Local salon Dear Clark Hair Studio, who we named as one of the city’s top ten salons in our March issue, has launched a haircare line to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Most places throw parties with cocktails, but not Dear Clark. Instead, owners Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark took on a new project and created a collection of apothecary-inspired haircare products for damaged hair. All Texas made, the set includes Resurrecting Wash and Rinse, Thickening Balm, Smoothing Elixir, and Finishing Salve. The earthy, herbal scented remedies include locally sourced ingredients, like rose of Jericho, sunflower seed oil, and aloe vera, and run from $22 to $24. Pick them up in the McKinney Avenue salon or on Dear Clark’s newly revamped website.
If you missed our segment on D: The Broadcast this morning, fear not. It’s right here:
Lisa is a doll, and I had such a great time visiting with the uber talented Songbird Society guys, co-owner Richard Hayler and lead stylist Henry Uldall. On the way out, we got to spend a little more time talking about trends, including the the endless possibilities with hair color, including summer shades of sorbet. I’m popping in as soon as possible to see if I can’t realize my dream of having a little lilac in my hair.
What is a bang bar, you ask? Don’t be a pervert–it’s one of these. Get a trim with expert bang maker or try out faux bangs. Brilliant. Now come to Dallas, please!
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 can count on these.
The Do Cut and Color
The tiny, industrial-chic space is full of personality, with vintage Chicago brick walls, repurposed concrete countertops, and bright pops of color, including cherry-red blow-dryers. read more…
The Osgood O’Neil beauty empire, established in 1998, simply never disappoints. Each of its three locations sports a modern yet earthy feel and a consistently talented team of stylists and colorists, to whom clients are fiercely loyal. read more…
cut, $55 to $100 (varies by stylist)
color, priced upon consultation
This one-stop-shop on McKinney, helmed by co-owners Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark, boasts a strong roster of stylists, colorists, and even a full-service med spa offering the seriously rejuvenating Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial, among other treatments. read more…
Hitting the salon should feel like a luxury, and it does at this Park Cities spot, where the chandeliers sparkle, the water served is infused with cucumber, shelves brim with the very best products, and solid treatments are offered a la carte. read more…
The Songbird Society
Manned by hair veterans Richard Hayler (formerly of Richard Hayler Colour Salon) and J.T. Osgood (formerly of Osgood O’Neil), The Songbird Society is well-known among the hair obsessed. (Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge is a fan.) read more…
Hair by Charlie
Charlie Price spent seven years in Manhattan doing hair for editorial shoots, and he returns twice a year to create Fashion Week runway looks for the likes of Billy Reid. But don’t let his bona fides give you the wrong impression. His soulful Design District salon is decidedly pretension free. read more…
The salon, always buzzing with blow-dryers and chitchat, is spacious, equipped with 20 stations to accommodate 40 stylists, each of whom is skilled at both cut and color, so there’s no need to book multiple appointments. read more…
In an airy cottage on a leafy Uptown street, hair savant Tanya Carpenter has created a buzzing salon with a knack for attracting top talent, including a cadre of French stylists chatting in their native tongue while they expertly snip your locks (adding a serious dose of chic to your regular trim). read more…
Owner Scott Witmer, a former Toni & Guy art director, has styled the famous heads of stars like Fergie, Nicole Richie, Adam Lambert, and, as of late, Molly Quinn from ABC’s Castle. But despite Witmer’s client list, the salon feels surprisingly down to earth. read more…
Muse the Salon
This 5-year-old hair spot on Henderson Avenue maintains a sophisticated setting, a laid-back vibe, and a talented team of stylists. Founded by hair gurus Cris Baadsgaard and Garrett (yes, just Garrett), Muse offers a variety of services using top-notch products (like Oribe) at surprisingly reasonable price points. read more…
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 and mimosas. Total girly bliss. Blowouts are only $35 (but $10 is recommended for gratuity), and add-ons are available, like hair masques and scalp massages.
Buy them at La Bichette.
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 the press release:
Capelli Salon in North Dallas is offering the Kate Middleton bang trim for FREE! The cut does not include hair trim, wash or blow dry – strictly cut bangs. To make an appointment, call 972.250.4565. Walk-ins welcome.
Should you decide to pamper yourself a little further–and you probably should if you’re already making the trip–enjoy 20 percent off all services throughout the rest of December.
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 you’re scheduling, you might as well peruse the other menu options which include everything from hair and lash extensions to makeup house calls. Choose your time slot wisely; you’ll want a little extra time post-blowout as the salon is nestled in a shopping center alongside Merge boutique and Pinkberry. A girly trifecta.
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 party season. For all this, stop by Accents in West Village on Thursday, between 5 pm and 9 pm, for their Holiday Sip, Shop and Style party. Grab a festive holiday cocktail, shop the store with a 25% off discount, receive style instructions on how to do the perfect braided or bun up do, and be entered to win a blow out from Lure Salon.
When: Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Margaux Anbouba is a ShopTalk Intern.
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 story, and admittedly, my best friend’s husband. You find pretty much anything you’re in the market for at Chad Rookstool, including cut, color, extensions, and blowouts, and according to owner Adam Grovenstein, two “very talented up-do artists.” Count us in.
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 blow dry bar is owned and operated by Marsha and Tammy Coleman, a mom and daughter duo, who have turned the space into a French-inspired beauty Utopia. You’ll want to come here for a blowout ($35), makeup application ($10-$50), or both. Have a seat in the pearl chairs and order a style off the menu. Perhaps, Yvette soft curls, Violette 40s starlet hair, a Milkmaid Braid headband braid, or any of the these menu offerings. Every detail here, from the complimentary pink champagne to letterpress gift cards, is très chic. They even created their own haircare elixirs (shampoo, conditioner, and serum) with safer ingredients, eco-friendly, refillable aluminum bottles, and of course, labels so sweet you’ll want to use them as decor.
Winning both editors’ choice and readers’ pick awards, this no-cuts-no-color salon offers our favorite blowouts in town for only $35 a pop. Grab a (free) cocktail, settle in your chair, choose from a menu of looks like The Cosmo with loose curls or Mai Tai beach-inspired waves, and enjoy your wash and style. The lucky winner of this giveaway will get six blowout certificates to redeem at any of the local locations.
Entere here. We will draw one winners at 5 pm.
Update: Sorry guys, this should have said one winner.
Just in time for fall event season, Drybar’s NorthPark Center location opens in early autumn. The beloved, $35 blow dry-only salon (which won both our Readers’ and Editors’ Choice awards in our Best of Big D issue) will serve blowouts, scalp massages, and cocktails. Stay tuned for exact opening date.
That’s Sarah Hepola’s question in the newest issue of D Magazine.
Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it.
FOR FRESH HAIR THAT CAN BEAT THE HEAT:
Sometimes it’s tempting to forgo the lengthy hair prep in the morning, especially when you know you’re going to be running around in the Texas heat. By midday, your perfectly coiffed hair often feels ruined from the oils your scalp produces naturally and from sweating. But skip the ponytail. This week, we spoke to expert stylist Ashley Puig from Orange Salon and Spa to find out how to keep hair looking fresh even when you’re out in the sun.
A friend is looking to grow out her gray locks with grace. Bye-bye, dye. Hello, sophisticated salt and pepper hair. We’re on the hunt for a Dallas hair expert that understands the process of going gray in style and we’re taking suggestions. Know of anyone? Leave it in the comments section. We’ll report back with our findings.