How To Pick a Blow Dryer: 5 Dallas Stylists Weigh In

CALVIN MAHONE at Drybar Weapon of choice: Buttercup Why he loves it: “In the hair industry, there are many options when it comes to choosing the perfect hairdryer. I always tell my clients to opt for a nano ionic dryer. Nano ionic dryers use negative ions to neutralize static-causing positive ions, yielding less frizz while restoring moisture to the […]

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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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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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