening doors to its newest location on Monday, December 17. And to reward you for giving them a try, they’re offering complimentary beauty treatments throughout the week. Book now for a slot between Monday, December 17 and Friday, December 21, and your blowout or makeup application is on the house. While […]

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Pencil This In: Holiday Party at Accents

Now that we here at ShopTalk have helped you find gifts for those those on your nice list and told you about our favorite holiday makeup looks, you’re almost ready for holiday party season. Next on your list? Picking up some inexpensive holiday threads for yourself and learning how to style your hair for said […]

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Have a Seat at Chad Rookstool’s New Victory Park Salon

A couple sad things have happened in Victory Park. A few amazing things have happened in Victory Park. Like Chad Rookstool and partners opening his namesake salon. The new space, equipped with classic-meets-contemporary stations, boasts not only Chad’s 17 years of experience, but a team of talented stylists, including Jason Hull, the star of this […]

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Meet La Bichette, The Newest, Chicest (and Most Adorably French) Blow Dry Bar in Dallas

I fell in love on Friday. I don’t know whether it was the Parisian decor (like the stand full of pretty polka dot umbrellas and a jar of pastel taffy), my hair full of soft, sex kitten-y curls, or the gorgeous wood-framed mirrors with Swarovski “druzy,” but La Bichette salon has stolen my heart. The new […]

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